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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.
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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:
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.