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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

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

Oct 30, 2013 | Tags: ,

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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Enjoy Drinks in Monterey

May 6, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Enjoy Drinks in Monterey

Everyone has their drink of choice. Some prefer the smooth taste of beer while others prefer to and enjoy a glass of wine. It is always nice to take a day to relax, and enjoy your favorite drink. A fan of both beer and wine? Even better! If you will be lodging in Monterey CA this June, there are two events to check out: The Monterey Beer Festival and The Monterey Wine Festival. The Monterey Wine Festival will be celebrating its 37th year of bringing wine lovers together in one place. It will take place June 7th and 8th at the Monterey Custom...

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Celebrate the Life of American Writer John Steinbeck

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Celebrate the Life of American Writer John Steinbeck

Almost everyone has read a John Steinbeck book, whether it was for school or just for leisure. Though his books are world famous, how much do you know about John Steinbeck the person? If you will be staying in one of the hotels in Monterey, CA the first week of May, take a trip to Salinas to learn all about the life of John Steinbeck at the 33rd annual Steinbeck Festival. John Steinbeck truly loved his home of Salinas, California. The endless fields and beautiful landscapes inspired his writing and were even the settings of some of his works....

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Monterey Rock & Rod Festival Returns in May

Mar 28, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Monterey Rock & Rod Festival Returns in May

Who is the Best of the West? Find out at the 7th annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival this May 17-18 in Monterey County. The event celebrates both classic and custom cars and trucks of the 1950s and 60s and is a great event for the whole family. There will be hundreds of vintage cars – customs, classics, hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, and more! The Monterey County Fairgrounds will be bustling with car-lovers of all sorts! Attendees can also enjoy the Best of the West competition where trophies will be awarded to some of the...

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Technology of the Future at the American Le Mans Series

Feb 23, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Technology of the Future at the American Le Mans Series

The premier sports car racing championship, the American Le Mans Series, returns to Monterey’s Mazda Raceway this year from May 9-11, 2013. If you are unfamiliar with this iconic race, it is unique because of the cars’ advancements with environmentally-friendly technology and green initiatives. Car manufacturers are encouraged to try out their new & latest advanced tech innovations and show off their new advancements on the racetrack. The American Le Mans Series is known to be very energetic and is not your typical standard race –...

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