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Monterey Bay Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #4 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in an oceanfront room (complete with binoculars to watch the charming sea otters) and it was lovely. The location was excellent as well. The scenic walkway is right outside the main door which made it easy to walk to the piers without worrying about traffic. The front desk staff and housekeeping staff were all very friendly; they even... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying here at moment leave 7/28 location good, room clean, TV a nightmare to use and breakfast is poor. I'd say this hotel is good for $200 a night only because of the location but don't be duped as I was about the online description because it certainly isn't a $300-400 a night hotel, it's a cleaned up Holiday Inn

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

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you did not find value in your recent stay with us, as we always try to create value for our guests with our Cannery Row location, ocean views, accommodations, amenities and services we offer. Being a 49 room boutique property we do offer a more intimate environment for those guests... More

Thornhill, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in July. The location was nice - on the beach- but be aware that it is at the end of Cannery Row so it is a bit of a walk to restaurants and shopping. Our room faced the water and had a nice balcony and we could see Fisherman's Wharf. The room was clean... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were booked into this hotel by our initial hotel that had a booking issue. The location is great and there are very good restaurants locally. The staff were helpful and friendly unfortunately the lift was out of action when we arrived but fixed in the morning. The sounds of seals outside was a novelty. Downside was that they decided... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Elevator was out for our entire stay The hotel is over priced. Our room was 400 dollars a night plus tax. Not a good value for a glorified motel. The room was dark. The location is very good. Services are very limited. No real attempt was made to help with the luggage or significant apology for the inconvenience.

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

We are all disappointed to read your review regarding your recent stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. Our elevator was put out of order while an emergency repair had to be performed. Our management and staff did make calls to all of our upcoming guests to inform them that our elevator would be under repair and offered to find them... More

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is located right on Cannery Row, within walking distance of the Aquarium and lots of local dining. We had a beautiful large room overlooking the bay that was almost spa-like in luxury. The staff were pleasant and helpful, including telling us about a deal offered by the Aquarium that allows local guests to purchase tickets at their hotel.... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights as part of our trip up the west coast. Very friendly welcome and ease of parking was a great help. Room was excellent; large and comfortable. Best nights sleep I've had all holiday. We had a room with a view over the bay which was nice a quiet apart from the seals barking! Close to all main... More

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located perfectly, a bit away from the bustle of Cannery Row, and near Fishermans Wharf. There is a beautiful beach park right at the hotel, and seals and otters swim nearby. All the rooms have some sort of ocean view, but there are some pros and cons about this place. Pros: nicely appointed room, Aveda products in... More

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We wished you would have been able to stay longer too! One night just never seems to be enough once you arrive. Cannery Row is traditionally a very vibrant community with nearby restaurants and stores, which does create noise transmissions at times and we are very sorry you happen to experience... More

Grand Junction, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the monterey bay inn is a great place for the price, the location is in between the wharf and cannery row. they only have rooms with a king and sofa couch but with two adults and two younger kids it worked for us. we requested a room with an ocean view and it was awesome, i spent a lot of... More

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

Thank you for your descriptive review! We are all pleased to hear that your family enjoyed their Monterey experience from the Aquarium to your outdoor adventures. As you mentioned, our views are awesome! They are truly one of a kind and we are thrilled you had the opportunity to spot sea otters. They are remarkable to see out in the... More

Crewe, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here for 2 nights as part of a road trip. We arrived a little early but the staff were great checked us in and gave us maps of the area. We got to our room and there was a bottle of wine and chocolates with a card signed by the staff as it was our anniversary, which was... 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*
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The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, remote control TV, coffee maker, CD and DVD player, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace compliment your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more   less 
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