This coastal community in California has been a great stop for travelers taking a road trip on the beautiful Pacific coast, but lately it has become an incredible destination in its own right. Whether you want to see the fascinating marine wildlife on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or stop for some fresh seafood on Cannery Row, Monterey has something to offer every traveler, from families to couples and everyone in between. So book one of the following Monterey hotels now and enjoy your seaside trip!
Embrace History at the Merritt House Inn
This 22-room bed and breakfast is more than just a cozy, family friendly place to spend your Monterey vacation; it is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Despite its age, the Merritt House Inn has top of the line modern amenities, including in-room massages and the nearby fitness center. Each suite comes with a living room, fireplace, free Wi-Fi, and premium plush bedding. Best of all, you are just a short walk away from charming Fisherman’s Wharf.
Take Your Family to Monterey Bay Lodge
Monterey Bay Lodge is perfect for families, as travelers have the option of choosing a two-room family suite which includes a separate kids’ room with bunk beds and Nintendo 64, in addition to every room’s HBO and free Wi-Fi. Guests here get to enjoy the outdoors, as the lodge offers an outdoor heated pool and spa, and the hotel itself is just across the street from Monterey State Beach. If you want to try some local seafood, walk to Fisherman’s Wharf at night.
Indulge in Luxury at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Travelers looking for a little luxury in their Monterey getaway should book a room at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Couples will love the massages and services at the hotel’s Vista Blue Spa, as well as the rooftop terrace and laidback lounge. Plenty of rooms include balconies with an ocean view, plus elegant bathrobes, an iPod docking station, and extremely comfortable, plush beds. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s location right near the ocean, as both Pebble Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf are just a few steps away.
Enjoy Comfort on a Budget Monterey Surf Inn
If you want to experience Monterey and still keep within your budget, book a room at the Monterey Surf Inn. Rooms are clean and modern, with ergonomic chairs, work desks and free Wi-Fi included. You can enjoy the hotel’s heated outdoor seasonal pool, stroll through nearby historic downtown Monterey, or choose to drive to nearby golf courses and Pebble Beach.
Visit the Luxurious, Eco-Friendly Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers the latest in eco-friendly luxury, as their rooms include mattresses made from renewable resources and organic bath products. Everything in the hotel is environmentally friendly, and the two on-site restaurants specialize in local, fresh California cuisine, as well as craft beers. There are plenty of activities to do within the hotel, as you can relax in Portola’s Spa by choosing one of over 60 treatments, or visit the on-site galleries and wine lounges. If you want to head outside and explore the town, walk over to Monterey State Beach, Monterey State Historic Park, Cannery Row, or Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
Photo by Esther Levy.