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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838
Phone: 831/394-3321   |   Fax: 831/393-1912   |   196 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Our California coastal hotel boasts only the best of the laidback west coast lifestyle, including well-appointed rooms, fine dining, and the beach just steps away.

Monterey Beach is right in the backyard of this full service hotel. Beach access and an ocean view are two of the top reasons guests flock to our Monterey hotel. Enjoy the fresh sea air and sounds of the crashing waves. Whether you're interested in surf lessons or romantic strolls along the sand, the best of California is right here.

Area attractions and area special events keep guests busy-if that's what they like. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must for family-friendly fun. Local golf courses and tournaments are a perfect reprise and provide a full day of relaxation. Of course, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf are also big attractions and feature plenty of shopping and fine dining options.

Car shows and race events provide an exciting, adrenaline-packed day of adventure. However, other guests prefer to keep things low key. Our Monterey hotel is the perfect choice for a romantic rendezvous. Enjoy the peace and quiet that only a beach luxury hotel can provide.

If you're traveling on business, you deserve a little pampering. This Monterey hotel regularly welcomes employees of the Naval Post Graduate School and Defense Language Institute, Incentive Groups, and folks in town for events at the Monterey Conference Center. Our central California location means that corporate headquarters and top notch attractions are all nearby.

Book a quiet, beach-front room at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey today!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Cafe Beach Restaurant on-site
  • Sandal's Lounge with ocean view, espresso bar, early evening hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment
  • Outdoor pool, heated
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting facilities, ocean view
  • Hot tub
  • Conference facilities, ocean view
  • Business center
  • Secretarial services
  • Photocopy services
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff, Spanish, German, Tagalog, Illicano, Hindi
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television, HBO┬«
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services
  • Catering
  • Ballroom, ocean view
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Exterior corridor
  • Concierge
  • The only resort in Monterey located directly on beach with miles of unspoiled beach
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access for all guest
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dry cleaning, nominal fee
  • Outdoor parking, Nightly fee
  • Garage parking, Nightly fee
  • Parking for the physically challenged nominal fee, daily
  • Motorcycle parking, nominal fee
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Anniversaries
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxurious guestrooms
  • Paid parking, 18.00 USD, nightly fee

BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

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Fun & Entertainment Packages

One Perfect Day In Monterey 1 Night

The perfect way to spend your day at the Monterey Beach Resort! Start your day seeing the sights from the seat of one of our cruiser rental bikes, stop along the coast and enjoy a delicious lunch made just for you. Later in the evening snuggle on the beach as you start your own bonfire and your smores slowly roast to perfection, what a perfect day!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

Conveniently located, the best western plus beach resort monterey in Monterey, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 36.611065  /  Latitude: -121.858665


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Highway 101 South (toward Los Angeles). Remain on Highway 101 South and exit on the Monterey Peninsula Exit - Highway 156. Highway 156 will become Highway 1. Continue for approximately 18 miles on Highway 1 heading south. Exit at Highway 218 - Seaside/Del Ray Oaks Exit. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey is located right on the beach just off Highway 1.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Cannery Row

Monterey Bay's historic waterfront district, Cannery Row, is a must visit destination on the central California coast. Enjoy the fresh ocean air along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail on a walk, jog or bike ride. Shop the unique stores and galleries along the ocean front and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Near the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row is convenient and offers the best of California restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Del Monte Golf Course

Enjoy a premier golf outing the next time you visit Monterey along the Central California Coast. You can still and play in Monterey, or visit from nearby Watsonville or Pacific Grove. Book a tee time soon for the Del Monte Golf Course, one of the top courses along the CA coast. 

A par 72, the Del Monte Golf Course stretches to 6,357 yards on pristine and lush fairways. You'll find this course to have a slope rating of 125, and a course rating of 71.6. It was designed by Charles Maud, and opened in 1897. Visit Monterey this spring or summer and play 18 of the most ideal holes in CA. 

