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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

When I arrived to check into this hotel, they were in the middle of their happy hour, which consists of complimentary local wines and cheese for guests. What a welcome! The ladies at reception were super friendly. My room was just wow! I loved the way it was decorated and I enjoyed looking out over Cannery Row. The Aveda bathroom products were a lovely touch. There is also a nice rooftop terrace which is great to enjoy the wine and cheese just beware of the giant seagulls who will stalk you!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a three night stay at Spindrift. We had a wedding to attend in Big Sur. Monterey's proximity to Big Sur is perfect. You can take day trips and still return to Monterey for a nice evening in one of the most romantic inns with fine restaurants within walking distance. Their late afternoon wine reception is a perfect way to end a day of sightseeing and you get to mix and mingle with other hotel guests. Spindrift is small and intimate. The staff are trained to make sure that all guests feel special. They are always available to answer questions and make recommendations. Every evening we enjoyed a fire with the large windows open enough to hear the sound of the ocean. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast in front of a fire listening to birds beginning their day while wearing our thick and warm Spindrift robes. The continental breakfast is served promptly at the time you request with linen napkins on a very large tray. I loved the china teacups from which to drink my coffee. We ate at our leisure and enjoyed it thoroughly. The beds are feather beds that you sink luxuriously into while enjoying the sound of the surf as your fire slowly burns down. It really doesn't get much better. Each time I leave Spindrift, I start planning a trip back. There's much to appreciate and enjoy about Spindrift. The small things add up to big things in this small boutique hotel which makes for warm beautiful memories.

Room Tip: Would definitely choose an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2014

Thank you for your spectacular review. We can almost relive your experience with your descriptive review. You have truly captured what the Spindrift Inn is about. From our location to the amenities we offer we could not have described it better ourselves. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay.

Warmest Regards,

Management of the Inns of Monterey

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Spindrift Inn was a lovely boutique hotel in the middle of Monterrey's Cannery Row. The up side of that was the convenience of being able to walk everywhere..restaurants, shopping, views of the water. The down side was it made the hotel noisy at night if you were on the street side when you had your windows open because there wasn't any air conditioning. Overall, we did enjoy our stay there, however. Rooms were clean, nicely appointed, and romantic with the wood-burning fireplaces. The staff was especially friendly and helpful. Happy Hour with complimentary wine and appetizers was a nice touch, though taking these to the rooftop was not an especially pretty place to sit. Breakfast was delivered to our room right at the time requested though our choices were limited. Book this hotel knowing what to expect and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Based on the reviews on this site and the pricing we were expecting a charming stay for the finale of a road trip around California. As some others have noted, the location is very convenient for the Aquarium which was good for us but the other aspects of Cannery Row were depressing and tacky. The view from our second floor (uk: first floor) ocean facing room were enjoyable and the staff pleasant and helpful. We also enjoyed the wine reception and the atmosphere in the lobby.

We're grading this three stars because of the room and the breakfast. We found our room cramped and a bit dated. The bed was two singles pushed together which was strange. We don't expect to have to pay for drinking water from a mini bar when the room tariff is already expensive and there is nowhere to buy reasonably priced bottled water in the vicinity. Breakfast in the room was not very nice and inconvenient.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

We are appreciative of your comments and want to thank you for sharing your feedback. While we are thrilled to hear your kind words regarding our staff, we were disappointed to hear that your Monterey experience did not meet your expectations. We can assure you that all of our rooms do offer King Beds, however a king bed does require two separate box springs, which we believe you are referring to. We do offer our guest’s mini bar options as a convenience and are disappointed that you did not enjoy this amenity along with our complimentary breakfast delivery. We find that most of our guests like to enjoy breakfast in the luxury of their own room or on their balconies to soak up the fantastic views. Thank you again for taking the time to post your feedback, as it provides us with our best opportunity to continually improve.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great place, great location, great staff and great rooms. Cozy rooms with a fireplace and feather-top beds. We liked our room so much that one night we opted to buy dinner to-go and bring it back so we could optimize our time there! Street side is a little noisy, so spring for the ocean view. It's worth it. We will next time!

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Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This little boutique hotel is absolutely wonderful. We had a beautiful sumptuous room complete with fireplace and a big bay window overlooking the ocean. The sound of waves at night is very soothing. The wonderful staff couldn't be better

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have to say this was a great place to stay. But for me the big down fall was I did not know there was no parking there. So they will park your car for you in a parking garage for you a block away. Just be aware that every-time you wan't your car you will be giving a tip. To top that that off they will charge you for parking at the end of your stay.That's the only resin I gave a 4 star. I was not told that, I thought it was with the room. But all in all it was as it should be a great place. We were pampered and treat like kings & queens. Breakfast was brought to our room. Make sure you ask for a ocean view they have a fireplace. It is pricey tho but well worth it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 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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