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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 57 hotels in Monterey
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
GreenLeaders Bronze level
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
Beach
Business Center with Internet Access
Massage
Newspaper
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harbor View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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JAM360 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago83 contributions38 helpful votes
Lovely, small inn on the edge of everything. Within walking distance to restaurants and aquarium. Room right over the water (seaguls are a bit noisy). Room was nice size and well appointed. Great service. 2 hot tubs very small - one with nice view. Cheers to the crew who helped us celebrate a birthday! Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided great service and that you had a lovely time celebrating a birthday while staying with us and enjoyed our location and views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Sonno wrote a review Aug 2022
19 contributions12 helpful votes
Excellent place to stay. Very very nice view from the rooms. The rooms are nicely furnished. The staff is nice and professional. Absolutely nothing to complain here. I remcoment reserving rooms 220 or 320 - these rooms have the best views. A little more expensive but worth.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very accommodating and that you had an excellent time staying with us and enjoyed the views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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MRM wrote a review Aug 2022
Irvine, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
The good: Staff were great. Room service and house keeping people do their best and are very nice. Nice View Convenient parking space under the inn Good breakfast The bad: Not what you expect for the price. Not as clean as you expect from the pictures. Smells like an old inn. Location is not great.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were all disappointed to hear your most recent stay was not what you had expected. Your feedback is important to us, as this helps us evaluate our product and services offered to enhance the guests' experience, and we will share it with our team. We are happy to know our staff provided great service and that you enjoyed the views and breakfast. We strive to provide each of our guests with a positive experience. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable stay. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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timjyork wrote a review Aug 2022
York, United Kingdom20 contributions23 helpful votes
The most fabulous hotel. We had a side Seaview room and the views were incredible. We watched whales, sea otters and sea lions from it. Monterey is fabulous. Watch out for the cloud coming down on a whale watching trip but you will still see loads of humpbacks. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Tim, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a fabulous and incredible time staying with us and enjoyed the views and the marine life. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Mikek wrote a review Jul 2022
Earlston, United Kingdom37 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed en famille in two harbour facing rooms. Location slightly out of the way but suited us as able to walk to dinner nearby ( see separate review) . Staff were friendly enough without being very visible sand everything was comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would return ( if only for the whale watching).
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Mike, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very friendly and that you had a comfortable time staying with us and enjoyed our location. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Cecilia D wrote a review Jul 2022
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First off, the price for staying 2 nights was much more than what was given to us. The decor is a little outdated, side tables were chipped, sofa bed had crumbs that were obvious before even opening up the bed. However, there were 4 of us and beds/pillows were very comfortable, the bathroom spacious and the separate toilet, the flush pressure was powerful!! Believe me, it makes a difference when there are multiple people that have to share one bathroom. The balcony with the full view of the beach and ocean was so great, especially when you can see the wildlife right outside your room. But I cannot give enough praise of the housekeeping staff. They were wonderful; kind, efficient, easy to talk to. More than willing to take care of our requests within reason. One of the best staff that I've had to encounter in a long time. Thanks to the wonderful staff!! If it wasn't for the price, I would have given this hotel 5/5 stars.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: request a room that faces the ocean, and not near where the staff get their equipment/etc.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Cecilia, Thank you for the review and comments. We're glad to hear our staff provided wonderful service and that you had an overall pleasant time staying with us and enjoyed the balcony view and ocean atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback and will share it with our team, as it helps us evaluate our products and services to enhance the guests' experience. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit to Monterey, so we may demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable stay. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Kauaiguest wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia95 contributions50 helpful votes
This hotel doesn’t even come close to offering value for money. Luckily our room was large, with 180 degree ocean views and a deck, and the bathroom also was spacious with great views - as we had paid for. But the remainder of the hotel that we saw was scruffy, carpets dirty, very slow elevator. The mini bar was empty. (Even if this is a so-called Covid measure, I can’t really see how it helps, especially as none of the staff wore masks or required guests to mask up in the common areas.) Again, luckily, there are lots of good bars and a wide variety of restaurants in the vicinity. I needed to do some laundry so used the laundry bag in our room but couldn’t find any instructions, prices etc. I texted my queries to the number they had given us for assistance. I didn’t ever get an answer. I asked about it at the front desk. At first they denied that there were laundry bags in the rooms, because the hotel didn’t do guest laundry. Then they googled a nearby ‘laundry service’ that I could use. It turned out to be a house cleaning service. I found my own laundry. On the first morning, the dirty towels were removed from our bathroom but no other services provided - the bed wasn’t made, the bins weren’t emptied, the room wasn’t tidied or the bathroom cleaned. I queried this at the front desk. The woman there, who appeared completely disinterested, told me I mustn’t have requested the room be serviced. I noted that I wasn’t ever asked about it and so requested it at that time. The room was later serviced. On checkout, the woman at reception didn’t even get up from her desk at the back of the office but just spoke very loudly to (at?) us from there. Hardly customer focused. So the view was nice - but there’s not much that this hotel does to enhance that.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Think twice about whether or not to book this hotel
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Responded Jun 16, 2022
Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. We were all disappointed to hear your most recent stay was not what you had expected. Currently, Monterey County does not have a face mask mandate. We follow the directive that non-vaccinated employees are required to wear a mask, and fully vaccinated employees/guests have the option to wear one. It is a personal choice based on the individual; we apologize if this made you feel uncomfortable. In regards to the minibar, each guestroom has a list of snacks/drinks for purchase that can be picked up at our Front Desk, or we can deliver them to the guestroom. Currently, we also offer a same-day laundry service 3 days a week. Our standard is for our Housekeeping Department to ensure each guestroom is properly cleaned. We apologize for the issues you experience and for any miscommunication. Rest assured, the challenges you mentioned are taken seriously and have been shared with our team, as it helps us evaluate our product and services offered to enhance the overall guest experience. The satisfaction and comfort of our guests are our highest priority. We truly hope you allow us another opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable stay. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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purpleij wrote a review May 2022
Sarasota, Florida221 contributions151 helpful votes
We had a snafu with our travels and at last moment had to find a hotel in Monterey for 2 nights. Due to the price we selected The Cannery Row view room which turned out to be large by hotel standards, had a comfy, king size bed with a large bathroom and a nice size balcony. It was so windy and cold I’m happy we didn’t pay extra for an oceanfront. Did not have a restaurant on-site but did offer continental breakfast brought to your room each morning. The location was convenient, close to all attractions and easy access to Hwy1. I was concerned about the noise level being on Cannery Row but the only noise we heard on occasion was that of the seals which one would hear from anywhere in that location. The only item we didn’t like was they charged you $24/day for on-site parking. We felt that was a lot considering your a customer.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 2, 2022
Hello, Thank you for the review and comments. We're happy to hear you were able to stay at our hotel and that you had an overall comfortable time staying with us and enjoyed our location. Regarding the parking fee, this goes directly toward our efforts to create a secure environment; this includes a night security guard, security cameras, and other features that help to keep the parking lot safe and exclusive to our guests. We feel the amount we charge is reasonable, especially when compared to some of our neighboring hotels. We hope this does not deter you from staying with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Tammy T wrote a review Apr 2022
San Jose, California213 contributions90 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in late December. Great service from front desk, was able to check in an hour early. Amazing oceanfront view and they gave me a high floor overlooking the bay as requested. However, the walls are extremely thin. We can hear full conversations from the room next door and were well aware every time someone coughed or used the toilet. if you are a light sleeper like me, please be aware!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded May 12, 2022
Hi Tammy, Thank you for the review and comments. We realize how disturbing it must have been to be bothered by the noise level of the surrounding neighbors; the comfort of our guests is our highest priority. Your feedback is important to us, and we will share this with our team. We are happy to hear you had an overall amazing and great time while enjoying the ocean views. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more quiet stay. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Carla W wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn and we absolutely love it! Reservation- I recommend that you call direct to make reservations or call them direct after you make online reservation for any requests or changes. The 1st time we stayed there in February it was for our anniversary. We requested a nice quiet room away from elevator n a higher floor and they accommodated us. They even had left a nice little welcome gift for us when we arrived for our anniversary. I requested the same or similar room for our 2nd stay and they were very accommodating for that also. Parking and Check-in- There's a sign for you to park 1st before you check in, and it's a nice covered self-parking area ($24 and you are allowed to park for a few hours after checkout)- they even have a few charging stations for those of you that have electric cars. Front desk staff were very efficient, quick and knowledgeable about check-in process and parking. And they offer in-lobby cookies, too :) As others have stated, they do not have a big lobby area, but if you have an Ocean or Harbor view room, that's where you're going to want to hang out, or if there for the aquarium or Cannery Row, you'll be out. Room- We would recommend the Harbor view rooms on the 4th floor with a balcony (never been in the Ocean View, so can't say if better) as you can get a view of the wharf, fishing boats, beach with waves against rocks and people watching. In-room binoculars are provided to watch the comings and goings of boats, divers and sea life. Last time we were there we were able to watch a pod of dolphins. You can also hear sea lions at night when it's quiet. Noise- Some have reviewed that you can hear the Cannery Row traffic, but we had found that it really wasn't that bad and did not detract from the peace, Particularly if you request a room nearer the Harbor. I also really appreciated that this lodging is at the end of Cannery Row and so in general it is quieter with less foot traffic than it would be from a hotel in the middle of Cannery Row. Amenities- We also really enjoyed the 4th floor hot tub on the corner with the harbor and ocean views. It is open quite late, which is unusual for some hotels, so we had plenty of time after dinner to take a dip. There is also a second hot tub on the 2nd floor (that does not have an ocean view), and there is a nice open air patio area next to it with chairs and a fire pit (we did not utilize that area while there) Breakfast- Again, some people have mentioned that there is no restaurant on site or room service, but their breakfast was very fresh and if you are good with a light breakfast like we are, then it's perfect. This included yogurt, hard boiled egg, fresh fruit, juice, warm muffins and coffee. Check-out- Simplified checkout- you dial the front desk and let them know you're checking out and they email you your receipt. Overall- This is a very nice, affordable, clean, safe, relaxing place to stay on the Bay. We have stayed at some of the other "fancy" hotels with ocean views and although they have valet parking and on site restaurants and luxurious lobbies, we actually felt more relaxed and comfortable here. (But admittedly, we are country folks who don't quite fit the pretentiousness of some of the other establishments).
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 15, 2022
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We are happy to learn that you had such a lovely time during your first visit and decided to return for a second stay. We appreciate guests like yourself and are glad to know you had an enjoyable, relaxing, and comfortable time staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.2 miles), Cannery Row Antique Mall (0.2 miles), and California Sea Otter Game Refuge (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wave Street Cafe, Crystal Fish, and Sea Harvest Restaurant & Fish Market.
Is Monterey Bay Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Monterey.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (4.9 miles), Cannery Row (0.4 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.5 miles).
Does Monterey Bay Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Monterey Bay Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.