BEST WESTERN Hotel Beach Dunes Inn,  Marina

3.5/5  - based on 587 guest reviews.
3290 Dunes Road, 93933-2005, Marina, United States - See map
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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn! Monterey, CA hotels are surrounded by the best of California like golden beaches and great dining, and our Marina hotel staff goes above and beyond to make your stay pleasant. Are you looking for the best hotels near Monterey? Welcome to your home away from home. At our Marina hotel, guests are just a short drive from the best of the city. We're across the street from a state beach, and within a 10 minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and golf courses. As the closest Best Western to Laguna Seca Raceway, speed lovers especially enjoy staying at our property. Marina, CA hotels also boast the friendliest staff in California. California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is in the neighborhood, and our Marina hotel regularly hosts students, their families and visiting faculty and staff. Business travelers with Dynergy Power Plant in the nearby city also depend on us. The nearby Salinas Sports Complex hosts youth and adult soccer, baseball tournaments and other sporting events. Service men and women with the Naval Post Grad and Defense Language Institute in Monterey also regularly stay with us. From the Concours de Elegance car show to Pebble Beach, there's always something to do near our Marina hotel. Car and motorcycle races at Laguna Seca are always a blast, and the AT&T® Pro Am brings in fans from around the country. Whale watching, deep sea fishing and ocean diving are favorite water activities. Hang-gliding, exploring beaches, mountain biking and walking trails at the Wildlife Preserve are also options. Near our Marina hotel, guests can enjoy Fisherman's Wharf or the quaint town of Carmel while enjoying our affordable prices, the Salinas Air Show and Rodeo, and the Castroville Artichoke Festival. Cycling and running marathons like the Sea Otter Classic and Big Sur Marathon are popular. The Moto GB Superbike Annual Race is another favorite. Book your BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn room now.

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BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn,Marina
  • 4
    « Things would like to see changed »

    Would like too see breakfast served earlier in am so easier to get to job site on time due to traffic and location from hotel. Would like to have better water pressure and softer pillows. Everything else was good.

    5
    « Basic but great for the price. »

    Location is about 10 min drive from Monterey which is well worth it for the price differential. Clean room, comfy beds, very nice staff, great breakfast, coffee all day. Would definitely stay there again.

    2
    « ugly hotel »

    This is not a very cheap hotel, but it looks and feels like a super cheap motel. I was there for only one night, otherwise it would've been more annoying. Towels and sheets were not very clean, carpet was disgusting.

    4
    « Great view, lovely beachside hotel »

    The rooms are quite modern, stylish and comfortable. We booked a sea view room, which was amazing. Wi-Fi was a struggle in the room ( reception staff was very helpful) and there is a small business centre, so it was ok. The dining room looks great, good choice of food. The hotel charged extra for parking which was a surprise as we were hotel guests.

    1
    « Dr. »

    Stayed for 6 nights There're systematically removing all refrigerators and microwaves from rooms. They have made cuts to all there services, little to no shampoo and soap. I've stay primary at BW where ever I go, this one is the absolutely the worse one. I'm a diamond member, these rooms are not worth more than $50. per/night. The motel 6 is a large upgrade from this hotel. I've never seen a BW hotel actually downgrade there rooms but this one is. Never stay here again !!!!!!!!!!!!

    3
    « Basic hotel »

    Basic clean hotel. The room was big enough and clean. The bathroom was small but clean. No refrigerator. Free wifi and parking. They let us check out 45 minutes later. It's very close to highway 101, but the room was quite.

    4
    « Good value....if not for the stained sheets! »

    We secured our reservation through Hotwire late in the check in date and got an excellent $64 rate. Room and location were well worth it. Free internet worked well, large rooms, average breakfast (no bananas or granola). Upon leaving in the morning my wife noticed old stains on the sheets that should have been eliminated before using. We would return especially if going to the beach across the street

    4
    « Comfy and clean »

    I stay in Marina a lot for motorsports activities in this city and at Laguna Seca. I like the Best Western chain, so I tried this motel for the first time. I stayed in a 2 queen room. The room was clean and comfortable, with an easy chair, ottoman, and flat panel tv. There was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. The bathroom was clean and provisioned with plenty of towels. My room was quiet and I slept well. The free breakfast was ok with eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, bread, and juice. There weren't any lids for the coffee cups which prevented me from taking a fresh cup with me in the car on my departure. The soda machine was not working, but at least it didn't take my money.

    3
    « Day Trip »

    I needed a place to sleep for a night and this place due, it's a older place very close to the beach. The rooms are clean but could use a make over. You will need a car if you like to go to a restaurant or shopping, the only thing you can walk to is the ocean (which is a big plus). For being a Best Western I was expecting more. I don't know if I'll stay here again.

    5
    « Nice Beach Hotel »

    Will stay here again when in the Area, Nice Ocean views, close to freeway to get around the Monterey area and see all the great spots while still getting my work done. Marine is less busy than the downtown area and the night views of the peninsula are great.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay with beach access »

    Loved the hotel. It was less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. Midway between Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Salinas so was nice to not travel far for anything. Close to restaurants, shopping, and gas. Will definitely stay here again.

    1
    « The Bates Motel »

    Yuck. Stayed here to attend conference across the street at a very nice resort we couldn't afford and would not do so again. My room was clean, but furniture beat up & the window (on 1st floor facing parking lot) wouldn't lock or even close. I moved to another room. My colleague stayed in her assigned room until she turned on the shower next a.m. But no water came out of the faucet...only BUGS. The service she received was extremely sub-par in response to this problem, tho they eventually moved her to another room, too. To sum up: don't stay here.

    4
    « 10 Day driving trip, northern California »

    Needed location, price, features...this was closest to need. Old but maintained, beds touch soft. Desk chair in room shredded, otherwise decor fine. Old motor inn, no parking in middle so if inside room good chance you'll be doing stairs. Breakfast selection very good but so many tables crammed in room, butted together,can't get to chairs plus no privacy. Staff very nice. Only one vending machine...was broke. Great location.

    3
    « Great location, but not up to Best Western standards! »

    Our room(s) needed some attention from maintenance staff; the bathroom door hinges were really squeaky, the shower head needed some patching on the wall around it. It was very disappointing to return after a long day to find our rooms were not made up yet! We were ready for a shower and to relax, but had to request housekeeping and wait outside while they finished up. Luckily the weather was good. Also, we found a bra (presumably left by previous visitor!) on the floor near the luggage rack that had apparently been there when we checked in (it was black and not REAL obvious.) BUT, location was ideal, short drive into Monterey, but out of the high-rent district. The staff were very nice, and did respond to our request for cleaning.

    2
    « NOT worth the price. »

    The bad reviews on trip advisor are quite accurate. I would not be so harsh except for the fact that the room was $200/night mid Oct! For that price point, one would expect quality. Pros: Room spacious, location not too far from Monterey Cons: Flies in room, hair in tub, stains on walls. Old and run down exterior. Breakfast was bad. Only biscuits and gravy for main meal. Heard many complaints that all hotels at least offer scrambled eggs. Also room with musty smell, and poor ventilation. Only decided to go here because we had a discount. Definitely NOT worth the price. Also, with so many poor reviews you wonder why no changes have been made.

