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Unscripted Monterey Bay

#38 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
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2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Monterey Beach Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our annual stay at this property, but the first time under its latest ownership (and under the new "Unscripted Monterey Bay" name). Been coming here for well over 20 years and it rarely surprises me but it did this time. We were in one of the RENOVATED oceanside rooms and, Boy!, was it different! We actually felt a... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The unscripted hotel is currently rated as a 3.5 star hotel and for an overnight trip, we figured it would be just fine. Upon arrival we were not only blown away by the ease of finding it, it is literally right off the freeway, impossible to miss but by the expansive ocean view! The lobby is by far the highlight... More 

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Fremont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a pleasant surprise! Was down there for a graduation at CSUMB and booked this hotel on another website. Amazing view and dinner was fantastic!!! Apparently the oceanfront rooms were recently upgraded. We did not have one of these rooms but it didn't matter. The shower was one of those where you cant turn it on without getting wet. No... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for reaching out with such enthusiastic words of your Unscripted experience. From the innovative flavors of our Café Beach Restaurant, to our unrivaled views and dedicated hospitality, we work hard to make every experience a memorable one, and we're thrilled to have accomplished this so successfully for you. Please be sure to reach out again the... More 

Seattle
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When it was a Best Western, it was old and tired, but great view. A new group bought it and it is now part of Hampshire Debut Hotel Group. They updated the hotel and rooms since 2014-15 but the rooms are the SAME small size. We have rented two ocean front rooms there for the past 7 years for an... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the location right off the beach was just amazing. The room price per night was about what I'd expect to pay for the area. Although it would have been nice to have had a view of the ocean from our room, it wasn't worth it to us personally to pay the extra upgrade cost. I didn't expect to... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for the opportunity to have shared our site and services with your family, William. We're delighted to hear that the visit was an enjoyable one and that, in spite of some blips, the team was able to assemble you such a relaxing escape. Our apologies for the over-sighted hair dryer replacement, though; we will ensure this is touched upon,... More 

Alameda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, but room is very small, bathroom door wouldn't close, and worst of all: they charged $20 for parking! This is NOT an urban location, it is a MOTEL. There is no other way to get here but by car; there's no public transportation nearby, and it's 2 miles from the center of town. When I spoke with the... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We appreciate the opportunity to have welcomed you and value the feedback, Jennifer. We strive to provide our guests with an incomparable, waterfront experience in Monterey, and take pride in our competitive, transparent price structures. We will certainly share your concerns with our team to ensure these are clearly and consistently communicated when booked through our property directly. Thank you... More 

Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is right on the beautiful Monterey Bay, and if you can afford the extra money for a seaside room it will be well worth the money. You can even have a fire on the beach! The help is very professnal, polite and helpful. Our housekeeper was a lady named Sophia, and she was very helpful giving us advice... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We'r excited to have welcomed you, Timothy, and we're especially happy to hear that the warm services of our team and scenic waterfront setting set the stage for a memorable visit to Monterey. It's always a pleasure to flex our signature hospitality in anyway that we can—less creepy artwork included—and we hope that you'll reach out with this and anything... More 

Modesto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been here before(few years ago) with our kids and had a great time. We stayed in a 2 Queen Size bed Ocean View. So worth the view. We didn't have to drive anywhere, cause everything is right there. The ocean, beach, view, pool, hot tub, gym etc. We played on the beach all day and... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for being our loyal guests and congratulations to you both for the milestone! It's always exciting to be able to share in such special occasions alongside our guests, and we're thrilled that our services, amenities and comforts helped to make your special day even more memorable. We wish you our very best in the many years to come and... More 

Juneau, Alaska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved this hotel when it was still known as the Monterey Bay Resort and several months prior to the arrival date. I booked online and then followed up with a phone call to the hotel. This trip was a short but sweet getaway for three girlfriends, one of whom was celebrating her 60th birthday! We wanted a room that... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

While we're pleased to have had this opportunity to welcome you, we'd like to sincerely apologize for the missteps you've noted here, as these are entirely atypical of our more common attention to detail and warrant further follow-up on our end to prevent recurrence. We can appreciate the frustrations that these lent to your visit and, like Jennifer, we apologize.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came from France to Monterey not a long time ago. Been really afraid because it was my first time in the US. Despite all of that the manager there Dinesh perfectly understood my claims despite the language barrier. Everything was impressive, the room was really nice because I can see the ocean from it. I feel safe there while... More 

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Hotel M, Manager at Unscripted Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We're delighted for this chance to have welcomed you, Axel, and we're especially happy to hear that Dinesh's gracious hospitality rang through so resoundingly. It will be a pleasure to extend the kind words on your behalf and, whether for a relaxing dinner or for an overnight retreat, we hope that you'll stop in and visit us again soon! More 

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