by Lissa Poirot
This comfortable hotel in Monterey is just minutes from Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, Montego Bay Aquarium and the beaches. Decorated in a tasteful seaside dÃ©cor with white and blue hues, cottage-style shutters and beamed ceilings of white, the hotel features more than 100 suites with sitting areas, dining area and wood-burning fireplaces.
Our Editor Loves
- Near Cannery Row
- Near Pacific Coast Highway
- Large suites
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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There are 105 all-suite accommodations at the Hotel Pacific, beginning with Standard Junior Suites with a king or two double beds. These spaces, ranging from 475 to 505 square feet, offer a sitting area with sofa bed, a dining area with small refrigerator and microwave, and bathrooms with separate tubs and glass showers. Small patios or balconies and wood-burning fireplaces are nice touches.
Luxury Junior Suites with a king or two doubles are the same size as the standard rooms with much of the same amenities, with the exception of a large private balcony and off-street views. Premier Suites, again with a king or two doubles and the same size as standards, provide top-floor views. The best of the hotel, according to the property, is Suite 427, which provides the best ocean/marina views.
The location is good and parking is available for an extra charge, however the rooms are disappointing. Every wood surface is dented, chipped and dirty. The sheets are rough and shoddy. Lampshades are broken, lighting inadequate, TV hanging off at an angle and there is an absolutely filthy fireplace. Keys we were given did not work twice in one day. We go to the Monterey Peninsula a couple of times each year, but we wil not be staying here again.
by Yoshiko H
Been to this hotel 2 times within a month or so; returned due to the location, friendly personnel and unique rooms. Location is great and is in reach of most attractions in Monterey. Breakfast is incuded. Will return again.
The budget-friendly hotel is comfortable but does not offer any special amenities for families other than a private outdoor garden for relaxing. Tickets for the Monterey Bay Aquarium are available at the front desk.
The hotel does not provide dining but does provide a complimentary breakfast with pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruit every morning. Afternoon tea and light refreshments are also offered daily.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered across the property.
Onsite, covered parking is available for a daily fee.
The small refrigerators in the room are stocked with two bottles of water and two sodas, which makes it seem complimentary. It is considered a minibar and you will be charged if you remove items. A small grocery store is located on the corner from the hotel with drinks, snacks and items your family can microwave.
The Art of Smart Timing
Monterey is known for its 65-degree year-round weather and plethora of weekend events, making it a popular weekend destination throughout the year. The slowest travel period is between November and February, but the temperatures remain the same and its worthy of a visit during its light "off-season."
Many prefer to drive to Monterey from Los Angeles and San Francisco due to its gorgeous and dramatic views along the Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur. From San Francisco, the drive averages about two hours and from Los Angeles it is closer to five hours. Flights are available from both destinations directly into the small Monterey Airport, just a 30-minute flight from SFO and 1.5-hour flight from LAX.
With such a great road-trip route in Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur and the Central Coast wine valley, driving or renting a car is suggested. Parking is ample and many pull offs for photographs are available.
For Mom and Dad
Adults will love the spacious suites.