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Lincoln, CA
Reviewed 12 March 2012

This inn is walking distance to all of the main attractions in Monterey. It is considerably more affordable than any of the other hotel options in the same location. It is not a luxury hotel. The rooms are basic and maybe a bit outdated, but it is very inexpensive for the location.

1Thank bntzmimi
Merced, California
Reviewed 17 February 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here last September. We were in town for the Laguna Seca races. The room was great for the amount we paid for. Room and bathroom were clean. My only complaint is that the walls are very thin. We weren't in the room very much so it wasn't too much of a concern. We loved how...

1Thank MMD06
W. Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 February 2012

We are sitting in our room at the otter inn right now watching the seagulls fly over the bay. This hotel is located a block up from Cannery Row. The place is very clean and the staff very accomdating. If you do not mind thin walls (heck, your on vacation and chose a budget hotel) then you will really like...

2Thank dausagolfer
Vacaville, California
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I am a fan of small, inexpensive hotels. If you're not, this might not be for you. The rooms are very clean and the view is decent. But the best part is it is one block up from Cannery Row. I was able to walk just a block to get to all my favorite restaurants and shops. There was a...

3Thank nancye01
San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This property is right in the middle of the Cannery Row area, about 2 blocks up from the shore. I was in Monterey for a conference at the Monterey Plaza hotel, which charged nearly 5 times more for a room. The Otter Inn was only a quick 3 block walk to my conference, and was actually closer to most of...

1Thank Tisa P
Aptos, California
Reviewed 4 November 2011

This is your "basic motel" but the location is the best. You can walk to everything in Cannery Row. Staff lets you park before and well after check in and leave time. Rooms are clean and most have ocean views. Some with fireplace. We always stop here when we are in Monterey. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Seacliff23
Reviewed 26 October 2011

We received a decent rate to stay at the Otter Inn for a wedding in October and were underwhelmed by the property. Fortunately, the hotel was right on the waterfront and close to all the touristy attractions in Monterey. Not my first choice, but was decent. The decor was incredibly outdated and dark, the bed old and squeaky. However, the...

1Thank kctravel
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 26 October 2011

My teens and I loved this place! It is not right on the water but it is close. Just a short couple blocks to the water, super easy to walk to cannery row. The Monteray Bay Aquarium is at the end of cannery row and worth a look. This hotel is close enough that at dinner on cannery row I...

1Thank Momwith2teens
Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 14 October 2011

We returned to Monterey to hit the aquarium and see the great white. We loved the location and the cute outside of the hotel the first time we were there, and we were not disappointed with our stay. We arrived VERY early (about noon) and our room was not ready for check-in yet -- completely understandable. The man at the...

1Thank darlene l
Halifax, NS
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed at the Otter Inn on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway. We had booked online and the price was high, but availability was very limited in and around Monterey as it was car auction/show week when we were there. We also wanted to be close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The hotel is within walking distance which...

Thank wspears

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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: ₹ 18,396 - ₹ 18,526 (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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