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Monterey, CA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Monterey using the list below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Monterey, CA for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Monterey, California motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Monterey area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Monterey hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Monterey Group Hotel Deals or Check out the best Monterey meeting hotels

The Monterey center is around the area of Dennis the Menace Park and the area of Monterey Musuem of Art.

A highlight of California's Central Coast, Monterey is the ideal place to get away from it all. Whether you want to indulge in world-class cuisine, enjoy the city's harbor front beauty, or golf on world-renowned courses, set your sights on Monterey. More from this guide...

Monterey Hotels & Accommodations

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa - Monterey 700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 Website
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
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Hotel Abrego in Monterey 755 Abrego St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Hotel Abrego is a full-service contemporary boutique hotel, offering a premier Monterey experience at exceptional value. Centrally located in uptown Monterey, Hotel Abrego is perfect for discovering this charismatic city's distinctive blend of scenic coastal beauty and lively urban activity. Guests enjoy nearby beaches and fisherman's wharfs, downtown Monterey, and tourist attractions including Monterey Bay Aquarium, MY Museum, and Dennis the Menace Park. Each of the hotel's 93 rooms and suites are uniquely designed, affordable, and feature flat-screen TVs among their numerous creature comfort amenities; for ultimate luxury, guests can elect to receive the premier or deluxe accommodation packages, complete with in-room fireplaces. After a long day of sightseeing, relax by the outdoor swimming pool or dine al fresco on the Abrego Lounge's landscaped patio.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
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Monterey Bay Inn - Monterey 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Impressive bathroom
  • Most guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
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Hampton Inn Monterey (Formerly La Quinta Inn) 2401 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • New drapes
  • Bathroom is ok
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Highest expectations are met at Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, a waterfront resort representing Monterey's elite guest accommodations. Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is the singular Forbes four-star rated hotel in Monterey (and one of only 160 honorees in all the U.S. and Canada). Guests are centrally situated on historic Cannery Row, where the resort perches idyllically out over Monterey Bay and top area attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium are within walking distance. The 290 deluxe guestrooms and suites feature classically elegant decor, outstanding views, and a wealth of amenities including custom-designed refreshment centers and large marble baths. With three distinctive on-site restaurants, signature Vista Blue Spa, and pristine coastal surroundings, Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is a perfect vacation respite.
  • 4-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Fantastic service
  • Stylish Hotel
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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn : 487 Foam St. 487 Foam St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • The Best Western Plus Victorian Inn is conveniently located in Monterey, California, close to Cannery Row as well as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many different shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Hotel features include complimentary continental breakfasts, complimentary wine and cheese receptions, an outdoor spa tub, and a gorgeous setting in a historic Victorian building. Guest rooms at the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn come complete with marble fireplaces, mini bars, coffeemakers, cable televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Balconies, patios, or window seats are also offered in each room.
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 68 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Easily accessible by car, said 71%
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Spindrift Inn : 652 Cannery Row 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • 4-star Oceanfront property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
  • Terrific location
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
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Intercontinental The Clement Monterey 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • InterContinental - The Clement is located in Monterey, California, less than one-quarter mile from the Monterey Aquarium and close to many other popular sights and attractions. Guests will appreciate this hotel's on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, business center, and relaxing on-site day spa. Guest rooms at the InterContinental - The Clement include oversized balconies, pet accommodation options, cable televisions, and wireless Internet access for a surcharge.
  • Four-star Oceanfront property
  • 10 meeting rooms in hotel
  • The price was too high for 89%
  • Perfectly clean
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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey : 1000 Aquajito Rd. 1000 Aquajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Monterey is located in Monterey, California, in a garden setting. It is convenient to Monterey's many attractions, restaurants, shops, and nightlife options. Guests will love their stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey from beginning to end, thanks to the accommodating staff and numerous gracious room amenities. Guest rooms boast work desks, hair dryers, coffeemakers, complimentary coffee, cable televisions, complimentary weekday newspapers, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 204 rooms in property
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Hotel could use some updating
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Monterey Bay Lodge
55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 46 rooms in hotel
  • The majority of guests complained about the bathroom
  • So close to good restaurants and the bay
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Best Western Plus Monterey Inn 825 Abrego St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • 3 star hotel
  • 80 rooms in hotel
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Downtown Monterey Days Inn : 850 Abrego St.
850 Abrego St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Cheap hotel
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Great service
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Monterey Downtown Travelodge : 675 Munras Ave.
675 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Economy Resort hotel
  • Check-in: 2 p.m.
  • Rooms are ok
  • WiFi was reliable enough
Munras Inn Monterey 1010 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • 2-star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Awesome vibe
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Best Western Park Crest Inn 1100 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Marriott 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
  • The Marriott Monterey is located in Monterey, California, close to the Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and Del Monte Beach. Guests will enjoy taking advantage of this hotel's on-site dining options, fitness center, massages, meeting and ballroom space, outdoor pool, and spa tub. Guest rooms at the Marriott Monterey come complete with down comforters, triple sheeting, marble-top bathroom vanities, cable televisions, and many more lovely touches. High-speed Internet access is available for a fee.
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 10 floors in property
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay is an inviting waterfront retreat nestled on the Monterey Peninsula and ideally located for city tourism. Guests are a moment's distance from signature area attractions, notably the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, as well as countless shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation opportunities. Accommodations comprise of 369 newly-renovated, residential-style rooms and 10 ultra-lux, extra-spacious suites; all lodging options feature flat-screen TVs, eco-friendly creature comforts, and prime city or bay views among many other quality amenities. With distinctive on-site leisure venues including a craft brewery, private winery-inspired dining room, and famed "Spa on the Plaza" (the county's largest day spa), Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay is perfect for visitors seeking the most and the best from their Monterey stay.
  • High end Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 95%
  • Comfortable
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Hotel Pacific 300 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
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Motel 6 1240 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • 20 rooms in hotel
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Comfort Inn Monterey Bay in Monterey
2050 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
  • Room was very well-appointed
  • Stylish Hotel
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Ramada Limited Monterey 2058 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to shopping
  • Good kitchenette
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Comfort Inn Monterey by The Sea : 1252 Munras Ave. 1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Great wifi
  • The majority of guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
El Castell
2102 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Economical hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Disappointing wellness & sports facilities
  • Dirty pool, said 76%
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Super 8 Monterey / Carmel
1300 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Almost all guests thought the furniture was functional
  • Bed was perfect
Best Western De Anza Inn : 2141 North Fremont St. 2141 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Very good city hotel
  • Room is all right
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When to Visit Monterey, CA

