Accommodations in Big Sur & Monterey

Big Sur


*Accommodations are listed in order of appearance as you drive North to South along Highway 1 in the town of Big Sur. 
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Andrew Molera State Park - (800) 444-7275

Just a Few Miles North of the Big Sur Valley, this State Park is the Largest in Big Sur. It has 15 Miles of Trails, Many Campsites on the Creamery Meadows where Andrew Molera Produced his Famous Monterey Jack Cheese.
This is where the Big Sur River Empties into the Pacific Ocean.

Big Sur River Inn - (831) 667-2700

Started in 1888, The River Inn Remains Much the Same as When it First Opened. Some Rooms Overlooking the Big Sur River, Others on the Mountain Side of the Highway 1.
Restaurant, Bar, General Store, Gift Shop, Clothing Store, more. Music on Weekends along the River..

Big Sur Campground - (831) 667-2322

Many Campsites with Small Store, Near the Big Sur River.

Riverside Campground - (831) 667-2414

Campsites and Cabins Near the Big Sur River.

Ripplewood Resort - (831) 667-2242

Great Rustic Cabins Tucked Under the Redwood Trees Against the Big Sur River. Coffee Shop, General Store.

Glen Oaks Motel - (831) 667-2105

Friendly Staff.  Cozy 15 Rooms on the Mountain Side of Highway 1, Two Cabins Tucked Under Redwood Trees.
Glen Oaks Restaurant open for Dinner.

Fernwood Resort & Campgrounds- (831) 667-2422

Motel Units next to General Store.  Campsites Near River.
Restaurant, Bar, Service Station.  Music Occasionally on Weekends near Restaurant Area.

Big Sur Lodge - (831) 667-2171

Inside Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Many Wonderful Units. Restaurant, Gift Shop, Grocery Store.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - (800) 444-7275

Wonderful Campsites near the Big Sur River under the majestic coast redwood trees.
Big Sur Lodge (above) in State Park with Restaurant, Gift Shop, Grocery Store.

Ventana Inn - (831) 624-4812

Beautiful Luxury Inn with Great Views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Some Ocean Views.
Excellent Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens, Pools.

Post Ranch Inn - (831) 667-2200

Outstanding Luxury Hotel with Excellent Accommodations and Restaurant.
Located on a Portion of the Original Post Homestead. All Rooms Have Great Views of the Pacific Ocean.

Deetjen's - (831) 667-2377

Uniquely Big Sur. Old Country Charm. Wonderful Accommodations. Deetjen's was constructed with old wharf timbers by Helmut Deetjen a Norwegian Carpenter who settled in Big Sur. Great Restaurant for Breakfast & Dinner.

Lucia Lodge - (831) 667-2391

Perched 500 Feet Above Sea Level This Lodge is Still Operated By The Descendants of The Homestead Family, the Harlan's. All Rooms Have Views of The Ocean. Fine Restaurant and General Store.  All Power Generated Electricity.

Limekiln Creek State Park - (800) 444-7275

Wonderful Campsites along Limekiln Creek, Some Near the Ocean.  This State Park is a gem.
Small Store in Ranger Station.

Kirk Creek Campground - (800) 444-7275

Located Along a Bluff Overlooking the Ocean. Great Campsites Surrounded by Pampas Grass.
Trail Leads to Beach - Beach Accessible During Low Tide Only.

Plaskett Creek Campground

On the Mountain Side of Highway 1, across from Sand Dollar Beach
Sand Dollar is one of the nicest beaches along the Big Sur coast during low tide.

Gorda Cabin Rentals - (805) 927-4588

High Above Highway 1, These Nice Rooms Have Ocean Views.
Gorda is a stopping point along your way on Highway 1.
Restaurant, General Store, Service Station.

Ragged Point Inn - (805) 927-4502

Charming Peaceful Rooms Along a Bluff Overlooking the Ocean. Wonderful Restaurant. Occasionally Raccoons Stop by In the Evenings Looking for Handouts. Small Trail Leads to Black Sandy Beach, Accessible During Low Tide. General Store, Gift Shop, Fast Food Restaurant, Service Station.


Accommodations in the Monterey Peninsula


Monterey


Downtown Monterey

Monterey Marriott - (831) 649-4234
Located in Downtown Monterey. Walking distance to many historic buildings around the downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf.  Many fine restaurants nearby.  
350 Calle Principal, 341 Rooms, 10 Stories, Parking, 2 Restaurants, coffee shop.

Portola Plaza Hotel - (831) 649-4511
Located in the heart of Downtown Monterey, near the Custom House and Wharf. Walking distance to the historic buildings around the downtown area.   Many fine restaurants nearby.
2 Portola Plaza, 380 Rooms, 1-7 Stories, Parking,  Restaurants.

Colton Inn - (831) 649.6500
Nice location along a stream near in the heart of Historic Monterey.  Some rooms have fireplaces.  Walking distance to Downtown and Wharf (5 blocks). Many restaurants nearby.  Friendly Staff
707 Pacific Street, 50 Rooms, 3 Stories, Parking. Rated 3 Stars.


Cannery Row

Monterey Plaza Hotel - (831) 646-1700
Beautiful location along Cannery Row. Many rooms overlooking the bay.  Walking distance to Monterey Bay Aquarium (5 blocks).  Many restaurants, bars and clubs nearby.
400 Cannery Row, 285 Rooms, 3-5 Stories, Parking,  Restaurants.

Best Western Victorian Inn - (831) 373-8000
Walking distance to Monterey Bay Aquarium (5 blocks). Many restaurants, bars and clubs nearby.
487 Foam Street, 68 Rooms, All have fireplaces, 3 Stories, Parking.  3 Stars.   1 block south of Cannery Row.


