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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'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
I LOVE MONTEREY! I wish I could live here but since I can't move right now I wanted to retire here. The air smells so clean. The people are very approachable. SanFo and San Jose is nearby. It's a small town that is worth a visit!
Sandra A. Mar 10, 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
BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn 1 hour ago 3 stars $177
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
1 hour ago 4 stars $207
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
2 hours ago 3 stars $158
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
3 hours ago 3 stars $165
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4 hours ago 4 stars $295
Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel
Downtown Monterey
5 hours ago 2 stars $83
Quality Inn Monterey
Downtown Monterey
5 hours ago 2 stars $144
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
8 hours ago 3 stars $131
La Quinta Inn Monterey 10 hours ago 2 stars $133
Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
Downtown Monterey
11 hours ago 2 stars $132

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
177 reviews
3 stars $165
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.4 / 5
179 reviews
4 stars $295
BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
3.9 / 5
58 reviews
3 stars $177
Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
Downtown Monterey
3.3 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $132
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
78 reviews
4 stars $207
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
4.1 / 5
111 reviews
3 stars $213
Monterey Marriott
Downtown Monterey
3.9 / 5
41 reviews
4 stars $207
Spindrift Inn
Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
4.5 / 5
31 reviews
3 stars $315
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
154 reviews
3 stars $158
The Stevenson Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $144

Featured Monterey Hotels

From $165

1 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 177 reviews

700 Munras Ave.

Save 18% on your stay!

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 nice hotel
Clean and nice area. Friendly staff and a nice area with lots of good restaurants.
Jul 18, 2015
From $295

2 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 179 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...

Beautiful
This hotel was beautiful. I enjoyed every aspect of this hotel to include the spa and hot tub.
Jul 27, 2015
From $131

3 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 46 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...

Clean and Comfortable
This hotel is a great place to stay when visiting Monterey. It was clean and comfortable. It is an older property but it's well maintained. You can buy two day passes to the aquarium at the front...
May 11, 2015
From $166

4 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.6 / 5 122 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...

Family Trip
The room was comfortable and roomy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the convenience of the continental breakfast. The location made it easy to get to the Cannery and Aquarium.
Jul 17, 2015
From $177

5 BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 58 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...

Good value, great location, bad smell
The Best Western Victorian Inn is a cute little hotel about one block from Cannery row and very close to all of my fav Monterey Fine Dining restaurants and the aquarium. The property's location and...
Jul 15, 2015
From $180

6 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.7 / 5 103 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...

conference & weekend getaway
I stayed at the hotel for a conference, then my partner met me for a vacation weekend. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, the ceiling fan cooled things off. We also enjoyed the hot tub. Nice...
Jun 16, 2015
From $217

7 Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 51 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 $207

8 Hotel Pacific

4 stars
3.8 / 5 78 reviews

300 Pacific Street

Save 10% off

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....

Hot Family Trip
The rooms were really nice, very quiet as well...only down fall, that there is no A/C...we called the front desk and they said the whole hotel doesn't offer A/C.....for as much as we paid for the...
Jul 14, 2015
From $213

9 Hotel Abrego

3 stars
4.1 / 5 111 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...

Wedding Weekend Stay
We stayed at Hotel Abrego to attend a wedding in Monterey. The hotel is beautiful & extremely clean. The only disappointing factor was that there was no A/C, so we had to leave our windows open...
Jul 14, 2015
From $158

10 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 154 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...

My stay
The room I stayed in was super adorable. My boyfriend is in the military and came to visit me here in Monterey from the islands and we stayed at the Colton Inn for the weekend of the 4th of July....
Jul 8, 2015
From $128

11 El Castell Motel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 81 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...

short stay
overall the hotel offers what you expect from that kind of hotels. It's fairly clean and you get the basic necessities. The wifi was very slow though which could've been a problem if i had stayed...
May 23, 2015
From $141

12 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 $239

13 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 $144

14 The Stevenson Monterey

2 stars
3.7 / 5 44 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...

Convenient location
An older motel with recent bathroom and carpet upgrades makes it a good value. Excellent location with Trader Joe a block away. Great place to get picnic items and can store in small frig provided....
Jun 29, 2015
From $177

15 BEST WESTERN PLUS Monterey Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 72 reviews

825 Abrego Street

In a popular and sometimes pricey tourist destination, the smoke-free Best Western Plus Monterey Inn welcomes guests with affordable rates in a central location. Walking distance or a short drive...

Trip with fam & friends
Pro: just across the best dessert place in monterey Cons: no a/c in the room. Had to open the windows for ventilation.
Jul 7, 2015
From $207

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 $315

17 Spindrift Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 31 reviews

652 Cannery Row

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Cozy and classic, the time-honored Spindrift Inn rests peacefully in the heart of Cannery Row offering intimate ambiance directly on the beach. After renovations, the distinctive lobby welcomes...

Up the Coast
We had an okay stay at the Spindrift. The location was great for tourists. The room was very nice and we were not bothered from street noise. The only problem was that we were on the second floor...
Jul 27, 2015
From $144

18 Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

2 stars
3.1 / 5 79 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...

Best last minute deal in Mry for NYE
Best price / location for last minute New Year's Eve booking in Monterey. Staff was very friendly.
Jun 21, 2015
From $99

19 Days Inn Monterey Downtown

2 stars
2.8 / 5 45 reviews

850 Abrego Street

Stay 2, Save 15%

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 $201

20 Holiday Inn Express MONTEREY-CANNERY ROW

3 stars
3.9 / 5 50 reviews

443 Wave Street

Renovated and all nonsmoking, the Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row offers clean, quiet accommodations on the Monterey/Carmel Peninsula. Just a block from the ocean, the hotel presents a...

Monterey Get Away
Our stay at this hotel was very nice! Great location just a couple blocks from Cannery Row! Very quaint hotel and easy to find with easy parking. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. Nice...
Jul 17, 2015