The Monterey area enjoys a Mediterranean climate that's moderated by the nearby Pacific Ocean. As a result, temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year, and highs typically reach the mid- to upper 60s. The spring and summer are very dry in Monterey, and late fall through late winter mark the rainy season. While spring and summer are often the priciest times to visit Monterey, you can typically lower your costs by booking in advance or seeking out deals.

You won't want to miss Monterey's myriad summer festivals, starting with the California Roots Music & Arts Festival in late May. This three-day event includes everything from great food to live music to groundbreaking artwork. In June, the annual Monterey Wine Festival welcomes wine and food lovers to sample new vintages, learn about wine pairings, and even join a cocktail camp. In early September, the Monterey Jazz Festival features the biggest names in jazz for three days of music and fun.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Monterey, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Monterey

Monterey, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Monterey, CA. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective months to make a reservation in Monterey for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Monterey, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $300.93

When you stay at the best high-end hotels in Monterey, you can look forward to a truly luxurious experience

For a memorable stay right on the waterfront, book your getaway at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Choose one of the Harbor View rooms, and take in the beautiful Pacific sunsets throughout your stay. Guest rooms include iPod docking stations, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and designer toiletries, but you might not spend much time in your room once you start exploring the property. Spend the afternoon getting a massage or a facial at the full-service spa, relax your sore muscles in the sauna, or soak in the spa tub.

