$94 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 27, 2014 Check-out: Jul 28, 2014

Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

2 stars
416 Reservations Road, Marina, CA 93933
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
24 reviews
Great Value

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and it is a little ways from Monterey and... See full review

  • AnnaleeW
  • Jun 11, 2014
surprise in marina

Clean and very affordable. Compares well to a three star. Manager very honest. He saved me 70 bucks... See full review

  • Mr Principal
  • Dec 17, 2013
Spend a fun-filled vacation at this Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay just seconds from Marina State Beach, downtown Marina and the Marina Municipal Airport. Head to Monterey Bay to take the family sailing or experience a whale watching cruise. Just four miles away you will find Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge with coastal dunes, beaches, salt marshes and grasslands. Try your luck at Marina Club Casino just one mile away, or shop at Cannery Row eight miles away. Walk to Wild Thyme Deli and Cafe for delicious salads, soups and sandwiches. Start your morning with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast before planning your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access, and microwave. Smoke-free, and rooms with sofa beds are also available.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Security
Internet
High-speed internet

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Hotel Map

36.6802 -121.7839
Area description
Downtown

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
2.9
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
2.8
Value:
3

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LV Player
San Francisco
Jul 13, 2014

Nice Staff

My room ended on the 1st floor near the ice machine, which was not as quiet as I prefer. The TV also was not working properly. The free breakfast was more than adequate. The Manager had warned me about the TV at check-in and said the service people were scheduled to fix it. She was very nice and looked into giving me a discount for the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AnnaleeW
San Jose
Jun 11, 2014

Great Value

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and it is a little ways from Monterey and Carmel but for what you pay for its worth it. Rooms are cheap but extremely clean. The Hotel manager is a very nice lady.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ticos Tacos is soo good. Its a small dinner in Marina not far at all from the hotel and the had a nova Benedict the flavors were amazing. My husband had streak and eggs and it was great at a great price as well.

Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ShasheLee
Merced,Ca
Feb 17, 2014

Valentine's day weekend

all around dissatisfaction... first of all the hotel is connected to a gas station and the Lobby is also the store... we were issued a room which was not yet even cleaned!!! The housekeeping was rude to us told us she would clean it in 30mins! I was not about to wait around in the parking lot for this room so we asked the manager for a different one. The room was ok not what we had expected.. there was hair in the bathtub and a towel that looked dirty :/ ....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Principal
Salinas
Dec 17, 2013

surprise in marina

Clean and very affordable. Compares well to a three star. Manager very honest. He saved me 70 bucks that he just as easily could have kept. Very nice surprise ;-)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Head to the ocean. Sunsets are great and the traffic is light during weekdays

Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Janpam
Business
San jose, Ca
Sep 16, 2012

Good value ~

Good value, consistently clean. A good place to stay if you're looking for a simple, no-frills hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Isoman
Angels Camp, CA
Aug 27, 2012

Nice room but very noisy at night.

The room was nice and clean. You have to check in at the gas station on the corner which was kind of odd. It was very noisy in the middle of the night made it hard to sleep even with ear plugs on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LJH2
Pittsburg, CA
Aug 5, 2012

Do not disturb sign was ingnored

The do not disturb sign on my door was ignored and the room was entered when I was not there. One of my belongings was stolen. Avoid this place if possible. The desk clerk was very nice but otherwise I would not come here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Golf Daddy
Elk Grove
Jul 20, 2012

Great Price, Location and Value

Great Value. Stay here it is cheaper than Monterey but close enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Stay Here it is cheaper than monterey and rooms are newer.

Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JYH7
Temple City, CA, USA
Nov 22, 2011

Cheap, Clean, Quiet...as good as it gets.

I always hesitate to book cheaper locations because of the usual crowd that it usually invites. I'm glad, however, that I gave this particular spot a chance because it is now my favorite place to stay when visiting Marina for the following reasons: 1. $50/night. 2. Rooms are clean! (I always request for non-smoking rooms) 3. Free wired internet connection. If you don't have a cable, ask for one when checking in. 4. It's freaking QUIET. I personally believe that everyone is knocked out way before 11 pm. Being the night owl, I'd easily make the most noise going in and out of my room getting stuff from my car. Other pluses: 1. Gas station right beside motel (freaking for some people, but its definitely convenient for me). 2. 7/11 one block away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mandy looP
ca
Oct 3, 2011

Pass on this one!!

this hotel is located in a gas station. The lobby is the gas station mini mart.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast is innthe gas station

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