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Monterey Bay Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The best part of our stay at the Monterey Bay Inn was the view from our Oceanfront room! Every morning we were captivated by the wildlife just outside our door, and we were extremely thankful for the binoculars provided by the hotel. Room was small, but clean, with large, updated bathroom. Continental breakfast was a plus, but we wish there was a microwave in the room. Parking spaces are very small.

Great staff and clean and comfortable room. Great location and loved the continental breakfast.

The experience was great. We have stayed at this hotel before, and then front desk staff are super helpful and the rooms are nice and clean. We stayed in an oceanfront room, and the views were spectacular!

A gift for our newly married son and his wife. Thank you so much for making such a memorable stay for them.

This was a very nice hotel. The staff was friendly and the hotel was very clean. The hot tub on the fourth floor had a great view! We will stay here again.

We were very pleased with our stay. Staff was great. Is an old, remodeled building. We were very comfortable in our room which overlooked the ocean. Lots of birds and seals to listen to - beautiful noise. Breakfast arrives on time. Easy to get to everything on Cannery Row.

We were only going to stay one night but we loved the hotel and the area so much we stayed for two! Our room got upgraded to a view room that looked out onto the beach. The room was very comfortable and had an amazing bathroom. Loved the lighting throughout and they included a pair of binoculars to use in your room, it seems they thought of everything. Continental breakfast was brought to our room at the time we requested so we got to have breakfast in bed! There's a nice area on the 4th floor with a small hot tub (max occupancy is 4) that looks out over the ocean. The only downside is that the birds like to hang out on the rooftop nearby and they stink up the place. Other than that, I can't recommend the hotel enough. The location is within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, shopping, and the aquarium. We bought our aquarium tickets when we checked in and they had a buy one day, get the next day free deal which was awesome. Will stay here again if I'm in the area.

Went for a little vacation time. Can't say anything too bad about the hotel itself. I stayed on the 4th floor and had a great view. Loved hearing the water at night time. The hot tub on the roof top with the view of the ocean was amazing. Continental breakfast in bed great too. Only downfall... Checking in was a mess. The lady assisting me was very pleasant... But she did NOT listen. She tried to charge parking when I told her I didn't have a car for the week and then attempted to charge the room to my card when I told her it was paid in advance. Luckily a younger girl came to finish my check in and it was smooth sailing the rest of the week! Will definitely be back!

Monterey Bay Inn was a Very nice hotel, the Accommodations were comfortable, our room was spacious, and the view was wonderful. We stayed in a harbor/Ocean view, definitely worth the price, the staff were Very friendly and helpful. The hotel was an easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf, as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium, it's also close to the downtown area, We loved our stay here, it was within a couple block walk to the downtown area where there are restaurants, I highly recommend Monterey Bay Inn to anyone who wants to experience a Great stay with a good price and staff that care about their guests.

check in was a breeze. rooms at the 4th floor got a good view of the harbor side.. of course, one gotta pay more for it.. the biggest plus is that the rooms are clean! even the balcony! just a single drop of bird poop! very acceptable cos we can never control those.. the bed is on the soft side , just the way i like it..no microwave , so cant heat up any to-go food from the delicious wharf restaurants.. theres a Keurig coffee maker.. and a regular coffee maker.. which to my opinion , we can go away with one, in exchange for a microwave.. the fridge is a low version, better than none but there's room for improvement..despite construction going on the nearby area, the place remained very decent and clean.location was walking distance to the wharf and cannery row. parking was 18$ per nyt but very accessible..the breakfast delivered every morning was awesome! not much but will suffice. theres also a complimentary binoculars in the room which we enjoyed. the only BUT was that one coffee mug ! it had a rim of dried coffee/tea.. which i really hoped was not but i got to remove it with plain soap which tells me that it was not cleaned.. not a biggy cos i always clean mine anyway in all hotels i go to but kinda half point less to a could've been perfect score. despite this, we will be back!

The service, room, and amenities were excellent. The hot tubs were clean and well-maintained. The room was spacious and had Direct TV, and the king size bed was comfortable.

