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Monterey Surf Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Motel 6 next door was much cheaper, better maintained and has bigger rooms. Who needs an unheated pool during off season when it no warm enough to enjoy it. Parking was a crowded. Not a good value for the money, but on the plus side it was relatively clean and the staff accommodating.

Nice and quiet. Close to Carmel. No breakfast but lots of coffee.

Quiet little hotel, clean, nothing fancy, but affordable

Stayed for one night. Room was clean. The only issues were creaking floor and narrow parking.

Nice and friendly staff, close to the Vietnamese restaurant 1 min. Walk so you don't get hungry on the area because close to the other restaurant and Starbucks and freeway. Easy access to everything. Love to come back for next vacation.

I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the hotel rooms. They were reasonably updated décor, and I was happy with how quiet everything was. I'd definitely recommend this as an economy hotel.

Room was clean. Sort of retro decor in mud 80s. Everything worked and close to freeway. Staff could be friendlier. I wonder why reception can’t be kinder. It is easy to smile.

I work with the homeless housing them in Los Angeles and do this all year round (don't get me wrong I enjoy my work) but, I planned a well deserved vacation to go to Monterrey and see Cannery Row and the surrounding Beauty-- plus-Carmel, CA. The best part of the deal was getting my reservations at the Monterrey Surf Hotel, the Owner and staff were very accommodating and just AWESOME all around. The Room was a double Queen and had a fridge and was beyond expectations!!! Should i return in the future i Know it will be at this Inn

Found this hotel thru booking website. Always have past this when going to Del Monte mall. Easy to find and Good location! Came with basic necessities microwave and mini fridge. Most places don't have those Room amenities anymore and charge extra to have them. Room very clean and bed comfy. Staff is great and accommodating because was able to check in still even though check in ends at 11pm. They have night service when you check in at a later time. Easy check out just drop key in front desk container. Over all great place to stay near coast for low price price. I was able to book for around $45-50 on 11-19-17.

They put me in a room that had no where to hang my shirts, no chair, no desk and it was right next to the laundry room with machines making weird loud noises all night long, not to mention the nearness of the ice machine which made loud humming sounds all night. The toilet was improperly installed and felt like you would fall off whenever you used it. The operators also parked their personal car in the handicap space and when I mentioned it, they did nothing. I personally could have used that space as I am a placard holder, but had to lug my belongings across the parking lot.

All expectations met. Bathrooms need to be updated.

Unfortunately our TV didn't work, but in all honesty, my wife and I weren't in Monterey to watch TV. Other than that, the location was perfect and convenient, the staff was pleasant, the room was clean, and the price was right. I would recommend this hotel.

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.

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

Monterey Surf Inn places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like 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 coffee in a common area. 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. This motel also has express check-out.

Guest reviews for Monterey Surf Inn

Everyone (22) Couples (26) Business (6) Family (7) Friends (4) Other (13)
2
Everyone

Motel 6 next door was much cheaper, better maintained and has bigger rooms. Who needs an unheated pool during off season when it no warm enough to enjoy it. Parking was a crowded. Not a good value for the money, but on the plus side it was relatively clean and the staff accommodating.

By on Apr 13, 2018

3
Couples

Nice and quiet. Close to Carmel. No breakfast but lots of coffee.

By on Apr 2, 2018

5
Everyone

Quiet little hotel, clean, nothing fancy, but affordable

By , from sacramento, ca on Mar 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2018

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4

overall good experience

Everyone

Stayed for one night. Room was clean. The only issues were creaking floor and narrow parking.

By , from California on Mar 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2018

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4

awsome

Everyone

Nice and friendly staff, close to the Vietnamese restaurant 1 min. Walk so you don't get hungry on the area because close to the other restaurant and Starbucks and freeway. Easy access to everything. Love to come back for next vacation.

By , from Oxnard, CA on Feb 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2018

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5

very clean and good hotel for the price

Everyone

I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the hotel rooms. They were reasonably updated décor, and I was happy with how quiet everything was. I'd definitely recommend this as an economy hotel.

By , from Monterey, CA on Feb 1, 2018

3

good price

Everyone

Room was clean. Sort of retro decor in mud 80s. Everything worked and close to freeway. Staff could be friendlier. I wonder why reception can’t be kinder. It is easy to smile.

By , from Oregon on Dec 30, 2017

5

making monterey the perfect vacation

Everyone

I work with the homeless housing them in Los Angeles and do this all year round (don't get me wrong I enjoy my work) but, I planned a well deserved vacation to go to Monterrey and see Cannery Row and the surrounding Beauty-- plus-Carmel, CA. The best part of the deal was getting my reservations at the Monterrey Surf Hotel, the Owner and staff were very accommodating and just AWESOME all around. The Room was a double Queen and had a fridge and was beyond expectations!!! Should i return in the future i Know it will be at this Inn

By , from Long Beach, CA on Nov 29, 2017

5

great service

Everyone

Found this hotel thru booking website. Always have past this when going to Del Monte mall. Easy to find and Good location! Came with basic necessities microwave and mini fridge. Most places don't have those Room amenities anymore and charge extra to have them. Room very clean and bed comfy. Staff is great and accommodating because was able to check in still even though check in ends at 11pm. They have night service when you check in at a later time. Easy check out just drop key in front desk container. Over all great place to stay near coast for low price price. I was able to book for around $45-50 on 11-19-17.

By , from Watsonville, CA on Nov 21, 2017

1

terrible place to stay

Everyone

They put me in a room that had no where to hang my shirts, no chair, no desk and it was right next to the laundry room with machines making weird loud noises all night long, not to mention the nearness of the ice machine which made loud humming sounds all night. The toilet was improperly installed and felt like you would fall off whenever you used it. The operators also parked their personal car in the handicap space and when I mentioned it, they did nothing. I personally could have used that space as I am a placard holder, but had to lug my belongings across the parking lot.

By , from San Francisco on Sep 11, 2017