Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
This is a charming country inn dating back to 1919. None of the 16 rooms is the same and some have glorious sunset views. Rates include a tasty continental breakfast with homemade bread.
Casablanca Inn & Bistro
Built around a former mansion right near the Wharf, Casa Blanca's quaint rooms look like they were decorated 20 years ago by Laura Ashley and Martha Washington, with an odd mix of white-wicker chairs and dark, Colonial-style tables...
This champ of a motel prides itself on cleanliness and friendliness, and as its reward has earned a solid base of repeat guests...
Best Western Plus All Suite Inn
Every room is a large-ish suite with a kitchenette, and sleeps up to four. The furniture is upper-end generic, but the place was redone in 2006 so it looks fresh. This is a good choice for families or business travelers needing space and amenities...
Babbling Brook Inn
Built around a running stream with meandering gardens, the inn has cozy rooms in small buildings, decorated in French-provincial style. Most have gas fireplaces, some have Jacuzzis; all have featherbeds and downy-soft pillows...
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
This motel is split into two parts, one an all-suites lodge and the other a more traditional motel. Units come in many sizes but are all well equipped and comfortable (some with fireplaces)...
Inter Continental The Clement Monterey
Like an upscale version of a millionaire's seaside clapboard house, this sparkling resort presides over Cannery Row. For utmost luxury, book an ocean-view suite with a balcony and private fireplace, then breakfast in bayfront C Restaurant...
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Be lulled to sleep by the surf at this low-lying retreat, hidden in the dunes north of Monterey. Petite town house rooms have gas fireplaces, kitchenettes and binoculars for whale-watching...
Dream Inn Santa Cruz, A Joie De Vivre Boutique...
Overlooking the wharf from its hillside perch, this retro-chic boutique-on-the-cheap hotel is as stylish as Santa Cruz gets. Rooms have all mod cons, while the beach is just steps away. Hit happy hour at ocean-view Aquarius restaurant.
The Monterey Hotel
Right downtown, this quaint 1904 edifice harbors small, somewhat noisy but freshly renovated rooms sporting reproduction Victorian furniture. No elevator. Parking $17.
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Coastal state-park lodge has buildings designed by architect Julia Morgan, of Hearst Castle fame. Historic rooms are small and thin-walled, but charming nonetheless. The lodge's fireside rec room has ping-pong and pool tables...
Sunset Inn Santa Cruz
On the outskirts of town, this single-story motel has big rooms with fridges and microwaves. It’s plain Jane, but clean, well kept and one of town’s best deals.
Pine Inn Carmel
Pine Inn has a pedigree going back to 1889 and has a period elegance marked by red flock and brass trim. Antiques and cozy lighting conspire to create an ambience of comfort and style in the 49 rooms.
Across the road from the ocean, rooms at this two-story motel have partial ocean views across the top of the parking lot; book upstairs for maximum privacy and better views...
Hofsas House Hotel
Pink outside and frilly inside, the friendly Hofsas House has decent ocean views from the upper floors and large rooms, some with kitchenettes. But tub fans take note: some rooms only have showers.
Pacific Blue Inn
Downtown courtyard B&B is truly ecoconscious, with water-saving fixtures and renewable and recycled building materials. Clean-lined rooms have pillow-top beds, fireplaces and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Free loaner bikes.
Gosby House Inn
There's just a few too many teddy bears scattered about but otherwise this B&B is a fine choice in the heart of PG. Most of the 22 rooms have private bathrooms and there is a good breakfast in the morning and excellent cookies through the day.
Hi Monterey Hostel
Four blocks from Cannery Row, this simple, clean hostel is just the ticket for backpackers on a budget (reservations strongly recommended). No private bathrooms. Take MST bus 1 from downtown's Transit Plaza.
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Property Location A stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa places you in the heart of Monterey, minutes from San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater and close to Monterey Bay Aquarium...
Property Location With a stay at Carmel Lodge in Carmel, you'll be minutes from Carmel Plaza and Galante Vineyards. This lodge is within close proximity of Sunset Center and Carmel Beach...
Casa Munras Hotel & Spa
Property Location Located in Monterey, Casa Munras Hotel & Spa is minutes from Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo and Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street...
Comfort Inn Marina
Property Location With a stay at Comfort Inn Marina in Marina, you'll be close to Marina State Beach and California State University Monterey Bay...
Property Location With a stay at Rosedale Inn in Pacific Grove, you'll be minutes from Asilomar State Beach and close to Monterey Bay Aquarium...