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Hotel Description

At Monterey Surf Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Dennis the Menace Park and Maritime Museum. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 27 rooms feature free wired Internet, free long-distance calls, and free local calls. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. Additionally, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Monterey motel, you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Monterey Surf Inn ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Pros: Great location; walking distance of several good restaurants, the shopping center, only a couple of miles from the Fisherman's Wharf area.
Only flaw in our room was the bathroom sink faucet had little water pressure and didn't get really hot. Otherwise, better than we expected, based on previous reviews.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

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Apr 18, 2018 by DP

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1 out of 5

The worst Inn I have ever been

Pros: Nothing
Cons: from front desk to rooms,
Location: it is close to downtown.
one of the walls had 3 different paint had on and bathroom mirror held by screws and the worst matters i have ever sleep on, I could not sleep and i was just waiting for sun to come out to get out of there. the front desk said they are fully booked and they wont move us to different room.

Posted by , from aliso viejo on Nov 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient location

Pros: Good value
Cons: A few cosmetic fixes, very minor; did not effect the quality of the stay.
Location: Easy access to Hwy. 1
4 nights, quiet; DirectTV incl., wi-fi; refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer.

Posted by , from Oakland, CA on Nov 21, 2016

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4 out of 5

easy to get to, close to most things I wanted to d

Pros: location
Cons: parking
Location: The fishermans wharf close to Monterey Aquarium & Cannery Row
parking can be an issue - not always close to your room and the angle you have to park doesn't work for all types of cars

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

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4 out of 5

Freeway close, good central location to activitie

Pros: Clean and convenient
Location: food and golf
Clean room and good bed. Coffee was ready to go

Posted by on May 9, 2016

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1 out of 5

Never again.

Located very close to a busy street. Dirty rooms. Bed had hair on pillow and sheets. I asked for new sheets and the ones given to me also had hair on them. Throw pillow on bed had a white stain. Grimy bathroom with hair in the sink. Holes and marks in baseboards, walls, and floor. TV was broken.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015

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4 out of 5


We stayed 3 nights and everything was great! The room was modern and very clean. Shower was beautiful.

Posted by , from Nevada City, Ca on Oct 15, 2015

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4 out of 5

A nice, inexpensive motel

Pros: Clean, comfortable room and bed. Fast, free wifi. Microwave and mini fridge. Cable TV.
Cons: The room could do with a coffee maker.
Location: The Del Monte shopping center is almost next door. Only 8 minutes by car is Carmel-by-the-Sea. Downtown Monterey is just a mile away.
The Monterey Surf Inn is clean, friendly, relatively comfortable, and on Munras Street. The location puts it virtually next door to the Del Monte shopping center, and only a mile away from downtown Monterey. I was pleased with the cleanliness, services, and fast wifi connection.

Posted by , from Oakland, CA on Aug 22, 2015

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1 out of 5

A little late

I didn't notice their office closes at 11pm. Most hotels in the area are open late. I showed up after 11. No answer to my knocks, rings, and phone calls. I had the go to another hotel so I ate my room charge.

Posted by on May 4, 2015

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2 out of 5

Just a place to sleep.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
We just booked this place to sleep for a night while road tripping with the family. The check in took a long time because she couldn't find my reservation. The room was tiny. The bathroom was super tiny. It was close to everything. Forget about the breakfast...its a joke. There is a really good bakery down the street that is perfect for breakfast.

Posted by , from Riverside, CA, USA on Oct 19, 2012

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Property Features

As a guest of Monterey Surf Inn, you'll find an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Monterey Surf Inn also features dry cleaning/laundry services and express check-out. Self parking is free. This Monterey motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Monterey Surf Inn offers 27 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2014.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


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

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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