Stay at Magnuson Hotels
As America's fastest-growing hotel brand, Magnuson Hotels markets more than 1,000 independently-owned hotels worldwide. Founded in 2003, Magnuson Hotels swiftly rose up the ranks to become the world's largest independent hotel group. With options to suit all budgets, Magnuson has three brands, including the upscale Magnuson Grand, the mid-priced Magnuson Hotel and the pocket-friendly M Star Hotel. Since all of Magnuson's hotels are individually-owned and operated, you can expect to find friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms which benefit from a microwave and fridge. Guests can also take advantage of free parking and free internet access.
Stay in a Magnuson Hotel in Monterey
Book a room in a Magnuson Hotel in Monterey to make the most of the famous sights and attractions that this stunning region of California has to offer.
Fancy a scenic drive? Cruise along the fabled 17-Mile Drive, which winds its way along the coast from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, passing golf courses, huge mansions and the much-photographed Lone Cypress tree. If you like to live the high life, stop in Pebble Beach, where you'll find eight championship golf courses, spas, upmarket boutiques, gourmet restaurants and spas.
Monterey is bursting with brilliantly-green national parks, including Pinnacles National Park, Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which offer a huge range of sporting activities from hiking, biking and horseback riding to scuba diving and surfing.
With a stonking 99 miles of coastline, there are 13 dreamy beaches to explore in Monterey, where you can surf, dive, sail, spot wildlife or simply soak up the sun. Surfers favour Asilomar State Beach, Marina State Beach and Moss Landing State Beach, while divers flock to McAbee Beach to explore its amazing kelp forests.
No trip to Monterey is complete without visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which teems with marine life and interactive exhibits. The aquarium is on Cannery Row, a waterfront road lined with stylish restaurants, art galleries, wine-tasting rooms and independent shops. A short walk from Cannery Row is Fisherman's Wharf, where sea lions and otters can be seen playing in the harbour waters.