Spindrift Inn

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

652 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States

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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 91% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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Spindrift inn, Monterey on...

by normar

Spindrift inn, Monterey on Cannery road
They were remoldeling. We received a discount at the time. Friendly, excellent rooms and service.

plan a day,and do it all

by cheydakiss

Cannery row,lined with great place to eat,wonderful things to see,a gallery here and there,and the Aquirium,which has a wonderful outside sitting area,to watch the otters play.then as all do,take the 17 miles drive,and do stop in Carmel,more wonderful venue's,here you can either head out to Big Sur,a lovely 22 miles, highway 1 drive,heading south from Carmel Highlands,or approx 2 hrs, heading north,to San Francisco.When staying on Cannery Row,I always stay at the Spindrift Inn,charming rooms,with either ocean view or a view of Cannery Row itself.

Cannery Row's Beaches

by Ewingjr98

San Carlos Beach is Monterey's second largest beach and is the biggest scuba diving area in town. The park boasts a large grassy area, many benches overlooking the water, a few sculptures, and some informative signs about the local wildlife. The Monterey Bay Coastal Trail also passes through this location. During the day, especially on weekends, it is common to see divers assembling their gear on the lawn, waddling down to the beach, or swimming out along the pier. At least 150 sparking spaces are available in the San Carlos Beach lot and the Coast Guard Pier lot.

McAbee Beach along Cannery Row is just a tiny stretch of sand with many tourists, kayakers, and occasional scuba divers. It is located in the heart of Cannery Row surrounded by fancy hotels & expensive restaurants. At high tide, the beach all but disappears. Facing the water, on your left is 700 Cannery Row (Sly McFly's, Fish Hopper, and about 30 little shops), to the right is El Torito Mexican Restaurant, and along the stretch of the beach you'll find the Spindrift Inn hotel and a few more restaurants & shops at Steinbeck Plaza Two. To the left of Steinbeck Two, is a small park overlooking the beach, and between El Torito and the Spindrift is a big abandoned lot that is fenced off and full of bums at night. This area was first settled in the 1850s by Chinese fishermen. In the late 1800s, whales were killed and towed to the beach to be butchered.

The last beach along Cannery Row is called Aeneas Beach, or to the locals: Hidden Beach. It is located down a staircase next to the Monterey Plaza Hotel at the base of Dickman Street. This is a popular place to kayak and scuba dive. I spend more time here than anywhere else along Cannery Row, especially to take photos of the moon rising over the bay. Though the area is very built up with hotels and old canneries, it is always quiet.

Oh so wonderful and the view is breathtaking!

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I spent four days in March at the Spindrift Inn. I cannot tell you how romantic and relaxing it was to open our windows at night and hear the ocean. This hotel is literally ON the beach, it couldn't get any closer. The staff was great and the ambiance was just terrific. If you are into historic buildings with the quirks that come with them, you will love it. We stayed on the fourth floor, the room was great and the bed was to die for! We travel often and we don't ever go cheap, and this is definately one we will return to. The aquarium is just a couple of blocks away. My hubby took a morning jog on a beautiful trail and every morning he saw plenty of sea lions. The restaurants are all very close. The best part of Monterey is that you don't need a week to feel like you have done it all, if you only have a few days then this is the one for you!!!!

very disapointing!!!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We were on a california tour and heard so many positive things about monterey ... finally we decided to stay in monterey after a lovely weekend in San francisco and a night at halfmoon bay.

We choose the spindrift inn after reading the reviews, though it looked a little bit shabby on the pictures. we paid 279 $ for ocean view room which was very small (with a horrible baldaquin bed), old furnished and had very disgusting fire smell the whole night!!! (we didn't have open fire) Breakfast was free but not good at all. Conclusion: totally overpriced!! for that location. In san francisco we paid 200$ for a new 4star design hotel on union square!

