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Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
Ranked #26 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our room was clean and simple. The location is conveniently close to town, a less than 5 minute drive to the wharf and Cannery row. The free breakfast seemed to have a lot of choices, but folks had to wait a while for items to be replenished. The price seemed overly expensive for the small basic room, but when you consider the popular location of Monterey- I guess it is more of a deal.

Room Tip: I was told there is a newer section with larger rooms, maybe try asking about those?
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciated your feedback as it helps us improve upon our services. We are glad that you chose to stay with us and look forward to serving you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Within its class, this Comfort Inn motel is a five-star establishment. This is not to say it is on the same level as the Ritz Carltons and Four Season Hotels, or even the superior Hyatt Regency Monterey, and this is a flaw in the tripadvisor rating system which treats all hotels and motels on the same rating scale. But within its class, this Comfort Inn is truly five stars. Our King Bed room had a nice sized bathroom, not at all cramped, with quick hot running water. Our bed was very comfortable and the room was equipped with a small microwave, a large flat screen TV with lots of channels including HBO, and a small fridge. Ice was readily available too. Check in and check out service by staff was excellent, and the complimentary breakfast was very good, with scrambled eggs, sausage patties, waffles, along with cereals, oat meal, fresh fruits and juices. Does not feel at all like a "budget" motel.

On Munras Ave near the Del Monte Shopping Plaza, it is five minute drive to the wharf area and 10 minutes to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Lots of Parking too. Small exercise room - one treadmill and one ellipitical i believe.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Notperfectalas

Wow thank you for the 5 Star accolade in the mid service category!!! We certainly are not in the same level as the Ritz however as you so well pointed out, we strive to provide as many amenities and features as one will find in full service hotels. Many of which are complimentary...breakfast...parking....Wifi...local calls. My team will be happy to read your kind feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your return trip to our beautiful city.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The family suite accomadated us and served our needs well. Having two separate bedrooms is perfect when there are several adults as well as children. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 children. We used the Pack n Play for our 8 month old. We were not given a sheet for it, but we happened to bring one just in case. My only complaint would be the beds. Each time we laid down - a loud springy sound. Boing! Quite funny, but not super comfortable. Overall we were pleased with the space. However - if I were to come to Monterey again with only 2 adults and children - I would choose another hotel closer to the water with 2 Queens. That would suit us fine.
The front desk was very friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: Unless you absolutely need the space - I'd suggest moving a little closer to the water.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Montereybythebay, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

CAGrand:

So glad you enjoyed our family room. It certainly is convenient when travelling with children or larger parties. I have shared your comments with my team as it helps improve upon our excellent services that we strive to provide to all of our guests.

Thanks.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed for one night in late February. This is a budget motel with rooms that have been noticeably renovated, which is good for a what looks like an older-style motel. We asked for a two double-bed room on the 2nd floor. It was small, I could easily see the room originally used as a single Queen bed room, and it had the basic amenities: closet, dresser, tv, table. It also had a safe (when we arrived, the batteries for the safe were removed and scattered on the floor).

The bathroom is smaller, yet; shower only and a pedestal sink. For those who need space around the sink, this may be an inconvenience, though there is a shelf against the back wall. The shower floor tiles looked a bit gamey so water-socks or sandals may be a good idea.

Both the room and bathroom were bright. Beds were firm and comfy. It was all averagely sufficient except that there was a strong antiseptic/cleanser smell in the room. We had to open the windows for awhile to air it out. At night, it was too cold to do this, so after a while, with the windows closed, the smell returned.

The location is along motel-strip of road a short drive to the Marina and downtown, so I imagine there's a lot of competition for tourists. The only restaurant nearby within walking distance was a Vietnamese Pho place.

Breakfast foods were the staple provisions. They have a good size eating area, though.

So for an average motel, the only thing that stood out was the very friendly service. From the perky young woman at check in, to the friendly and helpful lady at check-out, they made everything pleasant and quick. They also have a little business centre in the lobby and they let me do my printing without a glitch. Often times, I find that the business centres in some places aren't maintained very well.

Worth looking into this motel if you're on a budget.

Room Tip: My rule for any motels of this type (budget, older) is to ask for room on the second floor. I know p...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Treensquirrel:

We appreciate your feedback and are glad that overall you found us to be a good value when traveling to Monterey.

We hope to serve you again on your return trip.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Clean and comfortable! Rooms are small that have one bed but the comfort of the bed more than made up for lack of space! Breakfast was adequate and had a variety of hot and cold items. Staff friendly and helpful with directions. Would stay here again.

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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Carol:

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our rooms to be comfortable. FYI for future we do have rooms with 2 beds and family rooms that can accommodate families and multiple people in room. Thank you for choosing us.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Clean and new-looking rooms, but quite small. The walls were very thin. We could hear the guests in the room next to ours even though they were not noisy. We really needed to do our laundry and since this hotel doesn't have a guest laundry, we had to switch hotels after one night.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

TJS245,

So sorry you had to switch hotels after one night stay due to not having guest laundry facilities. But we are glad you enjoyed rest of our amenities and hotel for one night! For future, we do have a laundromat that is located less then a mile away from our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed at the Comfort Inn last month while relocating to the Carmel area. Our room was spotless and comfortable, The best part of our stay was front desk staff member Pete Guzman. His friendliness, professionalism and knowledge of the area was amazing. We would highly recommend this hotel to all visitors. And, ask for Pete ... he made our stay memorable! Jan P.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed equal.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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TravellerMonterey, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

290JDP

Welcome to your new home! We appreciate your reccomendations. I am glad that we were able to help you during your relocation to Carmel and that your stay was memorable. My team strives to provide the excellent service to all our guests and I will certainly share your comments with Pete.

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Address: 1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940-6138
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Monterey
#12 Family Hotel in Monterey
#17 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: £46 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort Inn is ideally located in Historic Monterey, within close proximity (2-15 miles) to major attractions in Monterey plus beaches,golf and many more activities for families,couples or individual travellers. 1 exit away from Pebble Beach/Carmel. Walk to restaurants/shopping/theaters. Gateway to Big Sur. Book your next room, getaway package deals, or call direct for group rates and enjoy all that Monterey has to offer. ... more   less 
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