"Nice hotel for the price"
Clean, inexpensive hotel in a nice neighborhood. I would definitely come back and stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, clean, comfortable and close. Great Staff."
When I arrived, the outside looked very well kept. I then also realized how close we were to Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the Aquarium. There were cars in the lot, but plenty of parking for the few unfilled rooms. It was well lit, quiet, clean and peaceful. There were no beach bums anywhere to be seen. I walked in to the Office and was greeted […] very cheerfully (which I am not used to seeing at local seaside hotels/motels) by the woman and man behind the desk. Check in was a breeze, and the reservations were perfect and correct. The staff was so pleasant (including the Housekeeper in the mornings). We were checked in in minutes and off to our room with directions and brochures. The room was very clean and fresh smelling, but without that overpowering smell of bleach & cleaners that usually go along with it. It was a spacious room with a few windows and a cozy fireplace for warmth and ambiance. The linens and bedding were neat and clean. If you are the type who is usually cold when sleeping or just likes extra warmth in bed (as my wife is), be sure to ask for an extra blanket as there are no comforters on the beds (I did not miss a comforter nor need a blanket). The bed was comfy and the furniture, carpets, floors, tub, toilet, and sink were all free of even a spec of dust. There was a heater in the room but we didn't need it. The fridge held plenty and had a small freezer and the microwave worked well. We loved this place, and will be returning 2 more times this year. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Spacious and cozy"
We were impressed by the size of the room. It was clean and the gas fireplace was a very nice touch. Could use updating but the room was clean. One thing that was beyond the control of the hotel was a man yelling for over an hour outside of one of the rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good for the price"
modest, clean, and safe. well located and well priced.Genuine Expedia guest review
nice Fireplace in the room. Large room. Too soft matress. BAD breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 min from downtown Monterey & Waterfront"
Nice large room, fireplace with a timer. High ceiling. Clean & smelled fresh. Shower & floor seemed new. Beds had 3 pillows each. Windows could be opened for a cool breeze.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and simple"
My wife and I spent one night here on our way down highway 1. The room was very clean and the king-size bed was very comfortable. Also, it had a working fireplace which we used since it gets pretty chilly at night. Keep in mind that breakfast is just fruit, granola bars, and instant tea/coffee.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed in two rooms; one room the heater did not work properly. But the main complaint we had was the limited parking. Although we only had one car, there was not enough parking spaces when we returned one evening at 9pm. We ended up parking in a walkway and were called at 10pm and told to move our car (even though there was access via other walkways.) […] Really? We paid for two rooms and this was the level of service we received. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Over all very pleased. Parking spaces very narrow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice and low cost"
Fire place, king size bed, clean, nice breakfast, thick toils.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Can't beat the quality"
We were pleasantly surprised. This was a last minute booking for a funeral, and when we arrived early, with just a half hour to change, they graciously accommodated us, getting us into a room WAY ahead of schedule. The room was much larger than we expected and ours had a fireplace! In this price range that's unheard of. If you book far enough ahead, […] don't forget to ask for a room with a vaulted ceiling. Hey, its' not the Ritz, but all things considered, it's a quality bargain buy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A "B" for Effort"
I have to be honest; I read others reviews and I was prepared to be dissapointed but I will admit that the level of condition, cleanliness, and service was better than I had expected. I wasn't sure how things were going to go because when I arrived, the staff almost checked me in under someone else's name...that could have gone many ways south but the […] confusion was resolved with the help of my printed confirmation page, ID and a credit card. The staff made accomodations of my request for a downstairs room since my g.f. was on crutches but I had to reconfirm my request (made during booking online) in person because we were originally booked for an upstairs room. By now, some people would have bursted their bubble but I have more patience than most and the staff was being quite curteous. The room was clean, contained no funny odor and the bathroom had been rennovated. New flooring and sink added a classier touch to most of the basic decor you normally see. The bed was comfy and it was relatively quite during our stay. I think it's time to update their televisions to flatscreens and consider a/c in the room, but I've noticed many Monterey hotel rooms don't have a/c. I was slightly dissapointed with the "fireplace" because it was really just an electric heater with a light but we made due. I would stay here again because the service was above average and the location is convenient. But it won't be because of the "fireplace" selling point. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice large room. Unusual wash basin. Stairs were a bit difficult for bringing suitcases into the room. Overall a good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"clean hotel great location"
