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Monterey Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Stayed here on a Sunday night with friends visiting from out of town. We were going to check out Monterey and Carmel the next day. The hotel is right on the beach, but conveniently located close to the freeway giving easy access to Monterey Peninsula attractions. Check-in was a breeze. Genevieve was very nice and friendly. We had an oceanview... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your story! Please accept my apologies for the shower not working properly. I’m glad we were able to get it fixed, but wish it hadn’t interrupted your plans. I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner. We just introduced new menus and I will pass-on your compliments to the Chef! More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Be sure to get a room on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th floors if you want a real ocean view. I stayed in late February on my own. I booked a week in advance through hotels.com, requesting an ocean view, but not on the ground floor. Unfortunately, I was given a ground floor room next to the parking lot on... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on your visit to CA. I apologize about having to move rooms mid-stay, but I’m glad we were able to get you a room on a higher floor. We get lots of requests for the 1st floor because of the direct access to the beach, but I agree that the views are a little better on... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

Every time we stay here, we always get the best service, food at their cafe, and a beautiful view of the ocean at a reasonable price. We will never go anyplace else. Its the employees that make our stay worthwhile..

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! There’s no better compliment than a repeat guest! More 

North Salt Lake, Utah
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216 reviews 216 reviews
70 hotel reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This hotel actually is right on the beach with lovely views over the water and towards Monterey. I upgraded to an ocean side room as soon as I saw the resort. I was lucky there was one available. My room on the third floor was far from the lobby, quiet, and peaceful. I could hear the sounds of the ocean... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

You can’t get any closer to the ocean in Monterey! I’m glad you had such a nice time. See you next year! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This hotel was so peaceful and relaxing. Right on the beach it was very romantic and would make a lovely place for a couple. The restaurant looks over the ocean as to does the lobby where you can use their binoculars to spot seals or whales. I would highly recommend this hotel. The food is delicious.

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Thanks for the recommend! More 

Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My Aunt recently took me and my cousins to Monterey for my birthday, and we stayed the night here. It was very pleasant, because the hotel is literally on the beach. The rooms were nice, and so was the general atmosphere. The staff were friendly, and helpful. Good place to stay with a family, though if you are planning on... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! I’m glad we could be part of your celebration. If you are headed back our way and want to visit the Aquarium again check out our Aquarium Package. It gives you two-day passes for the price of a single-day pass and admission via the VIP door (shorter line). More 

Toronto
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This beachfront inn was a considerable surprise. Best Western properties are usually reliable and dull, but this well designed hotel was well above the usual. We had a beachfront room so could listen to the surf all night, but the well tended gardens on the landward side would have been equally pleasant, if different. The clerk checking us in told... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the hotel and our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012 via mobile

Great service, nice people, and a wonderful restaurant!! Watched sea otters and sea lions play in the surf as we ate in the cafe on the top floor! Would definitely stay here again!!!

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming your back. More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I just recently stayed at the hotel and I really can't say anything negative about it. I definitely recommend getting the ocean front room, as you have a great view of the ocean. There is a small fee to use the parking lot, but that is the norm in the area. There is a restaurant in the fourth floor, which... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

I’m glad we could be part of your West coast excursion and hope you all can visit again soon. Thanks! More 

Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We spent two nights at this "resort". Location is great, lodging is not. From the get go it was not a pleasant experience, the front staff was arrogant and condescending. This was on every experience with the front desk. The door to the room did not close properly unless slammed. Room had too much furniture for such a small area... More 

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Don D, General Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear gussohn, Please accept my apologies that your stay was less than perfect. We strive to provide great service and facilities, and as you can see from the many positive reviews preceding yours, we usually hit the mark. But in this case it seems that we have fallen short. Without knowing how you booked I can’t check to see why... More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Beach Resort

Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
Monterey Best Western
Best Western Monterey Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
#15 Business Hotel in Monterey

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