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Spindrift Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #2 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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“Rated most romantic for a reason!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is such a neat hotel in a beautiful place. We absolutely loved having the fireplace in our room...just be careful lighting the logs so the smoke doesn't come into the room like it did us...the smoke alarm going off was really embarrassing. The windows open out to the beach below where you can watch otters playing in the surf. Walk to The Fish Hopper restaurant next door and enjoy a delicious steak on their heated porch overlooking the sea. The wine and cheese hour held in the lobby was a nice touch with yummy cheese and crackers. Strangely at around 3am the mexican restaurant next door decided to start construction which woke us up and kept us awake for a while, but this had nothing to do with the hotel and in hindsight should have called downstairs to them and see if they could do something about it. My only complaint was that the beds weren't so comfortable; they put a feather topper on top of the mattress and all the feathers were bunched in the center of the bed so I literally had to roll over a lump of feathers to snuggle with my husband. Great ambiance, great location, so so bed...but a great end to our honeymoon trip down the coast.

Room Tip: Choose a room with an ocean view...it is worth it. Use your AAA discount.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 November 15, 2012

We stayed at the Spindrift Inn for three nights in November and would thoroughly recommend the hotel. We chose this hotel partly after consulting Tripadviser and were not disappointed.
Our room was 303, a king size ocean view room with a wood fire, and although the weather was far too hot to make use of the fire, the smell was amazing.
The room was beautifully decorated with a very comfortable four poster bed covered in cushions and all the conveniences we required. There was a bath with shower and a window seat complete with binoculars over-looking the spectacular ocean view. Lying in bed the only sounds heard were the lapping of the waves on the shingle outside and the seals!
The continental breakfast is served to your room at no cost and wine and cheese is available in the lobby every afternoon.
There is also a roof terrace complete with loungers and tables and chairs.
The staff could not be more friendly with the car valets asking if we’d had a nice day, and the ladies on reception greeting us with “Welcome Home” each evening.

The Spindrift is on Cannery Row and is in a perfect location for the beach, the Aquarium (highly recommended), many restaurants and Fisherman’s Wharf. We ate at the Trattoria Paradiso next door and the Fish Hopper only two minutes away, both of which were excellent.

All in all, we would recommend this lovely boutique hotel and hope to stay there again some day.
I was very sorry to leave.

Room Tip: The extra for an ocean view is well worth the cost.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had a wonderful stay in the Spindrift Inn, the sea-water rooms are amazing, the sight is extra-ordinary, we could observe all the seabirds of Monterey. Also service is absolutely great as well as the complimentary wine in the late afternoon. Only thing that could be improved is the temperature inside the room, could be a bit more, but there is the occasion of gas-assisted wood firing in the room :-). We would highly recommend this site to anybody!

Ursula & Dieter

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Ursula & Dieter,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. It is a wonderful compliment when guests from other countries regard our hotel so highly. I also want to thank you for your compliments to our staff; they work very hard to provide personalized service, and I am happy to share your comments.
Please know that beginning December 1st, we will be replacing and upgrading all of our windows. Our new windows will be of a modern, double-paned variety, and will provide improved insulation for the rooms. We hope that you will consider a return trip so that you can experience the improvements for yourself.

Thank you, again! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Best,
the General Manager
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This Inn was so charming! The staff was very welcoming. When you walk in the lobby to your left is a huge fireplace setting the ambiance of the hotel. The rooms are quaint with a big cozy feather bed, wood floors, fireplace and windows that opened to view and hear the ocean. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definitely recommend this Inn to anybody looking for a romantic stay, or relaxing stay!

Room Tip: We got the Deluxe Corner Ocean View King and it was perfect! Very quiet all we heard was the ocean.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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 November 9, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed one night at the Spindrift Inn during our visit to Monterey. I absolutely LOVED this hotel and wished we could have stayed longer! From the moment we arrived, the valet Tim, was very polite and helpful. Check in was quick and easy and our room was beautiful! It was quaintly decorated and had a huge window seat that looked out over the Pacific. They even have binoculars in the room so you can watch the wildlife. In the morning we really enjoyed watching the seals and dolphins swimming next to the fishing boats as they past by. The complimentary evening wine and cheese in the lobby is a nice touch. It was nice to sit and chat with other travelers. Our room had a gas ignited log burning fireplace which was very relaxing. It was nice to sit in front of the fire listening to the ocean right outside your window! The continental breakfast included with your stay is great. Many items to choose from and they deliver to your room on a silver tray at the time you designate. This is a fantastic hotel and you won't be disappointed! We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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 November 6, 2012 via mobile

This place was great from the moment we walked in. Everyone that greeted you made you feel welcomed and wanted( like a million bucks). The rooms are gorgeous!!!! We had a great time. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!!!! The complimentary wine in the evening was great, sitting with it on the roof tops as even better. It also had wonderful views!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
The views of the Monterey Bay are, indeed, amazing. Getting to enjoy it with a glass of local Monterey County wine is even better! Thank you so much, Karen, for your thoughtful and kind review. All of our staff strives to provide a welcoming, attentive environment for our guests, and I am so happy to hear that this was exactly what you had while staying with us. We’re all looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at several hotels during our trip to Monterey and Carmel. Spindrift Inn was definitely the best. The rooms are very nice and they come with several great amenities. Every night they serve complimentary wine and cheese! The bring breakfast to your room every morning and you get to select from different food options. Great views, beautiful garden atop the hotel. I wasn't expecting this, but our room had a sauna in it! It's located on Cannery row, which some people may or may not like. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about Spindrift Inn

Also Known As:
Spindrift Hotel Monterey
Spindrift Hotel
Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#3 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spindrift Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Cannery Row, directly on the beach, Spindrift Inn offers an atmosphere of romance, elegance and gracious hospitality. The Inn's distinctive two-story lobby, with its hand-tiled floors, Oriental carpets, charming antiques, original art, and wood-burning fireplace, invites quiet conversation or private reflection. The 45 comfortable, luxurious rooms-half with breathtaking ocean views-are uniquely decorated and include wood-burning fireplaces, down comforters, feather beds, honor bars, TVs, CD & DVD players, wireless internet connection, marble baths and window seats or private balconies. Complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast is served in-room, & an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Valet parking is available. ... more   less 
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