Overlooking a mesmerizing harbor and bay, Monterey hotels on Cannery Row offer luxurious accommodations with added amenities such as spas and fine dining. One must-see on the Row is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, housed in a former sardine cannery and considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in the world. Be sure to linger at the Aquarium’s Outer Bay tank, where a Great White shark gently glides among dozens of other species.
Windows on the Bay
For affordable lodging options that don’t skip on scenery, cheap hotels in Monterey one block from the water on Foam Street—comingled among quaint cottages and the historic structures of the former sardine industry—capture great views of the city’s waterfront. Hop on the Path of History just steps from your hotel in Monterey and immerse yourself in the lives of the Asian and Sicilian fisherman and Mexican explorers who made their marks on this waterside town.
If being on the water is what you’re after, there’s no shortage of activities just footsteps from your hotel in Monterey. Go on a whale-watching cruise to spot some majestic orcas or rent kayaks for a day of paddling among the sea otters and seals. The surfer in your life will love the beach at Asilomar and those in nearby Carmel. And, thanks to Monterey Bay’s designation as a National Marine Sanctuary, SCUBA enthusiasts flock to the area in droves.