Rate based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 22, 2014

Mariposa Inn and Suites

3 stars
1386 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
90 reviews
Wonderful Place for Family and Friends

Check-in was very easy, the staff were very friendly and there was a shopping center/mall across... See full review

  • Suzy1960
  • Jun 2, 2013
Love Monterey!

Excellent service, clean room, plenty of parking, nice tucked away area for our dog to walk, very... See full review

  • KatbirdN
  • Jan 22, 2013
Monterey boutique hotel off Highway 1 designed for business and romance

Renovations at Mariposa Inn and Suites introduced fire pit patios, wired and wireless Internet access, a new breakfast room and lobby, and new decor to this Monterey boutique hotel. The updates earned the hotel a 2009 outstanding lodging property award from the California Lodging Industry Association. Fifty elegant rooms and suites include six categories, providing a room type to suit every traveler to the Monterey Peninsula. The Mariposa Inn and Suites hotel also offers free continental breakfast and an outdoor heated pool.

Highlights
  • Complimentary guest pass to a nearby fitness center
  • Concierge services
  • Located just off Highway 1
  • Most rooms feature gas log fireplaces
Location

Just across the street from the Mariposa Inn and Suites in Monterey, the outdoor Del Monte Shopping Center offers fashionable stores such as Chico's, White House Black Market and Williams-Sonoma, as well as nationally popular restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill and a Whole Foods Market.

Rooms

Neutral colors and accents like boxy lampshades give Mariposa Inn and Suites guest rooms a contemporary feel, while plum-colored bed skirts and chaise lounges and vivid photographs play on the color and life of the Central Coast of California. Two-story townhouse suites suit groups and families, while the spa suite is ideal for a romantic getaway. Executive king suites, deluxe king or double queen rooms and single king rooms are also available. All include a microwave and a refrigerator, free Internet access, a flat-panel television and an iPod docking station. Pet-friendly rooms are available (fees apply).

Features

Complimentary continental breakfast is served indoors and on the outdoor patio, looking out on landscaped gardens. Spend a sunny afternoon at the Mariposa Inn and Suites outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. After dinner, relax with a drink at an outdoor fire pit patio, where comfortable seating and lots of greenery invites guests to linger.

Transportation
  • Highway 1 (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (54.3 mi/87.5 km)
Attractions
  • Del Monte Shopping Center (across the street)
  • Monterey State Historic Park (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Monterey History and Maritime Museum (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf Monterey (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Cannery Row (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (2.3 mi/3.8 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting space available

Mariposa Inn and Suites Rooms

Single Queen
One Queen Bed*Flat Panel Television*Microwave *Refrigerator
Townhouse With View
Townhouse With View
Single King
1 King Bed*Flat Panel TV*Microwave *Refrigerator
Two Queens with Fireplace
Two Queen Beds*Flat Panel Television*Microwave *Refrigerator*Fireplace
Queen Queen
Two Queen Beds*Flat Panel Television*Microwave *Refrigerator
Two Queens Pool View
Two Queen Beds*Flat Panel Television*Microwave *Refrigerator*Fireplace
King with Fireplace and Sitting
1 King Bed*Fireplace*Flat Panel TV*Microwave *Refrigerator*Sitting Area
One King with Fireplace
1 King Bed*Fireplace*Flat Panel TV*Microwave *Refrigerator
Spa Suite
1 kg Bed*Fireplace*In room Spa*dbl head shower *Refrigerator*Flat Panel TV*Microwave
King Fireplace Suite
1 King Bed*Fireplace*Flat Panel TV*Microwave *Refrigerator*Sitting Area w/ TV and Sofa
One King with Fireplace Handicap
1 King Bed*Fireplace*Flat Panel TV*Microwave *Refrigerator*ADA Accessible
Townhouse
Townhouse

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire place
Sitting area
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

36.584 -121.9016
Nearby airports
(MRY), 4.00, MI; (SJC), 45.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (90)

Ratings and reviews for Mariposa Inn and Suites

Overall score

4 / 5
90 out of 90
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Visiting from Ga
Los Gatos
Jul 13, 2013

Day in Monterey

The staff was very friendly. There were a few glitches with the room but it was very comfortable especially after a long day of exploring around Monterey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The staff recommended a restaurant that we found to be quite good that was a short walk from the hotel. They know the area and are most willing to share their knowledge.

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

5
Suzy1960
Monterey Bay, CA
Jun 2, 2013

Wonderful Place for Family and Friends

Check-in was very easy, the staff were very friendly and there was a shopping center/mall across the street within walking distance of the hotel. We had a wonderful time and our room was very spacious, as there was a pull-out queen-size bed on the first level, along with a full bath, as well as a queen-size bed on the second level with a full-size bath. We were quite comfortable and will definitely stay there again when we're in Monterey! Only a short drive from the Aquarium.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You're only a short walk from a shopping center/mall that has a grocery store, drug store and a lot of restaurants, as well as a movie theatre and many other specialty stores.

