The Monterey Hotel

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

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The Monterey Hotel

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Front of property
Indoor spa tub
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Meeting facility
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Monterey Hotel

7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Reception fireplace
  • Meeting room
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 32 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Monterey
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Cannery Row - 17 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 19 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 41 min walk
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 4 min drive
  • Lovers Point - 5 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 13 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 9 min drive
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 8 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 30 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 25 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 28 min walk


  • Alvarado Street Brewery - 1 min walk
  • Montrio Bistro - 2 min walk
  • The Poke Lab - 2 min walk
  • Paris Bakery Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Ike's Sandwiches - 5 min walk

About this property

The Monterey Hotel

Only 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport, The Monterey Hotel puts you a short five-minute drive from Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay. Guests can enjoy the fitness centre, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking are nearby. This Victorian hotel is also 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fisherman's Wharf and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Cannery Row.


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 reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


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


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

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.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Guests can rest easy knowing that 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

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.
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.
What's the area around The Monterey Hotel like?
The Monterey Hotel is in Downtown Monterey, a short 19-minute walk from Monterey Bay and 2 minutes' walk from Monterey Convention Center.







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10/10 Exceptional

S M, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mike, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Small yet quaint!
The service personnel were friendly, exquisite and accommodating. The hotel building is lovely, very historic. The room we had was quaint and comfortable, desire being small and nothing luxurious. Just simple and small; perfect for a nice place to sleep, shower and head out to enjoy the nearby attractions that Monterey has to offer!
RICHARD, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Matthew, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Location
The Monterey Hotel was comfortable and in a great downtown location. I will stay here again.
Louise, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Not very clean. Also no way to get bags up without stairs. Hair left in the bathroom
Melissa, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great people doing their job
The woman at the front desk went way and beyond their jobs. I had to keep rebooking each night because I either missed my flight or the flight was cancelled. Also they found my medication I left behind helped me with that. They were simply the best
Jesse, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Weekend get away!
Everything went great. The Restaurants we went to were all within walking distance and the food was amazing. The seagulls were a little loud early in the morning but hey we were at the beach. :)
Petra, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Noisy weekends
Hotel was ok for victorian house But very noisy Couldn't sleep place needs to upgrade there windows
Alfredo, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!!
Great stay with beautiful view of the street. Really scenic and memorable stay, really loved the big window they gave us. Very romantic and very close to the downtown night life of Alvarado street. Great sushi spot and brewery close by the hotel. Staff was very friendly and gave us a fan when we needed it.
Luis, 2-night trip
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