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4.8 out of 5

"no A/C. But on the peninsula I guess you really don't need it " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 23 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Colonial hotel near Fisherman's Wharf

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Monterey hotel, you'll find Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features self parking and a coffee shop. Guests will appreciate free perks like self-serve breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A garden and a safe deposit box are also provided.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$280* Per night/room Aug 22 - Aug 23

Premium Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Honeymoon Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard, One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Merritt House Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Merritt House Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Great!

Posted by , from Weaverville on Oct 11, 2021

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Oct 11, 2021 by Adam

Thank you for your feedback, Margaret! We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020

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Dec 14, 2020 by tanner

thank you

4 out of 5
no A/C. But on the peninsula I guess you really don't need it

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

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Sep 23, 2019 by jay

thank you for your review.

5 out of 5
Merritt House Inn has an incredible location in downtown Monterey. It's so close to so many convenient locations within walking distance. It certainly has a quaint charm (not dirty, not obsolete, genuinely invitingly charming like staying at a friends house...)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Jun 24, 2019 by Fran

Thank you so much for your review!

5 out of 5
Very nice, quite room. Great location near downtown.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019

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Mar 30, 2019 by fran

Thank you so much for your review!!

4 out of 5
Very nice. When we checked in the host was very hospitable and accommodating. Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night. We hadn't been to Monterey in quite a few years, and back then we stayed at the Merritt House. Wrote down the name to make sure wouldn't forget. We didn't, and stayed there last weekend.

Posted by , from Sacramento on Jul 24, 2018

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Jul 24, 2018 by fran

Thank you so much for your review.. and thank you for remembering us!!!

5 out of 5

Great stay in Monterey.

Pros: Nice hotel and great staff. Close to lots to see, eat, and do.
Location: Minutes walk to Fisherman's Wharf, lots of restaurants, The Crown and Anchor nearby was a favourite, Adventures by the sea is a great business as well
Staying in Monterey for a weekend wedding and picked Merritt House in for it's location and reviews.

Posted by , from Brights Grove, Ontario on May 25, 2017

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Jul 15, 2017 by Merritt House Inn

Thank you for staying with us. We hope that you consider us again for future stays in the Monterey area.

5 out of 5

Charming family operated hotel

Pros: The staff was great, and the room we had was very comfortable. They provide Duraflame logs for the fireplace in the room...romantic touch!
Cons: A larger eating area for the Continental breakfast....although I don't know how that could be done.
Location: Close to the Convention Center and the other large hotels, Fishermans Wharf, bike trail and center of town.
Wonderful place to stay close to Fisheman's Wharf and downtown area. A short drive to the Aquarium and Cannery Row. We were there after the 3 day Memorial Day Weekend and had the place to ourselves, almost. There are 25 or 26 rooms that are very comfortable with beautiful furnishings. Parking can be tight if they are full, but every room has 1 space alloted...just beware if you have a huge vehicle, there are a limited number of spaces where you can fit.

Posted by , from Walnut Creek , CA on Jun 5, 2016

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Jul 1, 2016 by Merritt House Inn

Thanks so much for your positive feedback and we are very glad to know you had a great experience!

5 out of 5

Close to beaches, wharf, and aquarium!

It was a really nice, older place, off the beaten path, but really close to all attractions (within walking distance for sure). The continental breakfast was excellent. The beds were really comfortable. Our room had a fireplace and a sky light. Decorations very cozy. I was very impressed and would definately go again.

Posted by , from California on May 16, 2016

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May 18, 2016 by Merritt House Inn

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/cafe on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Merritt House Hotel also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Colonial Monterey hotel is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Built in 1979
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Monterey Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Merritt House Hotel offers 22 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)). Business-friendly amenities include desk chairs along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Merritt House Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 15.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.