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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel - Monterey Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey - Map
"Loved the location, the bonnfires on the beach"
Stayed 3 nights and never 1 time had room cleaned. The Front Desk staff was extremely slow. Talking on the phone and the line going out the door. Check out time was insanity 3 doing other things with a line 10 people deep. Lobby beautiful indoor seating overlooking the ocean, can see Dolphins, See Otters, and Whales. Very local to Cannery Row. Decent restaurants (chain, fast food, etc.) very close. Some can walk some might drive. Hotel food extremely expensive and fancy for children/young adults.
Traveller from San Ramon, CA
Facing the Pacific, Monterey Tides has direct access to a soft, sandy beach. Guests can ride a bike to Laguna Grande Regional …More
Ocean Pacific Lodge - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Ocean Pacific Lodge

301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz - Map
Very comfortable for our one night stay. Great location one block from the beach and walking distance to main drag of santa cruz.
A Traveller
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center …More
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz - Map
"Nice and close to all."
We had a problem with our first rooms TV and the evening staff quickly switched our rooms. Quick and correct decision.
A Traveller
Situated near the bay, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and …More
Lovers Point Inn - Pacific Grove Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Lovers Point Inn

625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove - Map
"Great hotel, clean and comfortable."
My wife, Daughter and I love this hotel. We come here almost every time we visit and work here when were not using the travel trailer. Highly recommended. Just wish this town and Monterey were more trailer friendly!
Traveller from fresno
Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lovers Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Point …More
La Playa Carmel - Carmel Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel - Map
"Luxury Carmel by the Sea"
We 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 in the lobby & homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk from 7-8pm. Not the hotels fault, but unfortunately, there was road construction being done on the corner from 8:30-4, so a bit extra noise. A personal request would be to have a sign at the pool for "No cellphones". There was a woman talking at length while we were trying to relax. There's parking on the street or a small lot next door. The beach is a short 3 blocks away with stunning views. They also offer free shuttle service to-from downtown shops/restaurants if you don't want to walk (~5 blocks) in the dark (very safe but no street lights) or have a disability.
Traveller from San Rafael, CA
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Bough Playhouse and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf …More
Sanctuary Beach Resort - Marina Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Sanctuary Beach Resort

3295 Dunes Rd, Marina - Map
Right on the beah... Great staff. I highly recommend.
A Traveller
Built along Monterey Bay, this beachfront resort is set across 19 acres of protected sand dunes; Monterey is 10 miles away …More
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages - Pacific Grove Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove - Map
"Very nice hotel. "
Very nice hotel. My only complains would be that the fireplace was located on the side of the bed and was only about 2 feet from the bed so it was hard to sit in front of. My second complaint is that the breakfast wasn't very good. No eggs, no hot oatmeal or packets. And also no fruit.
Traveller from Pasadena, CA
Adjacent to a golf course, this Pacific Grove hotel is less than 0.75 mile (1.2 kilometers) from Lovers Point Beach, Point …More
Rosedale Inn - Pacific Grove Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Rosedale Inn

775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove - Map
"nice inn"
The outside of the Inn appears to be in need of a makeover, but our room was recently remodeled. Everything was clean. The breakfast the following morning was sufficient.
Traveller from San Jose
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay …More
Hotel 1110 - Adults Only - Monterey Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey - Map
4.0 out of 5 (879 reviews)
Located in the heart of Monterey, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Sports Center, Fisherman's …More
Monterey Peninsula Inn - Pacific Grove Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Monterey Peninsula Inn

1101 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove - Map
"Nice hotel & nice location "
loved the room and thoughtful detail for our dog! Would recommend!
A Traveller
Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and Point Pinos Lighthouse …More

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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.