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Monterey, CA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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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

Hotel Abrego
755 Abrego St. Montery Ca 93940, 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.
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
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Monterey Bay Inn
242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Three Star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Lovely complimentary breakfast
  • Excellent places to eat
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Hampton Inn Monterey in Monterey
2401 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Cheap Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Great room
  • About half of guests thought it was too noisy
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa : 400 Cannery Row
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.
  • Expensive Oceanfront hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Wi fi did not work
  • Attentive 5 star level
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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
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.
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Spindrift Inn in Monterey
652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Expensive Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 59%
  • Parking is rare
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InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel : 750 Cannery Row
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.
  • 3-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 4 floors in property
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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey - Monterey
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.
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 12 suites
  • Location is ok
  • Staff were friendly and quick
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Monterey Bay Lodge in Monterey
55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • All guests thought the service was very professional
  • Bathroom is relatively clean
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Best Western Plus Monterey Inn : 825 Abrego St.
825 Abrego St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 2 suites in property
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Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown
850 Abrego St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Economy hotel
  • 56 rooms in hotel
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Good internet service
The Stevenson Monterey - Monterey
675 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Low Cost Resort hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Clean
  • Wonderful front desk staff
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa : 700 Munras Ave.
700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • Shower was ok
  • Great room
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Inn by The Bay Monterey
936 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Two star Downtown property
  • 26 rooms in property
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Most guests thought it was clean
Munras Inn in Monterey
1010 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Clean rooms
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The Monterey Hotel
406 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 69 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
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Best Western Park Crest Inn : 1100 Munras Ave.
1100 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Three Star Resort property
  • Hotel has 5 suites
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Monterey Marriott in Monterey
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.
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 floors
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay - Monterey
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.
  • Expensive Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 9 meeting rooms
  • Parking should be cheaper
  • Beach nearby
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Hotel Pacific
300 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
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Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
2050 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00am
  • Almost all guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • Good breakfast
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Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
2058 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Everything clean
  • Good internet
The Inn at 1252 Monterey : 1252 Munras Ave.
1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • No steps as my wife
  • The majority of guests said rooms were small
Pine Inn - Carmel By The Sea
Ocean Ave. & Lincoln, Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923 ~1.05 miles northeast of Monterey
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 49 rooms
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El Castell Motel
2102 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Cheap property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Could be quieter
  • Breakfast is mediocre
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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Monterey Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Monterey, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Monterey hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $233.66

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: $212.89

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: $150.35

2 Star Hotel Prices in Monterey

Best Hotel Discounts in Monterey, CA

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.

'Rock n' Roll has been good here. I love the vibe here “ people are nice and food, just brilliant!

Jimi Hendrix, often considered to be the best guitarist that has ever lived, was a frequenter of Monterey, CA. Even though most of his visits to the city were on account of his appearances in various music shows and festivals, he is known to have taken a special liking to the city, as indicated by his many casual trips to the city, just for relaxation from the busy life of a rock-star.

Just like Hendrix, many notable people have fancied Monterey as their adopted home and tour destination. The biggest influential factor in this regard is the amazing geographical location that the city has been blessed with. Located right in the middle of Central Californian Monterey Bay Area, it is a city that has most things that tourists who are looking for a good time expect “ good sights, relaxation spots, good beaches, decent and cheap hotels, many outdoor activities, delectable local food joints and a vibrant music and party scene! 

So, if you have started fancying Monterey as your next holiday destination, we would love to encourage you further. Hence, we are more than glad to present to quick and no-nonsense guide to various hotels in Monterey! 

Cheap and Budget Hotels in Monterey

Monterey, as we have mentioned briefly earlier, is a city where many tourists come down to so as to have a quiet and fun weekend filled with outdoor activities and socialising. Since the whole spirit of the city is all about having fun, it's rather expected that Monterey does not feature too many cheap hotels that one can look forward to staying at. 

But that said, it shouldn't be that big an issue, especially because a number of alternative options to cheap lodges exist. B&B Inns, for example, provide all the basic amenities one could ask for, and that too at dirt cheap tariffs! 

Classic American motels can also be chosen as alternative affordable lodging options while visiting Monterey. Red Roof Inn & Suites, a chain of affordable budget resorts found all over the United States, has a decent property in operation, not too far from downtown Monterey. 

Hotel Ramada Monterey also presents itself as a viable and cheap hotel option, as long as you are ready to pay a touch higher than what you will be required to pay at motels or inns. 

Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Monterey 

Being a popular tourist destination that is filled to the brim with attributes that usually entice tourists not just to come over and visit, but to stay for long periods of time, Monterey certainly houses its fair share of luxury resorts. 

What attracts tourists even more is the fact that unlike various nearby beach towns, Monterey is not too crowded. This is a place where you can actually think about letting yourself go and have fun in the company of nature, without getting disturbed and bothered by incessant tourist activity and chaos that totally ruins the very purpose of your visit. 

But just as the peace and quiet of Monterey helps you make your trip more rewarding, luxury hotels in Monterey try their best to turn your otherwise non-happening stay into a royal and lavish affair. 

