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United States of America Steve, United States of America

26 days ago

Near the lighthouse you will find many deer roaming wild on the golf course and in the old cemetery. There are also ground squirrels that live in the embankments along the rocky coast that are tame enough to take small snacks right from your hand if you offer something to them. Bring a small bag of raw almonds to feed the squirrels. Too many tourists are feeding them chips and crackers and they are becoming obese. You will also see Sea Otters playing along the coast, and the occasional Sea Lion.
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  • Outstanding views across the golf course. The staff were great and the hotel is fabulous. It's about $8 for a taxi to Cannery Row. Would definitely stay again. A Taste of Monterey in town was superb for wine tasting and they have a live singer on Friday nights. Wonderful views across the bay too. 17 mile drive is well worth $10.

    Amy, Group from the United Kingdom
  • A decent standard hotel which was ideal for exploring Monterey and it's peninsular. The hotel was walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf. Cannery Row and the Aquarium are also walk-able but a 30-45 minute walk which is ok for Europeans but alien to Americans. The hotel is far enough away from Fisherman's Wharf to discover the much better, less touristy bars and restaurants on Alvarado Street. The hotel has good access to ca1 so ideal for Pebble Beach, 17 mile drive and further afield to Santa Cruz and Big Sur.

    Jason, Mature couple from the United Kingdom
  • I love the distance to cannery row and even downtown Monterey. I loved the fact the also have a hotel Landrover that they drive residents around in as a service included with your stay.

    Rodrigo, Young couple from the United States
  • Lots of charm. Bed and breakfast meet hotel. The rooms were small but totally adequate. Great features like a 2 person, jetted tub, bidet, rooftop terrace for relaxing, free glass of wine during happy hour and tasty free breakfast. Super nice and accommodating staff. Easy half hour stroll to Cannery Row and Aquarium and 10 minute walk to restaurants and bars in downtown Monterey. Would definitely stay here again in Monterey.

    Joshua, Young couple from the United States
  • Very well situated for Cannery Row area and quite near the historic downtown area. Couple of bottles of water provided free (which is more than I can say for the last, very expensive hotel we stayed in LA where they charged $5). Very clean. Log fire was nice as it can get cold on the Monterey peninsula. I put it on in the morning. Free breakfast was continental but was plentiful and good. Free parking. As a smoker I appreciated you could smoke on the balcony.

    Anya, Mature couple from the United Kingdom

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Portola Hotel & Spa Excellent 8.6 We were on our honeymoon, they sent us a complimentary bottle of champagne
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn Excellent 8.6 Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Even had complimentary cheese and wine each afternoon. Good breakfast.
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Wonderful 9 Everything was perfect and we can't wait to come back for a longer stay. Entire staff from the valet, doormen, receptionists, housekeeping, servers were remarkably friendly.
Hotel Pacific Good 7.7 Close to everything, rooms looked great , covered parking, nice helpful staff.
Monterey Bay Inn Excellent 8.8 Enjoyed the hotel immensely. Excellent facilities with a a beautiful ocean view. Close to tourist end of town and a short walk to the Aquarium.
Spindrift Inn Wonderful 9.3 Lovely atmosphere there. Nice to be greeted by the roaring fire and pleasant staff. Lovely room
Ramada Limited Monterey Good 7.4 Well-furnished room. Comfortable bed. Wall sockets that are up high on the walls, for all your electronics. Great maid service. You're a block away from the fairgrounds, home of the annual jazz festival and other events. It's close to the airport.
El Castell Motel Good 7.8 Very good value-for-money motel that is very accessible from the freeway.
Cannery Row Inn Good 7.9 We really loved our room with a view from the balcony of Monterey Bay. King bed was very comfortable and shower was great. Friendly and helpful staff.
Monterey Bay Lodge Good 7.9 A cosy, clean and well heated room. There was a coffee machine wit complimentary coffee and microwave.
Lone Oak Lodge Very good 8.5 the room is lovely, everything is tidy and the parking area is just out of your door, very convenient.
Inn By the Bay Monterey Very good 8 We were at the back corner of the hotel which made for a very quiet location. Our room (#20) had a view of the ocean and a nice balcony w/small table and 2 chairs. The room was huge w/two queen size beds and one twin bed plus a small table and two chairs. The bathroom was a good size and was very clean. I liked that the bathtub and shower were one complete unit instead of tiles w/dark mold in between the tiles. It appeared that maybe the bathroom had been remodeled recently. The young lady at the desk was very nice and courteous and offered a good tip on a nearby cafe.
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa Very good 8 Very friendly knowledgeable and helpful staff. Very good location, close to downtown and the wharf.
The Monterey Hotel Good 7.9 Really nice hotel with spectacular rooms. Staff were splendid.
Monterey Beach Resort Good 7.4 very quiet, close to the beach, food was great

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    A Wild Coastline and Even Wilder Sealife

    Known for beautifully undulating coastline attracting a wealth of wildlife, laid-back Monterey is on a small peninsula. Though now more famous for Monterey Jack cheese, it was once an important sardine fishing town. Some former canning factories now house galleries and shops on a street renamed Cannery Row after a novel by John Steinbeck. A museum and his former home in nearby Salinas can be visited.

    The fantastic Monterey Bay Aquarium houses a fascinating range of local sealife, which is so prevalent here that you can often see seals basking on craggy beaches, or sea lions roaring away under piers in Fisherman’s Wharf. Whalewatching tours also depart from here.

    South is the Monterey State Historic Park, site of historic buildings including Custom House and the Old Whaling Station with a path made from whalebone. To the east are a couple of Monterey hotels on the beach on, and there are also several Monterey hotels with indoor pools.

    Right by Monterey Peninsula Airport is one of the city’s 7 golf courses, and there are 3 golf courses near the Laguna Seca Raceway.

    Whether you’re here for the Monterey Jazz Festival, or for driving the Big Sur Pacific coast road to the south, if you’re staying with kids, don’t forget to check out the Dennis the Menace Park.

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