    1
    « Best Western Minus »

    This should be a new franchise. Best Western Minus for the completely run down and dirty Best Westerns. Good location next to the beach, room cleanliness absolutely terrible. Needs desperately a remodel and a change a cleaning staff

    4
    « Great location, great value »

    Lauren treated us very well when we visited earlier this year. And Lauren was there for us again on this visit, helping get us into the same room (room 201; recommended). A great price (Priceline), a nice room, and friendly staff like Lauren will do it every time. This hotel is the best value on the peninsula.

    4
    « Great hotel close to the beach and the exit on Highway 101 »

    Great hotel close to the beach and the exit on Highway 101. Large room, clean and neat. Quick and easy check in with sweet and enthusiastic receptionist. Super breakfast which was included in the reasonable price. In particular should be mentioned breakfast hostess Patty friendly and with a big smile, a good way to start the day. We will be back. Fantastisk hotel tæt på stranden og afkørsel på motorvej 101 Stort værelse, rent og pænt. Hurtig og nem tjek ind med sød og veloplagt receptionist. Super morgenmad som var inkluderet i den rimelige pris. Fremhæves skal nævnes morgenmads værtinde Patty venlig og med at stort smil, en god måde at starte dagen på. Vi kommer tilbage.

    3
    « Okay, nothing flashy. »

    The hotel is not flashy, so a good value for the price. The receptionist was helpful and friendly. The room was clean and everything functioned correctly (except the iron, which could not squirt water). We could hear the freeway traffic all night although not a deafening roar. The breakfast bar was subpar.

    5
    « Very very satisfied customer »

    Donna and naomi are always extremely helpful I would not stay at any other hotel. I've stayed at this hotel for that past three months and i've had nothing At all to complain about, clean rooms, wonderful staff, good breakfast, Although they could have bacon every once In a while everybody loves bacon.

  • 5
    « Great Service & Location & Price »

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect for the price but the staff went above my expectations. I have never had a continental breakfast where there was someone refilling beverages and picking up plates when finished eating. Location/proximity to beach and Monterey were why I chose the hotel. In the morning I did hear a little traffic noise but was pleased overall with the hotel. Beds were comfortable and room was clean.

    2
    « Room needed some attention »

    We found food left int he fridge and the lights did not work when we entered the room. We had to walk in the dark to find a light source. The room also had a strange odor. My husband broke out in hives that night.

    4
    « Great place to stay - close to beach and Monterey »

    Very nice; much better than we thought it would be. Beach is within walking distance. Front desk personnel very personable and the grounds are very clean. Rooms are clean but mattress in king room need to be updated.

    4
    « Great location »

    The Hotel is walking distance to the dunes and ocean beach. Beautiful sites and the sunset is breathtaking. The Hotel itself is average although clean and just 5 minutes Highway 1. Marina, has no organic or upscale dining.

    5
    « A great place to rest »

    Great location. Bed is comfortable, nice clean room, great breakfast, in room coffee, iron with board, small refrigerator. The stuff was very friendly and informational, and very friendly. You will enjoy your time. There is a small play ground for your toddles and a small picnic area. Our family will stay here again and again.

    3
    « Fun location and okay accommodations »

    Definetly not my favorite Best Western stay. Really mixed experience with staff. Some were lovely and others were.... not the most pleasant. The room was alright. Nothing flashy, but a good place to go in and out to the beach from. There is a hot tub- no sort of shower or hose surprisingly.

    5
    « Comfortable and convenient »

    We had a wonderful stay in this hotel that has extremely easy access to Highway 1. It is 10 minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and 15 minutes from Carmel, so close enough without being right in the middle of everything. It is close to a Walmart for any needs you may have and also plenty of dining for the more budget-friendly diners. There isn't a swimming pool at this hotel, but there is a hot tub, and if you don't want to be bothered by families of noisy children, in a hotel that is within walking distance of a beach (note: beach is rough water too dangerous for swimming) then this is a good quiet option. Perfect for the romantic get-away with fridge and microwave in the room, large comfortable rooms with spacious bathtubs and vanity on the outside of the bathroom. We were very comfortable, and enjoyed breakfast as late as 10:00 every morning. We are late sleepers, so that was very nice for us to get a complimentary breakfast everyday before heading out and having $100 lunches or dinners when we were in the more prestigious areas. Not too bad to drive in to Monterey or up to Moss Landing to watch the sea otters play, and plenty of good playing beaches all around the coastal area. We would definitely recommend this hotel, and even if you do have children, there is a fun playground for them to enjoy, and this hotel feels like it is in a safe area.

    4
    « Nice Clean Motel »

    The Beach Dunes Best Western is located right off the highway so it's easy to get down to Monterrey in about 15 minutes (maybe less if you don't take the wrong exit). There is a beach about a 5 minute walk from the motel but it was windy and chilly during our stay so we didn't visit it. There is a small hot tub right next to the office, I think there's a bit of a fence around it. Free breakfast in the morning! The room was clean and the TV was good. The bathroom is quite small so you have to shimmy behind the door to close it. Otherwise, the shower was hot and no problems.

    3
    « Cheap and reasonable »

    The room rate is good for the area, but the rooms are just average. There was too much noise carry over between the rooms, making sleep difficult. The pillows were of poor quality, at least there were many of them. The towels are old, scratchy and if they were mind I would throw them out.

    4
    « Nice Place to Stay »

    This is a very pleasant place to stay. Has a small outdoor Jacuzzi I didn't know about until I checked out, but that was my fault for not looking around I guess. Every staff person was very nice, and made the stay that much nicer. The breakfast offered is more than simply "continental" which is great when you have a long day ahead of you; delicious coffee and hot food is always a welcome start to the day. The staff are pleasant and the place is kept clean.

  • 3
    « an option to be close to Monterey »

    Stayed here over a long weekend. Even with the discounted rate, I don't really think this property was worth the price. I try to be loyal to best western as I know what to expect and am comfortable with the level of product you get for the value. This location did not meet my expectations. I wasn't thrilled with the check-in process, where we had to wait since we arrived 12 minutes before check in started at 3pm, along with everyone else who filtered in up to 3 oclock. I would think it would be better to get people in their rooms a few minutes early rather then having a mass of annoyed people building up in the lobby. The room was alright Things could have been cleaner. Just little things really, but it adds up. The bedspread was stained, the shower curtain was stained, the coffeepot had bits of towel material in it and the towels were very dingy, thin and sad. Breakfast was fine. Usual complimentary breakfast fare. Yogurt, assorted breads, cereal, waffles, eggs and sausage. The hot items were a nice touch. When we returned to our room after hiking all morning we found that it hadn't been cleaned yet, around 3:30. So we just never had our room cleaned as we were leaving the next morning. We were on the side of the property by the road, but never had any problems with traffic noise. Did hear neighbors a bit, but nothing awful. I requested a room with a fridge as I had read from other reviews that not all rooms had them. There was a coffee pot but no microwave. There is no pool at this property, but there is a hot tub, which we didn't get a chance to use. Marina state beach is also right down the street. We had a chance to visit it as we were heading out. Overall, for the price, it didn't meet my expectations. If I were to plan another trip to the area, I would find somewhere else to stay.

