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“A gem on the Coast”
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Monterey Bay Lodge
Ranked #34 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Allen, Texas
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18 reviews
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“A gem on the Coast”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stopped here on our way driving the coast from LA to Napa and this lodge was such a nice find. Checking in was a breeze, the clerk was very helpful and suggested a place for breakfast the next morning on the pier that was awesome. The hotel was very clean and we were even upgraded to a King fireplace suite. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Stayed here for one night while driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway, the hotel is ideally located for taking a walk to the wharf and it is right on the sea front. Check in was flawless and there was a laptop and printer in the lobby for printing boarding passes and tickets free of charge. Off street parking and wifi was included. Would stay here again if I was doing the same route.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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leeds
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Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

Staff are friendly and helpful, the room we stayed in was small but clean and neat. It is near the beach and close to the marina and central area. A gas station and shop is just next door. Breakfast wasn't included. A good place to stop for one night.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Really nice budget motel. Very helpful and friendly staff, nice rooms-- the upgraded rooms are *really* nice. Most importantly, very affordable for Monterey, especially when you consider the free parking.

Location: Yes, it's a long walk to the aquarium, but there's a nice pedestrian/bike trail that runs along the coast and makes the walk much easier. Easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, and the Convention Center, where you can catch the free tourist shuttle bus up to Cannery Row. By car, it's very easy to get back to Route One, which is nice for day trips.

Food: Our only big complaint was that the on-site restaurant was closed. It's apparently been closed for awhile, but the AAA listing hasn't been updated.

Room Tip: There are several upgraded rooms, ask about those if you care about having a fireplace or a particul...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Staff were very friendly and helpful
However, rooms were very stuffy on a warm day with no air conditioning. The room cooled down at night with the windows open but then the road noise was a factor. This noise was eliminated by closing the windows as they were double glazed.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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boston
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Peeling paint, tired room,, and what really prompted me to write review---the droopiest, softest, collapsed mattress I have ever slept (or tried to) on. Can you say back ache in the am? For $100, this place would suffice--okay pool, clean enough. But for almost twice that---go elsewhere!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

My husband and I needed a room for one night and this fit the bill! Larry checked us in and he was very quick and friendly. Room was only $99 plus tax. It was very clean, bed was comfortable and was a 10 min walk to fishermans wharf. What more coul we ask for?

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Monterey Bay Lodge
Address: 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940-3396
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience. ... more   less 
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