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Villa Franca Inn

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#30 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When seeking a comfortable stay in a good location in Monterey this is the place to choose. Bigger establishments may have different features and a higher price. Here we received a genuinely friendly welcome. Despite coming early, a room was made available, we were offered helpful tips which led us to the best ways to explore and enjoy Monterey. We... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this motel after reading 20 positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Our unit was roomy with separate bathroom, closet, windows, & even a fire place Everything worked in this unit- hair dryer, every light & every appliance. It was extremely clean. The manager was checking rooms prior to rental during our visit. The bedroom was carpeted & the bathroom tiled... More 

Thank travellerJ7581QS
Cory G, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad you were happy with our accommodations, attention to detail and the breakfast we provided. While we discontinued the breakfast, we still do provide our famous homemade muffins to our guests upon arrival. We hope to see you again when you return to Monterey. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable value. My boyfriend and I decided to go on a trip to Monterey but we didn't want to spend a whole lot a money on hotel. We wanted to spend it on entertainment instead. The hotel presentation was very good and the rooms were very clean and presentable. Only drawback is that it is near traffic so if you... More 

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Cory G, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you appreciated our prices, cleanliness and presentation. We are currently working to make the rooms more soundproof and already have a contractor working on it. Thank you for choosing Villafranca Inn and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Monterey, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for one night and were assured by Dakota, the receptionist that we could book for more nights the next morning if we wanted to extend our stay. We rebooked for another 2 nights the next morning at 9.30am, paying Dakota. We went off and were away until about 5.30pm and were confronted by Cory, the manager, who said... More 

Thank jaked0g5
Cory G, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Dakota did make a serious error and was counseled about it, and the Manager did apologize several times. Your response of foul language, yelling and physically assaulting the Manager would not be tolerated at ANY establishment. Additionally, you did not pay for an additional two nights. You paid for an additional one night and you were given a refund (As... More 

Canakkale, Turkey
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel room is confortable. Queen beds are soft. Bathroom needs some improvement, but generally ok. Staff is friendly. We had a problem with the booking. But they solved the problem. Free car park is available. It is near to the city center. Walking distance.

1 Thank ZeynepAksuGlass
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Recently stayed at this charming hotel in downtown Monterey. Came highly recommened by a friend and they were'nt wrong! Beautiful place.Corey the manager was extremely helpful, very friendly. great deal too. Within walking distance to the fishermans wharf, close to the aquarium and surrounded by great little restaurants. i am definitely staying here next time i'm in town.

1 Thank ciro g
Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Property is located on a busy corner but was pretty quiet at night with the exception of some people arguing as they walked by, but that is not the inn's fault. I was concerned when I walked in the room saw the only one bed, as there were three of us, but then I saw the twin bed tucked in... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights as part of our tour of California. It's easy walking to the shops and restaurants and the harbour. The room was comfortable but not big; breakfast was good and you could take it to your room or eat on the verandah as there is no dining room as such. You will get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a motel on the edge of Monterey centre. The chap who booked us in was very friendly and welcoming. It's a pretty motel where the owners obviously take pride in the property, we unfortunately had probably the worse room in that it was very dark as obscured by the external staircase. However it was very clean and well... More 

Thank eve605
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very clean rooms! Perfect for a quick stay in Monterey, very friendly staff too! Easy walking distance to downtown, shops, bookstores(!), and down to the wharf area. We stayed in room 6, easy access to the sweet patio where we ate our breakfast.

1 Thank Heather R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an independently owned, 15 room inn. We have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, TV's, clock radios and hair dryers in each room. Our free WI-FI is a commercial grade quality. Free parking is included Check in is from 3-9 pm and check out is 11 am. We're 4 blocks from downtown and 9 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. We can order 2-dayAquarium tickets for you online with a valid credit card. For a bit of hominess, come stay with us!. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Franca Inn

Address: 900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $77 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Franca Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#13 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
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“End rooms closest to street can have traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles travellerJ7581QS, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles LuvtoGo_13, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not Rooms 1 & 2 as dark”
 of 5 bubbles eve605, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room #15 is very quite and cozy, Room #5 has an electric fireplace and a huge bed”
 of 5 bubbles 647seungheek, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are subject to street noise.”
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