I chose the Monterey Bay Inn based on positive tripadvisor reviews and because it was more reasonably priced that the other highly rated oceanfront hotels in the area. We were very pleased that the oceanfront balconies were enclosed and thus offered a greater degree of privacy than those we saw at other hotels. The included breakfast was a nice bonus too! It was always delivered on time and was very generous. It was great fun to try and spot sea otters with the very nice binoculars provided in the room.
The location is wonderful. It is on the other end of Cannery Road from the aquarium, but riding the free trolley bus (which has a stop near the hotel and goes right to the aquarium and other sites like Fisherman's Wharf) proved to be a big highlight with my young son! San Carlos Beach, right next to the hotel, is great for exploring tide pools and we even got up close to young sea lions basking in the rocks. During high tide, most of the beach gets washed out though.
We would definitely stay here again next time we're in Monterey!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, CD and DVD player, usb charging ports, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace complement your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Bay Hotel Monterey