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Monterey Marriott
3.5 out of 5
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
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The price is $170 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
0.06 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Considering the status of Covid and its impacts, we felt very safe in this well positioned hotel. Staff was pleasant at every interaction."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Monterey Marriott
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
2.5 out of 5
487 Foam St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.83 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"Service level of the staffs is that of a 5 Stars hotel. Location is good. Property a little aged. Sounding proofing is poor. We could hear two kids above us running around till 11pm at night. We were on level 2 , they were on level 3. Overall a pleasant stay if I compared it to the last 3 or 4 Marriot's ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
2 out of 5
2030 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.71 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (967 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
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Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey-Fisherman's Wharf Aquarium
2 out of 5
1288 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $59 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.05 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (361 reviews)

"The rooms were modern and stylish however, the outside wasn't very appealing. Clean the couches more and this would be a great place 😳👍"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Monterey-Fisherman's Wharf Aquarium
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 Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.79 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (975 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
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
4.5 out of 5
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
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The price is $162 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.1 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (963 reviews)

"The location and access to the restaurants and points of interest was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

InterContinental the Clement Monterey
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
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The price is $142 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
2.17 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (1,702 reviews)

"The place has beautiful view of the beach. It is right on the beach so one can actually enjoy it.It is a bit expensive and the room is so small with no beach towel provided. You pay for the view for sure. Not a lot of food in the surrounding area and restaurant food are very expensive. Otherwise ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Monterey Tides
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
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The price is $135 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
1.18 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,942 reviews)

"Newly renovated and great staff. I highly recommend it!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Cannery Row Inn
2 out of 5
200 Foam St Monterey, Monterey, CA
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The price is $74 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.64 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (657 reviews)

"Great! I let them know that we will be coming back sometime this summer.. The weather was great and easy walking distance to the ocean and shopping.."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Cannery Row Inn
Hotel Abrego
3.5 out of 5
755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
0.5 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (950 reviews)

"The hotel was easy to check into and the room was nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Hotel Abrego
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
2.26 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (948 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
Stargazer Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1046 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.71 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,161 reviews)

"We choose the hotel because it has an inside pool but it wasn’t warm enough to get in."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Stargazer Inn and Suites
El Castell Motel
2 out of 5
2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $55 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.88 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"Grandkids loved the pool! The room with 3 queen beds for our family was a perfect fit."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

El Castell Motel
Best Western Park Crest Inn
2.5 out of 5
1100 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.75 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (878 reviews)

"The property was nice, close to everything, gave a bagged breakfast with fruit, yogurt and nutri grain bar. Room was clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Best Western Park Crest Inn
Munras Inn
2 out of 5
1010 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
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The price is $75 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.67 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"The rooms are very different that the outside. The rooms are cute and modern. Everything would have been perfect except our shower and toilet hadn’t been cleaned well. I took pictures and showed the office staff. An apology was given."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Munras Inn
Hotel 1110 - Adults Only
4 out of 5
1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA
The price is $108 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.75 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"My wife and I were looking for a B&B for our anniversary, but when I found this nice little boutique style place we thought we'd give it a shot. Granted, it's not for everyone's taste, but we really enjoyed it and plan on going back. We found it kind of odd that the onsite parking consists of merely ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Hotel 1110 - Adults Only
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey
2 out of 5
2227 N Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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The price is $65 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
2.13 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (459 reviews)

"Easy check-in process. Room was comfy and spacious. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey
The Inn at 1252
2.5 out of 5
1252 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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The price is $67 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.96 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (947 reviews)

"Parking lot was packed despite Covid times...but quiet at night. Thin walls between rooms that we can hear people on the other room. However our stay during the weekend was pleasant and quiet. Staff were friendly and saying “hello” and “good morning” to us. One staff helped us get ice offering us ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Inn at 1252
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 16 to Dec 17
0.81 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (990 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
Mariposa Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
1.23 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,402 reviews)

"Easy and check in. Clean and spacious room. Only drawback: the bathroom should be remodeled."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

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Where to stay in Monterey

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Visiting Monterey

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Monterey, and visitors give high marks for the must-see aquarium, seaside, and seafood restaurants. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. Top sights in the city include Maritime Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the Menace Park.

  • There are 454 hotels and other accommodations in Monterey
  • The closest major airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), 16.1 mi (26 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Monterey

Cultural venues in the city include Maritime Museum, Sunset Center, and Golden State Theatre. Attractions like Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Oceanview Boulevard are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Point Pinos Lighthouse, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

In Monterey, you'll find 454 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Bernardus Lodge & Spa - This 4.5-star resort features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and pool.
  • Carriage House Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this B&B. Guests who stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast in Golden Rectangle can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room fireplace.
  • The Vagabond's House - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Northwest Carmel features a full-service spa, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Monterey include Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Outside the city, popular places to see include Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, located 25.3 mi (40.7 km) from the city center, and Natural Bridges State Park, which is 25.7 mi (41.4 km) away.

Getting Around Monterey

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Monterey is a breeze. 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.

Dressing for Monterey

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 61°F and the nighttime average to be 43°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 66°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September averages 70°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 69°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • About 20.47 inches of rain falls on Monterey each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and October with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 44°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Monterey?
The Vagabond’s House is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Captain’s Inn at Moss Landing and Andril Fireplace Cottages as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Monterey, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Monterey.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Monterey?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Monterey, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel 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 choices to stay on the cheap include Monterey Surf Inn and Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay.
Where is the best place to stay in Old Monterey?
There are 6 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to choose from for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Merritt House Inn is the highest ranked property in Old Monterey. This hotel is a short 4-minute walk from Maritime Museum, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favorite options in the area include Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay and Monterey Marriott.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Monterey?
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a top 4.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Monterey Tides and Asilomar Conference Grounds. Attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation in Monterey?
Spindrift Inn is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and free breakfast. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and Monterey Bay Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Monterey?
Cypress Inn is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay and Deer Haven Inn.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Adjacent to Monterey Bay Aquarium, InterContinental the Clement Monterey is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. Other good options within a short distance include Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and Wave Street Inn.
What about the best place to stay near Carmel Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is La Playa Carmel, located next to Carmel Beach, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Pine Inn and Normandy Inn are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Monterey?
Monterey Tides is a top 3.5-star beachfront hotel offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, located within a short 1-minute walk of Monterey State Beach. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Sanctuary Beach Resort and Lovers Point Inn.
What are some accommodations with pools in Monterey?
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a popular 4.5-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and 6 outdoor tennis courts. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include El Castell Motel and Carmel Mission Inn.

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