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Monterey Surf Inn

2.0 of 5
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1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
Monterey Surf Inn
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Ranked #30 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Good rates, clean room and surprisingly quiet considering on Munras. We enjoyed our one night stay here and would come again. Location was good for places to see; the staff helpflu if not overwhelmingly welcoming

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

Stayed here for a few nights when we were visiting the Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur area. The hotel is about a 5 minute drive from downtown Monterey. Too far to walk, but finding parking there was not a problem. The hotel was clean, offered breakfast, had nice rooms, and generally made for a relaxed and comfortable stay. There are... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

Nicely updated clean rooms with very comfortable beds. The website said all guestrooms are non-smoking, but there were a few rooms in one corner that were clearly smoking. There seemed to be a couple of loud families living in these rooms. You couldn't have your window open because of the constant stream of cigarette smoke and the yelling at the... More 

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Boynton Beach, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

When we arrived early, the staff were very accommodating. We got our room & all was well. Only stayed one night. Room was small/average but was well equipped. We found the walls to be thin when the neighbors arrived in their room, but quieted down quickly. No real complaints. Nice place.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

I had the pleasant experience of staying at the Surf Inn while working in Monterey,I do construction and it was nice to come back to a clean , very well built rooms with granite tile shower and floors, nice furniture and a flat screen tv, micro and fridge and coffe maker in my room , And in the A.M. a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Great customer service, Rooms are very clean, beds are comfortable, Location is perfect. I am a previous resident of Monterey, California and was looking for something affordable, and of course the most important was cleanliness and location. This Motel met my criteria. Checked out other Motels on this strip before I found "Monterey Surf Inn" but they did not meet... More 

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Bay Area, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Stayed for one night with family. Would consider staying again, but not jumping up and down with glee. Monterey is a bit pricey, so paying over $110 for a 2 star motel seemed excessive, but that's a decent deal for weekend in Monterey. Very simple room - fairly clean. The bathroom is tiny with only shower and sink is in... More 

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night, while visiting Monterey in September 2009. The room is clean and very nicely decorated, the bed is very big and has very good pillows, and it is very quiet. The breakfast is included and you have a larger choice than in other similar hotels,but unfortunatly, there are only 2 small tables... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I booked this place based on reviews on Trip Advisor and I have to say that I was not disappointed! The room was room was recently renovated and clean with new paint and granite (or marble) counter tops. (There was a little spider on my pillow, but we just sent put it outside, there were no more creepy crawlies in... More 

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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

We stayed here last year during Thanksgiving weekend. The price was great, location convenient, owners were very nice and accomodating. The coffee they serve at breakfast is wonderful, plenty of choices for a free Motel spread breakfast too. The rooms were very clean and comfy. Just perfect for a weekend getaway. We're planning on a return trip, no reason to... More 

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