The Monterey Hotel

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Indoor spa tub
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Monterey Hotel

The Monterey Hotel

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

7.4/10 Good

1,006 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $127
Price available on 10/5/2022
407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Meeting room
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Monterey
  • Monterey Bay - 11 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 1 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 2 min drive
  • 17-Mile Drive - 9 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 13 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 17 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 10 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 25 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 28 min walk

About this property

The Monterey Hotel

3-star hotel in the heart of Downtown Monterey
Consider a stay at The Monterey Hotel and take advantage of a hair salon, a fireplace in the lobby, and a gym. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and smoke-free premises
  • A computer station, multilingual staff, and an elevator
  • A 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Monterey Hotel include comforts such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses, and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating, and housekeeping


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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer 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 - 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


  • Offsite parking within 0.1 mi (USD 24 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1904
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower


  • English
  • Spanish

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
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/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 offsite 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 sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Monterey Hotel?
As of Oct 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Monterey Hotel on Oct 5, 2022 start from $127, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 sanitizer, 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 check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Monterey Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Monterey Hotel also has a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Monterey Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Peter B's Brewpub (4-min walk), Ambrosia India Bistro (5-min walk), and Restaurant 1833 (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Monterey Hotel like?
The Monterey Hotel is in Downtown Monterey, a short 6-minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf and 11 minutes' walk from Monterey Bay. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say it is very central.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Anniversary getaway
Room was cozy, bed was very comfortable, TV could use an upgrade and walls are a little thin (just an observation-I know you can’t change that). All in all a nice stay. Lots of restaurant choices within walking distance. I don’t remember seeing no on-site parking when I made the reservation but we were able to park without issues.
Stephanie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mariau, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The Hotel was nice enough, the staff was very friendly and courteous but there was no AC. Super hot, couldn't sleep for 2 nights. No screens on windows so couldn't open the windows for air. Very unpleasant. I know they can't control the weather but a hotel at that price should be equipped to accomodate weather changes.
christopher, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Miranda, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Uncomfortable beds!
The location is good, if you want to be close to restaurants, etc., but the beds are atrocious- hard and uncomfortable. The sheets are like sandpaper and the pillows are rock hard and a foot high. We booked it just to sleep at night and needless to say that it wasn’t a good night or two!
Sohela, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

No air conditioning.
No air conditioning, room was extremely hot even when opening the windows in evening and morning. made stay very uncomfortable. Hotel is nice, staff is very professional and courteous.
Heidi, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Try somewhere else.
Hotel built in 1904 so no air conditioning. Room stuffy so had to open window and street noise bad.
Andrew, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rafael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

We'd stay again
Pros: We were excited that we were in walking distance to just about everything... restaurants, shopping, and the wharf. The customer service at this hotel was top notch and ease of checking in and out was great 👍 Cons: Definitely not a deal breaker but off site paid parking and no mini fridge in the room which would have been ok but there are also no vending machines / ice machine.
Jessica, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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