Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-appointed suite walking distance from the Pacific Ocean?  That’s exactly what’ll you get at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay but it doesn’t stop there.  See to your work...
Put a little more confidence into your time on the coast with a room or suite at the Marriott Monterey.  Backed by a company known for its commitment to hospitality, it has the distinction of being the only high-rise...
It’s hard to deny the appeal of getting something for nothing.  At the Comfort Inn Marina, you won’t only get a great place to call home for a very affordable price, but you’ll also get the benefit of free...
When one beautiful spot on the coast just isn’t enough, book at the Quality Inn Santa Cruz and get access to two for the very low price of one.  Free is the word of the day with a complimentary breakfast every...
Stay right off historic US Route 1 just outside Monterey and enjoy the affordability and comfort that comes standard with a successful hotel brand when you make your reservation at the Holiday Inn Express Suites...
Get away from it all and enjoy a scenic drive out to the coast with a reservation at the Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey.  Combine a spacious, comfortable room or suite with the best standard services that...
Two restaurants overlooking the ocean, massages and treatments at an on-site spa and the luxury benefit of a private limousine are just some of the ways the InterContinental the Clement Monterey sets itself apart...

Hotels in Monterey, CA

California Firsts

The West Coast is famous for a lot of things and there are plenty of cities along or near it that are known the world over.  Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are all synonymous with the glittering beauty and hip culture of the area.  But, only the Hotels in Monterey, CA, can boast being location in the city that is home to the first library, printing press, newspaper and theater in the state.  With one reservation, you’ll get the chance to experience local legacy like nowhere else in all of California.

Once Upon A Time…

Even before the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino found and named the area in 1602, Native Americans called the Monterey area home and survived off the bounty of its beautiful, blue waters.  In the late 1700s, the Spanish returned and established the capital of the “Province of Both Californias”.  The chapel that was built then remains today and is the oldest stone building in the state.  The city was also the only port for goods coming into California and the building they had to pass through, the Customs House, became the state’s Historic Landmark Number One.  After a period of Mexican control, the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House in 1846 and right there in the city you’ll get to explore from one of the hotels in Monterey, CA, the documents for California to officially become a state of America were composed three years later.

A Few Famous Names

Before you even begin to learn about all the incredible things you’ll get to do and see on your trip, it may help to have the recommendation of a few names you might recognize.  Nothing speaks to the quality of an area more than the kind of people it attracts and, much like many of the cities in California, Monterey has gained the attention of plenty of artists.  Painters like Armin Hansen, Percy Gray and Xavier Martinez stayed in or visited the area to take advantage of its unique spirit to inspire their works.  John Steinbeck, Robert A. Heinlein, Henry Miller and Robert Louis Stevenson called the city home and some even based famous works on it.  If you were hoping for someone a bit more modern to get your attention then how about Clint Eastwood, Frank Zappa, or Allison Scagliotti?  You can put your own name on the list with these and more just by booking a room or suite at the hotels in Monterey, CA.

What To Do, What To Do

There are only two reasons you are ever stymied by that question.  It’s either because you can’t find anything at all of interest to occupy your time or you’ve got so many choices that making one is nigh impossible.  In Monterey, you’re definitely facing the latter.  To play right off the list of artists above, the world of art is alive and very well.  You can explore the exhibits at the Monterey Museum or Art and Museum of Monterey as well as attending an almost constant calendar of art events.  And speaking of events, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been running strong for more than 50 years and is famous for live performances by big names in the genre.  For the history buff, the area is almost overwhelming in its offerings.  Colton Hall, the Monterey State Historic Park and multiple Missions are just some of the various locations that will provide a deep look into the city’s past.  Enjoy a drive down the 17-mile drive, tee off at Pebble Beach, visit the Monterey Aquarium, or hike Big Sur, it’s all baked right into your stay at the hotels in Monterey, CA.

Be Prepared

It may not be as exciting as learning about the who’s who of famous residents or the long list of attractions in the area but you shouldn’t finalize your plans without know what to expect from the weather and transportation.  As you can probably imagine, being snuggled up close to the Pacific Ocean, Monterey enjoys a very inviting and near unchanging temperature.  Averages range in the high 60s and low 70s in almost every season and rainfall is almost non-existent in the summer months.  Do keep in mind that temperatures have soared towards 100 in those same seasons so make sure you have the sunblock and shades ready in case they do.  Get in and out of the city is mostly done on the famous US Route 1 which runs along the coastline of the state but you could also fly into the Monterey Regional Airport from one of the large metro terminals.  Once you’ve arrived, hop on the free MST Trolley to get about and enjoy a scenic, one of a kind ride.

What A Place To Call Home

Possibly the best part of your impending trip is that the accommodations and hospitality of your home away from home are just as unique, exquisite and unforgettable as the city that surrounds them.  Monterey, California, hotels take the beauty, history and art that make the area what it is and infuse it into your stay.  Take the Hotel Casa Munras.  It is the very first hotel in all of Monterey and resides right in the midst of the historic Old Town.  With unique architecture, a full service spa and an authentic Spanish Restaurant, it is as much an attraction as the city around it.  For something a bit more modern, check out the Embassy Suites.  Just two blocks from the ocean, you’ll have a hard time deciding whether you want to enjoy the comfort of your room looking out over the water or the amazing services in the main hotel.  From the private balconies in Cannery Row at the InterContinental to the economy and privacy of the Comfort Inn, there is a hotel waiting for you no matter where you want to be and how much you want to spend.  Make your trip all that it’s meant to be with a reservation at any one of the hotels in Monterey, CA.