Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Why We Love This Hotel
- Central Monterey location close to bay and major attractions
- Resort-style outdoor pool with cabins and fire pit
- Breakfast buffet and full-menu dinner restaurant
- Convenience pantry open 24 hours
The Hilton Garden Inn Monterey doesn’t look like a typical chain hotel. Set on a rise back from the main road, the stone-wall and plaster exterior and carefully landscaped grounds look more like someone’s estate home. Inside, the lobby’s homestyle design continues with a stone fireplace and wooden posts and fireplace mantel.
The furnishings are contemporary with square and rectangular shapes for the seating in cool colors of sage green and steel blue. Rooms are also in the same earth and sky tones and have easy chairs and work desks with ergonomic Herman Miller chairs.
There’s a resort-style outdoor pool with shaded cabanas, a whirlpool and a firepit. The hotel also has a fitness center and a restaurant that serves a breakfast buffet and a full-menu dinner.
For meals out, it’s a 10-minute drive north to the historic stretch of road known as Cannery Row. This waterfront boulevard was once home to a large concentration of fish-canning factories, but now houses restaurants and specialty shops.