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Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

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Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
“Awesome experience for the best price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

If you are looking for clean rooms with amazing breakfast in the vicinity, this is the best bet! Convenient location to all major attractions, yet quiet and safe night stay. The staff members are professional and very helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
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Thank you for writing a review and for being our customer. We are a travelers choice with a great team and a great location to access all of the Monterey sights as you have noted. We hope to see you again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

The manager Sarah, is very personable and helpful. The rooms are very clean and HUGE. I am in town for 30 days and wouldn't dream of staying elsewhere. I haven't tried the full breakfast yet but judging from the amount of people there in the morning it must be pretty good. The guy that works there is very nice as well and was kind enough to tell me where to go to get my car fixed for a reasonable price. I would strongly recommend that anyone cone and stay here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Large clean and fresh rooms with a great breakfast delivered by a helpful friendly team. A travelers choice every time. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

For my anniversary, my husband surprised me with a trip to Carmel, and he booked our stay at this motel. The owners went out of their way to accommodate us. I was worried at first because our door was wide open, but they explained it was due to steam cleaning. Nothing beats a super clean motel, and it really helped me relax during our romantic getaway.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for writing a great review. Yes you are right our team works hard to keep every room clean and fresh. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great getaway. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

I was actually very impressed with this hotel. The staff was friendly, the grounds nicely done (looks like new landscaping). The room was spacious (single double room) and although sparsely furnished, everything was very clean...I was even surprised at how clean the bathroom was. And speaking of the bathroom....they even had SOFT toilet paper! Haha! That was definitely a bonus! The bed was a bit on the hard side, and I did end up waking up throughout the night from being uncomfortable...that would be the only drawback. However, the price was good and if the need arises again, I will be staying there again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you for writing a review. Clean rooms, friendly staff, nice grounds and soft toilet paper. I hope that you enjoyed our excellent breakfast as well. We are a travelers hotel with excellent access to all of the Monterey peninsula's venues. We hope to see you again at our Howard Johnson Marina. Thank you for staying with us.
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Property: Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay
Address: 416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
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Region: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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