    3
    « Holiday weekend getaway »

    The rooms were large and clean, First impression was of garbage piling up in hallway steps away from our doorway. Management was notified and it was gone by morning.Room house keeping was very late. They came to clean room after 5 pm. We had been gone all day and were tired. We passed and our room was cleaned early the next day. This hotel was a stone's throw away from the freeway so there was some freeway noise and the walls are thin. On a positive note, the breakfasts were excellent with sausage and eggs. Staff very friendly.Beds were comfortable.

    4
    « A really good stop_over »

    This is a really good hotel. The rooms are really well appointed with comfortable beds and good bathroom. They are really clean and tidy. The breakfast is good with choice of cereals and some hot foods and other things The only aspect that was not up to the mark were the receptionists who were a bit miserable and unhelpful It is really close to the beach and Marina has some restaurants and a Wal-Mart. It is about 10 miles from Monterey.

    3
    « If we knew this hotel is so outdated »

    we would book something else. Similar hotels were for much less price for post labor day night. We selected Best Western, because trusted this brand and recall they always have good location, service and are clean and convenient. In the room we had the furniture is old, bathroom small and inconvenient. Fan in the bathroom noisy. Switches do not work. Towels are old and do not look clean.

    3
    « Ok for a stopover but not more »

    Stayed for 1 night for a stopover from driving up from LA to San Fran. It was ok for a night, but I wouldn't spend anymore time than that. The exterior and rooms were average, looked a little outdated, and not as clean as other hotel chains we stayed in on our trip. One pro is they provide a free breakfast which was ok, not amazing, but it's a free breakfast so you can't complain with that. The staff were also friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Whale Watching »

    Great place to stay for whale watching the next morning out of Moss Landing. Great make it yourself breakfast. Can be a bit noisy if other guests are inconsiderate. Helpful staff. 5 minute drive to Moss Landing. OK internet.

    3
    « OK for overnight, but not much more »

    not what I would choose if knowledge of interior was known in advance, very mediocre, '70s style, in serious need of updating, slow drains, no fridge or microwave, basic motel of 2 star category, would choose somewhere else

    4
    « Nice stay... »

    Called enroute to Morrow Bay. Checkin was pleasant and easy. The room was nice and clean with all the basic wants. Nestled between the highway and side road, noise maybe an issue for light sleepers (dependant on room position). Breakfast was nice with fresh waffles, English muffins, links and scrambled eggs plus more. Decent wifi. Hot tub but no pool...

    3
    « Average rooms, terrific customer service »

    First, I think it's important to explain what kind of a traveler I am so that the review holds more merit. My family travels quite frequently. We are not necessarily budget travelers but we also aren't the type that splurge much (especially on hotels). Our typical travels would have us staying at a Holiday Inn Suites or a Marriott Fairfield. Best Western has never been my favorite brand, however, for this trip, it was the only place I could find that was reasonable (barely). We traveled here for Monterey Car Week, when Motel 6's become $400 a night hotels. Craziness! We used a travel site to get a discount on the room as they were at about $400 a night for Car Week. We saved roughly half doing so. In my opinion, this was too much money for a Best Western, but it's all relative, right? We stayed at the Best Western Beach Dunes Inn for 5 nights. This is located in Marina which was about 8 miles to the airport in Monterey and maybe 10 or so to the downtown exit. It was very convenient. Upon arrival, we were immediately checked in (even though it was about 4 hours early). Our request for a room facing the center courtyard for quiet was accommodated happily. The staff was extremely friendly every time we interacted with them. The room was ok. You could see that some updates had been done. The TV was flat panel, the bedspreads were updated. The carpet seemed old, but everything was clean. The rooms heating/cooling operate with a wall thermostat and turn on/off an under the window unit. It was not too loud, but also not quiet. We had a fridge in the room (not all rooms have one) and a coffee maker but no microwave. The room was spacious and the vanity was outside of the shower, which is always nice for getting ready in the morning while others shower. Everything was very clean. The beds were on the firm side, but not too firm in my opinion. The sheets were a little scratchy for my taste, but I'm pretty spoiled with super soft sheets at home, so I may be biased. The pillows came in a variety of firmnesses. Some of the firmer ones seemed really lumpy to me, but I prefer soft anyway. The walls are definitely thin, you could hear the conversations in the next room fairly clearly. We had a full house when we stayed but our one neighbor (we were on a corner) was very considerate so it wasn't an issue. I could see potential for an issue though. I'd recommend a top floor corner for best odds of quiet. We were across from the office and it was very quiet except for the morning that the food delivery came at 7am, but what are you going to do? This sort of thing doesn't bother me, but in case it does you, we had two lamps that didn't work properly in the room. One strobed after being shut off and the other had a short so it wouldn't stay lit. We didn't alert the staff until we left because it's just not a big deal to us. The property was decent. There was a hot tub, but no pool. The location for Marina Beach is awesome - it's about a 5 minute walk to get there. The breakfast was your standard fare and for whatever reason, had the best breakfast sausage my family has ever had, haha! They had make-your-own waffles, make-your-own pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, bagels, bread, yogurt, fruit cups, juices, coffee etc. One morning they didn't do the sausage and instead provided biscuits and gravy. Pretty typical, but well stocked. We brought it up to our room each day with a tray. I do wish we'd had a table in the room, but we made due. The lobby had fresh cookies each evening and the front desk provides decent toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc if you forget yours. All in all, I would stay here again if there wasn't something else available. I'd say mostly the thin walls and the sheets would be my deterrent, but again it wouldn't prevent me from staying. =)

    5
    « Good value overall »

    Staff at the front desk were friendly. The breakfast was good. The room was clean. It is very easy to access but we didn't hear much from trafic on the freeway. It is close to Monterey and surroundings of interests if you have a car.

  • 3
    « Nothing to shout about »

    Inadequate handicap parking. Nice TV, but terrible TV reception and not picture adjustable. Skimpy breakfast. No microwave in room. Extremely small bathroom. Clean room and beds. Nice welcome package in room on arrival.

    3
    « Tiny breakfast area »

    Liked the proximity to the beach and just a short drive to any sightseeing. Front desk gave us a guide to lots of dining options in Marina. Staff were all very nice and courteous. Even though this hotel is right off the freeway, the traffic noise was minimal in our particular room. However, other guests were loud and banged their luggage around late at night. Walls are thin. Our coffee pot was not cleaned out from a previous guest..old coffee still in it. YUCK! The breakfast area is extremely small and there is not a good flow for serving food. Too crowded for staff to get by to clean up or replenish food. Wasn't even worth the trouble on the second day.

    3
    « Good place but close to freeway »

    Clean room, good internet in the room, staff were nice, and breakfast was fine. Wall is a little thin. We could hear snoring from the next room. Freeway noise was the biggest thing we didn't like. But, the lodging rate was much cheaper compared to some hotels in Monterey and was only a 15 minute drive to the Aquarium. So, a good value overall.

    2
    « Great staff - hotel needs work! »

    The staff was very efficient, friendly, and helpful. It offers a free breakfast with a variety of choices. The location on a cul-de-sac is within walking distance of the beach and across the street from a state park. Although it is off the highway, the rooms are fairly quiet. The courtyard offers outside seating and a hot tub. The hotel needs to be renovated and updated. The price is too high for what you receive. With a little work and more attention to cleaning, this would be a nice hotel for families or business travelers.

