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Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
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.
Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.
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.