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
We stayed in room 319 which is a "premier" junior king suite (the higher price rooms...) . The balcony faces a dead-end street. I asked the front desk if it would be a loud room considering it's on the street side and they told me that it was a quiet street. We were woken up early two mornings in a row from garbage trucks and on Friday morning a delivery truck was parked right outside our window using loud equipment to deliver to the hotel. The floor / carpet in the room is dirty, our feet turned black from walking on it barefoot.
Arrived early was told that rooms would not be available until 4 and they would call. Did not call gave us a room that had bird poop all over the balcony that stared at a wall. Moved to rooms that face the street because we did not want to stare at apartments. Gave the guests next door keys to my room???? Horrible and it's only the first day of a four day stay. The customer service is horrible and I swear if we had not prepaid a month ago I would be gone. Save your money and pray for us.
Whenever we go to Monterey we stay at the Hotel Pacific. We love the rooms, the personable and friendly staff, and the location. Breakfast is fresh each morning and the fireplaces make the evenings very special.