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Mariposa Inn & Suites

Mariposa Inn & Suites

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 25 minutes ago
31 others viewing this property now

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 ...

£53

£53
Lone Oak Lodge

Lone Oak Lodge

2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
24 others viewing this property now

Located in North Fremont Street, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Pines Golf Course and Del Monte Beach. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium ...

£51

£51
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 minutes ago
133 others viewing this property now

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

£124

£124
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 45 minutes ago
26 others viewing this property now

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 ...

£99

£99
The Monterey Hotel

The Monterey Hotel

407 Calle Principal, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 50 minutes ago

Located in the heart of Monterey, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden State Theatre and Maritime Museum. Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park ...

£73

£73
Hotel Pacific

Hotel Pacific

300 Pacific St, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
34 others viewing this property now

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 ...

£97

£97
Spindrift Inn

Spindrift Inn

652 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 42 minutes ago
19 others viewing this property now

Located in Monterey, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum and Monterey ...

£135

£135
Super 8 Monterey, CA

Super 8 Monterey, CA

1300 Munras Ave, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now

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

£40

£40
La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 37 minutes ago
31 others viewing this property now

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Bough Playhouse, Sunset Center and Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room. Galante Vineyards ...

£133

£133
Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Bay Inn

242 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 54 minutes ago
39 others viewing this property now

Located in Monterey, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater, Monterey Bay Aquarium and ...

£148

£148

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.