$125 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Monterey Beach Resort

3 stars
2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
71 reviews
replenishing & low maintenance getaway

My husband and I book an ocean view room here at least once a year. Oceanview is a must and... See full review

  • Jewellie
  • Oct 27, 2014
great location

The room itself isn't anything fancy. The bathroom is tiny and the bed mediocre but the location is... See full review

  • amberE
  • Sep 16, 2014
Our California coastal hotel boasts only the best of the laidback west coast lifestyle - including well-appointed rooms - fine dining and the beach just steps away. Monterey Beach is right in the backyard of this full service hotel. Beach access and an ocean view are two of the top reasons guests flock to our hotel. Enjoy the fresh sea air and sounds of the crashing waves. Whether you re interested in surf lessons or romantic strolls along the sand - the best of California is right here. Area attractions and area special events keep guests busy. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must for family-friendly fun. Local golf courses and tournaments are a perfect reprise and provide a full day of relaxation. Of course - Cannery Row and Fishermans Wharf are also big attractions and feature plenty of shopping and fine dining options.

Monterey Beach Resort Rooms

Garden Side Room, One King Bed
Garden Side Room. One King Bed. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access
Garden Side Room, One Queen
Garden Side Room. One Queen Bed. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access.
Garden Side Room, Two Queen Beds
Garden Side Room. Two Queen Beds. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access.
Ocean Front Room, One King Bed
Ocean Front Room. One King Bed. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access
Ocean Front Room, One Queen Bed
Ocean Front Room. One Queen Bed. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access
Garden Side Room, One Queen Bed
ADA Garden Side Room. One Queen Bed. Exterior-corridor access. Room has a bathtub
Ocean Front Room, Two Queen Beds
Ocean Front Room. Two Queen Beds. Exterior-corridor access. Free Wireless Internet Access

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Jogging track
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Meal plan - bed and breakfast
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
International direct dial

Dining

Cafe Beach Restaurant
Our panoramic setting combines a relaxed beach front environment paired with sophistication and simplicity to provide the perfect dining experience.
Room Service
Imagine private fine dining with the Pacific breeze and your pillow...how else should you spend your time away from home. Allow our Executive Chef to test your palate in the comfort of your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (71)

Ratings and reviews for Monterey Beach Resort

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
71 out of 71
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.5

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jewellie
Business
Moraga, California
Oct 27, 2014

replenishing & low maintenance getaway

My husband and I book an ocean view room here at least once a year. Oceanview is a must and completely worth the extra money, The room has huge windows facing the ocean waves and you can hear the roar of the waves 24/7. Big comfy pillows - room is small but fine for us. The clientele are casual (not stuffy) - there is an ease about the place that helps us not be concerned about what we are wearing or how we look yet it feels slightly upscale in an understated way; easy to fit in in flip flops and shorts, while there are also members of a wedding party walking around in tuxes. There is a family friendly/dog-friendly vibe, but it is never obtrusively noisy, nor is the presence of families or dogs obtrusive. The grounds and the oceans waves are ever present, and this keeps all the bustle at arms length.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Expensive but so convenient and the views are unbeatable. Menu is interesting and flavorful but limited. They do have gluten free bread, which I appreciated. The only annoyance is the piped in music during the meal.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amberE
Business
monterey
Sep 16, 2014

great location

The room itself isn't anything fancy. The bathroom is tiny and the bed mediocre but the location is worth the extra money. You step out of your room onto the beach. We watched a beautiful sunset and then slept to the sound of waves crashing in. In the morning we watched seals and dolphins play up and down the coast! Beautiful!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Chili's is walking distance

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sacramento Sun
Business
Sacramento, CA
Aug 29, 2014

just what I needed!

I had a great experience at this hotel. It's a great location to me, being directly ON the beach and a quick drive to Cannery Row and Pacific Grove, etc. I had asked for a room away from the check-in area and parking, so it was nice & quiet. The room was a little small, but it was fine for just two of us. If it had been the whole family of 4 it would've been too cramped (we had a room with 2 queen beds). The only down side to the room was there is no place to go within the room if you are an early riser and want to go into another room so you don't wake up the others (but that is true for a lot of hotels). All in all, I was very happy with our stay here.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JaayJ
Business
San Jose, CA
Aug 27, 2014

A Glimpse of Paradise

Very very beautiful location. The beach front is beautiful and I couldn't get enough of the view! Absolutely loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Walk along the beach it's stunning how gorgeous it is

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tired and mad
Business
N. Cal
Jul 25, 2014

Noisy all night - hotel double billed me now!

Noisy all night -room above restaurant. hotel has now double billed me now! real good orbiz.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Travellers from North Cal
Business
santa clara
Jun 16, 2014

Close to beach. Nothing else.

Pros: Close to beach Cons: Rate for size/age of rooms Dirty towels at pool $18 parking. No breakfast. Check in at 4pm

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Monterey Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steve the Spartan
Business
London
Jun 12, 2014

Good location for exploring Monterey

Location is fantastic, but car park charges are a little steep if you're not used to daily charges.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Lou Lou's Grill in the Middle on the smaller wharf for an excellent breakfast/brunch

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Review of Monterey Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John14
Business
PA
May 8, 2014

Beachfront

Great beachfront location. Great Staff. Bathrooms are very tight and carpet could use some updating, otherwise beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
13MC13
Business
Minnesota
Apr 21, 2014

Nice location

Other than a poorly timed weeding reception directly above my room and the fact that they are currently under a remodel, it was a nice older hotel with an AMAZING location directly on the beach.

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

Business

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Review of Monterey Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LoveCali
Business
San Jose, CA
Apr 4, 2014

Very average hotel

I was initially displeased with our room. It was incredibly small and the room desperately needed a remodel. To add, there was construction around our entire half of the hotel and it took a while to find a way down to the beach. The area outside looked torn up and dirty. We were able to move to another room which was more spacious and looked slightly more updated. The beach was nice. They had a patio with some chairs that were nice to sit at and look out at the ocean. I would say it could be worth it if you are able to get an ocean view and refuse a room that is not up to par (like the room we were initially given). The food was expensive though not great. I recommend leaving the hotel for all meals - though keep in mind that most restaurants in the area will have an hour long wait at meal times. They do allow dogs while most others surrounding do not. If you have a dog, you won't have much of a better choice. It wasn't a terrible place; it just was not worth what we paid for it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Old Fisherman's Grotto is excellent for dinner and First Awakenings is the place to go for breakfast. We did not care much for Restaurant 1833 and Loulou's Griddle in the Middle was not quite a restaurant as we had expected.

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