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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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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming to this hotel for 10+years, and love the place. We even send our kids to celebrate anniversaries. This trip, however. Revealed some changes at the hotel, such as a 25 dollar per nite resort fee, no more complimentary coffee in the lobby, and tired rooms. The wonderful place needs TLC and guests Could enjoy a few... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful and clean in an unbelievably gorgeous spot! Try and get an ocean view room - you won't be disappointed! The staff is wonderful, as well. I love that there is always a new flavour of fruit infused water at the check in desk every day too! Yum! The hotels restaurant is very nice. It's also very... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Manager went out of his way to make our stay work out well. The remodeled rooms are excellent! So much to do in Monterey, it's nice to be able to start on the beach!! Parking is easy. Many good places to eat in Monterey.

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

Thanks for the acclaim of our services, setting and amenities. We're thrilled to have made your Monterey experience such an enjoyable one and hope to host you again for many memorable returns! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here, nice room, good restaurant on site, had a bit of an issue with housekeeping but they waived the resort fee as a result. We spent a few hours at the pool which was good. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. If staying in Monterey again would return.

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

We appreciate your understanding and are pleased that our guest services set the tone for a memorable stay; thanks for sharing! We look forward to welcoming you back in return travels to Monterey! More 

Avalon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

William the manager was the best! He help me and my family enjoy was of the best weekends in a long time. the hotel staff was very friendly. rooms were clean. you can make fires on the beach which the hotel provides the wood for a small fee. very quiet and clean. Best of all it was a great priced... More 

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

Thanks for such kind words of our guests services. We're delighted to hear the impression our team had on your stay and look forward to passing the feedback along. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back the next time you're in Monterey, and we encourage you to reach out if there's anything more we can do to enhance... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in August on a PCH1 road trip from San Francisco to LA. There are other choices and this place was not the cheapest nor newest but it does offer what most don't have in this area at the price point it offers--Terrific Views of the Pacific and Monterey in the distance. I think it has changed... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback and are thankful to have shared our slice of the California coast with you! There's always something wondrous to see from our shores, and we're excited your experience was without exception. We'll immediately share your concern with our housekeeping team to make quick correction, and we thank you for bringing the oversight to our attention. Safe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, first impression of Unscripted is OLD & you'd be right.. Rooms are neat, bed is amazing ( room 367 ) is the pic NO it doesn't have ocean views but it's super quiet for a great nights sleep.. Dining was 10/10 ( dinner & dessert ) superb, with an amazing sunset..As you know to book accommodation is the unknown,... More 

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

We love hearing from our guests and are especially happy to have made this visit an inviting and enjoyable one for you, Teresa. We look forward to welcoming you back and to sharing some of the exciting changes still to come! More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing property!!! We had only planned to stay one night as we were camping all along the coast from San Diego and thought it would be a nice break. We Had such an awesome experience we decided to stay a second night. The property is going through renovation and you wouldn't even know it!! Highly recommend the ocean view room,... More 

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

Thanks for the well wishes and for the added night in our company. It was an absolute pleasure to have welcomed you, and we hope the remainder of your stops were equally as memorable! More 

Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent trip to Monterey we chose this hotel after getting a great rate on Groupon. The room was average and clean. What we liked the most about this hotel was the amazing ocean front location. This is a great location to use as a starting point to explore Big Sur. I recommend opening a good bottle of wine... More 

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

We're delighted to hear our waterfront location set the stage for this visit; between the sunset and marine life, there's something for everyone, and we're humbled to share it all with you! Please don't hesitate to connect in return travels if there's anything more we can do to further enhance your Unscripted experience. It's always a pleasure to further extend... More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No signs to tell us this is no longer best western brand, very confusing. Rooms not ready on arrival even though it was 4.30pm. Went to beach and came back to huge queue at reception. In end, excused myself and pushed in to try and get room keys. Rooms fine, very small bathrooms. Rooms not cleaned when we came back... More 

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

We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies for these service gaps associated with your visit; the feedback is important to hear, and we'll certainly follow-up on this end to ensure return visits meet our more efficient and streamlined standards. We'd welcome the chance to speak with you more in advance of return travels and to ensure each is a flawless... More 

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