Merritt House Inn - Monterey

386 Pacific St., Monterey, United States  show map
 2 stars
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Merritt House Inn - Monterey

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables


Flat-screen TV



Merritt House Inn is a charming 2-star property set 1500 meters from Cannery Row and 2.1 km from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. Golf courses and an oceanarium are stroll from the hotel.

The hotel is set next to a theater and a museum.

A local bus stop lies within 150 meters away. A 5-minute drive will take you to Monterey Peninsula airport.


Guests at Merritt House Inn are accommodated in rooms with a work desk, free wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, television with satellite channels and individual climate control. In-room self-catering facilities include a fridge and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Three Flags Cafe and Jacks Restaurant & Lounge at Portola Hotel & Spa, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.


Guests will benefit from a vending machine, free self parking and a safe deposit box along with newspaper service, 24-hour front desk and laundry.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   25.

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  • No smoking on site
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Vending machines


  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities


  • Toilet


  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 10 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Merritt House Inn - Monterey Monterey location
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Hotel Address:

386 Pacific St., Monterey, United States

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City Center
  • Monterey
    200 m
Train Stations
  • Morgan Hill Caltrain
    62.7 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
  • Montrio Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    110 m
  • Crown & Anchor (cuisine: American, British, Irish)
    110 m
  • Garrapata Beach
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Dennis the Menace Park700 m

Popular areas

  • City Center100 m
  • Wine Trolley Tours500 m

Convention centers

Monuments and Landmarks



  • Monterey State Historical Park100 m
  • Monterey State Historic Park200 m
  • Monterey Recreation and Cmnty300 m


  • Monterey Civic Center300 m
  • Monterey Masonic Temple Lodge300 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Monterey College of Law100 m
  • Monterey Institute-Intl Study100 m
  • Chapman University300 m


Golf courses and Country clubs

Military facilities


  • Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises400 m

Local attractions

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium2.1 km
    886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey
  • Highway 1 Golf Games and Grub1.8 km
    751 Cannery Row, Monterey
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History3.0 km
    165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum1.8 km
    700 Cannery Row, Suite II, Monterey
  • American Tin Cannery Factory Outlets2.1 km
    125 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove

Near the hotel

  • Colton Hall Museum30 m
    Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey
  • Pacific House Museum250 m
    Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey
  • Museum of Monterey300 m
    5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
  • Andrew Molera State Park360 m
    Monterey, CA
  • Monterey State Historic Park250 m
    20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
  • Monterey Bay300 m
    Monterey, CA
  • Monterey County Youth Museum320 m
    425 Washington Street, Monterey

Restaurants nearby

  • Montrio Bistro110 m

    Address: 414 Calle Principal
    Phone: 831-648-8880

    79% likes this, based on 322 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian, French
    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 57

  • Characters Sports Bar & Grill80 m

    Address: 350 Calle Principal
    Phone: 831-647-4023

    82% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 33

  • Peter B's Brewpub140 m

    Address: Two Portola Plaza
    Phone: +1 831-649-4511

    70% likes this, based on 166 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 26

  • Crown & Anchor110 m

    Address: 150 W Franklin St
    Phone: 831-649-6496

    67% likes this, based on 207 reviews
    Cuisine: American, British, Irish
    Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 21

  • Three Flags Cafe80 m

    Address: 350 Calle Principal
    Phone: 831-649-4234

    79% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 25

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Merritt House Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Merritt House Inn

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Based on 52 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    Very nice hotel close to the habour! Good value for money.

  • Couple

    We stayed in a king room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Gorgeous!! Desk clerk was very friendly and helpful.

    The walls are a bit thin, because the family next to us had a very noisy toddler who loved to yell and scream. Thank goodness we had an upper level room so as not to have a ceiling-neighbor, too. Parking also was a chore. Too tight parking spaces and too many cars allowed for the amount of rooms. We had to park in a handicapped spot on the recommendation of the desk clerk who said that luckily for us there were no handicapped guests that night.

