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“Celebrated my Wife's 21st Bday here! Nice place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Geyserville, California
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67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Celebrated my Wife's 21st Bday here! Nice place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed on the 4th floor and had a breathtaking view of monterey bay. The balcony opened up to a 180 degree view of the ocean. The room was clean and the bathroom was nice. Large, with two sinks and a great shower. Nothing too crazy but well appointed. We actually had Melissa's sister come with us too and we paid ten bucks for a bed to be brought up. It was a tight fit once her bed went in but we did't care! We were having hecka fun. Front desk help was extremely helpful. They were super nice too! Melissa and I used the 4th floor hot tub and that was amazing and a surprise. I really didn't think we'd go in but around 10 pm I threw my shorts on, checked to see if others were using it, grabbed Melissa and ran back to the tub and jumped in! Being able to see and hear the ocean was a great experience and uber-relaxing!!

We also went to the Aquarium which was rad and at night, headed to the Monterey Pier where we ate a fantastic meal at the Fisherman's Grotto.

Thanks Monterey! We shall be back in a few years!!

Room Tip: Make sure to get a Balcony! Too nice of a view to pass up.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MikeandMeliss
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Monterey Bay Inn. We are so delighted to find out that you choose us as your destination for your wife’s birthday. Our staff was happy to help in creating a memorable day for her and hope that we will get the opportunity to welcome you both back in the future!

Sincerely,
Management of the Inns of Monterey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

we enjoyed our stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. The rooms are very nice. The bathroom was huge with a large tub and double sinks. The view from our room was spectacular. The pillows were so wonderful that my sister-in-law and I both ordered them when we got home! There is a complimentary breakfast served right to your room every morning. We had coffee, fresh fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs and delicious muffins or croissants. There are really no grounds to speak of and the outside of the hotel is not the most attractive but the view more than makes up for any of that. They were having some elevator difficulties during our stay which was a bit of an inconvenience but our experience didn't suffer from it. we would definitely recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a room that faced the ocean. Faced the docks and marina. It was cool enough to leave...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl G
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for the outstanding review. We are very pleased that you found our bathrooms spacious, views to be spectacular, and pillows to be so wonderful. Comfort is always a top priority of ours and we were overjoyed to hear that you and your sister enjoyed our pillows so much, that you purchased them for your own homes. We look forward to welcoming you all back and want to thank you for your understanding regarding our elevator difficulties, which have since been resolved.

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Management of the Inns of Monterey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Thank you Wendy and your Staff! we had another wonderful time and stay! our dinner at the chart house great! love the strawberries! wine and choc. for our 36th! will see you on our 37th God willing!!!

Room Tip: top floor -----for the veiw
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Green Features: nothing to complain about here!!! just a nice place to stay every one was nice even the house maids!!
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pam S
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
It was truly our pleasure to have the opportunity to be a part of your special day. We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Wendy and hope to see you back for your 37th anniversary!

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Management of the Inns of Monterey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I just checked in today. 7/8/2014 First off we arrived early around 1 pm normal check in is at 4 pm. We were told once our room was ready we would receive a call. Well we never did once 4:15 came around we headed back to the hotel. We arrived and was not greeted with a smile nor did she smile or have eye contact the whole time we were talking. We asked Wendy about the phone call she said the room wasn't ready till now. Then she tells me its going to be $10 dollars extra each additional child. I was never told this when booking. When I booked my room I told them I needed a king bed with a pull out sofa because we will have our two little ones with us for our wedding anniversary. When we arrived in our room there was pubic hair in our bath tub so disgusted. We are paying a lot of money to stay here. If my card wasn't already charged we would've went somewhere else. So far my anniversary is not going as planned.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We appreciate this guest's feedback and honest comments, as they are vital to our continued improvement. This review was posted shortly after checking in to the hotel. The following morning our front desk manager reached out to this guest to address their concerns and to remedy the situation. We are pleased to report that after speaking with our manager they are looking forward to their next stay at the Monterey Bay Inn.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed for four nights and the location is great. The hotel staff is very helpful. The continental breakfast that is brought to the room was very nice. Very quiet place to kick back and enjoy yourself. Being from AZ we were surprised to find that the rooms did not have AC. After one night we found out that the evenings cool down enough that the room is no longer hot and that AC is not needed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lovetotravel969
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast delivery. Our guests really enjoy the convenience of eating from the luxury of their own room and soaking up the beautiful views of the bay. As you mentioned, air conditioning isn’t typically needed in Monterey, as we are lucky enough to experience the cool coastal temperatures, which we hope you got to enjoy before heading back to Arizona. We hope your travels bring you back soon.

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Olten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Monterey Bay Inn is a very great place to stay in Monterey.
Also for a week would it the a place to be.
Unfortunately we booked only one night there on our Roadtrip to San Francisco.
The hotel offers free breakfast IN YOUR ROOM and you have the possibility to use 2 hot tubs for free. One is in the courtyard of the hotel (no wind, warm, but no view) the other one is on the 4th floor on the top of the hotel. (windy, cold, but the view is awesome!!)
You also have great restaurants near the hotel and also a small beach.
The parking costs $16.- per Day but it is just located under the Hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a Ocean View or an Ocean Front room! Don't miss the hot tub!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HBPPG
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Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in an ocean room, whilst we were there it was my husbands birthday, the staff kindly left a signed card, bottle of wine and chocolates in the room for him, it was a very much appreciated gesture. The hotel is in walking distance of Cannery row and the wonderful aquarium. Our room was spacious and very clean, the bed was very comfortable, leaving the patio door open it was great to hear the sea. Would definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends, nothing was too much trouble for the staff who always had a courteous word and smile.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beverley T
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Property: 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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#4 Family Hotel in Monterey
#4 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#8 Green Hotel in Monterey
#11 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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, remote control TV, coffee maker, CD and DVD player, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace compliment your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more   less 
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