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Top Monterey Beach Hotel

Spindrift Inn
3.5 out of 5
652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $214 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
4.6/5Wonderful! (935 reviews)

"Right on the water in the heart of Cannery Row. Perfect location. We go every year to Monterey and the Spindrift is what Monterey is all about."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Spindrift Inn
Sunset Inn
2.5 out of 5
133 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)

"would have liked some more seating in the room and some carpet on the wood floors would have made it warmer and a little nicer"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Sunset Inn
Carmel Bay View Inn
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $131 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (944 reviews)

"Views and patio and in room fireplace and bathtubs"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2020

Carmel Bay View Inn
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La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $226 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)

"The room we were in first was very small but we were upgraded to another room two days later at no additional charge that was larger and more comfortable. The hotel is a very historic hotel and therefore does not have elevators or air conditioning. That was not a problem for us as the temperature ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

La Playa Carmel
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $136 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (763 reviews)

"It was a lovely inn. Felt very homey and clean. Staff was wonderful. I would for sure stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2020

Normandy Inn
Sanctuary Beach Resort
4 out of 5
3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $252 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Truly a place of refuge and safety - a sanctuary for your mind, body, and spirit. A special place to celebrate or relax and unwind."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 5, 2020

Sanctuary Beach Resort
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $216 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.3/5Excellent! (742 reviews)

"The inn had character and felt cozy. The staff was helpful and friendly. Great location a couple blocks from the beach."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2020

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
2.5 out of 5
1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is CA $99 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.3/5Excellent! (1,136 reviews)

"I loved how I had my own personal cottage! I felt like it was our little house for a few days! The staff was extremely polite! The location was close to everything...downtown, 17 mile beach (Pebble Beach) and a whole lot more. Loved the stay!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
Deer Haven Inn
2.5 out of 5
750 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Very close to Asilomar beach & walking distance for us to Pacific Grove (.80 mile)"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 13, 2020

Deer Haven Inn
Monterey Bay Lodge
2.5 out of 5
55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $85 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.2/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"cleanliness and location. Loved the duck pond next door and the beach across the street. Easy to get around the area. Exceptional value."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 31, 2020

Monterey Bay Lodge
Monterey Peninsula Inn
2.5 out of 5
1101 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $87 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.1/5Very Good! (960 reviews)

"Clean place to stay during covid. Bed was not the most comfortable but it worked for our one night stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Monterey Peninsula Inn
Bide-A-Wee Inn
2.5 out of 5
221 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (798 reviews)

"The room was clean the people were friendly and the property was clean"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Bide-A-Wee Inn
Rosedale Inn
2.5 out of 5
775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $122 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.1/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"In this time of covid-- it's important that all people adhere to the rules and this place does--the family that owns it is hospitable, caring and maintains excellent cleanliness. We have gone there twice now,and will return."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

Rosedale Inn
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
3 out of 5
1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
3.9/5Very Good! (1,051 reviews)

"Close proximity to the beaches, and the golf courses"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2020

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
Best Western Marina State Beach
3 out of 5
3290 Dunes Road, Marina, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.8/5Good! (956 reviews)

"Room clean, air good, shower just ok tv great, quite area"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Best Western Marina State Beach
Asilomar Conference Grounds
2 out of 5
800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is CA $162 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.7/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Big space. Rooms were a bit old but very clean. Nice ocean view."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $193 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.7/5Good! (1,707 reviews)

"Great location, right on the beach. There was no hot water for about 24 hours. Otherwise good hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Monterey Tides
Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
2 out of 5
100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $61 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
3.6/5Good! (986 reviews)

"Large room, clean, nice area for dog bathroom time"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2020

Motel 6 Marina, CA - Monterey
Lovers Point Inn
2 out of 5
625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is CA $98 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
3.5/5Good! (975 reviews)

"If any staff surprisingly went the extra mile to assist seniors like us is Chuck. He alone is a reason to stamp a good impression on Lover's Point Inn. Highly recommend this Inn."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 13, 2020

Lovers Point Inn
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Monterey Beachfront-Marina, CA
2.5 out of 5
3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $96 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
2.8/5 (154 reviews)

"This property was such a great deal for location and cleanliness of the hotel. I thought for sure the pics would be misleading for the price. But they were not! I’d highly recommend this hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Monterey Beachfront-Marina, CA
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Beach Hotels in Monterey

Known for its stunning beaches and world-class whale watching, Monterey has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. This seaside destination has 188 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Monterey, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages - 3-star hotel, 6-minute walk from Oceanview Boulevard. It features an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and free WiFi. Guests love the walkable location and proximity to shopping.

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea - 3.5-star hotel, 2-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and comfortable rooms. This hotel boasts free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Monterey Bay Lodge - 2.5-star motel near Del Monte Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the comfortable rooms and convenient parking.

Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel - 3.5-star hotel on the beach. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guests love the central location and proximity to shopping.

Sanctuary Beach Resort - 4-star spa resort on a private beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and pool. This resort boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Activities include beach volleyball.

Planning Your Trip to Monterey

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 3.79 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Monterey

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Carmel Beach or San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater. Take advantage of the area's whale watching and golf courses, and make time for local attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Maritime Museum or Dennis the Menace Park. Visitors also enjoy Monterey for its:
  • Seafood
  • Marina

Getting Around Monterey

To get to Monterey, book a flight to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest major airport, which is located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Salinas Station. You can explore water transportation options at the local marina.

Frequently asked questions

What is Monterey like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its pristine beaches and world-class whale watching, Monterey offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Monterey?
Monterey Tides is a top 3.5-star beachfront hotel offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, located within a short 1-minute walk of Monterey State Beach. Other good options to stay near the beach include Sanctuary Beach Resort and Lovers Point Inn.
How many beach hotels should I expect to find in Monterey?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 165 hotels in Monterey for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Monterey?
Plan your trip to the beach with this snapshot of weather throughout the year in Monterey: The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Monterey is 21 inches.
What is there to see and do around Monterey?
After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Carmel Beach or Del Monte Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s whale watching and aquarium, and make time for local attractions like Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to 17-Mile Drive or Pebble Beach Golf Links.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Monterey?
This travel information can help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Monterey with ease. If you’re looking to fly in to Monterey, the closest major airport is Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. You can learn about water transportation options at the marina.

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