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Monterey Bay Lodge

55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940-3349
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#23 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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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
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Agra-ta wrote a review Aug 2023
Lugano, Switzerland37 contributions40 helpful votes
The description in TripAdvisor starts with “The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge …”, in the hotel site “…as you stroll through our majestic property, you will enjoy the quiet ambiance…” and “…located minutes from Downtown Monterey.” The photos are nice on the hotel’s website, as are those of the management on TripAdvisor, but the reality is different, and all the information and pictures are completely misleading. The family room (which they call a suite) is very shabby with very dated and absolutely uncomfortable furniture. In particular, the boys' bed (bunk bed) made of shabby wood looks like something out of an old mountain prison with old and uncomfortable mattresses and pillows. The rooms are very small, and the cleanliness is far from good. The window looks out onto the external corridor, anyone passing by can look in and, although they might speak softly, it is far from quiet. There is no security because anyone can walk undisturbed from the street to the room door and the windows and doors are very fragile. On TripAdvisor it says there is a restaurant, this is not true, there is no service, there is only a coffee machine and microwave in the room. The center (and restaurants) is only a few minutes away... yes, by car. Finally, be careful at the weekend, prices can triple, we paid 562 USD for one night booking in advance, but I have seen even higher prices. We spent 2 weeks on the west coast, sleeping in 8 hotels, but this one, even for one night, was the worst on this holiday and one of the worst I have ever visited.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rafaela wrote a review Apr 2023
Lima, Peru28 contributions14 helpful votes
The room was alright and cozy. Had a lot of space for storage and a wide desk. TV was easy to use. My favorite thing: the water pressure. Just excellent. The people at the front desk were very nice and replace our key card in a second when we lost it. Overall, good experience for the price
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wendys opens till late
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Dyane wrote a review Mar 2023
Mount Juliet, Tennessee1 contribution
Room was very well equipped - comfy bed, fireplace, microwave, refrigerator. Loved the terrace with chairs - enjoyed my coffee there. Hot tub was nice addition. Too cool to swim in pool but looked nice. Walking distance to restaurants, beech, and bars.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KCTraveler2015 wrote a review Feb 2023
Kansas City, Missouri66 contributions42 helpful votes
Clean and comfortable budget motel near tourist area in Monterey. Staff was courteous and efficient. We enjoyed the fireplace in our room. Outside area looked nice, but it was too windy to use. Parking was convenient and right outside our room.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Henery James wrote a review Feb 2023
Eastvale, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
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The pictures are completely fake! This is a disgusting room with roaches, no ac, old and tacky. The room is less than 100 sq ft it’s orange paint, smells, dog poop by to door, homeless people sitting out front, inside has filthy walls!!! So much more!! Save your money do not go here!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This place is trash!
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wendyb1950 wrote a review Dec 2022
Atascadero, California7 contributions4 helpful votes
I was unable to make this trip, due to bad weather and the closure of Hiway One. I will be charged anyway as I made my reservation through this website. I was unaware that it would be booked using an app that does not allow cancellation. I found out after booking that I would be charged whether I made the trip or not. I also realized that I would have been charged quite a bit less by booking through the Lodge itself, which I will be doing in the future. I was not aware that Trip Advisor would be using a booking website. I’m disappointed in the quality of this website now because I have always enjoyed this service in the past.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Book directly through the lodge.
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Sharon P wrote a review Aug 2022
Addlestone, United Kingdom52 contributions30 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, Massachusetts28 contributions7 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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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, and Loulou's Griddle In The Middle.
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), Cannery Row (2.4 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (2.6 km).