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Does the hotel offer parking?
Yes, the hotel offers convenient parking for only $17 per day plus taxes. We’re right near downtown and within walking distance of many attractions, including Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Park at the hotel and explore with our bike rentals. We also offer electric car charging stations.
Are there pet friendly rooms?
Yes. Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offers pet friendly accommodations surrounded by acres of scenic grounds to roam. Our dog friendly hotel in downtown Monterey also offers bowls, dog or cat beds, crates, clean up bags, and leashes. We can also recommend Monterey pet groomers, massages, camps, and training services. We accept up to two pets per guest room with a non-refundable cleaning fee of $50 per stay.
Does Casa Munras have a heated pool?
Yes, the hotel has a year-round outdoor pool heated to 80 degrees so you can enjoy it in any season. The pool is warm at night when the California central coast gets windy and cool when the sun goes down.
Do you have a hot tub?
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa does not have a hot tub currently. However, we do have an outdoor heated year-round 80-degree swimming pool.  
What are the best amenities at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa?
This historic boutique hotel blends charm with modern comforts and amenities, including a spa, a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, onsite Spa, meeting and event space and Estéban Restaurant with an outdoor patio.
Is the hotel family friendly?
Yes, we have family guestrooms with two queen beds, a heated pool at more than 80 degrees, a fitness center, bicycles for rent, and children’s menu at our restaurant, Estéban. The beach and the Monterey Recreation Coastal Trail are within walking distance for family adventures.
Is the hotel pet friendly?
Yes, we welcome your pets to the hotel. We several pet-friendly rooms and suites with exterior access to scenic gardens and grounds. There is a non-refundable pet cleaning fee of $50 per stay. We also offer pet beds, bowls, leashes, and treats at the front desk.
Does the hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Our hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms, meeting spaces, the restaurant and bar, and throughout the common areas of the hotel, including the outdoor pool.
Do you have a spa?
Yes. DESUAR Spa at Casa Munras is a peaceful escape with four treatment rooms and one couple's room for a romantic retreat. Our day spa features massage, body therapies, body treatments, and aromatherapy wraps for renewal and serenity. The spa is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. For online bookings please visit
Do you have a fitness center?
Our hotel offers a complimentary fitness room with cardio and weight training equipment. The fitness room features an elliptical machine, treadmill, free weights, yoga mats and Pilate balls for a total body workout during your stay in Monterey.
What are the hours of your fitness room?
Our fitness room is open daily for guests of the hotel from 6am-9pm. We assure you that our gym is cleaned and sanitized to CDC and local health guidelines for your well-being and safety.
Does the hotel have a restaurant?
Yes, we have an award-winning restaurant, Estéban which is open for dinner nightly from 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Enjoy modern Spanish cuisine and California coastal fare, tapas, paella and house-made sangrias. Join us for our nightly Tapas Hour on the patio, a Monterey locals’ favorite.  Now open for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. We think sharing a table with family and friends is the perfect way to start and end the week. 
Does the hotel have a business center?
Yes, we do have a business kiosk in the lobby of Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. We have two workstations with computers, a printer, and copy and fax capabilities.
Does the hotel have meeting space?
The hotel features more than 5,500 square feet of event space, including a ballroom, a historic meeting room, a private dining room. Our venues host business meetings, special events, conferences, weddings, receptions, dinner parties, and family reunions in Monterey’s heritage district.
Let our Sales & Catering team assist you with your event, from catering to audiovisual equipment and group accommodations. Please call 831-324-6777 for Catering Services.
Do you have bikes at the hotel?
Yes, we offer bikes for rent right at our hotel’s front door. Bike rentals are $30 for half day (4 hours) and $40 for a full day, which is until sundown. Ride from our hotel to the Monterey Coastal Recreational Trail, which hugs Monterey Bay.
Where can I get Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets?
You may purchase Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets only directly from the Monterey Bay Aquarium website. Please know there are no-in person tickets available. Please visit their website at
Are any cleaning services offered at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa?
