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Monterey Beach Resort

#33 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Monterey hotel has been one of our favorites for many years. My wife visited the first time as a child in the early '70's. We love The sound of the ocean waves in the ocean view rooms. IMHO, If you can't stay in an ocean view room, don't bother staying. The hotel is in the process of renovation. As... More 

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Seaside, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property is still under renovation, which looks to be a knockout reno. You are on the beach--the ocean facing side of the property has a seawall. The Cafe Beach restaurant has changed up the menu slightly. Not the best value, but if you spent a day walking the beach (that could easily mean 10 miles) and just want a... More 

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

Thanks for the visit and feedback, Doug and Sherri. We're happy to have welcomed you and pleased that you enjoyed some of the many exciting changes and updates to our property. Our team is committed to ensuring that each visit is a truly memorable one, and with our renovation winding down, we hope to welcome you back and to further... More 

McHenry, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family had a great time during out stay. Fire on the beach with s'mores with the kids was a hit! Rooms were clean. I think the staff was as friendly and helpful as can be. We have already decided next time this place is a must. We'd like to give a special shout out to D who checked us... More 

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

Thanks for such kind words of your visit. We take great pride in our team's commitment to excellence, and we're excited to hear their hospitality was such a standout of your stay. It will be a great pleasure to share the kind words on your behalf, and we look forward to welcoming you back and to helping build many more... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for five nights, including a couples' retreat and some time for ourselves. Didn't have a car. Enjoyed the time to be together and didn't miss touristy distractions. We had a kerfuffle over a room service breakfast. We were charged more than the in-room menu said. The restaurant mgr. said they had changed the prices, and charged us the... More 

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

We appreciate this opportunity to have welcomed you, Mary Ann, and deeply apologize for any frustrations caused by the miscommunication in menu updates. We have since resolved the concern and appreciate your understanding. We're pleased that the visit at large was an enjoyable and memorable one for your party, and we hope that you'll afford us the opportunity to welcome... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The primary reason to stay at this hotel is the location. You can't beat being right on the beach and with public park areas on either side and not any other buildings. They have a heated pool and hot tub and a pricey restaurant. The lobby is gorgeous and has relatively private seating areas as well as a fireplace and... More 

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

We apologize for the initial miscommunication regarding your reservation, and we're happy to hear the team was able to correct this to your satisfaction. With continued renovations across the property, we hope to welcome you back for a more seamless experience of optimal comforts that mirror the beauty of our setting. Thank you for choosing our resort and for your... More 

Bodega Bay, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel room was nice and clean and the view of the ocean was great. Glenn Gabriel was the one who checked us in and was very nice and great with all the questions we had about the surrounding area. The Rest of Hotel staff was nice and very helpful.

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

We're delighted to hear that our team was able to set the stage for such a memorable visit, and we're especially glad that this same hospitality resonated so strongly though your stay. We'll happily share the kind words on your behalf and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in Monterey. Best wishes until then! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights at this resort in transition, Wed. & Thurs. Our room on the 3rd floor had an ocean view which was spectacular- the ocean surf was relaxing and brought much comfort at a busy time for us. The restaurant is lovely, and has already undergone renovation, but now the remaining resort is scheduled for renovation. We... More 

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

Thanks for sharing the mid-week with us and for such kind words of your stay. We take great pride in affording our guests with a relaxing escape, and we're pleased to have accomplished this through those many amenities you were able to explore. As noted, we're continuing a significant renovation that will ensure a truly unrivaled return, and we hope... More 

Burlingame, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

been to many hotels in Monterey, but this one is the best, so close to the ocean, listening to the waves was so relaxing, I love the lobby with the big panoramic window overlooking the Monterey bay, staff was great and very helpful, going above and beyond. kudos to the maintenance person who helped my son with his video game... More 

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

It's a pleasure to have welcomed you and your family to our resort, Marvin. We're excited to hear the experience stood apart from those Monterey others and that our team's warm hospitality left such an impression on you. We're excited to welcome you back this summer and to share even more of the dedicated services you've come to expect of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came into town on some business and found this hotel through a friend. The services were very helpful during my stay. A man at the front desk by the name of Glenn even gave me a few local hot spots to enjoy, a nice hike location with great views, and informed me of the golf resorts I wasn't aware... More 

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

Whether for business or leisure, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences for our guests, and we're thrilled to hear your stay was without exception. Thanks for sharing, and our very best wishes until we're able to welcome you back! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very well taken care of and offered the best room and view. From our room you can hear the ocean waves and view dolphins swimming by. I was glad to see that they greet your pets with a welcome sign with their name and a water bowl with treats in the lobby. They offer bonfire kits for $25 and... More 

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

It's always a pleasure to be able to share in our guests special events, and we're happy to have made your birthday getaway an even more memorable one. Thanks for sharing this feedback so thoughtfully. We look forward to the chance of hosting you and your family again—4-legged included—and to sharing even more of the trusted hospitality and relaxing comforts... More 

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