Welcome to Unscripted Monterey Bay

The script is yours to write.

Step into Monterey’s only beachfront resort and approach the front desk where our charming staff will check you into one of our 196 spacious rooms. What will you do next? That’s entirely up to you. At Unscripted Hotels, we offer engaging alternatives to the typical hotel experience.

Live life relaxed. Maybe you’ll find time to unwind in our boutique-style accommodations featuring clean living spaces and mood-boosting designs. Gaze out at uninterrupted ocean views and listen to the sounds of the surf, or head down to the pristine sands for a long stroll along the water’s edge.

Live life inspired. Of course, you’ll want to taste our responsible approach to fresh, wholesome cuisine at Café Beach. Later, attend to your regularly scheduled workout, or allow our fitness center to inspire you with an entirely new one. Either way, be sure to dip or dive into our outdoor pool and hot tub.

Live life locally. When it’s time to venture out, our convenient location puts you and your companions in the middle of the local scene. Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State University Monterey Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and more, are all only minutes away.

It’s time to live life, unscripted.

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Cannery Row

Distance: 2 MI From Hotel
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This historic district made famous in the literary works of John Steinbeck now features a wide variety of waterfront shops, restaurants and nightlife. Popular daytime attractions include the Monterey Mirror Maze, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row Brewing Co., Steinbeck Plaza and more!

Fisherman’s Wharf

Distance: 2 MI From Hotel
Sea Lions on the Beach

Most well-known for its excellent whale watching and sea lion sightings, Fisherman’s Wharf Monterey also allows visitors and locals alike to enjoy fishing, sailing, shopping and dining. Live theater events and bay cruises may be available seasonally.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Distance: 3MI From Hotel
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At the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row, families, friends and couples can get up close and personal with some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring inhabitants, including mesmerizing jellyfish, giant octopi, color-changing squid, poisonous tropical fish, green sea turtles, tufted puffins and dozens more. Daily shows, feedings and tours can further personalize your experience.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Distance: 5MI From Hotel
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Since it was built in 1957, this 11-turn racing track measuring 2.238 miles has hosted dozens of high-stakes automotive and motorcycle races. Visitors to Monterey can be part of all the action!

17 Mile Drive

Distance: 7 MI From Hotel
Family on the Beach

Located on the Monterey Peninsula, this picturesque stretch of road winds along the coastline through scenic Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove. Both drivers and passengers will enjoy seeing the beautiful homes, friendly locals, native seals and pelicans, craggy cliffs and beloved community landmarks, such as the Lone Cypress Tree, along the route.


Distance: 7 MI From Hotel
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A notable European-style village gently tucked into the coastline, Carmel offers picturesque beaches along with cultural activities, events, shops, eateries, spas, art galleries and more!

Pebble Beach

Distance: 9 MI From Hotel
Heart in the Sand

Exceptional golf courses, boutique shopping and dining, dramatic sea cliffs and historic forests make up the Pebble Beach community – a truly quintessential California coast experience. 

Point Lobos State Reserve

Distance: 9 MI From Hotel
Whale in the Ocean

Nicknamed the “crown jewel” of California’s State Parks, this incredible area draws nature-lovers, families and artists alike to admire the many species of birds, otters and seals who call the ocean and surrounding lands their home.

Big Sur

Distance: 17 MI From Hotel
Sea Lions on the Beach

South of Monterey, the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur. Indigenous wildflower, rare birds and dozens of other species fill the breathtaking landscape and protected marine life area.

Mission San Juan Bautista

Distance: 10 MI From Hotel
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Founded more than 200 years ago by Father Fermin de Lasuen, the Spanish Mission San Juan Bautista is still in use today, both as a historic site filled with incredible hand-crafted touches and as a Catholic church providing weekly services

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Distance: 40 MI From Hotel
Boy and Girl Riding Bikes

As one of the state’s few oceanfront amusement parks, this popular hotspot invites families and friends to experience thrilling rides, special events and free entertainment. From concerts to cook-offs, there’s always something happening!

Unscripted Monterey Bay

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2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 USA

Reservations: 800-242-8627

Hotel Direct: 831-394-3321

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