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“Tired and smelly” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Park Hotel
Ranked #48 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Tired and smelly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Think thickly painted cinder block walls with old carpet and peeling wallpaper. The musty smell was so strong that we ended up buying a candle to try and overpower it. On the positive side the restaurant above has a nice breakfast.


This is a property sorely in need of a remodel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MandWS-MN
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bwforestparkinn, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear your stay was less than expected. Our renovations should be completed by the end of this year. I hope you will reconsider staying with us in the future.

Sincerely,

Andrea C.
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

My friend and I stayed at this hotel as part of a three day trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Our room was comfortable and we were greeted pleasantly at reception. Our tour included a dinner voucher and what a SURPRISE. I have been travelling in United States for 3 weeks and the Crazy Horse restaurant delivered the BEST meal I have had in that time. My New York T-bone steak was delicious with baked potato and seasonal green veges. Thanks to Omar and another kind waitress for their delightful service. It's been a nice experience getting out of the big hotels and smelling the pine plantation air. The organic supermarket 5 minutes walk away was the best I have ever seen. A real bonus. Meredith (Melbourne, Australia)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meredith F
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bwforestparkinn, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your experiences with us on your recent stay at Bay Park Hotel. We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We're glad that you found our amenities and the friendliness of our staff to be of real benefit for your travels. We are very thankful you shared this with us and with others. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Andrea C.
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Maitland, Australia
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at the Bay Park Hotel as part of a Big Sur tour.A refreshing experience at a lovely hotel with very good staff in reception who new how to treat travellers.We had a Meal in the restaurant
& it would have to be the best meal we had in our five weeks in the USA.This meal was made all the more pleasant by wonderful charming attentive staff,thanks to JC & his fellow staff.

Room Tip: Stipulate which floor you want as most of these country hotels have multiple floors & if like us...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian H
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bwforestparkinn, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review of your stay at Bay Park Hotel on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We're glad that you found our amenities and the friendliness of our staff to be of real benefit for your travels. We are very thankful you shared this with us and with others. We hope to see you again the next time around.

Kindly,

Andrea C.
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Australia
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We have been staggered by some of the good reviews for this property. There must be some big variations in room standards here. The reception is a bad start.....dark, dingy, old fashioned. Our room we had confirmed since late in 2012 was for 3 adults with 2 queens and a rollaway. We were shocked to be told it was not available. So even though they had accepted and confirmed our reservation for a room with this bedding we were greeted with "oh no...we can't put a rollaway in those rooms, it's a fire hazard". They offered no solution. The woman on the front desk called a "manager" and kept switching between English and Spanish in front of us which was very ignorant and unprofessional as she actually spoke good English. Even though the hotel was like a ghost town they refused to give us a second room. We ended up having to accept a king room with a rollaway....the filthiest, dirtiest, oldest rollaway we've ever encountered. The rollaway turned up later and being late and with the hotel not caring about our situation we were stuck. We had to put the filthy rollaway mattress on the floor and cover it in towels as the base was ancient, filthy and sagging and made it worse.

The curtains in the room only went half way down the window. We didn't realise until during the night that the bottom half of the window had only been painted with something so that during the night the room was flooded with light.

The electrics were bizarre and dangerous looking too. If you don't have a car this hotel is too far out. We had to get taxis everywhere which was expensive. Also, enjoy the view over the boarded up petrol station outside your window.

Only highlight was the restaurant was good. So many better options in beautiful Monterey, This place has seen better days

Room Tip: Go elsewhere
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Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Pottsville,Pa.
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I traveling with tour group were taken to the Bay Park---best advice we can give---don't Go there!Room was deplorable,smelly,terrible room.pet friendly,looked as though pets used carpets not grass! We had to check out immediately and find another hotel ,no way could we spend the night there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dbren
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bwforestparkinn, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Park Hotel, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
I am very sorry to hear that the hotel did not suit you as well as it might have. Of course we want all of our guests to enjoy their experience at our hotel and really apologize that this was not the case for you.

Best regards,

Andrea Chavez
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

There are many cheap motels around, but this one stands out in quality. Huge rooms, big windows in the rooms where you can look out and actually have a view, nice restaurant inside the hotel, walking distance to a mall. All that for the price that is only slightly bigger than the cheap motels around it! Nice value.
Beds are comfortable, rooms are large, TV is there... everything for a night comfort, not much beyond, but quite satisfactory and a good choice if you want to stay in the area.

Room Tip: Higher floor for a better view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex M
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bwforestparkinn, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your great experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return in the future!

Best Regards,

Andrea Chavez
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Property: Bay Park Hotel
Address: 1425 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-6099
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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