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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We initially stayed at this hotel in 2011 when we were trying to figure out what city/area of northern california we'd like to possibly have our wedding at. We were so impressed with the remodeled rooms and great customer service and pricing that we decided to stay here again when we drove back to Monterey for our cake tasting, and...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 November 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here during the Big Sur Half Marathon weekend. The location was great! It is within a mile from the starting line. Less than 10 minute drive to all the restaurants downtown. The area was quiet. Room is very clean and decently decorated. Everything was working fine - shower, tv. It has a small refrigerator and...

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2Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Big comfortable bed, simple breakfast included, nice flat screen tv with plenty to choose from and located beside a lot of other inns just outside of town. We didn't get to use the pool because we stayed in winter time but it looked clean. At the price we paid, I would definitely recommend staying here.

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1Thank Colm_Road_Tripper
Modesto, California
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Ok so this place is definately not posh spa/ resort kind of place but for the price this is probably one of the best places I've stayed at on Munras Ave. I frequent Monterey a lot throughout the year and I stay over a week at least 3 times a year. I have always stayed on Munras at different hotels...

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1Thank Tikalysh518
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2013

the one night we spent here was well worth our small outlay .. the staff were helpful and friendly .. the room clean and welcoming .. the grounds tidy and even a buffet style breakfast .. handy for a visit to the aquarium and downtown ..

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3Thank bhgoodwin
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

The room was clean, cheap and a small breakfast to get you started was included. Yeah, there are practically no chairs and tables at the breakfast, but just take it to your room, you get where you pay for. The value for money is just excellent.

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3Thank Boess
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had read the reviews when we booked and were nervous about there not being hot water, but it seems to just need a bit of time to warm up. We had no issues with that. Bit of a problem with the tub draining, but there was a plunger in the bathroom so we just fixed it ourselves. Breakfast was...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2013

As others have stated good for a one night stay, bed was comfortable and room and bathroom clean. There was a microwave and fridge. There was a basic buffet breakfast which bearing in mind the low price ($42) was adequate. There was a very nice pool, but I did not stay long enough to use it. If you wanting to...

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3Thank Yorkie1948
St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

A motel. Would not stay more than 1 night. Carpet rather grubby but bedding fine and clean. Has a fridge and microwave. Too far out unless you have a car. Get breakfast too but not great. Very few seats so some guests take breakfast back to their room where there is a table and chairs.

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1Thank geoffviking
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

The Surf is a good choice if you are looking for a clean place to spend the night in Monterey. The room is big and equipped with fridge and microwave. Bathroom is just fine. Nothing fancy here but, for the pric , it's a good deal.

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Monterey Surf Inn

Address: 1200 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-6107
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: €48 - €152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Surf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Monterey Surf Hotel Monterey
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Monterey
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“Go Somewhere Else...”
 of 5 bubbles AbieS676, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We did not notice the street noise, but I suppose you could request a room away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles trailbiter, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Build in a $10 cab fare into the price to see if its in your range”
 of 5 bubbles gerardg851, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor was fine. Not noisy, and comfortable. AC noise normal.”
 of 5 bubbles R7573UNrichardm, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room away from the office.”
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