Holiday Inn Express Cannery RowHoliday Inn Express Cannery Row
443 Wave Street
Monterey, CA 93940

The Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row Hotel is located on the historic Cannery Row. The hotel is just three blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one block to the shops and restaurants at Cannery Row, one block to the Pacific Ocean and only a 10-15 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf...more


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ABOUT Cannery Row

Located in Monterey Bay, California Cannery Row is one of the most famous streets in the state. Prior to the fishing boom, this streets original name was Ocean Avenue and only adopted the new title originating from the commonly used nickname of its local residents.

The Native American Indians were the areas first inhabitants followed by the Spaniards who settled the very first mission on Cannery Row. The Chinese followed and hunted the ocean for its whale population. The harvest of the whales blubber produced rich oil. The Italian culture also settled into the area for the abundance of fish and the Japanese came for the cultivation of abalone. With them they brought the art of deep sea diving, which they taught to the local inhabitants. The South Pacific Railroad established itself in the late 1800's further increasing the influx of immigration to the region.

The area near Cannery Row produced an abundance of fish due to its primary location. The Pacific Ocean pushed an ever-constant cold-water stream from the bottom of the sea floor bringing with it an abundance of nutrients for oceanic life. With the nutrients came the fish.

Located on Fisherman's Warf, The Pacific Fish Company became the first established cannery to the area opening its doors in 1908. Decades of fishing followed which brought with it a substantial economic boom and produced canneries along this now famous street. The introduction of World War II further surged the cannery business with the overwhelming need for canned sardines.

Due to overfishing its waters along with the completion of the war, the cannery business fell to ruin and by the mid 1950's the last cannery closed it's doors. The streets once bustling warehouses fell into decay and the area was all but deserted.

The late 1960's saw a rebirth to Cannery Row with the first restaurants establishing business for the street. Continuing its steady growth has brought Cannery Row to where it is today. Known the world over as a major tourist attraction it is now home to a large marine sanctuary. Guests to the thriving area shop its many quaint boutiques and stores. A popular restaurant industry provides local fresh seafood as well as an array of cultural dishes. Cannery Row again thrives as it once did during its original days of popularity.