The best known among these is Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. It is a landmark hotel that is renowned throughout the state for its extravagant brand of unabashed hospitality, where opulence is just another word for normalcy! 

InterContinental, one of the leading hospitality chains in the world, operates a five star hotel in Monterey “ the InterContinental Clement. It is a magnificent hotel that seems to be referred to in high-praise by almost all of its guests. 

Among other Monterey hotels of luxury kind, we must mention the usual suspects like Hyatt and Marriott, as well.

Independent and Boutique Hotels in Monterey 

The very reason that makes Monterey so famous among tourists applies for the fact the highest-grossing mode of lodging in Monterey, for past few years, has been the rental and independent hotel business. 

Unlike world-circling chains of resorts, these small and locally operated holiday rentals make sure that their guests are accorded the best hospitality that they deserve. Plus, their nightly room tariffs are quite low in comparison with luxury resorts. Hence, choosing an independent hotel can be a good idea in order to strike a balance between style and comfort, and affordability and convenience. 

What to Remember While Sightseeing in Monterey 

Monterey is a fairly safe place to travel to, even if you are an all-alone woman traveler chasing dreams of luxury or just travelling for work. 

Low crime rates, however, do not mean “ in any way whatsoever “ that Monterey can be trusted with your money, all the time! So, it's important to deposit your valuables at the reception of your hotel (provided that you are staying at a decent, trustworthy hotel). Also, make sure that you get a proper receipt describing all the items you have deposited. 

Most Suitable Time to Visit Monterey 

The best time to visit Monterey, in the opinion of most tourists, is during the months of March and July. Visiting a lovely place like Monterey during the heights of summer will give you an instant headache, as even finding a good enough hotel room becomes such a tough ask! 

Even though Monterey has typical Californian weather that just does not know how to get colder, it's always a better idea to visit in relatively cooler periods (noted above). This will allow you to escape intense temperatures and humidity, while never giving up on all the fun that Monterey has to offer! 

Another rather indirect advantage of visiting Monterey in an off season is that during such seasons, most Monterey hotels try to slash down their tariffs in order to attract tourists and travelers. 

Various music festivals, however, are often held during summer months, meaning that you might miss out on those if you don't visit Monterey in summer! 

FAQs about hotels in Monterey

What are the most favored hotels in Monterey?

Hotel Abrego, Monterey Bay Inn and Hampton Inn Monterey are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Monterey?

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Spindrift Inn and Monterey Marriott are the top 3 luxury hotels near Monterey city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Monterey?

Hotel Abrego, Monterey Bay Inn, and Hampton Inn Monterey are the properties closest to Monterey city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Monterey cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Monterey can be as cheap as $150.35 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Monterey cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Monterey has been $212.88 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Monterey cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Monterey has been $233.66 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Monterey?

Hotel Abrego, Monterey Bay Inn and Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Monterey?

Comfort Inn Monterey Bay, Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport and Rodeway Inn near Downtown Monterey are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Monterey?

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn, Best Western Plus Monterey Inn and Best Western Park Crest Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Monterey?

InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel and Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Monterey, CA?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Monterey, CA excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Monterey

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2021May 31, 2022$166.00$74.00
June 1, 2022August 31, 2022$240.00$74.00
September 1, 2022September 30, 2022$166.00$74.00

Verified reviews of the city: Monterey, CA

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

"Visit Monterey, CA!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Historic Monterey is wonderful, with the beautiful harbor, a walking/bike path, and lots of small but excellent restaurants within a short walk.

Elizabeth C., from 12-Mar-2020
Score 4.0 / 5

There is a lot to do in Monterey. There are museums, shops and lots of great restaurants. And who can pass up the Monterey Bay Aquarium? During the day, Fisherman's Wharf and the walking/bike trail that takes you from Monterey to Pacific Grove is great if you want to see the beautiful sites. Also, just hanging out at the beach is a great option.

Theresa F., from 11-Nov-2019
"Great Time"
Score 4.0 / 5

Monterey itself was beautiful. We walked down to the wharf and watched the sunset while sea lions played in the water around us - it was a very cool experience. There are a few beaches in walking distance, and the city is a quick drive away from a couple of state reserves and other notable hiking areas.

Taylor R., from 28-Oct-2019
"there are really fine restaurants available,"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Jazz Festival is quite the event. And especially in Pacific Grove.

Louise R., from 02-Oct-2019
"Amazing Drive with a Great View "
Score 5.0 / 5

We did not visit Monterey. Instead we went on the 17-Mile Drive, the water was just wonderful and the view was outstanding.

Alfred W G., from 18-Jul-2019
"Super beautiful city"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful dining, so much history! This city delivers!

Teri C., from 03-Mar-2019
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great Restaurants very peaceful views and good accommodations.

Dan H., from 10-May-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The small shops are wonderful but traffic is almost as bad as L.A. Your homeless problem is truly sad and despite efforts that I know the city makes is out of control.

Chris T., from 01-Sep-2017
"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 12 reviews
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