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1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940-6138
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#34 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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Nestled along the breathtaking Central California coast is The Inn at 1252 Monterey. For two generations, our family business has welcomed locals and visitors alike to a perfect home away from home. Intimate, warm, friendly -- and that’s just when you enter our lobby. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, sit back and relax in one of our clean and modernly furnished rooms. Complete with amenities like a fitness room and a year-round heated pool, our intimate hotel also offers free WIFI internet, and parking. Plus, our prime location is surrounded by the city’s hottest venues, attractions, and events, so after you enjoy a night on the town, get a full night’s sleep, then bask in the most of your well-deserved getaway. For quintessential coastal charm, book your stay today. We look forward to making your visit one to remember.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Tennis court offsite
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Blackout curtains
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Safe
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Microwave
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Walk-in shower
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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sasha n wrote a review 7 Nov
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Our room was very dirty when we arrived. The room wasn’t maintained, there was missing paint damage everywhere, kids had wrote on the art hanging in the room, there was mold on the shower ceiling and on the shower door, almost all our towels had yellow stains on them, the curtains also had writing on it too. The worst part was the bed- the floor is more comfortable than the bed. Sent all the photos to the hotel and have yet to hear back from them. So t stay here- there’s a best western next door that probably is better.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Please accept our apologies for the late response Sasha. Unfortunately your email, dated October 25th, went to our spam email folder and was not noticed until we saw your review on Yelp as well as this one on TripAdvisor. We take the feedback and comments of our guests very seriously and appreciate the time and effort you went to be heard. I have addressed all these issues with our housekeeping team and maintenance departments. We have also contacted you and Expedia regarding this stay. Please let me know if you have any further issues. Thank you for being our guest and helping us to become the best we can be. We wish you the very best in your future travels.
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Kau Seng V wrote a review Sep 2022
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I booked this room with a jacuzzi for $400 because it was my 1st visit to monterey bay. I thought it would be a nice ending to my all day adventure out in the cold. What a mistake! The water pressure was so low it would have taken hours to fill the tub! When i called the office they said " turn on the cold water to help with the pressure" the water was luke warm to begin with! Not to mention the curtain had a hole in it and it wouldn't close all the way!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Sep 2022
We are so sorry to hear about your experience as our guest Kausengv. Please accept our apologies for your disappointments, inconveniences, and discomforts as our guest. I will share your feedback with our housekeeping and maintenance departments. We wanted your 1st Monterey experience to be an amazing vacation. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you on your 2nd Monterey visit. Thank you for your comments and feedback.
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Robert Gorham wrote a review Aug 2022
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We were greeted by John at the front desk and his hospitality and knowledge was second to none. This is a lovely boutique hotel, impeccably clean, well appointed with a fantastic view and delicious food within walking distance. Thank you for the wonderful visit, April and I had a wonderful time and we highly recommend the Estero Inn. We'll definitely be back! Cheers!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 Sep 2022
Thank you for being our guest Rgorham01! We are thrilled you enjoyed our clean, welcoming, comfortable property during your visit to Monterey. All of us at 1252 Monterey hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the future!
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Lc G wrote a review Aug 2022
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The place is actually quiet and very clean. Nice sheets, bed and towels but they have a bad check-in policy. They also had no extra pillows. When you check in, they charge your card an additional $100 for "eventualities", but there aren't any. No mini bar etc. The norm is that the next day or whenever you check out, the hotel doesn't process the charge. Not at this Inn. They process it and they tell you that you will get a refund in 10 days. Not the next business day, but 10 days. that is totally unacceptable since there isn't anything you can charge on your card at this Inn onto your room.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 17 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our property and policies. We understand our holding policy is frustrating to some guests. We apologize for any frustration is might have caused you or stress added to your visit. We want your stay to be calm, relaxing, and perfect from check in to check out. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you if you are ever in our area again. Thank you for being our guest.
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Ominator wrote a review Aug 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
I am disabled the room was nice bed is too high there is no service in the hotel if he's basically Motel the clerk in the reception was cold location is good not far from the aquarium private was not cheap
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Aug 2022
Thank you for being our guest Ominator. We appreciate your feedback and comments on your visit, especially our accessible rooms. We are pleased you found our room comfortable and fitting for your needs. We hope you were able to enjoy all the wonderful places Monterey has to see! Thank you for your review.
