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Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

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Malmo, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was very nice, clean and had everything you need in a hotel room. We only stayed one night on our way to Santa Barbara but could easily have stayed another night. The owner was so sweet to us and they actually had a good breakfast (compared to other American hotels).

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Pownal, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hesitant about staying here because I have had bad experiences at motels but was pleasantly surprised. Sarah and her partners make every effort to make this a nice place to stay including hard surface floors, granite counters, strong wifi, good breakfast, secure door locks. While the location is next to a highway and can be a little noisy,... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

TravelingJo8 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You hit the nail on the head Sarah makes it all happen. We have large rooms that are kept clean and fresh by our excellent Housekeeping team. Sarah serves and excellent complimentary continental breakfast daily to get your day started. We are located close to all of the Monterey... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The People in the lobby were helpful and courteous. The room was very spacious this might be because we were late and got the handicap (not by request!). It was clean. In the morning we went to the "breakfast" closet. there were 15-20 people from all over very crowded in small room. Some of the overflow went into the lobby... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

M.J G Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you have noted our rooms are spacious and they are all within a few square feet the same size. They are kept clean and fresh by our dedicated housekeeping team. I am sorry that our breakfast area is too small, but we opened up that area when... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for the money. Very clean and spacious room. Quiet A/C and room included microwave and mini refrigerator. Very comfortable beds with newer mattresses. Rooms appear to have been recently upgraded. Front desk staff very courteous and helpful. Owner was also very visible and engaged with the guests. Excellent location and convenient to shopping and restaurants. Easy drive to... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Brianurq Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. You are correct we have just recently remodeled and upgraded all of our rooms. Sarah has an excellent team that keep our rooms clean and fresh. We serve a complimentary continental breakfast daily to get our guests started to visit all of the Wonderful Monterey Bay sights.... More 

Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in after 10pm.We found the General manager to be very pleasant. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and we will go back to the same property.

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the kind words. We are close to all of the great Monterey Bay attractions both North and South. Sarah and her team are super and give that home away from home feeling. Thank you for your stay with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay near Monterey Bay. Great rooms and very friendly staff. Extremely clean and very well maintained. 5 Stars Breakfast with so many choices. A convenient store and gas station next door so you are ready to go. Definitely a great place to return.

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

pierrot16358 Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We offer large rooms kept clean and fresh by our excellent housekeeping team. Sarah puts out , as you have noted, and excellent complimentary continental breakfast daily to get your day started. We do own the gas station and convenience so our travelers can... More 

Dinuba, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, Comfy beds, nice breakfast , all at a great price . Very simple yet modern rooms . Staff was also very friendly . 15 minute drive to Monterey . Our family would definitely come again. Also liked that there was a convenience store next door for a quick snack or drink! Also the area was nice and close to... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Jesslalaw Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Howard Johnson Marina at monterey bay. Sarah has a great team that keeps our large rooms clean and fresh while providing that home away from home experience. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at monterey bay. We hope to see you on... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was located next to gas station. Kind of a strange set up but it was clean and comfortable. The ladies in the office were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was pretty good. It was fine for an overnight stay but not sure I would do more than a night or so.

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Julie s Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a travelers hotel with large rooms kept clean and fresh by our excellent housekeeping team. We do own the service station and mini mart that many of our customers use during their exploring of the landmarks in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. . Thank you again... More 

Temecula, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I wasn't expecting much after all it is a Howard Johnson. But this Howard Johnson is also a gas station/convenience store. Which made for more noise than usual and there was no parking, I guess that was taken up by the gas station. Just saying I would look for somewhere else to stay for the price.

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Peter c I am sorry that you had trouble with the parking. This is the busiest time in the Monterey bay area during auto week. Our pricing is still very competitive during this time but as you noted we were fully occupied. I am sorry that you had trouble with the psrking. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Address: 416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3320 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
Location: United States > California > Marina
Price Range: $87 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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