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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Franca Inn
900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Hollywood, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The hotel was very nice and clean. The room was large. The owner was renovating the hotel. He was a really nice guy. The lady at the reception was very helpful and gave us advise as to where to eat or directions to several places. The location was good and the price that we pay was super reasonable. I would come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Motel has recently been taken over by a new owner... super friendly and enthusiastic.She was very helpful and gave loads of information about the local area. She has great plans for the place and is busy renovating the motel. The room was spacious and clean...had a roll out bed for child #3. The homemade muffins, boiled eggs and fruit salad were a tasty start to the day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Paid over 120+ a night but in my opinion it was worth about 65 a night. It was a special weekend. The staff was very nice older gentleman checked me in and out. The room was outdated but I did see other hotels in this particular area for over 300. I do travel to Monterey often. The hotel was older and small but close to downtown Monterey.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We found this Inn on Priceline and the pictures appeared really cute. When we got there, there was no cute floral comforters and the rooms are a bit outdated. The bathroom was filthy, the baseboards had gunk everywhere. The furniture was circa 1970. The people above us were partying all night. Overall, it was ok. It was close to everything but I will not stay there again for the price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an independently owned, 15 room inn. We have microwaves and refrigerates, TV's, hair dryers in each room. Our WI-FI is a commercial grade quality. Free parking and a delicious homemade boutique breakfast is included Check in is from 2-10 pm and check out is 11 am. We're 4 blocks from downtown and 9 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. We can order 2-dayAquarium tickets for you online with a valid credit card. For a bit of hominess, come stay with us!. ... more   less 
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