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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Ranked #7 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family was very happy with the location. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. The breakfast was also great, much more than I expected. I didn't give it 5 stars because it needs some updating/sprucing up. The bathtub drain had stuff coming up from it while taking a shower and the room we had to change to still seemed to have slow drainage. It was also very loud- upstairs noise and doors closing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Liked the location of the hotel, very handy for Cannery Row and the start of 17 mile drive ( $9 to enter, but well worth it).
The hotel had some nice touches , free btl of wine in room and free wine tasting in the afternoon/evening. The room (220) itself was nice but found it very dull and needed all the lights on

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Located just one block up and a few blocks down from Cannery Row, it is a great location. You can park and just walk to the Aquarium if you are able to walk about a mile. It really isn't bad but may be too far for young children or elderly. It is not on the water but there is a walking path that leads to the beach. The rooms are nice and most include a gas fireplace. The bed was comfortable and there was a nice flat screen. Get a second floor room if you can to alleviate noise from above. Also, each room has a balcony but the lower level rooms sort of share a balcony - you can walk right over to your neighbors room. The view consists of the street (blocked by bushes) or the courtyard (foilage and pedestrians). neither is a great view in my opinion. There is a CVS a few blocks down if you forget something. Staff are super friendly and the breakfast was fabulous. Typical continental until the omelet and sausage were served! No pool and hot tub not available when I was there. Not sure if it was a temporary closure or not.

Room Tip: Upper floor, courtyard view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The rooms were great...very clean, nice and quiet. My only complaint was there was no A/C (or we couldn't find it). And although you don't really need it with the cool temperatures in the area, it is nice to get fresh air in the room. We could open the sliding glass door to the courtyard, but we shared the area outside the door with the room next door, plus there were sidewalks out there. There was no privacy if we wanted fresh air in our room.

Otherwise, the breakfast was good - they had both the standard continental stuff and some hot items like eggs, french toast, and sausage. The seating area wasn't always the most comfortable, but they did provide trays if you wanted to take breakfast back to your room.

The location was great, about a 15 minute walk thru the cannery area to the aquarium. The staff was very friendly. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fair Oaks, CA
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find that the Victorian Inn didn't fit the image so many Best Western motels (comfortable and convenient, but nothing special). This inn has a very comfortable and well-furnished lounge, an incredibly great location right off Cannery Row near the Aquarium, and our corner room on the 3rd floor had beautiful blue-water views of Monterey Bay! The room itself -- Room 301 -- was an unusual treat, with very high beamed ceiling and comfortable decor. A very quiet room, toward the back of the property well away from the street. Complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon, an adequate breakfast each morning. Very pleasant and attentive staff.

Room Tip: Recommend 3rd floor rooms: they're in the back of the property, very quiet. Particularly like R...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at Best Western Plus Victorian Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear apjb33,

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Victorian Inn. I, too, love the comfortable Victorian-style lounge, our excellent location just blocks away from the Aquarium and Cannery Row, and the special touches that make our hotel unique. Our high-beamed ceiling rooms are a special treat for the weary traveler, and our complimentary wine and cheese can’t be beat! I hope to be able to welcome you back for another excellent stay at the Victorian Inn.

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The General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

My girlfriend (now fiancee) and I stayed at the Best Western Victorian Inn for one night during our drive down along the Pacific Highway Coast from San Fran to Santa Barbara and LA. It was the perfect spot. The hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly - however, the room was very deceptive - you would think you was in a 4/5* hotel. We had high cellings and a fireplace, not to mention a very comfortable bed. The hotel is centrally located within a few minutes walk into the centre of Monterey. If you are stopping off in Monterey - make the Victorian Inn your point of call.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with an unplanned trip to Monterey. Due to some physical limitations we wanted close to Cannery Row. It's close, but not on and at the far end. The room décor was beautiful but the bathroom/vanity was small, tired, overly lit by cheap fluorescent bulbs and seemed to be an after thought. We had a small balcony with table and chairs and slight ocean view but a better view of the roof of the adjacent building (we were 3rd floor, they were 2nd so it was a full view of the roof!). The hotel treated us to a bottle of wine, we enjoyed the wine & cheese reception. Breakfast was typical but we had to take it to our room due to no available seating (and it was cold since we were at the far end, away from the reception area. Felt the rate was high; it was Monterey on a Friday night but nothing was going on so felt it was a bit high.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Address: 487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Business Hotel in Monterey
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Victorian Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the tranquility of a seaside vacation when you stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn. Bike along scenic coastal shores, kayak in the bay, sample some of the world's best wines, go whale watching, or picnic and fly kites on sun drenched beaches. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the unique shops and restaurants along Cannery Row, all within walking distance of our intimate hotel. Rest in accommodations with in-room marble fireplaces, and private patios, balconies or window seats where you can soak up ocean breezes. Our charming Central Coast property offers oversized guestrooms and suites perfect for couples, families and other groups, with full-sized living rooms, and sleeper sofas. All guests enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception featuring award-winning wines, daily. Soak up the serenity of the sea and explore the best of California's Central Coast when you plan your next escape, from wine tastings, to bike rentals, pet pampering and beach side weekend getaways. ... more   less 
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