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Monterey Surf Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our mattress was in a U shape when we woke. Exhaust broken Dingy, old and dirty. Staff rarely in office. They did move us to a different room in AM for the second night and were pleasant enough but I would never stay there again.

We booked this room while we were in town for the Big Sur Marathon because it was cheap and close to the shuttle. Overall the room was nice, the water pressure wasn't great, and the lock on the bathroom window was broken.

This place is close to everything you need. Close to 17 mile drive, point lobos, fishermans wharf. Hotel staff i felt was a little rude but can be pleasant when they want to be. It had a comfortable bed but the shower was very small. Not bad for the price.

The room itself was nice, and the staff was friendly. My only complaint was that the hot water was lukewarm at best!

Something was making a knocking noise in the wall every five minutes (room 10). Hard to sleep and never stopped during my stay. Also, found a ton of hair on one pillow and the other pillow was stained. There isn't any carpeting, which is okay, but not if you don't clean your floors. Overall, disappointing, but I didn't let it ruin my stay.

Clean room, great location, easy check in. But the bed sucked, toiliet ran all night, an bathtub didn't have a stopper to take a bath

Very small rooms with tight fit into bathrooms. No coffee pot in room. No staff to answer calls to desk.

Great place to stay with the family. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

Place NEEDS LOTS OF REPAIR!! CENTRALLY located for our needs but, we were OVERCHARGED MORE THAN QUOTED FOR THE SECOND NITE!!! PERSON @ desk did NOT give a CARE!! I will NOT RETURN NOR will I recommend this place or Orbit to anyone!!! I need to see a Dr. Once a month in that area, BUT I will book elsewhere & DEFINITELY NOT USE ORBIT!!!!

Only stayed one night but we were very happy with the accommodations. The room was clean and the property well-kept. Would definitely put it on the list to stay again if in the area.

This is the fourth occasion I have stayed here. I enjoy the clean rooms and proximity to downtown Monterey.

The good news: room was inexpensive, clean and a decent size. The bad: website states continental breakfast. They only offer coffee in the morning. To me, that's not a continental breakfast.

I stayed at this location because of it's proximity to the start of the Big Sur ½ Marathon. Also, it's close to the Del Monte Mall. Easy access to HWY 1. Parking was adequate for the number of vehicles at the hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful .

The room was clean. I needed a coffee maker and one was not provided. I like the microwave and small refrigerator.

my boyfriend and I had a great stay here, but we only used the room to sleep and get ready. our neighbors did try to say we kept them awake til 3am, when in reality we were sleeping til 3am when my boyfriend woke up coughing, darn that sleep apnea! so I guess that man had a terrible stay, but we thought it was great. I would be back!

Our room was great. Spacious, clean, and modern. We appreciated the laminate wood floor over most carpeted hotels. The reception staff was friendly and easily accommodated visitors from other countries. The hotel is on a street full of hotels, I would revisit this one again and again. We could walk to the Wharf and farmers market, many restaurants, and even the beach. It was right in the road that leads to Carmel beach and HWY making our trip down the coast a easy and relaxing one.

Warm welcome at the front desk, really helpful staff ( front desk agent guy and the housekeeper ladies). Nice and clean room. Quite area and close to a shopping and dining facilities.

Sparkling clean. Best motel of our trip down the coast! It was a lovely little place, seemed recently updated. Convenient location, but no views, which I was not expecting. The pool is tiny and close to the road, but that was not why we were there. Very nice overall.

It was a good location but i thought the parking was a issue. Always a nice to place to stay.

Loved the hardwood floors, the room and bathroom were extremely clean and everything was so comfortable. Love the surrounding area

1200 Munras Ave Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Munras Avenue, Monterey Surf Inn is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park. This 27-room motel has an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, it's also near Monterey Bay Aquarium and Maritime Museum.


Rooms

All 27 recently renovated rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free long-distance calls. Guests can expect 32-inch TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Renovated in 2014, Monterey Surf Inn offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Monterey Surf Inn

Everyone (11) Couples (25) Business (6) Family (7) Friends (4) Other (13)
2

old dingy

Everyone

Our mattress was in a U shape when we woke. Exhaust broken Dingy, old and dirty. Staff rarely in office. They did move us to a different room in AM for the second night and were pleasant enough but I would never stay there again.

By on May 8, 2017

4

better than expected

Everyone

We booked this room while we were in town for the Big Sur Marathon because it was cheap and close to the shuttle. Overall the room was nice, the water pressure wasn't great, and the lock on the bathroom window was broken.

By , from Chicago, IL on May 5, 2017

4

comfortable bed, small shower, no early check ins

Everyone

This place is close to everything you need. Close to 17 mile drive, point lobos, fishermans wharf. Hotel staff i felt was a little rude but can be pleasant when they want to be. It had a comfortable bed but the shower was very small. Not bad for the price.

By on Apr 11, 2017

3
Everyone

The room itself was nice, and the staff was friendly. My only complaint was that the hot water was lukewarm at best!

By on Mar 6, 2017

2

noisy and not the cleanest

Everyone

Something was making a knocking noise in the wall every five minutes (room 10). Hard to sleep and never stopped during my stay. Also, found a ton of hair on one pillow and the other pillow was stained. There isn't any carpeting, which is okay, but not if you don't clean your floors. Overall, disappointing, but I didn't let it ruin my stay.

By , from San Francisco on Feb 25, 2017

3

monterey get away

Everyone

Clean room, great location, easy check in. But the bed sucked, toiliet ran all night, an bathtub didn't have a stopper to take a bath

By , from CA on Feb 20, 2017

2

cramped space

Everyone

Very small rooms with tight fit into bathrooms. No coffee pot in room. No staff to answer calls to desk.

By , from Ga. on Nov 12, 2016

5

great place at a great price!

Everyone

Great place to stay with the family. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

By , from Oakley, CA on Oct 12, 2016

2

needy

Everyone

Place NEEDS LOTS OF REPAIR!! CENTRALLY located for our needs but, we were OVERCHARGED MORE THAN QUOTED FOR THE SECOND NITE!!! PERSON @ desk did NOT give a CARE!! I will NOT RETURN NOR will I recommend this place or Orbit to anyone!!! I need to see a Dr. Once a month in that area, BUT I will book elsewhere & DEFINITELY NOT USE ORBIT!!!!

By on Sep 18, 2016

4

well kept, modestly priced hotel.

Everyone

Only stayed one night but we were very happy with the accommodations. The room was clean and the property well-kept. Would definitely put it on the list to stay again if in the area.

By on May 25, 2016