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Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Ranked #12 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Lodi, California
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20 reviews
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“Our first choice when visiting Monterey...”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Give this lovely, charming hotel a try when you plan to be in the Monterey, CA area. Especially if you'd like to visit the fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium while you're there. This hotel has a wonderful accommodating staff, terrific restaurant with interesting tasty food and contemporary style...the rooms are spacious and have all the amenities you'd hope for. But if you book their Aquarium package...the room rate includes a two-day pass to come and go as you please at the Aquarium for each guest (perhaps limited to 2 guests; you may want to confirm the details).

Don't hesitate to try this place and if you dine at their restaurant in the evening and want to try something different for breakfast, there is a great little coffee / breakfast shop directly across the street. Everything is easy walking distance from the hotel.

Room Tip: We didn't have a chance to try it, but their SPA looked completely inviting!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
Thank you so much for your review and for reserving our Aquarium package. Its a great deal with the two tickets included. Sounds like you went two days in a row which is the biggest benefit. Not to mention that you don't have to wait in line when you get your tickets at the hotel. We do sell additional tickets as well for larger parties. Please come back and see us again, we also have a great whale watching package you might enjoy.

Sincerely,

Sabrina Siino
Front Office Manager
ssiino@larkspurhotels.com
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I have stayed at Casa Munras on 3 seperate occassions. Eveytime I go back I am reminded of why I go there. Friendly staff, great gym, gorgekus location.
I travel several times a year and have to say this is one of my favorite hotels. If you stay, it is definitely worth the extra money to gef a room with a fireplace.
They also have bicy le rentals and are withjn walking distance to Cannery Row and Fishermans Wharf.

  • Stayed April 2012
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
Thank you for your review and for letting our future guests know about some of our amenities. Its a great season for bike ridiing in Monterey. We truly appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next stay.

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Sabrina Siino
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Morgan Hill, California
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stayed at Casa Munras in Monterey for a girls weekend. What a perfect spot...within walking distance to great restaurants and bars as well as the wharf. The hotel restaurant/bar was elegant and had a fire pit outside. Had an Elderflower Martini - so yummy! Didn't make use of the spa, but it looked nice. They also had activities for kids. One of us forgot her toiletries and the hotel took care of her, which was very cool. Will totally stay again soon~ Couldn't beat the price.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
So glad to hear that the Casa Munras was an integral part of your fun filled girls weekend. We have a very fun bar menu with new additions all the time. Glad that you enjoyed your Elderflower martini by the fire pit. As you mentioned we have something for the whole family. On Friday, Saturday and Sundays we have our Kids Camp program available, and on Saturday night a free family movie screening. There's really something for everyone. Please come back and stay with us again.

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Sabrina Siino
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were led to believe that this establishment was an upmarket hotel and were quiet surprised when we arrived as I believe it is a motel.The reception staff were pleasant and we were give directions to drive to our room.
The room was big and reasonably equipped but I question whether it was good value for money compared to other hotels in the area.
We had drinks in the bar and we were charged $25.00 for a double scotch which I consider way over the top and complained to the reception staff who seemed quiet surprised at the charge for a double whiskey.
While I believe it is a reasonably good motel I believe that if you shop around you will probably get better value for money in Monterey

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
Thank you for your review. The Casa Munras has the amenities and services of a hotel, though we do have guest room door that open to the exterior. I apologize if this had an impact on your stay with us. Additionally thank you for your feedback regarding the price of your drink at our restaurant/bar. Should you like to get in touch with me I would be happy to get the food and beverage manager to pull your restaurant ticket for review.

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Sabrina Siino
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights in late June/early July and for the most part enjoyed it. We had a king bed traditional room. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quite large. For us, the downside was that there was no air conditioning. The temperatures in the evening were cool and pleasant, but due to the density and layout of the hotel, with the windows open, it was quite noisy, and didn't feel very private. The parking was limited, but not really a problem except on a Saturday night. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant twice and it was good-- we loved the coffee! Landscaping was also beautiful and it is apparent they work hard on it. Lobby is beautifully decorated.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm glad you took the time to appreciate the landscaping. Everything is in bloom in the summer months especially our rose garden and Bougainvillea. Due to the mostly moderate coastal climate here in Monterey our hotel, and most hotels in the area do not have air conditioning. I truly apologize that keeping your windows open resulted in some unwanted noise. In the future we do have fans available upon request or would be happy to pre-block you into a room with a ceiling fan. Please come back and stay with us again.

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Sabrina Siino
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

We stayed here while visiting Monterey. It has a nice lobby and swimming pool , parking is free. The rooms are small and very basic. Was quiet in the evenings. For a few nights it was ok. They have a nice patio area with a fire pit you can sit round in the evenings.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you did not experience any problems during your stay, and that you enjoyed the free parking and firepit. I'm sorry to hear that your overall impression of the hotel was just "ok". We have several different room types, that range from fairly basic to deluxe. Should you stay with us again, I would highly reccommend our Deluxe King with Fireplace room or Concierge King. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can help you making future reservations, or if you would like to discuss your stay any further.

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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Munras through a Hotwire deal and it was such a great place for one night. Check-in was super easy and I loved the setup. The room was really comfortable and quiet. I also liked the in-room fridge, free wi-fi, and bathrobes. I would definitely come back again. Plus, it's super close to Cannery Row and 17 Mile Drive.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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sabrinajs, Front Office Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2012
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your stay. We'd love to have you back to stay with us again.

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Sabrina Siino
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Property: Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Address: 700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly Casa Munras, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
#13 Family Hotel in Monterey
#22 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Authentic. Historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is located in the Old-Town heart of the picturesque coastal town of Monterey. True to its Spanish heritage, this hacienda-inspired hotel embraces its outdoor spaces while beckoning guests to the warm comforts of their living quarters. A short stroll to Historic Old Monterey or the world famous Fisherman's Wharf, Casa Munras Hotel & Spa is ideally located near many of the Central California region's most visited attractions - coastal California at its best. Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa strives to offer a personalized experience tailored to guest's individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and movie libraries, to a full service business center and a knowledgeable concierge program. Whether traveling on business or enjoying a well-deserved vacation, the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa offers a wide array of amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Guests can "sip, savor and share" Spanish-inspired tapas at the hotel's on-property restaurant, Estéban Restaurant. Serving traditional dishes with a pinch of adventure, Estéban Restaurant is the ideal place for a sit down dinner or socializing with friends. ... more   less 
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