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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Ranked #6 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2011

I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the inn is even though it's a Best Western. The room was decorated nicely with a comfy bed. The balcony sitting area was nice to have. The cheese and wine happy hour during 4-6pm and a greeting bottle of wine in the room were both a nice touch.

The inn is within walking distance to all shops in Cannery Row and the nearby beach. I also like the fact that the inn is one the better quality pet-friendly places that I have stayed at.

There were a few things that could have been better: noises could be heard easily from kids running outside of the room within the hotel, shower wasn't working very well, and automatic door lock had trouble opening. The staff was pleasant though and gave me a discount for the inconvenience, which was good customer service.

Room Tip: perhaps avoid rooms next to walkway or street
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

The attendants at the front desk were particularly helpful and kind.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed here at the end of May for 4 nights on the first floor. The room was large with two double beds, a gas log fireplace (not used), somewhat creaky "antique" furniture providing adequate drawer space, reasonable hanging and desktop space. There was a window seat and a non-view of the inner courtyard.
We make good use of the bedside tables when we're on holiday and wished they'd been provided here.
We had a coffeemaker and fridge, plus a free halfbottle of wine was on ice waiting for us with a box of two chocolates (a nice touch).
Our room was in good decorative order, but the corridors and lift looked well-used. The overall feeling was of a slightly tired motel; apart from the main house where the reception and breakfast room are.
The complimentary breakfast consisted of "grill-your-own" toast or english muffin plus fruit juice, coffee, fresh fruit and muffins. A major problem is that there is very limited seating, leaving guests to perch on the armchairs in the lounge area with a cup in one hand and a plate on their knees, hover patiently in reception or trek something back to their room.
For our next time in Monterey we would look around for somewhere else to stay, rather than having here as our first choice.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Comfortable clean rooms, great location, wine & cheese hour.

Room Tip: Call for reservation, instead of using internet.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Finding a hotel that fits 2 parents and 3 children under 9 is difficult. 1 room is not big enough and 2 adjoining rooms are expensive. The Family Suite at the Victorian Inn was the perfect solution. It had a bedroom with 2 double beds, a dining room table, small kitchen, living room with sofa bed, and window seats that could be used as a twin bed. All of this PLUS a beautiful view of the ocean and 2 fireplaces! The rate was reasonable and the location was great - short walk or drive to all the attractions. I definitely recommend Victorian Inn.

Room Tip: Ask for the Family Suite on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

We just returned for a one night stay at this hotel. We have stayed there many times over the last 10 or so years. We pick this hotel because of it's location, parking, and friendly staff.

On this stay we checked in and headed of for the aquarium and dinner. When we returned we found wine, chocolate, and sparkling cider in our room as a thank you for returning.

It is this very reason why we will continue to stay here. I would like to say thank you to the staff!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank PNL19
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in May. The location is excellent, and our room was big and spacious. Tripadvisor rates this as a 3 star hotel, but I would rate it a little higher. I have definitely stayed at supposedly 4 star hotels that were not as big or nice as our room here. The staff was very kind and courteous, and they were able to extend our stay by one night at the same rate. As we were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary, the hotel provided a complimentary bottle of local wine - what a pleasant surprise! We will definitely stay here again next time!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
#5 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: £90 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Victorian Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the tranquility of a seaside vacation when you stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn. Bike along scenic coastal shores, kayak in the bay, sample some of the world's best wines, go whale watching, or picnic and fly kites on sun drenched beaches. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the unique shops and restaurants along Cannery Row, all within walking distance of our intimate hotel. Rest in accommodations with in-room marble fireplaces, and private patios, balconies or window seats where you can soak up ocean breezes. Our charming Central Coast property offers oversized guestrooms and suites perfect for couples, families and other groups, with full-sized living rooms, and sleeper sofas. All guests enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception featuring award-winning wines, daily. Soak up the serenity of the sea and explore the best of California's Central Coast when you plan your next escape, from wine tastings, to bike rentals, pet pampering and beach side weekend getaways. ... more   less 
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