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Top Monterey Beach Resorts & Hotels

$188
Sanctuary Beach Resort

Sanctuary Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA
4.6/5
(48 Reviews)
A private beach and a restaurant are featured at this romantic resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.
$125
Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar Conference Grounds

2.0 out of 5.0 800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
3.9/5
(16 Reviews)
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a coffee shop, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.
$135
Monterey Tides

Monterey Tides

3.5 out of 5.0 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
3.8/5
(152 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and conference space. There's a fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a garden are also provided.
$89
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

2.5 out of 5.0 1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
3.7/5
(27 Reviews)
The motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast and free self parking. A garden and concierge services are also provided.
$76
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

3.0 out of 5.0 1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
3.6/5
(89 Reviews)
WiFi in public areas and express check-out are available at this hotel.
$64
Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

Best Western Beach Dunes Inn

3.0 out of 5.0 3290 Dunes Road, Marina, CA
3.6/5
(47 Reviews)
This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. A garden, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.
$84
Lovers Point Inn

Lovers Point Inn

2.0 out of 5.0 625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
3.5/5
(35 Reviews)
This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.
$93
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

Monterey Beach Dunes Inn

2.5 out of 5.0 3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
3.2/5
(52 Reviews)
A spa tub, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A garden and express check-out are also provided.

Oceanfront Hotels in Monterey

$127
InterContinental the Clement Monterey

InterContinental the Clement Monterey

4.5 out of 5.0 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
4.6/5
(77 Reviews)
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is steps from Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 1 mi (2 km).
$161
Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Bay Inn

3.5 out of 5.0 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
4.6/5
(34 Reviews)
Located in Monterey, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater, Cannery Row, and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 15 minutes.
$108
Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

4.0 out of 5.0 1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA
4.5/5
(10 Reviews)
Located in Downtown Monterey, this beach bed & breakfast is steps from Lake El Estero and Monterey Bay. Dennis the Menace Park and Maritime Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
$135
Monterey Tides

Monterey Tides

3.5 out of 5.0 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
3.8/5
(152 Reviews)
Nestled on the beach, this Monterey hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Del Monte Beach and Monterey Bay. Dennis the Menace Park and Maritime Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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Monterey Beach Hotel Guide

Unique doesn’t begin to describe a stay at a Monterey oceanfront hotel. That’s because a trip to this quirky cove on the Northern California coast is unlike any other beach vacation you may have taken in the past. You won’t find run-of-the-mill crowded seafronts, campy t-shirts, and tacky restaurants. In Monterey, your shoreline is 99 miles of immaculate delight, interspersed with majestic cliffs rising from the sea, secluded strips of sandy serenity, and jagged rock formations that challenge the waves. Instead of fruity cocktails with a tiny umbrella and a pineapple garnish, you’ll enjoy a vintage, full-bodied pinot noir with hints of vanilla, clove, and caramel, aged in an oak barrel from a local winery. Gone, too, are the whacky waterparks and miniature putt-putt courses. Instead you’ll enjoy scenic cliff-side hiking trails and championship-caliber golf destinations. Monterey beach hotels like the Ramada Limited are a perfect place to witness the wonder of this rugged Eden by the Pacific.

Can I go whale watching by Monterey?

The West Coast is prime territory to observe whales migrating on their annual voyage because of the colder waters. Monterey is no exception to that rule. Here are some popular whale watching cruise services. You’ll more than likely encounter Monterey’s iconic sea otters as well:

  • Sanctuary Cruises: Enjoy longer, year-round eco-friendly tours and charter cruises led by marine biologists.
  • Princess Monterey Whale Watching: The 99% success rate guarantees that you’ll see humpback, gray, blue, and sperm whales, as well as orcas, dolphins, and porpoises.
  • Monterey Bay Whale Watch: Owner Nancy Black penned a published paper on how humpback whales work to rescue other animals from orcas. Stop by for her unique perspective on the mighty superhero of the sea.
  • Chris’ Fishing and Whale Watching: Take your pick between deep sea fishing and up close encounters with Monterey’s massive marine mammals.

What is the best beach to visit in Monterey?

Who are we to decide which beach is the best on Monterey Bay? That would be akin to saying that Monet is a better painter than Degas or Renoir. We recommend you kick off your shoes and find out for yourself. With nearly 100 miles of coastline, these are the three closest beaches to Monterey proper:

  • Marina State Beach: The cliffs give way to a weathered shore in this natural preserve. Hang-gliders float overhead as you collect driftwood from the tideline.
  • Moss Landing State Beach: Rolling dunes make for a perfect picnic spot. In between nibbles of artisan cheese and sips of chardonnay, marvel at shorebirds at this stop along the Pacific Flyway.
  • Monterey State Beach: Explore the tide pools, cast a line into the surf, or steer a kite though the stiff breeze at this beachcomber’s playground.

When you use Travelocity to book your Northern California vacation at one of many fabulous Monterey hotels on the beach like the Hotel Abrego, you’ll return home with unique memories of an oceanside getaway filled with wind-swept shores, gracefully imposing whales, and scenic sunsets over the Pacific. And, thanks to the money you’ll save, you’ll probably bring back a couple of bottles of local reds and whites, too.

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