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

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.


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!

Wonderful Location & Innkeepers

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.

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Rooms & Rates


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.

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

Garden Cottage

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.

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


Book-lined walls accent a stone fireplace in this sanctuary. The king bed faces the fire and is surrounded by windows overlooking the lush gardens. A private sun deck is an inviting afternoon retreat.

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

Brighstone Suite

This queen-bedded room is the perfect setting for a quiet romantic getaway. Private sitting area with a comfy couch in front of the fire, hydro-thermo massage tub for two, plus a separate bathroom with shower.

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


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.

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

Mayfield Suite

Attractive "great room suite" with separate bath, enhanced by lovely hand-painted walls. In-room spa tub for two, windowed sitting area and glamorous king bed, all enjoy the handsome fireplace in this spacious suite.

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

Ashford Suite

The original master bedroom to the mansion, this elegant multi-room suite includes a private sitting area with fireplace, generouse bathroom and beautiful bedroom area complete with king-sized bed and walk-in mahogany closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


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.

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


Be enchanted by this sunny room with hand-painted furniture, bringing to mind Monet's gardens. This queen bedded room has a skylight and two comfortable leather chairs in front of the flickering fireplace.

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


A cozy room with a secluded garden entrance. Chawton features a romantic marble-framed whirlpool tub for two and a view of the fireplace at the foot of the queen bed.

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

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Location Type

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


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

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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  • 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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About the innkeepers

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  • 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



Special Package

Monterey Bay Aquarium Vip Pass

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!

Romantic Sunset Bonfire Package

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.

Babymoon Escape

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.)

Ultimate Luxury Getaway Package

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)

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