What We Love
- Prime location near the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Conference Center and the region’s beaches
- All suite accommodation with gas fireplaces, soaking tubs and private patios or balconies
- Generous free continental breakfast served daily by the fire
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Standard Junior Suites face the street; Premier and Luxury Junior Suites are quieter
- Pet-friendly rooms are under renovation
- Parking costs $20 per day
- READ MORE: 72 hours on Highway 1
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This all-suite sleep fits right into its downtown Monterey location thanks to a Spanish adobe-inflected design. The spacious lobby has a homey vibe, from the terra-cotta tile floors and working fireplace to the cowhide chairs and comfy sofas. Outside, a double height waterfall feature anchors a quiet courtyard that’s perfect for soaking up the year-round Central Cali sunshine. Guestrooms start at a spacious 450 square feet, with hardwood floors, seating areas, gas fireplaces and mini fridges. All bathrooms have both tubs and standalone showers, and each room has a private, furnished patio or balcony (accessed via an outdoor corridor in Standard Junior Suites). There’s no restaurant, but a hearty breakfast spread of pastries, fruit, yogurt and more is served each morning, and there are free afternoon refreshments.
In the Area
For family trips, a stop at the town’s famed aquarium is a must, as is a tour with Princess Monterey Whale Watching for dolphin, orca and humpback whale spotting. Spend an afternoon browsing the shops, galleries and wine-tasting rooms along Cannery Row — some favorites include the Cannery Row Antique Mall and Pierce Ranch Vineyards outpost. For a memorable meal, make a reservation at the wonderfully old-fashioned Sardine Factory and be sure to order the abalone bisque, which was served at President Reagan’s inaugural dinner.
How to Get There
The location is good and parking is available for an extra charge, however the rooms are disappointing. Every wood surface is dented, chipped and dirty. The sheets are rough and shoddy. Lampshades are broken, lighting inadequate, TV hanging off at an angle and there is an absolutely filthy fireplace. Keys we were given did not work twice in one day. We go to the Monterey Peninsula a couple of times each year, but we wil not be staying here again.
Been to this hotel 2 times within a month or so; returned due to the location, friendly personnel and unique rooms. Location is great and is in reach of most attractions in Monterey. Breakfast is incuded. Will return again.
Great hotel for a short visit. We stayed here for 2 nights and had an excellent stay. Check in hosts were great at accomodating room requests. Great location to downtown. Quick, satisfying breakfast. Ask for room with patio facing courtyard.