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Inn By The Bay Monterey
Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Reviewed January 11, 2014

First time in Monterey and found this gem, Staff amazing shared all secrets of the area and helped getting reservations at great little restaurants. Cant wait to visit again and will be staying here each and every visit. Rooms clean and comfortable but the big plus park your car and walking distance to everything we needed

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Room Tip: Choose rooms facing Bay upstairs
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you need a cheap and clean place to overnight, this is the place. Do not expect luxury once all is basic. Bad is comfortable and the staff is very friendly. At time of check-out we had mechanical problem with our car. The young (and pretty) girl of the front desk gave us all support we needed :
call to the car rental agency, asked for food to us and permitted we stay longer in the room until we had our situation resolved. I recommend this Hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms face a patio, like in motels. So, I suppose all rooms are similar.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Great value. This is the second time we've stayed. Quiet and clean both times. 1.8 miles from the Presidio Monterey. Breakfast is simple but convenient. We found the staff very helpful - area maps, closest gas, restaurants, etc.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a little gem in Monterey. The property doesn't look like much, and neither does the rooms, but this place has an unmistakable charm, and humble old schoolness, in a very real and affecting way. Location is unbeatable - walking distance from great restaurants, Trader Joes, Peets coffee etc. and for a very reasonable price!
It's very clean, and they got really great, comfortable beds.
The cool thing for us - who's been traveling with our five year old daughter - is that there're Kingsize rooms has an ekstra twin size, which is perfect for a kid.
The management are also very nice and service minded and will help you out with any questions about the town.
We been here several times - and it's just an awesome place!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a very good stay here the other night. This motel came recommended from a local Monterey native.
My room was very comfortable, bed was excellent. The room seemed to have lots of new items, from comforters to the table and chairs. It also had clean, modern bathrooms and linens.
For the amount of travel I do, this was the perfect motel for the right price. Im very happy I stayed, and will definitely be back! The owners/management make you feel like a valued guest. This is how business travel should be. Thanks Nisha!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stayed 2 nights. Need a pet friendly motel because we travel with our small doxie. There is a surcharge which we are used to paying because dog rooms require sanitizing (yeah, right). However in no way could this place be dirtied by a dog. Also there was no area to actually potty a dog. There is a park of some sort across the street but after the dog picked up a dead mouse or maybe a rat almost as big as she is I would not go back. Sheets and towels were clean but carpet was so dirty my husband's socks turned black. Furniture looks like it was picked up off the curb from someone's trash. Advertises free wifi but connection was poor to nonexistent. Breakfast consists of juice and sweet rolls but no actual dining area to eat it. Usually we stay at a chain such as La Quinta which is certainly not 5 stars but compared to this place is palatial. Also be warned that there is no air conditioning but there was a large rotating style floor fan which we did not use (we opened the window which allowed the noise from the busy road to compete with the TV.) I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Nisha p, General Manager at Inn By The Bay Monterey, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

I feel this review is a personal attack on the hotel. After reading this review I called the guest to see what had happened and Miriam had stated that she had not even stayed at the hotel and that her husband was here on business and wouldn't be home for another week. Why would this review come from her perspective if she hadn't stayed. I am flabbergasted as to how Miriam say that the furniture was pulled off the side of the street when it is actually only a year old and it is nice dark wood furniture. The side desk does have a little bit of wear from housekeeping using the wrong cleaning agent on it but other than that the room looked great when I went to inspect it after the review. the carpet is shampooed after ever pet stay and so there is no way that the socks could have gotten black. I went and conducted the sock check myself.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed at the El Adobe last month for a weekend get a way.
It was a charming inn walking distance to the warf and canary row. We were able to walk all around Monterey from this property.
Loved the manager, very helpful and nice.
Only thing it lacks are more amenities like a gym or pool.
But it is a very clean and pretty property.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Additional Information about Inn By The Bay Monterey

Address: 936 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-4512 (Formerly El Adobe Inn)
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range: $102 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn By The Bay Monterey 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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

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