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“Sweet room, friendly staff and great location”
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Monterey Bay Lodge
Ranked #32 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
St. Augustine, Florida
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“Sweet room, friendly staff and great location”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We booked this room at the last minute and it was the nicest place we stayed the entire week we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway! Pretty white and blue updated decor in a convenient location across from a lake and one block from the ocean. Lovely grounds and an easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf. We did have a/c in our room, but some rooms do not have it. Friendly gentleman checked us in and answered all our questions about the area. Loved Monterey and loved this place!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were on a fly/drive trip to USA and Monterey was a one night stop over for us. The Monterey Bay Lodge was a nice little motel with clean rooms. We had free wifi, coffee, safe, toiletries and towels included. I would stay here again.

A nice place to eat nearby is Loulous or Sands Bar and Grill - both can be found on the boardwalk nearby with parking. If you ask reception they will tell you. Loulous was great for breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed 6 nights in September 2013 in a king fireplace room. I cannot comment on other rooms in this lodge. Our room was nice and clean. The bathroom was marble and tile and had a large marble shower. The king fireplace rooms are in a one story part of the property and were very quiet. These rooms also came with their own numbered parking space that was literally right in front of the room! We ate breakfast every day at the cafe on the property. The room rate was reasonably priced. The location in Monterey was great. The beach was across the street - maybe 300-400 feet from our door. It was a short, easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf, and Cannery Row was a little farther, I estimate a 20 minute walk.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carrara, Australia
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Chosen for its location and rates, this is a pretty good place for an overnight stay. It's an older motel that has had several upgrades so I expect some rooms are better than others. There's several room choices and they are clean and tidy. I booked online through their website and check in was quick and easy.
I had trouble logging into the wifi but this was partially due to my having an Ipad. We had a great breakfast at the attached Marlyn's Restaurant and if not going into Monterey for dinner it's probably a good choice. One word of warning though. It is near the Monterey Airport and there can be some noise from aircraft flying over the motel, the first was at 6.30am!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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East Greenbush, New York
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We just sat down to point out the misleading picture of the Lodge and the Lake, and what should appear in the most recent review? Pretty much the same thing we planned to say! It is worth noting that there is an excellent view of the Lake from the on-property restaurant, which made for a fine start to the next leg of our trip. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet, and an easy walk to a fine restaurant, Domenico's On The Wharf. In addition to dinner, you can watch and listen to the seals.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, WA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed there for car week and it was within walking distance to the auctions, restaurants and Fisherman's Wharf. A park and the beach is across the street, so it's very convenient. We had a room facing the side street, so it was very quiet; it felt like a private bungalow. The bathroom was nicely updated. Although comfortable, the bed was too soft for me; I woke up each day with back pain. My husband was fine. But, that is not going to stop us from going next year, so we booked it!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is an older hotel in the northern part of Monterrey, but the hotel is kept up well and it is a short walk to the shore from here.

The picture is a bit deceiving because it makes it look like the hotel is right on the water, but it isn't. There is a small estuary/lake across a fairly busy street and part of a bigger park. The parks are nice around the area, but there are some homeless that live in the area so I would be careful about leaving things in your car and long walks after dark. Overall we felt safe in the hotel so don't get freaked out.

The other strange thing about the hotel was that in between you and the beach is a gas station and a carpet store. You should probably look at Google Maps and the video on Hovidre.com for a good look at how and where the property is located.

The rooms are in good shape and we slept well on the bed. No complaints here.

Like the title says, it is an older average hotel that is probably good for a couple nights.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Monterey Bay Lodge
Address: 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940-3396
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience. ... more   less 
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