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#4 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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Located in the heart of Cannery Row, Spindrift Inn inspires a sense of calm and rejuvenation, just like its peaceful beachfront setting. Experience the newly re-imagined guestrooms' lighter, brighter coastal décor that is both relaxed and romantic, creating a tranquil haven. Enjoy a weekend escape on scenic Monterey Bay and discover for yourself why we are known as the area's most romantic hotel. Unwind in new guestrooms with luxurious bedding, plush furniture, handwoven carpets, window seats or private balconies and updated gas fireplaces. Wake up to a complimentary silver tray breakfast delivered to your room and an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Enjoy expansive, unobstructed views of Monterey Bay from most rooms, and from several rooms, soak in the charming scenes of the colorful street famously immortalized by native son John Steinbeck. Discover romance, adventure, and relaxation while staying in the heart of beautiful Monterey. The Northern California Central Coast awaits your exploration.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Business Center with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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2,243 reviews
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The Spindrift Inn is lauded for its breathtaking ocean views and pristine cleanliness, with numerous guests appreciating the romantic atmosphere and tasteful decor. While most reviews celebrate the well-appointed rooms and special touches, some have noted issues with room readiness. Service at the hotel is consistently commended for its polite and helpful staff, and the prime location near beaches and attractions stands out. Despite some opinions of being overpriced, the added amenities such as in-room breakfast and wine receptions contribute to its charm.
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MiAmorEterno wrote a review Feb 20
Los Angeles, California53 contributions66 helpful votes
Located on the beach with a Great ocean view of the Monterey Bay. Request the 4th floor, corner room, & ocean view. One of the nicest views of any ocean view room we’ve ever stayed at. We sat on the window bench seat and watched the otters in the bay for hours….while listening to the waves crashing on the beach below - unbelievably beautiful. My wife said there’s no reason to go on the 17 mile drive when you have this view, fireplace, and morning breakfast. Great hotel location in Cannery Row. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, & the Aquarium. Walking path is 1/2 block away. A short drive to Fisherman’s Wharf. The service and staff were incredibly helpful, supportive, and gracious. Can’t say enough great things about this property.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sara L wrote a review Feb 2023
Aurora, Oregon3 contributions3 helpful votes
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The newly updated rooms are fabulous. The bedding, mattress, and pillows are all top-notch. I love to read in bed, and their new reading lights are excellent. My trip was for work and visiting friends, and this room was perfect for both. There's nothing like sitting on the window seat, sipping coffee, and looking at Monterey Bay. The otters sure know they have it good! The front desk staff is super friendly and getting my car in and out from the valet was easy.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded Mar 30, 2023
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and 5-star rating. We're glad our staff was very friendly and that you had an amazing and fabulous time staying with us and enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and the views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn
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deadgrassdog wrote a review Feb 6
Yuba City, California231 contributions132 helpful votes
Another successful trip to one of my favorite spots. Took a friend and spent a romantic weekend by the sea... Love this place and it never fails to impress. Restaurants are within walking distance and nothing like waking up to the sound of the ocean breaking at your back window. Thank you Spin Drift for another wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Chris wrote a review Feb 6
San Clemente, California2 contributions
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It was Gorgeous! We were upgraded to the Corner Suite and it was Paradise. I proposed to my Fiancée on the 17 Mile Drive. The whole stay and trip was Surreal, I couldn’t recommend it more. The coffee and breakfast brought to your room, so many channels on television and the View is Just Insane. Go if you can!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vino wrote a review Feb 5
San Jose, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
"I stayed here once, but I won't be staying again." We were giving a room that is stuffy and has not seem the day of lights for weeks. The single decorated flower in the vase was wilted and had no water. When we asked for a different room, the person in charged quickly shot us down and treat us like we are not supposed to be there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Parking is bad.
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Edith C wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom21 contributions17 helpful votes
This hotel, situated by the ocean along Cannery row is a jewel. It transports you to another era. Classy and comfortable, a short from the Monterey Aquarium, it was a lovely way to start my California road trip. The staff was welcoming and helpful. It is a hotel I will never forget.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Parking is separate and because it is California, it can be expensive.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear emlchampagne, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star ratings and comments. We're glad our staff was very helpful and that you had a lovely and memorable time staying with us during your California road trip and enjoyed our location. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn
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Fred91210 wrote a review Jan 2024
Paris, France14 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a booking in Spindrift Inn (Monterey) from December 29th to January 1st. When we arrived at the hotel, we were told that Hotels.com had not sent the reservation. We were proposed another hotel for the same nights. We were supposed to have to have a view on the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. Instead, we had a view on an Exon station and the sound of cars & trucks + some loud partygoers. Hotels.com + Spindrift: please avoid the standard pre-written apologies and just answer this simple question : which one of you failed ? Spindrift, if this was you: you claim to be among the best of Monterey’s, but overbooking (voluntary to improve profitability by selling remaining rooms in other hotels of the group or involuntary by mistake) is not at the standard to want to be. How do your future guests know you will not do the same to them? Hotels.com, if this was you: the service you sell is based on reliability. If you cannot insure it, why should yours customers book through you instead of going direct to hotels? To both: you impose penalties for late cancelation (one night or more), but how do you indemnify your customers when you are at fault ?
