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What travelers to Monterey are saying

Fun city to visit with my girlfriend. Great food and drinks with some cool dive bars.
Branden P. Apr 9, 2015
Monterey is a good spare of the moment get a way from the valley heat......
Debra K. May 31, 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
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
10 minutes ago 4 stars $141
SUPER 8 MOTEL - MONTEREY CA
Downtown Monterey
1 hour ago 2 stars $89
Motel 6 Monterey Downtown
Downtown Monterey
1 hour ago 1 star $120
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
5 hours ago 3 stars $149
El Castell Motel 6 hours ago 3 stars $79
Days Inn Monterey-Fishermans Wharf Aquarium
Downtown Monterey
9 hours ago 2 stars $89
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 10 hours ago 4 stars $239
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Downtown Monterey
13 hours ago 4 stars $175
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Downtown Monterey
13 hours ago 2 stars $79
Quality Inn Monterey
Downtown Monterey
14 hours ago 2 stars $79

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Downtown Monterey
4.2 / 5
52 reviews
4 stars $175
The Stevenson Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.6 / 5
54 reviews
2 stars $139
El Castell Motel
3.4 / 5
94 reviews
3 stars $79
Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Downtown Monterey
2.8 / 5
46 reviews
2 stars $109
Hotel Pacific
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
84 reviews
4 stars $195
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Downtown Monterey
3.1 / 5
87 reviews
2 stars $79
Clarion Hotel Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.5 / 5
131 reviews
3 stars $95
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
109 reviews
4 stars $141
Quality Inn Monterey
3.0 / 5
43 reviews
2 stars $80
BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.4 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $116

Featured Monterey Hotels

From $149

1 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 181 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...

Casa Munras is the Best!
I arrived early and the staff was most accommodating about letting me check in early. Super great because i had a business meeting and really wanted to freshen up before. Best beds and bedding...
Jun 10, 2015
From $239

2 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 196 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 the...

anniversary trip
The hotel was clean and the staff were nice and professional. Prime location right on Cannery Row.
May 29, 2015
From $141

3 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.7 / 5 109 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 $95

4 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.5 / 5 131 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...

small getaway
beds were comfortable. and pillows. didn't get to check out the pool or jacuzzi but breakfast was pretty solid as well.
Jun 19, 2015
From $175

5 Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 52 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...

Holiday
We love Monterey, we have been before and stayed at the same hotel. We chose it and and like it very much because it is a very nice hotel and for it's great proximity. It is in the heart of the bay...
Jun 29, 2015
From $149

6 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 158 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...

Great Stay
It was terrific 2 day stay best ever. All the staff, from Manager to maids were tops. Breakfast's were excellent, large variety of good food. I will, without doubt, return to the Tracy Hampton Inn...
Apr 29, 2015
From $84

7 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 49 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 $195

8 Hotel Pacific

4 stars
3.8 / 5 84 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....

Getaway
This was an amazing trip. Such a great last minute deal to find. The room was wonderful. Very spacious and user friendly
Jun 22, 2015
From $79

9 El Castell Motel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 94 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...

House keeping was awesome!!!
The pool was the most important part of the trip and it was not inviting.
Jun 27, 2015
From $158

10 BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 59 reviews

487 Foam Street

Advance Purchase Special! Save 15%!

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...

weekend trip
Overall, this hotel is great. We have stayed there several times because of the great location and excellent staff. My only recommendation would be to request a room away from the street. It can be...
Jun 10, 2015
From $116

11 BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 59 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 $189

12 MONTEREY BAY INN

3 stars
4.2 / 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 Trip Ever
The staff were courteous, rooms clean and worth the 200+ that we paid.
Mar 21, 2015
From $229

13 Hotel Abrego

3 stars
4.1 / 5 122 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...

Family Trip
Hotel Abrego definitely met our expectations. The location was perfect, really close to Cannery Row. It was extremely clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. Nice outdoor pool and hot tub. Three...
Jun 2, 2015
From $139

14 The Stevenson Monterey

2 stars
3.6 / 5 54 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 $186

15 InterContinental THE CLEMENT MONTEREY

4 stars
4.5 / 5 70 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...

The Clement, Monterey #1
Used this hotel for get-away. Good value in off-season, expensive otherwise. If on-site restaurant had an innovative Chef at it's helm, would be world class.
May 21, 2015
From $79

16 Quality Inn Monterey

2 stars
3.7 / 5 62 reviews

1058 Munras Ave.

Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 Mile Drive, Cannery Row and famous golf courses nearby. Quality Inn Executive Rooms available. Access to indoor heated...

Awesome
Bang for your buck. Location was conveniently located near the downtown area. Perfect for a weekend getaway.
Apr 24, 2015
From $134

17 BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 19 reviews

2141 N Fremont Street

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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn! Discover this pleasant Inn located in Monterey, California and just minutes away from Historic Cannery Row, Pebble Beach and the world renowned Monterey...

monterey
overall it's was a good stay. The breakfast was limited. Bed was good. Walls were thin could hear our neighbors but they were pretty loud.
Jan 24, 2015
From $159

18 BEST WESTERN PLUS Monterey Inn

3 stars
3.7 / 5 74 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...

Great business stay.
The Best Western was what I expected for accommodations. It's an older hotel that has been lovingly maintained. The staff are great. I had a delayed flight and they had no problem holding my bags...
Apr 22, 2015
From $78

19 Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel

2 stars
3.2 / 5 60 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 $159

20 Monterey Marriott

4 stars
3.9 / 5 46 reviews

350 Calle Principal

Rate includes breakfast

The Monterey Marriott hotel in the heart of historic downtown is just steps from the Monterey Peninsula, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. Book your getaway to our...

We'll be coming back
The staff was extremely friendly. We stayed for one night with our 2 kids (3 and 1). The room was spacious for the kids to run around. Location was within walking distance to shops, restaurants,...
Oct 23, 2014