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Monterey Surf Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #39 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't expect 4 star accommodations from a 3 star motel, but honestly, this little Inn comes close. Clean and recently remodeled, very comfortable and priced for the budget minded traveler. The rooms are small, so don't expect to fit more than 2 people, so I wouldn't recommend this for an extended stay. The coffee is great, and the management... More

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Older property thats had a make over. But most of Monterey seemed to have had the same treatment. Room was clean and tidy. Comfortable bed and fine for a night. Walls are a bit thin but often the case with a motel or inn. Slept fine once the neighbours went to bed and the television went off. Did find it... More

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32 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were late and we didn't book in advance. So it was the last possibility for us to stay. It was also our first night in a motel in California and we were very glad to discover that it was a quiet place to stay and also very clean. The concierge told us that it was recently renovated. You can... More

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Cameron Park, California
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean rooms, comfortable beds. They have hardwood flooring in the rooms that make it much cleaner. This is an old motel that has been fixed up. for the price, I would stay again! There is no coffee in the rooms, but the have some in the lobby in the am.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid $100 for one night at at this motel and this was least expensive that I could find as everything else was sold out. Motel has lovely grounds, nice pool, owners are super friendly and accommodating and property is well taken care of. Our room had 2 beds, fridge and microwave, it was nicely decorated and clean. It's right... More

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Reno, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid a little more because it was the holiday weekend, but it looks like the rates are a great deal for off peak times. And as others have reviewed, you will be pleasantly surprised with what you get for the money. Our room was small which was a king without the in room spa tub. Those rooms may be... More

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Porters Lake, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The rooms are very clean, updated, and provide all the essentials and even some non-essentials, i.e. refrigerator, microwave and hair dryer. We had booked through Orbitz and had selected a room with 2 double beds, we neglected to check our confirmation which did say King. When we saw the room had a king and there were 3 of us in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I booked a reservation through booking.com and called an hour before the check in to find out if they possibly had a room available already so I could drop off my stuff and head to big sur for the rest of the day. The "owner" as he said he was and don't believe that can be true was beyond rude... More

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30 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good location situated just off Route 1 on way into Monterey - about 5 minutes from the Bay area.. The room was clean and modern with fridge, coffee making facilities and microwave. Big flat screen TV and the bed was very comfortable. Water pressure a bit low at the hand basin. We were charged twice which we noticed when we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the worst hotel I have seen. The service was terrible. First of all there was never anyone at the front desk until we rang the bell. Secondly we were over-charged by their mistake even though they had the correct record of our reservation. The person was either totally absent-minded or trying to trick us. Thirdly the refrigerator in... More

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Address: 1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Surf Inn 2*
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