Other Monterey Locations

Monterey Hilton - (831) 373-6141
Located near Highway 1 just east of town, close to Monterey Airport.   Accommodations in a resort-like setting.
About 10 minutes by car to downtown.  
1000 Aquajito Road, 204 Rooms, 4 Stories, Parking,  Restaurants, 2 Tennis Courts, Putting Green.


Pacific Grove - (Lover's Point) - West of the Aquarium

Borg's Ocean Front Motel - (831) 375.2406
Good location, rooms are fine, I like it.  Try to get an ocean view.  Books up quickly during summer and holidays.
Across from the walking bluffs along the ocean. 3 miles from Aquarium and downtown Pacific Grove. Restaurant, bar,  music next door.
635 Ocean View Blvd., 60 Rooms, Some with Ocean Views. 2 Stories, Parking.  1 Star.

Lover's Point Inn - (831) 373.4771
Good location, rooms are fine, it is a fine place to stay. Try to get an upper floor room with an ocean view.
1 block from the walking bluffs along the ocean. 3 miles from Aquarium and downtown Pacific Grove. Restaurant, bar,  music next door.
625 Ocean View Blvd., 51 Rooms, Some with Ocean Views. 3 Stories, Parking.  1 Star.


Munras Avenue Motels
Munras Avenue has a high concentration of Hotel / Motels near Downtown Monterey. 
The Hotels listed below are in location order beginning with the closest to Downtown, then heading south towards the Del Monte Shopping Center.   Muras Avenue is 3 blocks east of Downtown (Alvarado Street), east of Fisherman's Wharf and 4 miles from the Aquarium.   Many of the accommodations are AAA rated 1, 2 & 3 Stars. 
Munras Avenue has a North-South direction.  Heading North you run into the Bay (almost).  Heading South, Munras feeds into Highway 1 towards Carmel &  Big Sur.

Monterey Downtown Travelodge
51 Rooms. 3 Stories. 2 Star.
675 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.1876

Casa Munras Garden Hotel
166 Rooms. 2 Stories. 3 Stars.  Some fireplaces.
700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 375.2411

Sand Dollar Inn
63 Rooms, 3 Stories. 2 Stars.
755 Abrego - Across from Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.7551

San Carlos Inn
54 Rooms, 3-4 Stories. 2 Stars.  Some rooms with ocean view.
850 Abrego - Across from Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 649.6332

El Dorado Inn
15 Rooms. 2 Stories. 1 Star. 
900 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.2921

El Adobe Inn
26 Rooms. 2 Stories. 2 Stars.  Some rooms have an ocean view.
936 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.5409

Munras Lodge
29 Rooms, 2 Stories. 2 Stars.  Many gas fireplaces
1010 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 646.9696

West Wind Lodge
53 Rooms, 2 Stories. 1 Star.
1046 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.1337

Quality Inn
55 Rooms. 2 Stories. 2 Stars.  Some rooms have fireplaces.
1058 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.3381

Best Western Park Crest Motel
53 Rooms, 2 Stories.  3 Stars. 
1100 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.4576

Cypress Gardens Motel
46 Rooms, 2 Stories. 2 Stars.
1150 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.2761

Ramada Limited - Munras
19 Rooms. 2 Stories. 2 Stars.
1182 Cass Street - Corner of Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 375.2679

Surf Inn
27 Rooms, 1 Story. 1 Star.
1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.5821

Montero Lodge
20 Rooms. 2 Stories. 1 Star.  Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1240 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 375.6002

Comfort Inn - Carmel Hill
30 Rooms, 2 Stories. 2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.   Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.2908

Comfort Inn - Munras
36 Rooms, 2 Stories.  2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.   Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center
1262 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 372.8088

Padre Oaks
20 Rooms. 1 Story. 2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.   Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center
1278
Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.3741

Days Inn - Monterey
35 Rooms. 2 Stories.  2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.   Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center
1288 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 375.2168

Del Monte Pines Motel
19 Rooms. 2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.  Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1298 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 375.2323

Best Western Steinbeck Lodge
32 Rooms, 2 Stories.  2 Stars. Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.  Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1300 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.3203

Carmel Hill Lodge
38 Rooms. 2 Stories. 2 Stars.  Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.  Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1374 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 373.3252

Mariposa Inn
50 Rooms. 3-4 Stories. 2 Stars.  Some rooms have fireplaces. Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1386 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 649.1414

Bay Park Hotel
80 Rooms, 3 Stories.  3 Stars.   Less than 2 miles South of Downtown.   Near Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center.
1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940  (831) 649.1020; (800) 338.3564


Accommodations in Carmel


Carmel

The Pine Inn
49 Rooms, 3 Stories.  3 Stars.   Carmel's first hotel built in 1889 - 4 blocks from ocean.
Ocean Avenue between Lincoln & Monte Verde, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624.385; (800) 228.3851

Hofsas House
38 Rooms, 4 Stories.  2 Stars.   3 blocks to Ocean Avenue.
San Carlos between 3rd & 4th Avenues, Carmel, CA 9392
(831) 624.2745; (800) 221.2548

Carmel Valley Ranch
144 Rooms.  Each Room Hand Crafted, 1 & 2 Story.  4 Stars.   Owned by Clint Eastwood
One Old Ranch Road, near Carmel Mission, Carmel, CA 93921  (831) 625.9500


Carmel Highlands - 4 Miles South of Carmel on your way to Big Sur

Tickle Pink Inn
35 Rooms and Suites, high atop the rugged cliffs overlooking the Pacific.
155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA  93923 -  800-635-4774

 

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