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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 December 18, 2015
My husband and I stayed two nights in early December. Relaxing, quiet, beautiful grounds, cozy, comfortable room with a fireplace and king bed, which was more than comfortable!! The service was fantastic as well as the breakfasts and wine hour. Wendy, Laura and Aston were the best hostesses!!!!
4.4 on December 11, 2015
What a cute B&B. It's near everything you want to do in Monterey and Carmel. The room was lovely with a fireplace. I stayed in the Rookery, a steal of a price during non-peak days. Breakfast was wonderful, we had it delivered to our bedroom in the morning. The only thing I can think of that was a con, was the plumbing needed some work, the shower drain and toilet were backed up. But that wasn't enough to spoil our nice stay.
4.6 on December 08, 2015
Had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed the staff and surroundings. Wonderful people and super clean. I stayed in the Chawton and the bed was a little soft for my personal taste but the ambiance of the room was lovely with the fireplace and the bathtub. Staff welcomed us with a glass of wine and we truly felt at home. Nothing but good things to say. Cozy and comfy.
5 on August 04, 2015
We loved everything about this historic Tudor mansion. The gardens are beautiful and there are many places to sit and drink wine or coffee. The formal dining room was a delightful place to meet and share travel stories with other guests. The breakfast fresh fruit compote and egg soufflé were absolutely delicious. Somehow we were too busy chatting that we didn't get to ask the server for water or the juice. Afternoon wine and hot d"oversee were tasty, too. We missed the cookies as they went fast. We enjoyed our cozy queen room in the back. And the Inn offers complimentary soft drinks, juices, and waters in the upstairs refrigerator. This mansion is located in a very quiet neighborhood, a short walk to the Old Town. We have found our place to stay for future visits to Monterey. Thank you!!
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.
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.
A private English cottage with its own entrance, skylights, cozy fireplace, sitting room, and in-room spa for two. A separate bedroom with the luxurious king bed is enhanced with a window seat which invites a view of the lush gardens.
This many windowed hideaway is most inviting with delightful French Toile decor. One can enjoy breakfast in the comfortable sitting area while gazing through the French windows. A tiled fireplace at the foot of the queen bed sets the tone for romance.
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
Stay at the Old Monterey Inn and get 2 days admittance for the price one. Plus priority VIP entrance, which means you can avoid the long lines! No Waiting!
Snuggle up on Carmel Beach next to the fire and count the stars! Our Carmel bonfire includes: Completely built out bonfire with extra wood, matches and a flashlight, beach blanket, dozen roses tied with ribbon, Smore’s kit, Gourmet picnic basket, Bottle of Sparkling Water, champagne flutes, romantic poems and a custom Message in a Bottle! See our website for details. $250 plus room rate.
Last chance getaway as a two-some before baby makes three! Includes: Dinner for two at one of the restaurants of your choice, 1 hour Pre-natal massage for mom, 1 hour anti stress massage for dad and a Welcome Gift. $185.00 (per person plus normal rates applied for the room. Rates are based on double occupancy.)
Our premier pampering package includes: breakfast in bed and complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres hour each day, 2 tickets to the Monterey Aquarium, dinner for two at Restaurant 1833, Fandango Restaurant & Sardine Factory Restaurant, 5-hour winery limo tour, lunch at Cafe Rustica, 1-hour Couples Fireside Swedish massage, champagne, gourmet Chocolates & Select Registry Book. $1316.31 (Normal rates applied for the room with 3 night minimum stay)