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“Nice location, great views but hot tub didn't work”
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Monarch Cove Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Capitola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
El Sobrante, California, United States
2 reviews
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“Nice location, great views but hot tub didn't work”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed two nights in April. We specifically chose the hideaway room for the private hot tub and asked at the time of booking if it was in good condition. Well, it wasn't. Someone came over to fix it the first night but it never got hot enough, just barely warm the second night as well. The breakfast tray is brought to the room, the pastries aren't vegan so we passed on it. The room was fine, location is the great part. There is a great boardwalk to the town.Not sure if I'd go back though, it didn't seem like a good deal.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Fortville, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

The bed was unbelievably comfy and the large soaking tub in the room I stayed in was so great! The whole property is stunningly beautiful and the people in the office were so great and helpful to me. I will be back!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Looking for a quiet weekend away from it all while near the Bay Area, we decided on the Monarch Cove in Capitola. Mission accomplished. We enjoyed the quiet location of the property and beautiful views. Stayed in the Victorian Room, which was comfortable. The room accommodations aren't extravagant, but appropriately comfortable. Would say the same for the breakfast. Appreciated mix of pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc. Again, nothing gourmet, but got the job done. Loved the relatively short walk down to Capitola Village shops and restaurants. Would stay here again without hesitation.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

....place could use a bit of updating but overall, just a great place. You can walk to the Village from the hotel which is a huge benefit given Capitola can get very busy and parking fills up quickly. The staff at this hotel are super friendly and best of all, some of the units allow dogs. Overall, our family had a great experience at this hotel.

Room Tip: I would go with either the 1 or 2 bedroom cottage. A bit more privacy. If you want a view, then get...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Two things are important when staying at a bed and breakfast: the bed and the breakfast. Both were fantastic. I slept like a baby in the very comfortable bed in the Victorian Room and a delicious continental breakfast was served TO me on my semi-private porch with a stunning view. The next day when it rained, I was able to still enjoy the view with my breakfast in my room at a very spacious kitchen table. Again, it was so nice to be served breakfast, almost literally in bed.

Unfortunately, the bathrooms left a bit to be desired. Very cold (although a space heater was provided) and a not very welcoming bathtub and shower. The water pressure was fine, but the shower head was outdated and coming out of the wall and didn't provide a concentrated stream. I would have loved a soak on the cold rainy day that I visited Monarch Cove Inn, but alas, was not able to do so.

All in all, it's a great place. Beautiful surroundings, you can't beat the view, and we were treated very well by the staff.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view...it's absolutely stunning.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was my second time staying at this property. The location is amazing, just a short 10 min. walk to Capitola Village. The rooms are cozy and the breakfast is pretty standard. The one complaint I have is that the bathrooms are freezing and there isn't a heater in them.

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California
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have stayed here once before in the ocean view room. This time we had a dog and another person so we stayed in the carriage house. This is a wonderful place, very big with two full bedrooms, large bath and kitchen and living area. You even have your own large hot tub. The beds were wonderful and the service was also impeccable. I highly recommend this place and will certainly be back again.

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Additional Information about Monarch Cove Inn

Property: Monarch Cove Inn
Address: 620 El Salto Dr, Capitola, CA 95010-3459
Region: United States > California > Capitola
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Capitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monarch Cove Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monarch Cove Inn is located on historic Depot Hill in Capitola, California. Poised on an ocean cliff, the Monarch Cove Inn looks out onto the breathtaking curve of Monterey Bay. Accommodations are intimately nestled among flower filled gardens and a monarch butterfly habitat. Enjoy a memorable stay on our 2.5 acre estate with uniquely appointed Victorian guestrooms and cottages, which are a thoughtful blend of yesterday and today. We are conveniently located within walking distance to Capitola Village. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach. Breakfast is served to your room daily. ... more   less 
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