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“Romantic Anniversary”
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Old Monterey Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Monterey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Roseville, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Romantic Anniversary”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

We have stayed in Monterey often, but this was our first stay at Old Monterey Inn in Nov, 2011. The Chawton room was small and intimate with our own private entrance. The room included a gas fireplace, and a large 2-person jacuzzi tub. The full gourmet breakfast was certainly a highlight. We were also surprised to find 2PM cookies and tea served, as well as a 4PM wine and cheese service.

Our only caution would be that the Old Monterey Inn is about 1 block from the High School football field, and on a Friday night in the Fall you can clearly hear the crowd and P.A. announcer from your room.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Hubby and I just had 2 wonderfully indulgent nights here. We were in Chawton room and it was picture perfect in every way. Fireplace, double jacuzzi bath, incredibly comfortable bed. Bathrobes that we couldn't bear to take off on the first night so we grabbed some yoghurt from the complimentary guest fridge and stayed in our room. The complimentary wine and cheese buffet in the afternoon is delicious and features regional wines and cheeses as well as fruits, nuts, berries and olives. The crackers and spreads were also too good to stop at one. Breakfast is incredible as well so come to this beautiful inn with someone to cuddle and a hearty appetite.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Smithfield, Virginia
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

My husband and I stayed there two nights while vacationing in California. The Inn is such a delightful and charming place. Our stay there was one of the highlights of our trip. The owner, Katy is a sweetheart and she and her staff makes sure your stay is relaxing and memorable. The breakfasts are wonderful! If we come to the west coast again, we will definitely stay at the Old Monterey Inn .
Teresa & Harry

Room Tip: The Dovecote room is nice quiet room, very quaint and cozy. A lovey view of the front garden.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bay Point, California
2 reviews
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Old Monterey Inn delivered with a huge punch!! We were spoiled the minute we walked in. Every encounter with the staff and proprietors was super positive. True to their word they upgraded us to an available cottage that had not been booked, awsome. They provided turn down service nightly, coffee service in the morning with the newspaper followed by a gourmet breakfast to die for!! I picked up the phone a couple of times to request additional firewood ( man was that fire nice ) and it was there within 5 minutes ( thank you Lawrence ). Katy made sure that the flowers I had delivered to the Inn were waiting in our room when my wife and I arrived. Unfortunatley, we can't remember all the names ( the innkeeper's on duty Natalie and Ashley were sweetheart's and were nothing but helpful to us, thank you!! ) and all the staff that brought our coffee and breakfast, turned down our bed, etc. ( even had nice tunes playing for us ). You were all a great team, we would highly recommend the Old Monterey Inn to our friends and family. Thank you all very much!!! Chris and Sue.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auburn, California
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed there this past week. It was so beautiful and charming I felt like I was in a fairytale. The owners gave us a private tour so I can truly say every room is gorgeous! They all had their own fireplace and bathroom(beautiful tubs) modern amenities and a view of the gardens from almost every window. Every detail is thought of to bring warmth and comfort. I loved being able to get a massage on the grounds just outside the gardens..Every night was port and cheese by the fire and breakfast was five star; apple and peach cobbler followed by homemade cornbread with all the fixins and then soufflé. Amazing! Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Either the separate cottage or the upper rooms for the amazing views
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Our thanks to the owners and staff for making our stay at the 'Old Monterey Inn' perfect. Each day began with a different gourmet breakfast presentation in the beautiful dining room in front of blazing fire in the magnificent fireplace. The grounds are spetacular, quiet and peaceful with romantic fountains and sitting areas nestled among the trees and foilage. This was our second trip to the 'Inn'. On our first trip we stayed in the 'Library' full of old world charm. This trip we stayed in the 'Cottage' with its wonderful whirlpool tub. All the rooms have cozy fireplaces just waiting to be lit. Monterey is one of the most beautiful places on earth and a stay at this Inn makes it magical. Late afternoons found us in the great room for wine and snacks, again in front of yet another warm inviting fireplace. We can't wait to plan our next trip!!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the wonderful grounds, maybe one with a balcony or outside sitting area...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

I had such a wonderful time here. It's absolutely beautiful and the owners are incredibly nice and warm. Really cozy rooms. Big crackling fire in the main room. I really enjoyed the wine and cheese in the evening too! Breakfast was very impressive. They also have the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen. A wonderful place to sit and relax. I can't wait to go back!

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Property: Old Monterey Inn
Address: 500 Martin St, Monterey, CA 93940-4491
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Monterey Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and discover the most romantic bed and breakfast in Monterey, CA. Our Monterey B&B features luxurious rooms and suites with comfy beds, fireplaces and spa tubs. Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast or stroll the breathtaking gardens of our Monterey luxury inn. A peaceful and secluded atmosphere only minutes to everything in downtown Monterey. Experience what true luxury and comfort can be at our unforgettable Monterey bed and breakfast, a Select Registry property. ... more   less 
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