I had been planning a trip along the California coast for my husband, daughter and I. We drove up from San Diego to our first stop in Monterrey. The Spindrift was not our hotel of choice, but upon finding out I messed up the dates of our reservation for the other hotel they referred us to the Spindrift. We had no idea of what to expect but we were just happy that they had a room available for the night.
Upon arriving we were greeted by a very friendly valet attendant and an even friendlier check in desk. Every staff member we encountered on our stay was fantastic and as nice as can be. The lobby was very quaint and charming. We were shown to our room at the end of the hall on the second floor. I could not believe how awesome this room was. It was a corner bay front room. All of the windows fully open to get the fresh sea breeze. There was a small beach right below our window where lots of kids were playing in the surf.
The special details provided at this place really made staying there an experience to remember. In the room they provide binoculars so you can view the wildlife. They have wine and cheese in the lobby in the evenings. They brought a little vase with a rose to the room shortly after check in. They provide complimentary continental breakfast delivered right to your room. There was a fireplace in the room, but we did not use it. My favorite part was the window seat and the fact that the windows fully opened.
Our one night at this hotel was not enough. I wish we had cancelled the reservations at the original hotel and stayed here another night. I could have spent all day sitting in the widow seat staring out at the bay. We saw sea lions, otters and tons of birds from the window. It was truly one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
- 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