Top 10 Hotels Near Pinnacles National Park, California - Updated 2024

Deanna
Deanna 
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If you’re looking for beautiful national parks to visit at least once in your lifetime, you should consider Pinnacles National Park. The “Pinnacles” are curious geological formations in Central California believed to have formed 20 to 23 million years ago after wind, rain, and time eroded the western half of an extinct volcano. Millions of years of geological turmoil, fracturing, and climate action shaped the rock pinnacles and talus caves into what they are today.

Now, Pinnacles National Forest contains some of the best hiking and trekking spots in California, which is why hikers love coming here. Camping in the protected area is also a popular pastime. Rock climbers busy themselves conquering the pillars, while some people are occupied by the California condors known to patrol the skies. Plan a distinctive vacation now and book your stay in one of the top hotels near Pinnacles National Park, California, listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location near national park. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Hollister (from USD 187)

Wake up fresh every morning during your stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Hollister. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and check out the view from the sun terrace. Set out early for the drive to Pinnacles National Park. It would take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour from Hollister depending on your route, and plans during the drive. If you’re coming out in the summer, heed the warning about the heat and consider staying in, if the temperature in Central California is bordering on inhospitable. When you return to the hotel, you can relax and enjoy the 24-hour coffee service available to guests (if you need to stay up late).

If you’re bringing a car, then you’d be delighted to know there’s free parking at this hotel.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hollister

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 390 Gateway Drive
38.52 km (24.0 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas (from USD 291)

Pinnacles National Park is a 45-minute drive from Salinas through Gonzales and Soledad. If you want to drive the distance with your camping and hiking gear stowed securely, then stay in a top hotel in the county seat of Monterey. Hampton Inn and Suites Salinas has cozy and clean standard rooms. Their current health and safety protocols are up to date. The fitness and pool facilities are always reliable. This is a great place to book if you’re traveling for business or recreational purposes, to Salinas.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 523 Work Street
8.63 km (5.4 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

3. Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites (from USD 175)

Choose a room with a hot tub and the Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites staff will make sure you won’t be disappointed. Expect a suite that is elegant and roomy. The common areas are spacious as well so that you’ll never feel crowded in. The hotel has a sauna and hot tub facilities if you wish to loosen up your tense muscles. Free parking is also available at this hotel.

Nearby Salinas landmarks are the Steinbeck House and Laguna Seca Raceway. When you’re ready to head out, make sure your climbing gear is ready for a thrilling day at the rock formations of Pinnacles National Park.

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Best Western Salinas Valley Inn & Suites

Address: 187 Kern Street
9.67 km (6.1 mi) from Toro Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Family rooms Free parking Internet services

4. Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas (from USD 150)

The Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel is tucked away in a quiet spot in Salinas Valley. The pleasant interior features charming color highlights and the guest rooms are sizeable. Beds are extra comfy and thoughtful touches will make you feel at home in your room. The breakfast waffles are varied and tasty. Try them out to fill your tummy and boost your energy for a lengthy exploration of Pinnacles National Park, which is about an hour’s drive from the hotel. Another amenity you’ll get during your stay here is free parking.

This hotel is near the municipal airport and local shops and restaurants. The location of Comfort Inn & Suites of Salinas allows you to go about errands and plans at a leisurely pace.

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Comfort Inn & Suites Salinas

7.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 181 Kern Street
9.65 km (6.0 mi) from Toro Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi

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5. SureStay Hotel by Best Western Hollister (from USD 100)

If you require quality service as well as basic and reliable amenities - nothing fancy - then you’ll be satisfied with SureStay Hotel by Best Western Hollister. Be assured that when you drive back from your Pinnacles escapades you’ll have a comfortable and secure room to sleep in. There are utensils and appliances for instant meals in your room. Take note that a continental breakfast comes with the booking so ask the staff about the best time to enjoy it. The hotel’s location is a mile away (1.6 km) from the town center, if you have some business to attend to in Hollister.

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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Hollister

Address: 660 San Felipe Rd
38.97 km (24.3 mi) from Toro Park

CCTV outside property Fire extinguishers Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed WiFi Available Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Physical distancing rules followed Designated smoking area Air conditioning

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6. Laurel Inn & Conference Center (from USD 115)

Lounging by the poolside after a long day out in the sun sounds nice. Laurel Inn Hotel and Restaurant is a lodging near Pinnacles National Park that’s perfect for people looking for affordable prices — but without compromising the quality of service.

This hotel has a big pool area where you can cool off and talk about the highlights of your hiking trip in Pinnacles National Park. Ask the hotel staff about hot tub access for guests. Black Bear Diner, which is located on the premises, is the place to go for tasteful meals. You are entitled to a breakfast of champions every day in the conference center so make a note of that as well.

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Laurel Inn & Conference Center

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 801 W. Laurel Dr.
10.67 km (6.7 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

7. Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey (from USD 215)

Courtyard Marriott in Salinas promises a hassle-free check-in and clean, comfortable rooms. You will definitely enjoy the bed and the couch in your suite. There’s a small but serviceable bar on the lobby, but pace yourself and remember that you’ll be getting up early for the drive to Pinnacles National Park. On your way back from the hiking trails and bat caves, you might want to drop by a grocer’s for a good cut of meat; the on-site barbecue facilities are open to guests. Courtyard Marriott is located near prime Salinas golf and fishing hotspots.

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Courtyard By Marriott Salinas Monterey

Wifi Available

Address: 17225 El Rancho Way
10.61 km (6.6 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

8. Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey (from USD 255)

One of the best places to stay near Pinnacles National Park, Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey presents with a traditional and homey facade but you’ll see that it is a modern facility in every sense of the word. The clean and contemporary decor of the receiving and dining areas suggest efficiency. That’s exactly what you’ll get from the staff. Aside from impeccable service, the Residence Inn is known for its delicious breakfast selections. Save some energy for the volleyball and tennis courts, or take a day off from your Pinnacles National Park itinerary for a friendly match with your friends, or other hotel guests.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Salinas Monterey

Wifi Available

Address: 17215 El Rancho Way
10.61 km (6.6 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service

9. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas (from USD 120)

Everything that you need for a comfortable stay is in your room at the Howard Johnson Inn. The hotel is located near the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Every room has a cheerful note to it, and if you need a caffeine boost you can make your own coffee. Business travelers have a dedicated space to get some work done, if an urgent call comes in. For people like you whose main purpose is to explore Pinnacles National Park, then this hotel should be more than adequate. You’ll have a comfortable place to return to after being pleasantly intoxicated by the wild outdoors.

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas

6.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 131 John Street
8.19 km (5.1 mi) from Toro Park

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Family rooms Free parking

10. Quality Inn Near Fort Hunter Liggett (from USD 101)

Driving from King City to Pinnacles National Park is a 35- to 40-minute northbound trip through the heart of Salinas Valley. Quality Inn shouldn’t be too hard to find. It is located near the Fort Hunger Liggett army base - a local landmark. The hotel is popular among business travelers, but it has its share of adventure seekers who wish to conquer the many physical challenges offered by Pinnacles National Park. It’s a cozy little hotel but the bathrooms are big and the coffee is excellent.

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Quality Inn Near Fort Hunter Liggett

Wifi Available

Address: 1190 Broadway St, King City, CA, USA, 93930
66.63 km (41.4 mi) from Toro Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box Fax/photocopying

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Marvel at Pinnacles National Park's majestic features

Pinnacles National Park is both a national monument and a protective sanctuary. Marvel at its majestic features and discover small wonders in its nooks and crannies. So, if you’re wondering where to stay near Pinnacles National Park, you should refer to this list and find the hotel that you like.

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