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Spindrift Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good experience, well lit room , big windows , nice breakfast included

Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were big and clean. Location on cannery row close to the aquarium is excellent. I felt good staying in this hotel

This is located just down from the aquarium in a great location overlooking the water. Despite having the room right next to the check-in desk, it couldn't have been nicer. Highly recommend getting the ocean view room, awesomeview and soothing sounds if sleeping with the window open. Staff was great, breakfast delivered to the room is a nice perk. Would definitely recommend staying here.

The room was amazing! An ocean view is a must! The hotel has great access to everything!

We know Monterey well having lived here for many years and have stayed just about everywhere on our many trips back to the Peninsula. The Spindrift is one the best. Cannery Row is kind of silly and kitchy though full of great history. It is also an excellent, central location. The staff at this hotel was as nice as can be. The rooms are lovely though our bathroom could have used a little updating and better cleaning. Awesome wood burning fireplace, big window seat overlooking Cannery Row, simple breakfast delivered to our room each morning. It was an excellent choice and we highly recommend The Spindrift.

We love this hotel, we don't stay at hotels a second time very often but we did and will again return to the Spindrift.

We had an okay stay at the Spindrift. The location was great for tourists. The room was very nice and we were not bothered from street noise. The only problem was that we were on the second floor right above the construction area. The noise during the day made it impossible to enjoy our room or nap. Other than that, the hotel will be great after construction is completed.

The hotel is centrally located on Cannery Row. Parking is confusing and with a little one just not worth the headache so we used the valet. The hotel staff were all so friendly and helpful. They made it a point to know my name and my sons name (it was just the two of us). Everyone was so helpful from unloading the luggage to dinner ideas and fun activities. There is a beach area directly in front of the hotel with lots of little shops around to explore. Breakfast was perfect in the morning, which is delivered to your room. On our departure date they allowed us to check out and loaded up the car and parked it again for us while we headed to the aquarium for the 2nd day visit (which you can get for free when you purchase your tickets at the hotel) and told us they could hold our car with no issues until 4pm. We will definitely be staying here again!!

Fabulous way to honor your lover with intimate and mindblowing setting and location.

From the moment we walked in we were treated special by the helpful staff. We were expecting a nice room but when we opened our room door we were astonished by how beautiful it was . We got a special rate which didnt state the type of room. We figured we'd get a non view room. Well we walked into a full ocean view room! What a deal! My only improvements would be to lower the parking fee and have some kind of welcome basket in the room like other beachfront hotels.

I booked two nights at the Spindrift not knowing anything more than what I could read about it online. I was worried in touristy Monterey that it would be over-hyped. But, it was a beautiful property with a truly amazing staff. Very welcoming. The room was beautiful as well. I loved the wood-burning fireplace!!! The evening wine hour was also a very nice touch, as was having breakfast delivered to my room each morning. I highly recommend the Spindrift.

This was our second visit to the Spindrift. We love this hotel. An ocean facing room is a must. We saw dolphins every morning and of course sea otters and harbor seals are always present. The in room wood burning fireplace is wonderful on those cold mornings and evenings. The afternoon wine and cheese reception is great and we met several nice people sitting in front of the lobby fireplace eating cheese and sipping wine from a local vineyard. The continental breakfast is sufficient and best of all delivered to the room at a time you specify each morning. We will definitely be back.

Location has pluses and minuses: right in the middle of the tacky tourist shops on Cannery Row, but beautiful waterfront views and very convenient to the aquarium. We chose one of the least expensive rooms on the street side and it was not a large room but well appointed and bed was very comfy. It had french doors out onto a balcony and a sauna! Also a working wood burning gas fireplace and a refrigerator. Wished we could have enjoyed the fireplace, but the Inn was so warm, even without any heat on in our room, there was no way to enjoy that feature. Breakfast in bed is very nice -- we just ordered coffee, fruit and yogurt but it was very nice to not have to dress and go down for it! The wine/cheese hour was appreciated and we met some very nice people. Staff overall was wonderful!

We checked into the Spindrift for a short stay in Monterey celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had a nice ocean view room on the 3rd floor. Great view of the bay, and a beautifully furnished room. Really enjoyed the wood burning stove in the room - it was a great amenity for the cool Monterey evenings. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Staff was friendly and efficient - morning continental breakfast was delivered to the room right on time. Hotel is in a great location on Cannery Row. Our first visit to the area - enjoyed the atmosphere of Monterey and took a nice drive to Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur. Overall - a great hotel experience.

from checkin to checkout excellent service Breakfast in the room a nice touch room facing street had balcony added to ambience room good size very convenient to activities in area

No better place to stay in Monterey. The staff was fabulous! There was a motorcycle event the weekend we stayed and we were ungraded to an ocean view room without having to ask which was a nice surprise.The bed was luxurious. The fireplace in the room is an added bonus. The ocean view is exceptional and relaxing. Perfect choice for a romantic weekend.

Business traveler enjoyed the quick overnight stay. Staff was friendly and location was quiet, beds were comfortable.

Every staff member was super friendly and helpful. Our room was elegant and comfortable. We knew we would be arriving late so we got a cannery row view room. The view was fine but I think next time we will splurge for oceanside. We will definately be going back to this hotel.

Wonderful staff, great romantic feel, very comfortable bedding, nice breakfast room service, ocean view was wonderful

I had read reviews about the noise level in Cannery Row and was concerned because we were staying Friday night, but noise was a non-issue even though we were staying on the street side. The in-room fireplace was romantic and the room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Great stay overall!

652 Cannery Row Monterey CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium is within a 5-minute walk of Spindrift Inn while other popular sites like Fisherman's Wharf are within a mile (2 km). This 3.5-star hotel has 45 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. On the beach, it's also near Maritime Museum and Dennis the Menace Park.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


The 45 rooms have an array of amenities, including fireplaces, iPod docks, and refrigerators. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.

Property features

At Spindrift Inn, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. Valet parking is offered for USD 28 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fireplace in the lobby and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Run of House

King 1 | Sleeps 2