4.0 out of 5

"We were pleasantly surprised to receive a top floor amazing room with high ceiling, fireplace and a little deck. Nice touch sharing a bottle of wine ... " More

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Hotel Description

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn places you in the center of Monterey, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include in-room free WiFi and fireplaces.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 70 rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and in-room massages. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a free manager's reception and coffee/tea in a common area. Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Lighthouse District hotel include Maritime Museum and Dennis the Menace Park.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$136 per night

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Fireplace, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great stay and not just a muffin for breakfast!

Pros: I liked the location, the price, the value, the breakfast and the parking.
Cons: Not much! Maybe just update the furnishings a bit
Location: CAnnery Row in Monterey is the place to walk and visit. With the Monterey Bay Aquarium, plenty of restaurants and trails for biking and hiking.
We were pleasantly surprised to receive a top floor amazing room with high ceiling, fireplace and a little deck. Nice touch sharing a bottle of wine and chocolates for my birthday too! Great room and an amazing full breakfast included! Super walkable location to Cannery Row but located off the beaten path for quiet.

Posted by , from Oakland, CA on May 8, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to cannery row.

Our room faced the street with partial view of the ocean and mountains. The balcony was nice. The room was very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese on the afternoon. Being returning guests we were surprised with a complimentary bottle of wine. We'll be back for sure.

Posted by , from Elk Grove, CA on Apr 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Quiet, friendly Staff, location, very comfy
Cons: Get less puff pillows!!!
Location: Perfect walking location to ocean, Cannery Row, the Aquarium, and other business around their location.
From the moment we checked in the Staff was friendly and efficient. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. Great bed - very comfortable. My only negative, they provided very puffy pillows, which I am not used to! The room was very quiet, and we had a view of the ocean. Great walking location to many activieites. Off street parking. And a nice fireplace (which was welcome in December).

Posted by , from san jose, Ca on Dec 16, 2015

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3 out of 5

Total update needed

Pros: location is good,breakfast is good
Cons: total refurb
Location: 2 blocks from cannerey row and aquarium nice walk alonf the beach to fishermans wharf,half a block from great biking and walking trail
rooms,furniture,bathrooms all need to be redone.Front desk not really informed on area ,transportation etc not really professional

Posted by , from bothel,wa on Dec 10, 2015

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3 out of 5

Very pretty but no air conditioning

Pros: The location was excellent. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was absolutely beautiful. The staff was helpful.
Cons: Add AIR CONDITIONING! Our stay was not comfortable at all because it was so warm. We were here in late September.
Location: A stone's throw to Cannery Row. Plenty of shops and restaurants.
I only stayed 1 night at this hotel, as I was travelling along the Pacific Coast Highway from San Fran to LA. This place is in the heart of Monterey and Cannery Row, surrounded by shops and close to the water. When we arrived we found that the room had no air conditioning! I was told that none of the rooms at this hotel had central air conditioning. (they could have placed a room air conditioner in one of the 2 windows in the room) There was a fan was it was not nearly enough to cool the room in late September so I would hate to see what it would be like in Summer! The room was absolutely beautiful, as it was one of 2 rooms housed in the portion of the hotel that was an older Victorian house. The rest of the rooms were in an adjacent building, built more recently. It is really too bad that there was no AC. I wish I had known that before booking, because I would not have booked at this hotel. The room had a firteplace so I'm guessing it would be great to stay here during Winter months.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Oct 7, 2015

