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Monterey Bay Inn

242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1437
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The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, CD and DVD player, usb charging ports, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace complement your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Beach
Business Center with Internet Access
Massage
Newspaper
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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mayamrsG wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, California133 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed here in an ocean front room for New Years get away. It was a second time here. What I love, location! Walking to Cannery Row, Aquarium, Wharf, downtown. You cannot beat this location. It sits right on the main path to all areas. We watched the seals and sea otters right from our balcony! They provide handy binoculars to see even more. Plenty of restaurants and coffee places near by. The hotel delivers a very nice continental breakfast that we loved. Bed was very comfortable, good linens and towels. Bathroom was roomy with a double sink. Very good shower pressure! Overall a beautiful places to stay and a bargain if you are looking to stay right on the water (note, this is compared to other hotels right on the water). What could be better: they charge $25 for parking, I didn’t realize this and might have parked elsewhere, when paying $500 for a room, I’d expect parking to be included. The common area bathrooms should be updated, very old. Other: We didn’t use the hot tub, but one on site, so bring a bathing suit.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring a bathing suit for hot tub!
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Dear mayamrsG, Thank you for the positive ratings and comments. We're glad you had an overall comfortable and lovely time staying with us and enjoyed the views, breakfast, and our location. Regarding the parking fee, we try very hard to ensure our guests are charged for only what they want and use. Some neighboring hotels use a "resort fee" to charge guests for amenities, whether they are used or not. In the interest of our guests, we offer optional amenities and services, such as parking, separately. We do our best to be transparent with our guests. We appreciate your feedback, which has been shared with our team, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We hope this does not deter you from staying with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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Anne R wrote a review Jan 2024
Derry, United Kingdom115 contributions94 helpful votes
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First time in Monterey and we had a great stay at the Monterey Bay Inn. A beautiful room with a stunning view and a balcony looking over the beach. The sound of the sea lions was great and binoculars were supplied in the rooms so great to see them all at the end of the pier..A very comfy bed and a large bathroom with double sinks..A lovely continental breakfast was served to our room each morning , time of your choosing and if weather permitting lovely to have on the balcony. A hot tub is available which we did use and it was lovely and warm. Very friendly staff..
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dear annemJ3653VI, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star ratings and comments. We're delighted to learn your first time staying with us was a beautiful and comfortable experience. We're glad our staff was friendly, and you enjoyed the stunning views, breakfast, and hot tub. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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Maps326123 wrote a review Nov 2023
Elk Grove, California2 contributions
My wife and I checked in and were greeted very professionally and courteous by Darren Trenton. He surprised us by upgrading us to an ocean view suite, which was a beautiful suite. The hotel is a very well maintained older Hotel but it is perfectly located where it’s convenient to get to the wharf and the Aquarium. Great customer service.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Dec 15, 2023
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and 5-star ratings. We're glad our staff provided great customer service and that you had a beautiful and perfect time staying with us and enjoyed the ocean views and our location. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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KMLNY wrote a review Nov 2023
Buffalo, New York129 contributions133 helpful votes
Good location on Cannery Row right on the Pacific Ocean. Decent hotel, comfy bed, large bathroom, clean. The delivered continental breakfast-yogurt, fruit, muffins, coffee, juice, hard boiled eggs-was fine. Not fancy but liked the delivery! Nice balcony overlooking the beach and within listening to crashing ways. Did the trick.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 16, 2023
Hello, Thank you for the review and ratings. We're glad you had an overall good and nice time staying with us and enjoyed our location and balcony views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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WilmaXX wrote a review Nov 2023
BERKELEY138 contributions178 helpful votes
Cute hotel on the water in Monterey. We enjoyed watching the otters and hearing the ocean waves all night. The bed was comfy and the delivered cold breakfast was fine. We walked to Osteria al Mare and brought our food back to the room for a pleasant oceanfront dining experience. One suggestion- provide a couple bottles of water because the tap water tastes really bad! we asked for water and they charged us $2.50, come on when you’re paying $500 for a room give us some drinking water.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Get an oceanfront room
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Responded Nov 16, 2023
Hi Wilma, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you had an overall comfortable time staying with us and enjoyed our location and views. We appreciate your suggestions and have shared this with our team, as this helps us to evaluate our products and services offered to enhance the guests' experience. We certainly hope this does not deter you from staying with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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CanadianBoy76 wrote a review Oct 2023
Toronto75 contributions59 helpful votes
We checked in for 2 nights earlier this month as part of our road trip. We used the hotel as our home base to visit Big Sur. Overall, there was nothing wrong with our stay but felt ordinary for the money spent. Would rate our stay 3*-3.5 *. See below for further details. The good: spacious room, large bathroom with two sinks, near Cannery Row. Neutral: average cold breakfast included with room. Could be improved: decor is getting dated, safe was not working. Other tips: - We had a pretty good meal at Osteria Al Mare (Italian). It is closed on Monday - We tried Lalla Grill and wouldn't recommend it - If you visit Big Sur, suggest a full day and finish your day at Point Lobos
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were disappointed to learn your stay was anything less than spectacular. We appreciate all your feedback and have shared this with our team, as this helps us to evaluate our hotel to enhance the guests' experience. We're glad you enjoyed the spacious rooms and our location. We certainly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable stay. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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bluewasp2000 wrote a review Oct 2023
Christchurch, United Kingdom75 contributions57 helpful votes
Hotel is in a good location with lovely views across the bay. Continental breakfast was good and the best but it was delivered to our room on the time we asked for. Receptionist was helpful on where to eat, the cookies were good.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the good location, lovely views, continental breakfast delivered to your room, receptionist staff, and our cookies! We will be sure to share with the team and look forward to your return in the near future.