The hotel was very nice. The hotel manager was very accommodating. It's a mile or a little more down to the ocean & Fisherman's Wharf. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and Cozy on a Budget"
We enjoyed our stay at the Vagabond Inn. The service was efficient and friendly. The room was big and had high, beamed ceilings. We especially loved the gas fireplace! It's clearly an older facility--dated linoleum, a bit of peeling paint--but a good value while we were in town for the Monterey Jazz Festival. Easy access to fairgrounds, downtown, and […] Highway 1 (plus breakfast/coffee places within walking distance). We only wished it had a pool! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely people, massive clean room!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room OK for a night where we needed it for sleep and location. Rooms big. Breakfast skimpy but ok: banana, granola bars, coffee, packaged pastries. Bed fine. No ac but had fan (was placed above small corner table) on and window open. Safe neighborhood. We could walk to Denny's and the wharf. Paid 150 for night, most everything else was more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near beach- not worth the horrible condition"
I have never penned a hotel review but I feel compelled to spare other travelers of our horrible experience here. I booked this room several weeks in advance for a girlfriend's wedding in Monterey CA. and still had to ask for a down stairs room-manager seem put out by this. When we entered, we noticed the room did not look nice or updated. It had an […] "old" smell to it. Several things were a problem: SAFTEY- the main window did not have an adequate secondary lock-the front door's privacy lock was broken (the metal lever lock on the top part of the door)-the toilet rocked on it's mount-unnerving. CONVENIENCE- no working air conditioner-it made noise but did not blow air-the ceiling fan did not work and the pull chain was extremely short-(we did get a standing fan when we said something)-the t.v was old-the phones did not work-we had to ask for a 'clean up/do not disturb' sign one was not provided- DECOR-the walls had unpainted spackle patches-the carpets smelled stale and were not clean in the corners of the room-only one small cabinet for clothing storage for two people-microwave was just stacked on the refrigerator and looked unstable-only one window had a sheer drapery and the other one did not! (we could not open the window curtains without people looking directly at us! When I mentioned some of these things to the manager he seemed less than interested in making it right. When I asked about the continental breakfast, the manager said, 'It was nothing special' He was RIGHT! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice basic stay"
We liked the room the fireplace was a nice touch. The front desk was nice and helpful. It is a very limited breakfast, was the only thing that was under par.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Monterrey semi bargain"
The room came equipped with a gas fireplace and the pilot light was a distraction. The motel was well located to Highway 1 and as I was visiting friends in Carmel, Carmel was only 5 minutes away. Some of the staff were knowledgeable about the area, others were not. Provided breakfast was adequate.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was nicer than I had anticipated! My guy and I were in Monterrey for a concert and beach time, it was minutes away from Cannery Row and Monterey Fairgrounds. I will definitely recommend to stay here; cheap and convenient. The room we stayed in looked like it just got some new upgradesand a fireplace! Loved it. The only bummer was breakfast, […] just Coffee and prepackaged pastries... There is a Denny's and a cute little cafe down the street. Overall was very pleased with my stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for money"
Hotel was excellent for a average hotel the room was clean and comfortable, pillows a little hard but we just came from San Fran 2 star and paid a fortune for a dirty dog box. Great location 10 min walk to the wharf.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I needed a room last minute and this was the last resort. If I knew it was going to be this bad I would've slept in my jeep. Staff was rude and the room was filthy. There were dirty cups scattered around the room from the previous occupant and hair around the toilet and shower. Never again will I stay at a vagabond. Absolutely disgusting.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Worst Customer Service"
The customer service was terrible at the front desk. The one receptionist was so rude to an older couple because the inquired on some extra hot water bec the pot was empty and he replied beakfast is over its 10am when in fact it was not they actually had 10 extra mins. He refused to provide any help and talk on the phone to a friends as customer were […] waiting in line including myself. The room was neat but had a really foul smell. I rather paid extra to be some place else, one of the wirst experuences was at this place. There are better places to stay if you can so your research. I sure wish my husband and I had. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable, Comfortable, and Clean"
