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Pacific Inn Monterey
Ranked #29 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Hamilton, ON
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88 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Value Option”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Monterey can be an very expensive place to stay, especially in the summer. Thankfully, there are value-priced places like the Ramona Inn to make staying in the area possible for the budget conscious traveler.

Is this the nicest hotel you will ever stay in? I hope not. But it is clean, quiet, and the manager is one of friendliest and most helpful you'll ever come across. It's located near the highway, on a commercial strip, but you'll need to drive to visit any of the attractions the Peninsula has to offer.

Are there better places to stay in Monterey? Of course! But by staying at this property we saved 40% a night over the next viable option. For that kind of value, it would be unfair to complain.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The hotel was average. The room seemed to be clean, but it smelled of humidity. Only 5 seats in the breakfast room. You need to take your car to get around. It was okay for one night but I'm not sure I would be going back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Zurich
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

On our Southwest tour with final destination San Francisco, we stayed one night at the BW Ramona Inn in Monterey. Above all we got an extremely friendly welcome by the Manager. He gave us a lot of information for restaurants and sightseeing and he made our first contact with this place an enjoyable one. The room was OK. Quite spacious and clean and quiet. Good complimentary breakfast. We liked this place and should we return to Monterey, the BW Ramona Inn will again be our first choice! For dinner we went to an outstanding restaurant called "The Sardine Factory". Great setting, excellent food and top service.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brandon, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We look for clean, comfortable, value priced places to stay in safe areas. This one fits the bill very well. Bill was really accomdating at check-in, letting us check out the room before we did anything. It's an older BW, but spotlessly clean and everything worked. He gave us some great tips for traveling on the rest of our vacation and directed us to the Black Bear Diner just down the street for a really good family style meal at reasonable prices. If you're looking for a 5 Star place with Valet parking and all the rest, this isn't it, but if you want a clean, comfortable place run by folks who seem to care and charge reasonable prices, stay with Bill at this BW.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The hotel is ok for a 1 night stay, but I wouldn’t go longer than that. The manager is a real nice guy and delivered excellent customer service. However, the hotel itself is very dated and dumpy. The TV/Satellite system that they use is very complex and the remote control doesn’t work properly for it. I think you need a degree to operate the thing. The ice machine was broken, which was a bummer since we were needing to fill our ice chest with perishables and sodas. Breakfast is more like a morning snack. The breakfast sitting room is very small with only a couple of tables to sit at.

The location of the hotel is actually decent. It’s about 1.5 miles back to the highway. However, there are 3 Best Western properties on the street along that stretch. So you really have to pay attention to which one you turn into. There’s a 7-11 across the street, a CVS down the road and a couple of restaurants nearby. Neighborhood is safe, but not much to see other than chain hotels/motels.

If I was just passing through, this hotel would be fine for that. If I wanted to spend more time in Monterey, I’d definitely look for something else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Spankytoes
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luton
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Couldn't have had better service a huge spotless room , very friendly staff , great choice of breakfast . You would need a car to get into the centre otherwise it is a two mile walk nice during the day . Would reccommend it to anyone

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank biizylizzy
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Seattle
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54 reviews
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

With many thanks to Bill, the manager, we had a peaceful stay and great night sleep. We were to arrive the day before but got stuck in post holiday/burning man traffic and decided to pull over in Truckee to stay the night. Called the BWRI and Bill understood our dilema and allowed us to cxl at last minute while keeping our reservation for next night. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a friendly face, dinner recommendations and a map of the area.

Beds comfortable, room quiet, frige and microwave... would stay again at this budget conscious hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Pacific Inn Monterey
Address: 2332 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5407 (Formerly Ramona Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Inn Monterey 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are conveniently located in Monterey minutes from all the major attractions such as the Aquarium, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Carmel. Our hotel also features pet friendly rooms upon request. All rooms have been recently remodeled at the end of 2016. ... more   less 
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Best Western Ramona Hotel Monterey
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Monterey Best Western

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