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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“beautiful place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

The Spindrift is a beautiful hotel. I was with a group of 5 ladies, so we had 2 rooms. We had an ocean front room and a street facing room, and that is the main difference, as the Cannery row room had a lot of street noise, whereas the oceanfront room was very quiet.
The fireplaces and breakfast were great, and the staff is very nice. We also loved the wine and cheese happy hour. Very well located. Overall, great experience!

Room Tip: Spend extra to get the ocean front room.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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San Marcos, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

This botique hotel is located right on Cannery Row, within walking distance of the Aquarium and many good restaurants and shops. The hotel is located right on the sand overlooking the ocean, with the waves drifting in and out underneath the hotel. Rooms come with fireplaces, you can use either gas or logs. We opted to have logs buring all night, provided free by the hotel. Wtih the smell of a roaring fire, it felt like being in the most relaxing place possible. Our room had a canopy bed, window seat to enjoy the view, binoculars and Carrera marble bathroom. Breakfast (included) is brought on a silver tray at the time you specifiy. Comfortable oversized chairs are placed in front of the fireplace. Named No. 1 U.S. Hotel for Romance by Trip-Advisor 2011. It is quite pricey, but if you want to splurge on a wonderful respite from your everyday life, this is a good place to try.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor on the water side, versus the Canary Row side if you want to enjoy cruise ships...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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san francisco
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Nice hotel great location go to eltoritos Mexican resturant for happy hour great drinks only thing I don't agree with valet prk at 21$ there's alot down street for 5$ a day Loved breakfast enjoy fireplace wine and cheese reception a joke get coupons for everything Ay check in

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Livermore, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed a night here for our anniversary. It was a very good choice! The most romantic hotel we've ever stayed at! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The feather bed was so comfortable and the fireplace was wonderful. Such a charming room! Our only complaint is that the Blue Fin Billiards bar across our Cannery row view room was incredibly noisy and kept us up until after 2am when they finally closed. If you're a night owl, this shouldn't be a problem for you. I would recommend the ocean view rooms if you like the quiet, like us. It's more expensive, but I think it would be worth it. I did overhear that they're putting in new windows soon. Maybe that will help with the street noise. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for luxury!

Room Tip: Next time I'd like to try an ocean view room! Seems like it would be quieter and a beautiful vi...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Very romantic place, ambiance very good, staff very friendly and accomodating. TV did not work and they credited us $50.00. Loved the fireplace and they give you the wood free. We had a roaring fire everyday in the morning and at night. Fell asleep with it on, loved it. Ocean view is a must, with the large bay windows, and with the window cracked opened a bit the waves were amazing. We will go again.

Room Tip: Ocean view is a must.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ksauthor
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We booked the Cannery Row room and although there was some minor road noise at 7.30am, it really did not take away from the beautiful room or hotel. I thoroughly endorse a 5 star review, gladly stay again any day of the week.

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Burlingame, California
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

right on the ocean. beautiful rooms. wine and cheese afternoon reception. very friendly staff. repeat customer and we are always anxious to return

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Spindrift Inn
Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1021
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spindrift Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Cannery Row, directly on the beach, Spindrift Inn offers an atmosphere of romance, elegance and gracious hospitality. The Inn's distinctive two-story lobby, with its hand-tiled floors, Oriental carpets, charming antiques, original art, and wood-burning fireplace, invites quiet conversation or private reflection. The 45 comfortable, luxurious rooms-half with breathtaking ocean views-are uniquely decorated and include wood-burning fireplaces, down comforters, feather beds, honor bars, TVs, CD & DVD players, wireless internet connection, marble baths and window seats or private balconies. Complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast is served in-room, & an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Valet parking is available. ... more   less 
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