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MorningStaRR Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1240 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Spyglass Inn Monterey)
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Ranked #50 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another quick overnight stay for us, late night check-in and early check-out. This property was average in all aspects. Staff was friendly, room were spacious but don't expect anything extraordinary. Breakfast was ok. Couldn't connect at all to their free WiFi! Need a car to get to most points of interest.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Our room was great. It had a microwave, coffee maker, tables and chairs, xfinity tv and fast internet. The bed was comfy and the room was super clean with plenty of hot shower. What more could we ask for? We would definitely recommend this place and wouldn't hesitate to come back again.

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Cathedral City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I booked a room at the MorningStaRR Inn on line for 3 nights. The pictures looked charming and I thought it would be nice. We arrived on a Thursday evening and checked in without looking at the room. What a mistake. This place is an absolute dump. As we got beyond the office, which should have been a red flag... More

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laguna, philippines
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221 reviews 221 reviews
36 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hotel is located near downtown Monterey. It is across the mall (macy's etc). A Vietnamese restaurant is located next door. Rooms are clean; showers in good working condition. Breakfast could be better. No elevator so difficult to carry heavy suitcases. Had I known Monterey was a nice town; I would have stayed longer to be able to explore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as a family for 2 nights at the end of August. Yes the rooms are basic with no frills but they were very clean. Having read other reviews I was scared to look at the state of the bed linen and towels. I needn't have worried. The free breakfast was a bonus. You had to collect your... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here while on a trip north up the coast. The hotel is easy to find and right by downtown monteray. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very kind. They offer a free breakfast which is always a plus. Nothing fancy but definitely would recommend and stay there again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

mattress uncomfortable. door chain lock broken. poor cleaning. no bathroom ventilation. undersized bath towels. No pool or spa. continental breakfast bad. Housekeeping did a poor job cleaning. The bathroom lacked ventilation. The bath towels were undersize. No pool or spa. The toilet wouldn't flush properly. Not worth $360 for 2 nights.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and quite honestly, it was terribly horrific. So bad that I could not rest. I have never in my life ever had to deal with such a run down DIRTY room. I could go on and on.. To start, the room stank really bad of febreeze and something they were obviously trying to cover... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Good "value" for an otherwise outrageously expensive town. Clean rooms, friendly service, and free breakfast in the tiny closet sized lobby in the morning. Rooms are very well worn - like from the 70s, but with a new paint job...

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Houston, Texas
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56 hotel reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Originally booked 3 nights at another hotel which turned out to be horrible. Booked here immediately after and was so relieved at the result. Front desk was so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good with changing options including muffins, pastries, toast, cereals, fruits, yogurts, granola bars, juices and coffee. Location is great, within walking distance to an upscale shopping center... More

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Address: 1240 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Spyglass Inn Monterey)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MorningStaRR Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
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