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“The rooms are looking a little tired.”
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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“The rooms are looking a little tired.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have stayed at the Spindrift Inn four or five times over the past twenty five plus years, and have always enjoyed our time there. The location is excellent, and we like the many nearby restaurants that are within walking distance. However the hotel is begining to show its age and lack of maintenance. We had a corner ocean view room for four nights. The view from the room is wonderful, but the windows didn't look like they had been cleaned for months, which definitely detracts from the charm. On one window, the latch was broken and wouldn't close completely. The carpet was badly stained and dirty. The faucet on the tub leaked, and the sink drained very slowly. We love the wood burning fireplace. but after the second night the wood was replaced with logs that would burn only if the gas jets were left on high, and stopped burning as soon as the gas was turned off.

I was told that all the windows were to be replaced, so hopefully a maintenence program is in place. None the less, we were disappointed with the many small details that needed attention and will probably look for other accommodations the next time we travel to the Monterey - Carmel area.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We just love the Spindrift, the staff is helpful and inviting! The rooms have great views! The beds are the most comfortable we have slept in you won't want to get out of them. Its our go to place when we want rest and relaxation with a romantic feel! Close to anything you need and want to do...

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Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

This is a perfect spot to be refreshed, although pricey. Ocean view rooms are the best! Needs some minor touch ups but everything is cozy and quaint! The wood burning fireplace is awesome! Plenty of wood furnished! Lots of television viewing choices! Beds so comfy! Restaurants all around within walking!

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a great experience at the Spindrift. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and cozy. Breakfast to your door is wonderful but we got in room massages and it was awful! We thought with a great place spindrift is that we would be getting quality massages (at 85.00 a piece) and that was not the case. The two ladies were suppose to be our room at 3pm and start at 315. They didn't get to our room until 310 and still had to set everything up. Needless to stay they started late but ended right at 4:15... That wasn't even the worst of it. I am 7 months pregnant and the lady kept telling me I was "huge" and asked me if I was sure I wasn't carrying twins. You DO NOT tell a lady she's huge especially a pregnant one! She said it a few times and then asked my husband to help me adjust the pregnancy pillow since I was so "big." didn't make me feel very comfortable... Then in the middle of the massages the lady who was massaging my husband pulled up a chair and sat down! Now unless she needed to for physical reason (which she should of said something prior to the massage) I don't think it's very professional to sit while your giving a massage?! Maybe it was an off day for these ladies or we just got the wrong masseuses but from that experience I would not recommend the spa...

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Livermore, California
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time. Customer service was great everybody was so friendly and helpful. The front desk set up dinner reservations for us at the Chart house which was a short 4 min walk down the street, very convenient central location. The dinner came with a complimentary dessert and overall was a special experience. The only complaint I would have was the construction going on across the street, we were there on a Monday/Tuesday and they started early in the morning so it was noisy but out of our hotel's control. Besides that the hotel took great care of us and made our stay memorable. Our room had a fireplace in it that we lit up at night and it made the room feel so cozy and warm. Our room also came with a sauna which was odd but a pretty awesome feature. I would definitely come back and stay at the spindrift. The location, customer service and warm feel of the hotel made our stay one to remember.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I stayed here for a weekend with my girlfriend for vacation before I leave for Navy basic training. Everyone that works here was amazing! The rooms are spotless and they have wood burning fire places that really add a very romantic touch. The complimentary breakfast was exactly what we needed to unwind. The hotel itself was a perfect location.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Loved the hotel..very nice staff...clean room...great Continental Breakfast...Binoculars for viewing...although after looking at other reviewers pics.. we have have got the only room without a window seat..:(

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a window seat..also we were in a room directly behin\d the lobby which was noisy...
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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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