We recently stayed one night at the Spindrift Inn. There were many things we liked about this place. The room had a fire place, which added to its cozy and romantic feel. It was beautifully decorated/appointed with a very large balcony overlooking Cannery Row. It was a real pleasure to "live in it" for our brief stay. We were also pleasantly surprised by the sound proofing; even though it overlooked Cannery Row we heard nothing of the outside noises even on a busy Saturday night. Breakfast in bed/in the room is standard here, and this was a nice touch. The staff were very attentive. One of the clerks greeted us with a "welcome home" each time we came in, and this little courtesy made a big difference. The location itself - right on Cannery Row - could be a plus or a minus depending on whether you want to be in the thick of the action in the district or you want a slower and quieter pace and view of Monterey Bay. In retrospect, we would have preferred the latter as Cannery Row had too much of a touristy and contrived feel about it. A few things that were less than ideal: breakfast itself was disappointing in terms of choice and quality; very standard fare that wasn't imaginative. Room service is exorbitantly expensive and there is no kitchen on site; food must be brought over (including breakfast) from a sister hotel down the street. There was no parking associated with the hotel, and valet parking was an extra $20 a night. Overall, it was quite expensive for what we got - $250+ a night for a relatively small room. This was more than we paid anywhere else on our Northern California vacation, including the winelands. If we were to go back to this area I would shop around for a smaller B&B experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Spindrift Hotel Monterey