When you pay in excess of US$350 for a room in a small town, you do expect something stunning. In all fairness, Monterey is a tourist town and we were a family of 4 in that room. But even considering that, there is something that rings substantially untrue about the website and some of the rave reviews. The rooms are nicely appointed, everything is neat and clean, you do get a view of the ocean. The so called sumptuous breakfast is quite frugal and resembles a typical complimentary continental breakfast served in a budget hotel. The only difference was that it was brought up to the room. The television was an old small screen. But I guess we were not a couple of newlyweds gazing dreamily into each others eyes, so we had to ask "Nice, but 350$?" For that much money, we expected something luxurious, which this hotel clearly is not.
It helps that the Monterey bay area is an absolutely gorgeous place and we quickly overcame our disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, CD and DVD player, usb charging ports, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace complement your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Bay Hotel Monterey