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Villa Franca Inn

#13 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was the first of our road trip after leaving San Francisco and we were delighted they had a room remaining. Considering the location and the prices we paid in other motels for the remainder of our trip this was great value. Breakfast in the morning was standard motel cereal and muffins and very well presented, plenty of tea... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place itself was just what you would expect for the price, a fairly average motel. But Corey and Joy were extremely helpful. My son was apartment hunting and they made many, many suggestions over several days. They also got us a fan on a hotter-than-usual day, printed out our boarding passes, etc.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in June. The room was nice and clean and the location was quite good. The breakfast that you have to bring to your room was quite basic but enough for our needs (we are not used to the often very big breakfasts served in the US). We appreciated very much the nice staff who contributed to... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really can't say anything bad about this property. It's close to all sites with easy access. I was disappointed there wasn't in room coffee and I was brought a coffee maker. Cory, the host, was very pleasant and helpful. There wasn't any AC, the norm for beach cities, and a fan was provided to each room. Breakfast is minimal,... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small rooms but homely feel. Breakfast is very limited. But the whole feel of the place, hotel is quite nice. Good eating out options are available in nearby distances. Overall one night stay on our way to LA from SFO was nice and comfortable.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Villa Franca Inn is very suitable for a night. The rooms are clean, the service is friendly, and the location is convenient to all the hot tourists spots in Monterey, the price is fair as well. If you look around at some of the other hotels and motels in the area you will see that if they are not more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stayed here for one night and my trip to California was wonderful until staying at this place: smelly room, dirty carpet, uncomfortable bed, noisy street..... The breakfast barely has anything. We came with a group of four, and I was taking breakfast for my group. For FOUR people, I took two instant oatmeal, two cups of coffee, four super... More 

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gr8read, Public Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

The owners and current management at Villa Franca Inn take feedback from our customers very seriously, as it is our goal that all of our guests feel welcome, cared for, enjoy their stay with us, and leave feeling valued. We have a policy of responding immediately to any issues. We are actively investigating and addressing ALL the items of this... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped here for one night on our way up the coast. Great parking. Two large double beds in the room. Decor was old fashioned but clean. The staff were excellent . They told us the best places to go, gave us maps, nothing was too much trouble. Even told us the best time to use the laundrette. The buffet... More 

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Mariposa, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting Monterey to go whale watching. The gm was very friendly and accommodating. The bed was comfy and we slept very well. The room was clean and we enjoyed the ambiance of the fireplace. The breakfast was substantial for our needs.

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Leeds
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped here for one night on our road trip. It is well priced for Monterey and a great location - easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Friendly service. Breakfast was a bit simple - packet porridge and bread. A simple, clean place to rest your head but old fashioned decor and basic breakfast reduces the rating to three stars.

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