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Villa Franca Inn

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

Thank EvaMaria W
Medford, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Anon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank 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...

Thank 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
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a car and dropped by for a couple of days. Our first stay at an American motel. Our room was roomy with a large double bed and a private bathroom. Luxurious with all basic amenities required. Truly a 5 star version of a 2 star hotel. Our room was on the ground floor with an electric fireplace. The...

Thank Tee S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

When seeking a comfortable stay in a good location in Monterey this is the place to choose. Bigger establishments may have different features and a higher price. Here we received a genuinely friendly welcome. Despite coming early, a room was made available, we were offered helpful tips which led us to the best ways to explore and enjoy Monterey. We...

Thank Colin G
Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Booked this motel after reading 20 positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Our unit was roomy with separate bathroom, closet, windows, & even a fire place Everything worked in this unit- hair dryer, every light & every appliance. It was extremely clean. The manager was checking rooms prior to rental during our visit. The bedroom was carpeted & the bathroom tiled...

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Cory G, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad you were happy with our accommodations, attention to detail and the breakfast we provided. While we discontinued the breakfast, we still do provide our famous homemade muffins to our guests upon arrival. We hope to see you again when you return to Monterey.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM371 - RM1,955 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 754tees, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“End rooms closest to street can have traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles travellerJ7581QS, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Recommend second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles LuvtoGo_13, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not Rooms 1 & 2 as dark”
 of 5 bubbles eve605, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room #15 is very quite and cozy, Room #5 has an electric fireplace and a huge bed”
 of 5 bubbles 647seungheek, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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