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“Unbelievably Pleasant!” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Monterey Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Monterey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Garrettsville, Ohio
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unbelievably Pleasant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Old Monterey Inn is EXACTLY what you want a Bed & Breakfast to be. Katy and Lawrence have not left one detail untouched. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms tastefully appointed and your every need has already been thought of. And to top it off, breakfast is delicious and beautifully presented. We were greeted by a pianist filling the parlor room with beautiful music and afternoon snacks. Everett helped us get settled in. Once we crawled into bed, we got another pleasant surprise...the sheets, pillow cases and toppers are the highest quality that you will find anywhere and unbelievably comfortable.

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a gorgeous property. We stayed in November, travelling with friends and mother in law. The rooms were amazing, just as we had expected from the website. The hosts were friendly and informative, and we really enjoyed breakfast with the other guests. The grounds are beautiful and the misty rain made it even more romantic. We travelled from Australia and would definitely stay again. Thank you Katy and team.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Oakton, Virginia
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A fairy tale getaway...every corner of the inn has something special. Gorgeous grounds, private patios, beautifully decorated rooms, gourmet breakfasts, wine and cheese with music in the afternoons, chocolates as you leave. I stayed in The Library, spending delightful hours reading in front of the fire. Katy and the staff did everything to ensure guests were comfortable and happy. A five star experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I just spent two nights at this lovely inn and it met or exceeded our expectations. We had a room with a fireplace and jacuzzi-style tub. The first morning we had breakfast in bed and the second morning we joined other guests in the beautiful dining room. Both breakfasts were delicious.

Our hostess Katy and her staff were charming. Saturday afternoon we spent a little time in the living room where we enjoyed wine and cheese. There was a piano player entertaining us as well.

Don't forget to wander outside - the gardens are lovely.

We then headed off to our romantic bonfire at Carmel Beach. Katy will set it all up for you, complete with blanket, picnic basket with goodies and everything for smores including the sticks!

One of the nice features is that this 1929 property is in excellent condition yet hasn't been "modernized" as many places often are - so it is still quite quaint! I can't wait to go again next year :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts across the globe and found Old Monterey Inn at the top of the list - beautiful grounds, lovely room, elegant and comfortable home with lots of special touches - piano player during the wine and appetizer hours, coffee and cookies available, breakfast could be brought to your room or you could go to the dining room, chocolates as a thank you gift as we left - we will look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We could not have stayed at a better place for this long planned trip. Katy and her staff made sure our stay was comfortable and gracious. We enjoyed our mornings meeting interesting people as we shared gourmet breakfasts at a table set with colorful china complete with lit candles and a fireplace. We compared notes on restaurants and where the best sightseeing spots were. The inn is located in a residential section of Monterey and was a great place to base our day trips from. The Library Room has its own balcony overseeing the gorgeous English style garden and was extremely quiet. Everett made excellent dinner reservations and was extremely helpful with our agenda during our four day stay. Overall - great place for a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We recently had the privilege of spending two nights at the Old Monterey Inn. A fantastic few days-- from our welcome to our departure. We loved the gardens on the grounds, amazed at the beautiful blooming flowers in early Feb., and only wished we had arrived during a season we could have spent more time outdoors. Recommendations from our host Katie were always helpful. Breakfast was really great both days, but I was craving just a little bit of bacon with the French Toast (an understandable commitment to no meats for meals). Cheese and wine each afternoon was really nice, plus the tawny port available 24-7 was hard to beat. I would suggest varying the wine selection from Chateau Julian, but again, the desire to support the local vineyard was understandable. Overall-- felt our time at Old Monterey was nearly perfection, and the room was fairly affordable-- we enjoyed the wood burning fireplace in the Rookery.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Peninsula > 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 11 B&Bs / Inns in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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