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Monterey County offers a variety of lodging and accommodations, from resort hotels to bed and breakfasts to vacation rentals and more, and the Monterey County CVB is the area's leading authority on finding just what you need. Click on the type of accommodation that appeals to you from the choices listed on this page. You’ll get a complete listing of CVB member properties along with their individual web sites. Or, choose Availability / Reservations to view and book reservations from more than 60 properties searchable by area and by special offers.



Rooms with a View

Whether you desire a full service resort spa, a quiet, romantic retreat, the old-fashioned country charm of a bed and breakfast inn or a family-style hotel, Monterey County has nearly 300 lodging facilities to meet your expectations.

If it's secluded luxury you desire, head down Highway One to Big Sur, and check in to Post Ranch Inn. This boutique resort is nestled among the coastal redwoods overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include spa services, a yoga center and nature hikes, allowing guests a chance to get back in touch with their inner spirit. Across the street, the historic Ventana Inn offers country charm and a brand new spa facility to help guests forget their worldly cares.

Closer to the Monterey Peninsula, the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Inn at Spanish Bay boast suites with incredible coastal and forested views, exceptional restaurants, and golf privileges.

Looking for something romantic in the heart of it all? Pacific Grove has several delicately restored Victorians that have been transformed into lovely bed and breakfast inns. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres, and tranquil gardens. Curl up with a good book from the inn's library in front of a fireplace, or find a view, put your feet up, and enjoy a glass of Monterey County wine.

Vacation Rentals Roughing It

Vacation rentals—renting a home or condominium—is another wonderful option for those who seek a more personal home base during their stay. Designed for the longer-term visitor, vacation rentals are regulated by each city and the county, and typically require a minimum of one month's stay. Vacation rentals are ideal for large families or groups of friends who want to stay together, but still enjoy the privacy of their own rooms.

If your idea of getting away from it all means roughing it, Monterey County offers several places to pitch your tent or park the RV. From Marina to Big Sur, there are sites with hook-ups, shower facilities, ocean views and redwood groves. In southern Monterey County, Lake San Antonio offers a whopping 2,300 campsites and 265 RV hookup sites. Call 831-755-4899 for reservations and information. For more information on camping in Monterey County, visit the Monterey County Parks web site, the California State Parks web site, or the Outdoor Life/Parks page on our web site.


Want to Bring the Kids?

Several hotels in the area offer family-friendly room rates, children's menus, and kids' camps supervised by hotel personnel. If your child's idea of a vacation means splashing around in the hotel pool, there are many choices in every price-range. The Sept/Oct, 2001, issue of Expedia Travels Magazine praised the Lighthouse Lodge & Suites and Carmel Valley Ranch for family accommodations.

Don't forget to ask if you can bring your best friend along - the four-footed kind, that is. Many hotels in Monterey County welcome pets with advance notice. Expedia Travels particularly mentions Carmel's "inviting, understated" Cypress Inn. Small wonder: it's partly owned by animal-friend Doris Day.






Ready for a Visit?
Book a room online. Over 60 of our 200+ hotels are ready to take your reservations. Visit our Lodging section for a complete listing of accommodations by type.
Looking for a Bargain?
Plan to visit Monterey County during the "off-season" when hotel and motel rooms are greatly discounted compared with peak season rates. In general, winter rates are the lowest (except for the first week of February, during the AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament), followed by late fall and early spring. Many cultural festivals and events are staged during the so-called slow season in an effort to lure visitors to the area. Plan your getaway during the off-season, and catch all of the fun and excitement Monterey County has to offerwithout the crowds!
For the Truly Unusual
Monterey County's most unusual accommodation has just opened its doors: safari-style canvas bungalows, at Wild Things. The bed-and-breakfast service features breakfast delivered to your bungalow, and an 'evening concert' by elephants, lions and the rest of the resident wildlife. VIP tours are available; accommodation is not suitable for children. Call 800-228-7382 for reservations.




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