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
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- 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 had a wonderful time staying at the Hotel Pacific for the US Open at Pebble Beach. The wine reception each afternoon was a nice touch. Super close to great restaurants and spacious rooms. The front desk was super accommodating when we wanted to increase the length of our stay. The jacuzzi needs updating though - the fiberglass bottom is worn and left slivers on the backs of my legs.
It was our first time at the hotel and were disappointed. The hotel is a bit dated and smelled of mildew. Our room as well as many rooms faced the dumpster, which was a problem every morning due to the noise from the trucks picking up trash.
The hotel is overpriced for what they have to offer. There's no view nor towels for the hot tub area. Signs are inadequate and a confusing place to get around.
My fiance and I stayed with Hotel Pacific for a romantic night in Monterey! We were there celebrating our recent engagement and my birthday. The staff was welcoming and hospitable, as they gave us a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and some chocolates to celebrate with. The room was BEAUTIFUL and exactly what we were looking for. There was a fireplace, private balcony, king sized bed, and a bath tub to soak in. We felt cozy and loved the Spanish-Coastal inspired decor. It was a perfect spot to indulge in some romance. We highly recommend!
This was our first time staying at this hotel. We loved the large water fountains in the interior of the property, and the grounds are very clean and well-maintained. The proximity to Fisherman's Wharf is great, and within walking distance of lots of restaurant choices. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Continental breakfast was good and happy hour was nice. This hotel has its own parking garage below. You still pay the typical parking fees for the area. Spots are limited, but we had no problem finding a spot. There were only a few negatives for me (and they are minor): No morning paper options (I walked up 1/2 block and purchased one from the liquor store). The television stations are all analog (no biggie). No rooms with views of Monterey Bay. Overall, a nice property with a very nice staff. We will return.
We enjoyed our two night stay at the Hotel Pacific. The property is walking distance to the Wharf and downtown. Parking is underneath the hotel making it extremely convenient. Each suite is comfortably appointed with a fireplace and small in room refrigerator.