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TOP HOTEL RATINGS

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Rating System Explained

GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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Monterey/Carmel


El Adobe Inn
Hofsas House Hotel
Los Laureles Lodge
Merritt House Inn
Monterey Bay Lodge
Sea View Inn
The Vagabond’s House

Fernwood Resort
Ripplewood Resort
Treebones Resort




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