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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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“FANTASTIC HOTEL!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was one of the best stays we have ever had. The ocean-front room was just as portrayed at the hotel website. Wonderful views, clean, classy room and ammenities. Just wonderful. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. In-room breakfast is included and was the perfect start to the day. Simple coffee, fruit, pasteries, etc. but let us get on with our day without having to find a restaurant, go eat, lose time and so forth. If there was rating higher than excellent, I would have checked that box. We highly recommend the Monterey Bay Inn.

Room Tip: Ocean front room recommended
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

My wife and 17 year old son stayed here in April 2013 - in a room with a king sized bed and a pull out sofa bed.

There was one small negative, and that was the comfort of the pull out sofa bed. It was fine for my son who is small for a 17 year old, but if it were me on it, then it wouldn't have been that comfortable. I should add, it was your typical sofa bed matress, so no fault of the hotel.

The hotel was quite casual, with parking underneath the hotel itself and a small reception area. We only stayed one night but it felt very private and the staff didn't bother us at all.

There was also complimentary cookies which you could take up to your room.

The room itself was very modern and had an amazing ensuite with it's own enclosed WC. The shower was huge and the vanity also had a double basin. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in during our 5 week visit to the USA.

Everything was very classy - making it a wonderful place to stay.

The balcony actually overhangs the ocean, so you've got wonderful views of the water and we could see dolphins and otters right in front of us - magical!

There's also a nice courtyard which you could sit in at night and it had a central fire. It was too cold for my wife but it would have been really nice to enjoy that area and have a drink or two if the weather was a bit warmer.

Also, the sun rise is fantastic if you're up that early. We got some terrific photo's of the sun rising over the bay.

I'd also recommend anyone visiting take a quick drive down to Carmel by the Sea, which was very close and beautiful to see.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend. I will admit that this hotel is not much to look at from the outside, but the rooms are beautifully appointed, with lovely views. The hotel staff is friendly and professional. Beds are comfortable. Large, lovely bathrooms. Easy walking distance to cannery rw & Fisherman's wharf. The area's walking/ bike path, which goes for quite a longways in either direction, passes directly by hotel. If you are into scuba diving, there is a dive shop, with friendly staff right across the street. A lovely breakfast is delivered right to your room at the time you request.
I did notice that the walls are rather thin, and you can sometimes hear sound from adjoining rooms, or floor above. This was not a problem for me, but might be if you had very noisy neighbors in adjoining rooms.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle WA
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Probably the best location of any hotel on Cannery row. At the northern most tip of Cannery Row, you're a short walk to Cannery Row center, old town Monterey and Fishermans Wharf. The property is pretty laid back too, unlike some of the other properties like the Interconinental and the Monterey Plaza. These properties in particular are barraged with full tour buses. Not our cup of tea frankly.
We stayed in their top room, the corner ocean front panoramic room with a two person jetted tub. Loved the room, a bit on the pricey side but it was our wedding anniversary and my wife is more than worth it. The room(s) also come with a very nice and fresh continental breakfast every morning.
I don't normally rate this, but the King Bed was by far the most comfortable hotel bed I/we have ever slept in. Not sure what kind of bed it was but it was heaven.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rescue, California
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had our family stay for two days and two nights in an ocean view room. The continental breakfast was plentiful and everyone was happy with the food, even my picky 2 year old. The hotel is very family friendly and the front desk was able to provide us with directions and recommendations. The walk to the aquarium was a good 10-15 minutes so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The room was comfortable and the bed was so comfortable. Two kids shared the pull out sofa bed and they slept the night through. We were very happy with this hotel for our first family trip and would recommend to anyone else who would like a nice get-away.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are well worth it. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Placerville, California, United States
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I am very pleased with this hotel. Beautiful view of the pier, The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The bed is very comfortable so soft omg. It's close to all the shops on cannery row great food. My friend and I are going back in July to go on the boat trip. It was bad weather so we didn't get to go this trip. The wharf is in walking distance. The service if you need it is fantastic as well. The desk clerk Jessica is fantastic,the other people are to. Jessica stands out.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor it is great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We spent two nights at the Monterey Bay Inn but wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel is in a great location at the edge of Cannery Row but also a short 10min walk away from Fisherman's Wharf. The man in reception was very helpful in pointing areas of interest on the provided map.We booked an ocean front room on the 2nd floor. The room was large, clean and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable . Our children also described the sofa bed as being comfortable - often not the case with hotel sofa beds.The balcony was spacious and it was fascinating to be able to watch the seals and sea otters . As a previous reviewer has mentioned , you do get feathered visitors in your room if you leave the screen open. Not a problem as they just stand in the doorway hoping for breakfast scraps. The complimentary breakfast delivered directly to the room was fantastic . The choice was good and it arrived on time . The only minor issue was the sound proofing . The doors to the rooms seemed to be particularly heavy and would shut with a loud bang if you were not careful - you could always tell when your neighbours were coming in or going out .Also, heavy footed guests could easily be heard above you. However this minor issue didn't affect our stay and we do hope to return to Monterey . If we do we would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Monterey Bay Inn
Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1437
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#4 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#4 Family Hotel in Monterey
#8 Green Hotel in Monterey
#11 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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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