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“Perfectly fine stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1150 Munras Avenue, Landmark Elevated Viewing Location Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Cypress Gardens Inn)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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Colorado Springs
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Perfectly fine stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel. We stayed there for a 7 nights while we dropped off our two youngest boys at college last week, and had no issues whatsoever with this establishment. The front desk personnel were very friendly and informative, the room was clean and comfortable (and even included a fridge and microwave), and the pool and hot tub were also clean and refreshing. I read the previous comments about bed bugs after we had already made our reservations, but I inspected EVERYTHING on, under and within 2 feet of the bed, with a magnifying glass no less, and found absolutely no evidence whatsoever of bed bugs. I also inspected my luggage upon return home last night and again found nothing. The free continental breakfast is fine if that's all you need, but we preferred something more robust each day. We did have waffles in the lobby on one morning and it was a bit cramped and busy, so it wasn't a quick in and out due to having to wait for each person to use the one waffle maker, but at any other time of the morning it probably would have been just fine. For those who complained that the breakfast had minimal offerings, what part of the definition of "continental breakfast" don't you get? This place is a clean, comfortable and affordably priced budget hotel, so don't stay here and then gripe that it's not the Hilton! That just makes YOU look bad, not the hotel. The only thing I'd recommend to this hotel is that they review and update the responses they have made to other people's TripAdvisor reviews. It looks like someone just copied and pasted the same response to almost every review, all on the same day, and the hotel's response calls most of the reviews "bullying". Furthermore, the copied and pasted reply often makes no sense in that it doesn't relate at all to what the reviewer said. That makes the hotel come across as the bullies, not the reviewer. So, I would reevaluate how that is being handled if I were in charge of customer relations. Again, though, I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Stayed here for three nights. The staff is not only very friendly, they are also very caring people and want to give you good quality for your money. There is a very large swimming pool, hot tub, self-service laundry and free parking to go along with a complimentary breakfast ' The rooms are very clean, beds are comfortable and rooms are ample in size. These are new owners with plans to do some major renovations in October to make this an even better value. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Great value and lovely people who run this Inn...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

On a road trip I stayed in this hotel for a night. It was clean, cheap enough, the staff was welcoming, not all that far down to downtown Monterey (ten minute walk), ok breakfast served in the reception area. Overall my stay at this motel was a really good experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights after checking out of a different hotel. The staff was extremely friendly. The room was a decent size and had a small balcony. The hotel has a pool and serves breakfast in the mornings (I didn't have a chance to check it out so I do not know what is offered). It's a great location very central to where I was going. The only downside is that there is no a/c in the rooms, but a fan in provided. Highly recommend using it! The rooms have cable tv which was a plus. The bathroom was clean. I didn't like that there was a window in the bathroom leading to the hallway because you can hear people as they walked by, but at least it was frosted so you can't see in or out. The bathroom also has a heater through the lights which I thought was pretty nice as it does get chilly at night. Overall I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. The room was a good size & very clean. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub and there are plenty of choices at the free breakfast. Staff were friendly and helpful. As with most motels there is occasional outside noise.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Good value for money. Room was basic but spacious and clean. Staff at reception very friendly. Lovely place to stay and short car journey to local restaurants.
Free wifi included in stay also. Room well equipped with fridge, coffee machine etc

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This motel was a very good price / quality experience to us. A fine pool and a hot tub, a quite good breakfast and nice, clean room. On of the cheapest motel rates in Monterey, but good quality! Not to far from Monterey centre. Very good for one or two nights when on round trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts. We are pleased you had a memorable trip. We look forward to your return.
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Address: 1150 Munras Avenue, Landmark Elevated Viewing Location Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Cypress Gardens Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
America's Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue is a historic location and played an integral role as a Tree Nursery in early Monterey Community. The current hotel has gone through several renovations since 1965 and is in alignment with industry standards for accommodations that fit the needs of the Mid Scale Consumer. We strive to provide guests with value beyond the room. These features include: Complimentary WIFI over the 1.5 acre grounds, A Very Large Pool with a relaxing Lounge Deck and Hot Tub (approximately 40' x 75') (Closed Winter), A private self serve breakfast suite for guests serving a continental menu (approximately 15' x 20'), A modern business center featuring a large computer screen and printer with internet access, An onsite walkable garden terrace featuring a cast of trees (approximately 40' x 40') , A private Conference Center that can seat 30+ classroom style (approximately 30' x 30'), A fitness center suite in renovation, and a charming guest reception to welcome all of our new and returning guest families and friends. Our approximate guest room dimensions for King Bed Rooms are 12' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 12' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~312 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Our Double Queen Bed Rooms 16' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 16' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~416 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Furthermore each room has an approximate 8' x 7' glass patio door to experience Monterey's Beauty from Bed or a quick step outside without leaving the comfort's of home. ... more   less 
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