Whale watching in Monterey
After a week in SF we drove along the Pacific coast to Monterey, enjoying the coastal views along the way. Also, don't miss the 17 mile Pebble Beach drive for its stunning views of rustic, coastal California. The hotel itself was a very pleasant lodge like resort, with its own stunning views of the bay and city. The hotel is full service and has an excellent restaurant. The same menu is available for room service, and at the same price. Our king size room was large, comfy, had two balconies, one with a view of the bay, the other the city. The balconies are narrow, but large enough for two to sit comfortably out doors. The room also had a sitting area which included both comfortable lounge chairs and a couch, coffee table, etc.. Room service was impeccable, with a nightly check up to see if your room needed tidied up, or extra coffee. Meal service to the room was also rapid and excellent. Valet parking only is a bit slow. Expect 15 to 20 minute wait times after calling for your car. Attendants were polite and helpful though, offering water, advice and maps. Check in and check out was easy with highly professional but personable staff at the desk. We were provided with maps and suggestions on what to do, where to eat, etc.