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“Gracious staff, nice place to stay in Monterey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

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Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Ranked #42 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gracious staff, nice place to stay in Monterey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The reason people don't know about this place is that it's not readily seen from Munras, and gets lost in the shuffle. This is on par with the Days Inn. A larger chain lost our reservation, and found us this room 'last minute'. The rooms are clean, comfortable, with properly working thermostats for the cold weather, and there's a nice garden view. There's also a pool. The staff is very gracious and goes above and beyond. Breakfast was good. The bathroom in the room is huge, which is nice. I would stay here again if I were in Monterey, as it's central to everything.

Room Tip: Downstairs room was nice, and convenient.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank s s
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

My family and I stayed here for 1 night on our journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We stayed in 2 rooms which were very clean, comfortable and great value. The beds were comfortable and the rooms included breakfast (fruit, cereal, yoghurt and pastries). The new managers, Sean and his parents were extremely helpful and made our stay comfortable and trouble free. The Inn is well located, and whilst on a busy street, the noise was not noticeable. We had dinner at Chopstix which is a Vietnamese restaurant within walking distance. The food was great value ($5.50 for a bowl of Pho) and authentic. We had a great stay and we would happily stay again when we visit Monterey again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MrsBeachandSki
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night. The service was excellent. When we checked out at around 11am which already passed the breakfast time at 10am, the staff asked us if we were hungry and she could reopen the breakfast for us with a warm smile. We were very pleased. As my iPhone was almost out of the battery and I was worrying as it served as my GPS, we asked her husband who also worked in the hotel if he had a charger. He immediately responded to our request with a charger for us. Both couple were so nice to us. We had some chocolate cake for breakfast. She asked us if we wanted to have more. Then we said just a quarter of it. Then she brought us with a full one. We felt her hospitality and asked if she was the owner. Then she said she was just a staff. We were quite surprised. In summary, friendly staff and great customer service. Great price-service value for this hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for an affordable, comfortable place to stay for the night and luckily we stumbled upon America's Best Value Inn. The service was great and the staff was extremely friendly. I was a few dollars short and the kind man at the front desk said it would be alright and let me stay the night anyway. If it wasn't for his hospitality I wouldn't have been able to afford another room elsewhere. The rooms were very clean as well as the pool. There is a no smoking policy on the premises, but walking 15 feet to the sidewalk to smoke a cigarette is by no means out of the way. You don't have to worry about the rooms smelling of smoke either so it's quite worth it. The location is prime as well. Jack-In-the-Box is a block away, the Del Monte Shopping center is in walking distance, and downtown Monterey with it's wonderful bars is only a few blocks away so driving after a night of drinking on the town won't be an issue. It's a short walk, but a cab ride back to the hotel will only cost you around $4 to $5 from downtown if you aren't feeling up to it. The view of Monterey Bay is great, the location is perfect, and the employees are friendly, helpful, and make you feel right at home. All in all, I had a great experience at America's Best Value Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joseph K
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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Monterey, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Located close to the Del Monte Center, downtown and the wharf. Clean Room. It was overall a very good stay. I just needed to get away a bit and it was perfect for that. I have stayed here a couple times now and every time It has been a pleasure. The service is definitely very good, nice staff, helpful people. Merry Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Ray S
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide you with hospitality service. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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Salinas, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I walked in late night in the cold and got a great room with a courtyard view, quick breakfast in a spacious breakfast room and great wifi service. As I walked out to my truck I noticed a view of the ocean, very nice. I will be back and there is no doubt that this is a great value in Monterey.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jake P
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide with hospitality. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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172 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

The receptionist was friendly and checked us in promptly. She welcome us and told us everything including the access to free wireless and parking. She said the hotel provide cameras so we needn't worry about parking..

The rooms were bigger than expected for the price. The amenities were there. The rooms smelled weird but once you let the fresh air in, it is fine.

The wireless connectivity is the best among all the motels we've stay for this trip. It is everywhere including the rooms and the fastest.

The location is great too. Very close to shopping and restaurants.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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PresidentsInnMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Respected Guest it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to provide with hospitality. Thank you for your thoughtful and appreciative thoughts.
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Property: Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Address: 1150 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-4514 (Formerly Cypress Gardens Inn)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Monterey
#12 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
America's Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue is a historic location and played an integral role as a Tree Nursery in early Monterey Community. The current hotel has gone through several renovations since 1965 and is in alignment with industry standards for accommodations that fit the needs of the Mid Scale Consumer. We strive to provide guests with value beyond the room. These features include: Complimentary WIFI over the 1.5 acre grounds, A Very Large Pool with a relaxing Lounge Deck and Hot Tub (approximately 40' x 75') (Closed Winter), A private self serve breakfast suite for guests serving a continental menu (approximately 15' x 20'), A modern business center featuring a large computer screen and printer with internet access, An onsite walkable garden terrace featuring a cast of trees (approximately 40' x 40') , A private Conference Center that can seat 30+ classroom style (approximately 30' x 30'), A fitness center suite in renovation, and a charming guest reception to welcome all of our new and returning guest families and friends. Our approximate guest room dimensions for King Bed Rooms are 12' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 12' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~312 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Our Double Queen Bed Rooms 16' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 16' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~416 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Furthermore each room has an approximate 8' x 7' glass patio door to experience Monterey's Beauty from Bed or a quick step outside without leaving the comfort's of home. ... more   less 
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