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Top Monterey Beach Resorts & Hotels

Monterey Tides $136
Monterey Tides

Monterey Tides

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Facing the Pacific, Monterey Tides has direct access to a soft, sandy beach. Guests can ride a bike to Laguna Grande Regional Park in 5 minutes, or drive 10 minutes to downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf. Within a 15-minute drive, there are 7 golf courses, including Pebble Beach.

    Sanctuary Beach Resort $239
    Sanctuary Beach Resort

    Sanctuary Beach Resort

    3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Built along Monterey Bay, this beachfront resort is set across 19 acres of protected sand dunes; Monterey is 10 miles away. Its convenient location near the marina allows guests to partake in local whale-watching excursions.

      Lovers Point Inn $80
      Lovers Point Inn

      Lovers Point Inn

      625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
         
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is steps from Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay, and Lovers Point. 17-Mile Drive and Cannery Row are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Asilomar Conference Grounds $106
        Asilomar Conference Grounds

        Asilomar Conference Grounds

        800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
           
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Grove hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and 17-Mile Drive. Monterey Bay and Lovers Point are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages $127
          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

          1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
             
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Pacific Grove, this hotel is close to Pacific Grove Golf Links, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Lovers Point. Also nearby are Asilomar State Beach and Oceanview Boulevard.

            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn $68
            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

            3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
               
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn $85
              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

              3290 Dunes Road, Marina, CA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina Dunes Preserve and Monterey Bay. Marina State Beach and Fort Ord Dunes State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Deer Haven Inn $100
                Deer Haven Inn

                Deer Haven Inn

                750 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and 17-Mile Drive. Monterey Bay and Lovers Point are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                  Oceanfront Hotels in Monterey

                  Monterey Tides $136
                  Monterey Tides

                  Monterey Tides

                  2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
                     
                    3.5 out of 5.0

                    Facing the Pacific, Monterey Tides has direct access to a soft, sandy beach. Guests can ride a bike to Laguna Grande Regional Park in 5 minutes, or drive 10 minutes to downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf. Within a 15-minute drive, there are 7 golf courses, including Pebble Beach.

                    Monterey Bay Inn $179
                    Monterey Bay Inn

                    Monterey Bay Inn

                    242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
                       
                      3.5 out of 5.0

                      Anchoring the quiet end of Cannery Row, this waterfront boutique hotel is perched above Monterey Bay, with Fisherman's Wharf a quarter-mile away, A Taste of Monterey winery a half-mile away, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium within a half-mile.

                      InterContinental the Clement Monterey $180
                      InterContinental the Clement Monterey

                      InterContinental the Clement Monterey

                      750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
                         
                        4.5 out of 5.0

                        Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is steps from Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                        Hotel 1110 - Adults Only $113
                        Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

                        Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

                        1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA
                           
                          4.0 out of 5.0

                          Located in Downtown Monterey, this romantic bed & breakfast is steps from Lake El Estero and Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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                          Monterey Beach Hotel Guide

                          Unique doesn’t begin to describe a stay at a Monterey oceanfront hotel. That’s because a trip to this quirky cove on the Northern California coast is unlike any other beach vacation you may have taken in the past. You won’t find run-of-the-mill crowded seafronts, campy t-shirts, and tacky restaurants. In Monterey, your shoreline is 99 miles of immaculate delight, interspersed with majestic cliffs rising from the sea, secluded strips of sandy serenity, and jagged rock formations that challenge the waves. Instead of fruity cocktails with a tiny umbrella and a pineapple garnish, you’ll enjoy a vintage, full-bodied pinot noir with hints of vanilla, clove, and caramel, aged in an oak barrel from a local winery. Gone, too, are the whacky waterparks and miniature putt-putt courses. Instead you’ll enjoy scenic cliff-side hiking trails and championship-caliber golf destinations. Monterey beach hotels like the Ramada Limited are a perfect place to witness the wonder of this rugged Eden by the Pacific.

                          Can I go whale watching by Monterey?

                          The West Coast is prime territory to observe whales migrating on their annual voyage because of the colder waters. Monterey is no exception to that rule. Here are some popular whale watching cruise services. You’ll more than likely encounter Monterey’s iconic sea otters as well:

                          • Sanctuary Cruises: Enjoy longer, year-round eco-friendly tours and charter cruises led by marine biologists.
                          • Princess Monterey Whale Watching: The 99% success rate guarantees that you’ll see humpback, gray, blue, and sperm whales, as well as orcas, dolphins, and porpoises.
                          • Monterey Bay Whale Watch: Owner Nancy Black penned a published paper on how humpback whales work to rescue other animals from orcas. Stop by for her unique perspective on the mighty superhero of the sea.
                          • Chris’ Fishing and Whale Watching: Take your pick between deep sea fishing and up close encounters with Monterey’s massive marine mammals.

                          What is the best beach to visit in Monterey?

                          Who are we to decide which beach is the best on Monterey Bay? That would be akin to saying that Monet is a better painter than Degas or Renoir. We recommend you kick off your shoes and find out for yourself. With nearly 100 miles of coastline, these are the three closest beaches to Monterey proper:

                          • Marina State Beach: The cliffs give way to a weathered shore in this natural preserve. Hang-gliders float overhead as you collect driftwood from the tideline.
                          • Moss Landing State Beach: Rolling dunes make for a perfect picnic spot. In between nibbles of artisan cheese and sips of chardonnay, marvel at shorebirds at this stop along the Pacific Flyway.
                          • Monterey State Beach: Explore the tide pools, cast a line into the surf, or steer a kite though the stiff breeze at this beachcomber’s playground.

                          When you use Travelocity to book your Northern California vacation at one of many fabulous Monterey hotels on the beach like the Hotel Abrego, you’ll return home with unique memories of an oceanside getaway filled with wind-swept shores, gracefully imposing whales, and scenic sunsets over the Pacific. And, thanks to the money you’ll save, you’ll probably bring back a couple of bottles of local reds and whites, too.

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