4.6 out of 5

"Loved this hotel! Room was great with wood burning fireplace and comfy chairs . Great view and breakfast brought to your door! Would stay there aga ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 21 Nov 2015

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Monterey awaits you at Spindrift Inn, a recipient of the prestigious Travel & Leisure 500 award in 2017. Within steps you'll find Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum and Cannery Row. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include free continental breakfast and a rooftop terrace.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 45 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, fireplaces, and iPod docks. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

This beach hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find a free manager's reception, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Each morning free breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Monterey hotel include Monterey Bay Aquarium and California Sea Otter Game Refuge.

Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, View (Cannery Row)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$209 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Corner (Ocean)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Spindrift Inn ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 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
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Maybe a few more offerings for breakfast
Location: Right on Cannery Row so you can walk to all shops and restaurants and the aquarium.
Loved this hotel! Room was great with wood burning fireplace and comfy chairs . Great view and breakfast brought to your door! Would stay there again!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

Comfortable hotel centrally located

Pros: The in room wood fireplace
They welcomed us and our service dog. The central location makes enjoying the area a breeze. No parking issues since they will valet your vehicle. So many attractions, restaurants and beaches within walking distance.

Posted by , from Morgan Hill on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Awesome hotel in a great location. The ocean front room is worth the price difference. The staff was friendly and provided great service.

Posted by , from Atlanta, GA, USA on Jul 8, 2012

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5 out of 5

The most comfortable bed I have ever slept on!!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel was AMAZING!!! I can see why it was voted #1 Romantic hotel. This place definitely delivers in that department. The hotel is located right on Cannery Row, which is where all the restaurants, shops, and the aquarium is. The back of the hotel faces the ocean, which was magnificent. From 4:30-7:00 they have a wine and cheese reception, which my boyfriend and I took advantage of. Branden and Jeff were AWESOME! Branden gave us a restaurant recommendation which was RIGHT ON and Jeff provided us with great customer service from the moment he picked up our bags. My room was facing the street, which was not noisy at all. Inside the room had a fireplace, a comfortable feather bed, and three romantic CD's you can use complementary. The free breakfast which comes to your room the next day was a VERY nice touch.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

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5 out of 5

From beginining to end, my experience at this hotel was fabulous.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, romantic, excellent customer service
I will recommend this hotel to EVERYONE!!!! The staff was knowledgeable, accommodating, and made use feel welcome. The wine and cheese at 4:30 was a nice addition to the experience. This is definitely one of the MOST romantic hotels I have ever been to.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Location

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, great views, wood burning fireplace
This hotel's location has to be be one of it's best qualities. So convenient to go to restaurants, bars, and Aquarium. My room had a wood burning fireplace which was a great touch as was the binoculars to look out onto the bay, which I could see from my room. Service was outstanding as well. Everyone was very friendly and polished.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Jun 6, 2011

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4 out of 5

This hotel was very accomodating.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
The Spindrift Inn had good service and was very clean although it was worn. It was a solid 3 star but 4 star is pushing it. If we had paid their website price we would have been diasappointed.

Posted by , from California on Apr 15, 2011

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3 out of 5

Noise in the middle of the night

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy, old style
Overall the stay was okay. The hotel is very small and has an old style to it. It was very expensive too (but probably because we booked late). I like the free wine taste and cheese at the lobby. There was a loud noise around 3 to 4pm. There are restaurants around so probably the noise were coming from them. Location is the best.

Posted by , from san francisco on Apr 14, 2011

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5 out of 5

A hop, skip and a jump from the beach!

Pros: Close restaurants
Room was beautfully decorated and very comfortable. Had a fireplace and nice balcony that overlook Cannery Row. Great place for a romantic stay!

Posted by , from Santa Clara, CA on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Location

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel was great. The location was ideal. The staff were super nice and they gave us a choice of rooms. Fireplace in our room, big comfy bed. all that you want on vacation. i would stay there again and we recommend to anyone..

Posted by , from NYC on Feb 8, 2011

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the romantic Spindrift Inn. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Monterey hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (6.6 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Spindrift Inn offers 45 accommodations with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • 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. 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 numerous recreational options such as volleyball, surfing, fishing, boating, and scuba diving. A paved path along the Monterey Peninsula offers miles of walking and biking. There are 17 golf courses within 15 miles of the hotel, including the 18-hole course at Pebble Beach Golf Links, 2.5 miles away, and Poppy Hills Golf Course, four miles from the hotel. Discounted passes are provided to Monterey Sports Center, one mile away. 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

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • 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 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.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 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. 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.

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