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Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea - Carmel Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea

13th and San Antonio, Carmel - Map
4.2 out of 5 (312 reviews)
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel City Beach and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf Links …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
Casablanca On The Beach - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz - Map
"Nice hotel"
The staff is nice and the room was spacious and clean. I love the view of the beach we had and how easy it is to access the street from our room. Great place, will definitely come back.
Traveller from CA
Nestled on the beach, this Santa Cruz hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa …More
Coastview Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Coastview Inn Santa Cruz

301 Beach St, Santa Cruz - Map
"Great hotel for a family vacation at a great price"
Hotel was near the beach, boardwalk, pier, and an amazing Monterey Aquarium interactive exhibit. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean, good FREE breakfast… all for a great price.
Traveller from California
Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Cruz motel is steps from Cocoanut Grove and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach …More
Spindrift Inn - Monterey Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Spindrift Inn

652 Cannery Row, Monterey - Map
Loved this hotel! Room was great with wood burning fireplace and comfy chairs . Great view and breakfast brought to your door! Would stay there again!
A Traveller
On a stretch of beach along Monterey Bay, this European-style boutique hotel is less than 3 blocks from Monterey Bay Aquarium …More
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
Asilomar Conference Grounds - Pacific Grove Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove - Map
"Beautiful location and facility for a nice stay"
My 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 a coffee maker in the room. A little amenity that I always appreciate.
Traveller from Colorado
Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Grove hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse …More
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz - Map
"Nice Hotel"
Felt very well taken care of except for when we had drinks out by the spa. It took a long time to get the attention of the server and once our order was placed quite a long time for it to be delivered considering there weren't many people out by the pool.
A Traveller
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk …More
Beach Street Inn and Suites - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Beach Street Inn and Suites

125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz - Map
"Great location and super cute hotel"
We loved almost everything about this hotel. The room decor was fresh and beachy, and the shower was AMAZING. Location couldn't be beat. Really was a great stay. Only two things could have been better. One, there's no jacuzzi up at the pool! Santa Cruz is often cool and foggy, and a jacuzzi seems perfect for here, so not sure why there isn't one. Second is that the rooms in the "200's" with the small shared porch in front were loud at night. Even though signs are posted declaring 11:00 pm the start of "quiet time", both nights of our stay there were other guests literally right outside our front door until 2:00 am talking and laughing. On checkout we toured other rooms, and if I stay again I will stay one floor higher in the "300's" in a sundeck room. Those are small things...overall a great stay!
Traveller from San Diego, CA
Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Cruz motel is steps from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration …More
Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages - Santa Cruz Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages

401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz - Map
4.0 out of 5 (72 reviews)
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Pleasure Point Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Cruz Beach …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.