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Spindrift Inn

Spindrift Inn

0.2 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

652 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (926 reviews)

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

£177
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

0.4 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

487 Foam St, Monterey 93940

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,344 reviews)

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

£192
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

0.4 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

400 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,863 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 …

£217
Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Bay Inn

0.5 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

242 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (908 reviews)

Anchoring the quiet end of Cannery Row, this waterfront boutique hotel is perched above Monterey Bay, with Fisherman's Wharf …

£194
Centrella Inn

Centrella Inn

1 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (455 reviews)

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

£114
Hotel Pacific

Hotel Pacific

1.2 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

300 Pacific St, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (2,152 reviews)

Set on Monterey's "Path of History," this stylish inn is 2 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, a half-mile from downtown and …

£169
Hotel Abrego

Hotel Abrego

1.7 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

755 Abrego Street, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,542 reviews)

Offering friendly service and immaculate rooms, this hotel is 1 block from Historic Downtown Monterey, 5 blocks from …

£164
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

2.2 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey 93940

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (4,376 reviews)

After undergoing a $60 million renovation, this 550-room hotel and conference center is situated on 22 acres next to the 18 …

£132
Mariposa Inn & Suites

Mariposa Inn & Suites

2.3 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,041 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the …

£130
Lone Oak Lodge

Lone Oak Lodge

2.8 mi from Monterey Bay Aquarium

2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey 93940

2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (505 reviews)

Located in North Fremont Street, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Pines Golf Course and Del Monte Beach. …

£124

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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