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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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Lodi, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the rooms were clean and big. The beds were extremely comfortable. I loved the flowers and plants it made the place a lot more friendly. Everyone was extremely nice and friendly. The owner was very helpful and funny. The breakfast was amazing with great scrambled eggs. I highly suggest the Villa Franca Inn!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was big and clean, the bed wasn't so comfortable. The motel owner is very nice and helpful. Overall very nice motel, value for money. Breakfast is a Buffett that you can to your room and it was better breakfast than most motels. Monterey itself is great and very lovely.

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miami
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to fully agree with the previous review. It was a clean room but the furniture, decor and carpet are very outdated. The room did have a fridge and microwave. The manager is very friendly and was very helpful trying to inform us of of things to do and where to go. Breakfast was set at the lobby, hard... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Motel itself was not bad but the style or furniture was a bit dated and worn out. The good thing was that it was relatively close to the city's centre. The breakfast was a bit cramp as you had to go into the very compact reception area to pick your breakfast then eat it at your room. But it... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late, did road 1 from LA. Very warm and personal welcome. Rooms were nice and location good. Everything needed was there, no complains from our very spoiled teenager daughters... Breakfast was minimal though and WiFi could have been better. All in all... good value/price.

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Haugesund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is only a 10 minute walk from the main street in Monterey. Our room was clean and spacious, and the owner was very friendly. Breakfast buffet was included, simple but good (eggs, bread, cerels, homemade muffins, great coffee, milk, juice).

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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