If you’re an active couple that likes to combine romance and outdoor activities in a beautiful location, try couples kayaking along with a stay at our charming Monterey bed and breakfast. It’s the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, and the makings of the ideal romantic getaway.
According to CABBI, California Association of Bed & Boutique Inns: “Romance blooms more brilliantly in the right setting, and few places are better at stirring the heart strings than an intimate boutique hotel. With enchanting views, secluded snuggle-worthy spaces, and amenities to set the mood, these suites top our list of the most romantic in California.”
At Old Monterey Inn, the Garden Cottage is reminiscent of an English countryside manor. Storybook charm abounds thanks to an intimate fireside sitting area, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a king-sized down bed with a view of lush gardens through a sunny bay window. A trellised garden patio provides privacy and romance.
Gather up your girlfriends to relax and reconnect at our cozy hideaway near the coast. Whether you’re celebrating a bride-to-be, meeting up with old friends, or just looking for an escape from the city, our luxury bed and breakfast in Monterey is a perfect place to stay. Our ideal location offers a safe & quiet respite, just a few minutes walk from downtown and everything it has to offer like shopping, dining, and fun. Our expansive manicured gardens are the perfect place to enjoy your included gourmet breakfast or gather in the afternoon with complimentary drinks and appetizers during our social hour. See all the fun things to do in Monterey as you read on.
California is known for its coastlines, spectacular weather, and of course, beautiful vineyards and delicious wines. September happens to be California Wine Month and while we celebrate the juice all year round, people travel from all over this time of year to experience and celebrate the harvest season. Old Monterey Inn is located near Carmel Valley, known for high-quality wineries and vineyards scattered throughout the scenic rolling hills of Northern California. The wine tasting choices can be overwhelming so we thought we’d help you out with our list of our favorites. Below are a few top Monterey wineries we recommend. Book your stay with us, start planning your wine escape, and celebrate California Wine Month all season long! We’ll even throw in a bottle of one of our favorite local wines to enjoy during your stay.
Join us this season for our favorite holiday events and activities! Save the dates and book your favorite room today!
CHRISTMAS IN THE ADOBES
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Old Monterey Inn is honoring service women and men by offering 10% off room rates for visiting military.
Monterey is home to three military schools—The Presidio of Monterey, The Naval Post Graduate School, and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center—and the Old Monterey Inn prides itself on going the extra mile to welcome visitors to these institutions and make their stays extra relaxing.
Visiting military can enjoy leisurely strolls through our charming English rose trees during our nightly wine and hors d’oeuvres, curling up with a good book in a private sitting area among the fairytale-like gardens, having breakfast in bed next to a crackling fireplace, or indulging in a relaxing massage treatment in our gorgeous private Spa Room! Only a short walk to the famous Fisherman’s Wharf area and the best Monterey restaurants, our Monterey lodging is perfectly located for those looking to explore the treasures of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur.
Guests may book directly at https://oldmontereyinn.com or call 831-375-8284 for more information.
Please request this offer when booking your stay. Please verify your military credentials at check in. Events and Holiday periods exempt. Offer expires on December 31, 2019.
Hiking Near Monterey CA
An outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland all year round, Monterey County is the perfect destination for nature lovers and fresh air breathers, for curious hearts and adventurous souls. Fall is a particularly special time of year to visit Northern California’s coastline; the weather has cooled and the summer crowds have thinned, making it the perfect setting for hiking! See our guide to the best hiking near Monterey, CA and book your fall getaway today.
The Monterey Peninsula is one of the most uniquely beautiful coastlines in the world. As characteristic as Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, Monterey’s coastline boasts plants like the Bermuda buttercup, mariposa lily, California aster, climbing morning glory, coast paintbrush, California poppy, and a variety of grass species. These plants are framed by the stunning backdrop of Monterey’s blue, teal, navy, and clear waves that crash along the rocky shore in ever-changing patterns. The water draws many people to Monterey and it never disappoints.
This area is perfect for adventure: enjoy an hour drive along the world famous 17-mile drive and prepare to have your breath taken away—it is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Pack a lunch, put the top down on a rented Mustang, and buzz up and down the stunning 17-mile drive. You’ll be done just in time to swing by our inn in Monterey for our daily wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Perhaps just watching the waves crash against the characteristically rocky shoreline just isn’t close enough for you. If that’s the case, you have chosen the right California vacation spot! Adventure awaits and requires only a little bit of planning (and we can help you with the planning!). Within one mile of the Inn, you can embark on a whale watching expedition. Recent sightings include Gray Whales, Risso Dolphins, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and Humpback Whales. Get up close and persona l to some of nature’s most spectacular mammals and then return to the Inn to soak in your very own Jacuzzi tub!
