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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 bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Business Centre with Internet Access
Massage
Newspaper
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Andtra S wrote a review 14 Nov
Fort Collins, Colorado2 contributions
We loved the beautiful room with the fireplace. It was walking distance to the restaurants. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. We forgot a wind bottle opener and they brought us one with two very nice wind glasses. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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edmice14 wrote a review Sep 2022
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
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Lovely clean hotel, spectacular views, and wonderful staff. From our balcony, we could see the otters playing in the ocean. The hotel supplies binoculars. Breakfast served right to your room. A nice beach next door. What more could you ask for!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get an ocean front view.
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Response from Inns of Monterey, General Manager at Monterey Bay Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Edmice, Thank you for the wonderful review and 5-star rating. We're so glad our staff was very accommodating and that you had a lovely and spectacular time staying with us and enjoyed the views, marine life, and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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JALFAN wrote a review 6 Nov
Sumner, Washington1956 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed 2 days in Sept. Made reservation with the the hotel, they were very helpful, found us a view room. Check web site for specials before calling and ask for top floor. Our room was ready as requested, very clean with great views. This hotel is a good location to walk to the aquarium and enjoy cannery row. Will stay again
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: View on the top floor
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The_travel_wifey wrote a review 6 Nov
Riverbank, California7 contributions9 helpful votes
Pros: - ocean views - cheapest hotel option for an ocean view - large bathroom - very comfy bed - delicious muffins - close to Fisherman’s wharf and cannery row Cons: - old building, you can hear every footstep above you, every door close, and all hallway noise - old building, also meaning that the bathroom ceiling above the shower had a hole and looked like it was falling apart. Bathtub was in poor shape too. - no fan in the bathroom, so it gets muggy and smells will linger… - harbor view: beautiful view but alot of street noise. Tips: call and ask for a room on the top floor so no one is above you. Also ask for a room furthest from the street
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Long H wrote a review Oct 2022
Union City, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
The check in was normal. Front desk could be a bit more pleasant and welcoming. We booked a night on 10/23/22. The room with harbor view was good. The room seems a bit old on the carpet. The night is when all the bad reviews comes to play. From loud next door to creeping foot steps above. Which wasn't a big deal till I try to sleep on the extra firm bed. Honestly, it felt like sleeping on a wood table My wife a firm bed sleeper and even she said it was way too firm. I hurt my back by morning and lack of hours of sleep. Then I thought be a great idea turns super bad. I went to try to use the outdoor hot tub. After 20 mins my back had rashes and burnt. I could not believe it! It lasted all day and next day. They need to change out that water or look into what is in it! So yeah, what suppose to be a good night and getaway turns so bad. Not recommending this place and will definitely not booking here again. I called later to talk to the manager and she made it was like all my fault for not talking to them about it right away. I mean, we have kids and have to rush off to go home (traffic, long drive). I felt like she wasn't showing any empathy. She didn't even sound sincere to apologize for what happened to us/me. Would not recommend this place. There are many other hotels and inns. Try another one.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Aaron, We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. We strive to provide each guest a restful stay and are sorry that this was not your experience. In addition, we apologize that your discussion with our team member was not to your satisfaction, as this is contrary to our service standard. We believe that honest comments such as yours are vital to our continued improvement and truly hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate just how committed we are to providing each of our guests with personalized and attentive service. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn Management
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Ralph U wrote a review Oct 2022
Seattle, Washington18 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a week with an ocean view room. Very quiet (if you ignore the sea lions). Walking distance to Monterey's great restaurants and the aquarium. Our pro tip is to join the aquarium as a member and make many shorter visits. The continental breakfast was delivered to the room on a tray at the desired time. Great shower and spa robes. I will stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Ralph! Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to you staying with us again soon! Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn Management
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eskiedogs wrote a review Oct 2022
St. Louis, Missouri153 contributions150 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn for three nights for our anniversary trip. We are so happy we chose this hotel! I booked an ocean harbor view with balcony, which was perfect. We loved the view of the harbor and the park, and having a balcony. We could hear sea lions barking in the distance. Every morning we were greeted by a beautiful sunrise. We could watch sea birds flying over the harbor, as well as the waves crashing onto the rocks and the beach. Everyone we came into contact with at the hotel was so kind and caring. Best of all, I had mentioned that this was our anniversary trip when I called to book the room. A bottle of wine, chocolates, and a sweet note signed by the staff were waiting in our room when we arrived. I will always treasure that they took the time to do that. I loved the room. The comfortable bed looks out toward the large sliding glass doors, so we could see the view by just sitting up. I also liked the bathroom. The toilet is in a small room separate from the double sinks and the shower. The location couldn’t be better. We walked easily to Old Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as to the aquarium. The beach was right next door. They will deliver a light breakfast to your room at the time that you ask them to. (You fill out a card and leave it outside the door with your choices). A friendly associate brought the breakfast right on time both mornings we asked for the service. We adored this hotel! If we ever come to Monterey again (and we definitely want to) we will absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary and that we could be a part of your special trip! We will be sure to share your stay with our team. Comments from our guests are extremely important to us and well appreciated. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn Management
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Johnny F wrote a review Sep 2022
Pickering, Canada82 contributions21 helpful votes
Good spot fir a night or two. Place is a little dated but a large room, particularly the bathroom. Safe had batteries duct taped in and kept failing so we didn’t use it. George at check in was a 5+. Gave great recommendations for nearby restaurants. Parking under the building. 10 minute walk to the main area.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Johnny, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team in an effort to resolve any issues with the safe. We are glad to hear you had an overall good time staying with us and that our staff was very helpful. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Monterey Bay Inn
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JAM360 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago83 contributions39 helpful votes
Lovely, small inn on the edge of everything. Within walking distance to restaurants and aquarium. Room right over the water (seaguls are a bit noisy). Room was nice size and well appointed. Great service. 2 hot tubs very small - one with nice view. Cheers to the crew who helped us celebrate a birthday! Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Inns of Monterey, General Manager at Monterey Bay Inn
Responded 31 Aug 2022
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided great service and that you had a lovely time celebrating a birthday while staying with us and enjoyed our location and views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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Sonno wrote a review Aug 2022
19 contributions12 helpful votes
Excellent place to stay. Very very nice view from the rooms. The rooms are nicely furnished. The staff is nice and professional. Absolutely nothing to complain here. I remcoment reserving rooms 220 or 320 - these rooms have the best views. A little more expensive but worth.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 31 Aug 2022
Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very accommodating and that you had an excellent time staying with us and enjoyed the views. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Monterey. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, Wave Street Cafe, and Sea Harvest Restaurant & Fish Market.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Bay Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (7.8 km), Cannery Row (0.6 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.8 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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.