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“Our Favorite Romantic Getaway”
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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I should share this review, I always fear that I will have a hard time booking a room on our next trip. But this hotel and its staff are so extraordinary that I must do this.

Waking in the morning to watch dolphins and sea lions frolic in the kelp beds with the waves lapping at the pilings and rocks…what could be more romantic ??

The rooms are very quaint. The afternoon wine and cheese ?? The readily accessible firewood. Those and a hundred other little touches.

The staff is caring beyond belief. Teresa and I got engaged in Carmel while staying at Spindrift and we came back to celebrate. The front desk set us up with a restaurant reservation that swept both of us off our feet to celebrate the occasion. In this world of having to jump through hoops just to get anyone's attention in hotel, the staff at Spindrift really excels.

Definitely worth a try, particularly for you lovers out there, and I hope there are lots of you

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MontereyInns, Public Relations Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Your review swept us off our feet! Thank you for sharing and thank you for keeping romance alive at the Spindrift Inn!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Spent a great few days there overlooking the bay. Fireplace, great bed, outstanding service.

This is the second stay in this hotel. The first was an accident on after a long day in Napa Valley. We stumbled into the hotel late and crashed in the room. The windows opened over the bay and on that cool night, we snuggled up by the fireplace and had the best night ever.

We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

In center of cannery row but very quiet an comfortable. Loved our stay. Felt like we were only guests. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was not impressed with cannery row because too touristy for us. But hotel was great.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

From the moment we arrived until well after we left, this place did not cease to surprise.

Arrival was simple, friendly, and quick. Check in was very efficient and pleasant and we were in our room within minutes. I have to be honest the rooms are a bit chintzy for my taste but loved the place nonetheless. The rooms are well appointed (though the bed is a bit soft), we had a cannery row facing king and loved the views and the balcony. The log fire on a chilly winter evening and morning was a real treat for a hotel.

Location couldn't get much easier... 5 minute walk to the Aquarium, the hotel backs onto a beach... just amazing.

The Wine and cheese reception was a great touch. A little crowded, but both the wine and cheese were great. Breakfast was a little late in the morning, but was nice to have a simple breakfast served in the room.

After I arrived in LA I realised that I had lost my glasses. I called around a couple hotels to find I left them at the Spindrift... they located them and they were in the post that day. Such amazing service throughout.

This place is special and you should not miss it if staying in Monterey.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Posted on behalf of Randy Venard, General Manager

We are thrilled to know you will be back!

At the Spindrift Inn, we believe that it is the little extra touches like the wine and cheese hour and our thoughtful, attentive staff that make our hotel special. Thank you very much for noticing and sharing your comments here.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Very nice room (106) with beautiful view. They had a couple of king rooms available at check-in so they took us to each one and let us pick the room we preferred. Location is very convenient for touristy stroll to cannery row shops and restaurants. Really enjoyed the breakfast delivered to out room.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Pros: Fabulous ocean facing room, feels like you are right on the water. Great design on the first floor with the living area a few steps below the bedroom. Great bathroom. Great fireplace. Good coffee. Staff were extremely helpful and service very prompt. Great little 4 to 6 wine/cheese platter. You pay for valet parking, but can take the car out and in as much as you like, plus (and this is a very big plus), they let you keep the car in the valet (with suitcases) until 4 o'clock, (past the 12 o'clock check out after you vacate the room), so you can wander around a bit after check out. Cons: No hot water for my bath. Bed was lumpy and uncomfortable (if they are going to put a feather insert under the fitted sheet, first of all they should use a fitted sheet, and second, make sure the feather or whatever it is under, is consistently spread throughout the bed instead of heavy lumping in the middle! Breakfast coffee was good but the fruit platter was downright bad. Grapes where off, orange slice was juiceless, watermelon not ripe, altogether bad. Eggs were perfect. Muffin and coffee cake were good.

Room Tip: We loved the convenience of having a gas fireplace which is only available on the first floor. If yo...
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

I selected this hotel as a 'surprise' for my wife on our car trip north from LA to San Francisco. The hotel itself and the reception, complete with complimentary wine and cheese, was exemplary. And our corner room, with a gorgeous view of Monterey Bay, was truly beautiful, with canopy bed, nice bath, window seats and casement windows, which we opened for a cross breeze almost immediately. I didn't figure that the gas-fired but wood-burning fireplace, which I thought would make a romantic fillip to our stay, would actually have a lingering scent of smoke. Well, 'Duh!' what was I thinking. Of COURSE there would be a lingering scent of smoke. So, after a few minutes, we kinda got used to it. And after dinner, we piled a couple of logs on over the gas starter, and had a lovely fire, which we enjoyed from two super-comfy armchairs placed perfectly in front of the fireplace. In all, a five-type experience, but if you're allergic to smoke, don't get the fireplace room.

Room Tip: Just know that the corner room with fireplace will have a scent. It's about $100 more per night...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: $210 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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