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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Boutique hotel with interesting antique furniture and decor. We had a very small room with basically just a bed but had a decent sized bathroom. Very friendly, accommodating, and helpful staff. Good location with restaurants and bars nearby, quick walk to old fisherman's wharf. Not super close to aquarium but pretty quick drive there.

Thank curleybirdsf
mreen77, General Manager at Monterey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your time. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the furniture and decor. I do apologize for the "quaintness" of the room. We are adding onto the 112-year old hotel with some improvements such as larger rooms, a fitness room, a new elevator (working now). I especially want to thank you for...

Kentfield, California
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Good without an elevator... great with the large new elevator installed last week! We love the convenient downtown location and antique ambiance... though they now also have a new section with brand new rooms... finished last week. Every modern convenience that we can desire... but with the relaxing feeling of the past. Tina made certain that we got the room...

Thank Skip G
mreen77, General Manager at Monterey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your extremely kind review Skip! It is much appreciated by all of here at Monterey Hotel and we look so forward to your return trip! Maureen, GM

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Right from the start, we loved our stay at the Monterey Hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful - we felt right at home immediately. The Hotel is over one hundred years old, and although it has been very nicely renovated sometime recently, it still has that old charm to it. Our room and marble-floored bathroom were very clean....

Thank Edward B
York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel is old but comfortable. The bathrooms are probably the best feature in the rooms. They're clean, great water pressure and large enough you don't feel claustrophobic. All very good things for an old hotel! You can easily walk to the wharf (.5 miles) and cannery row (1.5) and it's a beautiful walk along the waterfront on the scenic...

Thank Kingjaners
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is a great hotel in central Monterey, easily walking distance from the major attractions (whale-watching, aquarium, restaurants, fisherman's warf, etc.). It has old charm but with modern amenities and comfort.

Thank jmb011
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This hotel was located in the shops and restaurant part of Monterey – less convenient for the aquarium and wharf but still a really nice area. We got it on a deal, but even so it was quite expensive and I would say not worth the money. We paid to upgrade to the "fireplace suite". The room was slightly shabby...

2Thank Joel R
mreen77, General Manager at Monterey Hotel, responded to this review

Our sincerest apologies that you felt your stay and accommodations were not worth the money. I would be happy to refund your upgrade fee and discuss further how we can compensate you for what seems was stay not in keeping with what we strive for. In regard to our pastries, we do use a local bakery for all of our...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel definitely has a Victorian charm in terms of decor and furniture. Our room was comfortable and clean. The walls and windows are thin so you can hear people on street or the person snoring next door as we did. The ear plugs provided by the hotel definitely helped. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The breakfast was...

Thank travelhawk79
mreen77, General Manager at Monterey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a great deal to us that you took time out of your day to review us and give us some great feedback as well. Enjoy your Holidays! Maureen, GM

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We only spent one night at the Monterey hotel and what a shame! It was a nice, clean property that is centrally located near a ton of restaurants. Chelsea greeted us and was very personable and kind. She definitely made our stay by upgrading us to a suite and sending us chocolates. It was a nice gesture. Rooms are clean...

Thank Francis K
mreen77, General Manager at Monterey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review us. Your kind words mean so much to us, especially Chelsea. We hope to see you in the New Year! Maureen, GM

Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Should have been concerned when checking in found notice in room "sound proofing had not been invented yet". Elevator was not working, lack of proper furnishings in very crowded room to make guests comfortable, and City of Monterey leaf blowing employees start at 6am! When this occurs daily after trying to sleep through the music and noise from the next...

1Thank cameron1938
Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in early December. The location is just a short walk to Fisherman's Wharf and the ocean. In the early morning you could hear the harbour seals. We had a nice room with a king bed, fireplace and a view of the bay. It's about a 30 minute walk to the aquarium with about half...

1Thank Free_Skier

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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Monterey Hotel

Address: 407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2705
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $177 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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“Our room had a fireplace and was a bit larger than a normal room”
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“Fourth floor internal had slight views of mountains and very quiet.”
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“aim for corners but lets face it you're not going to be in there much”
jennifercE5832UG, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suite 402 was extremely quiet, even with windows open all night. No view, but we didn't care about that since we were only there to sleep.”
cmj-g, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The older style rooms are a long-ish walk from the elevator. It's a shorter distance, though harder work, to use the main staircase.”
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