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Image for Good Nite Inn Salinas
2 out of 5
545 Work St, Salinas, CA
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$49
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3/5 (2,137 reviews)

"The desk clerk Isabel was amazing efficient and friendly made our stay great, had a very peaceful rest👍!!!!! The mattress could be a little better. I would definitely recommend and stay again in future 😊"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Good Nite Inn Salinas
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2 out of 5
1200 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
$59
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.6/5Good! (1,757 reviews)

"Location with easy access to.Pebble Beach, Monterey Wharf ,shopping mall across the street . Very clean. Pool. Quiet"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Monterey Surf Inn
Image for Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
2 out of 5
2030 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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$59
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.5/5Good! (2,086 reviews)

"Good clean room. With a comfy bed. Perfect place to stay the night."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
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2.5 out of 5
2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA
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$72
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.3/5Excellent! (1,081 reviews)

"Easy excess. Plenty of parking. Clean room. Very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Lone Oak Lodge
Image for Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown
2 out of 5
850 Abrego St, Monterey, CA
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$84
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.7/5Good! (1,629 reviews)

"Good location to get to Fisherman’s Wharf and cannery row."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey Downtown
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2 out of 5
1106 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA
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$55
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.5/5Good! (514 reviews)

"Everything was OK, paper walls - you could hear everything from room next door"…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Discovery Inn
Image for 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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$79
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.1/5Very Good! (1,053 reviews)

"Overall nice experience. Clean, updated room and very convenient location"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Marina at Monterey Bay
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2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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$76
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.9/5Good! (1,671 reviews)

"Very clean and up to date property. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Pacific Inn
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2.5 out of 5
1374 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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$68
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.7/5Good! (1,858 reviews)

"The entery way to the motel was very steep. I drug bottom every time i pulled out, the breakfast advertised was cereal,cookies,and coffee. To me that is a continental breakfast,the pool was outside only and closed."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Knights Inn Carmel Hill
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2.5 out of 5
675 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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$96
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.8/5Good! (1,624 reviews)

"Good location. Nice spacious room with everything we needed."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

The Stevenson Monterey
Image for Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
2 out of 5
1150 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
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$65
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.4/5 (1,287 reviews)

"Close to downtown and comfortable swimming pool"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Americas Best Value Presidents Inn on Munras
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2 out of 5
801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA
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$85
per night
Oct 2 - Oct 3
4/5Very Good! (1,954 reviews)

"An older establishment, but neat and tidy. Checkin staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast provided was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Laurel Inn Motel
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2 out of 5
1141 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, CA
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$62
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.3/5 (728 reviews)

"Rooms where updated and clean. Not a bad stay 4-5 stars"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Pacific Best Inn
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2 out of 5
1986 Del Monte Boulevard, Seaside, CA
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$59
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.8/5Good! (647 reviews)

"A gem of a little hotel. Check in was very friendly, room was clean and quiet... We checked in, dropped off our bags and walked to the beach about a block away. On the way back from the beach we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some snacks. Used the fridge and microwave in the room, and were ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Seaside Inn
Image for Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
2.5 out of 5
2058 N. Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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$88
per night
Oct 14 - Oct 15
3.9/5Good! (1,641 reviews)

"The place was farely clean and in a good location. What i did not like was that it was too close to the airport. We could not sleep in due to the noise from the airplanes flying out before 6 AM. Expedia could have warned us! Shame on you!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
Image for Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey/Carmel
2 out of 5
1300 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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$79
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4/5Very Good! (1,747 reviews)

"Great location for shoppers, nice mall across the street."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey/Carmel
Image for Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
2 out of 5
131 Kern Street, Salinas, CA
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$103
per night
Oct 9 - Oct 10
3.9/5Good! (839 reviews)

"It’s always a great and comfortable stay at super 8, my family and I love it there! Only down side from our last stay was all the construction noise throughout the whole night, could not sleep"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Salinas
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2 out of 5
2201 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA
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$62
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
2.9/5 (551 reviews)

"Close to stores and food places. Beds were a little firm."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

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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.

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