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Monterey Bay Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ocean View w/Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Room very comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Room and bed very comfortable. Heating system very effective during especially cold weather. Bathroom spacious with two sinks like home. Robes soft. Room has water view toward harbor, but cold does come through the glass door to balcony! Easy walk to Cannery Row area.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My husband and I spent the weekend at the Monterey Bay Inn for our 30th wedding anniversary. We chose this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and are very happy that we did! Our room was exactly as requested in our email to the hotel, a beautiful, quiet sea-view room with balcony. We got a discount for paying in advance - a very reasonable rate for this area. The room was spacious, bed was super comfortable, the bathroom was enormous and extremely clean, the view was spectacular. They even surprised us with a delivery of a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates for our anniversary! And it was such a luxury to have breakfast delivered to our room in the morning. We have stayed at another hotel near the wharf in the past, but will only stay at the Monterey Bay Inn from now on. In my opinion, the quality and value for the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed November 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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Thank you for the nice review. We appreciate you choosing the hotel for your anniversary getaway!
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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Room was nice with cute balcony. Bathroom is very large and the highlight of the room. There is a mini fridge, safe, good hair dryer, binoculars for wildlife watching, and coffee maker in the room. But I was disappointed not every room has a fireplace and although we had payed extra for an ocean view, we were closer to the street on the side of the hotel, and I felt gipped. The hotel was far from full and I would have hoped they'd accommodate us better.

Complimentary breakfast delivered was a nice touch -- eating in the privacy of our own room with the morning sun as our only guest was definitely novel and relaxing.
Service was very friendly-- they apologized for having only one umbrella we could borrow.

The lobby is very tiny but has offerings of fruit infused water, fruit, and fresh cookies in the evening. No fitness center but there is a jacuzzi.

They offer in room massages. They also have massage rooms but the massage waiting area looked akin to a medical office... Instead, we enjoyed the amazing Vista Blue spa (walking distance) at the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

FYI, The Monterey Plaza Hotel right next door seemed to have more amenities (great spa, a large lobby area with live piano on Friday and Saturday nights), firepit lounge area offering drinks nightly, a quaint cafe, also has ocean front views) but according to the pictures, the rooms are not as nice and there is no complimentary breakfast.

Room Tip: We got Ocean view but were closer to the street on the side of the building. Get the Ocean Front if...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It's a mid-range motel that has enough extras to make it above average. I like its location, about in the middle between downtown Monterey and the Aquarium. It's on the far edge of Cannery row and the rooms face the wharf. So you hear seals barking, not people. The bathroom was spacious. Breakfast delivered to your room. Two hot tubs, one very small but with an awesome view if your lucky to find it without a family inside it.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week in October. We have always stayed in pacific grove, but decided to change. I reviewed many places in Monterey, and decided because of everyone's reviews to
stay at the Monterey Bay inn. We stayed in one of the oversize rooms facing the ocean. We have never spent this much on a room during a stay, but we felt this room and hotel were worth every penny. Everything you read is true. The view is the best, and the sounds of the ocean were very tranquil. The reviewers who note that the smell of the ocean is disturbing were humorous. It better smell like a ocean, that is why I came in the first place. The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was very clean, and the bathroom was as nice as everyone reviewed. A rewards program or discount system would help the visitors who stretch to stay there. I would like to see a few more items on the room service menu is about a picky as I could be. We loved it and will certainly return. ...........Thank you, for a great stay . Mark and Gloria

Room Tip: ocean front means , ocean view. ocean view means partial view of ocean and fisherman's wharf.
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  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed here for two nights enroute to San Francisco. This is a smalllish hotel, located right in the centre of the town with all the main attractions, including the acquarium, in easy walking distance. Helpful staff, always there to guide and advise on things to see and do. Good breakfast, served in your room. We had an ocean view room, looking out over the fishing harbour complete with some very noisy sealions. Lots and lots of good places to eat and "the 17mile drive" is a must: seabirds, pelicans by the score and acres of seals and sealions.

Room Tip: Get an ocean view
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Small hotel, sweet, right on the water. Felt like I was in another country and yet it's right in the middle of everything. It's an easy and beautiful walk to downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. It's not fancy, just really, really nice - and roomy! My favorite part was sitting in the morning sun on the balcony - drinking my coffee overlooking the Bay, then reading by the fire in the evening.

Room Tip: I think most of the rooms have a water view - worth the extra cost, in my opinion.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#4 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
#10 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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