    5
    « One night stay »

    Clean room, awesome breakfast (even had fresh biscuits and gravy!). Perfect location close to CSUMB, which was the purpose of our visit. Front desk extremely helpful when smokers were outside our room. They dealt with it pleasantly and expediently.

    5
    « Great Service »

    I love visiting Monterey but can't afford the hotels near the wharf. We decided to try this hotel since we drive by it all the time. Price was reasonable and close enough to Monterey for us. Upon picking up our aquarium tickets in the morning, the receptionist alerted us to a room available for early check in. That was great cause now we didn't have to leave our luggage in the car all day. Then the rest of the stay they took care of us like we were staying in a grand hotel. I love their service efforts. Great people.

    2
    « Vacation with the kids »

    Staff is friendly but hotel needs a spruce up and some cleaning. Desk in room was dusty as was the tv stand and especially behind the tv. Spider webs on the light stand and condom wrapper found under the bed. My youngest feet, knees and hands were black with dirt from the carpet after playing with her toys for a short time. Amenities basic and very limited tv selection and no channels for young children. Great location, close to the beach and nice play area for children. Just needs a good cleaning and some added amenities.

    3
    « Luv BW, but this one eh.. »

    I'm pretty comfortable with most Best Western's. The only reason I chose this location was to try something different and qualify for the $50 gift card which BW deceived me.. We also received a recommendation from a friend. Its OK, definitely close to the beach, great for walking my dog. People very friendly. I, I, um um.. daughter says "Bougie and high maintenance". Well the rooms are mediocre, um the type of hotel guests ran the gamut from um from decent families trying to save a buck (like myself) to those of a suspicious nature. Did not like the idea that my room, faced the outer exterior, parking lot of the hotel. Reminded me of a decent Motel 6. It was not the most kept up location. As I walked from the hotel lobby back to my room, I saw boxes (one labeled zig zags) of trash under the stairwells. The shrubbery was not cut back, anything could have been nesting in it. Went to breakfast the kitchen, fairly large I was pleasantly surprised but, more astonished with the counter-tops, food everywhere. Another guest mentioned it me as well (see photos, partial). Because of that I was reluctant to eat anything that was not wrapped. What was most disturbing about this is as I was leaving, walking through the lobby, there were the people behind the desk, then what looked like a housekeeper just standing there chatting, doing nothing.. the two desk people were talking to one another. So I mentioned to the housekeeper, "That kitchen is filthy". Before we left a family member visited the kitchen said it was clean. What I remember about the other Best Westerns is there was always someone replenishing items, cleaning as people came in and out. It was a constant process. Great open parking... If I were to try this location again, I'd ask for my room to be in the center.. maybe.. Well not sure I'd stay here again unless there was no where else or I was just bumming around Monterrey.. I can just go to Motel 6 around the corner... I still left room housekeeping a tip.. (the images of the room were upon checking out)

    5
    « Nice »

    Great location, minutes from Monterey. It worked out nice. Used points so not sure how much it usually cost. Would recommend. Has free breakfast but we did not eat it as we woke up too late. Maybe next time.

    4
    « Convenient & reasonable on Monterey Bay »

    Purposely chose to stay in Marina while visiting....this property is older but within walking distance of Marina State beach. Room was large and comfortable and a good value for the area. We knew it would be foggy so no surprise there. Breakfast was decent though crowded but plenty of food. Would stay again.

  • 4
    « great for beach weekend »

    Very glad we booked at this Motel. This website helped us choose the Best Western Beach Dunes Inn. Hotel is out from the main city, closer to CSUMB. That was great because we could avoid the traffic jam going into downtown Monterey primetime on the weekend and just stick close to the college (which is real ugly, btw. MPC is stunning in comparison). The reviews had said rooms were motel-like. True. But a nice size with a great tub, good king bed and reading area. Beach close within walking distance on both sides of the main road to the hotel. Son loved the motel hot tub after standing on the cold shoreline. This was a good place to book because the staff was personable and I was able to confirm in person before our arrival and get into the room earlier. I had to work over the trip but didn't want to bring the laptop due to not wanting to leave it in the car for our outdoor events prior but that was no problem as the hotel has a computer and printer in the lobby with free wifi (which is also in rooms). Breakfast was good. I am up early so only 2 other people in breakfast room at that time. The later times were jammed with loads of guests.

    4
    « As expected from a Best Western »

    Another Best Western experience as expected. Big clean rooms, the included breakfast decent for a Best Western, free and ample parking, and a Jacuzzi. My son was disappointed that there was no pool. The hotel is located near the beach, but strong cold winds and waves and a freezing ocean made swimming impossible, so a pool would actually have been nice. Also there are no restaurants or shops in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, so a car is mandatory, and your night is best spent in Monterey.

    4
    « Great value on hotwire! »

    I booked a reservation through Hotwire last minute a couple hours before... It was one of the best hotel experiences My family has had.. The pillows were fresh as well as the blankets and the staff was very welcoming. Their spa is amazing! Definitely wont be our last time there.

    4
    « Affordable & clean »

    Not a deluxe hotel but this is as good as you can get for the money... clean, everything in working condition, good Wi-Fi, breakfast in the morning, outdoor Jacuzzi, 5 min walking to the beach. The only complaint is that the power outlets are all very loose. It's very hard to keep chargers or whatever you plug in to stay connected.

    4
    « Nice motel near the ocean »

    Restful motel outside of busy Monterey. We stayed here after a trip to the aquarium and enjoyed time near the ocean which is just a short drive or walk from the motel. We were able to enjoy a leisure breakfast of standard items; the hot food was hot, and there was a very good selection. I have stayed here before and would choose it again.

    4
    « Great affordable option close to Monterey »

    It was just what we needed- close to Monterey, affordable, clean, spacious enough for our whole family. The town of Marina also had lots of good food, a great discount grocery store really close to the hotel. We were really glad we chose this hotel.

    5
    « Great value near the dunes »

    A fine alternative to the pricey Monterey hotels. Right near highway 1, so you can easily get to Monterey. Terrific location near the dunes and the park. Best ocean access is through the Sanctuary Resort. A good solid 2-queen room, free parking, and great mid-week deals to be had through PriceLine's back door. Hot breakfast, also free. Lauren at the front desk was wonderful.

    5
    « Walk to Marina beach! Budget hotel »

    5 min walk to marina beach , budget hotel 25 min drive from expensive Monterey. Convenient if u have your vehicle for visiting Monterey , Carmel, point lobo reserve. Food and shopping options with 2 kms. Family friendly budget hotel with breakfast, friendly staff!

    3
    « Great Value hotel. Saved my money on Aquarium. »

    The room was big and nice , with comfortable bed , nice sofa set. The hotel has tie up with Monterey bay aquarium and provide discounted tickets and 2 days entry in one day price. The breakfast was nice with continental and hot items. The breakfast server was full of energy and smiling. The person at reception was helpful. The only problem was with toilet fan integrated with light and wish they were separate. Toilet accessories were ok.

