$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Otter Inn

3 stars
571 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
73 reviews
Quick visit to Aquarium

Friendly, efficient staff. Helpful with info - excellent restaurant closer than I was thinking of,... See full review

  • Maribee
  • Jun 16, 2014
Great drive up the coast!

Great location, rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful. Will stay there again! See full review

  • Jack Great Dad
  • Aug 16, 2013
The charm and festivities of Cannery Row are just outside of our hotels doors.. Walk only 2 blocks to Monterey Bay Aquarium. Shops- restaurants- and museums are just steps away. Return at the end of the day to relax in one of our 33-custom designed rooms filled with modern amenities. Cozy up to a warm fireplace- or relax in a warm- soothing Jacuzzi. Wake up in the morning to enjoy a view of the Monterey Bay as you savor your morning coffee and pastries. Come enjoy your stay in Monterey with us MRY-Monterey-0Mi N

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Otter Inn Rooms

Oceanview King Suite
Room with 1 king bed. Complimentary Pastry Basket- Parking and in-room coffee. Max occ 2
Standard 2 Queen Room
Room with 2 queen beds. Complimentary Pastry Basket- parking and in-room coffee. Max occ 4
Standard King Room
Room with 1 king bed. Complimentary Pastry Basket- parking and in-room coffee. Max occ 2

Amenities

Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone

Dining

Restaurant facilities nearby
Sardine Factory. Serving Italian/seafood. 2 blocks away. Whaling Station. Serving Italian/Seafood. 2 blocks away. Bubba Gump Shrimp. Serving Seafood. 1 blocks away. Chart house. Serving Continental Fare. 2 blocks away

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (73)

Ratings and reviews for Otter Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wiljo
Business
Lodi, California
Nov 22, 2014

Monterey Trip

Very comfortable, clean room with a fireplace. Close to all local attractions.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fish Hopper Restaurant for seafood.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Staffey
Business
Martinez, CA
Nov 10, 2014

Paying for the location

Great location to all the things to do and see in Cannery Row. However, it was way too expensive for such a small room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
By the Water
Business
Carson City
Nov 1, 2014

Could become a favorite

I'm not sure if this hotel really qualifies as 3 star, but it is adequate. With a little updating, this could become a regular favorite. The scary part was that the door to the room was open when I arrived with my luggage cart, so I wasn't sure if someone might be lurking inside. Despite the door being left ajar, there was a musty smell to the room and it was a little in need of renovation. The fridge was tiny, but better than none. The microwave was also tiny, and located out in the hall by the elevator! It seemed that the blanket or comforter had not been washed since used last, and there was sand and hair inside the ice bucket. Other than those few things, I enjoyed the free parking, friendly staff, abundant snacks and location within easy walking distance of Cannery Row, Fisherman's Warf and the Aquarium.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oil painter
Business
Santa Rosa
Oct 16, 2014

Great location

Older unit, clean, average. Pricy area. Location is it's best asset.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Forest Gump

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fatcat57
Business
Newman CA
Oct 12, 2014

for the price you can;t beat it

Just 1 block off Cannery Row in Monterey, this hotel is only steps away from everything you want to see on Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Bed was comfy, they gave us a basket of snacks that we were welcome to ask to be refilled at any time during our stay. We were on the 4th floor and had a view of the bay. In room coffee was ok, but there was a Starbucks around the corner about 2 minute walk away.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

stay at the Otter Inn and you can spend the money you save on the fabulous fresh seafood that surrounds you at Cannery Row and on the Wharf. Try the Calamari at the SandBar on the commercial Wharf

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wilz
Business
Merced ca
Aug 26, 2014

Weekend get away

Rate was good for the location. Rooms where kind of dated. Shower was quite small even for an average guy. Everything was in walking distance.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MMARA5
Business
Rocklin California
Aug 14, 2014

Great location

Friendly staff very accommodatiing hotel needs remodel musty rooms no window screens. It's just old and needs a little help.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Monterey bay aquarium underwater program for kids was great really recommend it for kids comfortable in the water. Full diving gear included for 85 Dollors a great value. 75 if your a member.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Monterey Beach Lover
Business
San Joaquin Valley, ca
Aug 2, 2014

Family beach day

This is an average hotel. The location is great though which is the reason we stay here. No cooling in.the room and it needed it, so we had to keep the back Windows open. Good thi ng we were on the second floor. Had a bad odor too. I think they were having sewer issues. Glad it was only one night.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maribee
Business
Palo Alto, Ca
Jun 16, 2014

Quick visit to Aquarium

Friendly, efficient staff. Helpful with info - excellent restaurant closer than I was thinking of, when I was tired from a lot of driving. Good local knowledge. Helpful policy about keeping car after check-out (very important in that area). I didn't need it, but was told the hotel guarantees parking if their garage happens to be full. Extreme convenience - that's my thing ! MB Smith

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very short walk. Good seafood and right behind the hotel. Half a block to walk.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MomOfTBs
Business
Turlock, CA
Jun 13, 2014

Location! Location! Location!

We were so happy that we chose to reserve our room at the Otter Inn. We were able to park our car in their covered parking lot and walk to all of our planned destinations (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, etc.). Close to everything! The staff was super friendly and helpful. Although not extravagant, the rooms were neat and comfortable. Our trip was not for the purpose of staying in our room but sightseeing outside in Monterey. The price was extremely reasonable... especially considering the location. The only disappointment I had was that they advertised to have iron/ironing board in room but there was none. I imagine I could have inquired at front desk but did not. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Monterey.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you want to see lots of harbor seals, stroll down past the aquarium on the bike path until you reach the Stanford marine life refuge. There is a little beach area where you'll find hundreds of them. If you wish to see Sea Otters and Sea Lions, travel about 15 miles North to Moss Landing and at the Moss Landing State Beach launching ramp (near restaurant), you find piles and piles of Sea Lions on the ramps with Sea Otters frolicking about. Also, near Moss Landing is an absolutely awesome little mexican restaurant name The Whole Enchilada.

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