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Featured Motels in Watsonville

El Castell Motel
2 out of 5
2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Bay, and Del Monte Beach. Cannery Row and Fisherman's ...

3.9/5Good! (964 reviews)

"Great Costumer service, nice clean rooms, beds and pillows are awesome, updated rooms/bathrooms. Only complaint is the water pressure from the shower"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

El Castell Motel
Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
2 out of 5
100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $65 per night

Located in the heart of Marina, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State ...

3.6/5Good! (996 reviews)

"Clean, and quiet!! The staff was very helpful and nice."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
Best Western Park Crest Inn
2.5 out of 5
1100 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night

Situated in Monterey, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Don Dahvee Park, Monterey Bay, and Fisherman's Wharf. 17-Mile Drive and Cannery Row are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (820 reviews)

"it was a nice cozy place to stay at."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Best Western Park Crest Inn
Pacific Inn
2 out of 5
2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey State Beach, Monterey County Fairgrounds, and Del Monte Beach. Monterey Bay and Fisherman's ...

4.2/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and friendly staff . I've stayed at this motel many times with no issues."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Pacific Inn
Stargazer Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
1046 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night

Situated in Monterey, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Don Dahvee Park, Monterey Bay, and Fisherman's Wharf. 17-Mile Drive and Cannery Row are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1,107 reviews)

"Easy to check in, managed by down to earth people and the room and the grounds were clean. I chose to stay a second night and they made it easy. Pete"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Stargazer Inn and Suites
Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
2 out of 5
2030 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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The price is $69 per night

Situated in Monterey, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Pines Golf Course, Monterey Bay, and Monterey County Fairgrounds. Cannery Row and Del ...

3.5/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Excellent service, Staff cares, Very spacious rooms, quiet location, clean rooms and property, microwave and fridge, separate area from the rest of the room for entrance, coffee area, small safe, and toilet and shower. The only thing that did not much meet my expectations was the shower room. It ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
Lone Oak Lodge
2.5 out of 5
2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA
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The price is $66 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Pines Golf Course, and Del Monte Beach. Fisherman's Wharf ...

4.2/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Very good location on North Fremont. easy access to entire area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Lone Oak Lodge
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is $115 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swift Street Courtyard and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (650 reviews)

"Everything from the check in, to the service, to the location were fantastic. Ive been here before and Ill keep coming back"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Mission Inn
Motel 6 Salinas, CA - South - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
1257 De La Torre Boulevard, Salinas, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night

Situated in Salinas, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Salinas Fairways Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Steinbeck Center and First Mayor's House. ...

3/5 (969 reviews)

"I love the location and staff. In these hard times motel 6 really keeps the light on."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Motel 6 Salinas, CA - South - Monterey Area
Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $85 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is steps from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay ...

3.7/5Good! (976 reviews)

"Very east access to the beach and board walk as well as liquour stores for quick drinks and snacks. Staff was very friendly. The only negative was the room was a little dirty. Foot prints on toilet seat, the pillow cases were stained and didnt really want to walk around bare foot on the carpet. All ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Beachview Inn
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (456 reviews)

"Nice hotel and nice location. Shower needs some update as it was doing weird noise while running but other than that nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $104 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (1,032 reviews)

"We stayed in the double queen room. It was nice cause there was actually 2 "rooms" and we could watch TV while the kids slept. Hotel is about 2 blocks from the beach. Would recommend an upgrade to the bathroom, at least a better shower head and faucet. Other than that a great place to stay, we will ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

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Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
125 Silver Leaf Dr, Watsonville, CA
The price is $80 per night
3.3/5 (983 reviews)

"Stayed here before and been happy.coming back.only small probplem.no the wi fi not working."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
1620 W Beach St, Watsonville, CA
The price is $94 per night
3.5/5Good! (634 reviews)

"The gentleman was very confused about my room and took a very long time to figure out my reservation. At check out the lady with the bad frontal lace wig, was extremely rude and very unprofessional. She was tryinvg to charge me Extra for being a couple minutes late. Not understanding at all that ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Rodeway Inn
Best Western Rose Garden Inn
Best Western Rose Garden Inn
2.5 out of 5
740 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA
The price is $122 per night
4/5Very Good! (707 reviews)

"Stayed for 3 nights over 4th July weekend. Rooms were great clean and ac worked great. Check in and check out was easy and simple. Parking lots looked safe and clean. Close to restaurants too that was convenient."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Best Western Rose Garden Inn
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Watsonville Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from 6 low-priced motels in Watsonville among more than 45 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash for your trip.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Watsonville. Popular places to visit in the larger area include Monterey Bay, Gilroy Premium Outlets, and Main Beach.

Fun fact: Beginning in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and you can see these today along the historic U.S. Route 66. When you stay at a motel, you're likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool.

Below are some of Expedia customers' favorite Watsonville motels available to book:

Motel 6 Watsonville - Monterey Area

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Best Western Rose Garden Inn

  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.

Royal Inn

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.

Economy Inn Watsonville

  • It's located within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.
  • Coffee in the lobby along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Valley Inn

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Watsonville

Visitors like Watsonville for the entertainment venues, beaches, and restaurants. As you're sightseeing around the area, be sure to enjoy all there is to see and do.

Here are favorite places in and around Watsonville:

  • Monterey Bay
  • Gilroy Premium Outlets
  • Main Beach

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Ramsay Park
  • Pinto Lake Park
  • Sunset State Beach

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
  • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
  • Roaring Camp Railroads

Watsonville is also popular for its:

  • Biking
  • Baseball
  • Bird watching
  • Surfing

Best Time to Visit Watsonville

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Watsonville by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically September and October, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 39° F
  • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 44° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 39° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 23.03 inches in a year

How to Get to Watsonville and Around the Area

Watsonville Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) Airport 2.3 mi (3.7 km)
Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) Airport 18.7 mi (30 km)
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) Airport 22.5 mi (36.3 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Watsonville?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Watsonville. In the larger area, favorite places to visit include Monterey Bay, Capitola Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
What are motels like?
At most motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace at the end of the 1940s when cars became more popular along with road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Watsonville?
Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Valley Inn: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like satellite TV. It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach. Economy Inn Watsonville: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 20-minute drive of Capitola Beach and Rio Del Mar Beach. Royal Inn: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay. National 9 Motel: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Watsonville?
Visitors like Watsonville for the entertainment venues, beaches, and restaurants. As you’re sightseeing around the area, be sure to enjoy all there is to see and do. Favorite places in and around Watsonville include Monterey Bay, Capitola Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Sunset State Beach, La Selva Beach, and Palm Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, and Roaring Camp Railroads.
What's the weather like in Watsonville?
The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 62°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 52°F. Average annual rainfall for Watsonville is 23 inches.
What's the best way to get around Watsonville?
Fly into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is located 33.1 mi (53.2 km) from the city center. You can also search for flights into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), which is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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