We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“location at the beach” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monterey Beach Resort

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Monterey Beach Resort to your Saves list
Monterey Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Best Western)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #30 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
GreenLeadersBronze level
Loenen aan de Vecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“location at the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

old hotel at the beach. Rooms are small but clean. Friendly staff. We had view at the swimmingpool, which is quite small for such a big hotel. You have to pay for your parking space.
Beautiful beach that can be reached from the hotel. Walking distance from Mc Donalds and Starbucks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in this review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the close location to the beach while you were staying at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey. Our friendly staff is very knowledgeable about the area so we're glad they were helpful and able to assist. Unfortunately, we do charge a parking fee but do understand that it's common in Monterey County. Our parking fee is actually one of the cheapest in the area! We do hope that you return to our accommodations in the future. We would love to have you back for an oceanfront getaway soon! Thank you again for sharing this important feedback.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,424 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    409
    478
    289
    154
    94
See reviews for
480
526
50
80
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (350)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Locust Grove, Virginia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We read some uncomplimentary reviews, but spoke to the manager and felt comfortable with our choice. We found the resort to be very clean and the rooms adequate. We had an oceanview room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful as

Room Tip: Recommnd ocean view. Be careful if choosing garden view, not much garde or view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Sara,

Thank you kindly for your review! We are very pleased that you decided to stay at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey and that you really enjoyed the accommodations. Our friendly staff is wonderful and they do a great job interacting with the guests, so it's great that you appreciated their assistance. Next time you're in Monterey, you must see all the attractions that the area has to offer. From the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Cannery Row, our convenient location allows you to sightsee easily. Please come back to stay with us whenever you're in the area. We would love to have you as a guest in our accommodations again.

Sincerely,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
354 reviews 354 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 134 cities Reviews in 134 cities
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We decided to stay at this hotel in Monterey due to the location right on the beach. The room was good size and we were facing the ocean, which was great. Unfortunately, the airconditioning did not working the room at all so it was pretty hot and stuffy for both nights we stayed there. Also, we were not informed that parking was an extra 17 dollars a night. The room was very expensive for what we got and then had to pay parking on top.

Room Tip: Book a room on the upper levels with ocean view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Linda,

Thank you kindly for your input. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey. We would like to extend our apologies regarding the air conditioning in your room--typically this is not the case and we would have gladly switched you to other accommodations. We would love to have you back at the hotel--our prices are a bit pricier due to the season, however, our rooms are generally cheaper during the off season. Please come back when you have a chance; we would love to have you as our guests in Monterey once more. Thank you again for your review!

Sincerely,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coleraine, co. londonderry
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We were really looking forward to 4 nights in our ocean view room. We had paid an awful lot for this hotel, the most expensive of our 8 stops in California. The bottom line is, it was definitely not worth the money. The room was not particularly clean, dust accumulated under bed, behind the headboard and in the bathroom extractor fan. The decor was dated and the room was generally run down! The beach was about all it had going for it! A beautiful location.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey. We would like to extend our apologies for the inconveniences you may have experienced with your room and the accommodations as a whole. Our gorgeous oceanfront views are a major attraction of our hotel since we are the only hotel in Monterey just steps away from the beach. We have seen an increase in prices due to the going rate of other Monterey County hotels. This may seem like a large sum of money but compared to Monterey hotels it is very comparable. We look forward to your next stay in Monterey and we surely hope that you'll return to our hotel. Again, thank you for your review. Please come back soon!

Sincerely,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guildford, UK
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I spent two weeks in America recently staying at 6 hotels and this was easily the worst. Old, shabby and tired looking with a less than clean looking room. It was fine though. The real plus with this place is the location being literally on the beach. Had dinner in the restaurant where all booths look out to see. We sat having a great meal looking out at dolphins swimming just in front of the hotel. Worth staying here for that experience alone

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review. We appreciate your input. We apologize if the accommodations were not up to your standards. Our rooms are a little dated, however, we do have plans for renovations in the future. The views definitely showcase Monterey's coastline beautifully so we are pleased that you enjoyed dinner at our hotel restaurant overlooking the beach. Next time you're in Monterey, please check out Cannery Row and the other surrounding attractions that are conveniently located just minutes from our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and we would love to see you back at the hotel. Thank you again for your review!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
La Mirada, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Appearance of hotel looked shabby. The room view was excellent but the bed was so uncomfortable. Breakfast at the restaurant in hotel was bad. Service was so slow and breakfast came out cold. I have stayed here for the last 6 years. Not sure if I want to pay so much for receiving so less.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Dear Rose,

Thank you very much for sharing your input with us. We apologize if your stay was not up to your expectations, and we hope that you were able to get a somewhat restful sleep. It is not our standard at the Beach Cafe Restaurant to offer poor service and we would like to extend our apologies on this matter. Your business is important to us and we would love to have you back at the hotel in the future. As a longtime customer, we are very disappointed that your experience was less-than-perfect. We would love to make it up to you. Please contact me when you are ready to book your next stay and we will ensure that you have a wonderful time at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey. Thank you very much for your input. We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dixon, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Service and location were excellent. The rooms need updating. The room was expensive for me so I expected it to be much cleaner and more modern. I still had a good time there - the beach was right outside and the lounge and restaurant were great. Every staff member I encountered was wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel M, Manager at Monterey Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Carol,

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about our hotel. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your family vacation in Monterey. The floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean are breathtaking and the perfect backdrop for enjoying dinner together. Next time you're in Monterey, you'll have to check out the many attractions located near our hotel like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf. We hope you come back to Monterey soon. We would love to see you again as guests at the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort Monterey.

Thank you,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Monterey Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Monterey Beach Resort

Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
#15 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monterey's only beach-front full service hotel, The Beach Resort Monterey boasts some of the most expansive views available of the Monterey Bay. Blending California beach casual with superior comfort and professionalism, the Beach Resort Monterey offers a relaxing alternative from the distractions of downtown, with the convenience of being only minutes away from the areas favorite attractions. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Monterey Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
Monterey Best Western
Best Western Monterey Beach Resort

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Monterey Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.