    5
    « July 4, 2016 »

    Excellent hotel with GREAT beds. On the beach and near restaurants and shopping. Very helpful and great staff. Very happy to find that they had rooms available for our entire party over the holiday. We had a later check in and they accommodated all of our needs.

  • 2
    « Very low quality hotel, will not be back »

    We decided to stay at the hotel for our weekend trip to Monterey for the 4th of July, upon arrival to the hotel we immediately noticed that the hotel gave a very cheap motel vibe. The bed was rock hard, and made for an extremely uncomfortable nights "rest". There were tiles falling from the all in the bathroom, along with several very sloppy patchwork jobs in the bathroom as well. The breakfast wasn't much better, the waffle iron was covered in sticky burned syrup which caused our fresh waffles to be covered in burned residue. Overall, I think we would have been better at a Motel 6 quite frankly as this bestwestern was by the far the worse location my family has every visited. I will definitely not be back, and will be sure to make sure everyone I know does the same.

    4
    « Great Value »

    I took a chance with Hotwire and got this hotel. I only paid $50/night. For that price, we were pleased. The one down side was that there was not a refrigerator. The bathroom coud use upgrading as well. It was great to have a free breakfast though which worked out fine. It was your typical continental and was ok. No bagels though - only English muffins and bread while we were there. They did have wafflels and a hot dish each day though. The room was clean though and the locaton couldn't have been better for our day trips to Monterey, Big Sur and Santa Cruz. Maria State Beach is also right there and has fabulous sunsets. We would stay here again.

    4
    « Nice stay, great staff »

    Comfortable beds, clean rooms, good location, staff was so good and so nice. Breakfast was good. Could use a little updating, but it was a reasonably priced Best Western. Will stay there again if we are in the area.

    4
    « Great Value »

    We enjoyed two nights at th Besw Western Beach Dunes Inn. It was clean and comfortable and those are my two major concerns when traveling. The location was perfect. It was central to tour the coast on Rt. 1 and visit some sweet communities along the way.

    5
    « Conviently Near Monterey, Without Monterey Prices »

    The hotel is just north of Monterey and is a quick drive to Cannery Row. Beach Dunes Inn is off 1 on the ocean-side, so you can take a short hike to the beach. There is no pool, but they do have a hot tub.

    4
    « great value just outside of Monterey »

    This hotel is very reasonable and is near everything in Monterey. It has plenty of parking. The rooms are clean and provided enough room for our family of four. The breakfast is good. Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Beautiful sunsets on the beach near by.

    3
    « Good location, poor bed »

    The bed was so uncomfortable I had to sleep in chair. Also, while encouraging water conservation, it took over 5 minutes (of wastage) for hot water to arrive at the shower. Not a good design! We chose this lodging to be near a Moss Landing whale-watching tour the following morning. The preferred B&B could not offer a timely breakfast. We have stayed in Best Western affiliates world-wide and this is the most disappointing.

    3
    « Pleasant Stay in Good Location »

    Near the beach and close to area markets and restaurants. The staff was friendly and the rooms were good: clean, relatively comfortable, nice breakfast. The hot tub in the center courtyard was enjoyable. There was a nice playground for children at one end of the complex. If you're not traveling with children, request a room near the front. Enjoy a stroll along the beach just a quarter of a mile away.

    4
    « Good for an inexpensive stay »

    We were on a budget and found this place to stay instead of Monterey, which was outside of our budget. The room was clean and nice sized. It was also nice to be able to do laundry ($2/wash per load and 25cents per 8 minutes of drying). It was hard to find the ice machine - just outside of the hot tub area with the vending machines. Donna was super nice and very helpful. Breakfast was ok-the area is kind of crowded and they were out of some things. Once we found someone to replenish them, it was all good. It was also a quick walk to the state park/beach to watch the sunset.

    4
    « Birthday Weekend »

    Arrived late, but I felt as if they were waiting, expecting us. It was like they knew who I was when we walked in. Great first impression. First room we were assigned to was not serviced and had to go back to office for another room. Second room was 1 bed, needed 2. Third room was okay. Had a slight odor at first, but I think it went away. Once we were finally settled everything was fabulous. Enjoyed the stay. My granddaughter was a little upset. She had her heart set on a swim. No pool. That's my fault for not reading the amenities properly. However, we were just staying the night and leaving in the morning. We all had a comfortable nights rest and a good breakfast. Just wish other travelers were mindful of keeping the dining area clean or asking for assistance if they are not sure how to use items. It was a little messy.

  • 5
    « Memorial Day Weekend getaway »

    I was originally aiming for a place in Carmel, working on my bucket list, but since everything was booked or priced out of reach, we settled on this location. The reviews were positive, but my heart was pining for Carmel. Boy was I lucky I didn't get what I wished for. This Best Western is wonderfully located at the entrance to both Marina State Beach and Marina Open Space Preserve. It is literally at the entrance to both! These are lowkey sites just a stroll away from BW's entrance. The room was clean and confortable(esp beds). Service was always spot on. Breakfast was : freshly made waffles, eggs, sausage, cereal, etc. Nicely maintained premises. Walls a tad thin but no biggie. Would like to return to take advantage of the extensive bike paths that cross near there and head out to the Monterey Peninsula. Love this place!

    1
    « "Nasty Place" »

    My son and I checked in at this hotel around 10:30pm on may 20th. lady at front desk was nice at checking in soon as we went in room (203) was smelling bad , on the bed there was something , under the bed there was tennis ball , had long hair in shower, all the furniture was very dusty so i called front desk and she moved me in different room (130) again everything was same as first room except no tennis ball , very small bath room . my son was so tired so i didnt complained about second room, next day we went for breakfast soon as we entered my son told me that its smells like dirty rag also scrambled egg was rubbery ,counter was dirty around the hotel area is very nice but hotel needs lot of improvement. for sure in future i am not coming at this hotel.

    5
    « Great Location with Great Service »

    Perfect location between Monterey and Phil's Fish Market (Yum!) in Moss Landing. Short walk to beach. Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and comfortable. Close to restaurants in Marina.

    1
    « Best Western Beach Dunes Inn »

    There are so many other hotels in this area, don't waste your money on this one. One of the worst Best Westerns I have ever stayed at, very noisy. The staff is not helpful. Although the sheets appeared clean, the outer covers were not. You may think it's a fair rate, but please look elsewhere. Breakfast is standard fare.

    4
    « Repeat Customer »

    This is not the Four Seasons but I will be back. Mostly because the management is buttoned up. The rooms are basic but clean, neat and, you're across the street from the beach! Beds and pillow are comfortable. A nice, hot breakfast is included. The friendly management staff went above and beyond to help me print important documents on two separate occasions. I won't hesitate to recommend the Best Western for a straight forward, no frills accommodations.

    4
    « Beach Motel. »

    This is a nice, affordable place, very close to the Marina State Beach--very short walk. It is quiet. There is a good restaurant across the road. It is a nice place for a get-away for rest, and Monterey and all attractions are not far away.

