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“Good if you like noise!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

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Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Marina
Calgary, Canada
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“Good if you like noise!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this HoJo based on previous reviews. It was a good price.

Pros: seemingly quiet area, good customer service, clean adequate rooms, good breakfast.

Cons: Very noisy patrons. The hotel seems to be used by workers, etc. who got quite rowdy at night. The front desk dealt with it accordingly however.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Michele D
My sincere apologies. Both Sarah and I have talked to these construction workers to tone it down. They are a hard working group and sometimes carry their "construction worker persona's" after work. They are working on the many projects in our area. As you have noted Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh with a friendly atmosphere. Thank you for your patronage.

Terry
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Half Moon Bay, CA
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive. Spacious room. Coffee maker, iron board, hair-dryer, fridge, microwave, extra transparent curtains for privacy without exclusion of daylight. Free Wifi. Superfast wired internet access (rarely found these days -- bring your own ethernet cable). Plentiful breakfast: Cereals, pastry, toast, bagels, syrup, sausages, boiled eggs, fruit yoghurt, fruits, juice). Friendly staff. 15 min drive to Monterey, mostly freeway.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Rerue
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. Great pricing, clean and fresh rooms, with as much Bandwidth as I can get. HDTV in all the rooms and Sarah serves a very nice breakfast. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.

Terry
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Poway, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to explore the many attractions of the Monterey Peninsula and the coast further north without having to pay Monterey prices, this is a great place to stay - clean and comfortable, with an excellent restaurant in walking distance (Dishes Bistro Grill). We'd go back any time!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Juergen S
Thank you for staying with us. We are so lucky to be located in this beautiful area. Sarah and her team keep our large and rooms clean and fresh. Short walk to Dishes for dinner, breakfast with Sarah then off to see the sights. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.

Terry
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Carmel for the weekend and stayed here. It's right behind/next too/part of a gas station which was nice because it was easy to get gas before we left. We arrived at 11:30pm on a Friday and the person checking us in, Sarah, was very nice and friendly. There were chocolate chip cookies available and she offered us water. The area was very quite and the room it self was nothing fancy but it had everything we needed. We did have a couple ants wandering around the sink area but that didn't bother us. Breakfast was what you would expect from any other hotel, toast, eggo waffles, boiled eggs, yogurt, hot mini sausages, and other pastries. The room has an ac/heater combo as well as a microwave and fridge. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever in the monterey area.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Lina O
Sarah and her cookies! We try to keep a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for our guests when they visit the beautiful Monterey Bay area. I love to check out the sights in Carmel including the Mission. Very happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable & clean rooms. Very nice and helpful staff. This is a good choice in the Monterey area for a budget motel.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
RJG2007
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for staying with us. Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh. We are located in the beautiful Monterey Bay area close to all of the local sights. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady who runs the hotel was so nice and helpful. While we were checking in, she was telling us about the different renovations she was doing to make the hotel even better. The room was pleasant for the price and overall, we would definitely stay here again! It was a great place to safely lay your head down and rest for the next day of your trip.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
SueThomWats
Thank you for choosing us for your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh while providing friendly service. It is always a boost to Sarah and her team to hear it directly from one of our customers, Thank You. Our property is located close to all of the wonderful Monterey Bay sights. There is so much to do! Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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Sacramento, California
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223 reviews 223 reviews
89 hotel reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is a few miles up the main road from the state beach at Marina. The rooms are very clean, with refrigerator and microwave. It is not fancy, but with a price lower than the other chain motels in town, it is our go to for Marina. The owners and desk personnel are all friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
52cali
Thank you for your continued patronage and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team keep our properties large rooms clean and fresh while maintaining a value price in a friendly atmosphere. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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Address: 416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
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Location: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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