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“reasonable hotel, a bit pricey for what it is” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
Ranked #6 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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115 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“reasonable hotel, a bit pricey for what it is”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

The hotel was clean, and is a very good location.
The breakfast and wine reception were both very nice.
The hotel property was a bit old and is in need of some updating.
There was no air conditioning (normally not a problem but the temperature was rather warm).
The price was high for the room.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you for pointing out our great location and all the extras we offer, such as complimentary breakfast and our wine and cheese reception. We were sorry to hear that during your stay it was increasingly warm, as this is not typical. All our rooms do have oscillating tower fans, but typically being a few blocks away from the bay allows for a comfortable ocean breeze. Regarding our pricing, we do set our prices to create value for our customers, however we are always seeking new ways to improve. In 2013 we did complete many upgrades to all our guest rooms which did include, new mattress sets, 42’’ flat screens, artwork, night stands, desks, and chairs. We do also offer our guests added extras such as complimentary hot breakfast each morning and a wine and cheese reception in the evening. I sincerely hope that you will give us an opportunity to welcome you back, so that we might demonstrate how truly dedicated we are to providing a wonderful Monterey experience.

Warmest Regards,

Management at the Inns of Monterey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed the quiet room facing the courtyard. We had a king bed and cot to accommodate a third family member. Two large chairs were very comfortable. Loved the breakfast with varied items and the complimentary, afternoon wine and cheese. Close to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Easy parking in and out. Real gas fireplace in the room. Wine and cheese in the evening was a bonus. The staff was very helpful and friendly and knew the area well. The breakfast was also great. We will definitely be back. Perfect location in Monterey to walk to anything.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you for your review of your most recent stay at the Victorian Inn. Our team was delighted to hear that our staff was so helpful during your stay. We truly do care about our guests and try to make their vacation as enjoyable as possible. We were also pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary wine and cheese reception in the evening, as well as complimentary breakfast each morning. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Plus Victorian. I had a premier room on the 3rd floor which was a very good sized room with vaulted ceilings and nicely appointed. Wonderful view of the courtyard and ocean. Loved the double separate sinks in the bathroom area. The hotel staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Overall I found this hotel very charming and not the usual cookie cutter Best Western. The breakfast was very good. The room was a little cold for my taste with laminate flooring vs carpet. We also had an issue with our heat and it made it feel even colder in the room. I will say the staff was wonderful and accommodations were made regarding the issue with our heat. I would definitely consider staying here again. If you have mobility issues, I would call and make sure you can somehow get to the lobby. The elevator from the underground parking garage doesn't easily get you to the lobby. I think there are several stairs you need to walk down or up to get to the lobby. I cannot be sure though so check with the hotel before you book if this is an issue for you.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jennlarra
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you found our location to be charming and would like to thank you for pointing out our exemplary staff. We are sincerely sorry to hear that there was an issue with your heater, but were happy that our staff was able accommodate you so promptly. We also wanted to mention that there is accessibility for our guests who are handicap with a parking area located right behind the registration area. This particular location provides direct access to the lobby. From the registration area, the elevators are a short distance away. Our mission is to try to accommodate all our guests, so that they may all enjoy what Monterey has to offer. Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

Warmest Regards,

Management at the Inns of Monterey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We had two nights here recently. It's in a great location close to Cannery Row. The rooms are large and well furnished and our room had a pretty unique double shower with two shower heads. The staff were extra helpful and friendly. The breakfast that is included with the room is plentiful and varied and they offer free cheese and wine every afternoon. A great place to stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Davis, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Enjoyed stay here very much. It's within a few blocks of Cannery Row and assorted attractions. Also a bike/walking path which is very nice. Breakfast typical Best Western Plus, good although lacking a bit in breakfast cereal choices.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
Address: 487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1409
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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 Business Hotel in Monterey
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn 3*
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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