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BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #5 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and were extremely pleased. I am an admitted hotel snob and this was my first time staying at a Best Western. I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms had a great layout and while, not fancy, they had all the amenities we needed and were very clean. The morning breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a very convenient location to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. I would definitely recommend it and stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

we stayed in this hotel for 2 night due to reviews we have seen here.
i can say that the hotel was way overpriced.
even thought they upgraded us (which was great) the hotel hotel seemed old.
the breakfast was ok, and the location as well.
i do not recommend the hotel for young couple like us.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
I want to thank this reviewer, first and foremost, for taking the time to share their feedback regarding their recent stay at our hotel. Such feedback is extremely important to us, as it presents the best opportunity for us to make improvements. I also want to thank this reviewer for their high ranking of our service staff; their dedication and hard work is much of what makes our hotel stand out, and I am very happy to share this feedback.

Though we would hope to make all of our guests feel comfortable and relaxed with the ambiance created by amenities such as gas fireplaces in every room and a complimentary wine and cheese reception in the afternoons, we are disappointed to hear that, despite this, our hotel fell short of this guest’s expectations. Please know that we are in the process of a multi-year update to the property; beginning in 2011, we have already replaced the mattress sets, and guest room light fixtures and patio furniture, as well as installed a top-of-the-line Wireless internet system. Thus far in 2012 we have upgraded all of our guest room desk chairs and bathroom mirrors, as well as installed 42”, flat-screen televisions above the every guest room fireplace. As the winter continues, we plan to upgrade night stands, headboards, lounge chairs, coffee tables, dressers, drapes, and décor in all of the rooms – and we hope that this guest will consider a return trip so that they can experience firsthand these and many other improvements.

Again, I want to thank this reviewer for taking the time to share their comments. Should anyone wish to speak with one of our managers directly, please do not hesitate to give us a call; we are always happy to speak with our current and future guests.

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the General Manager
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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We just wanted to get away for the weekend and It turned out better than we expected. The weather was absolutely wonderful and the Victorian Inn turned out be a very pleasant experience. It may not be a five star rated hotel, but for the money it is hard to beat. It's only a couple of blocks from Cannery Row and other fine restaurants. There was no need to take our car out of the parking garage to have dinner the two nights that we stayed. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This place was a little hard for us to find, because it is small, and it is up a block or two from other larger hotels. That turned out to be a good thing because we really liked the more residential feel of this hotel's location.

The front desk help was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and very nice. Our room was terrific. It was roomy, very nicely furnished, and it did have a working (and attractive) fireplace. You should consider opting for upstairs because things were a little close in and busy to use our patio, but we weren't in the room that much anyway. The bed was good with the usual cushy comforter and selection of pillows we've come to expect from Best Western.

The breakfast was served in a dining room type of setting. It was very small, and we shared our table with other guests. This was absolutely fine with us, but there may be some who would find this annoying. The selection was fine, and they did offer eggs and bacon.

It is not a far walk to Cannery Row and the ocean. And the price was fair. Be aware that, like most places in California, you have to pay to park, but it is a garage. There is window washing fluid and paper towels for your use right near the elevators. We thought this was a great addition! Thanks to whomever thought to do that.

Room Tip: Request upstairs. There's an elevator, plenty of luggage carts, and it will be more private if...
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  • Stayed October 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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Hoover, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

When planning a trip to California from Alabama with my son, there was no doubt that the centerpiece of our travel would be a drive south on the Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur. Since we were flying into San Francisco, it only made sense that we drive from there on down to Monterey to begin the drive, but also to see the sights in and around Monterey itself. I liked the feel of Monterey, and can easily see why Steinbeck chose Monterey County as a basis for many of his stories.

As always, when researching an area in which I’ve never been, I first turn to Wikipedia to get an overview of the place, and next I read reviews on TripAdvisor
for the particulars (hotels, restaurants, attractions and points of interest.) Perusing the reviews, I honed in on a hotel, the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn.
One factor was the charm and another was the accessibility by foot of Cannery Row and surrounding tourist attractions (which I enjoyed more than Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco…not as “touristy”). Also, it seemed to be a great value for the all amenities with a full breakfast included in the room rate.

Although the whole inn is not Victorian by any means, it’s still a great little boutique hotel that should appeal to almost anyone. The rooms were clean and tidy, the beds comfortable, and the fireplace added just the right touch for a facility that close to the ocean. I especially enjoyed the breakfast, which included fruit as well as hot items. The coffee was especially tasty. If you plan on taking the scenic 17-Mile Drive from Monterey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, this is a great place from which to embark.

The bottom line question is, “Would you stay at the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn again on your next trip?” The answer is certainly a resounding, “Yes, must definitely”. I think you will agree if you spend some time there.

Room Tip: Like most hotels, best to secure a room not too close to the elevator.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Loved the location close to the shops and beach but kinda off on its own and private, the style, clean comfortable, charming fireplace. enjoyed the hot tub, Chris at the front desk was awesome and very helpful. Breakfast was great. I stayed here with my two daughters and it was perfect for our visit.

Room Tip: upstairs might be better so you dont hear people walking around at night.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hemet, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay in Monterey. The Victorian Inn is ideally located and is within walking distance to the Fisherman's wharf. The room was very nice with a cheerful fireplace. A tour bus was at the hotel at the same time we were which compromised the attention we received from the staff. We were told breakfast was served in the morning and wine & cheese in the afternoon, however, it was so crowded we gave up.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#6 Business Hotel in Monterey
#9 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn 3*
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