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“Family trip” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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“Family trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home from our family trip and enjoyed our stay here. We had our two babies with us and the staff had placed a crib in our room before we arrived just as we had asked, which was awesome!! Room was clean and bed was comfy. We had a larger fridge with a freezer which was a plus with the babies' milk and all. Beach was less than a 5 minute drive away. Would definitely stay here again! Thank you!

Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Annie C
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team love to hear from you when their work is so appreciated. Traveling with a family is often stressful and the accommodation details do matter. Marina beach is close, just down the street but there are so many great beaches to visit both North and South of Marina. Of course the Aquarium is terrific and we sell tickets at our front desk so no lines and you get two days for the price of one. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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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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Springville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy but super clean and staff is Great! Continental breakfast should
be called Continental deluxe…their are plenty of items to fill your tummy and start your day. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
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First and foremost Thank You for choosing us for your stay in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. As you have noted or rooms are large and clean. We are a traveler's choice, close to all of the great sights and CSUMB. Sarah puts out a very nice "continental breakfast" with a flare. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Redding, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want great rooms at very affordable prices the Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay is the way to go! I travel for work and have been at this hotel about 3-4 times. When I go to the Howard Johnson Marina I get great services, fair prices, clean and quiet rooms, and an awesome breakfast (includes cereal, coffee, tea, juice, eggs, smokies, bagels, pastries, etc)!

I've stayed in other hotels in Monterey and Seaside in the past and you just don't get the same quality of service (and affordable prices) like you do when you travel with Howard Johnson in Marina.

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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
Alexandra H
Thank you for your continued patronage. It is Sarah that makes the difference. Her team keep the rooms clean and fresh and she sets out a very enjoyable breakfast. As you are a repeat customer you know what a great area the Monterey Bay is. Business or pleasure it is a fantastic. Thank you for staying again with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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McKinleyville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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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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
Hotel Style:
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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