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Villa Franca Inn

900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Florianopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We couldn't be happier with our choice. Mrs. sharon Coble is helpful, outgoing and friendly. She did everything to make us feel home and she succeeded. Simple hotel, clean, good sheets and towels, TV, Internet, microwave and fridge. Excelent choice. You won't regret!!! We will certainly come back!

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights while diving at Point Lobos, and could not have been happier. The room was recently reburbished and very clean and comfortable. Outdoor cafe tables and chairs are available, and a fireplace with a log and matches was waiting. The proprietress, Sharon, treats guests like family, including home cooked breakfast that included leftover Christmas ham,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice, simple motel with character. Earnest, warm ladies at the front desk. A bit worn yet comfortable, like a favorite slipper; it is a desirable alternative to the sterility offered by corporate venues. My only complaint: the noise from neighboring rooms is a distraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay on Christmas eve driving from Arizona to SF. I chose this place because the great reviews and the personal feedback from the manager, Sharon. You don't see that very often at all anymore... We stayed in room 5 and it was very clean, cute and cozy. The electric fireplace was awesome! The bed was quite... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Ha, ha...I have to chuckle at your remarks! That's the first time I'd made gingerbread pancakes...but wanted something special for Christmas morning..I ususally make cinnamon rolls, but wanted to try something new..It's a delight to share what we have been working so hard to accomplish here Villa Franca Inn with our guests...And we have so many lovely restaurants in our... More 

Annandale, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed for one night on the way from SF to San Diego. Our family of 4 stayed in one room. The room is cramped but for the very low price we could deal. The room has a fridge and microwave and comes with a continental breakfast. The area is super convenient to the aquarium, pebble beach and Carmel. We... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

I remember our visit that morning..it was a delight to meet you....thank you for your positive comments...come again someday!. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The best on site breakfast available with a yummy range. Wonderful staff. Highly recommend. Great value for money. Good location, quick walk Into downtown. Lovely little town to stay in on the coast. Aquarium in the town and a Real good atmosphere.

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review! Love how you summed us up in just a few phrases...We still are improviing...this morning the muffins were chocolate chip...yummy...come again some day! Sharon More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We only stayed here for two nights but the location is good and rooms are a good size and the host had even put wine and chocolates in my room as a welcome, despite a power cut for a couple of hours, the host managed to get a breakfast together which was ample for your start to the day, she... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Boy, that's a morning I won't forget! Woke up to part of our street in utter darkness and part well lit. My old days on the farm kicked into high geer and I was determined to give each of you a worry-free and special moring as I could accomplish. I made the muffin batter, ready to go in the oven... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I stayed at villafranca inn only one night but I really loved the place. The rooms were large and clean and the two ladies at the reception were extremely helpful and friendly. There was not a dedicated space for breakfast but once you'll eat one of their homemade muffins you won't be able to think about anything else except eating... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Your comment about possibly running out of muffin made me chuckle...It's pretty tricky, figuring out what kind to make each morning and how many to make..I like to serve fresh, warm muffins, and have only run out twice in a year and a half...So glad you enjoyed them and your time with us..Each week, we are making more improvements to... More 

Gardnerville, Nevada
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was awesome.The homemade muffins are yummy and fruit was fresh and tasty. The room was very clean. One draw back is the noise (earplugs a must) but it does quiet down later in the evening. Also the pillows were a little flat. It's not easy to find affordable lodging in Monterey.... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

It's so neat meeting lovely folks such as yourself! And thank you for your good comments...as for the pillows..we are constantly weeding out ones that might be a bit flat, but since we all have different preferences in pillows (some prefer flat ones), just let me know in advance or when you arrive and we'll try to accommodate you...We honestly... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We booked this as the El Dorado Inn but it had changed its name by the time we got there. What a lovely, spacious room. Equipped with fridge and microwave. Sharon was so welcoming and couldn't do enough to make our stay great! We were worried it might be a bit noisy as it is on a main road crossing,... More 

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Sharon C, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

I remeber your stay with us....you hit the nail on the head in your review...All it takes is a sincere caring for your guests, treating each as you would like to be treated...a consistantly clean room, listening to the inquiries and concerns seriously and addressing them as needed...and loving to have a tastey and wholesome breakfast and a fair price...simple...really...so... More 

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Address: 900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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