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Villa Franca Inn

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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I selected this gem after seeing the reviews and we were thrilled. We even stayed an extra night. It us a motel but with a b&b feel. The rooms were well furnished with a mix of new and old. The beds were comfy and everything was spotlessly clean. Nowhere in Monterey has a/c so we left our windows open for... More 

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

What a lovely way of expressing what we are all about here at Villa Franca Inn! I've tried to figure out the difference between a motel, inn, and a bed & breakfast. At first glance, it seems obvious. it's different levels of services implied. Our rooms still lean a bit to the motel side, though we have upgraded our bedding,... More 

NC Smokies
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The first thing travelers need to know is that no one has air conditioning in Monterey, so you can't close out noise in your rooms. Villa Franca is convenient to everything and the only reason my husband and I cut short our vacation here was that we did not realize how BUSY ( and loud) Monterey is...ESP to people from... More 

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

It was a real pleasure meeting and visiting with you folks...yes, Monterey can be a very busy place..with the ocean, beaches, mild weather in summer, casual atmosphere and easy access to much bigger cities..we have alot of activity going on, especially in summer and early fall. I advise folks to come prepared..bring your favorite earplus (we offer free ones also),... More 

München
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Cute little motel on highway one. The friendly innkeeper made us feel welcome right away. Close to the main attractions in Monterey, comfortable rooms and a surprisingly good breakfast with homemeade muffins and oatmeal.

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

Thanks for the good remarks...yes, we are handy to highway 1, downtown Monterey and all the neat things to do in our little town. We have a surprising amount of special events in Monterey and it's best to book ahead and/or check our local events during the time of your stay with us...availability is based often on those events..I'm glad... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We booked online in the morning for the evening and were lucky to land a last minute cancellation. We got the biggest room (7) with 2 queen beds. The beds and bedding are lovely and comfy. Great breakfast of homemade muffins and jam with toast, boiled eggs, fruit... A great stop within private parking and walking distance of the seafront.

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

Thank you for your lovely stay with us! We are still in the process of adding a few touches to the room, but we always strive to have nice, clean rooms with good quality bedding plus microwaves and refrigerators in each room. We have personal coffee makers available on request also. Your right, #7 is a larger room, with a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

From the moment you arrive, the friendly staff are very happy to help....the room was clean and had all you need...breakfast was very good (muffins and oatmeal get a big thumbs up) and they even recycle !

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

Thank you! You noticed...and you were willing to take the time and effort to report what you experienced here at Villa Franca Inn! Yes, part of caring for this lovely piece of paradise we live in (and many visit) is to be responsible recyclers...When I'm baking the muffins in the morning or checking on something we still need to upgrade... 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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