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Top Monterey Beach Hotels

Sanctuary Beach Resort
4 out of 5
3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA
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The price is $369 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,991 reviews)

"The fire pits were nice. Views were incredible and staff was very accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Sanctuary Beach Resort
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
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The price is $359 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (911 reviews)

"Beautiful place close to town and beach. Grounds well kept and breakfast fantastic."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

La Playa Carmel
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
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The price is $118 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (657 reviews)

"We had a family emergency and they let us stay during quarantine times so there was no pool of course or breakfast but the bed and linens were amazing! We would definitely stay here during better times!"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Normandy Inn
Sunset Inn
2.5 out of 5
133 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
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The price is $119 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,399 reviews)

"I’ve been to this hotel a few times, it’s nice a little small but cute . Not bad for the price and location."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Sunset Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
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The price is $235 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (697 reviews)

"Good location. Ocean Views marred by power lines. Nice gardens but lots of service people working in them so not peaceful. Rooms need a redo—very basic decor but comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Carmel Bay View Inn
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA
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The price is $126 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,680 reviews)

"Great spot, close to where Ocean ave comes into main strip."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Carmel Bay View Inn
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
2.5 out of 5
1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is $80 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,865 reviews)

"There was not a place in the shower to put soap, shampoo, or even a washcloth. Also there was not a towel rack right outside to put a towel. A hook would have even sufficed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
Rosedale Inn
2.5 out of 5
775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
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The price is $74 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,083 reviews)

"I think the staff is wonderful. Very patient with the whole checking out process meaning late check outs they are very understand able"…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Rosedale Inn
Bide-A-Wee Inn
2.5 out of 5
221 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
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The price is $89 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (755 reviews)

"Great value in Pacific Grove. I have driven by Bide-A-Wee for years. Decided to stay this time. It is basic just the necessities but great value and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Bide-A-Wee Inn
Monterey Peninsula Inn
2.5 out of 5
1101 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
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The price is $99 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,446 reviews)

"Great location, 5-7 min walking distance to a beach."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Monterey Peninsula Inn
Deer Haven Inn
2.5 out of 5
750 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is $79 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,544 reviews)

"The room was very clean and property maintained very well."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Deer Haven Inn
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
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The price is $154 per night
3.8/5Good! (3,715 reviews)

"The location was great and it’s right on the beach but the rooms and building definitely need to be updated cause it’s a bit trashy."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Monterey Tides
Asilomar Conference Grounds
2 out of 5
800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is $149 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,257 reviews)

"Such a gorgeous place! Very happy we printed the self-guided tour of architecture from their website."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
3 out of 5
1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
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The price is $89 per night
3.7/5Good! (2,234 reviews)

"Beautiful property, friendly and helpful staff, close to ocean. Was our first time staying here and we will definitely be coming back again. 10/10 recommend."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
Best Western Marina State Beach
3 out of 5
3290 Dunes Road, Marina, CA
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The price is $79 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,276 reviews)

"Walking distance to the beach makes the difference."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Best Western Marina State Beach
Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
2 out of 5
100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
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The price is $55 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,598 reviews)

"Great stay, stay was nice and professional. Will be staying again."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
Lovers Point Inn
2 out of 5
625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is $119 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,128 reviews)

"Simply, a beautiful environment, great restaurants in walking distance, the best was the otters in the surf"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Lovers Point Inn
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Monterey Beachfront-Marina, CA
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3/5 (50 reviews)
Amazing Anniversary Weekend

"Everything was perfect! Room was nice and clean. Breakfast was good... Different warm foods offered each morning. Very close to the beach, and only 15 minutes from Monterey."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Monterey Beachfront-Marina, CA
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Beach Hotels in Monterey

Known for its stunning beaches and world-class whale watching, Monterey has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. This seaside destination has 188 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Monterey, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Best Western Beach Dunes Inn - 3 hotel, 6-minute walk from Marina State Beach. It features continental, a spa tub, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests love the central location and overall value.

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages - 3 hotel, 6-minute walk from Oceanview Boulevard. Our travelers recommend its central location and shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, continental, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Normandy Inn - 2.5 hotel, 5-minute walk from Carmel Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, daily, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guest reviews highlight the beach and breakfast.

Monterey Peninsula Inn - 2.5 hotel, 8-minute walk from Oceanview Boulevard. It features daily, complimentary wireless Internet access, and free self parking. Guests love the pool and central location.

Spindrift Inn - 3.5 romantic hotel on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and size. This hotel boasts daily, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a rooftop terrace.

Planning Your Trip to Monterey

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 3.79 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Monterey

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Carmel Beach or San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater. Take advantage of the area's whale watching and golf courses, and make time for local attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Maritime Museum or Dennis the Menace Park. Visitors also enjoy Monterey for its:
  • Seafood
  • Marina

Getting Around Monterey

To get to Monterey, book a flight to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest major airport, which is located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Salinas Station. You can explore water transportation options at the local marina.

Frequently asked questions

What is Monterey like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its pristine beaches and world-class whale watching, Monterey offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Monterey?
The Vagabond’s House is a top 4-star beachfront resort with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages and Best Western Marina State Beach. Head to Carmel Beach or Asilomar State Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the weather like in Monterey?
If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates. The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 52°F. Average annual rainfall for Monterey is 21 inches.
What is there to see and do around Monterey?
After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Carmel Beach or Asilomar State Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s whale watching and aquarium, and make time for local attractions like Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to 17-Mile Drive or Pebble Beach Golf Links.
What's the best way to get around Monterey?
If you’re looking to fly in to Monterey, the closest major airport is San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), located 53.1 mi (85.5 km) away. You can learn about water transportation options at the marina.

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