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Spindrift Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Denver, Colorado
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“Can't get any better than this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed on the 4th floor in an ocean view room. The room was lovely, and we so enjoyed opening the windows and listening to the waves come in and out, and the seagulls flying around. We loved starting a fire in the evenings in the fireplace, so cozy and romantic.

All the staff we encountered were very, very nice, and helpful. The location of this hotel is right in the heart of Cannery Row, which has lots of great restaurants, bars, shops and is near the Aquarium. We also met lots of friendly folks from not only all around the USA, but many nice folks from the UK as well at the nightly wine and cheese reception.

We loved our time here, and hope to return next year.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed during the week for my girls birthday, on the cannery row side. Got a 2nd room floor with balcony, the view of cannery row was terrific, not too busy, but a great place to have a drink and watch the hustle and bustle (people watch.) I read reviews of "too noisy" and "no a/c" and "old decor" but come on, you're above a busy street, it's Monterey- it doesn't get hot, and it's like a trip back in time- great modern yet old feel in the room.
As soon as we first arrived at the hotel, pulled up to the curb- about 3 hours before our checkin time, sort of unsure of what to do- we were greeted by friendly informative valet staff. We were able to check in, they parked the car for us and we walked to get lunch, while our room was made ready. That's great! Hotel looks great inside, more friendly and helpful staff at the front desk.
In the room, my girl gasped and was in awe how "cute" the room was. Bed was comfy, fireplace, chairs, flat screen tv...as soon as we first walked into the hotel it was a great experience until even after we checked out, and they kept our car valet parked for us until late in the afternoon. Breakfast choices were a bit lack luster, but the food tasted good and fresh, but the breakfast shouldn't be the reason you're here anyway. Lots of great food and sights to see within walking distance. Great birthday stay, 10/10 would recommend. Great base for "popping the question" on the famous, nearby, 17 mile drive, to which she said yes :)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed in a beautiful ground floor ocean view room for two nights. On arrival late afternoon we were warmly welcomed with wine and cheese (available every afternoon in the hotel reception). We watched the seals and sea otters cavort in the water, the pelicans come in to roost, and numerous bird life on the rocks all from the window of our room while enjoying the complementary drinks. Bliss! Service was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We would come back to Monterey just to stay here.

Our best meal in Monterey by far was at the Charthouse.

Room Tip: Pay for an ocean view room, it's worth it. We loved the ground floor rooms; about 9ft above the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a quick getaway 2weeks ago and spent our 1 night at the Spindrift. It was everything the website said it was. Our room was beautiful and comfortable. We were on the 4th floor with a view of Cannery Row and enjoyed watching the tourists mill around. The wine and cheese hour was great and breakfast was simple, but tasty. I would love to stay there again.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the street view. Would consider getting 2nd floor room with balcony for people watching p...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Spindrift Inn was a one-night stop along our two week honeymoon traveling California. We loved our stay and were given a beautiful corner, window spread room. We chose to do the sailing package and had a great experience sailing with Captain Christian on a 2 hour private sunset cruise.
As we arrived to the Inn, we were greeted with a wine and cheese reception. The staff were a highlight. They were cheerful and incredibly helpful for any of our needs.
The room itself was very impressive. Besides air conditioning we had a ceiling fan and also a fireplace. Breakfast was served to our room complimentary. The bed was very comfortable with gorgeous linens. The bathroom was spacious and provided Aveda products.
The Inn is very centrally located, walking distance to the aquarium and many shops.
We visited the Mexican restaurant adjacent to the Inn and it was delicious! We also recommend the Cannery Row Brewery for pints and food.

  • 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, September 17, 2014
What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for sharing your honeymoon experience with us. We are beyond ecstatic that we were able to take part in such a special occasion and provide you with a memorable experience. Our Sailing Package is a spectacular adventure to take on together and we are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed it. We wish you all the best and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back should your travels bring you back to California.

Sincerely,
Management of the Inns of Monterey
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Clovis, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful hotel for a couple of nights. Right on Cannery Row in Monterey as well as ocean view rooms. Very well priced for the area, but the building is showing some age. However, it is very clean and we thought the breakfast was nice. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. Parking is an extra cost and is by valet only and it does take about 5 minutes for them to get your car, it is not onsite. The biggest reason that we don't suggest a longer stay here will in Monterey.

Room Tip: Choose a room with an ocean view. The Cannery Row side has garbage pickup and food deliveries early...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a romantic getawy and I absolutely LOVED this hotel. Our room faced the ocean (which was a little more expensive) but WELL worth it!! We had a large glass window and we could open parts of it and hear the ocean waves all night. In addition to the great view, our room had a small couch and table facing the window, a fireplace, a very comfortable bed, smaller/older style bathroom, They offer breakfast which they bring to your room at the specific time that you request. In the evenings they offer complimentary wine and cheese which you can enjoy in your room or in the lobby area. They are located in the heart of Cannery Row and you can walk to all the local attractions and great restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: I would definitely ask and pay for an ocean view room!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. We were very pleased to find out that the Spindrift Inn was the perfect location for your romantic getaway and that you had the opportunity to stay in one of our ocean view rooms. We agree, there is nothing quite like listening to the ocean waves outside your window as you sleep. It is truly a magical experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back for another memorable couple’s getaway.

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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#7 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spindrift Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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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