My sister's husband was going to attend a legal conference in Monterey, so they invited us to share a house. I suggested booking a 2 bedroom suite at the Pacific Gardens in Pacific Grove. It is close to Monterey and close to places we could walk to; Asilomar Beach, Point Puntas Lighthouse, Pacific Grove museum, the Monarch Butterfly preserve. (we are walkers). The suite had a full kitchen (which we didn't use because we ate out except for the continental breakfasts at the Inn.) The best part was the comfortably sized living room with gas starter fireplace. We were able to watch baseball playoff games on the TV and visit with each other. If you have two separate hotel rooms, you aren't together that much. One bedroom has a double sized bed, and the other has 2 twin beds. It looked like the carpets, drapes, upholstery were new. The bathroom looked upgraded too. You get your own carport parking space.