Visiting Monterey in July

Top 10 of the most romantic hotels in Monterey

With an idyllic position overlooking the Pacific Ocean, unspoiled scenery, and beautiful sunsets, Monterey is one of the most romantic places to visit in the USA. Take a stroll through the Farmer’s Market, head out on a whale-watching tour, go wine tasting, on a scenic drive and then choose one of the many gorgeous restaurants to have a candlelit dinner for two – a perfect romantic break. Want to find somewhere equally as special to stay? Here are the most romantic hotels in Monterey…

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa – one of the most romantic places to stay in Monterey

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey romantic getaway

Romantic hotels in Monterey

Located on top of the beautiful bay, this exquisite upscale hotel truly offers everything you need if your desire is to be pampered and treated well. The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers everything from massage services to rooftop pools and spas, and not to mention the truly beautiful ocean views. 

It offers space to hold weddings and other events, and the best part of all is the fact that every employee in the hotel is trained to deliver the utmost in customer service, which means that this makes a chic base for a very romantic Monterey break. 

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – a chic and upscale hotel perfect for a romantic break

Upscale romance in Monterey

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

If you’ve been searching for a way to get away from it all, just the two of you, this gorgeous romantic Monterey hotel is a perfect choice. The 560 guest rooms at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa all feature lots of windows and modern décors, and since it sits on the Del Monte Golf Course, you’ll have plenty to do once you decide to get out of the hotel for a while.

With a sports bar and several restaurants, you’ll be pampered with delicious food every time you get hungry, but if all you want is to experience some peace and quiet, you can stay in their luxurious rooms and create even more memories.

Hotel Pacific – an intimate Spanish style boutique hotel 

Cozy romance Monterey

Hotel Pacific Monterey

This amazing romantic seaside getaway is perfect for couples of all ages and is conveniently located close to the downtown area where a lot of the action takes place.

You can enjoy a bike ride near the coast, stay in the Hotel Pacific Monterey and have drinks at the bar, or enjoy the privacy of your room and enjoy all of the amenities you’ll need to relax and enjoy yourselves for a day or two. A patio or balcony is the highlight of each of the rooms, so you won’t be short on beautiful ocean views when you stay here.

Monterey Tides – a polished, beachfront hotel makes a perfect base for a romantic retreat

Cozy hotel in Monterey

Couples Retreat Monterey

Whether you’re inside or outside, the Monterey Tides provides you with gorgeous and very romantic views of the bay that you can enjoy while sipping on a drink. Designed to be super-romantic, the hotel has rooms decorated with vibrant colors and the finest décor, and the many perks include an on-site coffee shop, heated outdoor pool, kits to make bonfires and s’mores, and even bike rentals if you’re so inclined.

Whether you want to participate in some fun activities or simply wish to stay close to the oceanfront bar and restaurant, this hotel has everything you need for a romantic getaway.

Hotel Abrego – a cozy and modern Spanish-style hotel near the ocean

Romantic inn Monterey

Couples Retreat Monterey

With spotlessly clean rooms, gorgeous oceanside views from nearly every angle, and exquisite restaurants that offer lots of different foods to satisfy all types of palates, the Hotel Abrego is a good choice for a romantic couple’s break. 

Many of the rooms have fireplaces in them, and all of the rooms provide a Keurig coffee maker, plush robes to wear, ergonomic and comfortable chairs, and luxury bathrooms that you might not want to leave. With amenities like this, you’ll never have to leave if you don’t want to!

Monterey Bay Inn – for a laid-back romantic break option

Romantic guest house in Monterey

Romantic accommodation Monterey

With rooms and suites of all sizes and types, the Monterey Bay Inn truly offers something for everyone. Most of the rooms offer either a harbor view or a view of Cannery Row, and all of them are super-comfortable and provide all of the amenities you need to make you feel nothing short of pampered.

Romantic getaways are only as good as the places you end up staying, and when you stay at this hotel, your getaway is always going to be everything you dreamed it would be. It is truly a remarkable hotel.

Spindrift Inn – a romantic European style boutique hotel

Intimate hotel in Monterey

Boutique hotels in Monterey

If you’re trying to schedule a romantic getaway but you’re on a budget, this is a great hotel to consider. The Spindrift Inn Monterey falls into the midrange category when it comes to prices so it is affordable for almost everyone. It is also a large hotel that sits right on the water, offering an amazing view once the sun goes down, and the rooms have everything in them to make your experience there special.

The rooms are amazing and contain marble vanities, décors that feel more like home, and a little more space in them than many hotels offer, making this hotel one that you’re likely to visit again in the future.

The Monterey Hotel – for a great value romantic hotel

European style romance in Monterey

Romantic Monterey

This is a mid-priced hotel and therefore very affordable, and it’s right in the middle of all the best that the city has to offer. Though not terribly expensive, The Monterey Hotel still offers rooms and suites of different sizes, and therefore, you’ll always have plenty of room for everything you bring with you.

It is a conveniently located hotel that, before COVID-19, offered spas, a fitness center, and valet parking, and they’ll no doubt offer that again in the future. The downtown location means you’ll never run out of things to do, and if you want to bring Fido along with you, feel free to do so because the hotel is also pet-friendly as well as couple-friendly! 

3731 Baylights by the Sea – for beautiful romantic views of Monterey Bay

Romantic apartment in Monterey

Romantic place to stay in Monterey

This is romantic Monterey accommodation that sits right on the water, 3731 Baylights by the Sea offers all of the amenities you’d expect such as kitchens that are complete with dishwashers and refrigerators, coffee machines, free Wi-Fi, and nearby activities such as golf. 

There is a fitness center on-site, and whether you want to get out and enjoy some adventures or stay inside for a few days to enjoy one another, you won’t be disappointed because this hotel truly offers something for everyone, making it one hotel you will never forget.

Hotel 1110 – an Adults Only hotel with opulent and romantic decor

Budget romance in Monterey

Budget couples break

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that won’t break the bank, this is the romantic hotel for you. Their rooftop bar alone makes the trip worth it because of its premium cocktails, amazing outdoor views, and exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. The rooms are nothing short of spectacular, so whether you want to enjoy the hotel’s many amenities or simply stay inside your room for a few days, the hotel has your back.

The rooms are ornate with a historic vibe but the outdoor spaces of the hotel are arguably the biggest draw. 

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Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children's theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa'd in Cuba and road tripped down America's west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her cat and ukulele amid the misty valleys and rolling hills of beautiful South Wales.

One Comment

  • Cecilia

    12 May, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    We love looking for unique stays when we travel, especially if they are romantic like the ones on this list. Spindrift Inn looks right up our alley. Thanks for the travel inspiration!

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