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Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Ranked #45 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

It's hard to get enthused for this review. About all I can say is, hotels in Monterey are pricey, and this one was one of the less pricey options available on short notice. So, I wasn't expecting anything too fancy, and that's pretty much what I got. The rooms seemed at least clean, but everything is very worn and dated. The hot tub and pool were nice. The free breakfast was ok. I guess if I had to sum it up in a word it would be: Meh.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear Zeb,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

John Smith
Guest Relations
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The managers were very helpful, they tried to accommodate your necessities. Rooms very clean and they have enough pillows and towels. Wifi worked great , breakfast include it. Check in fast and ready when you arrived. Easy access to pool and Jacuzzi from your room.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear Carmen,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

John Smith
Guest Relations
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue
831.373.2761

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in July while exploring Monterey and Big Sur. The hotel staff were friendly and the room was spacious and clean. We had a room right next to the pool so we could just slide open our door and jump right in. The pool water was chilly but the hot tub was just right! Breakfast is included with assortments of cereal, muffins, waffles (that you make yourself), and hard boiled eggs. The grounds were pretty and well maintained. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone else staying in the area.

Room Tip: If you're going to be using the pool a lot, ask for a room on the 1st floor near it.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank LadyElle99
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear LadyElle,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

John Smith
Guest Relations
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue
831.373.2761

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed here for 1 night on the way up to San Francisco, we arrived around tea time and checked in with no problems. Wifi worked great. The staff were friendly. The room was clean. Free breakfast was included in the room, the breakfast was ok but the room it was served in was a bit small. Cannery row was good.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank James R
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear James,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

John Smith
Guest Relations
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue
831.373.2761

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The managers were awesome people. They tried very hard to accommodate your needs. The room was very clean and they provided enough pillows and towels. They had a very good maintenance staff. Older Hotel with older furnishings but everything was very clean and comfortable. The television network was better than the Hilton Gardens that I stayed at last week. The continental breakfast was plentiful. And they weren't petty about it ending promptly at 10:00. They allowed a later checkout hassle free. And we're friendly even at 10:30 at night! I will stay there again

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Dear Brenda,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

John Smith
Guest Relations
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue
831.373.2761

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Good location. Like the self made waffle for breakfast. Hotel manager is helpful and friendly. Booked hotel at last min, so very reasonable px. But room is simple, and no AC. Non-smoking room, but has a slight smoking smell. However, good value for the px paid

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank MikamikaG
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Mika Mika,

We thank you for taking the time and consideration into sharing your guest experience with the travelling community. We are very pleased you enjoyed Monterey! We are also thankful for your positive guest experience with our hotel despite the lack of the common amenities you desire in a hotel stay. We are truly pleased that you were able to manage and make your stay a desirable one and be an INTEGRAL PLAYER in protecting Monterey green initiatives :) Kudos to you and yours!

Regards,

John

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I am a woman 65 years old and I found this hotel to feel very welcoming with many touches of home. There is a room divider between the two beds in my room giving me and my partner a little more privacy. There was a bathroom with a heater in it. There was a refrigerator and a microwave, and a private porch on the second floor. The front desk was very nice and helpful. He came down to adjust my refrigerator for me. I found a lot of families here and it was still very peaceful and I enjoyed the big whirlpool. This hotel is close to downtown, cannery row and the boats pier. I was very happy to swim in the warm pool early in the a.m. hours. The breakfast included self made waffles which were great. I will return to this spot. This hotel is smoke free and is a good value.

Room Tip: The downstairs do not have private porches but they have easy access to pool and outdoor table. Upst...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank mhorenbe
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ABVIMontereyMunras, Guest Relations Manager at Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear Feels like home,

It is wonderful to hear you had a very good guest experience with us in Monterey. We are truly excited and impressed with your trip planning and timely use of the facilities to accent a perfect adventure in beautiful Monterey Bay. We are looking forward to your visit again!

Regards,

John

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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

Address: 1150 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-4514 (Formerly Cypress Gardens Inn)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: £47 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
America's Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras Avenue is a historic location and played an integral role as a Tree Nursery in early Monterey Community. The current hotel has gone through several renovations since 1965 and is in alignment with industry standards for accommodations that fit the needs of the Mid Scale Consumer. We strive to provide guests with value beyond the room. These features include: Complimentary WIFI over the 1.5 acre grounds, A Very Large Pool with a relaxing Lounge Deck and Hot Tub (approximately 40' x 75') (Closed Winter), A private self serve breakfast suite for guests serving a continental menu (approximately 15' x 20'), A modern business center featuring a large computer screen and printer with internet access, An onsite walkable garden terrace featuring a cast of trees (approximately 40' x 40') , A private Conference Center that can seat 30+ classroom style (approximately 30' x 30'), A fitness center suite in renovation, and a charming guest reception to welcome all of our new and returning guest families and friends. Our approximate guest room dimensions for King Bed Rooms are 12' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 12' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~312 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Our Double Queen Bed Rooms 16' x 21' (living space) + 5' x 16' (Personal Courtyard or Private Balcony) = ~416 square feet of rental space in Monterey on Munras Avenue. Furthermore each room has an approximate 8' x 7' glass patio door to experience Monterey's Beauty from Bed or a quick step outside without leaving the comfort's of home. ... more   less 
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