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Vacaville, California
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I am a fan of small, inexpensive hotels. If you're not, this might not be for you. The rooms are very clean and the view is decent. But the best part is it is one block up from Cannery Row. I was able to walk just a block to get to all my favorite restaurants and shops. There was a...

3Thank nancye01
San Jose, California
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This property is right in the middle of the Cannery Row area, about 2 blocks up from the shore. I was in Monterey for a conference at the Monterey Plaza hotel, which charged nearly 5 times more for a room. The Otter Inn was only a quick 3 block walk to my conference, and was actually closer to most of...

1Thank Tisa P
Aptos, California
Reviewed 4 November 2011

This is your "basic motel" but the location is the best. You can walk to everything in Cannery Row. Staff lets you park before and well after check in and leave time. Rooms are clean and most have ocean views. Some with fireplace. We always stop here when we are in Monterey. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Seacliff23
Reviewed 26 October 2011

We received a decent rate to stay at the Otter Inn for a wedding in October and were underwhelmed by the property. Fortunately, the hotel was right on the waterfront and close to all the touristy attractions in Monterey. Not my first choice, but was decent. The decor was incredibly outdated and dark, the bed old and squeaky. However, the...

1Thank kctravel
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 25 October 2011

My teens and I loved this place! It is not right on the water but it is close. Just a short couple blocks to the water, super easy to walk to cannery row. The Monteray Bay Aquarium is at the end of cannery row and worth a look. This hotel is close enough that at dinner on cannery row I...

1Thank Momwith2teens
Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 13 October 2011

We returned to Monterey to hit the aquarium and see the great white. We loved the location and the cute outside of the hotel the first time we were there, and we were not disappointed with our stay. We arrived VERY early (about noon) and our room was not ready for check-in yet -- completely understandable. The man at the...

Thank darlene l
Halifax, NS
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed at the Otter Inn on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway. We had booked online and the price was high, but availability was very limited in and around Monterey as it was car auction/show week when we were there. We also wanted to be close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The hotel is within walking distance which...

Thank wspears
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 September 2011

It isn't the top of the line as far as hotels go but we were happy with our experience here. The room was clean and inviting. We didn't know about the welcome basket so we were delighted to get the extras. There were some extra prepackaged bath product freebies (they looked like someone put them in the rooms in addition...

Thank 60795HappyCamper16
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 September 2011

My husband and I had a terrible experience when we booked in this hotel. Not only it looked like a mausoleum but the front desk/manager was way too rude. When we checked-in on September 4, 2011, Sunday, we thought that everything was okay. The manager (which by the way didn’t mention her name) said that our room was ready and...

6Thank Aouie
dslee, Guest Relations Manager at Otter Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear when any of our guests has a less than perfect experience at our establishment. The Guest came in around 2:30PM to check in, and their room was not ready yet. Our manager informed Guest that they were welcome to drop their bags off in the room while we prepare it. Earlier that morning other guests...

Reviewed 3 September 2011

We stayed three nights. A good location for Cannert Roe and the Aquarium. It was quite clean and the drapes were sufficient to keep out the light. However, there were night lights in the room that were like a spot light. We had choice of the night lights or the lights turned on. The last were awakened at 2:30 AM...

2Thank Fred1844

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Address: 571 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1426
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $134 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Otter Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“01 rooms are at the end of the walkway, so may get fewer other guests walking by the window”
 of 5 bubbles Jenny_in_Palo_Alto, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views face ocean. Elevators allow easy access to upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles alisonjh54, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the rooms on the upper floors better, just preference”
 of 5 bubbles jkitagawa777, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Location and helpful, friendly people.”
 of 5 bubbles fishfunsun, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you MUST stay here, as for a room with no connecting door to other room. But really, just don't stay here at all.”
  • when was this room last cleaned? the cobwebs were on the blanket!!! so dusty and gross
  • dirty towels
  • Dirty, dusty, cobwebs on wall, floor, and room blanket!!!
  • Spider in Bed-cobwebs all along bottom of blanket and nightstand
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaRose89, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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