Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside

The newly designed Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside offers elegantly understated influences from the surrounding natural and historical urban environments, delivering an “authentically Monterey Bay” guest experience for those who stay there.


Seaside, California


Atrium Hospitality


The gutting and complete redesign of the hotel's cavernous lobby, reception, and lounge areas, as well as the renovation of 225 guest suites

This multi-million dollar renovation project, designed by AXIS/GFA, brought new life—and exciting new touches—to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside. With an invitingly modern and approachably elegant design that embraces Monterey Bay’s seaside surroundings and historical past, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside’s uniquely renovated lobby is the highlight of this completely transformed property, and serves as a local destination in its own right. 

The hotel’s seaside environment is unmistakably represented throughout the interior, with wood textures and naturally oxidized metal finishes accentuating hard surfaces and bringing the driftwood and salt-weathered industrial artifacts found along the nearby boardwalks directly into the space. On the color palette, sandy browns, grays, aquamarine and turquoise dominate with clear influence from the nearby marina environment, while burnt orange and amber accents hint of beach sunsets seen from the nearby bay shore.

More than just a refresh, the renovation of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside adds clever functionality to increase space usability. This includes the hotel’s newly renovated conference and banquet spaces, as well as two entirely updated ballrooms delivering more than 16,000 square feet of event space. The two-phase design project also features 225 redesigned guest suites, with interior design expertise throughout provided by Design Atelier.

“We’re very pleased with the renovation results and the visual connection it creates to our hotel’s coastal setting. Our guests love the comfort and convenience of the new product and design.”

The feature media wall of the renovated Embassy Suites Monterey Bay Seaside hotel, redesigned by AXIS/GFA
Teri Owens, General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside