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“Good Value” 3 of 5 stars
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Monterey Surf Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #37 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
San Francisco, CA
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26 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Surf is a good choice if you are looking for a clean place to spend the night in Monterey. The room is big and equipped with fridge and microwave. Bathroom is just fine. Nothing fancy here but, for the pric , it's a good deal.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This hotel was good for the one night we stayed in it. Room was spacious and clean and free breakfast in the morning consisted of self service pasteries, toast and cereals which helped start the day. Monterey is a beautiful fishing village and it is worth heading down to fisherman's wharf in the evening for a walk. We parked the car on a side street as it was free.

Room Tip: Get the breakfast early as it is self service and there can be very little food left if you leave it...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

On our way from San Francisco to LA, this was an in between stop. The motel is well situated just off PCH1. We drove in the evening to the fish market and canary row. By the way, in the evening we parked at a CVS instead of using one of the pricey parking lots.
Room was fine, clean and enough space. Don't count on getting a real breakfast, it's quite limited. Good service!

Room Tip: The rooms next to the reception are most quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this motel and was really disappointed. The rooms had an overwhelming stench of cleaning products which was foul. We thought it was there to mask the smell of something more sinister. The beds were pretty comfy, but that was it. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to a friend and I certainly wouldn't stay here again. Plenty of other spots in Monterey which I I agile would be better.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Silver Springs, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very nice room. We had a king single. Plenty of room with newer amenities. Flat screen TV, refer, microwave. When the door and windows were closed the outside traffic noise was nonexistant.AND its walking distance to the mall and Starbucks.

Room Tip: Try for the lower number rooms as it is further from road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Friendly staff, clean room, free breakfast. Flat screen tv in room, very nice bathroom with vanity. Clean shower, comfy bed. Would definitely stay again next time I'm in Monterey. Not gonna find a better place for that price. Great coffee too!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Overpriced bare bones motel.! Small dark room with dark rugs and older bed covers. No coffee pot, bathroom very tiny with shower and toilet; sink was in room. No extras, just a couple of bars of soap. Room was clean but had strong odor. Moldy tile on floor by shower. Overhead lighting only, no lamps, Could barely walk around. With bed so close to air conditioner, it became too cold to run and noisy. Although expected higher rate for summer, paid $412 for two nights (booking rate was $359). Outside surroundings nice. Did not use pool nor did it appear anyone else was. No breakfast and you have to go to office to get coffee - available for two hours. Beds were okay. Usually stay elsewhere in Monterey. Would never book this motel again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #37 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Surf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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