    4
    « Over Priced but Clean and Friendly »

    Actually really happy with the cleanliness and comfort of the beds. I though $189/night was astronomical for a Best Western but grateful it was at least clean. They were SUPER friendly and we experienced great service from start- almost to finish. A day after we checked out I realized I'd left my nice king sized pillow. When I called to inquire since we were still in town they took my name and number and said they'd call me back. Never heard back... Maybe it got thrown out? Their pillows are pretty small so they could not have mistaken mine for theirs. All well. All in all a good experience. Wished I hadn't left my pillow.

    5
    « Great comfort »

    Glad I stayed here !! No problems. Staff great, room great, breakfast just right for the beginning of my day for a round of golf at Poppy Hills Golf Club. . . I came down with my wife last time to visit my son and it was just as good so I knew that it would be my first choice this time on a golf trip with some friends. Worked out perfectly. I look forward to my next stay. . .

    3
    « excellent rate for Monterey area »

    I was looking for an inexpensive hotel/motel in Monterey area. Nothing to brag on the amenities, just basic room, bed, recliner and a desk. Breakfast was packed, so I skip it. If you are looking for a cheap alternative this is the place. If I book a room at Hyatt, Hilton or Marriott; it will set me back a minimum of double the price I paid for at Best Western. If you just need a place to sleep and shower, this is your place.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Had a nice stay at Best Western Beach Dunes in Marina. Being right by the beach is what we were looking for. Having a helpful staff that allowed us to check-in before 3pm was appreciated so that we could change and enjoy the beach earlier.

  • 4
    « Best Western Dunes Inn »

    Good location near Monterey, only 10 minutes drive to be in the downtown! The hotel is also about 100 feet from the beach. Very pleasant! The rooms are calm and the hotel is very easy to find, near the highway 1

    4
    « Hospitality plus »

    Last Friday night we decided to head South toward Monterey. We found the Best Western Beach Dunes Inn on the Internet. The very nice lady running the front desk was named Diane. She had a room available and held it for us with out asking for our credit card. I thought, well that is really nice! We were an hour away from the property. When we arrived Diane upgraded our room. The property is older than some but has been tastefully decorated and well maintained.

    5
    « Love this place »

    I love the location of this hotel. I'll stay here whenever I need to be in the Monterey area. The staff is super friendly and so very helpful! We loved the free wifi and the breakfast is great with lots of selection.

    3
    « You get what you pay for »

    This hotel was clean and a great short walk to the beach. The furniture is dated along with the carpet, but it is what I expected for the price. The breakfast no so great, might consider eating out for breakfast. No pool and the spa is small. But for a hotel basically on the beach the price was right! The staff was very friendly.

    4
    « Needs some upgrades but Nice for the Price! »

    What makes it for this hotel is the price. You will find the rooms to be clean and roomy, a so so breakfast and nice folks at the front desk. However, you may see garbage cans overflowing, outlets that don't work, low water pressure at times, and a bland choice of breakfast items. The utensils were soft and bent easily. Wouldn't even cut my waffle! OMG I was told they will be upgraded. Had some guitar players next door and desk called them and got them quiet for the nite but next morning back at it. We were checking out but I was ready to complain and have them evicted. This property is ok, the price for area good, Clean, but not up to the usual BW standard.

    3
    « bye »

    good rest stop not by water or fancy amenities. service was good and breakfast included eggs which was nice also. it was late at a check in so we left by 10 am so it was fine for our needs. thank you. front dest lady was nice!

    3
    « Clean, reasonably nice »

    Clean, reasonably nice for level of hotel (2 star). Rooms fairly spacious but walls were thin. Sounded like there was someone above us all night but we were on the second floor. Location fine. Everything about what you'd expect.

    5
    « Alan S. Bernikoff, Esq. »

    Enjoyable stay with appealing location. Definitely need a larger Jacuzzi. Pool is not mandatory esp. with the ocean close in proximity. An exercise room, albeit small is OK, but would be nice to work-out after breakfast.

    4
    « Friendly staff and close to beach »

    The staff at this hotel were very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The grounds were clean and easy to get to the rooms from the parking lot. The play structures were ideal for small children and helped them wind down after a long day in the car. Close to Marina State Beach and within walking distance for those who are fit.

    3
    « so so »

    hot tub not in working order... should've provided a discount... the breakfast left a lot to be desired.. mainly not enough room to eat for patrons. The staff was accommodating, but I knew better than to ask why the hot tub wasn't working... I guess it was closed for service or something; but, when I come to stay somewhere targeting a room with continental breakfast and hot tub... I would hope these to be up to par.

  • 4
    « Good motel, right by the beach, excellent breakfast »

    Competent, dated, very basic motel at reasonable price for the pricey area. Nothing to write home about except: 1. Friendly front desk help. 2. Great breakfast included in our stay. Plentiful, tasty, varied. Good coffee. Well-provisioned (by the manager, as her breakfast person missed the shift). 3. Location, moments away from the beach and a short drive to lots of retail & restaurants. Would I stay here again? Yes.

    2
    « Maids are Thiefs! »

    Had money stolen while staying at hotel. Happened when out sight seeing and the maid was in our room. This was reported to the manager and she told us she would follow through and contact us. Management never followed through with investigation.

    4
    « Nice place to stay while visiting Monterey »

    This was a very comfortable, safe place to stay while we visited the Monterey area. We loved the close proximity to the beach! Clean, safe, and all of the staff members we dealt with were very pleasant and the breakfast was very good. The ability to purchase the special "Buy 1 day, get 2 days" admission to the Aquarium was a great bonus. We didn't have to stand in line at the aquarium and had a 2nd day's admission too!

    4
    « Stay at the Dunes »

    A spontaneous stop brought us here to wait out a rain storm. Woke to walk across the street to walk out the dunes to the beach. Magical! The rooms are fine yet a bit close to the highway noise. Great location to walk the coastline! Breakfast was adequate with make your own waffles.

    5
    « Awesomeness »

    We had the pleasure to stay at the marina Best Western, and were immediately impressed with Naomi. She was was very pleasant and made our check in very welcome. We needed some milk and Naomi did get some, even asking if we wanted 2% or vitamin D. This was presented on a tray as well as some extra towels we asked for. The morning staff was excellent, making sure we were able to get our coffee and orange juice, even as they were closing for breakfast. The Easter decorations made it feel festive as the warmth of the staff and room. Julio, thank you for taking some time to say hi. When we left, we were presented with a nice gift basked of yummies. We stayed at the marina for two nights and would come back!! The only drawback was not having a luggage cart to take our luggage to rooms. The marina is only 3 minutes from the beach, close to shops and walmart and gas stations. Only a few minutes from Highway 1. We highly recommend the marina

    2
    « Poor »

    The room had a terrible odor, there was freeway noise, and noise from other guests walking by and outside my door. Car alarms were going off. There were ants in the towels and in the bed sheets and pillows. First arrived to check in no hotel clerk in the lobby rang the bell 4 times about 10 minutes later clerk showed up. Manager appearance and manners were very disheveled. And a little agitated.

