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Inn By The Bay Monterey

936 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Adobe Inn)
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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I went there out of season so that the rooms were very cheap (below 50 bucks). For that price, I was satisfied with the room.Very basic but good enough for a night of sleep. Some positive aspects: very fast wireless internet, the possibility to park your car close to the room and a shopping center in the neighborhood of the... More 

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San Clemente, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed here with my husband five years ago. The original plan was to camp in Big Sur, but all the campgrounds were full. We kept driving till we hit Monterey and all the pet friendly hotels were booked. A word of mouth by one of the hotel's representative that we visited, led us here to this charming little inn.... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Room was clean no odors to speak of, beds were comfortable, lacking power outlets. They really don't try at all on the free "breakfast". Bad coffee and danish. But the soap is memorable, about the size of a stick of gum. I think I overpaid at $70.

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Nisha p, General Manager at Inn By The Bay Monterey, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We have upgraded the size of our soap for our guests comfort. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

First time in Monterey and found this gem, Staff amazing shared all secrets of the area and helped getting reservations at great little restaurants. Cant wait to visit again and will be staying here each and every visit. Rooms clean and comfortable but the big plus park your car and walking distance to everything we needed A+

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Américo Brasiliense-SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you need a cheap and clean place to overnight, this is the place. Do not expect luxury once all is basic. Bad is comfortable and the staff is very friendly. At time of check-out we had mechanical problem with our car. The young (and pretty) girl of the front desk gave us all support we needed : call to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Great value. This is the second time we've stayed. Quiet and clean both times. 1.8 miles from the Presidio Monterey. Breakfast is simple but convenient. We found the staff very helpful - area maps, closest gas, restaurants, etc.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a little gem in Monterey. The property doesn't look like much, and neither does the rooms, but this place has an unmistakable charm, and humble old schoolness, in a very real and affecting way. Location is unbeatable - walking distance from great restaurants, Trader Joes, Peets coffee etc. and for a very reasonable price! It's very clean, and... More 

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Pescadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a very good stay here the other night. This motel came recommended from a local Monterey native. My room was very comfortable, bed was excellent. The room seemed to have lots of new items, from comforters to the table and chairs. It also had clean, modern bathrooms and linens. For the amount of travel I do, this was the... More 

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Red Rock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stayed 2 nights. Need a pet friendly motel because we travel with our small doxie. There is a surcharge which we are used to paying because dog rooms require sanitizing (yeah, right). However in no way could this place be dirtied by a dog. Also there was no area to actually potty a dog. There is a park of some... More 

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Nisha p, General Manager at Inn By The Bay Monterey, responded to this review

I feel this review is a personal attack on the hotel. After reading this review I called the guest to see what had happened and Miriam had stated that she had not even stayed at the hotel and that her husband was here on business and wouldn't be home for another week. Why would this review come from her perspective... More 

Newport beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed at the El Adobe last month for a weekend get a way. It was a charming inn walking distance to the warf and canary row. We were able to walk all around Monterey from this property. Loved the manager, very helpful and nice. Only thing it lacks are more amenities like a gym or pool. But it is... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inn By The Bay is in walking distance to downtown Monterey bay where there are restaurants, shops, bars, and the Warf. All rooms have a mini kitchenette which includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron. All guests have access to complimentary Wifi.Rooms with a view of the bay are available up early request. Pet friendly rooms are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn By The Bay Monterey

Address: 936 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Adobe Inn)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range: $123 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn By The Bay Monterey 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
El Adobe Hotel Monterey
El Adobe Motel
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