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Pelican Inn Monterey

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the Pelican Inn for one night on our way to San Francisco! The Hotel is clean and it has basic amenities! The price is affordable and the location is very good. We had a nice dinner at the Warf which is 10 min by car! The room was clean and not noisy! I would definitely recommend this motel for a short stay! The only thing you have to keep in mind if you have small kids is the proximity of the busy street and no fence!

We decided to stay close to Monterey for a night. We thought that the room would be better than I was - wrong. There was no exhaust fan in the bathroom so it was very humid. Small room. Slim pickings for their continental breakfast. It may be OK for a couple, but too tight for our family.

We stayed here one night and this place was perfect. Your bog-standard two star accommodation. Room and bathroom were clean and appropriately stocked. Room had a fridge and microwave. Heat and A/C worked perfectly. Bed was comfortable. It was perfect for a short stay. After all I'm not buying the room I'm just sleeping there! Front desk greeted us warmly. We booked the room through We opted to pay when we showed up but they had already processed my card before I got there. There are also no amenities here. Not even a jacuzzi/ spa. Pool was filled in. Breakfast is very basic. Good eateries in town close by. Would return for a quick stay. Price was right for the accommodation

The fact that you can hear all the noise coming from the neighbors is already bad, but for a cheap place I wasn't going to write anything regarding the experience, until the receptionist treated my friend and I in a really rude way. The breakfast are is just three chairs and a table, to everyone. You either have to eat outside or in your bedroom, you can't even eat standing. He was really rude and told us both to just go outside. A really bad experience, and terrible way to start the day. If you want to have a nice time in Monterey, avoid this place.

While this hotel had a great location to shopping and the magnificent Monterey Bay attractions was not a place I would stay again. There were no vending machines and no access to water at this property. The breakfast didn't open until 8:00am and was limited to yogurt and a few small muffins that only sat a few folks at a time. When you used the heater it blew the curtains half way up the room. Very old and could use some remodeling. 👎

Booked as it was centrally located, parking was cheap and had a room that could take five people. Refurbished motel, no pool but outdoor hot tub. Included a basic breakfast but you neede to ask for things when they ran out as was busy and felt it was a chore by the staff

I would call this a nicely outfitted motel since it is small and has limited amenities. The room we had was spacious and nicely furnished with refrigerator. The ac and heat worked nicely but was loud so we turned it off. The room we had was quiet even though it was located on a busy street. The breakfast was limited and the staff was nice. Free parking was available close to the room. The location was convenient and about a 20 minute walk to fisherman's wharf. I would stay here again since the price was reasonable for the area

It appears the Pelican Inn is owned by a family, and it was a fairly recent acquisition. We stayed on the 2nd floor, around the middle, and had a lovely quiet stay there. We had a king, triple-sheeted, nice room (they may not all be so well appointed?). Our only complaint was that the furniture was nicked up - the white wood showing through the brown finish, which seems to be a common problem. Hotel guests appear to be rough, we think, slamming their suitcases on wooden surfaces and banging around the legs of furniture. Shame on them. Anyway, the room was quite reasonable and located right between Monterey and Carmel - about 5 minutes to either place. Just ideal. Nice breakfast room with hot breakfast, as well as usual continental fare. All in all though, a very pleasant establishment, clean, quiet, helpful staff, comfortable bed, well-manicured, nicely landscaped grounds. Highly recommend.

It was ok, nothing special, a little tired but clean and in a good location. Lots of parking and in walking distance to the town. The breakfast was a take away breakfast but we knew that when we book, there was a good choice considering this, with tea/coffee toast, porridge, yogurt, and a few other bits to choose from. It was a quiet spot and a lovely town.

I took my kids on the annual father daughters road trip. This time it was a PCH tour. After stopping at Hearst Castle, and checking out the elephant seals we got stopped on the way to big sur. We defiently wanted to go to Monterey so we had to double back and hit it from Sylvania. It was getting late and had to find a place. We booked this room for at or around 50 bucks and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised. They had clean linen, a clean bathroom, updated tv with cable and WiFi everything you'd need for a single night stay. The service was polite and friendly. I didn't see a phone in the room but hey, what's the point we all have cell phones. Anyway, I'd highly recommend it. Have a good one!

1182 Cass St Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fisherman's Wharf and Maritime Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Munras Avenue, Pelican Inn Monterey is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fisherman's Wharf and Maritime Museum. This 19-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Located in central Monterey, the motel is also near Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Pelican Inn Monterey's 19 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Pelican Inn Monterey enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. This motel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 66 reviews