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Monterey Bay Inn

3.5 of 5 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family was traveling from Santa Barbara to Sacramento and decided to spend the night in Monterey to break up the drive. We found a good deal on Hotels.com and decided on The Monterey Bay Inn. We booked an ocean view room which had a nice side view of the bay and some of the hotel grounds. The view was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go to the Monterey Peninsula every February for husband's birthday. This quiet waterfront hotel was a great find, and will probably be our "go to" place from now on. The front desk staff were actually fabulous (Stacey) and very helpful. This hotel is unpretentious, but the rooms are really wonderful, and it is generally less expensive than the other... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has become a tradition for us to spend my January birthday every year in the Monterey/Carmel area because the weather is always so spectacular, it's such a short drive from our home in the San Francisco East Bay Area and there are less crowds. This year we decided to try something different and stay right on Cannery Row at... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monterey Bay Inn is a small but quaint property, which is obviously old, but adds to the charm. Rooms and property overall were clean with nice decor. The cold lemon water in the lobby was a refreshing treat, as were the fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon. Upon arrival we were greeted by "Stacey" who welcomed us like old friends coming... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Monterey. We stayed at other places in the past and they don't meet our stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. The whole staff is so nice and helpful. The hotel is clean and we always stay in our same room and the love the view. We also like the idea of the continental breakfast.... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words and for continually choosing to stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. We are thrilled that every aspect of your stay from our lovely staff to our complimentary breakfast was so enjoyable. We are truly honored that you would recognize us as one of your favorite Monterey destinations and hope you will return soon.... More 

Montana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this hotel for its proximity to the Aquarium. It was slightly difficult to find in the dark, but it was exceptional. I got a balcony room with a partial ocean view. The only thing I would change it asking for a room that is at the end of the hall furthest from the street. The front desk and... More 

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Saratoga County, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monterey Bay Inn is much nicer than I had expected from the photos on the website. The building is square and ordinary, but that may be because it is built in an old Cannery building, or built to look like one. The interior halls are equally spartan. But our room overlooking Monterey bay from the 4th floor was wonderful!... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on a lower nightly rate than the Plaza, Spindrift and Intercontinental, my wife and I were a bit concerned what we signed up for. However, when we entered our room which had a lovely view of Cortez Beach and the surrounding bay and was spacious and well appointed, we were thrilled! We loved everything about our stay! Friendly, accommodating... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are all delighted that you chose to stay at the Monterey Bay Inn and found our property to be exceptional. Our Inn is certainly a rarity in that every guest room has ocean views with most of our property directly facing the bay. We all hope to welcome you and your wife back... More 

San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: good location ( between cannery row and fisherman's wharf), on site parking as opposed to valet parking, but still costs 17.00 a day. They give you a little card to put on your dash. And you better put it on your dash or you will be ticketed. Bathrooms have double sinks and toilet is in separate room from shower... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review

We are very appreciative of your review and want to thank you for your honest feedback. While we were all delighted that you enjoyed our spacious guest rooms, we were disappointed that we fell short of providing you with an absolutely delightful stay. We can assure you that we have addressed the issues where we fell short and are very... More 

Fairfield
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three days. This hotel has wonderful staff, a killer view of the bay, and great location for walking either into town or out to the point. Right on the bike/ walk trail that runs the edge of the bay. Staff was friendly and breakfast served in bed every day, complimentary, was wonderful! Hot tub on rooftop looking... More 

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Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#6 Family Hotel in Monterey
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