Why Stay With Us

Here is why our guests think we are the very best hotel in Monterey:

  • The most dramatic waterfront hotel in California. Literally built over Monterey Bay, we bring a whole new definition to the term "waterfront" with the waves crashing underneath the hotel and our own beach.
  • The highest rated of all hotels in Monterey. For the past three years, we have been rated the #1 hotel in Monterey on Trip Advisor. In 2012, we achieved an even higher honor from the users of Trip Advisor - being named one of the Top 25 hotels in the United States! In 2013 and 2014, we received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor given to the top 10% of businesses rated by TripAdvisor worldwide. In addition, we are one of only 336 Forbes Four Star-rated hotels in the U.S. and the only one in Monterey. We have also been rated a AAA Four-Diamond hotel for 28 consecutive years, all of which acknowledges our warm, gracious and meticulous service. 
  • The "right" end of Cannery Row. The hotel is located on the quiet, romantic end of Cannery Row—yet still within walking distance to all the activity, the Aquarium and retail shops.
  • Intimate local knowledge.  Our concierge and staff have extensive local knowledge of the best activities, events, restaurants, excursions, hot spots and quiet spots on the Monterey Peninsula.  We are excited to make your visit memorable, whether it's your first trip to the area or you return here frequently.  
  • A one-of-a-kind spa. Our rooftop full-service Vista Blue Spa, fitness center, sun deck and hot tubs offer unique 270 degree views of Monterey Bay from high atop our penthouse level.
  • Remarkable dining. Whether for a romantic dinner, a special occasion or just to enjoy the view, savor excellent steaks, sustainable seafood, and local produce at our waterfront Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar.
  • The perfect cup of coffee. Ease into your day with Peets® coffee drinks, fresh-baked pastries and lunch items from Cafe La Strada, our charming coffeehouse on the Plaza.
  • Expansive Plazas. We offer over 30,000 square feet of outdoor waterfront plaza and terrace space for our guests' enjoyment.
  • Courtesy car service. We are the only hotel in Monterey that offers complimentary courtesy car service.  We'll get you where you need to be quickly, efficiently and in style.
  • Locally owned and operated. We are an independent, locally owned and operated hotel, and we take great pride in making your stay in Monterey memorably wonderful.