We visited Monterey and were pleasantly surprised at Hotel Abrego. As we requested for a King bed (we were on our honeymoon) in our room, the hotel actually took the effort to surprise us with a bottle of wine and chocolates to congratulate us on our honeymoon. We thought it was really sweet and personal!
I liked the fireplace for chilly nights. The hotel is located near Fishermans Wharf and various eateries (Denny's is right across the road). Would have been better if there was all-day room service though. The restaurant is only open for breakfast and dinner, menu quite limited too. But whatever they did not have on the menu, the staff made up with great service. :)