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Lucrecia W wrote a review Jul 2022
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They let us check in 30 minutes early (3:30) however, the room wasn’t cleaned. I was advised that the room will be done in 15-30 minutes. Sadly. the room wasn’t ready until 5:12. I had an autistic toddler and an infant that soiled his pamper. No accommodations offered!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Management SSO, Other at The Inn at 1252 Monterey
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Please accept our deepest apologies for the issues you and your family encountered during check-in 853Lucreciaw. We are sorry for the delay in getting you settled into your room. I will speak with our housekeeping and front desk team and make sure this doesn't happen again. Thank you for making us aware.
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Celeste D wrote a review Jul 2022
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The room was nice and clean, and the beds comfortable. I loved all of the flowers and plants everywhere, even in little planters on railings! Oscar was super friendly & great at helping us out! Thanks again Oscar!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Management SSO, Other at The Inn at 1252 Monterey
Responded 21 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your glowing review and compliments 607celested! Oscar was delighted to read your compliments. Thank you for making his day! We are delighted you enjoyed a comfortable stay and enjoyed our quaint property. Please come again, soon!
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Heart 253 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a family room that was basically in the basement (down uneven stairs and facing the road below the rest of the rooms). At $369 a night I was expecting a cleaner and more comfortable room set up. The floors were sandy and sticky, the bathroom smelled like mold, and the mattresses and pillows were so uncomfortable that even my kids mentioned it. Above us was another family (which was a surprise since I thought it was a one story motor lodge) and we were awakened by them walking around and flushing the toilet a few times during the night - they weren’t noisy, just moving around. The “complimentary breakfast” was the most underwhelming I’ve had in a motel in the last 20 years - it was coffee, packaged pastries like you find at a convenience store and granola bars, with no kid beverage options. If I were paying $100 a night this would be fine, but at $369 a night I would expect a few more items - at least toss in some yogurt and fresh fruit, and some instant oatmeal packets and hot cocoa packets would be nice. I noticed a number of things still said “Comfort Inn” like the map of the property in the office and the wifi, which made me wonder if this had slipped and no longer met their minimum requirements and was renamed. Overall the property felt cheaply flipped for photos to look modernized but no one was keeping up with things - for example the outdoor furniture looked newer but very dirty - needed a wipe down/wash to remove food and spilled drink debris. If you get a great deal on a room, this is a marginally acceptable place to stay, but for $369 a night it’s unacceptable. My advice would be to select something else.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you don’t get a room “down the stairs” (Rooms 180-186) so you don’t hear noisy plumbing...
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Responded 21 Jul 2022
We are sorry to hear we did not exceed your (or our own) expectations CommencementBay253. Thank you for letting us know what need to work on to improve our property for your comfort. We want you and your family to enjoy your stay from check in to check out. We will work hard to improve and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.
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Genesiz M wrote a review Jul 2022
San Bernardino, California48 contributions5 helpful votes
I was very skeptical about reserving this room due to the mixed reviews, however the room was great. It was a bit small but it was perfect for just my husband and I. The room was really clean and has been renovated. The bathroom was actually nice with a glass barn style door and shower doors. The lobby had coffee all day and had pastries for breakfast. Area was close to the Del Monte Shopping Center and about 5 mins or less to Cannery Row/Fisherman's Warf. Overall this was a great place to stay with a great location. Booked through Priceline and had a smooth transaction.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 7 Jul 2022
Thank you for staying with us Genesizm! We are thrilled you enjoyed our clean, updated property along with our fantastic location. It is always a pleasure knowing our guests are happy with our efforts to provide an excellent experience. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you in the future!
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MeLinda S wrote a review Jul 2022
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An amazing place to stay. I would definitely stay there again!. The breakfast was great and surroundings lovely! My cousin and her husband also enjoyed their time there. The beds were great and the room was very pretty.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jul 2022
Wow! Thank you for your amazing compliments and feedback 264Melindas! We loved having you as our guest and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We've got the room and can't wait to welcome you, your cousin and husband back on your next Monterey getaway!
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US$99 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn monterey by the sea hotel monterey, monterey comfort inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at 1252 Monterey
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Nearby attractions include Colton Hall Museum (0.7 km), Del Monte Shopping Center (0.4 km), and Monterey Museum of Art (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Estéban Restaurant, Lalla Grill, and The Wild Plum Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at 1252 Monterey?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (5.8 km), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (5.2 km), and Cannery Row (3.1 km).
Is The Inn at 1252 Monterey accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.