    4
    « Nice location. Good value. »

    This hotel is across the street from the dunes, which makes it cozy and convenient for beach goers. The rates are very reasonable and a high end lodge is within walking distance if you want to have a nice meal at their restaurant. The room was pretty clean, but hadn't been vacuumed thoroughly (pieces of cereal on the floor). They offer a discount for CSUMB families. My 2-queen room was quite large. There is quick access to Hwy 1. I will definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Passing thru Marina, California »

    Traveling north on Ca. 1 looking for a place to spend the night. Booked this motel and we're very pleased. Relatively new, a little tricky to get to, pay attention to the instructions. Property just has a small hot tub, right outside the office. No pool for the kids. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, bed was great.

    5
    « Satisfied! »

    Great hotel for the price! It was clean and cozy, right next to the beach. I would absolutely go again and already recommended it to my friends and family. Service was awesome, rooms were clean and location was excellent.

    5
    « It's all about cleanliness »

    We enjoyed our stay. Easy in, easy out. It had a good breakfast just to get you started. I really enjoyed the location where the beach was a short walk away. The area is clean and the beds are comfortable. I liked the light sensor in the bathroom. The shower area was tight but not inconvenient. I would recommend this Inn for a nice stay as it is close to Monterey without the major cost.

  • 1
    « not what you expect for a Best Western »

    we moved from the motel next door and hoped for the 10 USD we are paying more to get more for our money room smelled after smoke and was very outdated luckily we could used that as excuse and we got the money refunded

    3
    « Not one of Best Western's flagship properties »

    Room was okay, price was low-ish, but we could not establish and hold an internet connection. Room really could use a refrigerator! The room smelled a bit bleachy upon arrival. Lots of facilities in the area.

    3
    « Great Location but Lack Secure Wifi »

    I love the location of this hotel but I some things are lacking. We stayes there two past Thanksgiving weekends and my biggest problem with this place is the lack of secure wifi. When I made the reservations I was told they had secure wifi but they don't. During the first stay I was told there was something wrong with the server. Because of this I missed my plans for Black Friday online shopping! The next year, I was told again they have secure wifi, once there I found they did not. They pretended they did, until I came don't to the office to explain to them they don't. This time they told me there were changing internet provider, blah, blah, so again I missed my plans for Black Friday shopping. Another disappoint is that unlike most Best Westerns they don't have microwaves and fridges in all rooms, so we had to move to another room that did. And finally the room we ended up in was very drafty (some basic door weather stripping can take care of that). In summary, I will not be staying here again till they have secure wifi, unless I stay for a very short overnight stay.

    3
    « needs improvements »

    Considering the price the hotel presents a somewhat of a value. However, there is plenty of room for improvements in the areas of room decor and furnishings, Bathroom appearance is sub par. Its size is tiny - one has to move into a corner in order to close the door. Bath tub in our room had scratches and looked worn out. The pros include lower price and short walk to the beach

    4
    « Close to beach and a great restaurant! »

    Nice room, comfy bed, short walk to beach across the street..short walk to Kula Ranch restaurant...friendly staff Reasonable price. The beach is beautiful and not crowded at all. Great relaxing area! Shopping is close as well. Overall greta experience!!

    3
    « Decent Stay »

    Rooms were dated but adequate. Breakfast was surprisingly satisfying - eggs, sausage,waffles, yogurt, fruit ,cereal, breads - helped the budget to be included in the price. Tons of pillows, but be sure to ask for extra blankets at the front desk. Plus: Walking distance to the beach - Minus: right on the freeway. Overall, met our needs.

    5
    « Dunes Inn »

    We have stayed in numerous hotels over the last 5 years in Marina and Carmel. The Dunes Inn was very nice and the breakfast was great. Wonderful location and a fantastic price point. Very quiet location.

    4
    « What this hotel lacks in luxury is made up with staff attributes »

    Booked 3 rooms for a 1 night stay in Monterey en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Had requested 3 rooms in quiet location not near road & close to each other. The rooms were on 2nd floor - 2 together & 1 just one room away & not near the busy road.Parking Free. No restaurant on site but takeaways can be ordered in. My husband was really sick while staying, The front desk was superb (Lexi) nothing too much trouble. she was happy to help the youngsters order food in but they decided against it. She also made sure my husband had suitable plastics available for the following day travel north. My in room coffee maker was not working so Lexi (May) advised me where I could get hot water. Rooms were clean warm & comfortable. There was free wifi & basic breakfast (eggs/toast/juice/tea/coffee/yoghurt/fruit) included in the cost, All members of staff I came into contact with were pleasant & polite. 'The Dunes' is just a short,safe walk from the Dunes but no sea view as the Dunes themselves are too high. Lovely view from the top. I would have no hesitation at staying at this typical 3*American Inn with a 5* service.

    4
    « Quiet, Accomodating, Just 15 miles from Monterey Peninsula »

    This was a good short stay. The staff tried to meet our requests and the breakfast area was really busy! The service person was really hustling to keep things picked up and supplied. Although there is no elevator, if you park on the back side there are only 7 steps you would need to go up. In front, it looks intimidating with about 2 levels of 15 steps each to get to second floor. Almost cancelled reservation until they mentioned that there was the back way with only 7 steps!! They must be upgrading as we had adjoining rooms and the heating systems were different in each one. We had to get help to figure it out.

    4
    « The hotel is very cozy with nice price. »

    I book rooms on the internet for my family and the friend's family. We had a good night in the hotel. The room is clean and cozy, the service is perfect. The city is quiet and beautiful. It is a best option for leisure.

  • 5
    « Great stay for great price »

    Very clean, great spa in central location. Breakfast area was pretty messy, but other than that.....great hotel and location for the price! Our family loved it and will definitely consider again. Very close to Marina State Beach.

    5
    « Very Friendly Staff »

    Check-in and Check-out process was very smooth. Also staff at reception was caring and helpful. Room was clean. No microwave in room however staff allowed us to use Microwave at breakfast area. Also staff helped us to guide on the places to visit around Monterery.

    4
    « One night at Best Western Beach Dunes Inn, Marina »

    The hotel is located very near Marina Beach. We love to go for an early morning walk there. It is a beautiful beach. The hotel is clean, comfortable and has a great breakfast. The beds were comfortable. We like to be able to pull down blankets and sleep with a sheet. We could do that.

    2
    « Okay stay...wont choose again »

    The check in was fast and easy and the live in Manager is sweet as can be, but you can clearly tell the owner is not paying attention to this property. My son had to use the restroom in the lobby, when we walked in the restroom it seemed clean but my eyes lied the toilet seat had a big stain on it, so i had to suspend my son in the air. The front desk girl was nice and assisted us to our room and recomened were to park so we are closer to our room. The room was not what i expected. I was greeted with a old leather arm chair that was missing a piece of it. The bathroom was shockingly small , I can stand in the middle of the room and touch both opposing walls. The only shink was in the outside off the "restroom". It had a towel rack that had no towel, the room had no closet....it has a rack were i can hang my jackets but that is about it. The skirt of the bed had hols in it, the curtains were out dated, some not all the furniture did not match completely with the other furniture. I do appreciate the fact that they have sprinklers in the room, in case of a fire but they are the ugly silver old ones. Not to mention they are dirty. The only day i took a shower their i noticed the shower walls were dirty. My room was in much need of a deep clean not to mention a dusting. I am glad we only went their for three days and those three days we spend most of the day out. I will NOT stay in that Best Western again.

