The greeting we received from the valet and receptionist upon arriving at California's Intercontinental The Clement Monterey impressed us with the cordial, purposeful, and proficient service one would expect from such an accomplished hotel. We were, however, delightfully caught off guard by the charming gift awaiting us in our hotel room: Clement, the friendly sea-star bearing sea otter. Fret not, more sea otters just like this one can be found in the gift shop.
Dawn with Clement on our arrival night:
During our one-night stay at this luxurious waterfront hotel, spa, and resort, we took in the stunning coastal views of Monterey Bay, traipsed down the street to the acclaimed Monterey Aquarium, and we simply enjoyed being in such a well-placed vantage point on historic Cannery Row.
Inside Intercontinental The Clement Monterey, we found the ambiance soothing and inspiring. The aquarium's proximity even shows in the decor. Off the lounge area in the hotel, once you ascend a few stairs, and you'll find yourself in an underwater-like hallway. Look up, and you'll see this sea creature! I love this hotel's display of technology-meets-nature ambiance.
From our luxurious and spacious room to the stunning views and attractions offered by the superb locale of The Clement Monterey, we're impressed by how well the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) designed this Monterey Bay hotel. Trip Advisor awarded them for this excellence:
Whether Monterey Bay is your destination or simply one stop along the way in your travels to the Pacific coast, we highly recommend staying at Intercontinental The Clement Monterey. It's a spectacular way to experience the area, and your travel-heart will thank you grandly.
As we reflected on our refreshing and restful stay, we wrote this poem. Enjoy!
“Watered Rest” Poem for Intercontinental The Clement Monterey
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**Complimentary lodging, parking, and internet provided by Intercontinental The Clement Monterey