The Monterey Peninsula also offers sailing, surfing, kayaking (check out our kayak package at picturesque Elkhorn Slough!), and scuba diving. If you scuba dive, you’re in for a real treat. The Monterey Canyon is an underwater canyon that lies a mile below the surface of the water and is close in size to the Grand Canyon. Discover it for yourself, and you’ll be among a select few who have shared that adventure. We are happy to help get the details all planned out for you.
Also characteristic of the Monterey coastline are the immense kelp beds. Whether you’re scuba diving, sailing, walking along the beach or boogie boarding, you’re sure to encounter kelp that is native to California’s Central Coast. Did you know that kelp contains high concentrations of iodine, iron, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other vitamins and amino acids?! Soon, kelp will be touted as a super-food alongside kale and Swiss chard! If wild kelp is too much for you, though, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s kelp forest. It is 28 feet deep and is full of crabs, octopus, urchins, rockfish, sardines, sharks, and (of course) kelp! One way or another, kelp will be a part of your adventure into the coastline of the Monterey Peninsula. Don’t worry, though, it’s not part of our gourmet breakfasts!
Once you’ve enjoyed all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer, you might be hoping for a romantic spot to watch the sun set over the turquoise blue waves. The coastline touts many benches for just such an evening, and at the Old Monterey Inn, we’ve taken it a step further. We can set up a private beach bonfire for you on Carmel beach! You’ll walk up to a crackling fire, a bouquet of a dozen red roses, an assortment of artisan meats and cheeses, freshly baked cookies, a bottle of sparkling water on ice, and a fleece blanket. As the sun sets over Carmel beach, the lull of the waves will at once relax and invigorate you. A bonfire on Carmel beach promises to be a spectacularly romantic evening.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Monterey bed and breakfast, our unique coastline, and our hearts as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
Now that you have fallen in love and become engaged, the next step in your happily-ever-after is a magical wedding. Let us help you celebrate your love and commitment to one another at our luxurious Monterey bed and breakfast. Our award-winning inn has earned national acclaim and was even featured on the Today Show as a romantic destination. So whether you’re imagining a private elopement with just the two of you or an intimate ceremony with up to 40 guests, we have the venue and package to make your special day unforgettable.
The Splendid Setting
Our glamorous estate provides the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding or elopement. Nestled off the beaten path in the heart of Monterey, our peaceful Inn sits on over an acre of serenity. The estate features a whimsical garden that is reminiscent of a scene in a fairytale book, making it ideal for your storybook wedding. Age old oaks and majestic cedars watch over the formal English garden, complete with rose trees, fragrant lavender, vibrant flowers, and lively hummingbirds. Now picture just you and your best friend holding hands and delighting in your love for one other. When planning your big day, our experienced staff is here to give you suggestions regarding local vendors for catering, flowers, music, and any other detail you may have questions about. We are happy to to help you make your Monterey wedding everything you have dreamed of and more, so you can relax and savor every moment with your loved ones. Our unmatched wedding venue is guaranteed to create a memorable ceremony.
The Perfect Package
For an intimate ceremony for just the two of you with no distractions and no stress, we have handcrafted the ultimate Elopement Package. This package includes two nights for the special couple in our best available suite at the time of check-in. We will provide a full day of wedding coordination and an exclusive ceremony in our captivating garden. You will also receive Champagne, engraved flutes, daily gourmet breakfast, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, concierge services, and all our deluxe amenities at the Inn. If you are dreaming of a ceremony with all of your family and friends, we also have an Intimate Wedding Package available to accommodate up to 40 guests.
The Glamorous Getaway
The beauty of weddings is that your love story is only just beginning. So why not extend your stay and spend your honeymoon in Monterey as well? Our charming Inn is the perfect place to spend some quality private time with one another and celebrate this joyous occasion with one of our many romantic packages. Whether you’re drinking wine by the cozy fireplaces, strolling through the sweet-smelling gardens, admiring the starry sky from the private balcony, or indulging in a relaxing massage treatment in our private spa, we guarantee that the opportunities for romantic here are endless. If you can tear yourself away from your suite, you are sure to find even more adventures nearby. Monterey has many local vineyards, stunning shores, and state reserves where you can make fun memories that will last for a lifetime.
So if you are looking for an enchanting wedding day, join us at Old Monterey Inn, where romance, elegance, and charm combine to create the day of your dreams. The weather right now is perfect for a gorgeous summer wedding outside in our beautiful gardens. The crisp air in the fall also makes for a great autumn wedding with a vibrant array of warm colors painting the garden. If you would like to celebrate your love here or want more information, fill out this form and we will get back to you!