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Monterey Marriott
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Location Location Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great Location, easy and enjoyable walk to the wharf (be ready for free chowder samples) and to beaches, harbor and attractions.

Great staff - very helpful and enjoyable, they seem to really enjoy their jobs, good breakfast (jean is a delightful waitress)

If visiting the aquarium make sure to get tickets at the front desk it allows you to walk right in ... no standing in any lines. OUTSTANDING Services, we felt like Royals. It is a little walk but very pleasant to the aquarium and there is a free trolley to and from. The Aquarium was very impressive. We went early and then went back to hotel and returned in the evening, avoiding the big crowds.

The pool is nothing to write home about approx 3 feet deep but it was nice to float around and relax.

Did I mention the great location...several restraunts and shops with in short enjoyable walks.

If staying for one or two nights there is low cost parking a block away.

Room Tip: Bring some ear plugs the sea gulls can be load in the morning. The hotel trys to minimize with dete...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Ah yes, we do have a fantastic location that each of us appreciates coming to every day. I'm glad you got to experience the Aquarium, it's truly a gem. Thank you for staying with us and for your review.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Utsunomiya, Japan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

How bad can you be when you wake up in Monterey in a nice bed with nice people around you? Walk down the street and eat at Rosene's and have dinner at the Monterey Fish House. You will thank your stomach for leading you there. This is a good hotel with a great location and nice surroundings. walk everywhere

Room Tip: I like the upper floors and will pay extra
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for such a nice review, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope you'll return.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice Marriott hotel, rooms were up-to-date, clean and comfortable. Valet parking was reasonable at $24 daily. We did not eat any meals at the hotel. The pool and hot tub were outdoors so it was a tad bit cool, but they were both well-maintained and good size. Fitness center was also in good condition with a nice open view to the pool deck. They have a single washing machine and dryer set in case you need to do laundry, but be prepared to wait in line!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for brining your family to stay with us, I appreciate your review. I hope you'll stay with us again.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here with the kids after few days in San Francisco and before going in the South.
Monterey itself does not worth a stop except if you are an avid golfer (a lot of nice golf courses nearby).
The hotel is a typical Marriot, not surprise.
Pros: the staff was awesome, very committed and super friendly, breakfast is good, beds are good.
Cons: room was just ok.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for stopping in and staying with us. Monterey is indeed good for golfers, but also for food and wine lovers. Next time you stay with us, check with our concierge and you'll get great recommendations on what to do while you're here. I appreciate your comments.
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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were only there for 1 night on our California road trip but liked the hotel... Jamie at the Front Desk was very helpful and although she couldn't accommodate our room request fully .. she gave us nice rooms. These were spacious and clean. The hotel is approx 15 mins walk from the Aquarium but allows you to see the boats and Cannery Row. Valet parking is a little pricey at $24 per night but attendants were helpful and prompt so worth it. Stay here if you're in the area :)

Room Tip: Try not to be too far from the elevators ... Long corridors !!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your thoughts. I'll be sure to pass along your kind comments to the team.
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Chico, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I recently spent a night here as I was in town for work. I greatly appreciated the fantastic state worker price and was very happy with our comfy room. I am very picky about cleanliness and this hotel room was very clean! Restaurants and local bars are a super short walk away. Some have complained about valet parking price, I agree it is high and so we opted for street parking. There is nearby street parking that is 2 hour from 9am-6pm, outside of those hours you are good to go. We parked after 6 and were able to leave our car til 11am the next day. The walls are somewhat thin so in the morning we heard some people walk by but really nothing too crazy!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 460, very far from elevators!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for your delightful review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Second time we've stayed here while in Monterey. Convenient location. Walking distance to Wharf, Cannery Row, and Aquarium. Easily access Pacific Grove for shopping and meals by car. Whole Food is 10 minutes away. Standard room. Clean and Quiet. While we booked with points, there wasn't special accommodations for elite status. Pool and hot tub not very clean. Service at breakfast was slow but the food was good. Priced accordingly.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rene B, General Manager at Monterey Marriott, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for being a return guest, I appreciate your comments and hope you'll return. I'm sorry to hear that breakfast was slow and will pass that information along to the team.
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Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#10 Business Hotel in Monterey
#18 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 319
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