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Villa Franca Inn

#13 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Monterey after driving down the 1 along Big Sur from Santa Barbara. The price was good, it seemed that most places in Monterey were on the higher side (perhaps due to the MLK weekend). The Trip Advisor reviews are accurate – this is a small roadside hotel but very clean with friendly staff, rooms are aging but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

AMAZING welcoming, nice and kind people. Nice room, very clean with everything you need ! Free fast wifi, parking and delicious home made breakfast included. Best price, you'll never find cheaper for this high quality of services and accommodations.

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Thank Julien Léo P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here last night - what a great little hotel. There are only 15 rooms so the owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are clean, reasonably sized and the room rate includes a great breakfast with fresh homemade muffins. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I stayed at the Villa Franca for over a week after my surgery. It was the best decision I made. Joy and Cory went out of their way to accommodate my needs (which were very specific as I was in a lot pain) and I had such a comfortable stay here. The place has a very charming feel to it... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Well run, friendly and helpful with recommendations. Clean room, comfy bed and basic but good breakfast. Good location 10 minutes walk to centre of Monterey. Only downside was the road noise but most of Monterey hotels will suffer from this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Small but with great service! rooms are decent! we took a 2 bed room.. bathrooms very well maintained. location is quiet even though its 10 mins walk from the city centre. best of all is the service.. one would not associate service with a motel/inn but in this case i really appreciate the small things that the staff did for... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stopped at Villa Franca for one night as we were driving down the west coast. It was a beautiful place to stay, location excellent by the bay and close to all shops, restaurants etc. The staff were incredibly friendly, offering advise on where to eat and suggestions for activities. The room has everything we needed, definitely stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Had an early morning fishing trip planned, arrived the night before late in the evening so our stay was actually only a few hours (mostly for sleep). Let the staff know we probably would arrive close to their closing time or after (10:00 pm). Those I spoke to on the phone were very courteous and helpful and all went smoothly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We got to Monterey when the town was out of power. They had lanterns ready for us and had lanterns on the railings so it wasn't dark. Actually it was very enchanting and charming. Cory was was very welcoming and despite no power was upbeat. His girlfriend, sorry I didn't get her name was very sweet and makes the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Villa Franca, and after a very long drive it was lovely to be made to feel so welcome when we arrived. Cory's recommendations for a place to eat were excellent and everything was within walking distance. What made this place special above all was the breakfast, and Joy's hot oats... More 

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