Top 5 Beachfront Hotels In Monterey, California

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Monterey, a gorgeous seaside destination with a balanced mix of urban and outdoor attractions, is located on California’s central coast. Cannery Row, a waterfront street memorialized by John Steinbeck in his novel published in 1945, is one of the main attractions in the city. The alley features high-end boutiques, eateries, and luxurious waterfront accommodations. Other places of interest include the beaches at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Monterey Bay Aquarium with numerous marine plants and animals. Accommodations here are aplenty, with high-end leisure amenities such as hot tubs, pools, and gyms. If you mind the views, check out these top beachfront hotels in Monterey, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. InterContinental The Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel (from USD 284)

Vacation in style while staying at this four-star property that features three accommodation options. You can reside in waterfront suites offering seating areas, upgraded rooms with sea-view balconies, or standard rooms with WiFi, coffeemakers, smart TVs, and more. All your dining needs are catered to at the on-site eatery with a terrace and bar. Relax in the spa, work out in the gym, soak in the hot tub, and take a dip in the heated pool as the kids have fun in the children’s club—all within the premises. The property is located in Cannery Row, just within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf and other attractions. If you want to engage in a variety of watersports, San Carlos State Beach is only 800 m (2624 ft) away.

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InterContinental The Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 750 Cannery Row
195 meters (0.2 ft) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (from USD 359)

This five-star hotel promises guests a luxurious experience, from its full-service spa to evening entertainment. It’s located on Monterey Bay’s banks, a block away from Cannery Row and less than five minutes’ drive from Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium. You will be awed by the charming rooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some units have balconies with water views. The elegant suites come with extra living areas, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs for extra comfort. The on-site spa, European Vista Blue Spa, highlights a rooftop sundeck and a gym to use, aside from the treatment rooms. On-site dining options include a lounge bar with live music, a seafood restaurant, and more. For some outdoor fun, head to Aeneas Beach which is only 50 m (164 ft) away.

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 400 Cannery Row
775 meters (0.5 ft) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

3. Spindrift Inn (from USD 209)

This 20th-century property would make you stay longer Monterey, from its tastefully furnished units to the location. The beachfront hotel, nestled in the city’s center, is within walking distance of upscale restaurants, galleries, shops, the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, and more. The charming rooms, boasting hardwood floors, are equipped with canopy beds, minibars, and free WiFi. Some add extra features such as fireplaces and balconies. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily too. Kick back on the rooftop garden overlooking the ocean after a hard day and enjoy the complimentary wine and snacks served. If you want to engage in water-based activities, San Carlos State Beach is only 600 m (1968 ft) away.

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Spindrift Inn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey City Center, Monterey (CA), United States, 93940
371 meters (0.3 ft) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Laundry

4. Monterey Bay Inn (from USD 199)

Enjoy excellent hospitality with homey touches at this four-star hotel facing San Carlos Beach Park. It’s within walking distance of Cannery Row’s eateries and shops, as well as a few minutes’ drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Bay Inn’s rooms highlight appealing furnishing, DVD players and smart TVs for your entertainment, and balconies with water views. Daily continental breakfast is offered for free, and you can pamper yourself with an in-room massage for a surcharge. On cold nights, you can relax by one of the terrace’s fire pits or soak in the rooftop deck’s hot tub. If you want to have fun in the sun, the nearest beach is about 50 m (164 ft) away.

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Monterey Bay Inn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 242 Cannery Row
914 meters (0.6 ft) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

5. Monterey Tides (from USD 188)

Wake up to mesmerizing bay or garden vistas from one of the chic rooms of this modern beachfront hotel. It’s nestled on Monterey Bay’s shores, less than seven minutes’ drive from Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Regional Airport. The spacious rooms come with coffeemakers, WiFi, smart TVs, iPod docking stations, and more for your pleasure. For your dining needs, breakfast is offered for an extra charge, and you can enjoy tasty Californian foods from the on-site eatery with bay panorama. For some recreation, hit the gym, loosen up in the hot tub, swim in the outdoor heated pool, or play at Houghton M. Roberts Beach which is just 40 m (131 ft) away.

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Monterey Tides

Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Dr
3.94 km (2.5 mi) from Monterey Bay Aquarium

Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Cashless payment available Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Outdoor pool (all year) Meeting/banquet facilities Private parking Facilities for disabled guests Vending machine (snacks)

Enjoy your best vacation yet in Monterey

Monterey has something for everyone, including an aquarium to spend the day with family, beaches to sunbathe with your lover, and seafood eateries to relish some varieties. With the hospitality offered at these beachfront hotels in Monterey, California, you will surely want to stay longer.

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