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Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020
Known for its stunning beaches and world-class whale watching, Monterey has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. This seaside destination has 188 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.
As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Monterey, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.
Best Western Beach Dunes Inn - 3-star hotel, 6-minute walk from Marina State Beach. It features free continental breakfast, a spa tub, and free WiFi. Guests love the central location and overall value.
Normandy Inn - 2.5-star hotel, 5-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and breakfast. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi.
La Playa Carmel - 4-star hotel, 4-minute walk from Carmel Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and pool.
Deer Haven Inn - 2.5-star motel near Asilomar State Beach. It features free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Guests love the beach locale and overall value.
Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel - 3.5-star hotel on the beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and breakfast. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant.
Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.
To get to Monterey, book a flight to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest major airport, which is located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Salinas Station. You can explore water transportation options at the local marina.