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571 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #5 of 13 Monterey B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to prices throughout the Monterey area, this inn's prices were significantly lower and very reasonable for the area. They easily could "milk" the area for higher prices but do not. Located just a block away from great shopping, views and restaurants they allowed us to enjoy our overnight stay without leaving feeling broke. The rooms and bathrooms were clean... More

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Tulare, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was a great place to stay to walk to the cannery row area & walking distance to aquarium. You can find great restaurants & shopping without having to drive. The hotel is nothing fancy but it was clean& nice staff. We went for New Years & the price was great for area.

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Northern California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Best price for the location! We have stayed here twice this year and the first time was a last minute stay. There was a bucket under the leaky sink in bathroom and bathroom window did not close. Our second stay was pretty bad unfortunately because the hotel location and staff was wonderful. Our second stay we found ants all around... More

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Sparks, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Have been staying at the Otter Inn for our anniversary and other getaways for the last 3 years and found this to be a gem. Close to everything without having to drive. Easy walking to Cannery Row and the many great places to eat or just sit and enjoy the sights and beauty.

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Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Otter Inn is located just a brief walk from Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. As this area is a tourist destination, the hotel provided the up most convenience to our must-see list of attractions. The building itself is slightly dated and the paint has endured several sea salt breezes making the exterior to appear a faded color,... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stopped in front to discuss accommodation when I noticed the Otter Inn. Gabriel, who was running the place at the time provided a great rate and great service so we ended up staying an extra night. Good service, secure parking and sensible rates.

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Nevada
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed one night at the Otter Inn. Bed was very comfortable, new mattress. Room was clean, property overall could use a good sweeping and scrubbing! Others have mentioned no A/C and that is a problem for me. There are squawking birds and sea lions that make it noisy near the sea. An a/c unit would allow me to close the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here this past Labor Day weekend. We selected this hotel because it's centrally located to Cannery Row and the ocean. We called the front desk clerk because we were arriving late and were worried that it being Labor Day our room would be given away. The desk clerk said it wasn't a problem and we... More

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Central Coast of CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Yes, this is a basic hotel, but certainly above a Motel 6 style. The location is great and why I booked this property. It is close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Canary Row and has a free of charge Monterey shuttle close to the hotel that will take you to any of these, to Fisherman's Wharf, or downtown Monterey. A... More

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Fresno
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A basic hotel but the location (1 block from Cannery Road), covered parking(free) and a friendly staff. What more could you want? Arrived late in the day but because I had a reservation there were no issues, on a holiday weekend everywhere was sold out. When I checked in there was a steady stream of disappointed travelers. I grabbed my... More

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Also Known As:
Otter Hotel Monterey
Otter Hotel
Address: 571 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Monterey
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