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The Old Monterey Inn is an award-winning, half-timbered Tudor-style residence built in 1929 by the towns' first mayor. Converted to a Monterey Bed and Breakfast over 30 years ago, our landmark property rests on 1 acre of lush gardens. Our charming inn is decorated with stained glass windows and skylights, period furniture, and family antiques. Guests at our romantic B&B can delight in cozy European goose-down comforters, featherbeds and fireplaces. Come experience our Romantic & Luxurious Monterey Bed and Breakfast. #1 on TripAdvisor.
5 on November 28, 2014
Truth be told, this was my first Bed and Breakfast experience and I have to say, it exceeded my expectations in every way! The house is beautiful, the garden was amazing, and I was extremely grateful that we came across such a place! My husband and I spent three nights in Stoneliegh. It was a garden entrance room close to where our car was parked so it seemed the most convenient for us. In the morning we were brought little beverage baskets with coffee, tea and biscotti's. Then delivered trays, so technically we didn't even have to leave our room! Our bed was a nice and cozy select number adjustable bed which was a surprise all on its own! Overall, our stay couldn't have been more enjoyable! We hope to visit again soon!
5 on November 26, 2014
Old Monterey Inn is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the area. Lawrence and Katy were are wonderful hosts. We will be visiting the next time we are in the Monterey Bay area.
1.8 on October 31, 2014
We stayed at the Old Monterey Inn in October 2014 which turned out to be a very expensive and disappointing experience. Arriving very tired and weary we were given a tour of the downstairs guest area which was very attractive. We were taken to our bedroom - the "Library" suite. We were given the impression that we were very lucky to get such a "wonderful" room but in reality it was certainly was not. The room was very dark and small. The walls were lined with bookcases and dusty old books. The bathroom was small and quite hideous. The plastic bath surface was peeling away and it felt quite grubby. Tired after a long day and bemused we were very disappointed with our room. This is a relatively expensive Inn and online it looked inviting and the bedroom suites very attractive and welcoming. Breakfast was mediocre but acceptable however the gardens were beautiful. On our second day still weary from our travels we began to question why we had booked such a dreadful room and eventually located our booking details on our computer to find that in fact we had booked the "Mayfield" suite. After we discovered this, somewhat late in our stay, I questioned the innkeeper and the owner why we had not been given the "Mayfield" suite we had booked. It transpired that there had been a flood in the "Mayfield" Suite but they did not think to inform us before, or even on, our arrival. I complained very strongly to both the inn keeper and owner about their lack of customer care but they appeared to be apologetic simply because their deceit had been found out. This was quite an unacceptable way to treat customers and my advice would be don't stay there!
We at the Old Monterey Inn would like to sincerely apologize for the miscommunication upon arrival. We want all of our guests to enjoy and experience our establishment that will leave nothing but cherished memories. The change in the room was due to a leak that put the room out of order for your stay. We did have an alternative and equally beautiful room that we discounted for the cost difference but did fail to communicate the change with you. This was not intentional by any means and simply an oversight during a very busy time of year for us. Moving forward we have increased our communication throughout all staff to make sure a situation like this doesn't happen again. Again, we regret the miscommunication and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
4.8 on August 08, 2014
We spent 3 wonderful nights at Old Monterey Inn. Prior to our arrival Katie took care of restaurant reservations for us. She was helpful on the phone and we enjoyed the 3 places she suggested. We stayed in The Cottage and it was done well and missing nothing. Coffee was at our door every morning prior to a WONDERFUL breakfast. The service was attentive and the grounds were pretty. I am not a B&B person, however this place changed my mind. We just loved the privacy in the cottage. They work with dietary needs and really take an interest in guest needs. This is a charming B&B.
5 on July 24, 2014
The Old Monterey Inn is everything a luxury B&B should be: Opulent décor, elegant accommodations, and sumptuous breakfasts. Getaways are meant to be special. The owner insures that one is treated royally upon arrival at this incredibly lovely sanctuary. There is beauty around every corner in this exquisite, English Tudor mansion. We look forward to returning.
