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Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.3/5Excellent! (953 reviews)

"Easy to find. Couple miles away from everything you could want: tourists spots, Target, Whole Foods. Room was big and clean. The bed was comfy. Wasn’t outdated like another motel I got in the area. Only negative is that it’s in an unsavory part of town."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Pacific Inn
Lone Oak Lodge
2.5 out of 5
2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA
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The price is $62 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.2/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"The owners are very nice and accommodating. We stayed in the suite and we enjoyed the spacious living room, kitchen and rooms. The only thing that was a bit run down was the carpet stains and some paint peeling in the bathroom and floor peeling in the kitchen but overall we would stay there again. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Lone Oak Lodge
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Marina at Monterey Bay
2 out of 5
416 Reservation Rd, Hwy 1 To Rservation Road, Marina, CA
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The price is $72 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"The rooms were clean and nice. The rooms had a small balcony and we were able to get a nice breeze in the room so we didn't have to rely on recirculated air the entire time. The room had a small refrigerator and microwave and a small coffee maker. Due to Coronavirus, breakfast was a little "grab ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Marina at Monterey Bay
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Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
2.5 out of 5
2058 N. Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $64 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Room was very clean. Honestly, for the price I didn't expect it to be as nice as it was. This was definitely a great value, within walking distance to the beach and a few restaurants nearby also."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey/Carmel
2 out of 5
1300 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $50 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"What a great night stay. The Motel was so clean inside the room and around the property. The room was great size and updated. It had a refrigerator and microwave. Two things I didn’t expect to have. This will be our go to place each time we visit Carmel. Thanks for a great stay!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey/Carmel
The Stevenson Monterey
2.5 out of 5
675 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.9/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"Pandemic should not stop us from being friendly and our mask should not give us reasons to be more distant to people."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

The Stevenson Monterey
Laurel Inn Motel
2 out of 5
801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.9/5Very Good! (1,085 reviews)

"I felt very safe and accomidated.. pleasant stay rooms very clean"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

Laurel Inn Motel
Rodeway Inn near Downtown Monterey
2.5 out of 5
1374 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $67 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
3.9/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"Good service, room was clean and the place is close to all attractions"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Rodeway Inn near Downtown Monterey
Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
2 out of 5
131 Kern Street, Salinas, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.9/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Brenda was such an amazing person , helped with questions and recommended places to go eat , also super nice and friendly!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
Seaside Inn
2 out of 5
1986 Del Monte Boulevard, Seaside, CA
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The price is $56 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
3.8/5Good! (743 reviews)

"Delightful experience. Beds were very comfortable. Room was pretty spacious with nice patio."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Seaside Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown
2 out of 5
850 Abrego St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $64 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.8/5Good! (973 reviews)

"We have stayed here before and have always been pleased. The room is smartly designed, nothing fancy but clean and efficient. Nice view. Upstairs neighbors were a little loud."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown
Monterey Surf Inn
2 out of 5
1200 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
The price is $39 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.7/5Good! (943 reviews)

"It’s very clean and cute location. Staff is very nice"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Monterey Surf Inn
Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
2 out of 5
100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
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The price is $47 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
3.6/5Good! (986 reviews)

"Large room, clean, nice area for dog bathroom time"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
Discovery Inn
2 out of 5
1106 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA
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The price is $45 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.5/5Good! (582 reviews)

"It was ok. Wish they had better pillows for a king bed only came with 3 standard pillows for 2 people."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Discovery Inn
Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
2 out of 5
2030 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $50 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.5/5Good! (973 reviews)

"Excellent service from all staff and manager. Extremely helpful and courteous"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
2 out of 5
1150 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
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The price is $50 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
3.4/5Good! (992 reviews)

"I have been going to this hotel for years. The location is great but the price is even better. The staff is always friendly as well"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
Good Nite Inn Salinas
2 out of 5
545 Work St, Salinas, CA
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3.4/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Nice place for a quick resting time Room was clean"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Good Nite Inn Salinas
Pacific Best Inn
2 out of 5
1141 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, CA
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The price is $69 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.3/5 (899 reviews)

"Nice room. Quiet area. Close to grocery and takeout restaurants. Convenient location."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Pacific Best Inn
Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
125 Silver Leaf Dr, Watsonville, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
3.3/5 (984 reviews)

"Everything was excellent. Clean room, service and great location."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
Sealamp Inn
2 out of 5
2201 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA
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3/5 (636 reviews)

"The staff are great. Room is always clean and fresh."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Monterey

Monterey offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, this destination is home to Lone Cypress Pine and Point Lobos State Reserve, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for places to stay in Monterey that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 144 budget accommodations. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and spacious rooms.

Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area - 2-star motel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Americas Best Value Inn North - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the overall value and proximity to shops.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Marina at Monterey Bay - 2-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and overall condition.

Knights Inn Carmel Hill - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its clean rooms and central location. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Monterey

Haven't picked your travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can maximize your time.

  • 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
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 3.79 inches
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Monterey

Monterey attracts visitors with its popular aquarium and fresh seafood, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. If you're looking to enjoy the area's natural beauty, you can get outdoors at Lone Cypress Pine, Point Lobos State Reserve, or Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Monterey is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Golfing
  • Marina
  • Whale watching

Getting Around Monterey

The most convenient airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), situated 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 16.1 mi (26 km) away. 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 on a budget?
Monterey has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, this destination is home to 17-Mile Drive and Monterey Bay, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Monterey?
Based on reviews, Good Nite Inn Salinas is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Monterey Surf Inn and Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay.
How many budget hotels should I expect to find in Monterey?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 126 budget hotels in Monterey.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Monterey?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Monterey, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. 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 precipitation for Monterey is 21 inches.
What is there to see and do in Monterey?
Monterey attracts visitors with its popular aquarium and fresh seafood, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. If you’re looking to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, you can get outdoors at 17-Mile Drive, Carmel Beach, or Monterey Bay.
How can I get to Monterey and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Monterey is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), situated 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is 53.1 mi (85.5 km) away. You can explore your options for water transportation at the local marina.

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