Downtow Monterey along Cannery Row is pretty touristy but if you'll be there anyway, try the Spindrift Inn...it's wonderful. This was our second stay and we just love the ocean front corner rooms. The rooms are very nicely decorated and quite comfortable: great bed and linens, 2 comfortable upholstered arm chairs with a shared ottoman, window seats and a set of binoculars. It's more like a the private residence of a friend who knows how to do it right than a hotel room.
From the comments I've read, not everyone likes the continental breakfast. If you're looking for a big, cooked breakfast - bacon, eggs, etc - go out for breakfast. But if you might enjoy a light breakfast in the privacy of your own room, give it a try.
One tiny disappointment: It sounded like there was a family of baby elephants upstairs from us so next time we stay (and we certainly will), we'll ask for a top floor room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Cannery Row, directly on the beach, Spindrift Inn offers an atmosphere of romance, elegance and gracious hospitality. The Inn's distinctive two-story lobby, with its hand-tiled floors, Oriental carpets, charming antiques, original art, and wood-burning fireplace, invites quiet conversation or private reflection. The 45 comfortable, luxurious rooms-half with breathtaking ocean views-are uniquely decorated and include wood-burning fireplaces, down comforters, feather beds, honor bars, TVs, CD & DVD players, wireless internet connection, marble baths and window seats or private balconies. Complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast is served in-room, & an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Valet parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spindrift Hotel Monterey