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900 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-4512
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#25 of 57 hotels in Monterey
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
We are an independently owned, 15 room inn. We have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, TV's, clock radios and hair dryers in each room. Our free WI-FI is a commercial grade quality. Free parking is included Check in is from 3-9 pm and check out is 11 am. We're 4 blocks from downtown and 9 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. We can order 2-dayAquarium tickets for you online with a valid credit card. For a bit of hominess, come stay with us!.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Picnic area
Sun deck
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Sarah G wrote a review Aug 2022
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This was an excellent hotel. The room was spacious and clean with a good sized fridge and television. The bathroom was spotless and the towels were good quality and large. The free hot drinks and reception were great, as was the coffee machine in the room. The room was cleaned to a high standard daily. An excellent place to stay; have no idea why there are any negative reviews at all.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FredM737 wrote a review Jul 2022
Encino, California64 contributions63 helpful votes
We needed a place near Carmel for one night so we chose this one. Right off the bat we were shocked that ALL the windows in our room were unlocked. We were in a corner room on the first floor so luckily we noticed this right away before we left the room. Won't be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lawsonio1 wrote a review May 2022
Toulouse, France607 contributions202 helpful votes
Great little motel/hotel that is about 15 minutes walk from the front. Stayed in room 15 which was sparkling clean and very roomy. Parking was free which was a bonus. Check in was easy and the staff were very friendly. Would recommend and would probably stay again
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NQL wrote a review May 2022
London75 contributions68 helpful votes
I chose the Villa Franca on the strength of reviews. I requested a first floor room but had been put in a second floor. This was rectified at check in but was a deal breaker. The room was pleasant but oddly lacking in some facilities. While it was good to have a microwave and fridge, it would have been nice to have a coffee machine, while the lack of any cups, plastic glasses or ice bucket was plain perplexing, especially as there was an ice machine directly outside my room.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thomas S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Franca Villa was very clean and the room suited us for what we needed. We just needed a night for the Big Sur Marathon. The bed was very comfortable. Perfect for checking in, walking to downtown, settling in and waking up to go to the next destination. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Travelbug4712 wrote a review Feb 2022
Belmont, California18 contributions10 helpful votes
Janette who checked us in is super friendly and helpful (we chose a restaurant recommendation from her list which was great!). She had shifted some rooms so that we could be next door to the couple we were traveling with which was convenient and much appreciated. The hotel was clean, a great value and a short walk from the heart of downtown. Because it is at a major intersection, the road noise could be heard including some early morning (garbage?) trucks. Internet was spotty and the shower water pressure could be better but despite these issues, I would return again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Petra wrote a review Feb 2022
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Friendly staff and location is very walkable- 10 Minutes to Alvarado. Bathroom is tiny, and you hear every footstep above if you're on the bottom floor. I felt I was vastly overcharged ($200+) for a single night- but it was a holiday weekend. Is it worth $200? No. Is it worth the more average non holiday rate of $100? Probably.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BubbaMT wrote a review Dec 2021
Great Falls, Montana20 contributions4 helpful votes
Older hotel in walking distance to downtown Monterey. Everything was clean and service was good. We were able to walk to historic sites and restaurants. Despite being on a noisy street the room was quiet.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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James R wrote a review Oct 2021
Sacramento, California2 contributions
The Inn has a professional staff and the property is clean. The bed and linens were satisfactory. Towels were new (ish). The property is along "Hotel-Motel" row. It's better than most of the properties available in the price range. Parking is plentiful and right in front of the location.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Jose M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Awesome place to stay Awesome service. Beautiful rooms. If you are lookin for a place to stay this is the one . Overall very clean, quiet and beautiful place to stay. Definitely will come back again. Thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$118 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
El Dorado Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Franca Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Franca Inn?
Nearby attractions include San Carlos Cathedral (0.3 miles), Colton Hall Museum (0.2 miles), and Stevenson House (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Franca Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Franca Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at Villa Franca Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Franca Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Estéban Restaurant, The Wild Plum Cafe, and Parker-Lusseau Pastries.
Is Villa Franca Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Monterey.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Franca Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tor House (4.1 miles), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (3.7 miles), and Cannery Row (1.6 miles).
Does Villa Franca Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.