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 9, 2024
Hi Fred, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We truly apologize for the inconvenience you and your family experienced, as there can be difficulties when booking through a 3rd party website. We encourage our guests to book directly with our hotel so that we can provide a more personalized experience. Rest assured, we are in the process of reviewing this reservation and will be contacting you to resolve this issue. We are truly sorry this happened and look forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn Management
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ph_travel wrote a review Dec 2023
Palo Alto, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a special property to which my family have been returning over the last decade. If you can get the rooms overlooking the small beach behind the building, it’s lovely as you can see the beautiful chalcedony-like color of the water right beneath the window. The rooms have recently been updated (furniture and drapery reupholstered) and floors refinished, and it’s great to have the fire going while listening to the waves (the heating is super quiet). The best thing about this is the management and staff. During the visit which started on Christmas day, we ran into a mishap of the third party booking site making a mistake on the room type on a sold out night and the assistant general manager Duchess kindly and expertly solved the problem in a way to make our stay even more special. Thank you to Duchess, Diana and the rest of the staff (the housekeeping staff are super warm and friendly, which shows they are taken care of well by the management) for making this visit memorable! We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Inns of Monterey, General Manager at Spindrift Inn
Responded Jan 9, 2024
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star ratings and comments. We're always delighted to hear that our guests have an excellent and memorable experience and return for another stay. We're glad our staff provided excellent service and was able to assist you during your most recent visit and that you had a magical and lovely time staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn
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Grace L wrote a review Dec 2023
54 contributions13 helpful votes
We visited from the Bay Area and stayed here for a short babymoon trip. It was the perfect weekend and we loved everything about our stay! The ocean view room with the working fireplace was so romantic and beautiful. We really liked how they provided binoculars so you can check out the sea otters etc. swimming out in the ocean! You are literally just feet away from the water and can even open the window for a nice ocean breeze. When we got to our room there was a rose and a bottle of sparkling cider, with chocolates and a note welcoming us for our special weekend. So thoughtful and nice! Of course the breakfast in bed every day also made us feel really pampered too and was so luxurious. A few weeks after our visit, we were in the area again and walking on Cannery Row. We remembered how beautifully the lobby was decorated and popped in again to sit down for a couple minutes (I am now 8 months pregnant and just wanted to rest for a second). A very kind employee approached us and even though I explained we weren’t staying that night, she still offered us water and asked if we needed anything, which we really appreciated. We didn’t take her up on it at first, but then decided it actually would be nice to have a drink of water, so my husband went up to the front desk to get one before we headed out. A different employee who was sitting there treated him very rudely about it, and made us feel really awkward. I apologized and tried to explain the misunderstanding, but she just stared at me and I felt so embarrassed. I totally understand the policy of not just giving water to anyone who walks in off the street, but the attitude and the whole experience that day sort of left a kind of weird impression after I had just spent more than $1,200 on a two night stay with them. Yikes! Still giving 5 stars though because that encounter didn’t have to do with our actual stay. I just think that the front desk staff could be a little more kind and friendly. But overall would probably stay there again!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 28, 2023
Hi Grace, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. and bringing this to our attention. We want to apologize for the miscommunication during your most recent visit. Rest assured, this is not the standards we have in place at our hotel and our Hotel Manager will be reaching out to you to learn more about the situation. We are glad to hear you had a better experience during your romantic babymoon getaway and truly hope this does not deter you from staying with us in the future. Your feedback allows us to improve, so we can enhance the guests' experience and we appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn
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Elie A. wrote a review Dec 2023
San Francisco, California1 contribution
My partner & I had such a delightful stay here this past weekend. It was for our anniversary and Spindrift Inn was perfect. 12/10 would recommend valet. The breakfast delivered to our room each morning was delicious & so thoughtful. When we got into the rooms, I had added special requests when we had booked the room and they followed suit. The room was so spacious and well-decorated. If you’re looking for a place to stay, don’t look any further especially if you’re looking for a lovely & romantic place in Monterey! We can’t wait to come back again. Thank you Spindrift Inn for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: 12/10 would recommend valet!
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Responded Jan 9, 2024
Hi Ellyzha, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star ratings and comments. We're so glad our staff provided excellent service and that you had a perfect and romantic anniversary weekend staying with us and enjoyed the amenities we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next special visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Spindrift Inn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spindrift Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Spindrift Inn?
Nearby attractions include Monterey Bay Aquarium (0.2 miles), Monterey Bay (0.2 miles), and The Cannery Row Monument (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Spindrift Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Spindrift Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Spindrift Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Spindrift Inn?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spindrift Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro Moulin, Hula's Island Grill, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Spindrift Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Spindrift Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (0.05 miles), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.1 miles), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (1.3 miles).
Does Spindrift Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Spindrift Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.