10 Unique & Luxurious Monterey Beach Hotels

We all know the saying when in Rome, that applies to the hotel you choose when going to Monterey. Sure, we can pick something a little less expensive in town, but if you can, booking a beachfront hotel will only elevate your experience while visiting Monterey. Being able to wake up to the crash of the waves and enjoying the sun coming up over the water will be the perfect beginning to your day.

Monterey is filled with hotels on the beach at all, so your options are almost unlimited. Depending on what part of Monterey you want to stay in, it depends on the hotel you choose. Without any durther ado, here are a few of our favorite Monterey beach hotels that you can look into booking.

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InterContinental The Clement Monterey

  • Address: 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA | Details 

Smack dab in the middle on Cannery Row is the InterContinental hotel. This stunning hotel sits on the waterfront and is only a three-minute walk from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They offer excellent accommodations, including fireplaces, soaking tubs, ocean-view balconies, and they’re dog friendly.

The venue, one of the top Monterey beach hotels, is located right off the pier, and if the weather is decent, you can swim around in their heated pool. Their spa offers many wellness options, and you can get a beautiful ocean view dinner at the C Restaurant and Bar located inside the hotel. The restaurant offers sustainable seafood delights and California cuisine, but you can also skip the restaurant and enjoy a nice cocktail at the C Bar.

The hotel also offers an outdoor patio that all are welcomed to enjoy. The patio has seating, fire pits, and beautiful ocean views. Besides that, the hotel has other great amenities like a fitness center, 24-hour room service, and a business center.

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA | Details

The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa has elegance written all over it. The hotel offers a panoramic coastal view and is known as the luxury resort of Monterey. Their rooms focus on comfort and luxury, and the hotel has two restaurants on-site that will also deliver to your room.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar serves contemporary American cuisine and seafood dishes. Besides the delicious restaurants, Tidal Coffee is located inside the hotel and offers a more casual setting with sandwiches and desserts.

On the hotel’s top floor is a state-of-the-art spa, where you can indulge in luxurious treatments, all with a spectacular view.

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Monterey Tides

  • Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA | Details

Right before entering the heart of Monterey is the Monterey Tides Hotel. This boutique hotel has a Mexican-inspired theme with mid-century décor and a chill vibe. The hotel sits right on Monterey Beach, where guests can wander out and enjoy a pleasant stroll before getting their day started.

Some rooms offer a private beach patio, while others have a garden view. Their onsite restaurant promises fresh seafood daily and farm-to-table tare.

Outside you are welcomed with a year-around heated pool and hot tub. If you want to get a little outdoor exercise in besides walking, the hotel also has bike rentals you can check out for the day. Beside that, if Fido wants to tag along, this Monterey oceanfront hotel is dog friendly.

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Monterey Bay Inn

  • Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA | Details

Sitting along the San Carlos Beach is the Monterey Bay Inn. Their rooftop hot tub invites guests to relax and enjoy the town’s view. They stock all their rooms with binoculars to allow guests to enjoy the marine life swimming along the waters outside their rooms.

They offer a complimentary breakfast delivery service to their rooms. The Inn is located on Cannery Row, so you’re in close walking distance to almost anything you want to do in Monterey.

If you were looking to bring the family with you, the Inn is located on the opposite end of Cannery Row from the aquarium, making it a 13-minute walk. There is a lot to do along that 13-minute walk, but it is something to keep in mind.

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Spindrift Inn

  • Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA | Details

A classic European hotel with antique décor and elegant guest rooms allows guests to take a moment back in time. Right outside your window, you will enjoy a beautiful view of McAbee Beach, and guests can enjoy hardwood floors and fireplaces inside of their rooms. Some rooms even have a beachfront balcony where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee with the fresh ocean air helping wake them up.

What guest don’t see is the hidden rooftop garden that offers beautiful ocean views and a nice place to get away if you need it. Besides that, the Inn also does a complimentary wine and cheese night, just check to see if they’re doing it when you’re around.

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Monterey Marriott

  • Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA | Details

Spacious rooms and plush beds are waiting for you over at the Monterey Marriott, another Monterey beach resort to keep in mind when it’s time to choose where to stay. If you’re on a family trip, the Monterey Marriott is an excellent option since their rooms are spacious and have a great restaurant, Fin & Field, on-site.

Be warned; if you’re looking for the best beachfront location, the Marriott is not it. While you’re sitting on the beach, you have more of a marina view than the actual sandy beaches that one might hope for.

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All of these Monterey hotels on the beach will offer you a luxurious stay with stunning views while you’re visiting the Monterey coast. Each hotel has its personality and what they can provide guests with when staying, so we welcome you to do a little research and find which one will be perfect for your stay in Monterey.

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