    4
    « Near BEACH »

    Next to State Park inc. Beach on Pacific and also near good eating spot, Kulu Ranch. Had an excellent Handicapped or very Accessible room with correct amenities. Provided immediate Maintenance Svs. when requested and Front Desk provided information about the surrounding area!

    1
    « Best or Beat Western »

    Front desk check in was flawless. Sweet girl at check in. Never saw her again! Checked into room to find shockingly shabby and beat up leather chair. It was a turn off! Why leave such a piece of garbage in a hotel room? It was blocking the connecting door! Could it be an additional safety device? Nope! Just a dirty old eye sore. In the morning I told Naomi what a mess the chair makes of the room. She brushed me off. I tweeted about the chair and Naomi. I was told Naomi would be reaching out to me. She never did so I did! She was rude. No flowery description or detail needed. Rude is wrong! Naomi told me "we already spoke about this! Why would you contact corporate?" Not what I expected and not very flattering to be put on the spot. Truth is this hotel does not live up to my standards or Best Western standards. The next night I checked into the Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey. What a difference it makes when you have pride in your property and it shows! When in Monterey stay at Hilton!

    2
    « NEVER STAYING HERE AGAIN »

    Aloha! My stay with Best Western started off great. The girls at the front desk are awesome and they're very friendly/knowledgeable about the area. The problem that I was kind of shocked by that left a bad feeling when I left was that I felt like I was treated like I didn't matter from management at the Monterey, Dunes Road location. The second day I was in the hotel, I went to grab a cup for water in my room and I found marijuana, about the size of a fifty cent coin in between the cups. I called the front desk to let them know about finding drugs in my room and the front desk girl told me she would talk to a manager. The girl called me back a few minutes later and told me her manager told her that it is not from one of your room service people, it must have been from one of the previous people that stayed in my room. I was then told to flush the marijuana down the toilet. I was a bit confused at how this situation was dealt with, but I let it slide. The next morning, I grabbed breakfast, then went back to my room and see the guy in the room next to me sticking his head out of his door and the stench of marijuana filled the hallway. As soon as he saw me, he closed his door. I went in my room, once again, feeling weird about marijuana appearing on your property. I let front desk know the next morning when they asked me how my trip went...I came back home still with the lingering confusion of what was going on. (And the power went out for a full day as well! Which I know isn't your fault, it was a problem for the Monterey area. Your people never apologized for the inconvenience and once again, customer service wasn't that great from your management...The girls in the front did their very best.) I don't know and I don't care who brought drugs onto the property or who's fault it was that the power went out for the entire day. The point is, the way management dealt with issues was very bad. I don't think I will ever stay at a Best Western again and do not recommend it to anyone. I loved what Hotwire did, but I believe that the problem was that your management is not well trained on how to deal properly with customer service. I felt like I got treated like a second class citizen. The amenities were great and what you're doing is great, but there's a missing piece to this all and it's customer service! -Stephanie Villalobos

    5
    « Loving Best Western »

    I have stayed at Best Western in eight US states, Hilton, Comfort Inn & Suites, La Quinta, Omni, and Holiday Inn. The Best Western Dunes Inn, in Marina, California had the best staff I have dealt with, of all the hotels & motels I have stayed. They make constant efforts to maintain their facility inside and outside, the staff members were very pleasant and readily available when I needed assistance. The room was clean and very comfortable. While there is no pool (facility is walking distance to the beach), the outdoor jaccuzi was a wonderful surprise to this weary traveler.

    3
    « Quaility of hotel »

    I thought it was a great area . Nice motel. Loved the outside with tables and chairs and hot tub. I thought the prices were a little steep especially seeing we had two children and I wasn't sure we were supposed to get them free. We had to bring a portable baby crib which cost us an extra $50 on airline. Nice if they would have a few on hand. Our bed did need new pillows.

    5
    « Best Western Beach Dunes Inn »

    Very nice place, excellent restaurant nearby, state beach a block away. Great staff, quiet location and clean rooms. The room was large with a very comfortable chair with ottoman. The front desk, (Lexie) and manager, (

  • 5
    « Great Staff & Location »

    We stayed here for 1 week Friday-Friday. It was a business/family trip. In the past 6 months we have stayed at numerous hotels all along the southern & northern coast. I was really impressed with this Best Western! The staff is friendly and goes above and beyond! The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. Even though it is right next to highway 1 we did not hear any freeway noise. We stayed in 2 rooms that were at the end right next to the highway. You do need to request a fridge & microwave because not all rooms have. The wifi is a little slow at peak times. But that is the only negative that we noticed. Not sure what the other reviewers experienced. The cleaning staff is great as well. Really friendly and they go out of their way for a Best Western! We recently stayed at a Marriot Residence Inn which was triple the price. The staff does not compare. It is across the street from the Khula Steak House which was really convenient. Our water pressure was great in both rooms. Everything was clean and dusted throughly. We will be back soon and I will recommend to all our friends and family!

    4
    « Great bed, great breakfast »

    The hotel is located in a quiet area near the beach. The desk clerk was friendly and helpful. The beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was more than adequate and included scrambled eggs. The price was quite reasonable.

    4
    « Great Deal for the Money »

    We stayed one night at this motel and thought it was very adequate. The rooms were clean and well maintained and the continental breakfast was standard and good. It was close to Moss Landing where we booked a whale watching trip.

    3
    « Best Western Stay »

    Property was overall comfortable, pillow case unclean, Kleenex empty, refrigerator smelly and no water pressure. Beds comfortable but could use upgrade. Good location for Monterey area and beach access is good but a hike from the property.

    3
    « Good value for money - not a destination »

    We stayed here as part of a large group (25+ rooms). The staff is great, the breakfast is free and pretty good. Internet is free but slow at peak times. Beds and pillows comfy; shower has adequate+ pressure. Room amenities are basic (e.g., shampoo/conditioner combo). Overall quiet and restful if you need a clean reasonably priced place to sleep in the area. It's right off CA-1 so getting places is simple but you must drive.

    4
    « Good Location »

    Was with a group attending a car event. The hotel worked great, friendly and helpful staff. Found my room not fancy but clean and a good bed. Breakfast is the hotel norm but good, the room is a little crowded. Parking is good & well lite. Wi Fi is a bit slow but works fine for E-Mail

    2
    « Very dated and not very clean »

    Didn't feel particularly that safe here the room door were to outside doors didn't look particularly secure. The room next door or whatever it was; the door was left wide open. I wanted to make a coffee the coffee maker was dirty and smelt funny. Overall it is a roof over your head nothing more

    1
    « Poor Quality and Service »

    I came here for a weekend getaway to the Monterey Jazz Festival with a friend and we were appalled by the filth found in the room and on the bed sheets. When I asked for new sheets, I was told I had to come and get them myself. It was after 1:00 AM and I had just showered. Bad customer service, filthy room, dust, and uncomfortable bedding.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. Follow Highway 101 South to Route 156 West to Highway 1 South. Exit freeway at Reservation Road, right to Dunes Drive and another right on Dunes Drive. Just ahead is the BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn. ·From: The south. Follow Highway 1 North to Reservation Road Exit, left to Dunes Drive and right on Dunes Drive. Just ahead is the BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn.