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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


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 $102
Spindrift Inn
Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
4 hours ago 3 stars $143
Hotel Abrego
Downtown Monterey
6 hours ago 3 stars $139
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
6 hours ago 3 stars $99
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 6 hours ago 4 stars $199
El Castell Motel 6 hours ago 3 stars $52
Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Downtown Monterey
7 hours ago 2 stars $54
Monterey Surf Inn
Downtown Monterey
9 hours ago 3 stars $44
Monterey Bay Travelodge 17 hours ago 2 stars $44
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay 20 hours ago 2 stars $46

Recently Rated Monterey Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Colton Inn
Downtown Monterey
3.8 / 5
151 reviews
3 stars $99
Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
Downtown Monterey
4.2 / 5
40 reviews
4 stars $167
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Downtown Monterey
3.7 / 5
160 reviews
3 stars $109
Clarion Hotel Monterey
Downtown Monterey
3.5 / 5
107 reviews
3 stars $58
Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Downtown Monterey
2.8 / 5
37 reviews
2 stars $54
Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel
Downtown Monterey
3.0 / 5
52 reviews
2 stars $48
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.4 / 5
180 reviews
4 stars $199
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Downtown Monterey
3.1 / 5
80 reviews
2 stars $45
Otter Inn
3.4 / 5
72 reviews
3 stars $69
El Castell Motel
3.4 / 5
72 reviews
3 stars $52

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From $102


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 $199

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

Great Stay
The hotel staff could use an improvement they over charged us on our credit card by 250 dollars and didnt refund it for a month. Great view from the hot tub.
Nov 14, 2014
From $52

3 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 $129

4 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

4 stars
3.6 / 5 89 reviews

1 Old Golf Course Rd Map

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

Ok for 1 night stay
We got a very good price for last minute booking. Also, pre-paying $20 for the breakfast was definitely a good idea. Other that that, nothing special. Room was ok (definitely not 4-star), location...
Oct 14, 2014
From $44

5 Monterey Surf Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 39 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

Excellent Affordable Option
The room was perfect and location was ideal, really great choice for an excellent price!
Nov 3, 2014
From $109

6 Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 160 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

Very Nice!
The Hotel was a little small but was in a perfect location and perfect price. We went here for our anniversary and would go back again. Thank you.
Nov 19, 2014
From $99

7 Colton Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 151 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

Nice Stay...however
The hotel and staff were both very pleasant however we went during a heat wave and the hotel room had no air conditioner and we were on the 3rd floor so it was less than ideal for our romantic...
Nov 20, 2014
From $58

8 Clarion Hotel Monterey

3 stars
3.5 / 5 107 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

Good night sleep
Staff was great, room was spacious and clean. Centrally located next to all the good shops and eatery's
Nov 19, 2014
From $139

9 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 $169


3 stars
4.2 / 5 26 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

Amazing Stay!
Such a great stay. Loved the room and the view. Great location!
Aug 1, 2014
From $167

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 $143

12 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

pleasant surprise
From the moment we walked in we were treated special by the helpful staff. We were expecting a nice room but when we opened our room door we were astonished by how beautiful it was . We got a...
Sep 27, 2014
From $67

13 BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 49 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

Fantastic Staff, others could learn from them
Check in was wonderful, came here to play in the Monterey Golf Open, I'm a professional golfer,, this place treated me better with so much respect than the other big hotel chains...Please keep it...
Oct 15, 2014
From $149

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

Nice hotel
Large, clean room with a balcony. Walking distance to many restaurants .We had a wonderful,stay.
Sep 9, 2014
From $116


3 stars
3.8 / 5 67 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

An enjoyable stay
Room was very roomy, very clean and shower was great. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking was underground and easy to get into and out of. Monterey is not a large city, so going any where...
Jun 26, 2014
From $54

16 Days Inn Monterey Downtown

2 stars
2.8 / 5 37 reviews

850 Abrego Street Map

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

Roach in the bathroom in a SMOKING room
This was the worst experience I've had at a hotel...ever. Granted, I will say that we usually stay at 3-5 star hotels and in this case we were just rolling through the area so thought nothing of...
Nov 17, 2014
From $49

17 Quality Inn Monterey

2 stars
3.6 / 5 55 reviews

1058 Munras Ave. Map

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

One of the best Quality Inns
I liked the unique design of our room which allowed for a little more privacy in a two-bed arrangement, compared to a traditional room. The only problem with that was the TV could only be seen from...
Oct 24, 2014
From $48

18 Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel

2 stars
3.0 / 5 52 reviews

1182 Cass Street Map

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Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel hotel is located in the heart of Monterey California. When vacationing or traveling on business few hotels or citys can offer you the opportunities as our hotel does.... 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
From $45

19 Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras

2 stars
3.1 / 5 80 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

Very reasonable motel
For the price I had expected an out of the way motel with limited parking and noisy rooms. I was surprised to discover that the room was large and bright although a bit dated. The hotel is on a...
Nov 14, 2014
From $139

20 BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

3 stars
3.8 / 5 71 reviews

2600 Sand Dunes Drive Map

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Pet-friendly family fun on Del Monte BeachThe smoke-free Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey is the only hotel located directly on Del Monte Beach. Guests appreciate oceanfront views from the... More

replenishing & low maintenance getaway
My husband and I book an ocean view room here at least once a year. Oceanview is a must and completely worth the extra money, The room has huge windows facing the ocean waves and you can hear the...
Oct 27, 2014