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“Perfect stop off location - great value”
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Monterey Surf Inn
Ranked #40 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
UK
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9 reviews
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“Perfect stop off location - great value”
Reviewed 26 August 2009

We stopped at the Monterey Surf Inn while driving from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. We got there a little late and the lady on reception had waited for us. The room was spacious and had a fridge, coffee maker, huge TV and good bathroom. We were really pleased as it was probably one of the cheapest places we stayed!

The bed was comfy and large. The walls are a little thin but I have definitely stayed in worse!

Breakfast is served in the morning and although I didn't make it in time, my husband went across and said there was a selection of pastries, bread for toast, cereal and a waffle maker! Get there early for the best selection though.

I was really pleased with the location of the Inn. Just a short drive up Munras and we were back on the road - really convenient.

I probably wouldn't want to stay longer than a couple of nights but for stopping off/a quick break in a great location I completely recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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houston, texas
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Reviewed 16 August 2009

This is an excellent hotel for the money. It is a charming and well-maintained property that is very convenient to restaurants, shopping, and attractions in Monterey and Pebble Beach. The property itself might be a little older; however, the room itself appeared to be updated recently and was well-equipped with microwave and fridge. The continental breakfast had decent variety including hot waffles. The only downside was that there were only a couple of tables in the breakfast area. Our room had two queen beds which works well for a family with children; however, the room was somewhat cramped. Nonetheless, this was acceptable considering the relatively low cost and the abundance of outdoor activities in the Monterey area. We would definitely stay here on a future visit.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2009

This was a drop in while travelling through Montery. It looked clean from the outside and had a nice pool. It was great value for money. The rooms were clean but very dated and perhaps could do with an overhaul, there was a bit of a smell in our room but once the door had been opened for a while it went. It was quiet and there was free parking outside the room. There was a free breakfast which was great. We only stayed one night as we were just passing through en route to San Fransisco and I'm not sure I would have stay many more nights than that. There is a fantastic shopping mall across the road. It was about a mile to the wharf and all the touristy things - you have to pay for parking there. Good eateries and shopping. There was a great park near the wharf and the Denis the Menace play park was fantastic for small children. Nice, functional motel, great value for money.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2009

We stayed here 1 night on a SF to LA road trip. It is very inexpensive, clean and quiet (our room was away from the road & we didn't hear any noise from other rooms). The beds were very comfortable and the room had a large flat screen tv, fridge, microwave, hair dryer and a microwave. Rooms have clearly been updated. They have internet access, but I don't know if was free (didn't use it). They have free parking and a pool (looked clean, but we didn't use it-went to the beach instead) They have a free continental breakfast - nothing fancy - but enough to get you to lunchtime. The location is great for travelers - easy to find and right near a large shopping center. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

Remodelled 08 - granite counter/tile, clean, good mattress, one story only, 32" flat screen, heated clean pool. On a busy street but no noise problem. Only negatives (minimal) - only one chair, breakfast is not extensive (mind you that seems to be common these days).

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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california
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

Perfect location, clean room, nice 32in TV, decent breakfast,nice bed. Will come back.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Monterey Surf Inn
Address: 1200 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-6107
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #40 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Surf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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