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The Most Convenient Hotels near Monterey Airport

Ramada Monterey and Monterey Carmel are centrally located on the peninsula. With Monterey Airport less than four miles away, our comfortable hotels offer convenient access to beaches, golf courses, historic and cultural attractions, and an array of shopping and dining venues.

Historic Monterey

Cannery Row is home to Monterey Bay Aquarium and many local shops and restaurants. Originally home to 21 fishing canneries and first made famous by John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel of the same name, Cannery Row is where you’ll find various historic buildings and Fisherman’s Wharf. You can even see plays performed throughout the year at the Wharf Theater.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Hotel

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Located at the north end of Cannery Row, the aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors and is home to over 35,000 plants and animals, representing 623 species of aquatic life. With both hotels only minutes away, Ramada is the most convenient of all the Monterey Bay Aquarium hotels.

The Most Convenient Monterey California Downtown Motel

Take Highway 1 two miles south of Carmel’s Rio Road and you’ll find what has come to be known as “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world”, Point Lobos State Reserve. The 550 acre park is teeming with scenic trails and spectacular views. For information call (831) 624-4909.
In addition to Point Lobos there is also the scenic 17 Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the pastoral beauty of Carmel Valley, which are all less than 10 minutes away. Ramada is centrally located to all of these transcendent locations, making us the most convenient of all the Monterey, California, downtown motels.

Interesting Things To Do

Día del Niño -Celebrating Children at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mar 20, 2014 |

Día del Niño -Celebrating Children at Monterey Bay Aquarium

This year on Sunday April 6th, visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be invited to join in with the 13th annual incarnation of the celebration of Día del Niño – Children’s Day. Families from all across the local area will come together to enjoy a range of special entertainments when they come to see the attractions of the Aquarium, all themed around celebrating the special culture of the community and its youngest members. Access to the special Día del Niño events is free of charge with the regular admission tickets to the...

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Attend the Sea Changes ACT Opening Reception at the Museum of Monterey!

Feb 20, 2014 |

Attend the Sea Changes ACT Opening Reception at the Museum of Monterey!

The Museum of Monterey has an important role in the community, celebrating Monterey’s connection to the ocean through its collection of more than fifty thousand artifacts. A range of permanent exhibitions speak of local maritime events: the USS Macon shipwreck off the nearby Point Sur, ancient Spanish explorations of the Californian coast, sardines and their industry here, and the historic Ohlone and Rumsien tribespeople who formerly inhabited the Monterey area. Free entry makes it popular with residents and visitors alike, bringing families...

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Enjoy the Cycling Season Opener at the Sea Otter Classic

Jan 22, 2014 |

Enjoy the Cycling Season Opener at the Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premiere 4 day cycling festival and opens the season of cycling in North America. It was founded in 1991 by Cycle shop owners Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph and the first event attracted 150 competitors and 350 spectators, 13 years later it now attracts over 10,000 competitors and 65,000 fans. Amateurs and professionals alike, including national and world champions, join together and race side by side for this event and there are several different types of cycling catered for. In mountain biking you will...

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Attend the At&t Pebble Beach Pro Am!

Dec 27, 2013 |

Attend the At&t Pebble Beach Pro Am!

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am golf tournament is a winter tradition dating back as far as the 1930s. Now in its 75th year, the tournament was originally created by singer Bing Crosby in 1937 as a way to raise money for charity and to have a little fun on a golf course. Held across three golf courses each February, the tournament is now one of the more famous events in the PGA TOUR Golf Championships. The event spreads across the MPCC Shore Course, Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The top PGA TOUR professional...

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New Year’s Eve Celebration in Monterey

Nov 22, 2013 |

New Year’s Eve Celebration in Monterey

Each year, the amazing First Night Monterey celebration is a treat for the whole family. An all-ages New Year’s Eve event, their program of entertainment and activities is sure to please everyone who attends while visiting hotels in Monterey CA. Held in three ‘acts’ which take the audience right up to midnight and beyond, each ‘act’ has its own character and charm. The show starts with act 1, Kids’ Night Out starting at 3pm. A grand Opening Ceremony takes place on Colton Lawn, Pacific Street, after which all manner of entertainment...

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Big Sur Half Marathon returns to Monterey area

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Big Sur Half Marathon returns to Monterey area

This November 17th, approximately 9,000 runners will be congregating on Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, for the eleventh presentation of the famous Big Sur Half Marathon. This beautiful course takes in some of the best scenery in the area to create what has become an immensely popular running event, perfect for those visiting hotels near Big Sur California. From one of the twelve starting corrals, runners will move towards Lake El Estero and run through the stunning natural surroundings of this open recreational area. As the course reaches the end...

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Don’t Miss the FIM Superbike World Championship!

Sep 27, 2013 |

Don’t Miss the FIM Superbike World Championship!

Forming the American stage of the FIM Superbike World Championship, when the races come to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the stage will be set for some fantastic racing from some of the biggest teams in the world. Attracting large crowds, visitors come from far and wide to see the spectacle and watch this part of the annual championship series. The weekend, September 27th – 29th, will hold two major races – and is the only chance for fans in the United States to come watch their favourite race, as this is the only American venue in the...

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Attend the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival!

Aug 20, 2013 |

Attend the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival!

Here in Monterey, visitors and locals alike can always count on a fun, exciting time at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In addition to larger events that take place throughout the year, the race track also has smaller events going on every month. The next big event to take place at Laguna Seca is the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival! The race will take place on the weekend of September 7 to September 8, 2013. If you love cars and racing and will be staying at one of the hotels near Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, head over to Mazda Raceway...

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Enjoy Music & More at the Monterey Bay Reggae Festival!

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Enjoy Music & More at the Monterey Bay Reggae Festival!

Summer is festival season in California, and Monterey is no exception! The warm weather and clear skies make it the perfect time to be outdoors enjoying great music and having fun with friends and family. If you are a fan of Reggae music, then Monterey has you covered! Those who will be staying at one of the hotels around Monterey Bay CA this August can check out the 18th annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival! The Monterey Bay Reggae Festival is one of the largest Reggae festivals in Northern California. It will be held at the Monterey...

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Race Over to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix!

Jun 11, 2013 |

Race Over to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix!

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is back this July for its 62nd year and the city of Monterey could not be more excited. The event attracts around 120,000 visitors every year. Monterey is located right by the Pacific Ocean in sunny California. What better place to spend a Summer day at the racetrack, with the fresh ocean breeze nearby. If you love the thrill and excitement of MotoGP and will be staying at one of the hotels around Monterey CA, be sure to get your tickets to The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix!   The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is the...

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