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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (122 reviews)

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 ...

Nice. Great location, great view.My stay was nice. I wish the window wasn't so thin were it sounded like the people outside were in your room talking.
  Jul 5, 2017

$161

$161
Sanctuary Beach Resort

Sanctuary Beach Resort

3295 Dunes Rd, Marina
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (42 reviews)

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 ...

A little piece of heaven My family always like going to the beach. It was what attracted me to book this room. It was beyond my expectations. They have the best staff, always friendly and ready to help. I have a son with special needs and he was able to enjoy the beach since it was just a short walk from our room and it ...
  Jan 6, 2018

$179

$179
Lovers Point Inn

Lovers Point Inn

625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lovers Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Fisherman's Wharf ...

great looking room in a great location.We only spent one night there but wish we could have stayed and enjoyed a little longer. A lot great sights nearby and the beach is in close view.
  Apr 18, 2017

$67

$67
Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Grove hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 2.1 mi (3.3 ...

Beautiful location and facility for a nice stayMy daughters and I needed a place to stay overnight when we went to a family wedding. The Asilomar was perfect for us. The grounds were beautiful and I wish we had more time to explore them. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was adequate for our needs. The only thing missing for me was ...
  Sep 6, 2016

$125

$125
Ocean Pacific Lodge

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Main Beach. Santa Cruz ...

Nice hotel!Second stay at Ocean Pacific Lodge and still happy with them! The friendliest staff, super nice neat rooms. My go to place for when I don't take the RV to visit my daughter, who goes to UCSC. Thanks Ocean Pacific!
  Oct 17, 2017

$80

$80
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Adjacent to a golf course, this Pacific Grove hotel is less than 0.75 mile (1.2 kilometers) from Lovers Point Beach, Point Pinos Lighthouse, and Monarch Grove ...

Perfect location for walking to ocean views. Lovely flowers and lots of trees around. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Toilet leaked at first, but staff fixed it immediately. Needs more comfortable chairs in room.
  Apr 15, 2017

$90

$90
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

3280 Dunes Drive, Marina
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Marina Dunes Preserve and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Marina State Beach. California State University Monterey ...

Nice family hotelIt was an amazing place to stay at. Not too far from the beach and restaurants.
  Apr 16, 2017

$80

$80
Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

3290 Dunes Road, Marina
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Marina Dunes Preserve and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Marina State Beach. California State University Monterey ...

A gem off the beachWe visit our kids in Salinas and have enjoyed this hotel for the second time. Upon arrival we were greeted in a friendly and courteous manner by the hotel staff. We were a little bit early but the Lady at the desk had a room (111) available and we could check in. This hotel is just two blocks from ...
  Jan 16, 2018

$76

$76
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's ...

Location, location, locationNot only was the monarch reserve a short walk from the cottages, so was the light house, asilomar beach, fish wife restaurant and all the other attractions we wanted to experience. We enjoy walking so it was nice to leave the car and wander along the miles of beach trails, find a nice restaurant ...
  Feb 5, 2018

$80

$80
Deer Haven Inn

Deer Haven Inn

750 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also ...

Definitely pet-friendly! After a mix-up with a pet-friendly reservation, we had a lovely, quiet room.
  Mar 14, 2017

$89

$89
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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.