The Best Hotels in Monterey, California

Many hotels in Monterey offer superb views of the ocean
Many hotels in Monterey offer superb views of the ocean | Courtesy of Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa / Expedia
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29 October 2020

Monterey, in north California, on the beautiful Monterey Bay, boasts wide sandy beaches as well as the bustling Cannery Row made famous by John Steinbeck. There are many beautiful inns, hotels and resorts for a comfortable stay. Read on to discover our pick of the best.

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

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Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, on Cannery Row, sits above the ocean with its own private beach. The Vista Blue Spa, with two whirlpool tubs that overlook the bay, offers many massages, private bath rituals, exfoliating scrubs, oxygen-infused facials, manicures and pedicures. Meanwhile your main dining option is Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar, where you can sit inside or out with a great view of the bay.
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InterContinental the Clement Monterey

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The InterContinental the Clement Monterey is a modern luxury hotel on Cannery Row overlooking the bay with its own pier and boardwalk. The hotel includes a heated outdoor pool as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and a spa. Right next to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., as well as many other unique dining opportunities, the hotel also has its own eatery, the C Restaurant, and bar.
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Spindrift Inn

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The Spindrift Inn, on Cannery Row, is on McAbee Beach, a short walk from many of Monterey’s most popular attractions. Your stay includes a complimentary breakfast brought to your rooms on a silver platter, as well as a gourmet wine and cheese reception with coffee and tea every afternoon in the lobby. Guests can dine at the Lalla Oceanside Grill next to the lobby, or at the Sardine Factory restaurant close by.
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Old Monterey Inn

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The Old Monterey Inn is a high-class bed and breakfast that sits in a garden of beautiful English rose bushes, a short stroll from many of Monterey’s best restaurants and Fisherman’s Wharf. The spa offers massages, facials and hot stone massages for guests – singles or in couples. The inn serves a gourmet breakfast that you can be enjoy either in the garden, the elegant dining room or in your own bed if you feel like it.

Jabberwock Inn

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Jabberwock Inn is a bed and breakfast that sits in half an acre of gardens right next to Monterey Bay, with gorgeous views of the water – you can see otters and seals right from your room. All the rooms have fresh flowers, as well as large Victorian beds with sheets with lace trim, and some rooms have fireplaces or even private jacuzzis. Hors d’oeuvres and wine are available every evening for guests.
These recommendations were updated on October 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.