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“Just right for the price” 4 of 5 stars
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Monterey Bay Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #32 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Just right for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A nicely located lodge, slightly on the edge of town but still only 10 minutes walk from the action. The room was clean and comfortable, just a few steps short of charming. the bathroom had nice grey marble wall tiles and grey floor tiles but was painted a not very nice dirty yellow, painted sympathetically it could have been rather trendy. Same for the room itself a few tweaks and it would have looked Scandinavian chic. The room cleaners were excellent and replaced anything necessary. We are often disappointed in this detail but not here. We had a good room rate and despite some guests not getting that allowing the children to make lots of noise outside our door at 7.00 am is an act of horrible selfishness we had a great stay and found 2 restaurants (most definitely NOT) on fishermans wharf that were fabulous. So get a cheapest room here and splash out at 1833 and Montrio.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arroyo Grande, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A group of members from our Corvette Club stayed here over a long weekend and found it to be just what we needed. An affordable, clean, updated hotel, with adequate parking, and a great location. Don their manager was very accomadating in getting us set up with a group rate and providing us with plenty of information on the area. So if you are looking for a quite location that's a block from the Ocean and by a pretty lake in a park, then this is a great place to stay.
P.S. They serve a good breakfast in the ajoining restaurant

Room Tip: Upgrade to a King room with a fireplace and patio.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Highlands Ranch, CO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

There is nothing I can say bad about this hotel. It is affordable and comfortable. We rented the family suite which the kids loved. They were able to lie in their bunk beds and watch TV! We had our own room and TV. It is a bit dated, but it didn't bother us!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arroyo Grande, California
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have been staying here for decades, often in a poolside room with a fireplace, and always enjoyed the visit. Unfortunately the last couple of times we noticed that the property is deteriorating. This trip our room had several maintenance issues, including peeling paint and a damaged door to the bath, and a sliding closet mirrored door that constantly fell off it's track. The location could not be better, but for the price you expect better conditions.
Also, the chairs are not very comfortable, hard to sit in after a while. We will look elsewhere next trip to Monterey.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed here for one night while going to a wedding in Monterey. It was a place to sleep, which was nice, but there was nothing special about this hotel. In fact, we had a couple problems with it. We had problems checking in (they had booked us for two nights instead of one). They claimed no blame for this and we felt overcharged for it. Then they gave us the wrong type of room, so we moved around again. The room we finally got was just weird. It had a "spa" in the middle of the room, which was just a little awkward. While checking out, all the confusion had not been explained to the front desk and it took us 15 minutes. Overall, it was ok, but we will not stay here again. The room wasn't very nice and the front desk wasn't very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Twin room, second floor. Great location, practical smoking opportunity outside each room and nice bathroom layout. It is a motel, but above average and a little pricey. Soft (soft/medium/hard) beds. Clean and NO bedbugs. Heated small pool. I will stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Nice motel in a great area. Enjoyed our stay there although seemed a little overpriced (but that could just be because of the location).

Easy to find (even in the dark without a GPS!). After driving all the way up the coast road from LA during the day, it was good to find. Room facilities were good too.

Would stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience. ... more   less 
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