Our family home is perfectly located in Salinas, the largest city of Monterey County! It is only a 30 min drive from Monterey, the aquarium, beaches, and wonderful hiking areas on the Central Coast!
I have 2 discounted aquarium passes to use for your stay even for one night on a first come, first serve basis. The aquarium closes some days at 6pm, so you may come early before check-in (4pm) to pick up the passes. Two passes ($100 value) for a price of $50. Single pass available for $25.