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Monterey Bay Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 57 hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, CD and DVD player, usb charging ports, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace complement your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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We stayed here as our second stop on our PCH road trip. I’d booked on the basis of location and TR reviews. Our whole experience was outstanding from check in to check out. We were greeted warmly and checked in swiftly. Our room was spacious with gorgeous bathroom and amenities. And the view over to the harbour was stunning. It was lovely to sit and listen to the ocean and the wildlife from our balcony or bed. Breakfast was served to the room as ordered and fruit yoghurt coffee and pastries made a welcome change. It was a great relaxed way to start the day, There is complimentary coffee in the reception in the mornings and a plate of cookies in the afternoon. Location was great with plenty of bars restaurants etc within 10-15 minute walk. We were very sorry to leave Monterey and the Monterey Bay Inn.
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The outside of this property may look a little plain in the pictures, but the rooms are lovely. We had a private balcony from which we could hear the surf crashing and view the bay with its marine life. We spotted at least one otter each day, and on the morning of our departure there was a regular "otter party" of 9 within sight. Each room has a pair of binoculars to help with viewing. You can have coffee or tea delivered to your room each morning along with continental breakfast. That was fine for me but my husband prefers a heartier breakfast, which we found elsewhere. Also, the bread served with the continental breakfast was mostly sweet rolls, which I do not care for. If we return to Monterey, we would definitely choose this place again!
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My daughter and I took a girls trip and stayed at this hotel. Upon arrival, our massages, which we booked in advance, were ready for us in the relaxation room. After a blissful hour, the desk clerk sent up a bottle of chilled wine and chocolates to our room since it was both our birthdays. She couldn't have been more accommodating. The room, 408, was facing the beach, park and bay. Stay in the rooms closest to the ocean. We were on the 4th floor and a roof top Jacuzzi was on our floor. Reservations were made by staff both nights for dinner and we were treated like VIP 's. A breakfast was brought to the room each morning, fresh fruit, coffee, sweet rolls or muffins, it was great. We sat on the balcony and watched scuba diving lessons, otters, seals and many seagulls! This is now our go to hotel in Monterey. We loved it. The staff has a lot to do with it, from the desk to the housekeepers, etc, they were all wonderful. The room was large, bed comfortable, balcony great, bathroom huge. All iver, i certainly would recommend the Monterey bay inn !
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Pros: Updated bathroom and adequate tv. Cons: Bay view room was just a view of a park where people were looking right back at you (no privacy at all) and you really had to go outside to see any water. For $400/might, this was the worst place we stayed. Also, there’s no room service and lots of road/parking lot noise (horns blaring all night) lastly, this was the first hotel we’ve ever stayed in that you could hear people talking and walking from the floor above. Pass on this place.
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Response from Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello willysmom7, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent stay with us! We appreciate your comments shared and are sorry for the noise you experienced from other guests and that you felt misled by your Harbor View guest room. We strive to provide a memorable experience for all of our guests and will certainly pass along your feedback to our team in an effort to improve as we move forward. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
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We found the Monterey Bay Inn after an unfortunate experience with another hotel and last minute found this hidden gem. Rooms were spacious, clean and the views are outstanding. My kids watched the sea lions, birds, otters, whales and lots of boats for hours on the balcony. The breakfast delivered to our room every morning was great and the service staff is so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great place on Cannery Row.
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$272 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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