The positives are that the location is great and the owners are very nice and accomodating. It is sparkling clean and the gardens are gorgeous.
This place has seen better days. Our first room on the second floor had a sliding glass door instead of a window, but had no screen. This became an issue as there was no climate control, air conditioning or vent and we did not feel secure leaving the door open at night with no screen. The room was too stuffy to sleep. This is a weird situation as the owner aknowledged to having a problem with racoons. There is a masonry wall outside the glass door, quite convenient to wildlife or neighborhood cats.
My request for a room change was accomodated right away- basically the same room but with a screen. It made a huge difference.
When I plugged in the clock radio in both room, the outlets sparked alarmingly.
The room layout is odd with the bathroom counter/sink on the left of the front door and a door to the toilet/tub on the right with a closet rod in between. The sink faucet leaked and the hot and cold were reversed in both rooms.
The room rates seemed a bit arbitrary as well. I overheard a guest extending her stay and the desk clerk told her that her rate would be raised to $134 because it was Friday and the rooms were $10 extra. I was paying $179 for Friday and Saturday, which was $100 more than the weekday rate.
I will say again the the hosts are very nice. It is probably a couple who are doing everything themselves and working very hard at it. It was just a dissappointment after all of the rave reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn By The Bay is in walking distance to downtown Monterey bay where there are restaurants, shops, bars, and the Warf. All rooms have a mini kitchenette which includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron. All guests have access to complimentary Wifi.Rooms with a view of the bay are available up early request. Pet friendly rooms are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Adobe Hotel Monterey
- El Adobe Motel