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Merritt House Hotel

Hotel in Downtown Monterey, Monterey (0.3 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

This hotel offers individually decorated rooms with free WiFi and a cable TV. Fisherman’s Wharf is within easy walking distance from Merritt House Hotel.

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8.4
Very Good
566 reviews
Price from
$220
per night

Monterey Marriott

Hotel in Downtown Monterey, Monterey (0.3 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

Monterey Marriott features an on-site restaurant and an outdoor pool. Located off Highway 1, it is a 5-minute drive away from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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8.3
Very Good
505 reviews
Price from
$251
per night

Portola Hotel & Spa

Hotel in Downtown Monterey, Monterey (0.2 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

Within 5 minutes' walk of Fisherman's Wharf, the Portola Hotel & Spa is 1 mi from the historic Cannery Row. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator.

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8.1
Very Good
2,521 reviews
Price from
$249
per night

Monterey Bay Inn

Hotel in Cannery Row, Monterey (0.5 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

Located on the coast of Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Inn features a rooftop whirlpool and direct access to San Carlos Beach. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

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8.7
Excellent
1,055 reviews
Price from
$319
per night

The Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast

Cannery Row, Monterey (0.8 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

Located just 5 blocks from Cannery Row, this cozy 7 bedroom bed and breakfast in Monterey, California offers charming guest rooms. It is minutes from the beach and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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9.3
Wonderful
112 reviews
Price from
$263
per night

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Hotel in Cannery Row, Monterey (0.6 miles from Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises)

Offering stunning views of Monterey Bay, a full-service spa and a private beach, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located only steps from Cannery Row and 10 minutes' walk from the Monterey Bay...

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8.8
Excellent
1,047 reviews
Price from
$350
per night

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  • Best Western Plus Monterey Inn
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,000 reviews

    Located 2 blocks from city center and 1.5 mi to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Best Western Plus Monterey Inn features a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub.

    Fantastic position , free parking & breakfast . Lovely staff

  • Sunset Inn Pacific Grove
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 642 reviews

    Centrally located on the Monterey Bay Peninsula, Sunset Inn Pacific Grove is 7 minutes' walk from the beach. It features guest rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

    Beautiful room with all the amenities. Very comfortable

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 413 reviews

    Located between Seaside and Monterey, California and overlooking the Monterey Bay, this hotel serves a made-to-order breakfast.

    Great value and wonderful complementary breakfast.

  • Best Western The Inn & Suites Pacific Grove
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 688 reviews

    This Pacific Grove hotel is located 3.3 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf, which provides shopping and dining options. The hotel features a daily continental breakfast and free WiFi.

    Room was spacious and clean, comfortable bathroom.

  • Martine Inn
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 352 reviews

    This waterfront Pacific Grove bed and breakfast overlooking Monterey Bay features a daily gourmet breakfast and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is less than 1 mile away.

    It felt like home . Was welcoming cozy and comfortable .

  • Hampton Inn Monterey
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 251 reviews

    A short walk to the stunning Monterey Bay, and just off Highway One, Hampton Inn Monterey is only moments from the area's main attractions and provides a variety of thoughtful amenities and services.

    All Staff was extremely nice. Comfy bed and sheets.

  • Clarion Collection Wilkie's Inn Pacific Grove - Monterey
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 251 reviews

    Rooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV at this Pacific Grove area hotel. A continental breakfast is provided daily. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is less than 2 miles away.

    nice breakfast self serve, other geust all were snoby

  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western Seaside Monterey
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 750 reviews

    SureStay Hotel by Best Western Seaside Monterey is within a 10-minute drive of downtown Monterey. The hotel offers a daily continental breakfast and free WiFi.

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Budget hotels near Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

  • Andril Fireplace Cottages
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 317 reviews

    Andril Fireplace Cottages offers accommodations in Pacific Grove and is located on 2 acres of land. Barbecue facilities are available on site as well as outdoor seating areas.

    Lovely accommodation, clean, nice decor, comfy bed!

  • Spindrift Inn
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 367 reviews

    Located directly on the beach, the Spindrift Inn offers elegant accommodations in the heart of Monterey.

    Excellent location and the old world charm suited us

  • Ramada by Wyndham Monterey
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,249 reviews

    Ramada by Wyndham Monterey is minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guest rooms include free WiFi. A seasonal outdoor pool is available from April through October.

    Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and free car parking.

  • Hotel Abrego
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,345 reviews

    With a variety of area attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf nearby, this Monterey Peninsula, California hotel offers cozy accommodations and is ideal location for exploring area beaches, shopping...

