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“Older Average Hotel”
Review of Monterey Bay Lodge

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Monterey Bay Lodge
Ranked #33 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Older Average Hotel”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is an older hotel in the northern part of Monterrey, but the hotel is kept up well and it is a short walk to the shore from here.

The picture is a bit deceiving because it makes it look like the hotel is right on the water, but it isn't. There is a small estuary/lake across a fairly busy street and part of a bigger park. The parks are nice around the area, but there are some homeless that live in the area so I would be careful about leaving things in your car and long walks after dark. Overall we felt safe in the hotel so don't get freaked out.

The other strange thing about the hotel was that in between you and the beach is a gas station and a carpet store. You should probably look at Google Maps and the video on Hovidre.com for a good look at how and where the property is located.

The rooms are in good shape and we slept well on the bed. No complaints here.

Like the title says, it is an older average hotel that is probably good for a couple nights.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Very helpful staff...attentive to our needs....clean room...basic but good...fridge, microwave, TV! Nice pools and hot tubs....extremely clean all round the premises...good tips for dinner...had the best ever at the Sands Bar & Grill....good information about where to go the next day....and near the Fishermens Wharf....

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moraga, California
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I’ve stayed a few times at this property. While it’s not a “centrally located” five star property it gets the job done. The staff is always friendly and the rooms are always very clean. The beach is a short walk across the street. Everything worthwhile in Monterey is within walking distance for those that are up to it. If the beach is too cold for you the property offers a great pool on the property. I’ll definitely come back to this property again thanks to the value it provides.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stopped in monterey during our drive from LA to San Fran. This motel was clean and comfortable for our purpose of a one night stop over. Most importantly it was well priced compared to the other places near by. If you are staying for a few days it is a good place just slightly out of the action of the town but with in walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Rooms were clean, updated, great water pressure, flat screen TV, a little far from downtown if you don't have a vehicle, it is close to an airport, planes fly over hotel, ear plugs recommended. Staff were outgoing. Not within walking distance to restaurants if you get there late in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Love this place! It was my second stay and loved it as much this time as when I was here last year. Quiet, no a/c but there was a nice breeze when the windows were open and when closed, there was a fan in the room so I was very comfortable. Love the coffee they had in the room too and there was a fridge and microwave too. Not as fancy as the high cost hotels and B&B's in Monterey, but you don't pay the high prices like you would at those. I was extremely happy with my stay and am looking forward to my next visit to Monterey to stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Very dated feel in the room but seemed clean. Just an odour of age in the room put me off. The pool and Jacuzzi were attractive and I did use it. Couldn't have the balcony door open for air because anyone could walk right in off the joint balcony provided for the other rooms on the second floor I also could hear slight noise through the door to the adjoining room.The hotel is very handy to the waterfront and we had a nice reduced price breakfast provided by the hotel at the next door facility. We got two dollars off a nice meal. Nice park and lagoon across the street.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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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 Business Centre with Internet Access 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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