Yes, the hotel offers same day dry cleaning and laundry services to guests.
Does Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offer business services?
The hotel offers a business center in the lobby with a computer and printer, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
What is the closest airport to Monterey, CA?
Monterey Regional Airport serves the Monterey Peninsula, and is only 10 minutes away from the downtown area. Monterey is also 60 minutes from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and 90 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.
Do you have a shuttle from the airports?
Monterey Airbus is available for pick up and drop off at all the closest airports, including Monterey Regional Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Francisco International Airport, and Oakland Airport. Fees range and direct bookings can be made at 831-373-7777.
When is the best time to visit Monterey, CA?
The best time to visit Monterey is the spring and early summer, between April and the end of June. Summer offers the warmest temperatures and perfect beach days, but spring has fewer crowds. Spring also brings awesome food festivals, like the Pebble Beach Food & Wine in mid-April and the Artichoke Festival in Castroville in early June.
What is there to do in Monterey?
Monterey is a beautiful coastal destination with amazing activities, including biking, hiking, golf, whale watching, sport fishing, and wine tasting. Our hotel is close to Monterey's top attractions, like Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Denice the Menace Park, and 17-Mile Drive. Take a day trip to Carmel-by-the-sea and the jaw-dropping Big Sur coast.
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa?
Our hotel is surrounded by several Monterey attractions that include San Carlos Cathedral (0.1 mile), Monterey Museum of Art (0.2 miles), Colton Hall Museum (0.3 mile), Fisherman's Wharf (0.9 mile) and Cannery Row (1.3 miles).
Where is the closest Monterey beach?
Del Monte Beach by Fisherman's Wharf is closest to Casa Munras. This scenic beach on Monterey Bay is less than a mile away and easily accessible by walking, driving or biking.
What are the best things to do with kids in Monterey, CA?
The beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California, is a family destination with fun attractions for kids. The top 10 things to do with kids in Monterey are:
  • Seeing marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Waterfront dining and Segway tours on historic Cannery Row
  • Whale watching tours from Fisherman's Wharf
  • Getting wild at the Monterey Zoo
  • Playing at Dennis the Menace Park
  • Exploring the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail
  • Enjoying sand and surf at Del Monte Beach, Monterey Beach and Asilomar State Beach
  • Hiking through Pinnacles National Park
  • Exploring MY Museum, Monterey's hands-on children's museum
  • Driving down the coast to Big Sur and McWay Falls
Where is the closest walking trail in Monterey?
The waterfront Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is one mile from the hotel. Stretching 18 miles from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south, the walking, jogging and biking trail is a great way to avoid busy streets to get around town and to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf.
Where is the closest Monterey park to the hotel?
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is 0.5 mile from the Dennis the Menace Playground with a maze and climbing wall, all part of the beautiful El Estero Park Complex. El Estero Park also has a lake with paddleboats, trails, and BBQ and picnic areas.
Where can I play golf in Monterey nearby?
The Monterey Peninsula is home to the most beautiful public golf courses on the California coast, including Monterey Pines Golf Club, Pacific Grove Golf Links, and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The hotel is within minutes of Pebble Beach Golf Resort, which includes Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Please contact our reservations department at 800-222-2446 to assist you with tee times at Pasadera Country Club.
Are Monterey beaches pet friendly?
Yes. The Monterey area offers several pet friendly beaches, including nearby Del Monte Beach near Fisherman's Wharf. Asilomar Beach and Carmel Beach are just a short drive away, so you can enjoy the sand and surf of California's central coast with your dogs.
Where can I go hiking in Monterey?
Monterey offers beautiful hiking trails, including the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail that stretches for 18 miles along the bay. Hike the winding trails in Toro Park up Ollason Peak for sweeping views of Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley with its colorful wildflowers.
Head down to Big Sur, one of the most stunning destinations on the central California coast. Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park with hiking trails through the cliffs down to the beach and Pacific Ocean.
