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“Good budget choice for Monterey” 4 of 5 stars
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Quality Inn Monterey-Munras
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1058 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #36 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Glendora
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good budget choice for Monterey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Monterey can be very expensive. Munras Street has a number of older motels, and if you are familiar with the Choice family of hotels, this is fairly typical. The rooms are clean and updated, and the bedding was excellent. The service at the front desk is very good. The breakfast is typical for this type of motel, although they are a little slow in stocking some items after they are used up. Waffles, cereal, muffins and danish, biscuits and gravy, fruit, juices, coffee. The breakfast room is a little small and seating will be difficult on weekends but weekdays are fine. The hotel is a little noisy; there are wooden corridors and it all depends on the rest of the clientele here how considerate others will be. There is a little street noise but this could probably be found on any of the motels on this street. It is fairly conveniently located to attractions and a large mall, as well as the freeway. They share a pool with the motel next door. The pool and hot tub are decent size and indoors. They just added Dish TV so there are a lot of channels to watch if you are sitting in your room. Rooms come with microwave and fridge, always a benefit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Pismo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a no frills Hotel with a ok location close to down town in a car and close to the freeway. Stayed during the MotoGP weekend and the price was 6X the normal daily rate, I guess that is expected when you book late. The staff were nice and the breakfast was ok but not what you would rate higher than a 3 out of 5.

Clean quiet room on the first floor did not check out the pool so I can not rate. I would stay again but would book early.

Free parking that is a plus.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had a 2nd floor with a "view" of the ocean. Overall it was decent, but the room I had was the 3rd in from the street. Wow, was it ever loud. Traffic, doors slamming, people clomping up and down the stairs - which for some reason have loose metal strips that make a loud *clack* whenever someone walks on them.
The breakfast was not-too-shabby. Good selection of fruits, pastries, coffee, juices, and hot food options (that morning there were biscuits & gravy, some sort of "egg" patty, and waffles). Only downside was that I went for food when all of the families staying there did as well. No open tables in the breakfast room meant I got to eat at the table in the registration area.
The hotel is a decent location from downtown and the wharf. I walked to the wharf and back. Cannery Row was a bit further.
In all, I'd probably consider staying here again the next time I'm in Monterey - if the price is still right.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

After a disastrous one night experience at a different Monterey hotel, this as a palace in comparison. Enjoyed a king size standard room on the 2nd floor in the back. Was quiet and the room was bright with good sunshine. The room was clean and the bedding was excellent. Nice flat screen TV on the wall and microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in the room (the microwave could have been better but the basic on off did the job required).

The breakfast room was nice, bright, clean and the morning fare was name brand cereals, eggs, yogurt, bagels, english muffins, danish pastries, hot cook-yourself waffles, eggs, biscuits and fresh fruit and of course coffee, tea and juices.

The hotel staff was great, especially Maria who works at the front desk. She was helpful, recommended a good restaurant and provided a courtesy discount card.

They have 2 day for the price of one tickets for the Monterey Bay Aquarium - nice to have an option of breaking up your visit.

Booked it through Priceline/Booking.com whose customer service specialist helped get me out of the original hotel - an unexpected surprise at their level of customer satisfaction! Kudos to Priceline.com/Booking.com

As an aside, I learned after the fact that it's a good idea to contact the hotel directly for better pricing, especially if you have stayed there before.

All in all, a very good experience and I would definitely stay at this property again.

Room Tip: Upstairs in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just got back from a seven day trip to Monterey (3 nights) and San Francisco (3 nights). Stayed here at the Quality Inn on Munras. Stayed here in 2008 also. We (my wife and I) got a nice room with a king bed and fireplace on the second floor. Clean, well kept, good service, nice pool and Jacuzzi, the usual type of continental breakfast (limited seating). A couple of miles from the wharf/Cannery Row area so the parking is free. Rates seem to really fluctuate ($260 on Sun and $110 for Mon and Tues nights). Good value if you can find a lower rate or go during the week.

Room Tip: The fireplace in the room is a nice touch. It puts out a lot of heat.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Very good motel with indoor heated pool, breakfast and very large rooms. All I needed for a comfortable night. We went swimming in the morning before leaving. The pool is very warm and has a small jacuzzi next to it. I

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carmarthen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Standard motel accommodation with a nice warm indoor pool. We stayed in room 130 at the end by the road which just had one king size bed but loads of room for our 2 kids, one on the floor and one on the settee. Continental breakfast was included and was very nice with a good choice of food and drink. Parking was a bit tricky with tight spaces but this seems to be the norm with downtown motels.

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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1058 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn Monterey-Munras 2.5*
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