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“Friendly faces in a lovely hotel”
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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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“Friendly faces in a lovely hotel”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at the Spindrift Inn. We received a lovely warm welcome which never faltered throughout our stay.We arrived well before check in time so our room wasn't ready. We were then given a coupon for a free appetiser at a nearby restaurant and information on Monterey. Our room was very nice and on the street side of the hotel. Lovely comfortable furnishings and bedding and a wood burning fireplace for chillier nights,The Spindrift hosts a daily wine and cheese reception in the lobby for guests which was an added treat. Breakfast is delivered to your room as there is no onsite group dining facilities.The only small improvement I think they could make is to broaden the breakfast selection. We would definitely return should we be in Monterey again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor street side and would do so again. We did hear form some guest staying on...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We only had a 1 night stay at the Spindrift as we stopped off in Monterey to go out whale watching but we wish we had booked for longer. The room was perfect & unique in that it had a real wood burning fireplace, comfy wing back chairs , dual aspect windows with seating overlooking the sea on one side & the main street on the other. The bed was extremely comfortable & furnishings were immaculate. We also had use of an outside balcony & rooftop terrace, but sadly didn't get to use as we just didn't have time. The hotel is positioned on cannery row right on the shore with what seems to be its own little sandy beach. Special thanks to Cody, Rik, & Duchess, on front desk who were all extremely welcoming & epitomize real American hospitality. Also a mention to Juilliette on wine duties who was a little gem ;) complimentary breakfast is available as a menu choice & is delivered to your door at the time you ask. They also left a nice card & chocolates in our room as it was our 10th wedding anniversary trip . We loved it & if you are going to Monterey stay at the Spindrift !!!

Room Tip: We had a king bed room overlooking sea & main street , can only imagine the full sea view rooms...
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your delightful stay with us! As you noted, we do offer a very unique experience that we hope all of our guests enjoy as much as you did. Our property, staff, and amenities are what we believe sets us apart as a boutique property and are thrilled that we were able to leave a lasting impression. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff mentioned, as they love hearing from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you have the opportunity to stay a little longer.

Sincerely,

Management of the Inns of Monterey
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Elk Grove
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We had a great stay!

It would have been perfect if not for the glitch with the breakfast service.They would ask you to fill out a little order form to make your breakfast selection and the time you would like it delivered to your room and hang that by your door the night prior.We indicated an 8:00am delivery knowing what we had planned to do with the kids for the day. It was already 9:00am and breakfast wasn't delivered yet so I called the front desk and they said it will be delivered right away.30 more minutes and two antsy and hungry kids later,no breakfast yet so I called front desk again and they said breakfast will be made right away.I was already frustrated,thinking we could have just went out to eat but the breakfast could be coming at any moment. It was almost 10:00am when a service staff came knocking-not on our door but on the one next to ours.My husband came out and had quite a conversation with the staff who was insisting that our food was already delivered earlier and she is currently delivering for the other room. She proceeded with knocking on the other room and the guest did confirm that they already got their breakfast - 2 hours earlier than what they requested. Clearly there was a mix up and I would have been more understanding if the staff was not rude about it.She had a copy of both order forms in front of her,which clearly showed two distinct room numbers with time selections but she even had to make an excuse and state that "somebody" did not list down the order correctly. Obviously it wasn't any of the guests in both rooms and she could have been more apologetic about it.

This was a negative experience from one staff but the rest of the staff were amazing. We enjoyed our stay but we wish we didn't have to put up with a stressful encounter just to get our breakfast served. We only had a full day to stay in the area and our schedule was delayed because of waiting for breakfast for 2 hours.Not good when you have little ones who needed to eat on time and were so eager to visit the aquarium.

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
We want to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. While we are pleased to hear that your stay was enjoyable, we were all disappointed that your stay was less than perfect. We are sincerely sorry that this mix up occurred and that you were not met with friendlier service during breakfast delivery. This is certainly something that our guests should never have to worry about, even more so those with hungry children. We can understand your frustrations and hope that this encounter does not deter you from visiting us in the future. I can assure you your comments have been reviewed by our staff, as this is not reflective of our service standards. We hope that you will consider returning so that we can earn that 5 star review.

Sincerely,

Management of the Inns of Monterey
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Staying at Spindrift Inn was a pleasant experience from beginning to end. The hotel staff was very friendly and checking in and out was a breeze. We reserved an oceanfront room for our anniversary, and it was even more beautiful that I had hoped. We had excellent views of the ocean and the hotel provided binoculars to whale watch. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a wood burning fireplace and Direct TV with HBO. The hotel is located in Cannery Row and is walking distance to a ton of restaurants, shops, and beaches.

We will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ocean view room will be my choice every time.
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

My husband and I chose this hotel to spend our week long elopement at this amazing boutique hotel. This establishment is more than a hotel, it's more like a bed and breakfast. We were there in December and it was PERFECT! The days had a high in the high 60's and the low's were in the 40's in the evenings. The fireplace was ALWAYS burning with the fresh wood that was provided for us and breakfast in bed is a MUST! I will say that the best part about staying at this establishment was hearing the sea lions bark right outside our window and seeing sea otters surface randomly. All in all, an incredible experience with a very friendly staff!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Spindrift. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The wine and cheese reception was a nice touch as was the in room breakfast. Our room was clean and the fireplace was a nice addition. The ocean front room is worth every penny! What a view! Our next trip to Monterey will include the Spindrift Inn on cannery row.

Room Tip: Spend the extra on the Bay view!
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

As per other reviews.
Very nice but not great value.
Continental breakfast served in room included in price. Would prefer to pay less and go out for real warm breakfast
Great to be able to open window and experience fresh air and sounds of waves

Room Tip: The more you pay the better the room
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Property: Spindrift Inn
Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1021
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spindrift Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Cannery Row, directly on the beach, Spindrift Inn offers an atmosphere of romance, elegance and gracious hospitality. The Inn's distinctive two-story lobby, with its hand-tiled floors, Oriental carpets, charming antiques, original art, and wood-burning fireplace, invites quiet conversation or private reflection. The 45 comfortable, luxurious rooms-half with breathtaking ocean views-are uniquely decorated and include wood-burning fireplaces, down comforters, feather beds, honor bars, TVs, CD & DVD players, wireless internet connection, marble baths and window seats or private balconies. Complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast is served in-room, & an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Valet parking is available. ... more   less 
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