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Villa Franca Inn

900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Washington, UT
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night. It is a cute little property, not too many rooms. Check in was great. Very friendly and she offered us information and maps. It's an older property but kept up very well. Would stay again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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210 reviews 210 reviews
31 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Room was clean, beds were comfortable and the staff were very friendly. The breakfast was surprisingly good - fresh fruit, homemade muffins, oatmeal etc. it was quiet, apart from the sound of traffic on the road, but it was easy to sleep. Price is fair too. As motels go, this one is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice little Hotel with parking space and wifi for free. Rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. The price is fair comparing the quality you get. You can easily walk to the city centre and even the ocean is only 1 mile away. Small good restaurants are nearby as well.

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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Villa Franca Inn. We strive to provide our guests with a quality experience . With our clean comfortable rooms and our tasty homemade breakfast we are known as a great value. We are glad you agree. More 

Marin County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Sharon Coble, the manager made our stay perfect. Valentines week end with out the important touch to the get away week end would have just made it and over night in a hotel. She had the cleanest rooms, professional service, love the muffins. It was like spending the weekend at Grandma's

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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Making sure that our guests have a pleasant stay is what it is all about here at the Villa Franca Inn. We are so happy we helped make your Valentines get away special. Come back and see us again! More 

Sacramento, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First, the manager is a lovely hostess. She made sure the breakfast was more wonderful than you could ever expect for a lobby, continental breakfast. She actually made pomegranate, chocolate chip muffins, and apparently makes some type of muffin each day. she also had quite a spread of goodies to go with the cereals and other bread items, including nice,... More 

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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at The Villa Franca Inn! So glad you liked the breakfast. We take pride in making a healthy, tasty breakfast for our guests to start their day. The muffins are a labor of love, and we get creative and try new recipes, too. The pomegranate chocolate chip muffin was a new... More 

Florianopolis, Brazil
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! At the Villa Franca Inn, our goal is to be your home away from home and we are glad we succeeded. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Monterey! More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

At the Villa Franca Inn, our guests are the number one priority! And given that premise, everything else follows… Providing a clean, comfortable room… the fireplace makes it cozy on a winter’s night. We have recently added tables to all the rooms, so now you can dine in or sit outside at one of our many tables. And of course... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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Lisa V, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

At the Villa Franca in, we strive to provide our quests with a pleasant and comfortable stay…like being with an old friend. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

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 

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