4.8 on July 07, 2014
My wife and I spent three nights surrounding our 30th anniversary at the Old Monterey Inn. The surroundings were inviting and the hospitality warm and attentive. What was surprising was the sense of privacy, almost like being at home. We had contact with the proprietor when we wanted it and contact with other guests at meals but otherwise we could be alone almost anywhere we went, inside and out. Katie, the proprietor takes wonderful care in the garden and in attending to guests needs. The breakfasts were spectacular and were served in the garden or in the dining room depending on the weather. We stayed in the Ashford Room which was the master suite and it was more than we could ask for. In fact, it was a complementary upgrade from one of the smaller rooms which made the visit even better. Although the Inn is outside the center of town, we easily walked to Fisherman's Wharf and strolled a portion of the Path of History which starts just a couple blocks away. For us, this was a special occasion but we will be looking for another one so we can go back.
4.8 on April 21, 2014
My husband and I arrived the inn quite a bit earlier than the usual check-in time. Since the room was available and ready, Katy, the inn's owner let us check in. We had the Chawton for 2 nights. The room was small, but the size made it cozy especially when the fireplace was on, so we didn't mind the size at all. The place was fully booked, and yet it was very quiet. The premises had lots of trees and garden was well-kept. One of the nice things was every morning before breakfast, a care basket was delivered to our door with morning beverage of our choices. With that and birds singing outside, such nice things to wake up to. Lawrence and Katy were both very attentive to the guests and made us feel very welcome. We have been to a few other B&Bs, Old Monterey Inn is definitely on top of our list to go back again.
5 on April 12, 2014
My Fiance and I wanted to get away, after 2 years of no vacationing. We got the Luxury Getaway package and WOW, what a treat. The innkeepers welcomed us so delightfully; breakfast each morning was superb, and the restaurants and activities they arranged for us was beyond magical! Felt like a Princess in the Library and throughout the trip!
5 on March 10, 2014
The Old Monterey Inn was the first stop on our honeymoon earlier this month. To say we enjoyed the two nights in the Brightstone Suite would be an understatement. This room of the main house was extremely clean and wonderfully cozy. We chose to have our breakfast in the room by the fireplace before venturing out each morning. The food was as much aesthetically pleasing as it was delicious. With the help of the very courteous staff, Katy ensured our stay at the Inn would be the highlight of our trip. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. We WILL return!
4.8 on January 20, 2014
I have really never been a fan of Bed and Breakfast establishments. However, now that I have stayed at the Old Monterey Inn, my opinion has totally changed. The room was wonderful. We stayed in the Stoneleigh. The grounds are beautiful and it is wonderful to just sit outside and take it all in. Breakfasts were great whether delivered to our room, out in the garden, or in traditional B&B style in the dining room. Most importantly was how welcomed we felt and how friendly everyone was. They don't miss a beat. Without a doubt, if we are to be in Monterey again, we will be staying at the Old Monterey Inn. You should consider it as well.
This airy room with a private entrance features an inviting whirlpool tub for two, surrounded with natural tumbled marble pebbles which are reflected in the hand painted faux art walls. The fireplace may be enjoyed from the luxurios king-sized down bed, or the enchantong sitting area.
This queen bedded room has handsome English influenced accents and understated pine furnishings. Original redwood beams line the ceiling. Private bath with shower and guests can enjoy a sitting area where feet are warmed by the fire.
Hillside Suburban, walking distance from downtown, City, Small town
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 5 miles
Exit Highway 1 at Munras/Soledad (Northbound Exit 399B, Southbound Exit 399C). Off of Soledad turn right onto Pacific Street. Go to first stoplight, Martin St., turn left. Inn is short way up on right side at #500.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Monterey Bay, Historic Monterey, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Spa, Wedding Facilities , On site guest beverage refrigerator, Some rooms with private entrance, Sitting area in rooms, Personal Safes in rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Discover Adventure & Romance! Our Monterey Kayaking Package includes kayak rentals for two, picnic basket with snacks, and dinner for two! Room reservation at Old Monterey Inn is required and in addition to Package. Kayaking Package is $175 per couple. Visit our website for more details.