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Reviewed 16 December 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Monterey Bay Lodge on our way to see family in San Francisco. We'd been in Death Valley for several days, and also stayed further south along the coast. We drove around to several different hotels before stumbling upon this one -- a nice looking place with a decent rate! This was, by far,... More 

Thank gardenology
montereybaylodge, General Manager. Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear gardenology, It is guests like you that make all the difference to us. On your next visit with us I’ll get the sea lions across the street at Monterey State Beach to play for you. (They just love singing for our guests.) While it was a short stay for you, I hope the memories will last a lifetime. Cheers... More 

Cork, Ireland
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2008

Myself and boyfriend stayed in this motel for 1 night on our way down from San Fran. It is situated next to a beautiful lake. There is a lovely pool however it was too cold for us to enjoy it but in warmer weather it would be very welcome if you were staying there for a few days. Our room... More 

Thank sharc84
montereybaylodge, General Manager. Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sharc84, Thank you so much for the kind words. I agree with the “Too chilly to swim even when the pool is heated to 80 degrees year around” The children can swim in anything but most of us go for the hot tub in cooler temps.” I didn’t get to say bye to you folks, so I hope your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2008

We stayed at the Inn for two nights after driving down from san francisco. We had a warm and friendly welcome from the front desk and our room was lovely and bright and had good faclities; good sized fridge, iron and ironing board and two queen sized beds. We used the swimming pool and hot tub although pool was slight... More 

Thank jers3ygirl
montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jers3ygirl, I enjoyed chatting with you too. I hope the rest of your trip was great fun. Thank you for staying with us and I hope to see you again soon! Cindy More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2008

Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids stayed for one night as part of our 26 day roadtrip. We arrived late afternoon and checkout early morning so did not have a long experience. Found everything to be satisfactory. The room was pleasantly furnished, extremely clean, had free wi-fi, a fridge, coffee maker and safe. Kids enjoyed the hot tub... More 

Thank nzers
montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NZERS, Wow! Sounds like a great road trip. We feel so privileged you chose us for a night of it and we sincerely hope your entire trip was great fun! It is always so nice to know that the children had such a great time in our heated pool and hot tub. I think value is one of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2008

This hotel is really excellent - it was the nicest place we stayed during a two week road trip and I wished we could've taken it with us! The room was really luxurious and there were many little extras that make it special. A really great place!

Thank css201
montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CSS201 We thought you were pretty excellent too and we know that you are the extra that makes us special. We enjoyed having you stay with us so much; please hurry back! Cindy, Mike, Larry, Susan, Michelle and Vince More 

Concord, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2008

Booked 3 rooms for my wife's birthday. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Close to the wharf, downtown, and beach. Room was nice, clean, and quiet. Good size fridge. across the street from a gas station with a good selection of everything you might want or need. We could hear the sea lions from our front door which was cool.... More 

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montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi ericarrie, Thank you for your kind words and please thank your wife for allowing us to be a part of her birthday. I’m so glad you enjoyed the sea lions bellowing out a “Happy Birthday” song for your wife. I called in a favor. Looking forward to your return… Sincerely, The crew of the singing Harbor Seals across the... More 

Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2008

We were in August ,my wife and my two kids, only for one night in our way from LA to SF. The room was very clean and the staff very friendly. Our story: We left the hotel and we forgot a backpack with some items without value but...with our keys of or house in Madrid, Spain!!! Michelle, the front office... More 

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montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gato 66 Michelle here….. I am so glad to know you made it home safely and received your keys. It was wonderful having you stay with us and we hope you travel our way again, soon. From Michelle and the entire staff of Monterey Bay Lodge we wish you the best. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2008

We found the hotel in a travel book we bought in the UK. We booking for 1 night only over the phone (cos we needed a room), but after arriving we decided to stay for the full 5 days we were due to stay in Monterey. The location is superb being near all the key attractions and points of interest,... More 

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montereybaylodge, General Manager, Cindy Anderson at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dondy, The real pleasure was all ours… We were so happy that you decided to stay with us for the duration of your stay in Monterey. Michelle said to tell you “Hi.” and “Have a safe trip home.” Vince said the same and “It was great meeting you both and he enjoyed chatting with you.” We all wish you... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2008

We were travelling down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the classic PCH roadtrip. We drove through Monterey and decided we'd stay as it looked like a good place to spend some time. We found the Monterey Bay Lodge by accident using the Sat Nav to find the seafront road. As soon as we walked in it... More 

Thank C-K_4
montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear C-K-4 We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests and hope the rest of your trip down the coastline was great! I see from your photos you met the ducks and geese across the street at Lake El Estero; on your next visit you must go across Del Monte to the beach and meet the harbor seals. They love... More 

Troy, MI
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2008

We found the Monterey Bay Lodge to be a great place for a short stay. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated with lots of attention to detail. We appreciated the free bottles of water in the refrigerator and the hassle-free in room internet. The bathroom was a little small but worked fine for us. We weren't bothered by... More 

Thank fraggle
montereybaylodge, Cindy Anderson, General Manager at Monterey Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear fraggle, Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you. We hope to be your home away from home and we await your next visit. It is funny about the salt in the pool because we don’t add salt; it is actually from the air being that we are so close to the beach. I am pleased you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monterey Bay Lodge

Address: 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940-3396
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: €78 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
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“If you're bothered by traffic noise, ask for a quiet room away from the street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MMF326, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms away from the pool area, this with patios”
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“Don't come her unless you know the weather!”
 of 5 bubbles ME7444, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the east will be quieter(if it can get quieter) as it is away from the highway.”
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