Old Monterey Inn

500 Martin Street , Monterey, CA 93940-4491 USA (Show map)

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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.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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4.6 on January 20, 2017

We have stayed at the Old Monterey Inn several times in the past and we absolutely loved it and it is one of our favorite inns. Unfortunately when the inn has a promotional rate, they will not accept the BedandBreakfast.com or third party gift certificates for the promotion. Thus it would be necessary to pay the full rate. Due to this policy, we will choose to stay somewhere else.


Absolutely amazing

5 on March 22, 2016

The Old Monterey Inn is quite possible the best inn at which we've stayed. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, we felt completely in awe and at peace. The inn is cozy, elegant and comfortable. Our room was perfect in every way, and in-room breakfast was an incredible perk. We cannot wait to return!


Beautiful Place Stay!

4.6 on March 07, 2016

Lovely B&B!! We had a room with a separate entrance. It was a sweet little cottage like setting with all the little special amenities. They even drop off a basket with Coffee or Tea (your preference) outside your door about 7:30 am to enjoy before going to breakfast at 9 am.


Great experience

5 on February 27, 2016

My wife and I stayed for one night and had a great room, friendly staff, delicious breakfast and comfort all around. We will definitely come back in the future.


We had a wonderful time, and will come back

3.8 on February 11, 2016

We enjoyed our stay.


Spectacular

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!!!!


A cute getaway

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.


Great little place

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.


Love this Tudor mansion

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!!


Just Absolutely Wonderful!

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!


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Rooms & Rates

Stoneleigh

This airy room with private entrance is a portion of the old carriage house at our Monterey bed & breakfast. Handsomely decorated with English manor inspired decor and stained glass details, you will feel as though you just returned from the hunt, or a stroll through the English countryside. A magnificent king sized down bed is the focal point of the room, and commands an impressive view of the charming hand tiled fireplace. Relax in the cozy sitting area and listen to the sound of the trickling fountain just outside one of the many windows, or take a soothing soak in the gorgeous stone jacuzzi tub. The choice is yours in this stylish room at our Monterey, CA bed and breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Cottage

The ultimate in old world elegance and grace, this charming stand alone cottage at our Monterey bed and breakfast is reminiscent of an English countryside manor. Step through your lush private patio at our Monterey B&B into the welcoming sitting area complete with charming fireplace, leather arm chairs under the skylight and intricate stained glass details. Continue past the jacuzzi tub for two, and ascend into the bedroom area with a romantic king sized down bed and breathtaking view of the gardens through your sunny bay window with window-seat. This room beckons for honeymooners or those looking for privacy and romance!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Library

History contributes to this sanctuary which was the original library of the mayor who built the home, complete with impressive book-lined walls, magnificent stone fireplace and the original dumb-waiter which ascended from the dining room to serve Mayor Martin his port! Character and elegance exude from this room at our B&B in Monterey, which boasts a private copper detailed terrace overlooking the gardens; the only balcony in the home. An impressive stone fireplace at the foot of the handsomely decorated king sized down bed is set in front of original English paned windows. The vintage tiled tub and shower combination in the private bathroom add to the obvious character of this stately room at our Monterey, CA bed & breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Brighstone Suite

On the second floor of the main house, this glamorous suite graces the cover of the Select Registry book "Distinguished Inns of North America," and is one of the most requested suites at our Monterey bed and breakfast. Listen to the soothing water fountains as you gaze through the original English-paned windows to the lavish gardens below. Enjoy lodging in Monterey, CA at its best. From the intricate details of the hand carved armoire, to the spa like ambiance of the sitting area, this suite will provide the ultimate in romance and relaxation at our Monterey Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Tattershall

This many windowed hideaway with delightful French Toile decor is one of the most inviting rooms at our romantic Monterey getaway. Enjoy breakfast in the comfortable sitting area as the morning sunlight streams through the French windows. A hand painted tiled fireplace at the foot of the queen down bed sets the tone for romance in this beguiling retreat. A private bathroom with tiled shower and stained glass accents complete this charming room at our romantic inn in Monterey.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mayfield Suite

Located on the second floor of our Monterey, CA Inn, with bright windows and a sunny skylight over the sitting area, this distinctive suite is stylishly appointed with warm yellows and golds to lure you in and make you feel at home. The luxurious king sized down bed is outdone only by the grand two person jacuzzi tub which overlooks the fireplace in this elegant room at our romantic Monterey Bay inn. The intricately painted details in the private bathroom enhance the original vintage tile in the shower. This suite will provide guests the ultimate combination of warmth and elegance!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ashford Suite

This luxurious master suite is perfectly situated to take advantage of the many oversized windows facing three sides of the lavishly landscaped grounds at our Pacific Grove bed and breakfast. Elegant linens and hand-carved details complete the main bedroom, while the quiet seclusion of the separate sitting area with fireplace and lovely window-seat make this suite the perfect romantic retreat at our Monterey bed and breakfast. You may not want to leave your room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Dovecote

Decorated with handsome English influenced accents and understated pine furnishings, you will feel as if you have stepped into a gracious English cottage at our bed and breakfast in Monterey, CA. Original redwood beams line the ceiling and walls of this room at our Monterey California bed and breakfast. Beyond the queen sized down bed, you will find a beautiful hand-built wood sitting area inviting you to warm your feet by the quaint fireplace. A private bathroom with tiled shower complete this peaceful retreat at our Monterey bed and breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rookery

You will be enchanted by this sunny room at our Bed and Breakfast in Monterey, with hand-painted furniture bringing to mind the splendor of Monet's gardens. Gaze out the generous skylight while enjoying the flickering fireplace facing the queen sized down bed. This hideaway is the perfect spot for a quiet romantic getaway at our Monterey, CA B&B!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chawton

Enchanting Monterey, CA lodging awaits in this room at our Monterey bed and breakfast complete with custom linens adorning the queen-sized down bed accentuated by a bright and charming garden window. Intricate stained glass details and sensual bath amenities enhance the marbled two-person Jacuzzi tub creating the feeling of your own private spa retreat at our historic Monterey inn. Curl up with a blanket on the down bed, the cozy fire at your feet, or view the fireplace from your private Jacuzzi. The choice is yours!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Hillside Suburban, walking distance from downtown, City, Small town

Airport

Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 5 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking is permitted on the property, inside or outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please call the Inn for details before booking.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun, Extended for Holiday Weekends or Special Events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment of first night is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: We have a 14 day cancellation policy and a $25 cancellation fee- if cancellation date is less than 14 days prior to arrival date,you will be held responsible for the full value of all nights reserved if we are unable to re-rent the room.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ying Sun, Wendy Joshi

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Find out more on .oldmontereyinn/our-history.html.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast in bed and by the firplace in rooms, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Recipes

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Special Package

Low Fall Rates

Book your fall getaway at Old Monterey Inn and take advantage of our special low rates! Starting at just $199 a night, our rooms won't last long! Fall rates are available for stays through October 31, 2017.

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