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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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Placerville, California
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“lovely boutique hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Beautiful view from the panoramic window/balcony. The room was very clean and lovely. The staff was accomodating and friendly. The turn-down service and breakfast delivered directly to the room was a nice touch.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Short walk to Cannery Row and its restaurants and bars. Spacious room with great sea views, (in-room binoculars super idea - not game controller as we first thought). Adequate breakfast service delivered to room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We recently stayed 4 nights at the hotel. The room was very clean and spacious. The bed very comfortable. Breakfast was very enjoyable,delivered right on time, and we were able to enjoy it while still in our pjs instead of having to get dressed to go to a breakfast room. We really enjoyed having our drinks in the hot tub while enjoying the sounds of the sea lions from the pier, and watching the sea otters from our balcony was just amazing.We also enjoyed the fresh baked cookies every afternoon in the lobby.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We frequent Monterey for a short getaway. We have tried a couple of other hotels on Cannery Row. None (at any price) match our enjoyment of the Monterey Bay Inn. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. The rooms have great views. Since we have returned often we are greeted with a nice welcome card and gift in our room on arrival. Ease of access and parking is a real plus! Look forward to many more visits.

Room Tip: We love the bay view rooms on the 4th floor. Higher the number the better i.e. 408, 409
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  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed 2 nights for my wife's birthday and were charmed by a well appointed beutiful room on the water. You can sip wine on your private balcony and gaze out on Monterey Bay. At night as the fog roles in you can hear the harbour fog horn in the distance and the sound of the waves below...I have not slept so well in a long time. Also, a very comfortable bed. There is a cool hot tub on the roof with great views and a tasty breakfast delivered to your room in the am. Great stay and friendly staff

Room Tip: Don't get hung up on the ocean view, harbour rooms also have a great view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here. The room was ocean front on the 3rd floor. The sound of the waves lulled us to sleep! The room was roomy and comfortable. The continental breakfast was melons, strawberries, and blueberries, a small croissant and small danish, a hard boiled egg, juice and coffee. Not luxurious or exceptional, but sufficient. It was nice that it was delivered to the room exactly at the promised time. The hot tub on the roof was closed while we were there, which disappointed me, but everything else was very nice, and the staff were helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: It is worth the extra to have an ocean front room. If it is warm, you can sit on the balcony and wa...
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend & I just stayed here last weekend for our anniversary. Wendy at the front desk was really nice and polite. When asking what brought us to Monterey we told Wendy it was our anniversary and she sent us a complimentary bottle of wine & chocolates to our room, so sweet of her!! Wendy also gave us a coupon for a free apitizer for a restaurant on the warf. Defiantly made our stay that much better! Our Ocean View room was really nice, perfect view right outside the balcony. The only thing I suggest is be careful when you hang your breakfast menu on the door, ours blew away and didn't get our breakfast on time. When we called the front desk they apologized and sent up the breakfast in minutes! By the way the breakfast was just enough! Really good and fresh. The hotel is two minutes from warf (driving time) and walking distance from the aquarium on cannery row, loved that! The only thing is parking is very tight in there garage. Non the less we will back here for our next stay in monterey!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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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