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Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Ranked #11 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“So so room”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We got a discount via Living Social: $220 for one person, two nights; regular rate would have been $352. I stayed in Room 107 which had old, noisy heat that didn't work. The door sticks. Feather pillows are provided; if you want polyester, you must ask for them. They also provide robes, but again, you must ask for them.
Room 107 is on a corner and there is noise from the parking occasionally at night and early in the morning when the staff arrives.
Spano Spa is part of the motel. Had a nice Sweedish massage with Amy, $70 which included a $30 discount from Living Social.

Room Tip: The quietest rooms would be upstairs on the corners, e.g. 286 - Queen, 291 - Queen, 256 - Queen, 257...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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sabrinajs, Manager at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Thank you for staying with us last year, and for taking advantage of our $99 Living Social special. That was truly a great value with the spa credit. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Sano Spa, and I hope that you were able to enjoy our Spanish tapas restaurant Esteban as well. Regarding your room I am very sorry to hear that you experienced some noise both from outside the room and from the heater. Thank you for letting us know of these issues now, though I wish that we could have had the opportunity to address them for you during your stay. The room type that you stayed in is our Cozy Queen room, which is most economical and also our smallest room type. We also have a number of other room types, which are more spacious than the cozy queen. We would love to have you back to stay with us again, and would be happy to personally recommend a room type and location for you based on your feedback. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,

Sabrina Siino
Front Office Manager
ssiino@larkspurhotels.com
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

If you are deaf or nearly deaf, then you will not have a problem. If your hearing is other then the above, then good luck. The walls are paper thin; hopefully, the person next door to you will not wake up at 3:30am to make phone calls (like he did with me) because it will sound like he is sitting on your bed. Likewise for the people walking above you if you are unfortunate enough to be on the first floor. The room is small and the heater is noisy. There is nothing here that warrants upwards of $300 per night.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I have stayed here before, so chose to return with my two kids (11, 7) and two of their friends (same age). Granted that was moderately insane, but there you go. They were very nice, put a roll away in the room for free.... We were on the lower level. When people above us walked in their room, is was pretty loud. When people walked by outside, which they obviously did with some frequency, it was quite loud....

The walls seem paper thin - and we had the misfortune of being close to the ice machine.... heard every ice cube drop in to each bucket - because we were there with fabulous weather, lots of people were getting ice.

That said, the people at the front desk were lovely - and breakfast was fantastic. We were able to sit out in the sun - the fruit at the buffet was fresh and the prepared entrees were delicious. The kids loved the French toast (they have a kids menu) and the huevos rancheros were spectacular.

However, one goes (or I go) to a hotel hoping for good sleep - and I did not sleep well - the rollaway bed was not comfortable, but they never are, and I don't ding the hotel for that - plus they threw it in for free....

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room so you don't have to hear all the passers by
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Some hotels simply say they address all your needs, some say let me know if you need anything else. Well at Casa Munras you truly want for nothing!
The staff always seemed to be one step ahead of me, anticipating my needs. The staff was genuine, friendly and attentive!
Esteban restaurant was a wonderful experience. Relaxing in the fresh air by a fire pit was enhanced by the chef’s recommendation of a perfect wine. He even took the time to engage in some conversation every night.
They made me feel like a person remembering my name and interests from previous conversations.
Look forward to my return

Room Tip: the concierge rooms are a real treat. great tub and shower!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This place's location is very convenient, close to everything in Monterey and about 10 minutes away from Carmel ca. Very friendly service, rooms are also well cleaned. Unfortunately, the day we got there was raining so we decided not to give it a try to the heated pool. Will be staying there next time we're in the Monterey area.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed here March of 2011 on a trip with my parents. This is a great hotel with so much charm and attention to detail. I loved the grounds with all the flowers, our room was so nice and inviting. Free wi-fi, great beds, our room had a flat screen TV with a DVD player, I can't say enough good things about it. We had breakfast on site and it was great too. Check in and check out were easy and the staff was helpful and sweet.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Great welcome. Comfortable room with all the things in the right places-no more having to carry the coffee maker across the room to find a plug to fit it into.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Address: 700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110 (Formerly Casa Munras, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#10 Green Hotel in Monterey
#13 Family Hotel in Monterey
#22 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Authentic. Historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is located in the Old-Town heart of the picturesque coastal town of Monterey. True to its Spanish heritage, this hacienda-inspired hotel embraces its outdoor spaces while beckoning guests to the warm comforts of their living quarters. A short stroll to Historic Old Monterey or the world famous Fisherman's Wharf, Casa Munras Hotel & Spa is ideally located near many of the Central California region's most visited attractions - coastal California at its best. Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa strives to offer a personalized experience tailored to guest's individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and movie libraries, to a full service business center and a knowledgeable concierge program. Whether traveling on business or enjoying a well-deserved vacation, the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa offers a wide array of amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Guests can "sip, savor and share" Spanish-inspired tapas at the hotel's on-property restaurant, Estéban Restaurant. Serving traditional dishes with a pinch of adventure, Estéban Restaurant is the ideal place for a sit down dinner or socializing with friends. ... more   less 
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