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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Get Rates
Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 125 reviews
    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 Get Rates
    Sanctuary Beach Resort

    Sanctuary Beach Resort

    3295 Dunes Rd, Marina
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 45 reviews
      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 Get Rates
      Lovers Point Inn

      Lovers Point Inn

      625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove
         
        3.4
        of 5, from 21 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oceanview Boulevard and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fisherman's Wharf and Point Pinos Lighthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Asilomar Conference Grounds $125
        Asilomar Conference Grounds

        Asilomar Conference Grounds

        800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove
           
          3.5
          of 5, from 10 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Grove hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of 17-Mile Drive and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages Get Rates
          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

          Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

          1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 74 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            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 Sanctuary. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) away.

            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn Get Rates
            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

            Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

            3280 Dunes Drive, Marina
               
              3.4
              of 5, from 29 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach, Monterey Bay, and Marina Dunes Preserve. Fort Ord Dunes State Park is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn Get Rates
              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

              Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

              3290 Dunes Road, Marina
                 
                3.6
                of 5, from 38 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina Dunes Preserve, Marina State Beach, and Monterey Bay. Fort Ord Dunes State Park is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

                Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages $107
                Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

                Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

                1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
                   
                  3.5
                  of 5, from 17 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of 17-Mile Drive and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                  Deer Haven Inn Get Rates
                  Deer Haven Inn

                  Deer Haven Inn

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

                    Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of 17-Mile Drive and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                    Rosedale Inn Get Rates
                    Rosedale Inn

                    Rosedale Inn

                    775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove
                       
                      3.4
                      of 5, from 7 reviews
                      2.5 out of 5.0

                      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of 17-Mile Drive and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

                      Carmel Bay View Inn Get Rates
                      Carmel Bay View Inn

                      Carmel Bay View Inn

                      Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel
                         
                        3.9
                        of 5, from 19 reviews
                        2.5 out of 5.0

                        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel Plaza and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf Links is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

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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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