For truly luxurious accommodations in Monterey, plan your stay at the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey. This waterfront hotel is minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Maritime Museum. Room types range from standard to luxury suites. Some feature balconies, but all guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, and designer toiletries. Book a body treatment at the spa, sweat it out in the health club, or sit down to a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant. Take advantage of the concierge services to reserve your table at some of the hottest spots in town.

Leisure and business travelers alike will love the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, which connects to the Monterey Convention Center and is just minutes from the area's best attractions. Relax in your spacious guest room on the pillow-top bed and try the designer toiletries, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. When you're really ready to relax, hit the spa, which offers facials and body treatments. The hotel's 50,000-square-foot event space is ideal for everything from weddings to corporate functions.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Monterey

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Monterey, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $140.67

You can easily plan an affordable trip to Monterey when you stay at the area's best budget-friendly hotels.

You'll have plenty of hotel options to consider in Monterey, but the Monterey Fireplace Inn offers some of the area's most reliably affordable rooms. You can choose from standard double or king rooms equipped with essentials like mini-fridges, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi. In the morning, save even more by fueling up at the hotel's free breakfast buffet, and get even more value with free on-site parking throughout your stay.

When you book a room at the Monterey Surf Inn, you're just minutes from Monterey Bay, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the city's vibrant downtown area. All 27 guest rooms include essentials like comfortable beds for a restful night's sleep and mini fridges to chill your favorite snacks and drinks. Soak up the sunshine beside the outdoor pool, or relax in the hotel's garden. The Monterey Surf Inn also offers concierge services, so don't hesitate to ask for help with booking tours or making a dinner reservation.

The Monterey Oceanside Inn is on the east side of town and just a short drive from the Monterey Fairgrounds, the Mazda Raceway, and the waterfront. Room choices here might be limited to just a standard queen, but you'll appreciate the affordable rates and amenities like free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs with cable, and workspaces. With free on-site parking and express check-in and check-out services, you can get out and explore all that Monterey has to offer at your convenience.

Conveniently located near Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey, the Carmel Hill del Monte Pines has 20 standard guest rooms with all the amenities you need. Keep your favorite snacks and drinks at your fingertips with the in-room microwaves and mini fridges, and stay connected with friends and family thanks to the free Wi-Fi. Kids 10 years old and younger stay free with parents, and both cribs and roll away beds are available for an additional surcharge.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Monterey

2 Star Average Prices: $101.62

2 Star Hotel Prices in Monterey

Monterey, CA Hotels with Discounts

Make your visit to Monterey more affordable with the area's best group discounts. For instance, AARP members and seniors get discounts at the Spindrift Inn and Hotel Abrego. If you're a member of the military or a AAA member, ask about group discounts at other hotels in the area.

Best Value Options in Monterey, CA

At the best mid-range hotels in Monterey, you can live it up without breaking the bank.

If you're searching for an affordable resort option in the Monterey area, look no further than the Arbor Inn Monterey. This small resort is ideally located near Monterey Bay, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the Monterey Conference Center. It offers easy access to the city's best attractions. Once you settle into your comfortable room equipped with free Wi-Fi and a workspace, however, you might not want to leave the property. Fortunately, the Arbor Inn offers complimentary breakfast, so you can enjoy a leisurely morning at the resort.

Just seconds from downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Maritime Museum, Merritt House Inn couldn't be more ideally located. This highly rated mid-range hotel has just 22 rooms, but they all have cozy fireplaces and private patios that are perfect for catching the sunset. Enjoy an outdoor meal in the picnic area, and don't miss the complimentary breakfast buffet in the morning. The inn's free on-site parking will help you keep your vacation budget on track.

