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“Ocean view is amazing”
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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed at Monterey Bay Inn in October and had such a great time we went to the Aquarium, we bought our tickets at the Inn you get a two day pass plus you don't have to wait in line. We had a wonderful 3 night vacation. We decided to go back for Christmas for another 3 nights. The staff is a huge reason we went back Stacey and her staff are very knowledgeable of the Monterey Bay area and gave us some good tips. The continental breakfast delivered to your room was awesome. We also got lucky we saw a whale from our balcony, that alone was worth the trip. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Top floor with balcony great view of the Bay
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We chose Monterey Bay Inn based on other TripAdvisor reviews, and loved it. My husband was pleased with my selection. :) It's on the quiet end of Cannery Row, so no traffic or garbage trucks early in the morning, just barking sea lions at the wharf, and a curious seagull visiting our balcony, eyeing the croissants on the breakfast tray. The bathroom with granite counters, double sinks, and nice doors, was great. Very comfy stay. We will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank TEW49ers
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Enjoyed the location and having balcony overlooking the bay. Get up early and watch the sunrise. Grunting sea lions add to the atmosphere. Car parking at $15 overnight is reasonable. Breakfast delivered to the room is great touch. Bathrooms are spacious and WiFi was free and worked well.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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3  Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn for 3 nights around Christmas, and it was everything we hoped. Perfect location, with an ocean view room at the end of Cannery Row. Easy walking distance to numerous shops, eateries, the beach, and (most importantly) the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The staff was super friendly and helpful (buy your aquarium tickets at the front desk to avoid waiting in line at the aquarium), complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room, lovely hot tubs and fire pit, very clean and very spacious rooms. Also a short drive to Carmel, the famous 17-mile drive, and other local attractions. We'd definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Definitely get an ocean view!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LibbyTeal
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Charmant hotel au bord de la baie de Monterey. Centrally located, good size rooms and bathroom, calm. Recommend taking a room with an ocean view, front and on an upper floor. This is definitely worthwhile! Continental Breakfast is included and brought to your room which you can have on your balcony terrace overlooking the ocean. Hot tubs are available on the property and wifi is free. The customer is greeted in the lobby with cookies, and apples. Only bad point is that the parking garage is not free, not normal for this type of establishment.

Room Tip: Recommend reserving an Ocean view room an on the top/4th floor.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Susy1921
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We just stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn this past weekend and the hotel and weather were absolutely perfect! This was our first stay and I must say I was a bit apprehensive about spending as much as we were to stay for 3 nights and I have to admit it was well worth every penny. The hotel itself is impeccably maintained inside and out. You do get a pretty bad fishy smell at certain times of day, but you’re directly on the ocean and that’s to be expected. The room was great, very comfortable beds, incredibly clean and very well stocked with towels, bathrobes, pillows ect. The view was incredible! We stayed in one of the ocean view rooms with a view of the ocean & San Carlos Beach. At first I was a little upset to get such a good view of the parking lot, but once you sat down all you could see was the ocean and beach and park area and it was great. We used the free binoculars every day to view whales and other wildlife, they were great to have. The continental breakfast was fantastic! Pretty basic, but very good all around. My only two complaints would be of course the price, plus you have to pay $15 a day extra for parking. Going into it I thought it was $15 total and then had to pay and additional charge of $45 at checkout. My other complaint would be the hot tub. We arrived on a Thursday night and immediately went up to the roof top hot tub. Great views, very private and overall awesome, except for that it was pretty dirty for a weekday. We found a lot of hair in it and other stuff and the smell of chlorine was very overpowering. Overall this is a fantastic hotel and we will be staying again when we want to splurge a bit, it was well worth the money!!

Room Tip: I think all rooms would have amazing views. They have 4-5 rooms with a street view towards Cannery...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Macey F
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MontereyInns, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Thank you for your review and description of the ocean view room. We are thrilled to hear that you spotted so much sea life with the in-room binoculars!

We were disappointed to hear about your experience with the roof top hot tub and have shared your comments with our maintenance and housekeeping teams. Please rest assured that it will be inspected immediately.

Again, thank you for your candid comments. We hope to welcome you back to the Monterey Bay Inn very soon!

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is Inn offers the perfect Monterey experience. From arrival to check-out, it could not have been better. Staff was caring and attentive and the room was impeccably maintained. Without a doubt, my favorite on the Peninsula!

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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Inn

Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1437
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#4 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#8 Green Hotel in Monterey
#11 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: £141 - £304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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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