One of our favorite bed & breakfasts in the United States is the Old Monterey Inn in Monterey, California, which we are happy name as one of our member inns. Situated in the heart of Monterey, the Inn is the apotheosis of elegant hospitality, offering a romantic and sophisticated getaway to guests looking for something a cut above the norm.
Comfort and Tranquility
The Inn is housed in a beautiful English Tudor mansion, replete with carved woodwork, copper details, stained glass, and elegant décor throughout. Each guestroom and suite is designed with a sophisticated eye towards comfort and tranquility, providing all that you could wish for when it comes to feeling at home from the moment you arrive.
The Garden Cottage
A beautiful example of what you can expect at the Old Monterey Inn is the Garden Cottage, a stand-alone retreat with a secluded patio entrance accessible through the Inn’s famed English gardens. Privacy is the number one priority here, where you can loll away the hours in the luxurious two-person Jacuzzi, enjoy the hand painted garden mural, and enjoy the separate sitting area with a wood burning fireplace and glorious skylight.
Highest Quality Amenities Throughout
All accommodations at the Inn come with a private bath and the highest quality amenities, including lavender soaps, perfumed bath salts, Aveda products, terry-lined robes and slippers, and thick inviting towels. All have cozy sitting areas with fireplaces and thoughtful details like magazines and candles for creating just the right ambiance when the sun goes down. Sleep in a plush feather bed, complete with a down duvet and the highest quality linens. Every morning a luscious gourmet breakfast awaits you to help motivate you to get up and out of your heavenly sleep.
Sumptuous Complimentary Breakfasts
If you aren’t in the mood to leave the comfort of your room in the morning, you can always have your breakfast delivered, where you can leisurely enjoy the fresh menu by the crackling fire. Otherwise, join other guests in the dining room where communal seating allows you to get to know each other over the delicacies of the morning.
In the evening, wine and hors d’oeuvres are served, providing a lovely way to transition from day to night. Take a stroll through the rose garden or among the live oak trees as the sun goes down, or simply sit overlooking the Pacific to contemplate how lucky you are to be in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.
The Spa Room
The Inn’s Spa Room brings yet another aspect of luxury to your stay, with treatments such as Swedish massage, deep tissue or sports massage, aroma therapy massage, heated and iced stone massage, an exfoliation aroma wrap, aroma facial massage, full massage and facial combo, and Swedish massage combination. After your treatment, relax in your room with California champagne and truffles as you feel your body recharging and revitalizing. Order a cheese and fruit platter along with a bottle of Merlot or Chardonnay to whet your appetite for a delicious dinner in town. Just a short walk to Fisherman’s Wharf, you will find exceptional dining, along with a myriad of things to do during the night or day.
A Place For Wonderful Discoveries
Monterey offers a wide range of wonderful discoveries. Take some time at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. Book your stay at the Inn in time to attend the exciting annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Arrange for culinary classes, garden tours, winery tours, and antique shopping. Visit the local historic sites, attend one of the many sports events, and explore the nearby national and state parks. Above all, take advantage of the natural habitat, including the sand dunes and the luxuriant pine forests replete with Monterey pine, Knobcone pine, and Bishop pine along with the rare Monterey Manzanita. Take the plunge and get active with all sorts of outdoor challenges like kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, or the more passive but infinitely pleasurable whale watching.
A Highlight For Those Seeking the Best
Monterey, California has always been a center and haven for California painters and other artists. Notable writers include John Steinbeck, Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, and Robert Luis Stevenson. With a year-round temperate climate it is no wonder that people flock to this part of the world, no matter where they are from. And staying at the Old Monterey Inn has become a highlight for many travelers who seek out the best.
Nationally Acclaimed and Immortalized
Four Diamond AAA rated, the Inn has achieved national acclaim from the Conde Naste Traveler’s Readers Choice Gold List. It has been honored on the Today Show as the perfect romantic getaway destination, and immortalized in Patricia Schultz’s book “One Thousand Places to See Before You Die.”
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The perfect place to celebrate a wedding or honeymoon, Old Monterey Inn is a locale that is created to make magical and indelible memories. For more information on booking your vacation here, or to learn about other romantic getaways around the nation, please contact Select Registry today!