  • Older travelers

    Location was great, close to the wharf and shopping.

  • Couple

    The plain exterior of the hotel belies the sizeable tasteful rooms. Breakfast was a simple, continental affair but sufficient for our needs and made a night's stay good value for money. The location is excellent being only 1 block's walk from Fisherman's Wharf and the public beach is a short stroll beyond that. We also had an excellent seafood dinner recommendation for the Sandbar grill; tasty and far cheaper than the touristy restaurants on the wharf.

  • Family with children

    Our room was quiet and comfortable and a nice retreat from all the activity of the warf area. I would stay there again.

    The only issue I had with the hotel is that I was unable to access the front desk by telephone.

  • Couple

    The rooms were very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Service was good and the breakfast was satisfying. I loved that our room had a fireplace.

    I was annoyed I had to pay for parking. I'm inclined to think the room was a bit overpriced, although I was satisfied with it.

  • Single

    I had a quiet room upstairs in the back of the hotel, and the facilities were acceptable (not outstanding) for the high-season price. The location near downtown Monterey is very convenient.

    Certain advertised features did not materialize---I was not provided with a firelog in the fireplace, although the weather was warm enough that I didn't feel the need for a fire. More difficult was the on-site parking, as it's hard to maneuver out of the lot when it's full.

  • Single

    The room was charming and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel was walking distance to the warf so an excellent location. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed my stay and would not hesitate to book the hotel again.

  • Older travelers

    It is centrally located, you can walk to virtually all of the Monterey attractions, fisherman's wharf 1 and 2, downtown, Canary Row. Staff was nice, friendly. Parking was cramped but off the street and safe :) Small fireplace was a nice touch but I didn't know how to use it. Small balcony area was a nice touch.

    It does not have internet access in the rooms. Bed was a bit lumpy and the sheets were rough. The television is outdated and small (a flat screen lcd is cheap now a days). The King Room is rather small too with no couch, very limited dresser space, no materials about sites or local dining in the rooms. The room is not really designed to hang out in or relax. No windows, just French Doors that opened to a common balcony...if you like to sleep with a window open this is not the place for you.

  • Couple

    Family-run cute hotel, just a few minutes walk from Monterey's lively downtown and Fisherman's Wharf. Perfect location to enjoy Monterey's night life. Our room was immaculate, testfully decorated and spacious. The stuff was very welcoming and helpful in providing us with a general overview on what do to in town. Private parking free of charge.

    A modest continental breakfast is served in a small room by the reception, which has seating for 14 people spread over 3 tables, so you may have to share your table and/or wait for some of the guests to finish before you are able to find a place.

  • Older travelers

    Didn't really have a good idea of location of the hotel and facilities. I thought there was some kind of view and there was none. It was more a city/urban location and setting and had nothing to do with Monterey Bay.

  • Older travelers

    Location, nice staff.

    Room had only light and air through the door. It smelled of strong cleaners, so we had to open the door to air it out. Aging facility.

  • Older travelers

    The hotel is very conveniently located in downtown Monterey. No seaside view but direct access to the city free shuttle. There are rooms in the historic house (I imagine very nice) and also in a new part : these rooms are rather nice too. Good complementary breakfast.

  • Couple

    Very comfortable, nice room, a cool fireplace

  • Group of friends

    Good location. Nice room decor. Good value. Free wifi. Suites very comfortable.

    Town location so no views and no additional facilities but was as expected.

How to reach hotel

hotel Merritt House Inn - Monterey Monterey location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

386 Pacific St., Monterey, United States

Get directions
City Center
  • Monterey
    200 m
Train Stations
  • Morgan Hill Caltrain
    62.7 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
  • Montrio Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    110 m
  • Crown & Anchor (cuisine: American, British, Irish)
    110 m
  • Garrapata Beach
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: