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“A pleasant surprise....” 4 of 5 stars
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Stage Coach Lodge
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1111 Tenth Street, Monterey, CA 93940-3638 (Formerly Americas Best Value Stage Coach Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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“A pleasant surprise....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We booked to stay here recently as we were late booking and couldn't find anything on the sea front and, having stayed in another 'America's best value Inns' in another area were not expecting much. However, we were very pleasantly surprised to find a clean, comfortable and quiet motel in a good area. The lady at reception was very pleasant and welcoming and gave us all the information we wanted. We had booked a king room which was a good size and had the benefit if an extra window making it lighter. The safe was very small but adequate for passports, money and the like. The bed was comfortable although the blanket did have what appeared to be moth holes in it. The location, although quiet, was a little farther from the coast than we wanted but it could be walked in about 20 minutes and we knew this when we booked. Breakfast was adequate and better than many of this type of motel. All in all we had a very pleasant two night stay here and would be quite happy to recommend it to friends as very good value for money.

Room Tip: Choose a king room - we were in room 212
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Chris:

Thanks for your wonderful review. We're so happy that you had a pleasureful stay at Stage Coach Lodge. We're glad that you left an honest review and would recommend us to others--this means alot. We apologize about the blanket and will definitely take a look and replace it as necessary.

Please do spread the word and come visit us again. Book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com and save!

See you soon,
Sue - Owner
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We landed on this hotel based on TripAdviser reviews and were not disappointed. The room was lovely and comfortable and the staff was wonderful, friendly, and helpful. We were upgraded to a Super Deluxe room, which had a king and a pull-out sofa. The hotel is small and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. It is near a wonderful playground, which makes up for little play space at the hotel for the little ones. There is a small pool, but who goes to Monterey to use a hotel pool? It is a couple minute drive to Fisherman's Wharf and maybe 5-10 minutes to the Aquarium.

Room Tip: We enjoyed room 215. It is right near the stairs, which is convenient for stuff, although if there...
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Green Features: I appreciated having both recycle and trash baskets in the room. When I left the towel on the rack, indicating that I did not want it replaced, it was not replaced. (I have found that many hotels just replace everything, regardless of where you leave it!)
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Jeremysmom:

Thank you so much for your fantastic positive review. So close to perfection--we wish we could have gotten that last little circle! Nonetheless, thank you so much for your gracious and honest review. We are truly working very hard to be the little gem of a property in Monterey that is off the beaten path and can compete with the best of them when it comes to comfort and affordability in the Monterey Area.

Please do come visit us again. Book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com and save some money next time!

Regards,

Raj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Came to town for an interview and needed an inexpensive yet clean place to stay. Desk manager was nice. The room was spacious and clean. I found the bed to be pretty hard though and not luxurious as described by others. I'm giving it four stars because it was quiet and clean and priced fairly for considering how expensive Monterey is. I'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Not sure since have only stayed once. I'd call and ask which rooms have the more comfortable bed...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Stephanie:

I wanted to quickly thank you for your time. Thanks for leaving us a positive review of your business travel stay at Stage Coach Lodge. I am really sorry that you felt the mattress was a bit too firm--all of our mattresses are fairly new so perhaps next time we can find you a more plush mattress and room you in such a room.

We do hope you come visit us again. Please book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com and find our lowest rates.

Regards,

Raj - Owner
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We visited Monterey and its surrounding areas and stayed at Stage Coach Lodge for three nights in May 2013. This hotel was clean, neat, and had all the amenities in the room (coffee pot, refrigerator, microwave), in addition to having a good continental breakfast available. The proprietors were friendly and approachable. They worked with us over the phone to make certain our rooms and a key was available because we didn't get there the first night until very late in the evening. The rooms had been upgraded with a beautiful bathroom with granite counters, tile flooring and showers. I also liked that the rooms had good lighting and a nice double window to allow for outside light too. I definitely will recommend this hotel to anyone and would love the opportunity to visit there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Bobbi:

Thank you for staying with us and writing such a detailed and positive review in order to share our property with others. We are trying really hard to get the word out about our quaint property and level of hospitality, so please do help us spread the word.

We'd love to see you again as well. Next time, please book directly with us at montereystagecoachlodge.com where you will find our lowest rates.

We look forward to hosting you again,

Sue - Owner
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Manteca, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Location is great !! Close to the wharf and Cannery Row. We had a late check in after midnight, & they were so accomodating. Left the key under room mat, so all we had to do was fall into bed til the morning. The rooms are clean and remodeled. Continental breakfast was enough for us. The host are the best, friendly and helpfull. I went home and booked another night for my daughters and their children. I felt comfortable with the area and room were so clean that I feel very comfortable to recommend this hotel to family and friends.
Linda S 06/08/2013

Room Tip: Great Location and Value
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Linda:

Thank you so much for your PERFECT SCORE! That's so awesome. It really brings a smile to our team when we receive such praise. We are working really hard to get the word out and show people our quaint and charming property which is off the beaten path. We are located in a quiet area right off the Downtown Monterey Exit and offer clean, comfortable and modern lodging that can compare with the best of them in the area and your review really helps highlight this, so thank you!

We'd love to host you again--please come and visit us. Next time book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com and find our lowest rates.

Regards,

Raj - Owner
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We spent a week traveling from Reno, through Yosemite and ending up in Monterey. This was a very nice finish to our travels. We spent 3 nights here. The hotel is located close to downtown, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery row although not within easy walking distance. The hosts were great and provided a lot of helpful information about the area. Rooms were spacious and very clean. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Innsight_Hospitality, General Manager at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you so much for your super positive review of your stay at The Stage Coach. Your kind words mean alot to us because it signals to us that our hard work shows. We are truly trying to set The Stage Coach Lodge apart from the chain motels and other properties in the Monterey area and your review helps to illustrate that.

Please do come and visit us again and next time book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com and enter the promo code tripadvisor to get an even lower rate.

See you soon,

Jay - General Manager
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at stage coach lodge for four nights. Big comfy beds. Nice clean rooms. Well located one and a half miles to downtown Monterey. Friendly hosts who provide a basic but adequate continental breakfast. Only reason I didn't give five stars is the pillows were very flat. A minor inconvenience. Recommended.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innsight_Hospitality, Owner at Stage Coach Lodge, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Karen:

Thank you so much for your positive review about your stay at Stage Coach Lodge in Monterey. Cleanliness is next to Godliness in our book so we are really pleased that you found our place spotless. As with the pillows--we're sorry that you found them a bit flat. We certainly have other pillows we could have provided you. We hope to make it right next time, so please do come visit us again!

Next time you visit, we kindly advise you to book directly at montereystagecoachlodge.com to find our lowest rates.

See you soon,

Sue
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Address: 1111 Tenth Street, Monterey, CA 93940-3638 (Formerly Americas Best Value Stage Coach Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Monterey
#8 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#11 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stage Coach Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stage Coach Lodge in Monterey, CA offers the best value for travelers visiting Monterey, CA and the Central California Coast. Conveniently located in Downtown Monterey, The Stage Coach Lodge is off the beaten path in a quiet residential area but right off of Highway 1 and minutes from all of the great amenities Monterey has to offer including Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium and more. Fully remodeled with nice luxurious touches and offering great rates, The Stage Coach Lodge is a top ranked place to stay in Monterey. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Stage Coach Hotel Monterey
Americas Best Value Inns Monterey

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