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Spindrift Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a room right over the beach, it was beautiful. Breakfast, wine and cheese were included and very nice. Clean and very well presented, we will be back. The staff were very friendly & helpful. We had a great time.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel has a superb location on Cannery Row and we have stayed here before. The view from our room of the bay was wonderful. Unfortunately, the rooms are a little tired (and we had their premier room) and the breakfast that is included is not what one would expect from a quality hotel. The staff are extremely nice and gracious. With a facelift and reduction in the "cutting corners" philosophy this could again be a premier hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your review and for pointing out so many of the highlights of the Spindrift Inn. Our staff will be thrilled to hear your kind words, as they truly strive to offer our guests a memorable experience. We will certainly review your feedback regarding our breakfast selection and room decor with our management, as we are committed to providing our guests a premier experience. Thank you again for your honest feedback it is truly valued and will help us improve. We hope to have the opportunity to earn your 5 star review once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

From the location, to the staff, to the rooms - everything about The Spindrift Inn is perfect. This was my third visit - this time, I was surprised by a sauna in my room right in the middle of the action on Cannery Row. I like to call the bed a princess bed because that is what I feel like when I sleep in it. The chocolates on the pillow, the fireplace, the breakfast in bed on a silver tray - it does not get any better. I can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Both beach and Cannery Row provide amazing views - not a bad room in the hotel
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
We were all delighted to read your review regarding your magical experience at the Spindrift Inn. We hope all our guest get to experience the enchantment of our property as you did and want to thank you for continually choosing to stay with us. We hope to welcome you back for another fairytale adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Celebrated our anniversary here again. Our best wedding anniversaries have been celebrated here. They have cozy romantic rooms. We enjoy taking their wine and cheese reception (I also have tea) up onto their roof top. If we're lucky enough to get a room with a balcony it's a treat to enjoy our breakfast out on the balcony.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
What an honor it is to be a part of such a special occasion. Thank you for continually choosing to spend your anniversaries with us. We truly enjoy being able to provide our guests with memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. We all forward to being able to welcome you back for your next anniversary and many more to come!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spindrift is located on Cannery Row and backs onto the beach. View from our room was stunning both inside and out. Hotel staff was helpful and pleasant and the rooms were well appointed. Fireplace in the room was a mix of gas and wood and that paired with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore made this the ideal spot for the second stop on our anniversary trip. Breakfast delivered to the room was fresh and tasty. I would recommend this hotel to any couple looking for a romantic vacation spot.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. The Spindrift Inn is truly a picturesque setting as you mentioned and we all love sharing it with our guests. As a boutique property, we strive to provide an intimate and personalized experience for our guests and are thrilled it was a perfect fit for your anniversary celebration. Should your travels bring you back through Monterey, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wife and I stayed on the Cannery side on a Friday-Monday. First, the hotel is in a great location. Minutes from cool stuff: food, aquarium, bike rentals, wharf, etc. The staff was really nice and had some great recommendations for food and attractions. This was great because we had nothing planned other than the aquarium. One thing we didn't expect on the Cannery side was the noise. On Friday and Saturday nights there's some loud club bass that comes in even through the closed windows. Sunday was quiet. On Saturday we stayed out later to see the bands and the city...the bands sucked (except for the group at Sly McFly's), but it's easy to see how the noise gets into the rooms. It woke me up around 1am and I couldn't go back to sleep. I called downstairs and asked if they have earplugs. A minute later a guy with a big jar of earplugs arrived. I suspect we aren't the only people that have had this issue given the size of the jar. If you plan on sticking around all night drinking and dancing, then this definitely won't be a problem. What may be more of a problem is that at least on the 4th floor, there is no way to really block out all of the light in the morning. I'm thinking that staying on the bay side may mitigate all of the light and sound issues, but I don't know. The breakfast was solid, as was the wine and cheese, and the staff was great. I just don't like losing sleep, so either I'll book bayside or just find a different hotel next time. Or I'll book for more during the week if I want sleep. Other than the noise tip, if you do their breakfast schedule early delivery. Whenever we requested delivery past 830 they were between 15-30 minutes late. When it was before 830, they were right on time.

Room Tip: Bayside to avoid noise, Cannery if you'll be out all night.
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Green Features: They had the usual signs about conserving water. Nothing beyond that.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for your descriptive review. We were pleased that you enjoyed your overall stay, but are sincerely sorry to hear that you encountered several noise issues while staying in our Cannery Row View Room. Guest comfort is extremely important to us and we will certainly review your comments with our onsite security to try to prevent future disturbances by initiating contact earlier with surrounding businesses should they foresee noise going beyond reasonable limits. We will also be sure to share your comments with our breakfast delivery staff to ensure that we meet our customers’ requests in a timelier manner. Thank you again for your honest feedback, as it will be used to help us improve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back Oceanside in the near future and providing you with a restful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This hotel was rite downtown and in the middle of everything. Make sure you get a room that faces the water and make sure you go to the aquarium. If you book on trip advisor you can get a really good deal.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 652 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#4 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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