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Unscripted Monterey Bay

#37 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in May one week after the renovation of rooms. The rooms are on the beach, great re-do and perfect pricing. We loved the bar and spent time sitting watching the ocean from the Lobby bar area. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. Had a little issue with TV but they had someone to our room in... More 

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

Thanks for being a valued, returning guest and for taking the time to share such kind words of your Unscripted experience, Tricia. We're excited to hear that you enjoyed the product of recent renovations and that your stay was further enhanced via the fresh, local flavors of our Cafe Beach Restaurant. It's a pleasure to have you as a loyal... More 

Los Angeles
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am terribly disappointed. Some of the reviews for this hotel were quite good so I was surprised to find this shabby, dirty hotel with not very friendly staff. Compared to the value, the room rates are highway robbery. Do not stay here.

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

We're deeply sorry to hear of these shortcomings with your visit and would love the opportunity to speak more; we hope that you'll consider responding to our private outreach at your next available convenience. We appreciate your continued time and attention and value the opportunity to learn from our guests. More 

Seaside, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With the completed remodel and new name "unscripted Monterey," the rack rate for a room went through the roof; $400+. We were ready to say, "so long Best Western Beach Resort, we'll be staying at Embassy Suites or Holiday Inn nearby." We came across a Groupon rate for 4 nights at $236 per night, including taxes, but excluding the $20... More 

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

We're pleased to have welcomed you back and value the feedback. We'll certainly explore these suggestions as we work through the end details of our renovation and look forward to closing loose ends and to securing our guests the very finest accommodations on the Monterey waterfront. We look forward to your return and to further sharing the end result of... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at unscripted Monterey beech hotel for 1 night on honeymoon whilst touring the west coast of California. The hotel is right on the beech, perfect location. We had an ocean view room which has fantastic views of the beech. Garden view rooms looks poor as looks onto parking lot. The room looked liked it has been recently refurbished and... More 

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

Congratulations on your wedding, and thank you for sharing a slice of your honeymoon with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your room, it's scenic views, and the services of our property, though we'd like to apologize for those noted miscommunications and shortcomings with your dining experience. This is atypical of our more common refinement, and we'll certainly follow-up... More 

Pinole, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in what they called garden view, not much of a garden view at all just of the freeway for another $60 a night we were offered to upgrade to ocean view but decided to decline. The rooms are outdated but the resort is going thru a renovation. Looks like it use to be a best western from the... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and taking the opportunity to reach out. While we're sorry to hear some elements of your chosen room missed the mark, we thank you for your understanding of our continued renovation. We'll be complete in short time and look forward to sharing unrivaled amenities and offerings across all facets of the property. We'd love to welcome you... More 

Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I rented 2 rooms, one garden view/poolside and one oceanfront. Monterey is expensive to get waterfront rooms. These rooms are large enough (no roll aways though) and nice enough for a reasonable price. The rooms are not fancy, but clean and well kept with mini refrig and microwave. Miles of beach front, but it gets lots of usage as the... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your Unscripted experience with us and for the opportunity to have made it a memorable one for you and your family. We're pleased that you enjoyed both our waterfront and garden view suites and that the amenities and services of our property were enjoyable complements. We'd love to share future travels with you... More 

Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here on a Saturday and Sunday. I read so many reviews before I booked nothing came as a surprise. Yes! It is 20.00 to park. Yes, the restaurant on site is rather $$$ and servers tons of fish, it's on the ocean 😊 and if you are on ocean side rooms are remodeled if not they are not... More 

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

We're delighted for this chance to have welcome you and greatly value the thoughtfulness of your review! Whether you're looking for sweeping ocean views, a day on the shores, or the region's finest seafood selections, prepared specially for you, we're pleased to accommodate an array of interests and preferences, and we're pleased you found the bounty of our offerings so... More 

2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has a great location BUT the housekeeping needs serious sorting out. Owners, please check on the housekeeping process. Our rooms were not ready at 4 pm checkin time (which is quite late for a hotel). After the first night, the rooms had still not been cleaned at 3-45 pm. We had deliberately gone out of the room for... More 

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

We're pleased to have welcomed you and would like to apologize for any frustrations as a result of housekeeping delays. This is something we'll certainly explore to ensure the promptness and efficiency for which we're more commonly regarded is consistently on display, and we value your time in bringing this to our attention. We hope for the chance to showcase... More 

2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter, niece and myself stayed at this hotel mid June 2015. I had been there many times when my daughter was little, and the location can't be beat. However, the prices have nearly doubled (it cost 333$ for one night for one room with 2 double beds), which included a suprise $20 for parking. The front desk is grossly... More 

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

While we're pleased to have welcomed you, we're deeply sorry for the miscommunication regarding on-duty management and will certainly follow-up on this with team to prevent similar recurrence. We appreciate your time in bringing this to our attention. We deeply value guest feedback as it relates to rooms, and we understand unique preferences as they relate to views and in-room... More 

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

Great place to get away from the daily pressures of life. Beautiful! Relaxing! Nice and quiet! Close to main attractions, restaurants, and other surrounding towns. I will go back again soon! Lots of options - ride bikes, swim in the pool and/or ocean, walking to the beach, walking at the beach and other awesome activities.

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

We're thrilled to have welcomed and to have discovered a newfound fan in you, Maria! It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back and to set the stage for many memorable experiences onsite and within the region. Please be sure to reach out if there's anything we can do to lend even more enjoyment to your return! More 

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