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What travelers to Monterey are saying

Monterey is a fantastic place to spend with children. I took my two daughters to Monterey for a 2 day getaway from Sacramento which was experiencing a triple digit heat wave. We absolutely loved our two days in Monterey. The weather was fantastic with 72 degrees and blue sky, the beach was relaxing with tide pools to explore. We also rented bikes and had a lot of fun riding bikes, and going to the aquarium. The fish we ate on the wharf was fresh and absolutely delicious. We also had dessert at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory which had incredible views of the ocean.
Victoria T. Jul 6, 2015
I like Monterey and take overseas visitors there whenever they're in the country. The aquarium is one of the best in the world, and in one of the world's less obnoxious tourist traps... it's actually quite pleasant. There's a lot of beautiful and unique landscape to explore in the area, and good restaurants and other services are easy to find. I'm sure I'll make daytrips and weekend getaways there again and again.
MikZ Aug 17, 2015
I've always loved Monterey. Been going there since I was a baby with family and now I try to go at least a couple times a year, if not more. So many fun things to do and places to explore. My favorite part of this city and surrounding areas is how pet friendly it is. My doggie loves going to Monterey just as much as I do!
Meghan B. Jul 14, 2015

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
The Stevenson Monterey
Downtown Monterey
2 hours ago 2 stars $100
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 2 hours ago 4 stars $250
La Quinta Inn Monterey 3 hours ago 2 stars $122
Clarion Hotel Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3 hours ago 3 stars $77
Spindrift Inn
Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
3 hours ago 3 stars $201
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
12 hours ago 3 stars $123
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
16 hours ago 3 stars $76
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
19 hours ago 3 stars $115
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Downtown Monterey
21 hours ago 4 stars $217
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
22 hours ago 4 stars $146

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
El Castell Motel
3.4 / 5
82 reviews
3 stars $100
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey
3.0 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $96
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
79 reviews
4 stars $176
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
156 reviews
3 stars $115
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.4 / 5
182 reviews
4 stars $250
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
4.1 / 5
112 reviews
3 stars $159
The Stevenson Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
45 reviews
2 stars $100
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Downtown Monterey
3.1 / 5
80 reviews
2 stars $89
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
180 reviews
3 stars $123
Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
Downtown Monterey
3.2 / 5
21 reviews
2 stars $88

Featured Monterey Hotels

From $250

1 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 182 reviews

400 Cannery Row

Prepare to be entranced. Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa perches guests above scenic Monterey Bay in elegant, European-inspired style architecture and décor. Enjoy sweeping coastal views from...

Great Trip
Great location, clean and excellent and friendly staff.
Aug 21, 2015
From $115

2 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 156 reviews

707 Pacific Street

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the Colton Inn is surrounded by historic adobe structures and lies within minutes of the top city attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row...

Breakfast is good
We booked 2 king-size bed rooms for 3 adults and 1 child. Location and parking is very good. You can bring your breakfast to your rooms, which is more convenient for us. The only flaw happened to...
Aug 16, 2015
From $176

3 Hotel Pacific

4 stars
3.8 / 5 79 reviews

300 Pacific Street

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Find a touch of the Mediterranean at the Hotel Pacific, an adobe all-suite hotel in Monterey. Each of this boutique hotel's 105 guest rooms features hardwood floors, feather beds and a fireplace....

Great location!!!
Poor wifi inside room... Nice location for walk around. Beautiful hotel! Little pricy..
Aug 14, 2015
From $123

4 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 180 reviews

700 Munras Ave.

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Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa captures the true spirit of Monterey, with a blend of warm, casual guest rooms, elegant dining and outdoor spaces that invite guests to linger in cool Monterey...

very sexy getaway *inserts smirk emojicon*
Very clean, great service, and quiet place to stay. would definitely recommend
Aug 22, 2015
From $159

5 Hotel Abrego

3 stars
4.1 / 5 112 reviews

755 Abrego St.

Great location, rated #7 on Tripadvisor

Unwind after a long day touring the Monterey Peninsula's many attractions at Hotel Abrego, the area's newest full-service hotel. The modern decor and earth tones match the Peninsula's beauty, while...

Disappointment above us
We were staying in the lowest room which is a bit under street level and the people above us were up late and up early 4:30, both days and stomping on the floor and opening the patio door at 4:30...
Aug 25, 2015
From $217

6 Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 53 reviews

2 Portola Plaza

From a sun-soaked lobby with live trees reaching toward atrium skylights, to luxurious, soul-satisfying spa treatments, the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers a complete experience...

Awesome Weekend Trip
Was very pleased with the location of the hotel. Its conveniently located near downtown and main attractions. Starbucks right across the street as well as multiple restaurants around the pier....
Jul 25, 2015
From $146

7 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.7 / 5 104 reviews

1 Old Golf Course Rd

Bed and Breakfast for 2

A multi-million dollar renovation elevates Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa to a new plateau of excellence. This 550-room retreat set on 22 acres adjacent to the Pebble Beach Company's Del...

hyatt Monterey
the Hyatt in Monterey, ca is an excellent hotel for a two day get away--lovely, quiet rooms overlooking the golf course, excellent meals in the two restaurants ( they even did gluten free four...
Aug 27, 2015
From $177

8 BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 59 reviews

487 Foam Street

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Charm only begins to describe Best Western Victorian Inn. The AAA Three Diamond Monterey Bay hotel, built in 1906 as a home for the Lang family, extends gracious Old World hospitality to its...

