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Top Rated Monterey Hotels

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5.0 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$200
4.6/5 (250 reviews)

Always treated first class at this establishment ! They never disappoint!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020
Renovated in 2016, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a full-service spa, a health club, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for USD 32.00 per day. The ...
Monterey Tides
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5.0 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$118
3.5/5 (89 reviews)

Loved the location, beautiful view and ocean sounds! The bar view was the BEST!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019
Guests staying at Monterey Tides enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for USD 0.00 per night. The front desk has ...
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5.0 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$143
3.9/5 (217 reviews)

Comfortable rooms, lovely dining areas with beautiful views, gazebo fireplace, many places to sit outside.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa features a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's free valet parking, as well as a free airport shuttle ...
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
4.0 out of 5.0 Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$170
4.1/5 (108 reviews)

Liked the proximity to everything and the dog friendly establishments. Only thing that could be better is if there was a “green patch” or designated dog area on the hotel grounds or nearby

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019
Guests of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is offered for USD 25.00 ...
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5.0 700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
$101
3.9/5 (234 reviews)

It was a good stay at this hotel. Nice property and room.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020
At Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for USD 17 per night. ...
The Monterey Hotel
The Monterey Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$97
3.8/5 (50 reviews)

I really like the place . The staff are excellent and helped us at all times. I also love that they allow dogs in their hotel. Will for sure come back Only negative is that .. some rooms have no refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020
At The Monterey Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is offered for USD 27.00 per day. ...
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$159
4.5/5 (103 reviews)

Beautiful property in a beautiful location with a comfort bed and nice amenities

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020
Guests of InterContinental the Clement Monterey enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is available for USD 33 ...
Monterey Bay Lodge
Monterey Bay Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$70
4.3/5 (35 reviews)

It is very cost effective and located at a great spot.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019
Monterey Bay Lodge offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a ...
Mariposa Inn & Suites
Mariposa Inn & Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$79
4.1/5 (76 reviews)

Great room. There v was 4 of us and 2 queen-size beds. beautiful views. Outdoor headed pool and hot tub.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020
At Mariposa Inn & Suites, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk ...

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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.

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