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“Best kept secret in Monterey”
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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Auburn, California
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4 reviews
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“Best kept secret in Monterey”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This our second year to stay at The Monterey Bay Inn. Quinn and Wendy at the reception desk always go the extra mile to accommodate and see that your stay is special. I was impressed that they provide the environmental product line Aveda for your personal needs. Continental breakfast was wonderful and delivered to our room was a plus. Also i received a massage that was great and it made it even more relaxing that you can return to your room relax and feel like you have a day at the spa.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 302 and 202 great rooms.There are rooms located at the end of the buliding facing...
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Green Features: They provide Aveda products for your personal needs. Aveda has been a leader in environmrntal products since the 70's. This says a lot for The Monterey Bay Inn's commitment to environmentally-friendly practices.
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Matthews, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This hotel was perfect and the rooms are beautiful!! It truly is a gem. The bathroom was very very spacious and luxurious. The breakfast was also perfect and delicious. The staff was very courteous and friendly. If you are ever in the Monterey Bay area please stay at this gem of a hotel. Believe me you will be surprised.

Room Tip: Any ocean front or ocean view room is worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

It does not come much better. Great beach outlook, excellent room & parking facilities, yummy breakfast & the staff were very polite, helpful & accommodating. Everyone who goes to Monterey Bay should also visit the amazing Aquarium & Fishermans' wharf.

Room Tip: Bay views are spectacular.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Modesto, California
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We've stayed many times in the Monterey Bay area and this was by far the best we've experienced. Room was perfect, ocean view great, and service impeccable. Didn't get to use the 4th floor hot tub but definitely will on our next stay- high up with a view of the wharf and bay !
Surprise chocolates and a bottle of wine for our anniversary.
Continental breakfast was great- delivered to our room.
Just a great weekend !!

Room Tip: All rooms overlook wharf and San Carlos beach or Monterey Bay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our stay here was perfect! We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a card for our anniversary. Everything was amazing from our view...the spa...breakfast delivered to our door...and walking distance to everything! Just perfect! :)

  • Stayed June 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Just what we expected. Breakfast brought to room lovely. Didn't give 5 stars due to two things we had to ask to have fixed. Also 3-4 holes in screen door. Lovely sound of waves crashing. Lots of sea gulls. Get clam chowder at old fisherman grotto and sour dough bread to go and eat on your balcony. Aquarium ok not outstanding if you don't have kids with you. Mbi best without kids. Partial ocean view is fine. I'd return in a second.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

No detail is forgotten from the flowers on the balcony to thoughtful touches in the bathroom. From my partial ocean view room, I could watch the bay to my left and urban life to my right. I love this place and it satisfies my rule for hotels ( borrowed from a friend), that requires a hotel room to be at least a bit nicer than my own bedroom. The service is great, the room is clean and comfortable and the view and sounds of the bay can't be beat. The complimentary breakfast rolled to our room each morning is the icing on the cake.

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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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