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    Casa Palmero
    Pebble Beach, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The smallest and most intimate of the Pebble Beach Resorts, Casa Palmero is an exquisite, 24-room property along the fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The attention to detail is evident throughout this Italian villa-inspired property: Guests claim that staff members bend over backward to make guests comfortable, including delivering breakfast baskets to your room each morning and replenishing flowers in your room daily. Not to mention, there are complimentary cocktails served at the hotel every evening. Should you want to explore beyond the premises, guests are allowed access to the Pebble Beach resort's Beach & Tennis Club, as well as the spa. Keep in mind that you need to stay at least two nights here, at The Inn at Spanish Bay or at The Lodge at Pebble Beach to get a reserved tee time on the course. And be sure to book the tee time when you reserve your room to ensure your spot. As a member of the Preferred portfolio, iPrefer members can earn and use points here.

    Pebble Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach
    Pebble Beach, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 515 reviewsTripAdvisor (515)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    For golf fans, a stay at The Lodge at Pebble Beach – which sits on the 18th hole of the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links – is a dream come true. You won't regret requesting a room that overlooks the fairway and the Pacific Ocean. Aside from the outstanding views, recent visitors rave about the staff, calling them professional and attentive. There are five exceptional bars and restaurants on-site, as well as multiple shops. Access to the Beach & Tennis Club is also free for guests. Just keep in mind that you must stay at least two nights at the Lodge (or The Inn at Spanish Bay or Casa Palmero) to get a reserved tee time on the course, and you'll have better luck securing a spot if you book your tee time when you reserve your hotel room.

    Pebble Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 515 reviewsTripAdvisor (515)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn at Spanish Bay
    Pebble Beach, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Like its sister properties, The Lodge at Pebble Beach and Casa Palmero, the Inn at Spanish Bay caters mostly to avid golfers and luxury travelers. Guests praise the staff for their exceptional service and friendly dispositions. The rooms, many of which face the ocean, are spacious, with flat-screen TVs, complimentary internet access and minibars – some accommodations even come with fireplaces and balconies. There are many restaurants and bars that reside in the Pebble Beach complex, but Pèppoli and Roy's are the true culinary standouts. Just keep in mind that you must stay at least two nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay, Casa Palmero or The Lodge at Pebble Beach to reserve a tee time on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Located along 17-Mile Drive, closer to Monterey than Pebble Beach, the hotel allows guests to enjoy easy access to all the shops and eateries near Cannery Row.

    Pebble Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
    Monterey, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6146 reviewsTripAdvisor (6146)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa occupies coveted real estate that overlooks Monterey Bay from Cannery Row. Recent visitors raved about the hotel's proximity to the aquarium and local shops, adding that future lodgers should consult the concierge about area activities as there's much to do nearby. Guests also highly suggest paying a slightly higher rate to get an oceanfront room. But no matter where you're sleeping, you'll find amenities like flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers and microfiber beds. The Vista Blue Spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, gets rave reviews from guests for its outdoor hot tubs and long list of services. And while the Helmsman Lounge offers live music, cocktails and light bites, the indoor terrace restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, is not to be missed, either.

    Monterey, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6146 reviewsTripAdvisor (6146)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    InterContinental The Clement Monterey
    Monterey, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3232 reviewsTripAdvisor (3232)

    The InterContinental The Clement Monterey's location on Cannery Row is hard to beat. Guests appreciate the hotel's proximity to shopping, restaurants and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Described as a home-away-from-home by some, this InterContinental property also features a health club, pool and oceanfront patio. Guest rooms here are spacious and well-lit, boasting excellent views of Monterey Bay and housing such amenities as plasma TVs, minibars and spa-style bathrooms. But before you retire for the evening, grab a bite to eat at the C restaurant, which garners good reviews for its seafood entrees. Because of its family ties, this hotel participates in the IHG Rewards Club, allowing members to earn points that can be used to cover stays in the future.

    Monterey, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3232 reviewsTripAdvisor (3232)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Marriott Monterey
    Monterey, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)

    Guests loved the location of the Monterey Marriott, which is situated in downtown Monterey, California, across the street from the Monterey Conference Center and about a mile from Cannery Row. The Monterey Regional Airport is also less than 4 miles away from this Marriott property, though those that arrive with a vehicle must pay for parking. Some guests felt the property could use an update, but it does offer a variety of amenities, including a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a business center, coin laundry services and electric car charging stations (available for a fee). Guest rooms feature either city or bay views, and they include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with Netflix access, though there is a fee for in-room Wi-Fi access. For dining, Fin + Field Restaurant and Bar serves California fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What's more, Marriott Rewards members may earn and redeem points with a stay at this property.

    Monterey, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    3.5-star Hotel Class

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