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Mariposa Inn & Suites

Mariposa Inn & Suites

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
9 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (2,252 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey Bay Aquarium ...

£55

£55
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
13 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (3,248 reviews)

This family-friendly Monterey resort is located near the airport, just steps away from Monterey Convention Center and Maritime Museum. Fisherman's Wharf and ...

£114

£114
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (4,649 reviews)

Located in the heart of Monterey, this spa resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Naval Postgraduate School and Dennis the Menace Park. Fisherman's Wharf and Maritime ...

£96

£96
Hotel Pacific

Hotel Pacific

300 Pacific St, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (2,239 reviews)

Located in the heart of Monterey, this hotel is steps away from Monterey Convention Center and Maritime Museum. Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park ...

£110

£110
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (946 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's ...

£49

£49
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

487 Foam St, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (1,437 reviews)

Located in Lighthouse District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fisherman's Wharf ...

£90

£90
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
14 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (3,021 reviews)

Located in the heart of Monterey, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fisherman's Wharf ...

£154

£154
Sanctuary Beach Resort

Sanctuary Beach Resort

3295 Dunes Rd, Marina
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,642 reviews)

Located in Marina, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Marina Dunes Preserve. Del Monte Beach ...

£115

£115
Centrella Inn

Centrella Inn

612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (509 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point ...

£82

£82
Monterey Bay Lodge

Monterey Bay Lodge

55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (752 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Monterey Sports Center, Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey Bay Aquarium ...

£52

£52

Pocket Guide: Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium Hotels

Stay near the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Set on Monterey's famous Cannery Row on the site of a former sardine cannery,Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of California’s top attractions. Homing a whopping 35,000 creatures in nearly 200 exhibits, visitors can see a wealth of marine life, including exotic sunfish, sea otters, hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles.

For accommodation near Monterey Bay Aquarium, try the clutch of high-quality three- and four-star hotels situated on Cannery Row, within walking distance of the aquarium. There is also a range of affordable two and three-star inns and motels just south of Fisherman's Wharf, about 25 minutes’ walk from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Things to See at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The aquarium's 28-feet Kelp Forest is one of the world's tallest aquarium exhibits and enables visitors to see sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and other fish as they swim through kelp.

Prepare to be wowed by the aquarium's largest exhibit, Open Sea, which features a glittering array of sardines, tuna, sharks, sea turtles and puffins. Other stand-out exhibits include Tentacles, where you can journey into the world of octopuses, squid and cuttlefishes. Come face-to-face with the world's largest species of octopus – which measure about six feet across from tentacle to tentacle - at the Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit.

Popular with families are the 45 interactive exhibits, including petting tanks which are awash with sea stars, abalones, sea urchins and kelp crabs. Watch beefy sharks and sturgeon gliding through a 90-feet long hourglass-shaped Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit. Check out who's hungry by watching numerous feeding sessions which take place throughout the day – favourite feeding sessions include blackfooted penguins, playful sea otters and Open Sea feeds, which allow you to watch tuna, turtles, sharks and sardines enjoying their dinner.

Where to Eat at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

It's easy to spend a day exploring this huge aquarium. There are two eating spots in which to refuel, including a family-friendly cafe which serves up brick-oven pizzas, made-to-order burgers, salads and tempting desserts. For an upmarket dining experience, go for Cindy's Waterfront, which boasts ocean views and offers seasonal dishes and fine wine.