$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2015 Check-out: Feb 23, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
51 reviews
Awesome room

High celling, Fire Place, Balcony, friendly staff, reasonable price, $ 14 parking which is ok See full review

  • Haoxian H.
  • Dec 30, 2014
Great stay

Overall, great experience. They were painting the walls in the hallway, so the fumes were a little... See full review

  • Sarah
  • Dec 29, 2014
Victorian-style property offers charm and modern-day amenities

Charm only begins to describe Best Western Victorian Inn. The AAA Three Diamond Monterey Bay hotel, built in 1906 as a home for the Lang family, extends gracious Old World hospitality to its visitors, whether from its beautiful garden patio with hot tub, 70 spacious gas-fireplace guest rooms, or evening wine-and-cheese reception in the parlor. Modern amenities include in-room refrigerators, complimentary wireless Internet access, and business services.

Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wine and cheese in the evening
  • Pet friendly
Rooms

Standard guestrooms are smoke-free and offer a king or double bed with a marble gas-lit fireplace, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and refrigerator. Rooms are available with a spa, window seat, patio, or balcony. Spacious family suites offer a true home away from home feel, with full-sized living rooms, sleeper sofa, and a fully equipped kitchenette. Bathrooms have upscale amenities.

Features

This family-friendly historic property exudes a coziness and charm of a long gone age, while offering modern-day amenities. Tasteful elegance is found around every corner in this bed-and-breakfast style hostelry, located in the heart of Cannery Row, within walking distance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and IMAX theatre. Best Western Victorian Inn is minutes away from San Carlos beach, historic landmarks, world-class wineries, museums, and fun family activities in Monterey.

 

The Victorian Inn welcomes furry four-legged friends as well. With a central location near Monterey's best pet friendly parks and beaches, Fido is sure to enjoy his family vacation.

Transportation
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (76.9 mi/124 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cannery Row (0.2 mi/0.3 mi)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Course (4.0 mi/6.4 km)
  • Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • 325 sq. ft. of private meeting space, equipped with AV services, a gas fireplace, and a flat screen television, accommodates 12 people
Policies and Fees
  • Parking is $14 per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn Rooms

Standard King Room
Standard King with one king bed includes Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, 42" TV, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voice-mail.
Located on first or second floor. 351 square feet. Marble gas-lit fireplace and upholstered chairs. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathroom, Direct-dial . In-room safe. Window opens.
Standard Two Double Room
Standard Two Double Room with two double beds includes Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, 42" TV, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voice-mail.
Located on first floor. 390 square feet. Marble gas-lit fireplace and upholstered chairs. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathroom and telephone. Desk. In-room safe. Window opens.
Deluxe King Room
Deluxe king room with one king bed includes Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, 42" TV, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voice-mail.
Located on first or second floor. 351 square feet. Marble gas-lit fireplace and upholstered chairs. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathroom and telephone. Desk. In-room safe. Window opens.
Deluxe Two Double Room
Deluxe Two Double Room with two double bed includes Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, 42" TV, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Video player, Voice-mail.
Located on first or second floor. 390 square feet. Marble gas-lit fireplace and upholstered chairs. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathroom and telephone. In-room safe. Window opens.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Dining
Free full breakfast
Room service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Handicapped parking

Dining

Sardine Factory Restaurant
The Sardine Factory Restaurant, 701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940 (sister restaurant)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Haoxian H.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Awesome room

High celling, Fire Place, Balcony, friendly staff, reasonable price, $ 14 parking which is ok

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
serge g.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

OK deal for location

Walking distance to Aquarium and water. Hotel itself is unremarkable. Check in staffperson was gracious to not charge the parking fee, which was not clearly identified in the write-up. Standard Best Western breakfast. Facility is dated in a matter of fact way. Overall still felt too pricey, even for the location, but adequate overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Great stay

Overall, great experience. They were painting the walls in the hallway, so the fumes were a little strong. Otherwise, it was a good stay. The king bed and fireplace were great! The TV was fuzzy (not clear reception)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie437
Business
Fresno california
Aug 3, 2014

Family getaway

This hotel is great location for the aquarium. Staff was very helpful. Rooms are comfy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sardine factory

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ilnowwhatilike
Business
Nottingham
Jul 21, 2014

It fitted the bill perfectly

My daughter was a little disappointed that the hotel wasn't nearer the sea, (it's only 2 roads away) but having experienced the crowds down there, I'm glad it is where it is. Good points- Large room with balcony and 2 chairs. Bathroom with 2 sinks, separate toilet, bath and shower. Bed was very comfortable with lovely bed linen. Fireplace Good parking at reasonable price. $14. Not so good- Breakfast a bit average. Would definitely recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

We picked up takeaway food from a fish restaurant and ate it on the beach below the restaurant.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bay Area traveler M
Business
San Francisco, California
Mar 24, 2014

Great location with dated, decrepit interiors

The best thing about this hotel is its location, 3 blocks away from the ocean, aquarium, cannery row etc, a block away from the awesome Sea Harvest restaurant and a great second hand bookstore. The rooms were dark and orange, with very cheap toiletries, small yellow tub and a ridiculously hard bed. The decor was frankly depressing. The breakfast was reasonable, if bland, and helped us get a start to the day. Wine and cheese reception was ok as well, very basic cheeses but the wine wasn't bad. Again, the decor was outdated and dark in the living room area. Parking is $14 a day which I had not expected. Whole thing- trying too hard to be a boutique hotel but with dated tastes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sea harvest restaurant down the block had great fun seafood!!! Try the combo fish and chips platter and rockfish grill

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ron and Pat
Business
San Jose, California
Jan 12, 2014

Great place and convenient location

We have been staying at this hotel a couple of times a year for several years now. The staff is extraordinarily pleasant and helpful. It is a short walk to restaurants, shopping, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This proximity to commonly visited attractions and venues coupled with the (included) hot breakfast and evening wine & cheese hour makes it a great place to stay -- which is why we keep coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The nearby Chart House restaurant is an excellent place to dine. Great food and a fantastic view of the bay and marine life.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hawaii no ka oi
Business
East Bay
Jun 3, 2013

Will stay again!

Stay was great! Grounds and rooms so nice. Clean and lovely surroundings. My pet was welcomed! Employees are friendly! Love the complimentary wine and cheese. The personal hand written card, chocolates and carbonated mineral water was a nice touch. I will stay again for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fish Hopper on Cannery Row was spectacular!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisa LIs
Business
Clovis
May 31, 2013

Great Experience

The hotel was one my husband and I really enjoyed staying at in Monterey. We would stay again some day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
To special getaways
Business
MN
May 14, 2013

A hidden gem

We found the Victorian Inn to be the ideal getaway to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Located only a few blocks from Cannery Row, it is quiet, spacious, and elegant — an in-town hideaway with a civilized and complimentary wine and cheese afternoon reception. Idyllic weather, lingering walks along the scenic Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, and romantic sunset dinners on the wharf turned our Silver Anniversary into a golden celebration.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't forget your digital camera. The scenic CA coast will make you realize you couldn't afford to take so many memorable photos if you still had a camera that used film.

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