Seven Gables Inn
This iconic 1886 Victorian mansion has 25 bedrooms in seven buildings with spectacular views of the ocean, Monterey Bay, and Monterey Peninsula. Days begin with a full English breakfast, followed by wine and cheese at 4 p.m. and warm homemade cookies and milk with nightly turndown service. Explore the walking trail that skirts the spewing sea, and tour the 1855 Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. A visit here also means a stroll through the vineyards and the nearby town of Pacific Grove, home to restaurants and shops just two blocks away.