The Monterey Hotel

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Indoor spa tub
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

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

969 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Meeting room
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Monterey
  • Golden State Theatre - 1 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Munras Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 11 min walk
  • Cannery Row - 17 min walk
  • Del Monte Shopping Center - 23 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Del Monte Beach - 31 min walk
  • Presidio of Monterey - 39 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 10 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 24 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 28 min walk

About this property

The Monterey Hotel

Located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport, The Monterey Hotel offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Monterey Bay and Fisherman's Wharf. Guests can enjoy the fitness center, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking are nearby. This Victorian hotel is also within a short drive of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fellow travelers say great things about the central location and comfortable guestrooms.

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer 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 - 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 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


  • Offsite parking within 0.1 mi (USD 24 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals 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 center
  • Wine tasting room


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Languages spoken

  • 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
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Parking is available offsite 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 sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Couples trip
Everything was near by, great shops, restaurants, walking distance from the pier
Sophia, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Too expensive for what you get
noisy small towels poor breakfast (coffee, apples and bananas) Poor internet connection Pillows and bed really uncomfortable Gear location
Patricia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great Service and Location
Hotel was nice, clean and location is great. The service was wonderful. The room was tiny. The queen bed had a king bed frame back board which was somewhat odd; however, it wasn't too big of a deal. The room location I was in, had a window next to an outdoor stairwell that wasn't much of a view at all and I needed to close window because of the people walking up and down stairs in morning and evening/night. I wanted to keep window open to keep room ventilated (it was a bit stuffy). The people upstairs from me (I was on 3rd floor) we're too noisy, but I heard everything...chatting, walking and tv. This wasn't the hotel's fault, just the way hotels are sometimes. So, when you check-in, ask for a room that's not by a stairwell. Overall, it was a good rating.
1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

The bathroom floor was slippery and our room was located near the entrance back door and was very loud. There was no daily maid service and we had to take out our own trash.
Gina-Marie, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Not great, no AC. Central though
It’s an old hotel with no ac. They brought us a fan and the front desk attendant was very helpful fixing our tv, so some gives and takes. Easily walkable to the wharf.
Joseph, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Stay was good. Even though there was no AC the bay breeze kept the room cool.
Refugio, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Quaint boutique hotel close to everything.
We stayed in a deluxe king room with a fireplace and arched window (not the suite). It was a quaint, comfortable room with no AC but a pedestal fan in the room. Plantation shutters with a slat or two missing. There is a possibly a reason their hotel site doesn't include a lot of photos of the rooms? Turned out it was very cool the week we were there so room never got overly warm. The fan running beside the window pulled in plenty of cool air in the evening and we were gone during the day. The daily "alarm clock" of garbage trucks and delivery trucks early in the morning is the only issue with relying on cool outside temps vs controlled air temps as the windows need to stay open. Correciton: window. One of the two was missing a screen. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Overall had a bed and breakfast, quaint vibe which we wanted, at the center of a lot of things to do. And we had a fireplace, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, fan (no ceiling fan). Our friends were in a different part of the hotel in a basic room and weren't as happy but they went on a cheaper route. Staff was friendly, willing to help. If I were in Monterey again I would stay here again which I think is always a nice testement.
Timothy, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Be warned, there is no air conditioning and not all the windows have screens so opening them isn't much of an option. The furniture is dated and warn. The room smelled bad and was visibly dirty. Within 30 minutes of being there, we checked out and went to another hotel nearby. For the price and they way it was advertised you would expect something a little nicer, but it was run down, uncomfortable and there was no way we would stay there for the night.
Ross, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Classy and Elegant
Friendly and courteous staff. Beautiful and historic hotel upgraded to be a lovely and comfortable stay.
James, 3-night business trip
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