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Best Western Plus Monterey Inn

Best Western Plus Monterey Inn

825 Abrego Street, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey ...

One night in Monterey Overall the room was nice and clean. I had a room on the top floor which was nice, the room was very big could have used a small couch in there instead of a chair , To watch TV or relax . There is no A/C in the room but the slider and the ceiling fan were fine. The staff were nice and very helpful. ...
  Mar 20, 2017

$159

$159
Lone Oak Lodge

Lone Oak Lodge

2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in North Fremont Street, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Pines Golf Course and Del Monte Beach. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium ...

Nice Hotel but Crappy BedFor a low budget place this hotel was great. The rooms were clean and nice. And the service was exceptional. My only compliant was the our king size bed was extremely uncomfortable. My guess is it was old because it had some kind of mat on top of the mattress. By the 2nd or 3rd night, my back and ...
  Mar 8, 2017

$109

$109
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (55 reviews)

After undergoing a $60 million renovation, this 550-room hotel and conference center is situated on 22 acres next to the 18-hole championship Pebble Beach Resort's ...

Overall very niceOur overall stay was very pleasant. The only complaint about the room is the "portable" air conditioning unit. It was very loud and did not uniformly cool the room. The area next to the unit was very cold and the rest comfortable.
  Jun 21, 2017

$134

$134
La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Bough Playhouse and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf Links is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

Luxury Carmel by the SeaWe had a very comfortable, enjoyable stay with attentive staff, quality amenities (WiFi included) and beautiful gardens. It's a classic,old hotel very well maintained and updated. The full complementary breakfast on the 2nd floor patio was delicious. There's also a manager's evening wine tasting ...
  Jun 10, 2016

$389

$389
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (56 reviews)

Just 200 yards from Fisherman's Wharf, this resort borders Custom House Plaza, with the beach and sparkling bay just beyond; Cannery Row and the aquarium are ...

Nice location & Comfortable roomGood Location to Pier & town centre. Major construction happening next door which started 7:30am. Hotel wasn't full so not sure why we were put in a room overlooking the major construction(new hotel) less than 50 feet away. Room clean & comfortable.
  Jul 7, 2017

$135

$135
El Castell Motel

El Castell Motel

2102 North Fremont St, Monterey
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in North Fremont Street, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Monterey County Fairgrounds and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace ...

Clean room but needs some fixingRoom was clean however the sink had a leak and so that needed fixing. Otherwise, the place was pleasant. I would stay there again.
  Apr 18, 2016

$88

$88
Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel Mission Inn

3665 Rio Rd, Carmel
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in a garden setting, this newly renovated (July 2008) hotel is 4 blocks from the historic Carmel Mission, 7 miles from downtown Monterey, and 8 miles ...

Pleasant Carmel location Excellent room. But very noisy band until almost midnight. Barnyard shopping and good coffee right behind hotel.
  Apr 4, 2017

$144

$144
InterContinental the Clement Monterey

InterContinental the Clement Monterey

750 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (67 reviews)

This family-friendly Monterey hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Monterey Mirror Maze & Lazer Challenge and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fisherman's ...

GreatGreat hotel! Friendly staffs! Clean room! Convenient! Comfortable!
  Aug 9, 2017

$199

$199
Good Nite Inn Salinas

Good Nite Inn Salinas

545 Work St, Salinas
2.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated in Salinas, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Steinbeck Center, Aguila Cultural Center, and First Mayor's House. Salinas Valley Model Railroad ...

This is a workers motel. Convenient location.Hotel is going through some renovations but did not affect my stay. The rooms are rather run down with old fixtures, but the room was clean and maid service was good.
  Sep 19, 2016

$62

$62
Monterey Surf Inn

Monterey Surf Inn

1200 Munras Ave, Monterey
2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Don Dahvee Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Maritime ...

Convenient location4 nights, quiet; DirectTV incl., wi-fi; refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer.
  Nov 21, 2016

$74

$74
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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.