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Monterey Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is great to stay at the Monterey Beach Hotel because it is right on the beach, the staff is sooo helpful and friendly, and it is a good value for what you get. The restaurant is on site--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--tapas and entrees. Really good food and nice selection of wines. The restaurant has already been remodeled, and the... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Elaine for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to know which areas we are excelling. We hope you will be back to visit us again. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing! Spent the weekend on the balcony or in the room watching whales migrate through the wall sized window! Although a little dated, the price is very fair. The view cannot be beat! My husband and I have stayed at some of the 5 star beach hotels in Monterey and much prefer this one for location, room... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We truly appreciate your feedback and are glad you had a great stay with us. We will be undergoing renovations soon, so we hope you have a chance to visit us again to experience those. We thank also for sharing your concerns regarding areas in which we can improve, as that is something we always want... More 

Windsor, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the weekend at the Monterey Beach Resort for several reasons. It is a few minutes from downtown Monterey and Cannery Row, and situated right on the beach. Also, they allowed dogs. There is a restaurant on sight which is very convenient. We had an ocean view and loved hearing the sound of the surf at night. The hotel... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Nerina for being a guest of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed a stay with us by the beach and we look forward to your next visit. We appreciate your feedback. Come see us again soon! More 

Elk Grove, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel sits right on the beach! from the minute you step into the lobby the view hits you. there are several seating areas one of which is next to a beautiful fire place and they all face the windows with a beautiful view of the ocean. The hotel is very old and the furniture is dated but the staff... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Willie, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear our staff could help make your stay a pleasant one and the ocean helped lull you to sleep. Our property will be undergoing renovations soon so hopefully you will return for another visit to see what changes we have in store. Thank you for your feedback and... More 

Northern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's get one thing out of the way. You're probably staying here due to its proximity to the beach and the price. If you are looking for luxury then you should look elsewhere. Other beach front hotels probably have nicer rooms but are way more expensive, have a two night minimum, etc. But for us the location along with a... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay by the beach. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed our proximity to the ocean and other area attractions. Our property will be undergoing renovations soon with some fresh updates planned. We hope you will be back to visit again soon. More 

Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved this place through a Groupon deal - so was very satisfied with the price considering the location. Hotel is right on the beach. Restaurant was good and reasonable priced for the area and all seats had Oceanfront viewing. Enjoyed the mini bar in the evening where you could sit on a couch and overlook the Ocean while staying... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bobbi, we are happy to hear you were able to secure an opportunity to stay with us by the beach. We are pleased you had such a great visit and hope you have the chance to visit again. We thank you for taking a moment to leave us your feedback. We welcome you back anytime your travels bring you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shabby, dark, smallish rooms complete with terrible stink of the cleaning agent, low ceiling and old, ugly furniture. The only thing nice in this otherwise run-down establishment is the oceanfront view (which is replaced by a parking lot view in the other side). Avoid if possible at all. This property is beyond repair.

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a stay by the beach. We always strive to provide guests a comfortable and clean stay, but do agree there are some updates we can make. That is why we are scheduling renovations for our property in the coming months. We appreciate you sharing your concerns with us. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great surprise. The location, although not in the downtown area, is very convenient. The beach is beautiful, the hotel lobby was bustling with guests watching the sunrise, sunset and football. The pool was well situated, recessed from the cool California breezes yet open for its warm sunshine. The rooms were tight, especially the bathrooms. But everything was clean... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for your beach stay in Monterey. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel and the amenities we have to offer our guests. It doesn't get much better than bonfires on the beach. We hope you have a chance to visit us again next time your travel plans bring you to Monterey. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have oceanfront 2 queens room. The room is not more than standard motel 6 with oceanfront view. The happy hours does not any beer on tap. Bottles offers are cheap beer (Bud/Corona). I would think they could have at least stock local brewery - Cannery Brewery! The maid service is excellence when I didn't have bottle opener. She offered... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being a guest of our hotel and for taking a moment to leave your feedback. We like to think of a stay directly on the beach as an invaluable experience and are happy you could join us. We appreciate your compliments to our staff and will keep in mind the concerns you've shared in your review. More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a throwback to My days at Fort Ord, CA, which has since closed. The California State University Monterey Bay: http://csumb.edu/, now dominates the old fort. Which for many of Us Veterans is an acceptable exchange, from training for War, to training for the anew World. The resort sits right on the beach. The same beach many of Us... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

It's rare we get to hear such insight about the area and what encourages our guests to visit. We certainly appreciate you sharing your experience with us. It sounds like you and your wife had a fantastic time and we hope you will be back to visit us again. Thank you for being a guest of our hotel. More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Beach Resort

Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
Monterey Best Western
Best Western Monterey Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
#15 Business Hotel in Monterey

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