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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey 93940

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (2,842 reviews)

Just 200 yards from Fisherman's Wharf, this resort borders Custom House Plaza, with the beach and sparkling bay just beyond …

£129
Spindrift Inn
Spindrift Inn

652 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (863 reviews)

On a stretch of beach along Monterey Bay, this European-style boutique hotel is less than 3 blocks from Monterey Bay Aquarium …

£140
Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,511 reviews)

Facing the Pacific, Monterey Tides has direct access to a soft, sandy beach. Guests can ride a bike to Laguna Grande Regional …

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The Monterey Hotel
The Monterey Hotel

407 Calle Principal, Monterey 93940

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,570 reviews)

Located in the heart of Monterey, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden State Theatre and Maritime Museum. …

£94
Centrella Inn
Centrella Inn

612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (406 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, …

£86
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages

1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,994 reviews)

Adjacent to a golf course, this Pacific Grove hotel is less than 0.75 mile (1.2 kilometers) from Lovers Point Beach, Point …

£92
Monterey Peninsula Inn
Monterey Peninsula Inn

1101 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (542 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and Point Pinos Lighthouse. …

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Munras Inn
Munras Inn

1010 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (747 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Don Dahvee Park, Dennis the Menace Park, and Maritime …

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Asilomar Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove 93950

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (626 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Pacific Grove hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse. …

£122
Rosedale Inn
Rosedale Inn

775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove 93950

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (469 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asilomar State Beach and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Monterey Bay …

£70
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Pocket Guide: Monterey 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.

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