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Newark, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Adorable little resort in Capitola overlooking Monterey Bay. Billed as "Bed and Breakfast", but really just a continental breakfast brought to your room, nothing fancy. Most rooms are in a main house but all with private entrances, no common areas except for outdoor gardens. Could hear voices from other rooms in the evenings but did not keep us from sleeping....

Thank larryrose2000
Fresno, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so perfect. My friend and I needed to get away and boy did we. Tub was great weatherand location We will be back for sure. Oh yeah the spinning chair was a bonus and did I mention the tub built for two??? Lol

Thank whodat22559
Carmel, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Monarch Cove Inn to be the perfect place for our two nights in the area. We are not B&B people but this somehow skipped those trappings - mainly that breakfast was delivered to our room, and it was beyond generous - in fact we did not finish it either morning. Our room - Lilac - had a...

Thank phh26541
Foster City, California, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented the Holiday House Cottage since we had a dog with us; it was a comfortable, private place to stay with a little kitchen, fenced in yard and deck with parking right next door. We have stayed in other rooms in the Inn, all very nice, but dogs are only allowed in the two cottages. The staff was very...

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Alamo, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps considered one of the standard rooms, the Victorian Room is a superb option here. It has a terrific view, electric fireplace, sitting deck outside the entry door, super soft queen bed, good bathroom. Most amenities except bathrobes. I recommend the 'romance' option which included a beautiful rose arrangement, box of chocolates and rose petals scattered on the bed. My...

Thank NeedaVacation002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so nice. Staff was excellent and the rooms are gorgeous. The weather was great and it couldn't of been more perfect. I had never stayed at a B&B but this pretty much set the bar very high. Way better then a cheap motel. Spend the extra $ and live it up for once. We will definitely be coming...

Thank Jody B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Perfect place for a weekend get away, quiet area, close to Capitola Village for a quick dinner lunch etc... Staff were friendly parking was not an issue and the grounds are beautiful. We had the Lilac Room with ocean view, the room was cozy and perfect!

Thank Pamela B
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Location of the property could not be nicer. It is set on a hillside cliff overlooking the Monterey Bay. The view is outstanding. Unfortunately, the interior of the property has not been well-kept. We experienced three different rooms. The ocean mist, Ocean view, and the Victorian room. The ocean mist was the nicest room with a full window facing the...

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The ocean mist room had great views and had a private feel. The artwork had an archaic vibe along with the curtains in the main room. It was fun to explore the neighborhoods around to see some fun yard art.

Thank Nina C
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I took my parents on a weekend getaway for my mom's birthday on New year's eve. My dad and I spent about 5 hours looking online for a place to stay but as you can imagine, almost everywhere we found were booked. Then I happened to find Monarch Cove Inn. It was exactly the type of place we were looking...

Thank Jake S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monarch Cove Inn is located on historic Depot Hill in Capitola, California. Poised on an ocean cliff, the Monarch Cove Inn looks out onto the breathtaking curve of Monterey Bay. Accommodations are intimately nestled among flower filled gardens and a monarch butterfly habitat. Enjoy a memorable stay on our 2.5 acre estate with uniquely appointed Victorian guestrooms and cottages, which are a thoughtful blend of yesterday and today. We are conveniently located within walking distance to Capitola Village. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach. Breakfast is served to your room daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monarch Cove Inn

Address: 620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA 95010
Region: United States > California > Capitola
Price Range: $181 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monarch Cove Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Victorian room is perfect for two people with cute breakfast nook and large bathroom. Ground floor with shared deck and beautiful view.”
  • Breakfast in the Victorian Room
 of 5 bubbles larryrose2000, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are very good, cottages have lots of privacy and nice views of woods”
 of 5 bubbles Janet/George, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Butterfly Room gets a bit of noise from the guests on other sides and through the heating vent.”
 of 5 bubbles scotbet, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every room is unique with different amenities. Contact the hotel for a personal recommendation.”
 of 5 bubbles JesJ850, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“best view thanks”
 of 5 bubbles ibrosset, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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