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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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“Return stay in Monterey Bay Inn Still Great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last October and decided to return this April, we made the right decision . All things are still the same,great views close to Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium. When we were checking out to go whale watching a member of the staff recommended we leave the car at hotel parking garage and walk to the Fishermans Wharf. This saved us the 10 dollar parking fee at The wharf. Even said we could come back to hotel to freshen up before we continued on our trip. Thank you Monterey Bay Inn.we will return for a third time.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was one of the best stays we have ever had. The ocean-front room was just as portrayed at the hotel website. Wonderful views, clean, classy room and ammenities. Just wonderful. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. In-room breakfast is included and was the perfect start to the day. Simple coffee, fruit, pasteries, etc. but let us get on with our day without having to find a restaurant, go eat, lose time and so forth. If there was rating higher than excellent, I would have checked that box. We highly recommend the Monterey Bay Inn.

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  • Stayed April 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 April 26, 2013

My wife and 17 year old son stayed here in April 2013 - in a room with a king sized bed and a pull out sofa bed.

There was one small negative, and that was the comfort of the pull out sofa bed. It was fine for my son who is small for a 17 year old, but if it were me on it, then it wouldn't have been that comfortable. I should add, it was your typical sofa bed matress, so no fault of the hotel.

The hotel was quite casual, with parking underneath the hotel itself and a small reception area. We only stayed one night but it felt very private and the staff didn't bother us at all.

There was also complimentary cookies which you could take up to your room.

The room itself was very modern and had an amazing ensuite with it's own enclosed WC. The shower was huge and the vanity also had a double basin. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in during our 5 week visit to the USA.

Everything was very classy - making it a wonderful place to stay.

The balcony actually overhangs the ocean, so you've got wonderful views of the water and we could see dolphins and otters right in front of us - magical!

There's also a nice courtyard which you could sit in at night and it had a central fire. It was too cold for my wife but it would have been really nice to enjoy that area and have a drink or two if the weather was a bit warmer.

Also, the sun rise is fantastic if you're up that early. We got some terrific photo's of the sun rising over the bay.

I'd also recommend anyone visiting take a quick drive down to Carmel by the Sea, which was very close and beautiful to see.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 April 25, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend. I will admit that this hotel is not much to look at from the outside, but the rooms are beautifully appointed, with lovely views. The hotel staff is friendly and professional. Beds are comfortable. Large, lovely bathrooms. Easy walking distance to cannery rw & Fisherman's wharf. The area's walking/ bike path, which goes for quite a longways in either direction, passes directly by hotel. If you are into scuba diving, there is a dive shop, with friendly staff right across the street. A lovely breakfast is delivered right to your room at the time you request.
I did notice that the walls are rather thin, and you can sometimes hear sound from adjoining rooms, or floor above. This was not a problem for me, but might be if you had very noisy neighbors in adjoining rooms.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Probably the best location of any hotel on Cannery row. At the northern most tip of Cannery Row, you're a short walk to Cannery Row center, old town Monterey and Fishermans Wharf. The property is pretty laid back too, unlike some of the other properties like the Interconinental and the Monterey Plaza. These properties in particular are barraged with full tour buses. Not our cup of tea frankly.
We stayed in their top room, the corner ocean front panoramic room with a two person jetted tub. Loved the room, a bit on the pricey side but it was our wedding anniversary and my wife is more than worth it. The room(s) also come with a very nice and fresh continental breakfast every morning.
I don't normally rate this, but the King Bed was by far the most comfortable hotel bed I/we have ever slept in. Not sure what kind of bed it was but it was heaven.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rescue, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had our family stay for two days and two nights in an ocean view room. The continental breakfast was plentiful and everyone was happy with the food, even my picky 2 year old. The hotel is very family friendly and the front desk was able to provide us with directions and recommendations. The walk to the aquarium was a good 10-15 minutes so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The room was comfortable and the bed was so comfortable. Two kids shared the pull out sofa bed and they slept the night through. We were very happy with this hotel for our first family trip and would recommend to anyone else who would like a nice get-away.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are well worth it. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Placerville, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I am very pleased with this hotel. Beautiful view of the pier, The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The bed is very comfortable so soft omg. It's close to all the shops on cannery row great food. My friend and I are going back in July to go on the boat trip. It was bad weather so we didn't get to go this trip. The wharf is in walking distance. The service if you need it is fantastic as well. The desk clerk Jessica is fantastic,the other people are to. Jessica stands out.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor it is great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Also Known As:
Monterey Bay Hotel Monterey
Monterey Bay Hotel
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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#4 Family Hotel in Monterey
#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
#7 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
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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