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Ramada Marina
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marina
Reviewed February 4, 2008

We booked our room on expedia and the room advertised having a "in-room jacuzzi" but we went up to the room and saw the "jacuzzi" it was half the size of my home bathtub with two tiny jets. Pathetic attempt for a "jacuzzi". When we went down to ask for a refund due to false advertising, the front desk was exteremely difficult and rude. In the end, after 2 hours of arguing, we left to find another hotel. He told me if he sold the room for the night, we wouldnt be charged. Of course we were charged. I attempted to call the manager (who of course was NEVER in) mutiple times and left numerous messages, never to get a reply. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE!!

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed January 26, 2008

Brand spanking new with everything shiny, clean, and new. Rate was excellent, service great. We woke up late and missed breakfast which means the place was quiet. Good place to stay with families. Away from the freeway but off a main room (down a ways) and easy to find. We will go back soon. I felt my kids and I were safe in this place.

Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed January 4, 2008

This was our second stay at this property. The first was OK, because we were on the quiet backside of the bldg. This was by accident, since they did not give us our originally requested room.

On our second stay we, were in a room facing the road and the traffic noise was ongoing through the night. We also had an obnoxious next door neighbor who had their tv volume at the highest level. We could actually hear every word from the show. I called the front desk to address this, but it didn't quiet down right away. I think it was another neighbor knocking on the door that actually took care of the issue. Not the best of service at this place. We try to avoid the congestion of Monterey when we visit the Aquarium, but I think we'll try another property next time.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with family
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Thank SOMA_Nomad
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Reviewed December 28, 2007

We were there for only 1 night as we were traveling through the area. This hotel is very clean and newly built with decent size rooms. It is not the place for those seeking an experience. For sleeping accomodations it is very good. The hotel definitely lacks a reliable and professional front desk agent (at least at night). The employee could not locate my reservation on the computer because he said it was down but followed up by saying not to worry. In fact you need not worry as there are many large chain newly built hotels along reservation road. But if you stay, parking is easy and lighted. Forget about the breakfast unless box cereal is your thing. For the price($67 at the time for a studio) it is a decent choice for those seeking a quiet, clean, no frills place to sleep.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2007

We have stayed at this Ramada several times this year while visiting our new grandbaby. We have yet to receive a room on the "quiet" side (away from Reservation Road), although we request it each time. We too had trouble with the loud and frigid air system.
BUT, the room is large, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast is fine. The staff is polite.
I've been able to get a room for $70+ each time we've stayed and I think that is reasonable for the amenities.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2007

The room was clean and spacious, if a bit sparsely furnished and decorated.

There was a noisy air conditioner that threw a frigid draft across the entire room. There were only 2 speeds - REALLY LOUD and off.

If it wasn't for this deal breaker, this would be a good hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank PeteL92833
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

We stayed 2 n ights in this hotel selected because of its location off Monterey, and an attractive senior price offered.
The Hotel location is rather good, not too far from Monterey, easy to find. The room was rather clean, large and convenient. Our stay would have been OK if any acceptable service provided.
BUT our previous request for a quiet room was not observed at all, and our room was facing a noisy ice-vending, besides the lift! Is senior price meaning noisy room? The hotel pretended to be full, we were proposed another room, but with an extra charge of 40% the initial room price (before taxes)! The service is deinterested, all the staff being constantly devoted to television watching. The breakfast is very poor : disgusting coffee, no hot water for tea making, no fresh eggs cooked, soap-tasting waffles, poor quality orange juice. The tables and chairs (located in front of overflowing litter bins) were not clean, and when service was asked, we were answered: just do it!
During the 2 days stayed in Ramada Hotel, we didn't see any smiling staff. We shall not recommend this Hotel (even taking account of the "senior price" advantage, and shall never come back again!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ramada Marina

Address: 323 Reservation Road, Hwy 1 Exit, Marina, CA 93933
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Location: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marina
Price Range: $96 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ramada Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the outskirts of Monterey, California in the quiet coastal town of Marina, the Ramada Marina is your ideal hotel in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula. Renovated in 2011, the 100% smoke free hotel is only a short drive from some of the Peninsulas finest attractions including Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, as well as Carmel’s Shopping Center and famous 17 Mile Drive and is just a scenic drive from the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Within walking distance from the hotel you will find downtown Marina and the stunning Marina State Beach. The hotel is highly regarded to be one of Marina’s best value hotels. ... more   less 
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