I have been a Tripadvisor member for quite some time and rely on this site for good information and up until now I have been pleased with results of my research. After returning from our trip I checked this hotels' reviews again to see if I had made a mistake when booking. There are so many hotels with similar names that I was afraid I had booked the wrong hotel! We were at the right hotel.
THE HOTEL : Doing my research, I had read in several reviews that the exterior of the hotel was "deceiving" and that once I got into the hotel I would see a difference. I did not! The hotel is extremely "tired" both inside and out. Small reception area, old elevator and corridors . Ambience very poor. 2.5 stars at best.
THE ROOM: We apparently had the 2nd best room in the entire hotel.. ..and believe me we paid top $$ for it! The room was spacious. Nice fireplace and small balcony facing the ocean. Thankfully, the bed itself was very comfortable. The other furnishings were uncomfortable and decor ...again "tired". Yes, bathroom sinks were nice and new, but the rest of the bathroom fixtures (tub, etc) were not upgraded. Really needs a facelift.
BREAKFAST was served in the room. No restaurant available, no room in the reception area for continental breakfast. Staff was friendly and prompt. Quality of the food, typical continental style.
OVERALL: There are much nicer hotels in this area which are priced better. The hotel next door had a beautiful lobby, live entertainment nightly. The ambience was far superior. We would have moved if we had had an extended stay.
I had to give a 3 star rating to this hotel, but I was tempted to give a two star rating only because of the price. If we had paid 1/2 the price for this room/hotel it would have been acceptable, but for these prices choose another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, CD and DVD player, usb charging ports, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace complement your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Bay Hotel Monterey