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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

The beds and pillows are fantastically downy, a sleeper's dream! We rarely have the opportunity to truly get a good night's sleep in a hotel, but this hotel proves to be the welcome exception. We like to stay in 215, 315 or 415--great views and a corner fireplace! (220 has better views, but we prefer the roominess of the former.) Staff serve us a wonderful continental breakfast (complimentary with the price of the room) with tasty coffee, fresh orange juice, a wonderful fruit plate, and delicious muffins (other options also available). Each room has a CD player/alarm clock, and 3 nice CDs are provided for the guests' listening pleasure. One of these CDs is "The Sounds of Monterey Bay," and I thought it would be perfect for slide show I want to create this year. They usually have it for sale at the front desk, but were out of stock when I requested one. Just before we checked out, they called to let us know that they had managed to get one to sell us from one of their sister hotels. Now that's service! This year I took advantage of the spa services offered by the hotel, and I received an exceptional massage from Denise. Bethany is the front desk manager, and she is wonderfully friendly and helpful. We spend a week every January on the Monterey Peninsula, and this will always be our hotel of choice!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

We stayed here for one night on our driving tour from San Fran.
We had our room upgraded from a Cannery Row view to a seaview which was nice and the room itself is huge, the bathroom had 2 sinks and in the room itself, a breakfast table and two chairs... There is even a pair of binoculars for guests to use, wonderful for spotting the sea lions and otters in the ocean!
Service was professional and friendly too.
It is about a 10-15 walk to the centre and aquairum, shops and restaurants and only a few minutes walk to a plaza which has a great cafe and good coffee.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

My husband and I went to Monterey for our One Year Anniversary. We decided to stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. This has got to be the best hotel I've ever stayed at in Monterey. We had a gorgeous room and view. Perfect room serivce. Delicious complimentary breakfast. It was a perfect romantic experience for us on our 1st anniversary. Thank you to a wonderful Hotel. We'll definately stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

Not too fancy on the outside but what's inside is what counts and that is comfort, cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Had a bay view room - just fantastic! Merely a short walk from central Cannery Row but lots to see on the way and to walk off excellent restaurant meals. Don't discount Monterey Bay Inn because it looks far from the main part of CR - you'll make a mistake if you do. Enjoy!!!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

We had a room overlooking the bay and woke up early and watched the sun rise each morning, just beautiful. The contenental breakfast was very nice, and you order what you want the night before and they deliver it when you want it, so it was very relazing to watch the sun rise and eat breakfast. I spent a lot of time just sitting on the balcony enjoying the view. The CD player and relaxing CD's in the room were a nice touch, as well as the binoculars in the room. We saw sea lions and dolphins from the balcony. Don't bother with the hot tub on the 3rd floor unless it's too late for the other one, but the one on the top floor is a must! The view both during daylight and at night is amazing. The room was beautiful and very clean. Easy walking distance to cannery row and fisherman's wharf. Pretty pricey, but overall a great experience.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

We stayed at MBI on Christmas Eve. Our room was right over the water with a sitting patio, fireplace, jetted spa in the bathroom, and a huge comfortable bed. On the roof, we enjoyed the warm and bubbly hottub overlooking the starlit bay. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Beth at the front desk was awesome and full of holiday cheer! We will definitely recommend Monterey Bay Inn to our friends and family any time of year.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

My fiance and I stayed for one night and had a great experience. We prepaid to get a great rate on hotels.com and I think the overall value was very high. The inn itself is quite plain, but the rooms are very plush and comfortable. We upgraded to a harbor view room - definitely worth the extra money as the view is very nice and you can watch the sunrise over the hills in the morning. The rooms are a comfortable size and the bed is fabulous. The rooms have a nice balcony with chairs and flowers. The bathroom was extra large and had nice extras. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and would definitely come back.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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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: $186 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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