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Your Weekender Guide to Choosing The Best Monterey Hotel

Comfort, Accessibility, Perks and Attraction

How do you get away from the so-called hustle and bustle of the city — and the constant demands from your work? If you happen to be blessed and live somewhere in San Francisco, you only need to take a three-hour drive and make your escape into Monterey. It’s definitely cheaper than taking a long flight to your favorite Asian or European destination, but it’s definitely not less inspiring or riveting to explore.

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Plus, if you’re vacationing in Monterey, you don’t need to take off from work that long — all you need is a weekend to regain some mental clarity, energy, and that lust for life you may have lost along the way. But before you imagine walking through the amazing redwood forests in Big Sur or marveling at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with the kids, you need to first book your Monterey hotel.

Three things you’ll want to think about when choosing your hotel in Monterey: 1) comfort, 2) accessibility, and 3) added perks. Just because you’ll basically be using your hotel room for sleeping and bathing, it doesn’t mean you should pick your accommodation without much thought.

Sea-Otter-Aquarium-MontereyMake sure your room is going to live up to your standards and that it comes with all the amenities you’ll need. Try to choose a hotel that’s situated in an area where you can practically walk to any Monterey landmark or attraction. And narrow down your choices to hotels that offer exceptional perks, like great views of the Bay or pet friendly services.

Once you’ve picked out your hotel in Monterey, a key tip would be to book your room directly with the establishment because you may get huge discounts from special packages. Some Monterey, California hotels can even customize the packages according to your need, such as for a wedding proposal.

An excellent way of completely exploring Monterey and what it has to offer would be to list down points of interest and to make arrangements, with the hotel or with each place before you head out to the Bay. This keeps your trip organized and guarantees that you leave nothing out of your vacation.

herry-millerAside from the natural attractions, from whale watching to the amazing tidal flats, salt marshes, and 200 species of birds in the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research and Reserve, Monterey Bay is also home to great structures, like the 1919 Gothic-style Tor House, which features fragments from the pyramids of Giza and Napoleon’s ships, and literary institutions like the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and the Henry Miller Library off Highway 1 — both of which are not to be missed.

With your hotel chosen and your itinerary all planned out, the only thing left to do would be to pack your bags, head out to Monterey, and begin your journey.

 

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