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4.7 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

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 perks

This hotel features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. A garden and a safe deposit box are also provided.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

The 22 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and patios. Other amenities include fireplaces, premium bedding, and TVs with cable channels.

Standard, One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$150* Per night/room Mar 1 - Mar 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Merritt House Inn ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 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 Inn

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

May 18, 2016 by Merritt House Inn

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Merritt House Inn also features a garden, discounted use of a nearby fitness facility, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Limited free parking is available 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
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (5.3 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Merritt House Inn offers 22 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and safes. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Private patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM.
Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards not accepted

Hotel Names

  • Merritt House
  • Merritt House Inn
  • Merritt House Inn Monterey
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  • Merritt Inn
  • Merritt House Hotel Monterey
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  • Merritt House Inn Monterey
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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.
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