    Very friendly staff, nice standard of accomodation

  • Victorian Inn
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,546 reviews

    Combining elegant Victorian charm with many of today's modern conveniences, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cannery Row, within walking distance to Monterey Bay and many area attractions...

    Lovely hotel , welcoming , comfortable , and a delight

  • Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 358 reviews

    Located on sprawling, tree-covered grounds, the Comfort Inn® Monterey Peninsula Airport provides easy access to many local attractions and points of interest, including Monterey Bay Aquarium and Mazda...

    Very clean and large room! Location was close to Laguna Seca.

  • Munras Inn
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 650 reviews

    Located 2 mi away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Munras Inn offers guest rooms with free WiFi. Free guest parking is available. A TV with cable is included in each guest room.

    a very nice property and very good value for money

  • Mariposa Inn and Suites
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,086 reviews

    Located 1.9 mi from Fisherman's Wharf, Mariposa Inn and Suites offers an outdoor heated pool and terrace with fire pit patios. The rooms feature free WiFi and an in-room safe.

    Everything wad excellent !! Can't praise enough !!

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  • Wave Street Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 617 reviews

    Located less than 1.9 mi from Del Monte Beach, the Wave Street Inn offers a nonsmoking accommodations in Monterey. All rooms provide a refrigerator, a coffee machine, and a TV with cable channels.

    The staff were really nice. Location and parking was good.

  • Deer Haven Inn
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 194 reviews

    This quaint hotel offers rooms with a fireplace and free Wi-Fi. The Asliomar State Beach is across from the property and access to the Pacific Ocean is within a 5-minute hike of the hotel.

    Nice size rooms, fireplace, quiet, clean and comfortable.

  • Bide-A-Wee Inn and Cottages
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,063 reviews

    This pet-friendly Pacific Grove inn is a 5-minute walk from sandy Asilomar State Beach and 2.3 miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It features traditional rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Very picturesque cottages, cozy and in incredible place

  • The Monarch Resort
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,192 reviews

    A short 6 minutes' walk from the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, The Monarch Resort offers free parking. Property and all guest rooms offer FREE HIGH SPEED FIBER OPTIC INTERNET..

    It is an older hotel that is well kept and very clean.

  • Best Western De Anza Inn
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 549 reviews

    Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and year round hot tub, this Monterey hotel is located within 3.7 mi of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.

    It's comfortable and the staff is nice. Good parking.

  • Rosedale Inn
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 422 reviews

    Located in Pacific Grove, California, just steps from Asilomar State Beach, this hotel offers comfortably furnished guest rooms featuring a gas fireplace and a spa bath.

    Very nice room, friendly staff, and what a spa tub!

  • Hotel Pacific
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,855 reviews

    Hotel Pacific is a boutique hotel located in the center of Monterey just steps away from the Monterey Conference Center.

    Nice room with large space,many plugs, desk, sofa.

  • Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 799 reviews

    Just 3 miles from Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, this Pacific Grove guest accommodations offers a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub. All rooms include cable TV.

    It was close to the pier and there were many places near by to visit

Planning a trip to see the Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises? Check out the latest reviews and scores

  • 10
    Scored 10

    Do it!

    Do it! We saw more whales and dolphins close up than I ever imagined we would. Highly recommend the smaller boats used by “Discovery Whale Watching.” They have very knowledgeable marine biologists on board.
    John
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Very knowledgeable crew who were happy to talk with passion...

    Very knowledgeable crew who were happy to talk with passion about the animals we saw/their behaviour and to answer any questions. Saw lot of birds, sea ottes, sealions, elephant seal, humpback whales including a whale taking a kelp bath and cooperative feeding when the whales made a bait ball. Trip lasted around 4hours and I would recommend to all.
    Ruth
  • 10
    Scored 10

    The BEST whale watching experience we've had!

    The BEST whale watching experience we've had! Amazing viewing of the whales, dolphins, etc. The safari is organized and safe. A biologist is part of the staff, available for questions and narratives. The entire staff from Check In to Good Bye were friendly, informative and fun!
    Celeste
    United States of America
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    Don't go in with high expectations of how much you will see...

    Don't go in with high expectations of how much you will see as some of the videos on the pier show whales and dolphins coming up to the boat and jumping out of the water so my young so was disappointed to only see the backs and tails of some whales in the distance. The staff were lovely especially helping so many people that were throwing up, there was at least 20 on our trip. Try taking some tablets they help (a bit!)
    allyb72
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    We thoroughly enjoyed hour trip, the staff were...

    We thoroughly enjoyed hour trip, the staff were knowledgeable and helpful, particularly if you were a bit sea sick. We were lucky to see Orcas and Humpback whales. The Sea Otters were also wonderful, however you could see those from the shore as well.
    Diane
    United Kingdom

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