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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,618 reviews)

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa sits right on the bay in the center of town, a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf and 2.5 miles …

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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

487 Foam St, Monterey 93940

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,198 reviews)

Less than a half-mile from Monterey Bay Aquarium and 1 block off Cannery Row, this Green Seal certified, family-friendly Best …

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Lovers Point Inn
Lovers Point Inn

625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove 93950

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (1,454 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lovers Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Point …

£91
Green Gables Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Green Gables Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

301 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove 93950-2903

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of American Tin Cannery and Monterey Bay Aquarium. …

£193
Centrella Inn
Centrella Inn

612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (371 reviews)

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

£125
The Stevenson Monterey
The Stevenson Monterey

675 Munras Ave, Monterey 93940

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,268 reviews)

Located in the heart of Monterey, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Stevenson House and Maritime Museum. Fisherman's …

£66
Monterey Downtown Days Inn
Monterey Downtown Days Inn

850 Abrego St, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,736 reviews)

Overlooking Monterey Bay, this motel is within one mile of Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Conference Center, and downtown …

£68
Clarion Hotel Monterey
Clarion Hotel Monterey

1046 Munras Ave, Monterey 93940

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (956 reviews)

This Monterey motel is about 1 mile from Fisherman's Wharf, 2 miles from Cannery Row, and 2.3 miles from the Monterey Bay …

£219
Clarion Collection Pacific Grove
Clarion Collection Pacific Grove

1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (298 reviews)

Situated in Pacific Grove, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary and Point Pinos …

£76
Munras Inn
Munras Inn

1010 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (668 reviews)

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

£110
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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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