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3 out of 5

Could have been better....Could have been worse

I should start by saying that, I am not someone who normally stays at a best western or holiday inn, so I'll keep that in consideration while I rate the hotel. That said, paying a good chunk of change, I don't expect loose tacks holding up wallpaper on the third floor as we exit the elevator in route to our room. The front desk receptionist was perfect. You could tell they really cared about their customers; no faults on their behalf. If anything, that is the only reason I am content with our stay. As my wife and I tried to take a nap before a party at the plaza, we could hear a baby in the next room crying. Crying can be loud and should be expected if you are neighboring a family, however, hearing the parent comfort the baby with a moderate voice is something I am not willing to pay for again. The rooms are clean, old and musty but no fear of bed bugs or anything near that realm. The picture of fireplace is a nice attention grabber, however they draw your eye away from the carpet which I would never contemplate doing push ups or laying on. You can tell immediately there is nothing new in the hotel with the exception of a flat screen tv (usually an easy excuse from a long overdue remodel). Would I stay here again if I was in need of a bed? "Maybe." If I was on vacation with my wife? "I'd do a bit more research and pay the extra 100 for a place to truly enjoy."

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

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2 out of 5

Obtuse staff run hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Room was ample and could easily have fit queen beds instead of doubles. Bathroom was worn and a little depressing. Breakfast was surprisingly generous and a fine start to the day. Location was perfect for us just a few blocks from everything. Unfortunately the desk staff were not truly interested in "service". I was coming down with the flu and wanted to check in an hour early but they refused to allow it even though we came with another couple that we checked in before who could. When I called with our friends with us the staff said no I couldn't check in but our friends could if they were willing to come in person, before anybody had even signed in! Same rate same everything. The staff just appeared obtuse and couldn't be bothered to do any paperwork.

Posted by , from Marin on Feb 23, 2013

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 8, 2014 by Inns of Monterey

We want to thank you for taking the time to post your review, as our guest comments serve as one of the best tools to make improvements. While we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and convenient location, we were disappointed to find out that you were not warmly welcomed and accommodated as you should have. Our mission is to provide an environment committed to personal and attentive service and we are sincerely sorry that this was not the case during your stay. In response, we have shared your comments with our management and staff to prevent such occurrences from happening in the future. We hope that you will give us the opportunity in the future to provide you with a wonderful Monterey experience. Warmest Regards, Management of the Inns of Monterey

5 out of 5

Wonderful room with great location and staff.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We really enjoyed our stay at the Victorian Inn. Great location with a short 2 block walk to Cannery Row with great stores and restaurants as well as the Monterey Aquarium. They put out a nice free breakfast as well. Highly recommended!!!!!

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ, USA on Aug 22, 2012

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4 out of 5

A good overall hotel.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
A nice hotel within easy walking distance to Cannery Row but away from the crowds of that area. Easy to get to downtown Monterrey within 5-10 minutes. Had a second floor room with a balcony, but the view was essentially to a lot across the street. The working fireplace was a nice addition, and the hot breakfast had a selection that should meet most person's needs. The staff was quite willing to help with directions and recommendations.

Posted by , from El Paso, TX, USA on May 22, 2012

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4 out of 5

Perfect location for families.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
We stayed in the family suite with 3 kids and the room was fantastic, just what we were looking for, nice and roomy. Victorian Inn is a block from Cannery row and a couple minutes from anyplace else. We love it here and we prefer to stay here when we visit Monterey.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

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About the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

Location 487 Foam St, Monterey, CA 93940

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Best Western Plus Victorian Inn also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This Victorian Monterey hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn offers 70 accommodations with fireplaces and safes. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Monterey hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's Monterey Bay location provides recreational options that include surfing, fishing, boating, and scuba diving. A paved path along the Monterey Peninsula offers miles of walking and biking. Seventeen golf courses are within 15 miles of the hotel, including the 18-hole courses Pebble Beach Golf Links, 2.5 miles away, and Poppy Hills Golf Course, four miles from the hotel. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

The inn offers massages (surcharge).

  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 5 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 15 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 5 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Plus Victorian
  • Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
  • Best Western Plus Victorian Inn Monterey
  • Best Western Plus Victorian Monterey
  • Best Western Victorian
  • Best Western Victorian Inn
  • Victorian Inn
  • Victorian Inn Best Western
  • Best Western Plus Victorian Hotel Monterey
  • Best Western Victorian Hotel
  • Monterey Best Western

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).