Hotels in Monterey
Built on pylons over Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the ocean on the northern California peninsula. Dolphins swim by the property almost daily, and travelers on their private balconies can often spot sea otter searching for oysters.
Convenient and family friendly, the lodge is just steps from the beach and a 10-minute walk to Cannery Row.
The 208-room hotel, next to the aquarium, is a family-friendly InterContinental with a pool.