Where are places to eat in Monterey?
Monterey has an eclectic dining scene with fresh, local seafood and California coastal cuisine. A Monterey local's favorite, Estéban Restaurant serves modern Spanish cuisine, tapas, and paellas and nightly specials, as well as a great patio.
Within walking distance of our hotel are the best Monterey restaurants and bars on Alvarado Street, in downtown and at Cannery Row, including:
  • Sardine Factory on Cannery Row, serving fresh seafood and wine overlooking Monterey Bay.
  • LaLLa Oceanside Grill on Cannery Row, serving modern California fare and local catch with a patio on the bay.
What are the hours of your restaurant?
Estéban Restaurant is open for dinner from 4:30pm-8:30pm Sunday - Thursday and 4:30pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday. Now open for Brunch 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.  For more information on hours and dine-in and take-out menus, call 831-375-0176.
Does the hotel have a bar?
We have a full bar with craft cocktails, specialty drinks, wine and beer. Estéban Restaurant is well known for its Boss Anna Margarita and house-made sangrias. 
Does Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offer pet-friendly rooms?
The hotel offers pet-friendly accommodations on the first floor. There is a one-time fee of $50 fee plus tax for pets. We even have dog treats at the front desk to welcome your pooch.
Where can I find dog- friendly beaches in Monterey?
Del Monte Beach in Monterey is dog friendly and one mile from Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Further south about 4.5 miles down the coast, Carmel Beach is dog friendly and breathtaking.
What dog-friendly parks are in Monterey?
Monterey has several dog friendly parks and beaches, including Del Monte State Beach, Monterey State Beach, Asilomar State Beach, Veteran's Memorial Park, El Estero Park, and Monterey Dog Park - perfect for long, scenic walks. A short drive south is Carmel Beach off Ocean Avenue, where dogs can roam on the sands leash-free.
Is Esteban Restaurant pet-friendly?
Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa allows pets on the outdoor patio. Our newly remodeled garden patio reopened on Monday, August 14, 2023.
Does Casa Munras offer dog treats or amenities?
Yes, dog treats are available at the front desk. as well as dog beds, bowls, leashes, leads, and clean-up bags.
Where can I walk my dog near the hotel?
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offers acres of beautiful grounds and gardens for long walks and fresh air. There are also a few grassy areas where your pet can go to the bathroom. You'll also find several dog parks and beaches nearby. Please make sure to pick up after your pet. We have dog bags at the front desk.
Will my room be cleaned if my pet is there?
Your room or suites will only be cleaned and serviced if your pet is left in a crate. If your pet is loose in the room, our housekeeping team will not enter for the pets safety and their own.
Can I leave my pet in the hotel room while I am gone?
Yes, you can leave your pet on the room while you are out. However, your room or suite will not be cleaned or serviced unless the pet is left in a crate.
Where can I find an emergency pet hospital in Monterey?
Aquajito Veterinary Hospital is located one mile from the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. This local vet offers complete pet care and emergency services.
What Monterey pet stores are closest to the hotel?
There is a Petco Animal Supplies located 1.1 miles from Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA.
Where can I find pet camps in Monterey County?
If your traveling to Monterey with your pet and want them to have a good time too, Home Away From Home offers pet camps just one mile from the hotel. Dawg Gone It is located 2.3 miles from the hotel.
Can I find pet groomers in Monterey close by?
Yes. Located one mile from the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, Petco offers pet grooming services and products. Ask our front desk for more local recommendations and tips.
Where can I find pet trainers in Monterey?
California Canine Dog Training in Monterey is located only 2 miles from Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa.
Does the hotel offer bike rentals?
Yes, we offer complimentary bicycles for our guest. Explore Monterey like a local with our fleet of stylish bicycles provided by Adventures By The Sea. Our Casa Cruisers are perfect for getting a little exercise while discovering the hidden gems at Cannery Row and in the neighborhood. See the front desk for more details.