There are many options, especially since you're booking so far in advance. The Old Monterey Inn is very nice--lovely gardens. Here are a few other options:
Monterey Plaza Hotel: one of the few hotels on the water. Upscale--has a spa and Duck Club restaurant.
Carmel has a number of B&Bs and hotels:
I recommend a carriage house room at the Green Gables Inn in Pacific Grove. They currently run around the $260.00+ price range. The rooms are separate from the main house, but you have access with your room key after staff leaves the property. The carriage house rooms are large, have a fireplace, jacuzzi tub and ocean views. The price includes afternoon refreshments and breakfast in the morning.
You can them out by visiting foursisters.com.
It's my favorite place to stay when I'm in the area.
Thanks for the info. I'm really thinking about staying in Pacific Grove now after reading the forums. We are 50 and looking for a romantic place, beach views, and relaxation.
Be sure to make your reservation early. Summer months book up fast for PG, especially at the B&B's. Check back and ask about area restaurants before your trip... PGd and others can steer you in any direction that appeals to you.
My husband and I stayed in Pacific Grove at the Seven Gables Inn last summer and plan to again this July. Beautiful inn and great service. We stayed in the Seascape room and woke up each morning to the water view. At this inn you can choose to be social or stay to yourselves and have a quiet stay. Highly recommend this B&B.
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