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Old Monterey Inn

500 Martin St., Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #1 of 12 Monterey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ardelle Chino, CA
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Chino, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Old Monterey Inn for our second honeymoon trip to Monterey. We were very pleased with our choice. The innkeepers were more than attentive, the room (Garden Cottage) was private and inviting, the grounds were beautiful, and the location was a 10-20 minute walk to great restaurants and the wharf. For those interested in the second "B" of... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first stumbled upon this place, I was a little taken aback by the natural beauty of it as described on their website, but after arriving I was humbled by the mere sight of the Inn. I just couldn’t believe how delightfully charming it was. With an entrance encased with Ivy and a secret garden on the side, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always looking for a pleasant and "non-corporate" break from the usual Marriott routine. I was working in Monterey County for three weeks in November 2014, and, being somewhat familiar with the area, contacted the Old Monterey Inn regarding last-minute reservations. I ended up there for several days solo, followed the next week by another stay with my wife.... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Old Monterey Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast steeped in California and Monterey’s history. We arrived around 3:30pm and were greeted with a nice wine and cheese assortment in the main living room. We were showed around the house, dining room and the grounds – all lovely and warm. We stayed in the “Library” room – nicely decorated... More 

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IIInkeeper, Owner at Old Monterey Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are very pleased you liked the library room and the luxury amenities as the Library Room is one of my favorite rooms. You must be an early riser as fresh coffee is out around 7 am each morning and we do provide a choice of real mugs along with... More 

Granite Bay, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A charming bed and breakfast,the Inn keepers are so helpful with any dinner reservations you might want,also with any directions you might need ,they print them out on a little card for you . The happy hour from 4 to 6 is great,wine cheese crackers nuts olives and cookies ..... Breakfast is serviced in the main dinning room or you... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed here as part of our mini-moon in the greater Bay Area. We got in a bit late but the guest-innkeeper was still up and managed to check us in. We stayed in the Rookery which was cozy and had a nice view out the window. The Inn itself is historic,and claims to be the original... More 

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Irvine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A classic B&B with beautiful facilities and grounds; with high prices; a postage stamp size room with an oversize bed in a converted garage; classic antique furnishings that are no more comfortable than your grandmother’s living room with about as much privacy. An excellent hostess who offered some personal charm in an otherwise stiff atmosphere. Driveway that desperately needs resurfacing.... More 

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IIInkeeper, Owner at Old Monterey Inn, responded to this review

As the owner of the Old Monterey Inn, I am always seeking for ways to improve our service, our grounds, and facilities. Our whole team very much appreciates the time you have taken to submit a review. The room that you stayed in is a bit more than a ‘postage stamp’ measuring 250 square feet in size and is furnished... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights as part of our California road trip. A lot of care has gone into this establishment but with hindsight it didn't suit our needs. pluses: - it is a beautiful building in an English Stately Home style, the rose garden is very nice if you have time, the reception room where evening wine is served... More 

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IIInkeeper, Owner at Old Monterey Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Old Monterey Inn. We are thrilled to hear you loved our gardens, our complimentary wine and cheese hour as well as our bountiful breakfasts. Our rooms do indeed have their own fireplaces, lending to the very romantic nature of our stately English Inn on the Monterey Coast. We also appreciate your... More 

Menlo Park, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a wonderful B&B with lots of charm, comfort and quiet. We enjoyed it so much the first time that we came back for our mini-moon this month. Breakfasts are delicious though I prefer the savory mornings to the sweet and the coffee is excellent. The gardens offer ample opportunity to relax on benches, at tables or on the... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Old Monterey Inn is a historic mansion once owned by a city mayor. The furnishings of the rooms are of high quality and consistent with the era. Extensive and well maintained gardens surround the home and give it a bucolic feel. All areas of the Inn are very clean. The Ashford Suite is spacious, nicely appointed and very quiet.... More 

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Address: 500 Martin St., Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
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