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Race Track

With over two miles of paved track, the Laguna Seca Race Track is located just outside the central California coast of Salinas.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on Cannery Row off beautiful Monterey Bay is one of the premier aquarium and marine life exhibits in the USA. Visitor highlights include an indoor ocean – a million gallon showcase of ocean-life; the Splash Zone -especially designed to provide kids a fun and interactive learning experience; the always popular penguins; and 7,000 sq. feet of Pink Flamingos – just for starters.

Spend a day marveling at life under the sea or check out your favorite exhibits in a few hours time. Peak season for visitors are during summer, on weekends and holidays. Facilities include the Portola Restaurant and Café, storage lockers and a gift and bookstore. There are also on-site picnic facilities and wireless internet is available at no charge. Hotels near Monterey Bay Aquarium include a selection from more than eight Best Western hotels in and near Monterey.

Monterey Regional Airport

The Monterey Regional Airport encompasses 498 acres of land, a few miles southeast of Monterey. The airport was established in 1936 as the Monterey Peninsula Airport and provided general aviation services and commercial flights for the San Jose area. Flights to San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco and Phoenix are available through the five commercial airlines.

Rental car agencies, taxi service, dining and shopping is available in the airport terminal. If time allows before a flight, stroll through the art on display in the terminal gallery. Five fixed base operators provide services for general aviation, including aircraft maintenance, chartered flights, rental hangars, pilot's lounges and pilot sleeping rooms. Stay close to the airport and enjoy comfortable accommodations, with Best Western hotels.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2 mile(s) from Fishermans Wharf
  • 3 mile(s) from Cannery Row
  • 3 mile(s) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 4 mile(s) from California State University
  • 4 mile(s) from entrance of Seventeen Mile Drive
  • 4 mile(s) from Carmel
  • 5 mile(s) from Laguna Seca Raceway
  • 7 mile(s) from Carmel and Carmel Mission
  • 9 mile(s) from Pebble Beach
  • 9 mile(s) from Point Lobos State Reserve
  • 26 mile(s) from Big Sur
  • 28 mile(s) from Mission San Juan Batista
  • 40 mile(s) from Santa Cruz Beach and boar

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 0.2 mile(s) from Seaside
  • 3 mile(s) from Pacific Grove
  • 5 mile(s) from Pebble Beach
  • 5 mile(s) from Carmel
  • 78 mile(s) from San Jose
  • 120 mile(s) from San Fransisco

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 2 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf
  • 4 mile(s) from Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 4 mile(s) from diving
  • 4 mile(s) from Cannary Row
  • 5 mile(s) from Carmel Mission
  • 5 mile(s) from Pebble Beach

BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Monterey. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

November 2014

November 29 - December 31, 2014
Christmas at Hearst Castle

Experience one of California's most famous attractions, Hearst Castle, decorated in Christmas splendor. Be sure to take the Grand Rooms Tour and the Evening Tour.

December 2014

December 5, 2014
Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

Join over 50,000 spectactors and watch one of the most thrilling holiday parades in the country. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. on State Street, from Sola to Cota.

December 7, 2014
Monterey Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade

Decorated boats cruise along the coast of Monterey Bay for everyone's enjoyment. Find a good spot and enjoy the show, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

January 2015

January 27 - February 7, 2015
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Hollywood stars descend onto Santa Barbara for this world-renowed festival, which features everything from mainstream to indie films.

February 2015

February 12, 2015
San Luis Obispo Culinary Carnival

Experience delightful food at this social mixer and live auction paired with the regions finest micro-brews and wine.

February 9 - 15, 2015
Pebble Beach Pro Am

The world's premier PGA TOUR pro-am kicks off on the Monterey Peninsula's world-class golf links.

August 2015

August 10 - 16, 2015
Monterey Car Week & Concours D'Elegance

The world-famous Monterey Car Week takes over the whole town. Don't miss car shows and famous rallies, like the Concours D'Elegance.

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