Cannery row is sooooo terribly touristic and kitschy with bad restaurants and cheap boutiques. We were so happy to leave!!!

We will never never stay again

A wonderful place to stay

by A TripAdvisor Member

We drove down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey after four nights in the "City on the Bay." The Spindrift was easy to find and sits right on the beach, a short walk to the Aquarium and with many restaurants and shops all around it. We found a used book store three blocks away and went there twice in our three-day stay.

The room was beautiful, with a balcony over the street that wrapped around to the side so we could walk over and look at the ocean. There were two French doors, a gas-started fireplace and free firewood, a feather bed, DVD's and Videos to rent near our room, and a free breakfast delivered to our room every morning. In the afternoon, wine and cheeses were served in the small lobby.

There was valet parking but they always got our car very quickly when we wanted to take it out.

The staff was friendly and helpful. Aquarium tickets bought at certain hotels, including this one, cost the same as at the Aquarium but are good for two consecutive days instead of just one.

The Spindrift also has a rooftop garden that overlooks the ocean.

This is a great location. We walked to the Coast Guard Pier to see the sea lions and on down to Fisherman's Wharf. The beaches aren't wide here but the views are magnificent.

The little town of Pacific Grove begins a few blocks from the hotel and the drive along that shoreline, up to Point Pinos (where there are beautiful sunsets) is free. You can then go through one of the "gates" to start the 17-mile drive which costs $8.50 a car. We enjoyed that and went it even took us through Pebble Beach Country Club. Along the drive, we saw a lot of beautiful rocky coast. They give you a brochure at the "gate" with the scenic stops marked. We then got back on Highway 1 and went into Carmel, which is beautiful and very upscale. The three towns, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel are very close together and a short drive gets you to any one of them

It's about 30 minutes from the Spindrift to Salinas to see the Steinbeck Museum. The roads took us through wooded areas as well as picturesque artichoke and lettuce farms. The scenery is beautiful.

The Spin Drift is definitely a place I would return to and can recommend.

Not bad for the price

by A TripAdvisor Member

Very good price - I think I paid $119. It's older - wood floors. The bathroom is gross tho.
there's a fireplace in each room. but the only thing is - I had a heavy firewood burning smell in my room and I smelled like it the next day. Stay at the Plaza.

Atmospheric, well appointed hotel

by TripAdvisor Member LouiseB

Lovely hotel with welcoming, helpful staff. Appreciated the afternoon wine and cheese and breakfast in bed. Our room was lovely but check the size of the bed, ours was tiny (we are not overweight or particularly tall!). The sauna in the bathroom and the verandah overlooking Cannery Row were pleasant additions. Highly recommended.

We were lucky

by TripAdvisor Member wmccfp

Thanks to previous reviews we made sure we got an oceanside room...our room was well appointed with a very nice fireplace...our view was excellent...we enjoyed our two night stay but it was not without some interesting moments...we forgot to order our breakfat the night before and called room service at 6:30AM to order the standard continental breakfast....we did not recieve it until 8:30 and four additional calls...each day when we went to the lobby there were other guests complaining to management about the noise on the street side rooms...we never heard anything but could easily understand their point as Cannery Row can be active and loud in the evening...there is only one elevator in the building and it can be very slow...while the front desk personnel were very polite and attempted to be helpful they were often stymied by poor managment practices...we had a late checkout (3PM) and called down twenty minutes earlier for a bellman and to order our car from valet parking...we ended up bringing our own bags down when no one showed...the shift supervisor ended up having to go get our car for us...just as we were leaving three employees who were the bell staff walked back ino the hotel obviously just back from their break...why all 3 should go at the same time is beyond me...we knew going in what the issues at Spindrift might be and weren't surprised...we enjoyed our stay because the ambiance of our room and the fireplace were exactly what we wanted... we found the staff shortcomings amusing where others might be irritated...would recommend Spindrift to those who can get an oceanview room and have some patience with less than great staff


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Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States