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Place your queries directly with our front desk and make the most of your stay at BLu Pacific Hotel, Monterey, CA. Meanwhile, browse through our FAQs to know more.

Travel Tips and FAQs

How far is the Monterey Bay Aquarium from your hotel?

The aquarium is located approximately 3.5 miles from the BLu Pacific Hotel, near Cannery Row. Look at the kelp forests and dive deep into the marine life of coastal California. Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and kids in this amazing lively exhibition of underwater nature. Take the scenic coastal route through Lighthouse Avenue by Fisherman's Wharf. Know more about your day's adventures at one of the best tourist attractions in Monterey, CA.

Is there parking available around the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

There are a number of parking lots and garages in the area as well as metered parking. The Cannery Row Parking Lot 7 is the closest one. There are public garages in near Foam & Prescott too. The Clement Monterey also offers its parking for public use, but of course for a fee. Cannery Row's own parking is close by too.

How long does it take to go through the Aquarium?

There are activities for the entire family at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA. Enjoy daily shows, animal exhibits, guided tours and quiet evenings by the bay when you are here. You should plan to keep at least 2 - 4 hours to go through the aquarium Check the calendar for any seasonal attractions that may happen during your visit. I.E feeding the shark tank!

What time does the Monterey Bay Aquarium open?

Apart from special occasions, the Aquarium generally stays open from 10 AM through 5 in the evening. Open on all days, except for public holidays. Check for special events and prices on the official website.

How far is the Monterey airport and do you provide Shuttle service?

The BLu Pacific Hotel is within a stone's throw distance of the Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). Just two miles off, and with good connectivity, you can easily hail a cab or Uber from our convenient hotel at a reasonable cost. Know more about our excellent locale and neighborhood that puts in close range of the best spots in Monterey, CA.

Does the hotel have restaurants within walking distance?

Start your day with a complimentary Grab and Go breakfast at the hotel. Walk to nearby restaurants offering Sushi, Chinese or BBQ. In addition within 5-10 minutes drive, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row offers great food with fantastic views of Pacific Ocean. We have some of the best restaurants in Monterey, CA close to you.

Does the BLu Pacific Hotel provide discounts on local attractions around Monterey, CA?

The BLu Pacific Hotel has you covered for your travels around Monterey, CA. Ask our friendly staff at check in for Restaurant coupons ,Whale Watching Tours discounts, shopping on Cannery Row and more. Offers are based on availability.

How far is Laguna Seca Raceway from the BLu Pacific Hotel?

Get ready for a day of adrenalin-pumping action at the motor race tracks of Laguna Seca Raceway. It is less than 10 miles away from our comfortable hotel, on Highway 68 East. Apart from grand prix races, the world-class strip hosts festivals and concerts throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar before you go.

Where is the nearest grocery store?

Safeway is located about half a mile down on the same street as the BLu Pacific Hotel. Our conveniently located hotel also puts you in close distance to the fresh food sold in Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. Don't miss the vintage eclectic shops for a different kind of shopping experience in downtown Monterey, CA.

How far is downtown Monterey from your hotel and can I walk there?

Downtown Monterey is approximately 3 miles from the hotel, and it's preferable to drive than to walk. Once you are there though, you would want to soak in the vintage feel of the old town, its vintage outlets, eclectic dining establishments and more. Walk down Alvarado Street, also known as "Main Street", like many prominent figures of American history, marking California's birthplace.

How can I make the most of my stay at the BLu Pacific Hotel?

Our exclusive hotel deals & packages are designed to cut down your travel expenses in Monterey, CA. We have special rates for early birds. Score loyalty points by staying with us longer. And we also provide special discounts on local attractions, clubbed with your stay at the BLu Pacific Hotel. At Check in ask for our top 10 things to do in Monterey

Which room amenities are available at the BLu Pacific Hotel?

Unwind in our relaxing stay near Monterey Bay with contemporary styled rooms featuring king/queen beds, refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with cable channel access, free Wi-Fi, in-room safes and plenty of other amenities. Check our room-by-room amenities' list here.

When is the whale watching season in Monterey?

California is one of the only places in the world where visitors can see whales year-round, sometimes right along the Monterey coast! The Monterey Submarine Canyon provides a perfect habitat for many whale species, allowing them to come close to shore to feed. Different species can be seen at different times of the year. Check more on Monterey's official tourism platform.

How long is the drive from Monterey to San Francisco?

San Francisco is about a 120-mile drive through the beautiful California coastline and it takes about 2 hours via Highway 101 North with no traffic.

How long is the drive to Los Angeles from Monterey?

Approximately 6 hours via 101 South and 5 South. You can also drive from Monterey to Los Angeles via Scenic Highway 1 along Pacific Coast. Anticipate additional 2- 3 hours to the drive time for road repairs and traffic. Check your route here.