We were very pleased to make a reservation here at the last minute. It is a quick trip to the movie theater, historic downtown, and Fisherman's Wharf. The room was infinitely comfortable, clean, and attractive. The staff was friendly and helpful. This will be our new place to stop over in beautiful Monterey!Genuine Expedia guest review
It was what we needed at the very last minute.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was good fireplace didn't work and no maintenance person around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
I paid $200.00 for a room. The entry light did not work, there was no art on the wall. Nothing special about he room. Nothing special about he bathroom..The continental breakfast was a joke. The people were nice and welcoming, I just don't want to spend that kind of money and get just a room!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty nice place"
Architecturally not your usual motel, pretty interesting. Comfortable bed, clean room, no issues. Good location. Recommend the tapas bar at the bottom of the hill (in a hotel)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Far from Downtown"
I expected more value for the high cost of a room at this hotel. The mattresses were worn, there is no separate are to eat the continental breakfast, parking is very tight.Genuine Expedia guest review
"worked well for us"
We got this hotel at the last minute. We were happy with the features. The only problem is that they don't start breakfast until 8 a.m.!! We had to get on the road at 7 and when we asked even for coffee they said that was not possible. Most hotels start breakfast at 6 a.m. so this was quite a departure from the norm. But nice, comfortable room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very dated and only had a space heater. Did have a fire place although did not warm up the room. I wouldn't stay there a second time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good hotel, clean other than the towels."
The hotel is in a good location. Near fisherman's wharf. The room was decent, comfortable. Quiet. Spacious. Fireplace. it was clean. the bedding was clean. I liked that is had a microwave, decent closet. But the towels were not clean. One towel had brown spots all over it and mascara. Another towel had a red streak. Continental breakfast is only fruit, […] packaged pastries, and coffee. Good for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Reasonably priced, clean and close to shops"
It was close enough to shopping, etc. and met our basic lodging needs for a 1-night stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly staff. Room had all the basics. Visible dirt in bathroom. Continental breakfast was nonexistent. OK for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK hotel in hotel row"
Room was OK. The sheer curtains were torn and needed replacing. The gas fire place was nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and Comfortable"
No curtain on window at end of building, 2nd floor. Otherwise pleasant and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good base for seeing the sights"
I stayed in a king bed+fireplace room. The room had a bit of wear, but it seems like they're in the process of renovating (the linoleum in the bathroom was new). The room had a small private balcony, but no view except of the adjacent building. The gas fireplace works, but is on a timer that sounds like a wind-up toy, which I would guess might impact […] the romantic effect. The area around the hotel is downtown Monterey, which has a number of nice-looking restaurants and bakeries (which you will need if you want more than a pre-packaged danish and coffee from the hotel). It is a mile or more from the Fisherman's Wharf and the Aquarium, but it's an easy drive and easy parking if you don't want to walk. Overall, a good deal for a good location, just don't expect the Ritz. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant surprise: nice room with nice amenities."
I booked this motel the day before I arrived -- based on it being the least expensive one still available (and not having recent really bad reviews). So I didn't expect much -- just a basic lower-end motel. So when I walked into my room, I was pleasantly surprised to see a large room, with King-Sized bed, a fireplace, vaulted wood-covered ceiling, a […] desk with 2 chairs, a couch (probably a convertible for extra guests), a microwave over a small fridge, the customary coffee maker and two closets. Oh, and the sink separate/outside the bathroom (tub with shower and toilet). Breakfast was quite basic: coffee, hot water for tea, some fruit bars and packaged puns from Costco; but also bananas and apples. There were some cosmetic issues which I considered minor. I'm told the motel has been undergoing numerous small renovations; and that a big one is planned during the Fall. I suspect the last-minute price of the room was significantly reduced from its normal price, so maybe someone paying more will feel like they got what they paid for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the price."
Overall the room was fine but the two chairs in the room were ready to collapse. Could not sit in them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and close to everything"
Can't beat this place for the price. It was clean, the staff was friendly, and it was quiet! Just right for a tired traveler.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Met the need re. pleasant lodging/catching up..."
