4.6 out of 5

"The breakfast delivered was special. Great location. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Monterey awaits you at Monterey Bay Inn. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include free continental breakfast, a 24-hour business center, and a rooftop terrace.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 49 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and DVD players. Premium bedding and down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and free toiletries. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

A day of pampering can include body wraps and aromatherapy. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 2 spa tubs. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Monterey hotel, attractions include Maritime Museum and Dennis the Menace Park.

Monterey Bay Inn ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
The breakfast delivered was special. Great location.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2018 by Inns of Monterey Management

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us!

5 out of 5


Pros: Great Location
Cons: Parking
Location: Walking Distance to Lots of Attactions
Great View Walking Distance to Cannery Row Fishermens Wharf Downtown Monterey and Lighthouse ave.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 19, 2018 by Inns of Monterey Management

Hello, Thank you for your review and for sharing your recent experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our location on Cannery Row and were able to explore the area. We hope to welcome you back soon on your future travels to Monterey.

4 out of 5

We had a great room with a great view.

Cons: The only thing that could be improved is the amount of the parking fee was less.
Location: Very convenient and many things to do.
We enjoyed our stay and liked that the continental breakfast was included.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel with the best location!

Pros: Liked: Location, bed & pillow comfort, quietness, customer service, convenience of in-room continental breakfast
Cons: The only issue we had was with the room cards not working repeatedly! The staff was very accommodating but it was frustrating.
Location: Waterfront on the bay. Whale watching, restaurants, Monterey Bay Aquarium, drive to plenty of beaches and state parks.
The location of this hotel was perfect for our vacation....just a mile walk to where the whale watching boats depart, and a pleasant walk in the other direction finds you along Cannery Row and within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, with a great view of the water! The bed and pillows met my picky demands and were very comfortable. The shower was great - the perfect pressure!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017

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4 out of 5


Pros: The room was large and had everything we needed.
Cons: Better listing on the "view ".
Location: The location was good. We walked to dinner and shopping.
We came to stay for one night. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was huge. Down fall we booked a balcony room with view. Got there and were on the street side view of the parking garage. Not a view. Disappointed and street was noisy.

Posted by , from modesto, ca on Sep 11, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Very clean room, great bathroom design, gorgeous view of the beach. Perfect light breakfast delivered to your door!
Cons: This is minor, but the ratio of coffee to creamer provided was not proportional. But the coffee and the breakfast was delicious!
Location: Beach, Cannery Row, Kayaking, Boating, Aquarium, Restaurants, Shops... ALL within walking distance
Check in and out was a breeze. Room was exactly the the pictures on their website. Clean, comfortable, I never wanted to leave!

Posted by , from Oxnard, CA on Jun 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

nice stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: parking fee
Pay the extra for the ocean front room. The sound of the waves is soothing, even if it is too cold to sit on the balcony. Basic continental breakfast: danish, croissant,hard boiled egg, fruit, yogurt, but it IS delivered to your room! Staff was friendly and helpful. short walk to restaurants, aquarium, movie theater, shops. On site parking (but for a charge! like you aren't already paying to be there! not sure how you'd get there without a car, so that kind of annoys me.)

Posted by , from California, USA on Mar 16, 2013

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5 out of 5

This Hotel has spectacular views! It is very quiet and quaint.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: parking fee
I will be back for sure! The Hotel staff was very helpful and had great customer service. I really liked the complimentary Breakfast that was delivered to our room. We woke up a little earlier than expected and called the staff to have the Breakfast delivered earlier. They were at our door within minutes! This is a great location and is walking distance to all of the main attractions in Monterey.

Posted by , from San Jose on Mar 5, 2013

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5 out of 5

Thoroughly delightful hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: $15 for parking
We had a wonderful stay at Monterey Bay Inn. Starting with the staff, who made us feel welcome and took good care of us, to the well-appointed room with a bay/ocean view. Even though it was foggy, the garden below was delightful. Room was immaculate. Staff even helped us figure out the television. The location is perfect for a walk down Cannery Row, a visit to the Monterey Aquarium, and finding good food. I would recommend it.

Posted by , from Colorado on Feb 5, 2013

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5 out of 5

Wonderful gem in Monterey!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
The location is perfect---right at the end of Cannery Row and walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, restaurants, shopping, and activities. This hotel far exceeded my expectations! Starting with the super friendly staff, especially Jessica, to the breath-taking ocean view room! There were cookies and apples in the lobby waiting for us upon check-in and a very nice continential breakfast delivered to our room in the morning. We loved the plush robes and roof-top jacuzzi! The room was spacious, especially the bathroom, super comfortable bed and lovely balcony. We will certainly return!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011

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Property Features

Monterey Bay Inn offers its guests 2 spa tubs. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 420 square feet (39 square meters). A rooftop terrace, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Monterey Bay Inn. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Monterey hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 420 sq ft of conference space
  • 39 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (6 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Monterey Bay Inn offers 49 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 47-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

A spa tub, open from 8 AM to 11 PM, is situated on a sunny patio with comfortable seating.

Adjacent San Carlos Beach is popular with scuba divers. Less than a mile away, Del Monte Beach is ideal for long walks, sunbathing, tidepooling, and wading in the rather chilly waters. Whale-watching and kayaking tours depart from or near Fisherman's Wharf. Bike rentals and scuba outfitters are located throughout town.

The waterfront Recreation Trail, right outside the hotel, attracts runners, walkers, and bicyclists.

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Del Monte Golf Course, Links at Spanish Bay, and other world-class courses are within six miles.

Point Lobos State Reserve, seven miles away, offers hiking trails with spectacular views of the rugged coast. Sea lions, harbor seals, and more than 150 bird species—from hummingbirds to herons—are among the animals inhabiting the reserve.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Serenity Spa offers aromatherapy, mud baths, and facial and body treatments. The spa includes a sauna.

  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • 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 22.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.