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Pelican Inn Monterey

1182 Cass St Munras Ave & Highway 1, Monterey, CA 93940-4510
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#54 of 57 hotels in Monterey
Welcome to Pelican Inn Monterey, a clean and comfortable hotel in Monterey, California where you'll feel right at home -- whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. We're pleased to be close to the Fisherman's Wharf, historic downtown Monterey and so much more. From our hotel, access the scenic California coastline. We're just off Highway 1 at Munras Avenue and also near Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Peninsula Airport. We also feature free wifi and more than 70 television channels on your room's 32-inch LCD TV. Plus, we offer free parking and expert front desk service, adding to the pleasantness and completeness of your experience with us. Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey are just a miles from our hotel. The aquarium is less than 10 minutes away. And it's only 17 miles to Pebble Beach. But that isn't all there is to do near our Monterey, CA hotel. Other nearby beaches include the Monterey State Beach, McAbee Beach and the white sands of Carmel-by-the Sea. If you're interested in shopping, enjoy Del Monte Shopping Center, Cannery Row and more. Car races are the business of the day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. And you never know what might be happening at Monterey Conference Center. Drive up to Big Sur, just 45 minutes away. Plus, there are too many nearby dining options to mention. No matter the type of food you want, a great choice is nearby. Of course, seafood is plentiful in the area. Staying with us means staying in comfort with people who genuinely care about providing you a pleasant California experience. From the moment you first visit our charming and unique hotel, you'll know you're in the right place for convenience and a great experience. May we serve you?
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Spanish
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Pastel Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions
Before I could even park my car, the owner was screaming at me claiming I was laughing at his kid and threatening them. (I’m an African American woman). He proceeded to refuse service after explaining his child’s right to ride a bike in a business parking lot with lots of foot traffic. The rooms smelled of horrrible perfume and the patrons of the establishment were apologizing to me on behalf of an owner they believed to be discriminating against me. Unsafe for African American patrons.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Tina M, General Manager at Pelican Inn Monterey
Responded Jun 4, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, I am very sorry to hear that you experienced such an unusual circumstance and inconvenience during your most recent stay with us. We would like you to know that guest satisfaction is of extreme importance to us and your feedback has been forwarded to management. We truly thank you again for sharing your feedback and for your valuable business.
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Rod W wrote a review Mar 2020
Dolores, Colorado, United States16 contributions4 helpful votes
I had reservations for two days and upon arriving I quickly booked a third day. The motel was super clean inside and out and also quiet. My room was large and basically had everything to make my stay comfortable. The family that managed the property were very nice and made me feel welcome. I think they had coffee in the office but no breakfast. Thats okay because you are a few blocks from downtown and there are endless possibilities for any type of food. I walked a few blocks into town each morning stopped at the Bagel Bakery for a large coffee and huge croissant ($5) and continued a few blocks to Fishermans Wharf where I had breakfast everyday. Unbelievable views. This was a very relaxing stay, I will return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room 208 ~ upstairs
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Response from Tina M, General Manager at Pelican Inn Monterey
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Hi Rod W., Thank you so much for your recent feedback on your stay with us at the Pelican Inn Monterey. We really appreciate your high rating and kind words about your stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day! Thank you very much.
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9801atx wrote a review Nov 2019
Austin, Texas20 contributions9 helpful votes
I've stayed here before and returned for a three night stay because the Pelican Inn is such a good value. Even though it's an older property, it's clean and housekeeping kept my room that way. The staff was very good, and except for the clock, which was fixed the next morning, everything I used worked fine. If you know Munras Avenue, then you know most of the motels there were built when American cars were big with bigger tail fins. The Pelican Inn hasn't gone through an extensive remodel, more of a here and there updating process. So the rooms may show a rough edge or two, but like I said it's clean. And the central location works well. I always get one of the rooms with a fireplace, if you know Monterey this is a nice feature even in the summertime. But what makes this place attractive is it's always on the low end of what motels in the area charge, so I'll probably be staying here again!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: The parking lot can be a challenge coming in/going out. Be patient.
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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Inn Monterey
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Hi 9801atx, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for always choosing our hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you have rated our hospitality and accommodations so highly. We are happy to have met your expectations with our friendly services and the cleanliness of our guest rooms. It means a lot to receive your feedback regarding the condition of the hotel and rooms, so we are aware of the areas we can improve and adapt to our guest's many different needs. We hope to impress you during another visit with every level of service. Thank you!
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surplusgal wrote a review Oct 2019
Beaverton, Oregon23 contributions3 helpful votes
The pictures looked a lot better than the place, I felt Bamboozled. Too much money for what you get. We stayed the night before in Silvang for the same amount of money and it was clean, comfy, quiet and with a pool! Updating is needed. I wish I would have researched more motels in the area. Very loud highway noise.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Inn Monterey
Responded Oct 20, 2019
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I want to apologize for the noise from the highway but please know that we do not have control for this but we will forward this to the team and see if there's something. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Jennylo80 wrote a review Oct 2019
Kingston, Canada118 contributions42 helpful votes
Great little motel. Cant beat it for the price! Location is good, can easily walk downtown and to the pier. The rooms are decorated nicely and the beds were fairly comfy. There is also a mall nearby which is convenient for Starbucks in the morning, mo breakfast at the motel.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Inn Monterey
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Hi Jennylo80, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your wonderful experience with us. We are so encouraged to do good always for our guests. We are really appreciative of your generous compliments about our location, breakfast and services. Glad to see your positive overall observations which shall definitely motivate us to serve our guests still better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pelican Inn Monterey
Which popular attractions are close to Pelican Inn Monterey?
Nearby attractions include San Carlos Cathedral (0.6 miles), Colton Hall Museum (0.3 miles), and Monterey Museum of Art (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pelican Inn Monterey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Pelican Inn Monterey?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pelican Inn Monterey?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pelican Inn Monterey?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pelican Inn Monterey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montrio Bistro, Paris Bakery Cafe, and Old Monterey Cafe.
Is Pelican Inn Monterey located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Monterey.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pelican Inn Monterey?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pelican Inn Monterey?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tor House (3.8 miles), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (3.4 miles), and Cannery Row (1.9 miles).