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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Ranked #7 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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London, UK
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2004

We only stayed here one night but it was great. The room we had was massive, with the biggest bed I have ever slept in. The layout is nice too. We had a room on the second floor at the front of the hotel overlooking the road - there was some traffic noise but not enough to keep you awake and nothing compared to the London streets where we live. It was very peaceful. The breakfast was great and the staff were helpful. All the hotels in this area are located pretty close to one another, so there isnt much to choose location-wise. This one is ten mins walk from the aquarium and restaurants.

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Reviewed August 25, 2004

I've stayed there twice on business. Both times were pleasant. In March04 they didn't have WiFi yet but told me it was in the works. Stayed again for a week in Aug04 but this time took my family for them to enjoy the area. I travel alot so the hotel is what I expected. It's nice just to come back after along day and relax. Noise was not a problem if you ask for a room not next to the road. WiFi was a plus. all major Cannery Row shops/restauraunts within walking distance. you can walk on the bike path to Fishermans Wharf. I'll stay again!! I do have a pet peeve on all hotels...why do they charge extra to park your car in their garage? I bet 99% of guest drive to their hotels!!

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 22, 2004

This was the best place we stayed during our vacation. There is no AC, and having the patio doors open did allow alot of street noise in. It is quite cool in Monterey so AC really is not needed. The room was huge and had a balcony we weren't expecting. The complentary wine and cheese hour was also very nice, serving local red and white wines. The breakfast was much better than I was expecting. The location is excellent! Very short walk to all the major things in Monterey. Do not be expecting a bed and breakfast type Inn, rather it is just a well disguised Best Western. I definetely recommend staying here. Monterey was a very relaxing place to spend a couple of days.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2004

Positives: Good location, the fireplace was nice, the wine and cheese reception was great and the breakfast was OK. I liked the vaulted ceiling in the 3rd floor room. I agree with other reviewers that the price differential between the regular rooms and the "concierge" rooms isn't really warranted, although it certainly seems to be worth something to be on the top floor since we were not bothered at all by noise. Negatives: We couldn't get the wireless internet connection to work, and all they could tell us was that it must be our card (despite the fact we had it working fine at another hotel the night before)--they didn't have any bridges. Also, the lack of air conditioning was a big problem for my husband. It was quite chilly outside, but there is not a lot of ventilation in the room (only the door to the balcony) so it stayed quite stuffy. On the plus side, I called down and asked for a fan and got one, then later asked for an extension cord and although they thought I was nuts, they brought one up. (We didn't have an outlet anywhere near the door to get the cool air moving) Once we got the fan going, it was tolerable but my husband was still fairly disgruntled about the humidity in the room. Again, when we stepped out on the balcony we needed long sleeves and I put on a jacket--but it wasn't like that at all in the room! They really should have ceiling fans or something. Overall it was an OK experience, but we were glad we were just there for one night. It was the low point of our 4-hotel trip to California, but still not horrible at all! I think our other hotels at the same price range were just a lot better so it was a bit of a let-down.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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Reviewed August 1, 2004

Everything was great from the wine reception, continental breakfast, fireplace in the room, jacuzzi bathtub, featherbed, etc. I had a great stay!! I was on the 3rd floor and it was very quiet. I would definitely stay there again!

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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
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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