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Monterey Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Monterey hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Monterey trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Monterey Vacation

Monterey Beach Vacation

If you're planning to escape the hectic rush of the city, a Monterey vacation is just the ticket. There's no lack of coastal views to take in during a trip to Monterey. Those who enjoy being near the water may already be familiar with Carmel Beach (4 miles (6 km) away) and will probably prefer to stay nearby. But don't worry if the closest accommodations are booked out. Loads of visitors also take advantage of Monterey packages around Asilomar State Beach and Pfeiffer Beach.

Things You Should Know About Monterey

  • If you love a good party, consider timing your Monterey vacation around Independence Day. Held on the 4th of July each year, it's the ideal opportunity to socialize with the locals and learn more about the culture and vibe of United States of America.
  • This country uses U.S dollars. Do some research on the exchange rate before you depart so you can stay within your budget. Don't forget, you'll get way more bang for your buck with our Monterey packages.
  • With a population of around 28,300, you shouldn't have any hassles finding some friendly faces to show you the sights of Monterey.
  • There are lots of fascinating attractions here, such as Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you're eager to see more of the area's sights, look up our popular Monterey vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with Monterey Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Monterey vacation?

Monterey vacation packages on Expedia are one of the easiest options for saving time and money. Book your trip now and save as much as $583 — it's that simple! Our database has more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties. With such an awesome range to choose from, you'll have no problem crafting your ideal getaway. Is there a chance your plans might change? You won't need to pay a fee for canceling if you make amendments to almost any booking.

Which airports can I fly into for a Monterey vacation?

With 466 flights every month, Monterey, CA Airport (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) most likely will be where you arrive for your Monterey vacation. It's the only major airport in the area.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Monterey?

There are many accommodations to browse through in Monterey. It all comes down to what kind of traveler you are. Perhaps you're picturing spending your nights in hotels for the majority of your trip, or maybe private vacation homes are more what you're looking for. There are also some highly recommended motels and bed & breakfasts to consider.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

From cars, flights and hotels to tours and experiences, it can contain as little or as much as you like. With our Monterey packages, you can lock in just one of these, all of them or any combination in between. The more bookings you bundle, the more discounts you earn!

What are the best things to do in Monterey?

A dream vacation is a combination of enjoying your favorite pastimes and saying yes to new adventures. While you're in Monterey, there'll be loads of opportunities for doing both. Find what excites you by checking out this list:

For more options, check out our Monterey things to do page.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


Guide to Exploring around Monterey

What are the advantages of a road trip to Monterey? 

There’s nothing quite like a Monterey road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Monterey or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Monterey packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Monterey? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Monterey? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Monterey. You can book all the road trip activities on your Monterey wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to Monterey? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Monterey. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


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Best Lodging Options Near Monterey

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Monterey Tides $154
Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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Monterey Tides

Monterey Tides

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
     
    3.8 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice location. Beachfront. My husband and I did a picnic on the beach and then went to our room. Room was clean, staff was nice,

    Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa $125
    Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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    Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

    Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

    1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Under construction, but golf course access was nice!

      Hilton Garden Inn Monterey $118
      Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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      Hilton Garden Inn Monterey

      Hilton Garden Inn Monterey

      1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
         
        4.0 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It was great, very clean property and friendly staff

        Hotel Pacific $110
        Reviewed on May 31, 2020
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        Hotel Pacific

        Hotel Pacific

        300 Pacific St, Monterey, CA
           
          4.1 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          THe General Manager Faddi made me feel welcome even prior to my arrival. I called and spoke with him to ask a few questions about the hotel. Faddi has a warm and caring and professional and genuine demeanor that cannot be taught. He was just as welcoming in person and that put me so much at ease. ...

          Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café $108
          Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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          Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café

          Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café

          3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice property in a good location. Everything was clean and the grounds were well manicured. The bed was comfortable and our unit at a beautiful bathroom. Can’t wait to come back for the wonderful amenities including the beautiful swimming pool!

            Sanctuary Beach Resort $369
            Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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            Sanctuary Beach Resort

            Sanctuary Beach Resort

            3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Such a cute place. This was our second time there. FYI Panoramic rooms are the only one that’s oceanfront, it’s very well worth it. Such beautiful views.

              Spindrift Inn $159
              Reviewed on May 22, 2020
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              Spindrift Inn

              Spindrift Inn

              652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
                 
                4.6 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                My girlfriend and I loved everything about it sine the moment we walked inn to the moment we left great stay THANK U

                Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages $89
                Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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                Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

                Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

                1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
                   
                  3.7 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Beautiful property, friendly and helpful staff, close to ocean. Was our first time staying here and we will definitely be coming back again. 10/10 recommend.

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