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Featured Monterey Independent Hotels

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Mariposa Inn & Suites

Mariposa Inn & Suites

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,833 reviews)
Good Location,nice breakfast Pool and hottub were in great condition All around comfortable stay - 
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,171 reviews)
THE ONLY PLACE TO STAY IN MONTEREY!!! This resort (can't just call it a hotel) was the perfect place to finish up our PCH trip. Our room … - 
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (3,130 reviews)
Great hotel by the bay Beautiful hotel by the bay and shops. Great buffet breakfast. - 
The Monterey Hotel

The Monterey Hotel

407 Calle Principal, Monterey
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,602 reviews)
Great walking distance to the fisherman's wharf. Had a great time, they kept my left overs in their fridge. Very nice - 
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages

1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,100 reviews)
Quiet and comfortable Close to butterfly sanctuary, lighthouse, beaches and tide pools. Nice and clean. - 
Hotel Abrego

Hotel Abrego

755 Abrego Street, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (2,078 reviews)
Excellent experience !!! The staff was nice and room was amazing! Got my complementary bottle of wine. It’s a quaint little … - 
El Castell Motel

El Castell Motel

2102 North Fremont St, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,573 reviews)
Good location - Clean and quiet Spacious rooms, modern, clean and quiet. Car parking in front of room...Pool open, but not very hea … - 
Bay Park Hotel

Bay Park Hotel

1425 Munras Ave, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (1,624 reviews)
Just stayed one night but a great location and staff. - 
Colton Inn

Colton Inn

707 Pacific Street, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,592 reviews)
Great quiet location. We love this hidden gem. Extended our stay. The real fireplace is a great touch. - 
Monterey Surf Inn

Monterey Surf Inn

1200 Munras Ave, Monterey
2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,469 reviews)
Comfy bed, good location close to downtown and Pebble - 
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Monterey

An Authentic Experience

For a memorable and authentic travel experience, book a room in an independent hotel in Monterey. From historic buildings to luxury boutique hotels, beach-front inns to family-friendly resorts, these properties ooze character and charm. At an independent hotel, you can expect exceptional service, an intimate atmosphere and unique décor. Rooms may be decked out with locally-crafted furniture or antique furnishings, with quirky or period artwork. Such properties are usually competitively priced, so you can enjoy great value for money. If you wish to experience Monterey like a local in a property that feels like a second home, choose to stay in an independent hotel.

Service and Amenities at an Independent Hotel

Many independent hotels offer extra-special add-ons, such as pet-friendly rooms, bicycle hire, afternoon sherry or chocolate-chip cookies at bedtime. They may even host themed dinners or walking tours to make you feel even more welcome.

The joy of staying in an independent hotel is the unique amenities they provide to show off their character. You might find your room has a claw-foot bathtub or fireplace, free bottled water or extra pillows and blankets.

Stay in an Independent Hotel in Monterey

Whether you’re looking for a romantic seaside getaway, an active break close to nature or a wine-tasting adventure, you're guaranteed to find independent accommodation to suit you in Monterey. Scattered throughout the county, independent boutique hotels, inns and lodges can be found in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas and many other top locations.

Book a room in an independent hotel in Pacific Grove to be within easy reach of Big Sur, Carmel, Point Lobos State Reserve and Pebble Beach, as well as top attractions, such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf.

If you're travelling with a pet in tow, stay in the fairytale village of Carmel, known for its dog-friendliness. Travellers are drawn to this good-looking town for its white-sand beach, upscale boutiques and art galleries. From adventure sport inns to pet-friendly hotels, Carmel is famous for its abundance of independently-owned accommodation.

Stay in the centre of Monterey to be within walking distance of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, from where you can arrange whale-watching trips.