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The Monterey Hotel

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Front of property
Indoor spa tub
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Monterey Hotel

The Monterey Hotel

3.0 star property
Victorian hotel within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf

7.4/10 Good

1,026 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Monterey
  • Monterey Bay - 11 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 1 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 2 min drive
  • 17-Mile Drive - 8 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 12 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 15 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 9 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 25 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 28 min walk


  • Lallapalooza - 2 min walk
  • Old Monterey Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Paris Bakery - 3 min walk
  • Peter B's Brewpub - 4 min walk
  • Ambrosia India Bistro - 5 min walk

About this property

The Monterey Hotel

Located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport, The Monterey Hotel puts you 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Monterey Bay and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guests can enjoy the fitness centre, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking are nearby. Fellow travellers say great things about the central location and comfortable guest rooms.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 69 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • On Tuesdays the street in front of the hotel closes for a local event, which prohibits vehicle access to the hotel’s main entrance. Guests planning to arrive after 2:30 PM on Tuesdays must contact the property in advance to receive directions to an alternate hotel loading zone.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 0.1 mi (USD 24 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1904
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness centre


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night


  • Parking is available off-site and costs USD 24 per night (0.1 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Also known as

Hotel Monterey
The Monterey Hotel Hotel
The Monterey Hotel Monterey
The Monterey Hotel Hotel Monterey

Frequently asked questions

Does The Monterey Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Monterey Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Monterey Hotel?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Monterey Hotel on 14 February 2023 start from NZ$182, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Monterey Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Monterey Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Monterey Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Monterey Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Monterey Hotel also has a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Monterey Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Peter B's Brewpub (4-min walk), Ambrosia India Bistro (5-min walk) and Restaurant 1833 (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Monterey Hotel like?
The Monterey Hotel is in Downtown Monterey, a short 6-minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf and 11 minutes' walk from Monterey Bay. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very central.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Good location and staff, but lots of other issues
Let me start by saying the location and staff were 2 high points of this hotel. Loved being in the center of Monterey, with great restaurants, bars, and shopping nearby. The staff was great. We valet'ed our rental car, and once we'd call to have the car brought up, it took less than 5 minutes. A few negatives: 1. We were on the "old" side of the hotel, which they call historic. The rooms are old - small, with tiny TVs from the 80s, no closet (they have a HUGE armoire that takes up most of the room instead), gross bathrooms, and old (I suppose antique) furniture. When walking to the elevator one day, we saw inside a room on the "newer" side of the hotel, and I wish we would have stayed there. 2. Like other reviews mention, the street noise is a problem. It's obviously an older hotel with old windows. We were on the 3rd floor and could hear quiet conversations from people walking down the street. (One night, there was a fight at 2am between people leaving the bar and some homeless people camping outside the Walgreens. It was so loud and scary, and kept us up most of the night. In hindsight, we probably should have called the cops.) Again, we overall liked the location, so we tried not to let the street noise bother us. 3. The mattresses are old - and squeaky. The walls (and floors) are thin. We were in room 306, and we could only assume that the people above us in room 406 were on their honeymoon... if you know what I mean. Very uncomfortable to hear it that clearly (ew)
4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Downtown Hotel Monterey
Nice old hotel, in old town Monterey. Comfortable, close. Parking on street after 6pm or paid city lots. Hotel offers $30/day valet. We were overnight so did street
Thomas, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Recommended but with caveat.
Before the pandemic we went to this hotel several times. It had good service, a buffet breakfast in a dining room with a good selection of food, and housekeeping service every day. Now the service is still good - friendly - but more limited. Housekeeping is only when you leave, except for additional items you may ask for (towels, coffee etc for the room) and they will bring them quickly. The breakfast is coffee/tea, energy bars and a little fruit one day, none the next - available in a smaller room with tow tables (no-one stayed there to eat). No cereals, yoghurt, milk or juice, etc. While they have kept their room rates relatively low, they have cut down on what is offered and it shows.
Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Aaron, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great start in Monterey
I was attending a conference that was held at the Marriott Hotel and Monterey Convention Center. The hotel fit my needs and preferences perfectly. I liked that the hotel was just across the street from the conference but was not on-site so I could have some breathing room, distance from the noise and conference energy. I also liked that I could open my windows and have some fresh air. I told the staff that I needed a quiet room and my room (424) was perfect.
Denice, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

elizabeth, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

not worth the money saved
room was not in great condition, one guest sustained a serious injury from a nail sticking out of the floor at the bathroom threshold. thermostat did not work, room was freezing the entire time, fireplace didn't significantly help, besides not being great for air quality. windows are poorly insulated. would not recommend, not worth any historical value nor safe or comfortable. stay almost anywhere else if you're visiting the area
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Worn but charming, great staff, unbeatable price
We booked a historic room. The charm of the original hotel remains intact but could use a few upgrades (paint, new carpet). It really doesn't need much to maintain its historic quality. The staff was great. Everyone we encountered was friendly and attentive. You can tell that they really care. Priced well considering its condition and location.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Petra, 2-night trip
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