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Monterey Bay Lodge
Ranked #32 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Exeter
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed 20 October 2008

This hotel is really excellent - it was the nicest place we stayed during a two week road trip and I wished we could've taken it with us!

The room was really luxurious and there were many little extras that make it special.

A really great place!

  • Liked — The extras in the room
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank css201
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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 24 October 2008
Dear CSS201

We thought you were pretty excellent too and we know that you are the extra that makes us special.

We enjoyed having you stay with us so much; please hurry back!

Cindy, Mike, Larry, Susan, Michelle and Vince
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Concord, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2008

Booked 3 rooms for my wife's birthday. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Close to the wharf, downtown, and beach. Room was nice, clean, and quiet. Good size fridge. across the street from a gas station with a good selection of everything you might want or need.
We could hear the sea lions from our front door which was cool.
will definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Close to everything, clean, quiet.
  • Disliked — nothing at all.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank ericarrie
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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2008
Hi ericarrie,
Thank you for your kind words and please thank your wife for allowing us to be a part of her birthday.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the sea lions bellowing out a “Happy Birthday” song for your wife. I called in a favor.
Looking forward to your return…
Sincerely,
The crew of the singing Harbor Seals across the street….. and the entire staff and management of Monterey Bay Lodge
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2008

We were in August ,my wife and my two kids, only for one night in our way from LA to SF. The room was very clean and the staff very friendly.

Our story:

We left the hotel and we forgot a backpack with some items without value but...with our keys of or house in Madrid, Spain!!!

Michelle, the front office assistant, was several days trying to reach me, but it was impossible. When I saw her e-mails, I was departuring to Yosemite and was very difficult to find a way to get the keys...

We came back to Spain, and few days ago we got a letter with the keys inside: Absolutely incredible!!!

This issue tells by itself about the professionalism of the staff.

Thanks again MIchelle!!!,

  • Liked — The Staff, the location, the rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing. All was perfect.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Jesus_RO
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montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2008
Dear Gato 66
Michelle here….. I am so glad to know you made it home safely and received your keys.
It was wonderful having you stay with us and we hope you travel our way again, soon.

From Michelle and the entire staff of Monterey Bay Lodge we wish you the best.
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Brighton
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2008

We found the hotel in a travel book we bought in the UK. We booking for 1 night only over the phone (cos we needed a room), but after arriving we decided to stay for the full 5 days we were due to stay in Monterey.

The location is superb being near all the key attractions and points of interest, and the room was clean and attractive.

The real advantage this hotel has though is the people. The staff on reception were always happy to help, and were great for suggestions on where to eat and how to get around. They made our stay in Monterey a real pleasure.

If we return, we will stay here again, without question.

  • Liked — The People
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank DondyBrighton
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montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2008
Dear Dondy,
The real pleasure was all ours… We were so happy that you decided to stay with us for the duration of your stay in Monterey. Michelle said to tell you “Hi.” and “Have a safe trip home.” Vince said the same and “It was great meeting you both and he enjoyed chatting with you.”
We all wish you the best and can’t wait for your return.
The gang,
Cindy, Mike, Larry, Susan, Michelle and Vince.
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Leeds
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2008

We were travelling down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the classic PCH roadtrip. We drove through Monterey and decided we'd stay as it looked like a good place to spend some time. We found the Monterey Bay Lodge by accident using the Sat Nav to find the seafront road. As soon as we walked in it felt comfortable and Larry gave a friendly welcome so we decided to stay for two nights. The first impressions of the room were good - generous size, clean, tasteful decor and nice touches such as ribbons around the shower curtains and elaborately folded 'origami-style' towels! It seemed that the place is run with pride taken in its appearance. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay and managed to take advantage of the pool and sun loungers for a few hours one afternoon. If we ever return to Monterey (which I would love to do one day as it is a great place and a favourite from our trip) I wouldn't bother looking for anywhere else - this would be the place I would stay. Clean, comfortable, friendly and in a great location - 5 minutes walk along the seafront path into town. Really enjoyed our stay - thank-you!

  • Liked — Comfortable, Clean & Friendly
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank C-K_4
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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 19 September 2008
Dear C-K-4
We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests and hope the rest of your trip down the coastline was great!
I see from your photos you met the ducks and geese across the street at Lake El Estero; on your next visit you must go across Del Monte to the beach and meet the harbor seals. They love to serenade us.
Best wishes,

Cindy, Mike, Larry, Susan,Michelle and Vince
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Troy, MI
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2008

We found the Monterey Bay Lodge to be a great place for a short stay. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated with lots of attention to detail. We appreciated the free bottles of water in the refrigerator and the hassle-free in room internet. The bathroom was a little small but worked fine for us. We weren't bothered by road noise. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My kids loved the saltwater pool and spa. I especially enjoyed the flowers everywhere - they gave the place a cottagey, homey feel. We didn't try the restaurant. Overall we found it a very good value for the money and would stay there again.

  • Liked — Room decor and attention to detail
  • Disliked — Slightly damp feel
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank fraggle
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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 27 August 2008
Dear fraggle,
Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you.
We hope to be your home away from home and we await your next visit.
It is funny about the salt in the pool because we don’t add salt; it is actually from the air being that we are so close to the beach.
I am pleased you like the flowers. Many of them grow only to this region.
Come back this winter and see our winter flowers at bloom, they are beautiful!

Sincerely,
Cindy, Mike, Larry, Susan, Michelle and Vincent
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UK
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2008

What a horrible motel. It is over-priced and totally over-rated, can't believe my eyes reading some of the reviews on this website. Check-in quick but once in our room we were straight on the phone / internet trying to find something else. We ended up staying only one night. Room smelled damp and musty, very dark, small, did not feel safe - to the rear of the room there is a glass sliding door leading to pool area, anyone could just walk past. On the street side, you are on a busy street overlooking the rear of a filling station. Bathroom tiny, bath the size of a shower cubicle. Also very thin walls, you could hear other guests moving about upstairs. Not a good experience.

  • Disliked — Did not feel safe
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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3 Thank UkTravellingFamily
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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2008
Dear Guest,
I thank you for taking the time to right a review, even though it is a less than favorable one.
I was sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy the sliding glass door with a locking screen that allows an easy walk to the heated pool and hot tub. Most of my guests love that convenience.
I’ll admit it can get a bit noisy from the kids playing in the pool fountain and the beach that is across the street but again that has always been a joy to be so close and hear the sea lions bark at night.
I was however glad to read that your check in /internet was speedy.
We wish you the best!
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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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