The Monterey Bay Inn on Cannery Row was built on the site of the former Enterprise Packing Company. September 14, 1924, a bolt of lightning struck a petroleum tank on Cannery Row right below the Presidio in New Monterey. The fire caused surrounding tanks to explore and sent a river of flaming oil into Monterey Bay. Almost 100 years ago the fire crews were unable to handle a fire of this size and within a few days, the E.B. Gross Canner, the California Fisheries plant at the Gosling Oil and Transporation Pier were consumed in flames.
New sardine factories and warehouses were built but the downturn in the fishing industry caused them to close. The Monterey Bay Inn was built on the site of the Enterprise Packing Company. the cannery was constructed right before the industry bust. From the rooms, at the Monterey Bay Inn, you can see the wooded Fisherman’s Wharf. This was saved from the fire by the change in winds and tides.
Monterey Bay Inn overlooks San Carlos Beach giving you the opportunity to watch Sea Otters, California Sea Lions and more local wildlife frolicking in the water.
I had the opportunity to spend an evening at the Monterey Bay Inn on Cannery Row during my visit there. It was a lovely night that I would have happily extended for longer. I called John from the room and told him that we needed to plan a romantic getaway and stay at this hotel.
From the moment I walked in the room, I didn’t really want to leave. I would have honestly skipped dinner if I could have just to sit on the balcony and stare out at the water. The room came with a pair of binoculars which were great for watching the otters and California Sea Lions.
The bedroom had a plush king size bed that you could sink into and spend hours relaxing in.
Featured Amenities include:
- Complimentary In-Room Breakfast
- Marble & Granite Bathrooms
- Binoculars for Nature Viewing
- High-Speed Wireless Internet
- Luxury Euro-Top King Beds
- Complimentary Toiletries
- 47-inch Flat Screen HD Television
- Complimentary wi-fi
- DVD Player
- Hair Dryer
- CD Player
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Business Center
- Onsite, Covered Parking (fee)
The bathroom had an assortment of Aveda products available for use. There were two robes in the closet that were nice and plush.
One of the best parts of staying at the Monterey Bay Inn was being able to get up in the morning and walk along San Carlos Beach. There is a lovely courtyard area with benches perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee and watching the water.
At night you can grab a seat by the fire pit and relax with a glass of wine. There is also a jetted hot tub near the fire to relax in.
Monterey Bay Inn – Monterey, California
242 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940