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Hotels in Big Sur + Monterey Bay

Hotels in Monterey Bay range from luxurious seaside resorts to stylish boutique establishments to friendly bed and breakfasts to budget motels. Because vacationers tend to flood into the city on holidays, weekends and during the summer, plan on making a reservation well ahead of your visit.

Those looking for luxurious yet relatively affordable Monterey Bay hotels should consider staying at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa or Hotel Abrego. Considered to be one of the best hotels in Monterey Bay with a wide-array of amenities including a full-service spa, golf course, health club, and outdoor pool, a room at the Hyatt Regency can often be booked for less than $140 a night.

Visitors traveling on a more stringent budget have a number of affordable Monterey Bay hotels to choose from, including Casa Verde Inn, Rodeway Inn Monterey, Bayside Inn and America’s Best Value Presidents Inn, all of which have rooms available for less than $50 a night.

  • 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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