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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
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
1 hour ago 3 stars $39
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 1 hour ago 4 stars $179
Ramada Limited Monterey 2 hours ago 2 stars $48
Otter Inn 4 hours ago 3 stars $75
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
4 hours ago 3 stars $112
Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel
Downtown Monterey
4 hours ago 2 stars $48
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
10 hours ago 4 stars $125
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
11 hours ago 3 stars $119
BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn 12 hours ago 3 stars $99
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
12 hours ago 4 stars $125

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.4 / 5
51 reviews
3 stars $62
Del Monte Pines Motel
Downtown Monterey
2.8 / 5
74 reviews
2 stars $33
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
4.0 / 5
109 reviews
3 stars $119
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.4 / 5
43 reviews
3 stars $39
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Downtown Monterey
4.3 / 5
44 reviews
4 stars $132
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
77 reviews
4 stars $125
BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn
3.8 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $99
La Quinta Inn Monterey
3.4 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $109
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey
3.1 / 5
10 reviews
2 stars $54
BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
3.8 / 5
51 reviews
3 stars $110

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1 BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 51 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

Awesome room
High celling, Fire Place, Balcony, friendly staff, reasonable price, $ 14 parking which is ok
Dec 30, 2014
From $119

2 Hotel Abrego

3 stars
4.0 / 5 109 reviews

755 Abrego St. Map

Great location, rated #7 on Tripadvisor

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

Nice convenient place
The hotel is nicely located within easy walking distance of Monterey harbor and downtown. The room was very nice, clean and well equipped. Free wifi.
Jan 25, 2015
From $58

3 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.5 / 5 118 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

Last minute trip
Tricky to find but pleasant & accommodating staff. Disappointed with Direct TV.
Jan 20, 2015
From $39

4 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 43 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

Family Vacation
I took my girls to Monterey for the weekend and we had a blast! The hotel was pretty good, no frills but it worked for the money! The towels were small and we had to ask for more daily since they...
Jan 25, 2015
From $132

5 Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
4.3 / 5 44 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

Nice hotel
Nice hotel in a good location. Far enough away from the tourist traps of Monterey, but they are still convenient to get to via the free shuttles or a short walk.
Jan 24, 2015
From $179

6 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 181 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 $189

7 MONTEREY BAY INN

3 stars
4.2 / 5 29 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

Great trip
Very nice hotel great view of water and hiking area
Jan 12, 2015
From $99

8 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 153 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

Terrible
This place is awful..cold heater took 12 hours to warm room...By that time I had to check out...they would not give us 20 minutes extra in the room..first excuse was a customer was waiting for...
Jan 15, 2015
From $169

9 Spindrift Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 31 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 $112

10 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 166 reviews

700 Munras Ave. Map

Save 18% on your stay!

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

2 Days in Monterey
Good location where you can walk about half a mile to fisherman's wharf. and downtown. Trader Joe's 2 blocks and Denny's across the street. My room was apparently low end. It was small but had a...
Jan 5, 2015
From $125

11 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.7 / 5 98 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

Awsome Place
Convenient Location to roam around in Monterey ! Hotel room was very clean ! They have good Jazz to hang around over weekends. Monterey bay aquarium is at 3 miles so are couple of beaches.
Jan 20, 2015
From $62

12 BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 51 reviews

1100 Munras Avenue Map

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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

Anniversary Trip
Hotel was clean staff was nice. Bed was not comfy. Not much of TV selection and AC unit was outdated.
Jan 26, 2015
From $75

13 Otter Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 75 reviews

571 Wave Street Map

The charm and festivities of Cannery Row are just outside of our hotels doors.. Walk only 2 blocks to Monterey Bay Aquarium. Shops- restaurants- and museums are just steps away. Return at the end... More

You get what you pay for
I booked this hotel based on the name because I thought it would be fun for my 2 year old. I slept terribly both nights. The bed was like concrete and the room was so stuffy I couldn't breathe. The...
Jan 17, 2015
From $109

14 BEST WESTERN PLUS Monterey Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 69 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

It was okay.
All of the staff was great. Room was clean. That's always great. The bed was to hard for me. I was expecting a soft bed for the price we paid. Most of breakfast was good. Eggs were not good....
Jan 5, 2015
From $125

15 Hotel Pacific

4 stars
3.8 / 5 77 reviews

300 Pacific Street Map

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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

Hotel Pacific for Big Sur Half Marathon
Great location to downtown. Parking was a little difficult but it worked out. Room was very large with gas fireplace. i would stay again.
Jan 24, 2015
From $48

16 Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel

2 stars
3.1 / 5 53 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

Monterey/Dec 2014
Very pleased with cleanliness & safety. Comfortable room. I would stay here again.
Jan 12, 2015
From $129

17 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 $50

18 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 $45

19 Econo Lodge Monterey Fairgrounds

2 stars
2.8 / 5 49 reviews

2042 N. Fremont St. Map

The Econo Lodge Monterey Fairgrounds hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from the Monterey Fairgrounds. This Monterey hotel is minutes away from attractions including Fisherman's... More

New Years Get Away
I was plesantly surprised with this hotel. What was great about the room: fridge, microwave and window in bathroom. Although they could fix the screen on the window because it looked like someone...
Jan 15, 2015
From $50

20 El Castell Motel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 78 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

Great family trip
This place was easy to find and friendly to me and my children. Great breakfast. The pool was wonderful for kids and me!
Jan 7, 2015