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Villa Franca Inn

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#28 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 8 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...

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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 15 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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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable value. My boyfriend and I decided to go on a trip to Monterey but we didn't want to spend a whole lot a money on hotel. We wanted to spend it on entertainment instead. The hotel presentation was very good and the rooms were very clean and presentable. Only drawback is that it is near traffic so if you...

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you appreciated our prices, cleanliness and presentation. We are currently working to make the rooms more soundproof and already have a contractor working on it. Thank you for choosing Villafranca Inn and we look forward to seeing you again.

Monterey, California
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We booked for one night and were assured by Dakota, the receptionist that we could book for more nights the next morning if we wanted to extend our stay. We rebooked for another 2 nights the next morning at 9.30am, paying Dakota. We went off and were away until about 5.30pm and were confronted by Cory, the manager, who said...

1Thank jaked0g5
Cory G, Manager at Villa Franca Inn, responded to this review

Dakota did make a serious error and was counseled about it, and the Manager did apologize several times. Your response of foul language, yelling and physically assaulting the Manager would not be tolerated at ANY establishment. Additionally, you did not pay for an additional two nights. You paid for an additional one night and you were given a refund (As...

Canakkale, Turkey
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel room is confortable. Queen beds are soft. Bathroom needs some improvement, but generally ok. Staff is friendly. We had a problem with the booking. But they solved the problem. Free car park is available. It is near to the city center. Walking distance.

1Thank ZeynepAksuGlass
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Recently stayed at this charming hotel in downtown Monterey. Came highly recommened by a friend and they were'nt wrong! Beautiful place.Corey the manager was extremely helpful, very friendly. great deal too. Within walking distance to the fishermans wharf, close to the aquarium and surrounded by great little restaurants. i am definitely staying here next time i'm in town.

1Thank ciro g

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $94 - $720 (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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