Merrill Gardens at Monterey

200 Iris Canyon Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

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About the community Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Located on the California coast, you’ll find this community encompassed by stunning, forest green trees in the city of Monterey. Less than ten minutes from the local beaches, the community is a serene paradise for a relaxing retirement. The modern, stone exterior complements the classic, luxurious interior creating a refreshing ambiance. Merrill Gardens at Monterey aims to provide an exceptional retirement experience by offering exceptional care and resort-like amenities.

This wonderful community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a family-owned company dedicated to providing freedom and flexibility in retirement. At Merrill Gardens at Monterey, every day holds a new adventure, so you’ll always be creating cherished memories. When residents are looking to explore the city, they can shop, dine, and more at the neighboring shopping center. The community offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to meet your unique requirements and desires.

Community Amenities and Services

Committed to making each resident’s day-to-day easier, the community staff personalizes care to their unique needs. The 24-hour staffing and resident call systems enable each resident to feel safe and lead a worry-free lifestyle. The staff handles the daily chores and caretaking, so that residents can spend their time...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services


Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Beauty salon


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Movie or theater room


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Monterey


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1-5 of 5 reviews
October 4, 2021
Carolee S - Sibling of resident/client
Great Place

This is a good place for your family member to be. They are safe and well taken care of . There are also lots of activities and chances for socialization. I feel very confident about my loved one being here.

April 14, 2021
Lori L - Toured community
My review of Merrill Gardens

Merrill Gardens was a very nice facility, it was just a little too modern for what we liked and there was not enough nature. It was a great tour and the staff were friendly.

December 27, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice. Its on the major candidate list

Response from Merrill Gardens at Monterey

January 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.

December 8, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom is happy here

*Staff 5 *Cleanliness 5 *Activities 5 *Friendliness 5 *Food 5 Transition from home to Merrill Gardens was as smooth as one can expect with someone with cognitive impairment. The staff was very helpful during the transition, and continues to be so during these past few months. We are comforted in knowing that our mother is being well cared for.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Monterey

December 15, 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your experience moving your mother to Merrill Gardens. We are glad that the transition has been smooth and that you are comfortable with her new home.

December 6, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
In A Class of It's Own

When we were first moving in, there were some miscommunications, and a few issues with paperwork, but I think it's because Merrill Gardens is so new. After move in, everything has been very smooth. The staff is kind, caring and attentive, and the atmosphere is really positive. The food is top of the line, and they have such high standards. They only use fresh foods, and they have a great menu for the residents. They also have happy hour every day, a pool, tai chi in the mornings, outings, and live entertainment. The place is very clean, and I feel my loved one is very happy here. I would absolutely recommend Merrill Gardens

Response from Merrill Gardens at Monterey

December 15, 2017

We are so happy to hear that you and your loved one are pleased with Merrill Gardens! Thank you for sharing feedback on what they are enjoying at their new home.

Neighborhood around Merrill Gardens at Monterey

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Frequently Asked Questions about Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Merrill Gardens at Monterey offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedrooms. Learn more.

Merrill Gardens at Monterey has received an average review rating of 4.9 based on 5 reviews. See all reviews.

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