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Spindrift Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Tacky just okay hotel in Monterey. Stay somewhere else and save your money.

Beautiful views of the ocean and cannery row. Hotel is well maintained and the amenities are excellent. Staff is friendly and helpful. Monterey Aquarium is right down the street, a 5 minute walk.

This hotel was in a great location. The staff was very nice. They were very accommodating and made my family and I feel very welcome. We will definitely stay here again.

The hotel room is charming and very clean. Staff was excellent very helpful and accommodating

The hotel is older, but you will be pleasantly surprised with the comfort of the rooms, and the excellent customer service. It's in a great location; you can walk to all of the Cannery Row attractions.

The hotel itself was not bad. But we were staying here for our anniversary and we're hoping for a romantic peaceful stay. We were places in a room that was the closest to the construction across the street. I'm not sure if there's no laws for noise restrictions in Monterey. But we were waken up by construction at 5 am. We tried to close the windows for some peace but it was still loud and it made the room very stuffy. Also the view doenthw partial ocean view was not worth the extra money. The hotel did have a nice happy hour with wine and cheese in the lobby. The complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room which is very nice and convenient. But the food was not great. Very bland and cold. Overall, disappointed and would not recommend. Not until the area construction is complete anyways.

The room was perfect....overlooking Canary Row was fun to sit in the window seat and look out over the action below. Our room was very comfortable and really enjoyed the fireplace in the evening. Staff was the most courteous I've had in a long time and my husband and I stay at 3+ stars and above only. We enjoyed the continental breakfast being delivered to our room, so as not to have to rush to get dressed just to go down for a tray of food. The wine reception was fantastic and we were impressed with the recommendation from your staff to feel free to go up to the rooftop and watch the ocean while having wine, cheese and crackers. We will DEFINATELY be back!

Perfect view,location and staff! The room was very romantic and you felt like you were at home instead of a hotel. We hated to leave and will definitely be back!

The Spindrift is a smaller and older hotel on the beach. But where it lacks in modern furnishings, and overall "look" it makes up for by way of hospitality. Upon check in, the front desk associate sat with us for a little bit and recommended restaurants, excursions, etc. I thought this was very nice as we didn't even have to ask, he just provided the information. We sprung for the beach front room - the windows opened directly over the beach. It was gorgeous. The hotel provides binoculars for you to be able to see the wildlife - very cool. There also was a fireplace in our room which we lit at night and opened the windows to hear the waves crashing. Every day, from 4-6 the hotel provides wine and cheese in the lobby for free, we would enjoy this prior to getting ready to go to dinner. Each morning, they provide complimentary continental breakfast for free which is delivered to your room. This was an awesome time saver in the morning and an overall great perk. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel. It's absolutely lovely.

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.

652 Cannery Row Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

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

Spindrift Inn is adjacent to popular attractions such as Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum and Cannery Row. This 3.5-star hotel has 45 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater are a short walk from the hotel, which is on the beach.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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

Awarded Travel & Leisure 500 status in 2017, Spindrift Inn features a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. Valet parking is offered for USD 29.00 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.

Guest reviews for Spindrift Inn

Everyone (11) Couples (32) Business (2) Family (2) Other (1)
2

nice location but overpriced overrated.

Everyone

Tacky just okay hotel in Monterey. Stay somewhere else and save your money.

By , from Oceanside, CA on Apr 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2018

Hello Keith, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and regret if your stay was less than entirely wonderful. We work very hard to provide each guest with personal and attentive service, distinctive in our marketplace, and regret if we did not leave with you with the fond memories that so many of our guests speak of. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back on your next stay in Monterey.

5

very nice and right on the beach.

Everyone

Beautiful views of the ocean and cannery row. Hotel is well maintained and the amenities are excellent. Staff is friendly and helpful. Monterey Aquarium is right down the street, a 5 minute walk.

By , from Sacramento on Feb 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2018

Hello J, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with us. We were all so happy to hear that you had such a great stay and that you were able to visit the aquarium. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

5

great location and staff

Everyone

This hotel was in a great location. The staff was very nice. They were very accommodating and made my family and I feel very welcome. We will definitely stay here again.

By , from Roseville, Ca on Feb 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2018

Hello Elva, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay and that our staff was so welcoming. We can't wait to see you again soon!

5

beautiful hotel

Everyone

The hotel room is charming and very clean. Staff was excellent very helpful and accommodating

By , from california on Jan 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2018

Hello Bonnie, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We were all so happy to hear that your room was so comfortable during your stay and that our staff was very welcoming. We hope to see you on your next seaside getaway.

5

great hotel

Everyone

The hotel is older, but you will be pleasantly surprised with the comfort of the rooms, and the excellent customer service. It's in a great location; you can walk to all of the Cannery Row attractions.

By , from Antioch, CA on Aug 28, 2017

2

disappointed

Everyone

The hotel itself was not bad. But we were staying here for our anniversary and we're hoping for a romantic peaceful stay. We were places in a room that was the closest to the construction across the street. I'm not sure if there's no laws for noise restrictions in Monterey. But we were waken up by construction at 5 am. We tried to close the windows for some peace but it was still loud and it made the room very stuffy. Also the view doenthw partial ocean view was not worth the extra money. The hotel did have a nice happy hour with wine and cheese in the lobby. The complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room which is very nice and convenient. But the food was not great. Very bland and cold. Overall, disappointed and would not recommend. Not until the area construction is complete anyways.

By on Aug 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are sincerely sorry that your stay was hindered due to the outside street noise and regret that this prevented you from having an entirely wonderful stay. This is certainly contrary to the restful environment that we strive to provide each of our guests. We hope to welcome you back in your future travels to Monterey. Sincerely, Management of Inns of Monterey

5

we were there celebrating out 17 year anniversary.

Everyone

The room was perfect....overlooking Canary Row was fun to sit in the window seat and look out over the action below. Our room was very comfortable and really enjoyed the fireplace in the evening. Staff was the most courteous I've had in a long time and my husband and I stay at 3+ stars and above only. We enjoyed the continental breakfast being delivered to our room, so as not to have to rush to get dressed just to go down for a tray of food. The wine reception was fantastic and we were impressed with the recommendation from your staff to feel free to go up to the rooftop and watch the ocean while having wine, cheese and crackers. We will DEFINATELY be back!

By , from paulhe on Jul 10, 2017

5

excellent experience

Everyone

Perfect view,location and staff! The room was very romantic and you felt like you were at home instead of a hotel. We hated to leave and will definitely be back!

By , from Tennessee on Jun 27, 2017

5

great hotel!

Everyone
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The Spindrift is a smaller and older hotel on the beach. But where it lacks in modern furnishings, and overall "look" it makes up for by way of hospitality. Upon check in, the front desk associate sat with us for a little bit and recommended restaurants, excursions, etc. I thought this was very nice as we didn't even have to ask, he just provided the information. We sprung for the beach front room - the windows opened directly over the beach. It was gorgeous. The hotel provides binoculars for you to be able to see the wildlife - very cool. There also was a fireplace in our room which we lit at night and opened the windows to hear the waves crashing. Every day, from 4-6 the hotel provides wine and cheese in the lobby for free, we would enjoy this prior to getting ready to go to dinner. Each morning, they provide complimentary continental breakfast for free which is delivered to your room. This was an awesome time saver in the morning and an overall great perk. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel. It's absolutely lovely.

By , from Jersey City, NJ on Jun 2, 2017

5
Everyone

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

By on Apr 9, 2017