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“Valentines Day gazing at the bay” 4 of 5 stars
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Monterey Bay Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #4 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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Grover Beach, California
2 reviews
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“Valentines Day gazing at the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just back from a great experience on the famous Cannery Row in Monterey, Ca. We had a fun experience. Read some of the earlier reviews and thought that some people just can not be pleased. If you are looking for convenience and beauty at a semi/reasonable price... this is it. Only a few minutes walk to either the warf or down Cannery Row. Lots of shops and enough restaurants to satisfy anyone. Will absolutely go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Everything was excellent and exceeded our expectation. The location is perfect and the prices are fair. Everything in the room worked perfectly. Air, water temperature, TV was super huge and was really like a home theater set up. Great wet bar and night tables next to the bed.

Room Tip: Arrive early to chose a room that is closer to the ocean and on the fourth floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bakersfield, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We have stayed at this small hotel many times and have never been disappointed. It's a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many fine restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and having breakfast delivered to our room is delightful.

Room Tip: We prefer the fourth floor rooms on the side rather than on the end.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

the Montery Bay Inn does have it all...great rooms - large and nicely decorated, very large bathrooms, balconies with fabulous ocean/shoreline views. To add the icing to the cake - breakfast delivered to the room! We've stayed in several hotels in Monterey both close to the conference centre and to Cannery Row. This was our first stay at the Montery Bay Inn and we'll be sure to choose this one for our next trip. Its close to the aquarium, great restaurants and a nice walk from the conference centre.

Room Tip: ocean/city view rooms offer view of the shoreline. more interesting than "ocean front" and...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Monterey Bay Inn was the perfect location for our Anniversary weekend getaway. It is 1/2 mile to the Aquarium, passing Cannery Row along the way and 1/2 mile the other direction to Fisherman's Wharf. Everything we needed was in walking distance, including grocery just beyond the Aquarium. Don't miss LouLou's for breakfast, a cute/quaint little place with great atmosphere!

There is a fountain in the park that runs, which we thought would hinder our ability to hear the ocean waves coming in and out. However; it is turned off at 8pm-8am, so we were okay with that. The entry doors are heavy and slam often if not guided closed, that was the only fault we found.

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

Monterey Bay Inn was a delightful location and great view of the Bay. Could hear the seals and sea lions barking in the early morning hours along with the surf. Con- no restaurant, business center, or exercise room in the property. Front desk staff were fabulous.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I live in Northern California and a trip to the Monterey Area is always an opportunity to just chill and relax. We stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn because of an internet ad they sent us. I was so pleasantly surprised by the lovely room for the price. The bathroom is HUGE. The view of the Bay and the balcony is just so lovely and inviting. The staff is most certainly a pleasant asset. It is obvious that they have been chosen and trained to do their job with a focus on customer service. The front desk staff was polite and helpful when we arrived, during our stay and when we departed. Will stay here agin in the future.

Room Tip: Room 309 had great views.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
#13 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, remote control TV, coffee maker, CD and DVD player, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace compliment your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more   less 
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