This is the second time we stayed here because we love it! But this time we stayed during their remodeling of carpets and dressers. It was very noisy during the day when we were trying to relax and it started back up again @ 7:00 am. When we checked in the receptionist wasn't that friendly. Check in is not until 4 pm but we got there at 2 pm from a long ride and it was raining so we thought we would try to check in a bit early so maybe that is why we didn't get the warm welcome we did the first time we stayed. Overall, we would return again. Rooms are clean but you can hear foot steps from the people above you so get the top floor. Love the ocean view, well worth the money, don't get the cannery row view, nothing to see. Love the free breakfast delivered to our room. And you have to enjoy the roof hot tub overlooking the ocean, awesome view!

The hotel staff were friendly, helpful, and fast. We arrived at 11:30 am and they told us our room wasn't ready yet since check-in isn't until 4pm, but we could check in our bags and they even upgraded us to an ocean view room for free. I asked about purchasing tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and they sold me tickets that could be used for 2 days for the price of a one day admission. The hotel was clean, as was the room. My daughters and I loved the ocean view and hearing the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. Our room had a balcony where we enjoyed eating our breakfast while looking out at the ocean. We also went to the hot tub at the end of the day. The hot tub was clean, and a nice way to relax after spending the day at the aquarium, riding bikes and shopping. I highly recommend this hotel. It is located within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the beach and Cannery Row. We'll definitely stay there again!

This was one of the most pleasant hotel experiences that I have had in a long time. The hotel was clean and the location was perfect. The restaurants are within walking distance as was the beach.

The staff were courteous, rooms clean and worth the 200+ that we paid.

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and we were very happy with our stay. The room had a balcony and fireplace and the hot tub overlooked the ocean! The front desk clerk was nice enough to give us a corner room after learning it was a special occasion. Also, free continental breakfast delivered to your room every morning!

Lovely hotel with a great view. They serviced continental breakfast to your room in the morning with a time of your choosing which was perfect. They also have aveda bathroom shower products, I love aveda. It was a great stay.

Hotel very nice great view of water nd close to resturants nd hiking

The Staff was friendly and quick. The room exceeded my expectations and the views were outstanding. Yes it only comes with a continental breakfast but hey it’s delivered right to your room at your desired scheduled time so that’s awesome! Everything was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was almost the size of my bedroom at home. The only thing I can complain about is the parking. Upon check-in I was provided a parking pass to place on my dash and was told I could park in the lot under the hotel. Awesome as everything else on Cannery row costs money. When I went to check out I was asked if I wanted to put the cost of the parking on the same credit card I had used to reserve the room. …..wait a minute…I was never told up front that this would be an extra charge. They made it seem like it was part of the room reservation so of course I accepted. Anyway, it was much too good of a weekend to cause a fuss. Overall great hotel!

Such a great stay. Loved the room and the view. Great location!

242 Cannery Row Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace

Monterey Bay Inn places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf. This 49-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Monterey, it's also close to Maritime Museum and Dennis the Menace Park.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 49 rooms feature furnished balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 47-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes.


Property features

Monterey Bay Inn features 2 spa tubs, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 21 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Harbor View (Ocean)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Harbor View (Ocean)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Monterey Bay Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (26) Business (1) Family (4) Other (1) Friends (2)
4

amazing view!

Everyone

The best part of our stay at the Monterey Bay Inn was the view from our Oceanfront room! Every morning we were captivated by the wildlife just outside our door, and we were extremely thankful for the binoculars provided by the hotel. Room was small, but clean, with large, updated bathroom. Continental breakfast was a plus, but we wish there was a microwave in the room. Parking spaces are very small.

By , from Los Angeles on Oct 23, 2017

5
Everyone

Great staff and clean and comfortable room. Great location and loved the continental breakfast.

By on Apr 23, 2017

5

nice hotel with oceanfront views!

Everyone

The experience was great. We have stayed at this hotel before, and then front desk staff are super helpful and the rooms are nice and clean. We stayed in an oceanfront room, and the views were spectacular!

