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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
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Oceanside, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a large 4 story hotel. We stayed in room with 2 double beds on bottom floor facing ocean. I guess the rooms were recently remodeled. The doors were messed up and could only be opened by shoving your shoulder hard against them. Many people had dogs here so be ready to hear barking from your room in the... More 

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Burlington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old hotel with smallish rooms that have been spruced up. Our room faced the ocean, had a great view, but that is the good stuff. The air conditioning unit sounded like a freight train, and the WiFi didn't work in our room. Both issues brought up to staff, neither resolved during our 3 night stay. They did... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and taking the opportunity to share this feedback with us. While there are certainly growing pains with any renovation, we're sorry for any frustrations these caused to your stay, and we'll certainly address and correct the in-room concerns. We hope that you'll think of us again in return Monterey travels so we might shared the continued evolution... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First off I'm very picky! I read some of the reviews and was nervous. I took a chance and stayed in an oceanfront room second floor. Amazing, renovated, cool room and modern room! Had called before about the smores kit and they were sold out so I went and bought some firewood, marshmellows, chocolate and graham crackers- Made a bonfire... More 

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

We're excited to have welcomed you and your family, Michelle, and to have made this visit such an exceptional one. Our apologies for being sold out of s'mores kits this time around, though we're happy you were able to quickly problem-solve for an optimal, waterfront adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share, and our very best wishes until... More 

San Jose, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing like listening to the waves crash into the shoreline out your room door all through the morning & evening, Beach front rooms are renovated nice feel, a bit pricey although your beachfront & steps away from the beach, beautiful experience would defiantly come back for another stay. great place to take kids as well hotel lights up beach awesome!

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing such kind words of your Unscripted experience, James. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or family, we're pleased to offer guests a tailored, waterfront visit that's perfectly complemented by an array of onsite and area amenities. We look forward to your return and to helping assemble another memorable stay! More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really did not enjoy our room. The pictures of the rooms in the advertising were not the rooms offered to us. I don't like giving negative reviews, however, this hotel room was not ready for use. The room we got was room 118 and smelled like a wet basement. The walls had thick plaster wavy marks with fresh paint... More 

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

While we're pleased to hear you enjoyed our unrivaled setting, we're deeply sorry for those concerns with your respective room, and we apologize for the frustrations this lent to your stay, Jeffrey. We're always excited to speak with our guests, to make amends and corrections wherever possible, and we hope that you'll extend us the courtesy of your outreach in... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I slept like a baby in our deluxe ocean view room. Leaving your room and walking directly onto the beach was really theraputic for a Midwesterner. It is as close to a " beach house" hotel as you will get. Expensive. People friendly. Clean. Minutes away from Monterey by car or walk by beach. Monterrey is the place to go... More 

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

We're delighted to have shared the relaxing comforts of our oceanfront accommodations with you and to hear the enjoyment these brought to your Monterey experience. We hope to welcome you back for many memorable returns and to further share the services and ambiance you've come to know of our Unscripted Hotel. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to reach... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are fine with gorgeous views and listening to the waves crash at night, this is the place for you. It's clean, newly painted, and adequate. However, if you've looked at their website are expecting service or amenities, find a different hotel! From start to finish the service was poor. The line to check in was unreasonable. Upon check-in,... More 

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

We're deeply sorry to hear of these concerns with your visit, Joyce, and we sincerely apologize for the frustrations. While we're indeed in the process of a significant remodel, this should in no way hamper the enjoyment of your experience, and we hope for the chance to welcome you back and to better showcase the high standards for which we... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to fall asleep with waves crashing to the shore, this is the place for you. Steps from the ocean and a sandy beach is what you will get at Unscripted. The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel has a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rooms are not large but are comfortable. Coffee and water... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing, Bill. There's no finer way to experience Monterey than with a stay on its shores and being lulled to sleep by the Pacific. We're excited to have shared this, along with our signature hospitality, and to have made your stay such a memorable one; it would be a great pleasure to welcome you back the... More 

Frimley Green, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed here for 2 nights this week and wanted to say how great the stay was. The rooms were modern, clean and had the best veiw of the sea from our window. Best sound of the sea crashing on the shore to help you relax. If you get a chance get a smores kit from reception and have... More 

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

We're delighted to have welcomed you and your family and to have made your Monterey experience such a memorable one. Whether you're exploring the shoreline, relaxing in our comforts, or building memories and s'mores on the beach, there's always something new to explore and enjoy in our company, and we hope to share many more Unscripted memories in return travels... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overnight stopover at Unscripted with my family on a road-trip from SF to LA was so much fun that we wished we could stay longer. The highlights were being right on a good beach, clam chowder followed by ice cream on the Monterey pier, breakfast at the hotel restaurant, and helpful staff.

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

Albeit brief, we're delighted to have shared this visit with you and your family and to hear your time spent with us was a highlight of your trip. Thanks for sharing so thoughtfully here. We hope your travels since parting have been equally as enjoyable, and we wish you our very best until we're able to welcome you back! More 

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