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“Fabulous!”
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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the staff to the amenities, this place is fabulous! We have stayed in many five star hotels and this one totally belongs among them. There is no restaurant or bar but Cannery Row is a short walk along the bay. An excellent complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room every morning. The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are easily five star. If you are able request a room with a balcony overlooking the bay and you will enjoy the barking seals as well as a great view. We will be back-

Room Tip: Balcony rooms overlooking the bay are the best!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are so honored that you found our staff and hotel to be 5 stars! As mentioned, there is no bar or restaurant on property, but we are located near some amazing alternatives that we hope you had a chance to try. All of our rooms offer fantastic views, however, you are correct in that a bay view room is something spectacular we hope our guests get to experience, as it truly is remarkable to watch all the sea life in their natural habitat. We cannot wait to welcome you back!

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Management of the Inns of Monterey
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We love this place. This is our third time here, and we couldn't be happier. We're on the Bay, hear the seals barking; the waves breaking on the beach in the distance. We have a balcony and our door is open (there's a screen) so we have sea air. The room is tastefully decorated and has nice amenities. Not to mention a rooftop hot tub on the fourth floor, overlooking the bay. The people are unfailingly nice, and I think the rooms are reasonably priced for where they are. You'd expect to pay much, much more for a location like this. We'll keep coming back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed for one night at this lovely hotel. We have stayed in many five star hotels but we did agree that the service and room here was world class. Thr complimentary breakfast to the room was a lovely touch which allowed us to enjoy our exceptional room. Dont miss the hot tub on the fourth floor- the views are beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. We are so delighted that you found our staff to be world class. They will be thrilled to hear your comments. We agree, the hot tub on the fourth floor is something not to be missed. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Loved it all. The water lulling us to sleep. The birds waking us up. Walking along the sea front. Breakfast delivered to your room. All fantastic.
Great location for the aquarium, 17 mile drive and Carmel.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

If I had read more carefully I would have realized that our room would face north rather than directly out to sea. The view was o.k., but not fabulous. The furniture was cleverly selected and arranged and the lighting was romantic. A small continental breakfast was delivered to the room. If the room was $275 I would have been happy, but at $350 I felt a bit exploited.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
We are very appreciative of you taking the time to share your comments. While we were delighted to hear that you found our room esthetics to be pleasing, we were disappointed that you did not find value in your stay. We always try to create value for our guests with the accommodations, location, and amenities we offer and are sincerely sorry that you did not feel this during your stay. We always strive to offer competitive rates and hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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Management of the Inn of Monterey
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California
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Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Just arrived a few hours ago. Very impressed so far. Room is so well thought out. Spacious, comfortable, plenty of storage. One of my pet peeves is walking into a beautiful hotel room and once you've unpacked it looks like a tornado hit because there is no space to store your stuff.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Southlake, Texas
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed here during the AT&T Pro-Am in February. The staff was very nice and accommodating, always helpful with directions and recommendations. The room was great - facing the water, listening to the waves all night!! Binoculars were handy, too.

Room Tip: Definitely spend the extra money to face the water. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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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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