Hotel Monarch Resort

1111 Lighthouse AvenuePacific Grove93950USA
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About Hotel Monarch Resort

Just a stroll away from the lighthouse and butterfly sanctuary, Monarch Resort is a cozy, no frills accommodation within ten minutes' drive of Monterey Bay.

Rooms vary in size and amenity at Monarch Resort, offering televisions with cable/HBO, microwaves, refrigerators, balconies and fireplaces.  (Ask for an air conditioned room instead of a fireplace/balcony if you prefer.)

Hotel features comprise free parking and Wi-Fi, a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and dry sauna.

Dine on-site for breakfast or venture out to nearby Passionfish, Red House Cafe, Fandango Restaurant, Pavel's Backerei, Vivolo's Chowder House, Goodies Delicatessan, and El Cantaro Vegan Mexican Restaurant, all within eight minutes' drive of the hotel.

Don't miss nearby favorites like Monterey Bay Aquarium (purchase tickets at hotel desk), Old Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours,Taste of Monterey Wine Market and Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, all within ten minutes' drive of the hotel.


1111 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950, USA
Telephone: +1(831)6468885 | Fax: +1(831)6465976 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00

Positive Reviews

Decent, No Frills Lodging

A lovely, quiet setting just five minutes' stroll to the lighthouse and butterfly sanctuary, and less than a ten-minute drive to downtown Pacific Grove, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium and sparkling Monterey Bay. This is a basic, decent hotel experience. Property is aging but most reported it as nicely maintained. Clean and comfortable with adequate amenities. Interior spaces are pleasantly furnished with artwork, sculptures and plants. Plenty of parking including covered. The continental breakfast is fairly standard with cereals, bagels, juice, coffee/tea, muffins, and hard-boiled eggs; served with trays so you can eat it in your room if you wish.

Wonderful Staff

Very nice, efficient staff work this hotel, and they couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. They do what they can with what they've got.

Adequate Rooms

Spacious rooms are clean and nicely-equipped for the most part. Plenty of hot water for showering. Nice, big, cozy beds. Everyone loves the fireplaces in the rooms - make sure yours has one. Some have mentioned the air conditioning, refrigerators and microwaves weren't working well, but for a simple shower, bed and sleeping, you'll probably be fine.

Negative Reviews

Room Foibles

Key cards may not work well and you may need repeated assistance entering your room. Mini-fridges, refrigerators, and AC may not be optimally functioning. Spider webs adorn the corners. Beds are cheap, and some felt they were overly squeaky. Lightbulbs are missing, drapes don't fully close/open, and some thermostats aren't adjustable.

Card Preauthorization

Don't book unless you're absolutely positive you want to stay here - they preauthorize your card for the full amount, and it's difficult, if not impossible, getting it refunded if you change your mind.

Overpriced Spot

Some felt this locale is too expensive for the provisions, and better deals are available elsewhere.

Rating Overview

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7.2 out of 10 based on 161 reviews