Birthday Trip
Husband and I stayed here overnight, it was a bit expensive but was nice. We arrived earlier than check in time and was checked in. Husband emailed them before we arrived and told them it was my...
Aug 5, 2015
From $179

9 InterContinental THE CLEMENT MONTEREY

4 stars
4.4 / 5 65 reviews

750 Cannery Row

Enjoy stunning ocean views from InterContinental The Clement Monterey, a AAA Four Diamond resort with 208 rooms and suites situated right next to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium in the...

A wonderful relaxing and enjoyable stay
I am a frequent visitor to Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey for over 40 years and I was quite concerned of some of the changes there that might change the charm of this wonderful place. But The...
Jul 22, 2015
From $76

10 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 47 reviews

1200 Munras Ave

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...

It was a good trip to the bay area.
It was a good location but i thought the parking was a issue. Always a nice to place to stay.
Aug 25, 2015
From $77

11 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.6 / 5 124 reviews

1046 Munras Avenue

The affordable Clarion Hotel Monterey offers clean, contemporary guest rooms and thoughtful touches to make any stay special. All accommodations feature microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee...

Hotel was nice...but...
This place is average for a nights stay. Its off the beaten path of where you want to be. You have to drive to get to places like the wharf and Cannery Row. There is a free trolly to the...
Aug 1, 2015
From $182

12 MONTEREY BAY INN

3 stars
4.3 / 5 33 reviews

242 Cannery Row

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Oceanfront balconies meet the tide at Monterey Bay Inn, set along the shores of historic Cannery Row.  Stroll to Monterey Bay Aquarium, lively restaurants and nightclubs. Watch sea otters...

Awesome 2 day getaway
The hotel staff were friendly, helpful, and fast. We arrived at 11:30 am and they told us our room wasn't ready yet since check-in isn't until 4pm, but we could check in our bags and they even...
Jul 7, 2015
From $100

13 The Stevenson Monterey

2 stars
3.7 / 5 45 reviews

675 Munras Avenue

Great location in the heart of Monterey

With a downtown locale at small-town prices, The Stevenson Monterey sits just two blocks from the main drag, Alvarado Street. A retro, midcentury-style facade opens to a smoke-free hotel...

Drop-off at CSUMB
Although the room inside was very nice, and the staff extremely friendly, the hotel itself is very old. You can hear your neighbors talking and using their bathroom. There is also a serious lack of...
Aug 25, 2015
From $100

14 El Castell Motel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 82 reviews

2102 North Fremont Street

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...

Decent stay, but not outstanding
We didn't really have any problems when we arrived, and we were able to check in fairly late, after hitting especially bad traffic. But we left an item in the room that we thought would be pretty...
Aug 18, 2015
From $121

15 BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn

3 stars
3.6 / 5 54 reviews

1100 Munras Avenue

Save 15% on your stay

Guests at Best Western Park Crest Inn find a convenient location and a complimentary continental breakfast featuring Belgian waffles each morning in the lobby. Reasonable rates and a...

College Visit
Great hotel. Loved the location and amenities. Would definitely stay there again.
Jun 14, 2015
From $195

16 Monterey Marriott

4 stars
3.9 / 5 41 reviews

350 Calle Principal

Rate includes breakfast

Explore Monterey Peninsula by foot, bike and car from the beautifully maintained Monterey Marriott in the heart of historic downtown. Two on-site restaurants and a day spa distinguish this hotel...

Nice stay close to restaurants
We had a nice stay, however the air conditioner rattled some in the night. Not sure about the ballet bill.. Something about 24$ a night???
Jul 10, 2015
From $89

17 Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

2 stars
3.1 / 5 80 reviews

1150 Munras Ave

The Americas Best Value Presidents Inn offers budget accommodation in a great location on Munras Avenue, with quick, convenient access to the area's top attractions. Monterey Bay Aquarium - widely...

Filthy Room
SHOCKED at how outdated the room was and the deep dirt in the room. My white socks were filthy each day from walking on the carpeting in room 105. The bed was saggy, the windows are older than me,...
Aug 10, 2015
From $83

18 Days Inn Monterey Downtown

2 stars
2.8 / 5 46 reviews

850 Abrego Street

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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...

Great Time
Great room for the price, comfortable and the staff was so curtious. Will definatley stay there again.
Jul 19, 2015
From $68

19 Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel

2 stars
3.2 / 5 58 reviews

1182 Cass Street

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For great value in the heart of Monterey, look no further than the Ramada Limited Monterey Carmel hotel. This property earns high marks for comfortable rooms, plush bedding and convenient access to...

Simple and Friendly
This was a great place for me since I was traveling alone and wanted an affordable Inn near downtown. The folks here are friendly and helpful and the rooms were simple and clean. It met all my...
Jul 1, 2015
From $181

20 Hilton Garden Inn Monterey

3 stars
3.7 / 5 36 reviews

1000 Aguajito Road

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey spoils guests with private balconies, poolside cabanas, Herman Miller ergonomic desk chairs, and a location just a half mile from beautiful Monterey Bay beaches. Guests...

Great Hotel and Price
We stayed here once before a few years back and liked the location and service of this hotel. Everything was nice and we hope to stay here again when we're in the area.
Feb 28, 2015