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Otter Inn

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I read some of the negative reviews and was very afraid. I asked my husband to request a non-adjoining room, which the very friendly staff were happy to accommodate. The negative: the decor was dated, the bathroom mirror was worn at the corners, no iron/ironing board, and the TV wasn't a flat screen.- so what? It's a budget hotel. The...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

So I am just going to go straight to the Pros and Cons: Pros : First of all the area and the convenience to everything was worth it . When checking in the receptionist (Cassandra) was and is very delightful along with very knowledgeable about the area, we were given a cute pastry basket which was great for that last...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Friendly staff & nice budget hotel if you get a room in the front. Excellent location. Great night view with lights of the city. We would stay there again. Underneath parking is a little strange, but the room was nice.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The staff is friendly and the location can't be beat. Decent, more budget friendly type hotel, but would definitely stay here again. Can't go wrong for price, location and friendly front office staff.

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Meise, Belgium
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We arrived in Monterey late in the day with no booking. Thanks to some very friendly people we met we ended up here at Otter's Inn. We stayed two nights in two different rooms and really liked our stay here. The staff were more than friendly and helpful, and very concerned about my broken arm and my comfort, it was...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is all about a great location. It's super convenient to anything you want to do on Cannery Row, and there's a CVS kitty-corner, so you can pick up anything you need for drinks, snacks, or personal needs. We had a very early morning tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so we were grateful for the 5 minute easy...

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have stayed at the Otter Inn before and intend to again. It is clean, comfortable and only steps away from Cannery Row and the Aquarium. We parked in the private lot and didn't need the car to get around as it is so central. Staff are unobtrusive but helpful, and guests are provided with a goody basket filled with...

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was fantastic from the minute we set foot in the lobby. The front office ladies were so friendly and nice, check in was so fast, they even let us check in earlier than normal, as soon as cleaners had our room ready she let us in. Then they gave us a basket of goodies, with as many refills...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 3 days and 2 nights. My kids loved it! We had a ocean view room without the huge expense. Bought our Monterey bay aquarium tickets there and got a second day free. The room had snacks which the whole family enjoyed. The rooms were not perfect. Not a high end hotel room but not...

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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed 10 October 2016

MY wife and i have been coming here every year for ten years, always a great stay and a great location. Hot tub is a bonus for my back and staff and rooms have always been great!!!! Making another reservation at this moment....lol

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel will be closed starting February 26th to undergo a full renovation. We look forward to welcoming you to the property in June 2017. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Otter Inn

Address: 571 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1426
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: ₹ 18,360 - ₹ 18,555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Otter Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Otter Hotel Monterey
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“a) FACING the street on the 2nd or 3rd Floor b) 4th Floor in rooms 1-4”
  • Room 410 - King Size bed, LOTS of room in the bdrm. VERY quiet (except for the seagulls fighting
  • Bthrm vanity - plenty of space for me & my hubby
  • Mini fridge. GREAT for keeping drinks and leftovers or snacks.
  • Bathtub. Nothing special or horrible.
, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor has views, some obstructed by roof”
ducatichic999, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“01 rooms are at the end of the walkway, so may get fewer other guests walking by the window”
Jenny_in_Palo_Alto, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views face ocean. Elevators allow easy access to upper floors.”
alisonjh54, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the rooms on the upper floors better, just preference”
jkitagawa777, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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