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Featured Monterey Independent Hotels

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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,096 reviews)
a GEM Great service, even brought us a microwave, room with views-beautiful, wonderful breakfast buffet, … - 

£184

£184
Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Bay Inn

242 Cannery Row, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (336 reviews)
Great hotel that's close to everything. The staff was very friendly as soon as we walked in the door. Our flight was changed so we arrived … - 

£172

£172
The Vagabond's House

The Vagabond's House

4th and Dolores, Carmel
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)
Excellent place to stay! Nice place to the beach! Nice staffs as well! - 

£234

£234
La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (191 reviews)
The breakfast was amazing! The location is perfect and everyone could not have been nicer!!! - 

£375

£375
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (915 reviews)
Beautiful 5 star hotel on beach We had a wonderful stay. Great location between Cannery row and fishermans warf: Beds are so comfor … - 

£214

£214
Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (66 reviews)
Very relaxing retreat We only stayed a night Loved ambiance Very charming Enjoyed music in the bar - 

£283

£283
Martine Inn

Martine Inn

255 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (28 reviews)
Very nice and courteous service, we had a nice stay - 

£171

£171
Jabberwock Inn

Jabberwock Inn

598 Laine St, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (12 reviews)
Very nice hotel with a lot of character. I was traveling with my son and the owner Rick made it very comfortable for us. He moved us to a ro … - 

£203

£203
Spindrift Inn

Spindrift Inn

652 Cannery Row, Monterey
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (316 reviews)
Outstanding hotel, right on the beach. Lovely room Great staff, breakfast in bed! Wine and cheese reception in the afternoon. Great rooftop seating. - 

£244

£244
Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

Hotel 1110 - Adults Only

1110 Del Monte Ave, Monterey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (298 reviews)
Completely awesome rooftop deck!! Super awesome happy hour with unbelievably delicious food cooked and served right there on the deck … - 

£117

£117
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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.