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Hang out in the historic bay of Monterey

Two hours south of San Francisco and sitting just beneath the sweep of Monterey bay, the city of Monterey has been both an artist's retreat and a fishing hotspot in its time, and now counts among America's best dive sites—the National Marine Sanctuary offshore is home to kelp forests teeming with dazzling shoals. Whale-watch out in the bay, come face to face with the local harbor seals and the not-so-local African penguins at Monterey Bay Aquarium, or just breathe in the sea air as you walk along Cannery Row. Monterey has plenty to recommend it back on dry land: a yearly jazz festival and theatre and film scene keep the culture vultures happy.


Where to stay

Downtown Monterey

Downtown is where you'll find the marina, Fisherman’s Wharf and other main attractions near the bay. Hotels range from as low as $140 per night to higher-end hotels that include full spas and all the amenities at upwards of $400 per night. The familiar faces of Travelodge and branches of Marriott are here.

Pacific Grove

North of the main center up the coast, stay in the peaceful Pacific Grove neighborhood for easy access to the water by way of kayak, surfboard and the Coastal Recreation Trail, as well as the Cannery Row waterfront for the best in seafood suppers around these parts. Hotel-wise, the so-called 17-mile Drive lines up the budget guesthouses and ocean-view suites to rent, and there's even an inn located right on Lover's Point Park for those sunset picnics on the shore.


Things to do

Golfing

If you're a golfer, Monterey is a great place to hone your swing in earshot of the Pacific waves. The Links at Spanish Bay is located right on the ocean with a full spa for that post-game massage. Visit during the springtime when the plant life is in full bloom, or check out courses in the area, including Del Monte and Pebble Beach.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The pride and joy of Monterey is the aquarium located in Pacific Grove right next to the water. From sharks and eels to seals, otters and sea lions, budding marine biologists will not be disappointed. This fully interactive museum has a variety of tours and activities that allow its guests to learn more about the sea creatures inhabiting the area, and guests can even get involved in feeding sessions.

Cannery Row and the Path of History

Make time for Monterey's storied past with a ‘Path of History’ walking tour around coastal Monterey, starting at Downtown district with its Maritime Museum and 19th century pier at Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as the adobe architecture of the old casas from the city's time as a colonial Spanish capital. Further into Pacific Wharf, stop off at Cannery Row for a browse around the boutiques, officially christened after John Steinbeck made the sardine canning district famous in his novel. Finish up by heading to Point Pinos for the West Coast's oldest operating lighthouse.


Best time of year to visit

As with most of the California Coast, there is never a bad time to visit Monterey. While the ocean can bring chilly mornings and evenings, the weather is near perfect for most of the year, with only 20 inches of rainfall and average temperatures of a comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Although you don't have to worry about extreme weather during your stay, you should travel during the months of spring to see the plant and animal life that makes this area so spectacular.

Recently booked Monterey hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
4 hours ago 3 stars $139
Quality Inn Monterey 9 hours ago 2 stars $50
La Quinta Inn Monterey 11 hours ago 2 stars $99
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
12 hours ago 4 stars $109
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
13 hours ago 3 stars $89
Monterey Bay Travelodge 14 hours ago 2 stars $44
Otter Inn 14 hours ago 3 stars $69
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 14 hours ago 4 stars $179
Super 8 Monterey 16 hours ago 2 stars $47
BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn 16 hours ago 3 stars $79

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Clarion Hotel Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.5 / 5
108 reviews
3 stars $55
Spindrift Inn
Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
4.5 / 5
30 reviews
3 stars $143
BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.4 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $58
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.4 / 5
40 reviews
3 stars $44
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.4 / 5
180 reviews
4 stars $179
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
3.6 / 5
90 reviews
4 stars $109
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
152 reviews
3 stars $89
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
3.3 / 5
37 reviews
2 stars $60
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Downtown Monterey
3.1 / 5
81 reviews
2 stars $42
Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport
3.9 / 5
22 reviews
2 stars $75

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1 BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 48 reviews

487 Foam Street Map

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Victorian-style property offers charm and modern-day amenities Charm only begins to describe Best Western Victorian Inn. The AAA Three Diamond Monterey Bay hotel, built in 1906 as a home for... More

