Monterey Bay Hotels


Hotel Paradox

At a Glance


  • close to downtown and main beach
  • alternative to beach-oriented lodgings
  • contemporary feel


  • pool area can get crowded on warm-weather days
  • some rooms on the small side

Hotel Paradox Review

Less than 2 miles from the wharf and boardwalk and a short walk to Pacific Avenue, this stylish, forest-theme complex is among the few full-service hotels in town. Public spaces and rooms are designed to bring nature indoors: the reception desk is cut from an 18-foot reclaimed eucalyptus log, lamps resemble birds' nests, sculpted squirrels cling to the walls, and tree stumps serve as poolside tables. Room options range from kings with river-rock showers and double queens with tubs to six suites, each with a playful theme—Nonsense, Enigma, Conundrum, Catch-22, Anomaly, and Puzzle. Solaire, the on-site restaurant and bar ($$$), focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. The hotel's social hub is the spacious pool area, with cabanas, fire pits, a hot tub, and dining and cocktail service.

    Hotel Details

  • 164 rooms, 6 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-04-2014

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