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407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2705
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#36 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
Value
4.0
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Paid private parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Salon
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish
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Aleksandra S wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel itself has probably been nice some time ago, but now it mostly looks run-down and would need a renovation, especially the rooms! The walls were so thin that we could hear 3-4 couples "having fun" like they were in our room... I am SO glad that we only spent one night there... In the morning we were supposed to have breakfast included, but what they called breakfast was coffee and an oatbar.... no comments needed. Would not recommend this hotel even for one night, even though the location is good, it's not worth the money.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Isabella M, Marketing at The Monterey Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, We are so sorry to hear about your recent stay. We are working on renovation plans and highly value your feedback. We want all guests to have a relaxing visit and our management is taking a closer look at your reservation. Best, Isabella
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jschneider2018 wrote a review Jul 2022
Bakersfield, California3 contributions
My husband and I have been staying at this hotel every year for 17 years. In the beginning, it was awesome and still pretty much is. It is in a great location, in great condition for a historical landmark, they HAD a great breakfast and employees would even remember us. Why would we Not continue the tradition? They even built the other side with a elevator when we used we used to have to walk up many flights of stairs. Well, over the years customer service has decreased and the prices keep going up. After this year though, and looking at some of these reviews, I think they are working on it. I really miss the breakfast. I would also like some help with parking a large vehicle because I got another parking ticket this year. But all these bad reviews because it old? Really? When you stay here, realize that you are staying at a historic hotel that is over 100 years old and appreciate it. It really is a beautiful hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Heather Collora, Marketing at The Monterey Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your patronage over the years, we're honored you've chosen to stay with us for the past 17 years! Thank you for your feedback about our parking and breakfast, we will take your comments into consideration. We appreciate your compliments about our historic building, and look forward to your next visit!
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Walt F wrote a review Jun 2022
Oakland, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
We took our grandson to the aquarium for his 9th birthday and thought this downtown location would be good It was! We’d planned to walk to a dinner on the wharf but it was the Warrior’s championship night so we did takeout from a decent burger joint across the street and a wine bar next door…ate in the room and watched the W The unadvertised breakfast buffet was de minimis but we enjoyed the bagel shop nearby and Peet’s coffee a short hop away before we went to the aquarium. Why we like downtown locations! Beds were comfy; bathroom clean & everything in order. Our room had good ventilation and it was pretty quiet Nothing fancy but the staff was friendly & helpful. Downside was only that both the TV and WiFi were a bit glitchy/slow, and that the registration/login pages were also clunky We had free overnight and AM parking just a bit away. I expect we’ll plan on it for our next visit when we don’t have to race thru exhibits at 9yo speed
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Heather Collora, Marketing at The Monterey Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there, we're so glad you and your grandson enjoyed our downtown location, nearby attractions, and our rooms! We look forward to the next time you visit!
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Jason P wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
So when I booked the room a week later then our stay. Josh at the front desk was so awesome to work with. He helped me with getting me a room I needed for the one night stay. I was also able to cancel my incorrect booking. He was a consummate professional and his manner and great training was showing in his customer service. I will now be calling and booking directly with the hotel on all of our future visits to our daughter at Cal State Monterey Bay. Room was nice for needs. I give the hotel 4
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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rowenademayo wrote a review May 2022
San Rafael, California10 contributions
We just spent the weekend here and the best thing is the location. Great restaurant's within steps of the hotel and just a 5 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf and a great promenade walk along the ocean that go's forever passing Cannery Row and places to stop for breakfast or just coffee. The hotel was built in 1904 and had great antiques but if we stayed there again, we'd request to be in the new building, the one you see the photo's of more modern furnishings. The older part is old and our bed was awful but we saw that they were replacing all the mattresses wishing they'd replace ours. I think we'd stay there again, but in the new building.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Stay in the new building unless you want an antique room. The antiques are beautiful
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Charles B wrote a review May 2022
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Had a great stay @ Monterey hotel for Big sur marathon. Very close to expo activities, near great restaurants and down town activities. Had very early am day of race and they had coffee and goodies ready. Great place to just relax after hard race. Very nice people. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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dmc0408 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The only good thing about this hotel is the location. The layout of the hotel is horrible. You can enter the hotel on either side of the hotel but there’s no one around to help bring in your bags. And if you unload in the loading zone, then you can’t get down to the middle of the hotel to the front desk because there are stairs. My room was clean but I could hear the person above me talking and plus my window was open and there was no screen. Overall, just not a place I would go back to.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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April P wrote a review Apr 2022
Boston, Massachusetts51 contributions25 helpful votes
The hotel is in a good area and it is very clean. Just very dated. Everything squeaks - the bed, the floors. You hear the people above you. The staff was nice and helpful. It’s close to the Fisherman’s Wharf and also to 17 mile drive. I probably wouldn’t stay here again but the price was much better for our one night stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Parking down the street is a good price.
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Response from Isabella M, Marketing at The Monterey Hotel
Responded Jun 14, 2022
Hi April, We're glad that you enjoyed the proximity to local attractions and the cleanliness of the hotel! I've shared your comments with the appropriate teams and we will look into the room that you stayed in. Best, Isabella
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Ted T wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California4 contributions
A historic property that could benefit from some minor renovations. But despite the wear and tear it is a charming property at a great location with warm and very friendly staff. The manager, Joshua was extremely professional and I left very impressed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Isabella M, Marketing at The Monterey Hotel
Responded Jun 14, 2022
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is highly valued. Our team is currently evaluating our hotel to see what renovations can be made to improve guest experience. We hope you choose to visit us again! Best, Isabella
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SH2706 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Pros: friendly staff and excellent location. Bed was very comfy Cons: ZERO soundproofing in the guest rooms. You can hear everything on the street (could literally hear word for word conversations even with windows closed), and the same goes for the other rooms. And the hotel is on a BUSY street. Literally did not sleep a wink for the two nights I was there. TV was from the 80’s and the remote didn’t even work. Hair dryer plug was cracked and wouldn’t work. The plumbing is strange so when the people in the room next door (or above, I couldn’t tell) took a shower it literally sounded like a freight train was coming through. The Wi-Fi also didn’t work well and would go in and out consistently. Note to management - either replace your windows with newer, thicker panes or maybe provide ear plugs for your guests. Modernizing the limited amenities would also go a long way.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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$181 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Monterey Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Monterey Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Monterey State Historic Park (0.2 miles), Monterey History & Arts Association: Salvador DalÍ (0.2 miles), and Monterey Museum of Art (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Monterey Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at The Monterey Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Monterey Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montrio Bistro, Paris Bakery Cafe, and Old Monterey Cafe.
Is The Monterey Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Monterey.
Are pets allowed at The Monterey Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Monterey Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Monterey Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tor House (4.5 miles), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (4.1 miles), and Cannery Row (1.2 miles).
Is The Monterey Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.