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Monterey Hotels

Featured Hotels in Monterey

  • Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row

    Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row

    443 Wave Street
    Monterey, California 93940, United States
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  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey

    InterContinental The Clement Monterey

    750 Cannery Row
    Monterey, California 93940, United States
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    • Pets Allowed
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  • Holiday Inn Express At Monterey Bay

    Holiday Inn Express At Monterey Bay

    1400 Del Monte Boulevard
    Seaside, California 93955, United States
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    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marina - State Beach Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marina - State Beach Area

    189 Seaside Circle
    Marina, California 93933, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas

    195 Kern Street
    Salinas, California 93905, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watsonville

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watsonville

    1855 Main Street
    Watsonville, California 95076, United States
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  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street
    Santa Cruz, California 95060, United States
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Travel Guides

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Your Complete Guide to Monterey, CA Hotels and Happenings
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Along the Central California Coast, Monterey is a bucket list destination for many thanks to its breathtaking landscapes, marine wildlife, great food, and shops. There's something for everyone in this picturesque destination once the center of the sardine-packing industry as well as home to the legendary novelist John Steinbeck. From a day spent at the famed aquarium to watching local surfers ride the waves (and maybe even a surprise appearance by seals, sea lions, or sea otters), Monterey provides an unforgettable coastal experience filled with natural beauty, rich history, and regional culture.

 

IHG Hotels in Monterey

InterContinental The Clement Monterey overlooks Monterey Bay and offers luxurious accommodations with, of course, unparalleled ocean views all day long (although the sunrises are truly the most magical). Relax in lavish guest rooms with marble bathrooms and soaking tubs, book a rejuvenating service at the spa, or grab a bite at the award-winning C Restaurant + Bar, featuring local organic produce and fresh seafood. The hotel is walking distance to Cannery Row and the aquarium.

Whether traveling for work or pleasure, Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row offers comfortable accommodations and modern amenities for all types of travelers. Also conveniently located on Cannery Row, the hotel offers a fully complimentary breakfast buffet as well as free coffee in the lobby and complimentary self-parking for up to one car per guest room. When you stay here, you’ll enjoy ocean views from your room as well as easy access to shops, restaurants, and attractions that are just a short walk away.

 

Things to Do in Monterey

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Immerse yourself in the wonders of marine life at the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Explore exhibits showcasing sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, and a diverse array of ocean creatures, making it a must-visit for visitors of all ages.

 

Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row was once the bustling center of the sardine-packing industry and has become a vibrant waterfront district filled with shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit the Steinbeck Plaza, explore the Steinbeck Center, and soak in the coastal charm of this iconic street.

 

17-Mile Drive

If you have a car, take a scenic ride along the world-famous 17-Mile Drive, winding through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove. Marvel at stunning coastal vistas, majestic cypress trees, and the coolest of landmarks like the Lone Cypress and Ghost Tree. Keep your camera handy for those photo opps—named an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Scenic Byways Program, the 17-mile drive is open from sunrise to sunset and does not allow motorcycles. The best time to do this drive is spring or fall, as summer can be pretty foggy.

 

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Discover the natural beauty of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, sometimes referred to as the "crown jewel" of California's state park system. Hike along scenic trails, explore hidden coves, and admire stunning views of rugged cliffs, breathtaking beaches, and diverse wildlife.

 

Wine Tasting

On the Central Coast, cool ocean breezes and fertile soil produce exceptional wine varietals. Gear up for a wine tasting experience at one or some of the area’s many tasting rooms or wineries. There are dozens in Carmel Valley and Carmel-by-the-Sea in addition to the River Road Wine Trail in Salinas Valley.

 

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Go for a bike ride or take a brisk walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, stretching from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. Enjoy ocean views, and pass through scenic parks, beaches, and historic landmarks along the way. If interested in kayaking, you can do that here, too.

 

Where to Eat & Drink in Monterey

Savor fresh seafood and waterfront views at the family-owned Old Fisherman's Grotto, a beloved Monterey institution (since 1950) known for its clam chowder, cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew), and seafood platters. Dine indoors overlooking the wharf or on the outdoor patio and watch as fishing boats dock in the harbor, bringing in the day's catch.

 

Another restaurant that’s made its mark on the city for over half a century is the historic Sardine Factory, where you’ll dine amidst Victorian-era charm on Cannery Row. The dinner menu includes sustainable seafood, fresh pastas, prime rib, and decadent desserts, complemented by an extensive wine list featuring rare vintages from around the world. Between the white tablecloths and the glassed-in greenhouse conservatory, this restaurant makes for a really elegant and old-school night out.