Just fine - the stay met the need for rest and catch up with some office-type work though no on-site printer...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Munras Inn I'm so happy to hear that during your stay with us allowed you to catch up on some rest. I know, we do not have a business center, but it is a good idea. Possibly in the future? Thank you for that idea, and again thank you kindly for this review. Sindy Buentello GM
"Clean hotel. Great guest service"
We came here on a road trip through California . Excellent service from the front desk. They helped us find some of the good spots to check out in Monterey. Helped us find cabs etc. would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Munras Inn Thank you kindly for your review. It brings me such pleasure to know that you were treated well by my staff. We are always willing to help, be kind and be courteous. If you come back to California, please come back and pay us a visit. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review.
For the price and short stay, room was decent and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Munras Inn I appreciate this short and sweet review. I wish you could have stayed a bit longer with us, we would be able to direct you to some sight seeing such as Monterey Bay Aquarium, Old Fisherman's Wharf, 17 Mile Dr. and some fine dining. There is so much to do in Monterey. Again, thank you kindly for your time in writing us this review.
Just to be accurate: there is no continental breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Munras Inn Our property offers our guests a continental breakfast from 8:00 am until 10:00am. We offer fresh danishes, fresh fruit, granola bars, coffee, hot chocolate and tea. We are in the process of expanding our breakfast choices, but as the new General Manager at Vagabond Inn, it is taking me some time to get these items in place. Thank you kindly for taking the time to write our hotel this review.
"Amazing discount deal."
This isn't some sort of paradise with people waiting on you hand and foot, but the manager dragged herself out of bed in the middle of the night to let us in, was polite and gracious, the room was clean and comfortable, and it may have been the most casual, convenient overnight stay I have ever had in a vacation town.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Munras Inn Well I would like to personally thank you for this wonderful review! I am the new General Manager at Vagabond Inn in Monterey, and I am doing my best to take care of all of my guests needs. So, it was my pleasure to attend to all your registration needs. Please come back and see us soon. Thank you again, for this fantastic 4 star review.
"Clean nice employees"
Room was clean, shower didn't work well, No A/C hot and muggy, after I showered then used fan to be covered with dust, bed was comfy...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Munras Inn Dave, thank you kindly for taking the time to write us this review. Yes, the temperature was unusually high for us in Monterey over the 4th of July weekend. I'm sorry we weren't better prepared for the hot weather. However, after reading your review, I now know what I need to pay close attention to. I am glad you were greeted with a clean nice room and friendly staff. Thank you again for taking the time.
"A little run-down, but comfortable"
This hotel is not near the water. All activities are far away so you need a car. Breakfast consists of prepackaged Danishes, Costco granola bars and fresh fruit. Coffee is available with powder creamer. Shower had some mildew, shower head was coming out of it's attachment. Bathroom door handle fell off, but hotel promptly repaired. Carpet had stains. […] Room was warm with no AC, but there was a heat wave in Ca. Bed was comfy. Our room at the back was quiet and away from traffic. Cindy in the office was very friendly. No pool. Wifi access available but slow. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Munras Inn Gina, I thank you kindly for taking the time to write us this review. I remember checking you in, and I do apologize for the inconveniences during your stay. I wish you would have mentioned any of these things, I would have taken care of them immediately for you. Normally, it is an average temperature of 65 degrees in Monterey. We definitely had some unusually warm weather during your stay. I am working hard on taking care of some of the maintenance issues. I just hired a new maintenance person, so we are on our way to much better prepared rooms so this doesn't happen again. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review.
Motel was definitely dated and need updating. The room was large, but they were having trouble with the Internet provider for the weekend and there was little sporadic service. Their idea of a free breakfast is bad coffee, prepackaged Danish and fruit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Munras Inn Steve, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write us this review. Update: Being the new General Manager at Vagabond Inn Monterey, I have been working overtime to get some things into pace, including Wi-Fi, breakfast and service. Wi-Fi is now fully operable, I am still working on the breakfast, and the service...well ...that should always be, and will remain to be my priority. I'm sorry you were not treated with your very best customer service. Another area I will work harder on with my staff. Thank you for taking the time. Sindy Buentello General Manager
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