Family getaway
This hotel is great location for the aquarium. Staff was very helpful. Rooms are comfy.
Aug 3, 2014
From $179

2 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 180 reviews

400 Cannery Row Map

One of only 160 Forbes Four Star hotels in the U.S. Prepare to be entranced. Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa perches guests above scenic Monterey Bay in elegant, European-inspired style... More

Weekend getaway
This is the best hotel in Monterey. Centrally located with great amenities and fantastic ocean views. Staff was very friendly and professional.
Dec 4, 2014
From $109

3 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.6 / 5 90 reviews

1 Old Golf Course Rd Map

Bed and Breakfast for 2

Multi-million dollar renovation transforms AAA Four Diamond resort A multi-million dollar renovation elevates Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa to a new plateau of excellence. This 550-room... More

Solo Gateway
Vacation in Monterey...hotel very convenient to to most attractions in the area. Room is comfy and clean and well worth the price. I even stayed for another day.
Dec 4, 2014
From $89

4 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 152 reviews

707 Pacific Street Map

Monterey inn offers spacious rooms, free breakfast and afternoon snacksLocated in the heart of downtown Monterey, the Colton Inn is surrounded by historic adobe structures and lies within minutes... More

Great minus one issue
Everything about the Inn met or exceeded expectations: room was nice (even had a fireplace!), typical continental breakfast, short drive from downtown... But they were recently having trouble with...
Dec 1, 2014
From $44

5 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 40 reviews

1200 Munras Ave Map

Monterey hotel with an seasonal outdoor Heated pool.Fisherman's Wharf nearby Situated in Monterey, this hotel is close to Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the... More

great location
Clean and convenient. Very close to the aquarium and the row.
Dec 5, 2014
From $139

6 Hotel Abrego

3 stars
4.0 / 5 106 reviews

755 Abrego St. Map

Boutique hotel on Monterey Peninsula offers relaxing coastal atmosphere Unwind after a long day touring the Monterey Peninsula's many attractions at Hotel Abrego, the area's newest full-service... More

Clean, convenient and quiet
Very much enjoyed our brief stay. We were upstairs in one of the 'wing' rooms which provided nice peace and quiet. Convenient eateries across the street and one block from Casa Munras' excellent...
Oct 24, 2014
From $55

7 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.5 / 5 108 reviews

1046 Munras Avenue Map

Affordable accommodation with lodge-like pool and Jacuzzi in MontereyThe affordable Clarion Hotel Monterey offers clean, contemporary guest rooms and thoughtful touches to make any stay special.... More

Great little romantic getaway
Staff was extremely nice and the room was very comfortable.
Dec 8, 2014
From $169

8 MONTEREY BAY INN

3 stars
4.2 / 5 27 reviews

242 Cannery Row Map

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Harbor views on Cannery Row with free in-room breakfastOceanfront balconies meet the tide at Monterey Bay Inn, set along the shores of historic Cannery Row.  Stroll to Monterey Bay Aquarium,... More

Perfect hotel for a perfect weekend.
The Staff was friendly and quick. The room exceeded my expectations and the views were outstanding. Yes it only comes with a continental breakfast but hey it’s delivered right to your room at your...
Nov 24, 2014
From $143

9 Spindrift Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 30 reviews

652 Cannery Row Map

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Romance on the beach, in the heart of Cannery RowCozy and classic, the time-honored Spindrift Inn rests peacefully in the heart of Cannery Row offering intimate ambiance directly on the beach.... More

Romantic Reconnection
Fabulous way to honor your lover with intimate and mindblowing setting and location.
Dec 7, 2014
From $119

10 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 163 reviews

700 Munras Ave. Map

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A Spanish hacienda in the heart of Old MontereyCasa Munras Hotel & Spa captures the true spirit of Monterey, with a blend of warm, casual guest rooms, elegant dining and outdoor spaces that... More

It's not great, but it works
It was all together an ok experience, 2.5 stars. We booked a queen bed, but they would only give us double bed rooms. Our first night, they put us in a room in the corner of the property. Wi-fi...
Dec 8, 2014
From $159

11 Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 40 reviews

2 Portola Plaza Map

Monterey hotel includes every ingredient for a great coastal getawayFrom a sun-soaked lobby with live trees reaching toward atrium skylights, to luxurious, soul-satisfying spa treatments, the... More

