Merritt House Hotel

2.0 star property
City-center hotel within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf

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Merritt House Hotel

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Beach nearby
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard, One King Bed | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, hair dryer, bathrobes, towels

Overview of Merritt House Hotel



Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Non-smoking
The price is $250
Price available on 10/18/2023
386 Pacific St., Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Hiking/biking trails
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Standard, One King Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Honeymoon Suite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Premium Suite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Monterey
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Cannery Row - 16 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 18 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 29 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 38 min walk
  • Lovers Point - 4 min drive
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 4 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 11 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 9 min drive
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 9 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 80 min drive
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 113 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 25 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 28 min walk


  • Dust Bowl Brewing Tap Depot - 6 min walk
  • Alvarado Street Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Captain + Stoker - 5 min walk
  • Melville Tavern - 6 min walk
  • Starbucks - 2 min walk

About this property

Merritt House Hotel

Located 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the airport, Merritt House Hotel features a marina and puts you just a 5-minute drive from Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guests can keep active with onsite hiking/biking trails, and free perks include WiFi and self-serve breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. This Colonial hotel is also 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fisherman's Wharf and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cannery Row. Fellow travelers like the breakfast.



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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))


  • Covered onsite self parking (USD 20.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1979
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • 27 holes of golf
  • Shopping mall on site
  • Marina


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies


  • Covered self parking costs USD 20.00 per day with in/out privileges

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Merritt House
Merritt House Inn
Merritt House Inn Monterey
Merritt House Monterey
Merritt Inn
Merritt House Hotel Monterey
Merritt House Inn
Merritt House Hotel Hotel
Merritt House Hotel Monterey
Merritt House Hotel Hotel Monterey

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Merritt House Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Merritt House Hotel?
As of Oct 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Merritt House Hotel on Oct 18, 2023 start from $250, 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.
Are pets allowed at Merritt House Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Merritt House Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 20.00 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Merritt House Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Merritt House Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Merritt House Hotel also has a garden.
What's the area around Merritt House Hotel like?
Merritt House Hotel is in Downtown Monterey, a short 18-minute walk from Monterey Bay and 4 minutes' walk from Waterfront.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Ann, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Great Location/Terrible Smell
Everyone we interacted with at the Merritt House Hotel was charming, helpful, and extremely professional. Rafaela and Tracy at the front desk were great! The location of the hotel is perfect, and the grounds are lovely. 5 stars for these categories. However, the rooms in the Historic Adobe where we stayed for 2 days smelled terrible. Very musty and moldy. We propped a fan in front of a window, left the front door open, bought a bottle of vinegar, and put cups of it all around the suite – everything we could think of to help mitigate the odor. After several hours, it got a little better but never went away. If you're going to charge over $400 per night for a hotel room, the room should not have this issue. For anyone considering staying in the Historic Adobe, I would advise confirming in advance that steps have been taken to fix this issue.
Mike, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, beautiful garden, walking distance to wharf, right in down town
Rebecca, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice stay.
Beautiful hotel in a good location. Staff were super nice and attentive. Breakfast ok, although heavy on carbs and sugar ie bread, muffins and sugared cereals and baked goods. Our only gripe is that the parking was super expensive and an add on to an expensive stay. As parking is free after 6 pm on the streets we opted to park there over night. For the price of the hotel the parking should be included.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alondra, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great location , terrible beds
Tge location is great and the staff is nice , the only bad thing is the quality of the beds is horrible , both me and my wife woke up with sore backs from the springs poking us .
John, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great night
Diana, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristin, 1-night trip
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General property information

Travelers Say
"Staff, amenities, cleanliness, proximity to the marina and great pubs and restaurants: all great!"
Reasons to Book
Property Cleanliness & Room Cleanliness
Check-In Time
3:00 PM
Check-Out Time
12:00 PM