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Villa Franca Inn

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#30 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is simple, nothing flash, but it's clean, convenient and the staff are friendly and helpful. It is quite noisy with the road nearby so I would recommend earplugs but I would recommend the hotel based on price, staff, cleanliness and location.

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Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stayed for 1 night at this hotel, but we liked it a lot because how we were treated and because it was great value for our money. The rooms are small, but clean and efficient. But what we liked most was all the recommendations that we got from the staff, and that no matter what we asked for...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little motel. Clean updated interior. Super friendly Dakota checked us in. Perfect overnight stay booked the same day. Close to restaurants on foot. Excellent dining and sight seeing advice from staff too.

Thank Suzanne W
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is in a good location where you can easily walk to downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf, and it is easy driving distance to the 17 Mile Drive, Cannery Row and even Carmel. For a motel, the room was clean and spacious, with plenty of toiletries and even a fireplace with a complementary log! They don't serve breakfast but...

1Thank EvaMaria W
Medford, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was in town for a High School MTB event. Based on good location and reviews and the fact that everything in this area is very expensive, I gave this place a shot. We were given a room on the ground level and parking was easy. You could hear upstairs guests banging around. The room/bath was relatively clean, beds seemed...

Thank Sean S
Ridgefield, WA
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean, great service, good location, homemade muffins for free, free parking, Cory at the front desk went out of his way to accommodate us. Great value. We stayed twice, once on each direction of our trip.

1Thank Anon H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great hotel! Comfortable, great location, and wonderful staff. No breakfast, but freshly baked goods everyday and hot tea and coffee at the reception everyday! Delicious!!! Mke sure to try the banana muffin.

1Thank Penny_Lane80
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As our car broke down on our way to LA we had to stop unlikely in Monterey and were stuck here for two days. The Villa Franca Inn gave us exactly what we needed in this situation. A very helpful and kind staff tried to cheer us up and helped where they could. The rooms are quiet lovely and very...

1Thank Ottibueb
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Although this is older property, someone put a lot of money in upgrades and maintenance. Greeted at the front desk by a very nice young lady. All their office paperwork was pre-printed for our arrival. Upon check in we were offered homemade muffins and also complimentary discount cards to several locations on the wharf. Our room was upstairs with a...

1Thank sewkitty
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great little place for a night or two. Fireplace in room, very cool. Close to the marina and downtown. Quiet sleep beach town vibe. I would definitely go back. It was cold at night and needed the heater.

Thank Marc M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an independently owned, 15 room inn. We have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, TV's, clock radios and hair dryers in each room. Our free WI-FI is a commercial grade quality. Free parking is included Check in is from 3-9 pm and check out is 11 am. We're 4 blocks from downtown and 9 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. We can order 2-dayAquarium tickets for you online with a valid credit card. For a bit of hominess, come stay with us!. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Franca Inn

Address: 900 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly El Dorado Inn)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: RM418 - RM2,412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Franca Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#13 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
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“Ground floors have an electric fireplace while first floor rooms have wood ones”
754tees, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“End rooms closest to street can have traffic noise.”
travellerJ7581QS, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend second floor room.”
LuvtoGo_13, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not Rooms 1 & 2 as dark”
eve605, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room #15 is very quite and cozy, Room #5 has an electric fireplace and a huge bed”
647seungheek, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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