Whether you're looking for the perfect place to get away from it all or you want to plan a corporate retreat at one of the area's most desirable hotels, set your sights on the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. In addition to a range of room and suite types, this property also offers a long list of amenities. Reserve a tee time and spend the afternoon on the golf course, or head to the spa for a relaxing body treatment or massage. Plan your wedding, conference, or corporate function in the Hyatt Regency's 40,000-square-foot event space.

No matter if you're traveling for work or fun, the Hotel Abrego is a comfortable place to rest your head. Guest rooms include upgraded amenities like iPod docking stations, LCD TVs with cable programming, and designer toiletries. Stay in shape in the hotel's fitness center, and relax by the outdoor pool. Sit down to a nice meal at the hotel restaurant, and have a drink at the lounge to top off a great stay.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Monterey, CA

Get to know this beautiful area by exploring some of Monterey's most popular neighborhoods. Head to Old Fisherman's Wharf for great dining and shopping, as well as stunning views of the bay. Next, make your way to Cannery Row, where you'll find some of Monterey's best shopping, fine dining, and even antiquing at the Cannery Row Antique Mall.

Don't miss your chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a highlight in the heart of Cannery Row. Here you'll see everything from sea turtles to sharks to jellyfish, and you can even take part in dozens of interactive exhibits. For an extra special trip to the aquarium, book a tour and feed some of the maritime mammals.

Golfers won't want to miss their chance to play a round at Pebble Beach Golf Club, one of the most stunning courses in the world. Since tee times tend to book far in advance, do your best to plan ahead. Be sure to enjoy the famously scenic 17-Mile Drive as you make your way from Monterey to the course.

Get out and explore the Monterey area with a visit to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, just south of the city. You'll be amazed by the rock formations, the plentiful sea life, and the beautiful dive sites.

From outdoor adventures to quaint shopping streets to can't-miss neighborhoods, this Central Coast gem has it all. Start planning your visit to Monterey today.

Travel overview of Monterey, CA

Centuries proceeding after 1602, Monterey went from a Spanish administrative and military center into a sleepy Mexican town of the nineteenth century. The city later became the birthplace of the state constitution, and eventually became California's first capital, albeit short-lived. The city still features some of the past's best Spanish and Mexican vernacular buildings, almost all of which are found sitting within a few blocks from the waterfront. Join a 45-minute walking tour to see the loosely organized path of history, which connects Monterey State Historic Park's numerous sites. Visit the old Monterey at the Larkin House, Jefferson, and Pacific Streets and the Monterey Art Museum for a break in history. For a night in town, tourists should avail of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Family Seashore Sleepover. For an otherworldly slumber, you can set up camp in front of the jellyfish exhibit. You don't have to dream about the spectacular display of sealife, huge Kelp Forest tank, and a large evocative tank filled with bluefin tuna and hammerhead sharks; this one's for real. Literally sleeping with the fishes, you'll have this usually crowded attraction almost to yourself.

Verified reviews of the city: Monterey, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Monterey, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Beautiful Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great golf courses nearby in Pacific Grove and within a 17 mile drive.

Don S., from 14-Sep-2015
"Meetings in Monterey"
Score 5.0 / 5

Monterey is a waterfront community on the Central coast of California and due to its moderate weather year round, it's always a great location for visitors. Guests travel from all over to see the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row which is full of hotels, shops and restaurants. Visitors can schedule wine tasting tours that travel in Monterey County down to Carmel, or rent kayaks for the day and explore the bay and natural habitat where you are sure to see an abundance of wildlife. In the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, guests are guaranteed to see sea otters, pelicans and harbor seals along the waterfront. This is a great location for anyone to visit and definitely family friendly.

Jennifer G., from 29-Jun-2015
"Welcoming Wharf"
Score 5.0 / 5

What I liked about this city were the wharf and the university. The personnel on the wharf were friendly and made me, my colleagues and my students feel welcome.

Sue B., from 25-Feb-2014
"Its a good home for wine and foodies"
Score 4.0 / 5

It's a wine and foodie kind of place. Great atmosphere.

Krysten P., from 26-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Monterey, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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