Monterey Marriott Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Monterey, California, United States

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Cons

  • Fee for Internet access
  • Fee for valet parking
  • Some rooms could use an update
  • Basic CD players and AM/FM radios

Bottom Line

This 319-room hotel is centrally located in Downtown Monterey, connected via sky-bridge to the Convention Center and a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf. The airy rooms are less generic than what one would expect from a mid-range chain hotel, but some could use an update. It is a perfectly adequate hotel, but guests might feel nickel-and-dimed (there are fees for Wi-Fi and valet parking), and it is certainly a bit pricey for what it offers: a decent-size pool, a nice fitness center, and a couple standard dining options on-site. Book a room on the top floors for better views and more light.

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 Location

In Downtown Monterey, connected to the Convention Center and a few blocks from the ocean

The hotel is located next door to the Monterey Convention Center, in the heart of downtown, and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The beaches and the oceanfront trails are an easy walk away, as is popular Fisherman’s Wharf.

Downtown Monterey boasts a unique mix of 18th- to 19th-century Spanish Colonial buildings, along with dozens of stores and dining options, which draws crowds from April to November. It is also where those looking for some nightlife will probably end up after the sun sets.

  • 1-hour-22-minute drive to San Jose International Airport
  • 1-hour-55-minutes to San Francisco International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to Monterey State Historic Museum
  • 10-minute walk to Monterey Municipal Beach
  • 10-minute walk to Fisherman’s Wharf
  • 10-minute walk to El Estero Park
  • 4-minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 4-minute drive to Cannery Row
  • 5-minute drive to the Presidio of Monterey
  • 6-minute drive to Del Monte Beach
  • 10-minute drive to Point Pinos Historic Lighthouse in Pacific Grove
  • 10-minute drive to several golf courses in the area

 Bottom Line

This 319-room hotel is centrally located in Downtown Monterey, connected via sky-bridge to the Convention Center and a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf. The airy rooms are less generic than what one would expect from a mid-range chain hotel, but some could use an update. It is a perfectly adequate hotel, but guests might feel nickel-and-dimed (there are fees for Wi-Fi and valet parking), and it is certainly a bit pricey for what it offers: a decent-size pool, a nice fitness center, and a couple standard dining options on-site. Book a room on the top floors for better views and more light.

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Address

  • 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940

Room Types

  • Bay View Room
  • City View Room
  • Standard Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 341
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Monterey, California
Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, 93940
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