Merritt House Hotel

Merritt House Hotel

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#1 of 2 inns in Monterey
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Merritt House Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Monterey, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Perry House (0.2 mi) and Larkin House (0.2 mi), guests of Merritt House Inn can easily experience some of Monterey's most well known attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Merritt House Inn offer a flat screen TV and a refrigerator.

Guests of Merritt House Inn are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you like Vietnamese restaurants, Merritt House Inn is conveniently located near Chopstix.

Best of all, Merritt House Inn makes it easy to experience some great Monterey attractions like Presidio Museum, which is a popular military museum.

Enjoy your stay in Monterey!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

386 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2445
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Phyllis Fred C wrote a review Oct 2021
San Diego, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While staying on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula this location is perfect for all points of interest. At the edge of historical downtown Monterey you can stroll the streets of Alvarado, Calle Principal and Larkin; shop at boutiques, wander over to the wharf or Estero Park or get in a work out or play tennis at Monterey Athletic & Tennis Center. Dining can be either casual or upscale. Post Office is also walking distance for mailing those old fashioned post cards.

Only thing I didn’t like was my room location. I was looking forward to the Merritt House’s entrance and garden rooms. Unfortunately those are in the front and I was in the back over the parking structure with a view of the Marriott which is the old Hotel San Carlos. It was disappointing nevertheless did not distract from the quality of my stay. There were a few minor issues with my room; heat did not work, nothing to ignite the courtesy fire log, sink would not drain and no coffee cups. I notified staff and all was resolved by relocating me to an other room which was still in the same building just a few doors down - but the difference in the decor was more suited to my liking. The other was like a manly hunters lodge and the new one more like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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eleanor G wrote a review Aug 2021
Newport, Rhode Island
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would have given the hotel five stars but it could stand a bit of updating. The rooms were small but very comfortable and attention was given to make it a very pleasant stay. The breakfast was plentiful and good (continental). The location was prefect and quiet. I can't say enough about how fantastic the staff is.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Anonymous855 wrote a review Aug 2021
Trabuco Canyon, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely room belies the start exterior...get there early to park as spaces are less than rooms and some people park wonky! Staff was really great. Breakfast was decent although the breakfast room is small and if it is drizzling outside you may have to take a to go sak back to your room. There is outdoor seating if it is nice; mornings are fairly iffy along the coast. Although we were upstairs away from street noise, the incredibly loud seagulls roosted on our ceiling daily. They reminded us we were on the ocean. Close to free trolley stops, walking distance to restaurants and Fisherman's pier. I'd recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Aaron wrote a review May 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked into a suite in the historic Adobe house. The furniture and decor were cute; however, the smell of mold was so strong it was difficult to breathe. We tried to switch rooms, but none were available. Leslie at the front desk was very friendly and apologetic. She agreed the room smell was very bad. We asked for a refund so we could switch hotels because the room was not habitable given the overpowering stench of MOLD. We explained it was just impossible for us to stay in the room as we were both having a terrible reaction to the smell: coughing and headache. Jason the owner became verbally abusive and refused the refund. it was clear this was not the first time this happened that someone refused to stay in this room. We wished Jason a nice evening and left the establishment. DO NOT STAY HERE.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracy P wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quirky stay in the heart of town. Comfortable and lovely staff. Breakfast was fit for purpose and great to see them catering honey for tea, rather than assuming everyone uses refined sugars. Would highly recommend, and really cost effective for those on a budget.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark L wrote a review Jun 2022
Old Basing, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is a 5-10 min walk to the Pier and a further 20 mins to Cannery Row. We had a decent size room but I'd say we were lucky with the location. It was right in the middle of the first floor so the balcony had a view down the driveway and out to the street. Rooms on the lower floor and others on the first floor have views facing other rooms. Breakfast was fine though there's not much space to sit. Overall, a good place to explore the area for a couple of days.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Laura M wrote a review Jan 2022
Louisville, Kentucky
