What We Love
- A charming hacienda-style getaway and one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 Monterey hotels
- The spacious rooms, each with a fireplace, chaise lounge and balcony or patio
- Raved-about Bistro Abrego, serving Cali-inspired cuisine
- The hotel, one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 Monterey stays
- Your access to the heated swimming pool, hot tub and exercise studio
What To Know
- Guestrooms don't have air-conditioning
- Free parking
- Free WiFi
Say “Buenos dias” to Monterey at a Spanish-inspired boutique hotel off
the iconic Cali coast. Hotel Abrego’s stucco exterior, terra-cotta roof
tiles, tower-style chimneys and ornamental iron décor will transport you
to a Mediterranean climate, while the beauty of California surrounds
you. Courtyards, patios and private balconies that jet off the luxury
guestrooms are inviting oases, while the abundance of fresh air and
gathering spots are the perfect excuse to practice that laid-back Cali
living. You’re also steps away from the downtown shops, restaurants and
nightlife of Monterey.
At this TripAdvisor Certificate of
Excellence winner, the rustic dining room and al fresco patio of Bistro
Abrego offer extensive menus of local-meets-Spanish cuisine. Before you
set off to explore Monterey, try dishes like the breakfast burrito or
ranch eggs. You can also spend time soaking in the hot tub or bathing in
the swimming pool, and from there, go out on a golf trip, a
whale-watching tour or a ride on the wine trolley (yes, that’s a thing).
Your hardest decision? Which of the beautiful area beaches to visit
first. Buenos dias, indeed.
True luxury is a fireplace, a chaise lounge,
spa-style cotton robes and a 37-in. flat-panel cable LCD HDTV, around
which you can cozy up and watch your favorite shows. It’s also exactly
what you’ll find waiting for you in your Hotel Abrego guestroom. Both
the Premier King and the Premier Two Queen rooms feature stone
fireplaces, balconies or patios, Keurig coffee makers and spacious
bathrooms to keep you stylish and comfortable – just choose which
bedding configuration you’d prefer.
for breakfast and dinner, the popular Bistro Abrego features local fare
and spirits that are inspired by the Cali coast, highlighting fresh
ingredients, as well as a laid-back atmosphere that serves as the
perfect backdrop to casual cuisine. Cozy furnishings, a rustic fireplace
and an outdoor patio make this an intimate gathering place for visitors
and locals alike. With dishes like the breakfast burrito, ranch eggs or
prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and Abrego clam chowder, this eatery has
won rave reviews.
From waves to wines,
this part of Cali is delightfully laid-back. Monterey is a scenic drive
away from San Jose and San Francisco and an iconic stop along the Big
Sur coastline. Even closer are downtown Monterey’s restaurants, shops
and nightlife, just steps away; golfing, surfing, horseback riding and
outdoor adventures are also in abundance here. Other fun ideas include
visiting the beaches, fairgrounds and Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as
How to Get There
We picked Hotel Abrego mainly for the price and strong reviews. We knew we wouldn't be in our rooms long enough to warrant or enjoy a water view (which cuts down on your room rate immensely in Monterey) and we'd have a car so it didn't matter where we were really. This hotel is nicely situated just up from Fisherman's Wharf. You could walk (maybe 15-20 minutes depending on how slow you are) but it was a pretty quick drive too. No fee parking is a bonus in California!
We were checked in by friendly and efficient staff in the main building reception area and then went to our room in a separate building. I was somewhat concerned about having to descend to what felt like a basement level room, but it actually looked over a street behind it, so looks are deceiving. No worries there.
The two queen bed room was large for the two of us and very comfortable. Beds were comfortable and clean, all linens were fresh and the bathroom was great with the sink outside the shower/toilet area, so two sisters can get ready simultaneously! Nice touch. No hallway noise or noise from the streets, despite being at a fairly active intersection (for a small town/city!)
We didn't take advantage of the restaurant there, but did make the mistake of going to Denny's one day across the street from the hotel. Don't do that. Go down to the wharf and eat at Lou Lou's. Hands down one of the best breakfasts I've ever had.
All in all this was a great value for a great stay. I'd return next time I'm in the area.
Lovely hotel close to the modern downtown area of Monterey. Rooms where very nice with a fireplace in each one for the colder nights. Big comfy beds and plenty of space. Rooms have a balcony but as the hotel is 3 blocks built around the car park I think most rooms in blocks 2 and 3 will have a view of the car park. Ours was over the pool but I think we were lucky, although there was no noise from cars I’d add. Staff are very professional and although we didn’t eat there the menu for breakfast and dinner looked quite classy. Downtown is a 5 min walk, the wharf is 10-15 mins so all very accessible
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Abrego, we were able to walk to our Monterey Bay sailing cruise from the hotel. Large room, comfortable beds, quiet, we had a lovely stay. The front desk was helpful and friendly. We also had breakfast in the restaurant, would recommend the red potatoes, sausage, poached eggs, all good.