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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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Pune, India
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good location, clean large room, good parking place. Excellent value for your money! We were on our way to LA from SF one night in Monterey and found this place as best option, we were not disappointed :-) A large playground for the children was nearby, as was the nice Main Street where we enjoyed a (low-budget and low-quality) dinner... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed one night because we decided to visit Aquarium. Beds are large and comfy, room clean and enough towels on bathroom. Good breakfast including fresh fruit, which has to be served in the room but we like the idea. Definetly a good option for Montery and Carmel area.

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Victoria, Texas
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I loved this place. It was immaculate, and we were within walking distance of the downtown Monterey area. The wharf was also within walking distance--maybe a little far for some. And, we were a short drive from Cannery Row. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. My overall rating would have been a 5 if there had been an... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed here about 2 weeks ago and it was a lovely hotel situated amongst a strip of similar motels. There is a great mall located just a 10 minute walk but to get to the wharf is a bit further so not ideal if you're not a fan of walking! Me and my partnered loved the walk however and... More 

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