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Villa Franca Inn

#12 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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  • 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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Mariposa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 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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Washington, UT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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
184 helpful votes 184 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

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