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Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

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Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

Travelling to Monterey with my partner for 1 night as a stop over from our Drive to SFO from LA will be arriving 28 September, unsure where to stay closer to Cannery Row or Fishermans Wharf? I'm interested in Portola Hotel, also didn't my holiday inn Cannery row but Portola appears to have nicer looking hotel rooms for a cheaper price. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

we have stayed at the Portola a few years ago and liked it.

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2. Re: Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

MrToy, a Monterey area local, has explained here that the "cheap" rooms at the Portola overlook a tunnel that leads to Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, etc. If you're okay with that, then fine. If not, keep looking.

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I've stayed at the Portola several times and I always get the cheap rooms - never had one overlooking the tunnel though, even when I booked through Priceline. The only room location that we have had that we didn't care for was on the 2nd floor overlooking the pedestrian pathway - it was noisy in the early mornings because groups of cyclists meet up there in the mornings and they are rather loud. All other times, we had rooms overlooking the water. The location of the hotel is great - near the harbor, close to the Monterey historic park, near downtown restaurants and things.

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4. Re: Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

The Portola is nice, but I don't know about the "cheap" rooms. Did you look at the Best Western Victorian Inn? It's near Cannery Row and not that far from the Wharf.

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5. Re: Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

Your decision should also include consideration of the respective neighborhoods. Cannery Row is pretty touristy, but downtown is more real and there are also a lot of historic sites close at hand. Fisherman's Wharf is also very touristy, but unlike Cannery Row the nearest hotels aren't in the middle of it. So a lot depends on what you want nearby. This may help: www.montereypeninsula.info/guide/lodging.html

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6. Re: Fishermans Wharf or Cannery Row

Portola is nice! My son has enjoyed several stays there. They have a pool also if that is important to you. Enjoy the coast! :).

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