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Carla W wrote a review Sep 2023
Mariposa, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our 4th stay here and we love it. I was going to write an in detail review about the hotel amenities etc, but realized many have already done so; instead I'll highlight the customer service and the two water view rooms. First of all, we have had occasion to interact with Stacey Lee, Director of Operations, and she is the upmost professional. She cares about our guest experience and personally has been involved in some of our inquiries and requests. The front desk and housekeeping staff are very efficient and attentive. We have not stayed in a Cannery Row room, so can not review those rooms. We initially stayed in a Harbor View room, and were upgraded to an Ocean View, so we wanted to primarily compare the two. The price difference between the Harbor and Ocean is not incredible. We usually opt for the Harbor View. However, since we had been treated to an upgrade to the Ocean View, I can say that if you want more privacy and ocean sound, spend the extra cash on this room! It's still so much more affordable and sometimes a better view than the upscale hotels down the street (know this from a previous stay at one of them). The Harbor View balconies are not out of view from pedestrians and beach walkers, whereas the (at least higher) Ocean View rooms are private. We really like both, and unless it is crazy busy and noisy on the road/beach, the Harbor View will certainly give us the ocean fix without too much distraction. Note: Rooms right next to the rooftop hot tub are a bit noisier due to folks going in and out of the locked door, and you can hear them while on your balcony. The parking is on-site under the inn (easy to get things in/out from your vehicle) and you are allowed to remain parked there for a few hours after check-out. This inn is more quiet than locations in the heart of Cannery Row and is located under 15 minutes walk time to either the Aquarium or Fisherman's Wharf. This is a quieter, more laid back, less pretentious option than some of the bigger hotels, but with the same great ocean views. We have only stayed on the 4th floor (per other reviewers' advice), so we did not experience overhead noise and was probably quite than lower floors. So you gotta ask yourself...do you want to spend BUCKS for fancy bells and whistles for your ocean side lodging or reasonable prices with awesome guest service at this smaller gem? If you want the perks and fancy lobby, but still want the same view, expect to pay almost double. We had a partial view at one of the big hotels. Yes, you could SEE the ocean, but it was not right next to the water and not private. We enjoyed the fancy restaurant and room service and grounds etc, but we were disappointed in the floor. Already booking our next stay!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
Hello and thank you for this fabulous review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed the location of the hotel, the privacy of your Ocean View room, and our ambassador, Stacey Lee. We will be sure to share your comments with her and are so delighted you will be returning. See you soon!
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HaR wrote a review Sep 2023
Finland7 contributions
Our room was big as was the bathroom. Breakfast was delivered to the room and it was adequate as well as tasty. The hotel is supposed to be non-smoking, but on several occasions our room got the smell of cannabis, which is naturally not nice when traveling with children. The level of skills and competence of the hotel reception should be slightly improved. Ok for one night, but in my experience I can't recommend it to families
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
Hello Finland, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast that was delivered to your guestroom and that you were pleased with the size of your room and bathroom. We appreciate that you recognize we are a non-smoking hotel. When guests are identified as smoking on the property, we charge a fee for violation of our non-smoking policy. We will continue to work with our ambassadors on handling non-compliant guests and thank you again for your feedback.
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tawny P wrote a review Sep 2023
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First time on the WestCoast and this was 1 of 6 stops we made down PCH and the Coast. I wasn’t sure where to stay and went off other peoples reviews. I will say, overall the customer service was wonderful! Room was comfortable, large, and it was good for my husband and myself, and my adult children also had a similar room. We did face the Monterey bay and it’s located in the very beginning of Cannery Row. Not as nice as the other hotels who are within $100 per night price difference BUT, for the area and for what we needed it was fine.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
Hello! We are so happy to hear that your experience with our staff was wonderful and you enjoyed the convenience of our location of the hotel overlooking the Monterey Bay. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.4 km), Cannery Row Antique Mall (0.3 km), and California Sea Otter Game Refuge (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Bay Inn?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crystal Fish, Schooners Monterey, and Sea Harvest Restaurant & Fish Market.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (0.6 km), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.8 km), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (1.5 km).
Does Monterey Bay Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Monterey Bay Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.