There are several good hotels near the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Monterey, famous for its thriving aquatic resources and attractions is one of the biggest tourist spots in the state of California. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is one of North America’s largest aquariums, is one of the most visited places in Monterey. Surrounded by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected ocean, it houses many important marine science laboratories.
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located over the scenic Monterey Bay. The hotel is located in the Cannery Row, which makes it easy to enjoy the area’s many attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa combines elegant architecture, wide-sweeping ocean views and sophisticatedly stylish ambience to create the perfect vantage point where one can enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and the sight of beautiful sea creatures.
The Monterey Hotel and Spa offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Guests can kayak from the Hotel’s beach, play golf at one of the 19 nearby championship courses, and go sailing, scuba diving in the protected marine sanctuary of Monterey Bay. The European Spa in the hotel offers guests the experience of relaxing treatments and full service.
The Monterey Hotel and Spa has deluxe and luxurious suites. The guests enjoy rooms complete with classic style furniture, European duvet-bed coverings, TV’s, and On Command video systems. Large marble baths with a divided vanity area are featured in every room along with plush terry robes, and a hair dryer and complimentary Gilchrist & Spames personal bath amenity. Guestrooms in the Monterey Hotel and Spa offer private, ocean-view balconies overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay.
The Monterey Hotel and Spa houses the Schooners Bistro on the Bay, a restaurant suspended over the waters, which offer fresh fare in a unique environment. The Schooners’ menu concentrates on fresh seafood with choices of several different preparations. The broad menu includes pastas, hot appetizers, unique salads, sandwiches and mouth-watering homemade desserts. The heated outdoor terrace of the Schooners Bistro invites al fresco dining all year round; while its classic sailing vessel interior makes it fun and appealing all-year round in all weather conditions.
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the Monterey Hotel is an excellent base for exploring all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer.
The Monterey Hotel was heralded the best European Hotel, west of Chicago when its doors opened in 1904. The Monterey hotel has been reworked, refurnished and restored to its original look. Hand carved glass, antique patines. Leaded chandeliers, wooden floors shined and polished evoke pictures of the late Victorian period building styles. Keeping close to its historic nature, elevator access is unavailable in the Monterey Hotel.
The old-fashioned look complete with plantation shutters; hand carved furnishings and ceiling fans of the Monterey Hotel does not say the same for its amenities. Modern day conveniences such as comfortable and plush beds, TV sets with cable, two-line phones with data ports and a voice mail service are available. Conference rooms complete with projectors are available for business guest for a team meeting after coming home from the convention center nearby.
Whether you are on a business trip or you opt to take on all the sights surrounding Monterey bay or just lounge and relax the whole day, Monterey Bay hotels offer visitors the best vacation experiences in the region.