 

This classic cocktail bar is the last thing you’d expect to find in Monterey and we love it! Pearl Hour uses fresh ingredients and herbs to concoct creative drinks including seasonal beverages, spritzes, zero proof options, and more. Visit Pearl Hour when you want to hear live jazz and relax. The 1930s-era bar and garden patio provide plenty of places to post up while the night is young.

 

In Seaside (a mere three miles from Monterey), you’ll find Other Brother Beer Co., a brewery and taproom with pinball machines and open-air garage doors. The family-friendly brewery has food items like hummus, waffle fries, and burgers on the menu, and the patio is open to dogs, so bring your furry friends! 

 

Just 10 minutes from Monterey, you’ll find some incredible restaurants like the one-Michelin-starred Aubergine (with an ingredient-driven tasting menu and 3,500-bottle wine cellar) and the Michelin Guide-listed La Bicyclette (French-Italian food in a cozy setting), both located in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

 

How to Get Around Town

Renting a car is a convenient option for exploring Monterey and its scenic surroundings at your own pace. Several car rental agencies are available at the Monterey Regional Airport and downtown locations, offering a range of vehicles to suit your needs. You can also experience Monterey's coastal beauty up close by renting a bike and pedaling along scenic bike paths and coastal trails. Several bike rental shops offer a variety of bikes, including cruisers, mountain bikes, and electric bikes, perfect for exploring the area's natural wonders. Cabs and rideshare are also available in the area.

 

If driving, parking can be limited in popular areas like Cannery Row and downtown Monterey, especially during peak tourist seasons. Look for designated lots to avoid congestion and ensure a hassle-free parking experience.

 

Travel Tips

Weather, Wildlife Sighting, and Leave No Trace

Monterey enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate year-round, with cool summers and mild winters. Be sure to dress in layers and pack sunscreen, as coastal fog and ocean breezes can affect temperatures throughout the day.

 

Keep an eye out for wildlife during your visit to Monterey, as the region is home to a diverse array of marine and terrestrial species. Look for sea otters, harbor seals, and migrating whales along the coast, and be respectful of their natural habitats.

 

When exploring Monterey's natural areas, practice Leave No Trace principles by disposing of trash properly, staying on designated trails, and respecting wildlife and their habitats. Help preserve the beauty of Monterey for future generations to enjoy.

 

Take a Day Trip from Monterey

Just a short drive from Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a European-inspired coastal town known for its charming architecture, art galleries, gorgeous sunsets, and dog-friendly beaches. Explore the quaint streets, visit Carmel Mission, and delight in gourmet dining and boutique shopping. You can also go wine or olive oil tasting here, or simply get cozy with a book by the beach.

 

Adjacent to Monterey, Pacific Grove is a tranquil seaside community renowned for its Victorian architecture, scenic coastline, and monarch butterfly sanctuary. Explore Asilomar State Beach, stroll along Lover's Point, and admire the historic homes along Ocean View Boulevard.

 

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Monterey Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely! Many of the IHG hotels in Monterey offer family-friendly amenities such as connecting rooms and kids' menus. Check with the individual hotel for more information about their family-friendly offerings.

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Yes, many IHG hotels in Monterey are pet-friendly and welcome furry friends! Some hotels offer pet amenities, including pet beds and treats as well as information about pet relief areas. Select hotels may charge additional fees per pet staying at the hotel.  For more information on hotel specific pet policies,. visit the amenities page on the hotel's website.

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Many of the IHG hotels in Monterey offer complimentary breakfast. Check the hotel's website to find out more details as they may vary by brand and locations.

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IHG Hotels offer a variety of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fitness centers, business centers, restaurants/bars, swimming pools, and much more! Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on the specific amenities offered.

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Many IHG hotels offer complimentary self parking, however, parking costs may vary by hotel and location. Some hotels may include parking as part of their stay package, while others may charge an additional daily fee. Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on their parking policies.

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Yes! You can find discounted rates on select IHG hotels in Monterey by visiting the hotel website's offers page. Additionally, many of the hotels offer special packages and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about IHG's Best Price Guarantee.

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IHG One Rewards Loyalty Program is designed to make it easier for guests to earn and redeem points. There are 5 tiers of member benefits, starting with Club Member, Sliver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and the highest tier being Diamond Elite. You can earn Diamond Elite status by staying 70 qualified nights or earning 120,000 qualified points in a calendar year. Learn more about IHG® One Rewards Loyalty Program

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Yes, most hotels have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to check-in without an adult present. However, some hotels may allow guests under the age of 18 to check-in if they are accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. Check the hotel's website or contact the hotel directly for more information on their specific age requirements.

Monterey Hotels Information
IHG hotels in Monterey 7
Total IHG hotel rooms in Monterey 715
Monterey hotel average price range $181.86–$285.64 USD per night
Total Monterey hotel reviews 12,839
IHG Monterey hotels average review rating 4.29