Great location
This Hotel is in a great location downtown walking distance to everything. Would be a 5 Star rating if the Hot Tub was open past 10pm on weekends.
Nov 20, 2014
From $52

12 El Castell Motel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 72 reviews

2102 North Fremont Street Map

The El Castell Motel is an exquisite lodge located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, Monterey. The lodge features an indoor seasonally heated pool, continental breakfast, business... More

Here for work
Stay at this hotel was good. Convenient location close to food and near freeway. Quiet and nice.
Nov 9, 2014
From $58

13 BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 49 reviews

1100 Munras Avenue Map

Save 15% on your stay

Great rates a mile or two from the best of MontereyGuests at Best Western Park Crest Inn find a convenient location and a complimentary continental breakfast featuring Belgian waffles each morning... More

Affordable clean place
I enjoys staying here. I like the price and the place was clean and neat. Thank you !
Dec 7, 2014
From $119

14 Hotel Pacific

4 stars
3.8 / 5 71 reviews

300 Pacific Street Map

Romantic Monterey all-suite hotel reveals hints of Spanish influenceFind a touch of the Mediterranean at the Hotel Pacific, an adobe all-suite hotel in Monterey. Each of this boutique hotel's 105... More

Rustic Mediterranean Style
Checking in and out was simple, quick and easy. The breakfast bar was awesome and the rustic Mediterranean style of the hotel was really pleasant. We got engaged in our room this weekend so it...
Dec 8, 2014
From $66

15 The Stevenson Monterey

2 stars
3.6 / 5 43 reviews

675 Munras Avenue Map

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A fresh look with economical downtown convenienceWith a downtown locale at small-town prices, The Stevenson Monterey sits just two blocks from the main drag, Alvarado Street. A retro,... More

Perfect location
I had a good experience at this hotel. The room was clean and comfotable and the staff was very helpful and responsive.
Sep 4, 2014
From $99

16 BEST WESTERN PLUS Monterey Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 68 reviews

825 Abrego Street Map

Nice rates near the conference center and Fisherman's WharfIn a popular and sometimes pricey tourist destination, the smoke-free Best Western Plus Monterey Inn welcomes guests with affordable rates... More

great location
nice hotel, very comfortable rooms and great location
Nov 25, 2014
From $42

17 Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

2 stars
3.1 / 5 81 reviews

1150 Munras Ave Map

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Economy hotel offers free continental breakfast and a great location The Americas Best Value Presidents Inn offers budget accommodation in a great location on Munras Avenue, with quick, convenient... More

Good value
Stayed here before. It offers decent rooms and is well located with shopping close by and a mile to the ocean and less to historic district.
Nov 30, 2014
From $129

18 Hilton Garden Inn Monterey

3 stars
3.6 / 5 37 reviews

1000 Aguajito Road Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The conveniences of home in Monterey Bay settingHilton Garden Inn Monterey spoils guests with private balconies, poolside cabanas, Herman Miller ergonomic desk chairs, and a location just a half... More

Great Trip for Work & Sight Seeing
The hotel was modern and clean. I had to clean up my work presentation in the business center and was able to print everything without any problems. The pool and hot tub were clean and perfect...
Nov 6, 2014
From $54

19 Days Inn Monterey Downtown

2 stars
2.7 / 5 38 reviews

850 Abrego Street Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

The San Carlos Days Inn offers a convenient central location just a short walk from Montereys historic downtown with its many unique shops and restaurants. We are 3 blocks from Historic Downtown... More

Good Price in Pricy Neigborhoood
It is a clean, well-mainained, and inexpensive place to stay. The walls are thin so that one can hear next hear TV next door. The parking spaces are insufficient for the number of rooms but local...
Nov 24, 2014
From $48

20 Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel

2 stars
3.0 / 5 52 reviews

1182 Cass Street Map

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Monterey budget hotel offers free breakfast and Wi-Fi For great value in the heart of Monterey, look no further than the Ramada Limited Monterey Carmel hotel. This property earns high marks for... More

Better than anticipated
A little older looking from the outside, the interiors are updated and quite nice. It's conveniently located up the road from the historic downtown (a quick drive or long walk) but with little...
Nov 16, 2014