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had one more night in the area and chose to stay where we could walk to everything. Merritt House is in the perfect location near other pricier hotels. The room was huge, well appointed with a wood burning fireplace (one log provided), and a charming patio in the courtyard. I don't know how I missed this gem in prior trips to the area but would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Todd wrote a review Oct 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Merritt house inn for two nights.
The first day I arrived the toilet backed up and almost overflowed. I informed the person in charge about the problem and supposedly they fixed it. The next day I used the toilet again and it overflowed everywhere causing a huge mess.
The manager said it was my fault that the toilet overflowed. The first day when I used the toilet I only flushed liquid in it and it almost overflowed!
There is also no mirror above the sink in the bathroom. There’s a little one on the counter. I’m sure most women would have a problem with that!
I will never stay at this place again!
Hopefully this honest review will save someone else the displeasure that I experienced.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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blazerg wrote a review Nov 2022
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are all decorated with a theme. Mine was a sort of Safari look. The other room had a "travel" theme. Sure, most of the decorations might have been purchased at Home Goods, but it was fun. The rooms were clean. The location is great. Parking was not an issue as some people have written (but the spaces are tight if you have a larger car). The breakfast area, as some have said, is small, but it does what it needs to do. It is not the Ritz or the Mandarin, but it is comfortable, convenient, clean and cost-friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Well Travelled wrote a review Jul 2021
Rocklin, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am staying here now and suggest to whoever does the star rating it I is time to take another look. This hotel is far beyond what I feel is a 2 star hotel. I am staying in one of the remodeled kings and couldn’t be happier. Room is large and nicely decorated, bathroom is big and clean and the room even comes with a fireplace. What more could you ask? Because it has no gym or other amenities I would consider this 3.5 stars. The staff was quite helpful and friendly during check in. The location can’t be beat. Two blocks and you are downtown with shops and restaurants. Don’t let the 2 star rating put you off. They are obviously fixing this place up.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andrea r asked a question Jan 2017
Odenton, Maryland
best rooms at Merritt house inn
Answer from srbrundage
Grand Rapids, Michigan25 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in the back on the second floor. Rooms were very nice with a fireplace. Not sure if you would call it a nice view. Breakfast was excellent.
RoamingWarren asked a question Feb 2015
bristol, United States8 contributions5 helpful votes
Is there free parking?
Answer from Vlady V
Sao Paulo, SP57 contributions20 helpful votes
Yeas. It's Free and secure.
MimiK asked a question Jan 2024
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland76 contributions27 helpful votes
Dies ist have rooms with wooden floors or only carpets?
Christine d asked a question Aug 2015
Loire Valley, France241 contributions122 helpful votes
nous allons passer une nuit dans cette hôtel a quel heure sont les petits dejeuners merci
Answer from winenot122
Santa Barbara, California
They offer a free continental breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Michael L wrote a tip Jun 2024
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call the hotel before you go to get the "lay of the land," especially if you're a late arrival."
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tanddGaithersburg_MD wrote a tip Oct 2019
Gaithersburg, MD80 contributions70 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Liked the first floor rooms"
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katyscat wrote a tip Sept 2019
Windsor, California424 contributions118 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Many of the rooms are accessed by stairs, for those with mobility issues."
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MisterPetri wrote a tip Aug 2019
Helsinki, Finland236 contributions156 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a window that does not open to the walkway to get some privacy."
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Pablo Espinosa wrote a tip Nov 2018
Aguascalientes, Mexico14 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy parking, great location"
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PRICE RANGE
S$336 - S$545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merritt House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Merritt House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old Fisherman's Wharf (0.5 km), Monterey State Historic Park (0.3 km), and Monterey Museum of Art (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Merritt House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Merritt House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Merritt House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Merritt House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paris Bakery Cafe, Montrio, and Old Monterey Cafe.
Is Merritt House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Monterey.
Are there any historical sites close to Merritt House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (7.3 km), Cannery Row (1.7 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (1.9 km).
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