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“Spacious Rooms” 4 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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McKinleyville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sarah and her team there run a great hotel in Marina. I've stayed there 6-7 times in the past three years and the upgrades are fantastic, the location is ideal - a short drive to the beach, to the Peninsula, or to Salinas - and best of all it is a great value compared to poorly kept, overpriced places closer to Monterey. Great job Sarah and congrats for being GM of the Year!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, 3 days ago
Robert J
Thank you so much for your continued patronage! Sarah is truly a star and certainly deserves her GM of the year award due to all of her hard work. We are lucky to have such a great location near all of the Monterey sights. The beach, Aquarium, Wharf or Laguna Seca they are all just a close hop. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina.
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Danville, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel based on a 4.1 star trip advisor review. The upside is the staff could not be more friendly and accommodating-truly wonderful people who want to accommodate in every way. The rooms were very clean, and the beds were comfortable. The downside is the noise- although it is set back from the road, I was awake all night with the sound of cars and trucks going by. It is impossible to sleep, which is my most important criteria in selecting a place to stay . Not much the staff can do about this issue, but I would not stay there again knowing the noise is such a problem.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 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
Pamhy
I am very sorry that you had a bad nights sleep due to street noise. As you have noted we offer large clean rooms with very good service. In general street noise is not a problem but sometimes it can happen. Again I am very sorry that you had a bad nights sleep.
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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Want a hotel with clean rooms, comfortable beds and a highly attentive management anxious to know if you enjoyed your stay? Stay here! It's a no-frills place a couple miles off the highway to Monterey (in fact, you'll pass a number of other hotels on the way here) and it shares a parking lot with a gas station. But it will likely be the least cost option you'll find for an overnight stay in the area.

Be aware this is not a "destination" hotel; there is no swimming pool or exercise room nor do you get an omelette for breakfast (though there is a continental breakfast served). Don't go here with such expectations. Their focus is on value...delivering thebest room at an affordable price. We enjoyed our stay here, so will you.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
SoundviewWest
Thank you for the spot on review. We are a travelers hotel. Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh. We have exterior corridors with easy access for parking. Close to all of the great Monterey sights with breakfast served to start your day. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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Anaheim Hills, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night with the family and the rooms are big, comfortable and clean. The staff are also nice. The free breakfast is just okay, but what they have is fresh and decent.

Lots of parking and the area was quite.

Room Tip: We only stayed downstairs and the room was fine, but I like upstairs rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, 1 week ago
Troy-Wo
"the rooms are big, comfortable and clean. The staff are also nice. " Thank you! You have commented on what we are trying to deliver to every one of our guests, every day. We are located in such a wonderful area and we want to create a launch pad for people to go enjoy Monterey Bay. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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Saratoga, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to the Monterey area for two-day golf tournaments twice per year. We stay here and have been happy with the friendly staff and reasonable rates.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, 2 weeks ago
Howell T
Monterey and Golf do go hand in hand. Bayonet and Blackhorse are fantastic championship level courses that are very close. I hope you enjoyed your tournament. We hosted one last year and had 60 players on 3 courses, everyone had a great time. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay and Thank you for your continued patronage.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

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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