By on Apr 1, 2017

5

great stay

Everyone

A gift for our newly married son and his wife. Thank you so much for making such a memorable stay for them.

By on Feb 21, 2017

5

great hotel.

Everyone

This was a very nice hotel. The staff was friendly and the hotel was very clean. The hot tub on the fourth floor had a great view! We will stay here again.

By , from eagle , co on Feb 9, 2017

4

great place to stay in the monterey area

Everyone

We were very pleased with our stay. Staff was great. Is an old, remodeled building. We were very comfortable in our room which overlooked the ocean. Lots of birds and seals to listen to - beautiful noise. Breakfast arrives on time. Easy to get to everything on Cannery Row.

By on Jan 17, 2017

5

excellent location and breakfast is delivered!

Everyone

We were only going to stay one night but we loved the hotel and the area so much we stayed for two! Our room got upgraded to a view room that looked out onto the beach. The room was very comfortable and had an amazing bathroom. Loved the lighting throughout and they included a pair of binoculars to use in your room, it seems they thought of everything. Continental breakfast was brought to our room at the time we requested so we got to have breakfast in bed! There's a nice area on the 4th floor with a small hot tub (max occupancy is 4) that looks out over the ocean. The only downside is that the birds like to hang out on the rooftop nearby and they stink up the place. Other than that, I can't recommend the hotel enough. The location is within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf, shopping, and the aquarium. We bought our aquarium tickets when we checked in and they had a buy one day, get the next day free deal which was awesome. Will stay here again if I'm in the area.

By , from Bremerton, WA on Jun 15, 2016

4

nice hotel with a great view

Everyone

Went for a little vacation time. Can't say anything too bad about the hotel itself. I stayed on the 4th floor and had a great view. Loved hearing the water at night time. The hot tub on the roof top with the view of the ocean was amazing. Continental breakfast in bed great too. Only downfall... Checking in was a mess. The lady assisting me was very pleasant... But she did NOT listen. She tried to charge parking when I told her I didn't have a car for the week and then attempted to charge the room to my card when I told her it was paid in advance. Luckily a younger girl came to finish my check in and it was smooth sailing the rest of the week! Will definitely be back!

By on May 14, 2016

5

nice hotel, helpful/caring staff, on the beach

Everyone

Monterey Bay Inn was a Very nice hotel, the Accommodations were comfortable, our room was spacious, and the view was wonderful. We stayed in a harbor/Ocean view, definitely worth the price, the staff were Very friendly and helpful. The hotel was an easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf, as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium, it's also close to the downtown area, We loved our stay here, it was within a couple block walk to the downtown area where there are restaurants, I highly recommend Monterey Bay Inn to anyone who wants to experience a Great stay with a good price and staff that care about their guests.

By , from California on Apr 28, 2016

5

we will be back

Everyone

check in was a breeze. rooms at the 4th floor got a good view of the harbor side.. of course, one gotta pay more for it.. the biggest plus is that the rooms are clean! even the balcony! just a single drop of bird poop! very acceptable cos we can never control those.. the bed is on the soft side , just the way i like it..no microwave , so cant heat up any to-go food from the delicious wharf restaurants.. theres a Keurig coffee maker.. and a regular coffee maker.. which to my opinion , we can go away with one, in exchange for a microwave.. the fridge is a low version, better than none but there's room for improvement..despite construction going on the nearby area, the place remained very decent and clean.location was walking distance to the wharf and cannery row. parking was 18$ per nyt but very accessible..the breakfast delivered every morning was awesome! not much but will suffice. theres also a complimentary binoculars in the room which we enjoyed. the only BUT was that one coffee mug ! it had a rim of dried coffee/tea.. which i really hoped was not but i got to remove it with plain soap which tells me that it was not cleaned.. not a biggy cos i always clean mine anyway in all hotels i go to but kinda half point less to a could've been perfect score. despite this, we will be back!

By , from las vegas on Apr 20, 2016