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InterContinental The Clement – Monterey, California

InterContinental The Clement is a luxury hotel located on the historic Cannery Row overlooking Monterey Bay. The room we were assigned (Partial View Balcony) was going for about $800 per night during our stay, but we were able to book one night with our annual IHG credit card free night certificate.

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InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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InterContinental The Clement Monterey – Lobby

The hotel, located next to the Monterey Aquarium, actually occupies two large buildings on either side of Cannery Row which are connected by a walkway on the second floor.

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Second Floor Walkway Connecting The Two Hotel Sections

The building away from the water housed the pool and gym, as well as most of the standard rooms. Though we booked a standard award room we were upgraded to a room with a water view because of our IHG Platinum Status (Platinum Status is automatic with the IHG credit card). The waterside building is shaped like a horseshoe with the nicest suites directly facing Monterey Bay.

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InterContinental Monterey Bay – Waterside Building

The second best rooms (our room) are located on the inside of the horseshoe and offer juliet balconies with views of the bay from the Pacific View Courtyard.

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Pacific View Courtyard – Interior of the Horseshoe

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Pacific View Courtyard – Interior of the Horseshoe

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Pacific View Courtyard – Interior of the Horseshoe

Our room, on the 3rd floor, was large, comfortable and well appointed. The bathroom was huge and contained a separate shower and tub. Additionally, there was a stuffed whale on our bed (it had a pricetag of $18.99 on it, not free like at the Conrad Maldives) and a tiny zen sand garden–very Northern California. It was certainly a very nice room but the huge selling point of the room (and the hotel, in general) is the location and the views.

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Room

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Bathroom

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Zen Sand Garden

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Fake Whale on the Bed

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Real Bird on the Boardwalk

InterContinental The Clement was a great stop on our road trip down the California coast and using our free night certificate to stay there was a fantastic deal.

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View From the Room at Daybreak

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