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10 Best Hotels in Monterey

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$367 per night
1.3 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,557 reviews)

"The team at Monterey Plaza provide excellent service. I felt like royalty from the minute we pulled up to the minute we left. During our stay we were greeted with smiles and courtesy. Any time anyone walked by, they checked on our well-being. The property is beautiful. The rooms and common areas ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$278 per night
3.49 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (1,591 reviews)

"Every time we come here it’s an awesome experience Hotel staff is wonderful the rooms are always clean and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Monterey Tides
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
The price is AU$230 per night
1.89 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,985 reviews)

"Quiet and private. Friendly front desk checkin at the bell desk. Smart due to Covid."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
4.5 out of 5
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free cancellation
The price is AU$283 per night
1.77 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (974 reviews)

"Bummed everything was closed. The hotel could have has bar/food available on patio like other places"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2020

InterContinental the Clement Monterey
Red Lion Hotel Monterey
3 out of 5
1425 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$189 per night
2.16 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (917 reviews)

"Location is perfect, near the mall, gas station and store in front of the hotel but the WiFi doesn’t work, 😩"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Red Lion Hotel Monterey
Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
The price is AU$252 per night
7.04 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (927 reviews)

"Was a comfortable stay. Nice that restaurants were within walking distance. Disappointed that no complimentary breakfast available."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Carmel Mission Inn
Hotel Pacific
3.5 out of 5
300 Pacific St, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$216 per night
0.1 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (918 reviews)

"The Hotel was in a great location. Easy walking to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Hotel Pacific
Hotel Abrego
3.5 out of 5
755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$205 per night
0.8 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (948 reviews)

"Even with existing COVID restrictions staff was friendly and helpful.Location is great.Room was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2020

Hotel Abrego
Spindrift Inn
3.5 out of 5
652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is AU$274 per night
1.62 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (946 reviews)

"The location is right on the water, and in the heart of Cannery Row. Our room had a balcony over-looking the street and it was so neat. If you are looking for an experience, the Spindrift Inn is for you! If you are looking for ultimate comfort and peace, look elsewhere. The sound travels from outside ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020

Spindrift Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
3 out of 5
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$214 per night
1.58 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (943 reviews)

"Great place to stay! I felt welcomed even at my 10pm arrival. Room was clean and spacious, pool was open! I was happy. Parking was hectic, we had a difficult time in the garage, had to park outside and walk into garage. Overall I did enjoy my stay!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

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Accommodation in Monterey

Known for being walkable and family-friendly, Monterey is a romantic neighbourhood with a great selection of restaurants. The neighbourhood's friendly people and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities. The sea and beaches showcase the area's natural beauty. Monterey has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Sand City.

Sightseeing around Monterey

The local aquarium will impress, as will other attractions. Attractions like Monterey Symphony, Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, and Museum of Monterey can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Monterey County Fairgrounds, Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, and Stevenson House. Dennis the Menace Park, MY Museum Monterey County Youth Museum, and Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum are family favourites.

Golfing, shopping, and attending sporting events are just a few things to do in the area. Soak up some sun at Del Monte Beach, San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater, and Carmel Beach. Local parks like Jacks Peak County Park, Don Dahvee Park, and Monterey State Historic Park are peaceful spots. For retail therapy, consider Del Monte Shopping Center, American Tin Cannery, and The Barnyard, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Ventana Vineyards Tasting Room, Monterey Pines Golf Course, or Del Monte Golf Course.

Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and California State University Monterey Bay. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Peninsula College, and Monterey Sports Center are other must-sees.

Getting around Monterey

You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.

Monterey is 0.9 km (0.6 miles) from the airport in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula).

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Monterey?
The Vagabond’s House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Bernardus Lodge & Spa and Carriage House Inn as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Monterey, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Monterey.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Monterey?
Based on reviews, Good Nite Inn Salinas is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Monterey Surf Inn and Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Monterey?
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a top 4.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other choices to stay with the children include Monterey Tides and Embassy Suites Monterey Bay. Also, attractions such as Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday in Monterey?
Spindrift Inn is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and free breakfast. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and Monterey Bay Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Monterey?
Cypress Inn is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay and Deer Haven Inn.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Monterey?
Monterey Tides is a top 3.5-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options to stay near the beach include Sanctuary Beach Resort and Lovers Point Inn. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Carmel Beach or Del Monte Beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Monterey?
L Auberge Carmel is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and InterContinental the Clement Monterey are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Monterey?
Hotel 1110 - Adults Only is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Monterey Tides and Hotel Carmel are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Monterey?
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a top 4.5-star resort that has a golf course and features 2 restaurants. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Quail Lodge & Golf Club and Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages. Visit Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pacific Grove Golf Links or Del Monte Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Monterey?
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a popular 4.5-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and 6 outdoor tennis courts. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Stargazer Inn and Suites and El Castell Motel.

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