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Hotels in Big Sur + Monterey Bay

From luxury resorts to small design hotels and cozy inns, there are an infinite number of great places to stay in the world, including hotels in Big Sur + Monterey Bay. Browse our travel guide and get Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Big Sur + Monterey Bay hotels—all-inclusive resorts, design hotels, remote lodges, vacation rentals, and more. Our international team of editors and writers handpicks the top Big Sur + Monterey Bay hotels, helping travelers discover the most popular places to stay in Big Sur + Monterey Bay, and the most memorable.

Whether a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, a wilderness lodge, a cool rental home, or a country inn fit for your budget, Travel + Leisure highlights the best of the best. From affordable beach resorts and cozy inns to high-tech hotels and kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts, these Big Sur + Monterey Bay hotel listings will help you find just the right place to spend the night during your visit. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in Big Sur + Monterey Bay.

  • Asilomar Conference Grounds

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
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    Bernardus Lodge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A stay at Bernardus Lodge proves that Napa hotels don’t have a monopoly on California’s premier wine country. The romantic 57-suite Bernardus is id... More
  • Cambria Pines Lodge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Along with more expected amenities, like a swimming pool and large, comfortable rooms, the property offers fanciful gardens that will grab the imag... More
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    Carmel Valley Ranch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A rope swing—dangling from an oak tree just outside the lobby—signifies the youthful aesthetic: what was once a gray-haired golf resort just east o... More
  • Casa Palmero

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Casablanca Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At the waterfront property, 32 of the 33 rooms have ocean views (and a handful have fireplaces, for when the nights get chilly). The restaurant, op... More
  • Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Clement Monterey

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The 208-room hotel, next to the aquarium, is a family-friendly InterContinental with a pool. More
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    CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sprawling property that encompasses a 260-acre golf course and an on-site winery.  Room to Book: Bungalow Patios rooms overlook the #9 fairway. Dou... More
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    Glen Oaks Big Sur

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just off California's most dramatic stretch of coast, this recently expanded cluster of cabins and lodge rooms was made for sybaritic nature lovers... More
  • Hotel Cheval

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Book a room with a fireplace this stone-and-stucco, intimate hotel, where many of the 16 rooms have vaulted ceilings and wooden shutters. A Belgian... More
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    Hyatt Carmel Highlands

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Craftsman-style hotel on a bluff above the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 4 miles south of downtown, offering standout views of the rugged coas... More
  • Inn at Pasatiempo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Inn at Saratoga, California

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At the end of the day, backtrack 13 miles to the spiffy San Jose-foothills suburb of Saratoga and the upscale 46-room inn. It’s a bit businessy and... More
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    Inn at Spanish Bay

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The 269-room inn is located amidst Monterey pines, next to the famed golf course, The Links at Spanish Bay. There's a two-night minimum required to... More

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