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Stone fron hangzhou
Hangzhou china
Feb 8, 2013

Great small hotel

It's a great small hotel///////////////////////////

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fishman

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

5
KatbirdN
San Jose
Jan 22, 2013

Love Monterey!

Excellent service, clean room, plenty of parking, nice tucked away area for our dog to walk, very bright and cheery, easy access, very enjoyable stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Perfect day at the beach!

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
The David Show
San Jose, California
Jan 5, 2013

Great hotel at a steal of a value!

The pros: - While checking in, the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. She made sure our room was ready, and was kind enough to upgrade our room (free of charge) while checking in. I guess it was because we came early and the room wasn't ready, and made us come back (one of the cons). - The area was very quiet. There was not much noise during the night and morning, and we rested peacefully. -They do allow pets in the room for a charge of around $50 per night, however no pet was brought here. -The room we had was probably a suite since it had a small living room and bedroom. The king size bed was awesome! They even provided guests with complimentary bathrobes! I felt like Ric Flair while wearing it (pro wrestling reference ;)). The fireplace was a nice touch, and the bathroom was so nice! Along with this room, we were given a complimentary rollaway bed. Didn't use it, but it was nice to have. The room felt like you weren't at a hotel, but in luxurious getaway room! -Housekeeping did a great job on cleaning the room while we were away (tips were given!). -The hotel was a couple of miles away from Cannery Row, and across the street from a shopping center and eateries. - The room was also decorated very nicely! For the price we paid for this room, we consider this a steal for us! And the room had a patio to eat and hang out during the time you're in the room. The cons: -However, despite having a patio in the room, it was not a good idea to have a shared patio with the room next door. My significant other got real scared when she saw someone walking by the patio, in the morning. I hope they are able to put some sort of barricade that will allow each room to have their own patio. -AC/Heater was loud. I wish it had some sort of timer, too. When the heater was left on, the room got hot - quickly! -The shower was disappointing, meaning there was not enough hot water for us. I hope they can fix that. In addition, their internet was flimsy. -I guess this can be a minor con, but they were renovating the hotel and made the exterior not look presentable, but I appreciate the attempted improvements. Overall: This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Seriously. Like really. Like HELLA seriously!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You can walk to the shopping center from the hotel, or take a short drive near Downtown.

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
mjmccoin
roseville,ca
Dec 27, 2012

cozy and warm

when we arrived we were greeted by a very nice young lady. she quickly checked us into our room. we parked in a nice covered parking garage . our room was everything it was advertised and more.the spa was great the bed was perfect not like quite a few others we have stayed at in this area. breakfast was nice .there was quite a selection of pastries and bagels along with oatmeal and coffee and tea. We stayed here for 2 nights while we visited our son and his girlfriend in college. everyone here on staff was very friendly especially Arianna (i think that was her name)at the front desk, she was a wealth of information especially for those of us that are not natives to the area. This is a motel i would definitely refer to a friend and i would stay in the future..Thank you to the staff at the Mariposa

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

while we were in town we ate at the Great Wall chinese restaurant down the street on Abrego. the food was very good and portions were generous. we have been here more than once in the past and the food and the service were awesome.

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
rexmanningremix
Bristow, VA
Sep 6, 2012

Pretty to look at, not much underneath

I have to say I was a little underwhelmed with this hotel. I booked it on a 2 week road trip as our 1 'extra nice' room to break up the average hotels we'd be staying at for longer. Everything looks really modern and clean, but there was a lot of road noise, the bathroom sink wasn't attached to the countertop, and the bed was on some sort of metal platform that made a lot of noise when you got in or out of bed, and slid away from the headboard if you tried to sit up in bed to watch TV or read. I know it's true of every hotel but the photos of the place make it seem a lot nicer than it is. There was complimentary bottled water, so that's a plus, but there was also a surly front desk worker who said in no uncertain terms that check in is at 3pm, not 2 pm or 2:30 pm, which I understand, he just could've been nicer about it. The continental breakfast was not on par with the Best Westerns we had stayed at earlier in the trip either, which seems odd since it costs so much more. It's not a bad hotel, but it's not worth $200 a night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
NYC Couple 1
New York City
Aug 27, 2012

Nice Hotel, Good Location

Nice friendly, attentive staff. Breakfast area well stocked. Had a nice large room with fireplace that we used every night. Bathroom shower area could use some updating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Good shopping center right across the street.

Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
beto rodrigues
san jose, california
Aug 3, 2012

very good

Very good conditions and price. i like that place, close to restaurants and beach. good choose

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Mariposa Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

5
Sukiiiiiiii
Chicago, Il
Jun 19, 2012

Great comfort, little price to pay

Although the hotel looks alright from the outside, the interior of the room as well as the amenities are comparable with 5 star hotel. While checking in, we saw the award winning signage in the lobby that indicates the hotel is great with only 20 staff members to achieve a new level of comfortness for the visitors of Monterey. I would definitely come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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