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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 (2,575 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 …

£204
Monterey Bay Inn
Monterey Bay Inn

242 Cannery Row, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (758 reviews)

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

£212
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 (2,579 reviews)

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

£157
Hotel Abrego
Hotel Abrego

755 Abrego Street, Monterey 93940

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,346 reviews)

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

£145
Mariposa Inn & Suites
Mariposa Inn & Suites

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,799 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the …

£107
Monterey Downtown Days Inn
Monterey Downtown Days Inn

850 Abrego St, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,722 reviews)

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

£76
Deer Haven Inn
Deer Haven Inn

750 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,057 reviews)

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

£95
Butterfly Grove Inn
Butterfly Grove Inn

1073 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 93950

2.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (219 reviews)

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

£93
Sunset Inn
Sunset Inn

133 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove 93950

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (607 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Grove Golf Links and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Montere …

£92
Monterey Surf Inn
Monterey Surf Inn

1200 Munras Ave, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,033 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Don Dahvee Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the Menace Park …

£57
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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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