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55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940-3349
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#22 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sharon P wrote a review Aug 2022
Addlestone, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
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We stayed here for five nights and absolutely loved the location. We were a few minutes from the beach and the fisherman’s wharf. There was plenty to walk and drive too in the local area. The hotel is next to a garage/mart which was convenient for basic food, wine and beer. The room was comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We liked the separate bunk bed room for our teens. (This was something quite rare to find in the USA.) The shared area, pool and hot tub were clean and a wonderful place to chill in the day or evening. Be warned that the kitchenette was really a microwave and coffee machine next to the bathroom sink! ( Not suitable for self catering as no utensils or crockery to use.) However we would recommend for its location, cleanliness and beds.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Solami wrote a review Aug 2022
Boston, Massachusetts27 contributions6 helpful votes
It’s a cute place near the beach and a walk to fisherman’s wharf and even cannery row. We walked to both from here. The staff were nice and the rooms clean. The only downside was that there was no AC and we couldn’t keep the windows or doors open because there was no way to lock them at night. Overall it was a good place to stay and one of the more affordable options.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Louise L wrote a review Aug 2022
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Stayed here in July 2022 as part of a tour of California and thank god it was only for 1 night. The room was very expensive considering how small and basic the room was. The rooms are in dire need of renovation. Cannery row is a significant distance away. The worst part of the stay however was the noise. All through the night there was a constant sound of running water and then a loud bang every few minutes. This noise continued for the whole night so if you value your sleep do not stay here. When the noise issue was raised with reception staff they could not care less and did not acknowledge this was a fault within the motel and needs fixed. The room was certainly not worth the £300 paid for it. Avoid at all costs
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Destiny G wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed here Sunday thru Wednesday June 19th thru the 22nd. The location was great as it was walking distance to lots of restaurants, a nice clean beach and Fisherman's wharf. Across the street is a park with a lake with swan paddle boats that would be fun for kids. The room was clean but we were surprised that there was no air conditioning in our room #214. There was a fan so it was OK but could be very warm in the summer. The bathroom sink area was a bit crowded as they put the small fridge (kept everything nice and cold), the hair dryer, the lighted mirror and the microwave in the same small space with only 2 plugs but it was OK. The in-room safe did not work and they didn't seem inclined to fix it but we let that go. The shower was nice and strong, the bed was very comfortable and we had a bit of a view of the ocean. Good TV channel selection on the large flat screen. Wi-fi was too slow so we stayed on 5G. The common patio and pool area was nice. The area toward downtown was safe for walking. There is a McDonalds just on the other side of the lake park. We walked to Melville Tavern for dinner and had a fantastic breakfast at LouLou's Griddle in the Middle on the pier. Super cute place, fantastic service and delicious food. The hubcap pancake is so huge, it hangs off the plate. They were only open for breakfast Friday thru Monday. We went on Monday but would have gone back if they were open. Except in the height of summer, we will definitely stay here again. It was almost half the cost of most other locations and met our needs. We don't hang out in our room a lot so it worked fine for us.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Some rooms can see the ocean but there is a Chevron station in the way.
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Neil M wrote a review May 2022
Crawley, United Kingdom328 contributions148 helpful votes
We stayed toward the back of the hotel, could see the petrol/gas station but as in previous reviews we weren't disturb by it. Located away from the main town but close to a beach and play park also boating lake. No restaurants or shops nearby, didn't bother us as prepared to walk. Room was typical American style hotel/motel, comfortable double bed, coffee machine, Shower in the bath. microwave and quiet fridge. Usual shower/bath amenities supplied. Could be a little tight on parking in high season The main attractions are a good walk away on coastal path from hotel : Cannery Row : 40-45mins Fishermen's Wharf : 30mins Aquarium : 50-55mins
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Frank H wrote a review Apr 2022
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Clean Room located next to a gas station. No restaurants nearby. Not walking distance to Cannery Row or any restaurants. Called the front desk to ask where we could eat that was close by and was told the gas station has snacks or we could drive to Cannery Row. Very Noisy- we could hear the people in the next room discussing options for their children's snacks. Kids running on the balcony upstairs. Will never return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Stay at a different hotel for a better experience in Monterey
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Dianna430M wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington762 contributions205 helpful votes
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Very nice stay in Monterey. They were a bit busy when we checked in and our room wasn’t ready. We waited about an hour but it was worth it. We were assisted by two gentlemen at the front desk, they were congenial and knowledgeable. We had a small suite situated in front of the swimming pool. It had a kitchen, sitting area, bedroom and bath room. Our room was comfortable. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The kitchen had most everything you need to prepare meals. We truly appreciated the coffee machine in the morning. The grounds are decorated nicely and the location of the lodge is sublime!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Laurie R wrote a review Feb 2022
Chiang Rai, Thailand58 contributions17 helpful votes
Bed very comfortable and great location (close to restaurants, beach, walking trails). Room clean and spacious. Internet is extremely poor, so painful to try and use and the worst part is the noise. We can hear everything (and I mean everything) from both sides and above us. Talking, bathroom noise, sniffing….these are the thinnest walls I’ve ever encountered. Kids running on the walkway upstairs is like a herd of elephants.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try not to get a room on first floor by pool! The pool noise and gates slamming is insane.
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Bi wrote a review Feb 2022
United Kingdom68 contributions12 helpful votes
I was lucky this time in California, found a good deal on Booking for this amazing place, Monterey need a minimum of 3 night, I spent 2 unfortunately, the room was amazing, clean and in a good position, quiet and the property is not too far from the city centre, it has a pool and a really small hot tube, I did t use it, really too small. I asked if as a spa there was a sauna but did n know what the sauna was. Anyway was a really nice stay, inside my room there was an iron, coffee, tea, a hairdryer a lot of towers and the heating was working. Is a nice place if you got money because is expensive.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Hbry17 wrote a review Feb 2022
Stafford, United Kingdom50 contributions15 helpful votes
This stay was in an ideal location for our one night in Monterey, price was good, and staff friendly, however the rooms were dirty- floor was dirty, hair all over the rooms, in the bathroom, on the bedside tables and on the floor. Was very noisy - could hear the people upstairs with every footstep. One night was fine but wouldn’t have stayed any longer.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$156 - US$346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Bay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Bay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dennis the Menace Park (0.5 km), Old Fisherman's Wharf (1.1 km), and San Carlos Cathedral (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Bay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paris Bakery Cafe, Montrio Bistro, and Estéban Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Monterey Bay Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monterey Bay Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Bay Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (7.7 km), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (7.0 km), and Cannery Row (2.4 km).