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.
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
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....
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...
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 –...
Spring is a great time to stay in lodging in Monterey CA, as the weather is sunny, and the whole family can find something fun to do during the Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic from April 18-21. Along with mountain, road and recreation ride races, there is a festival and expo to celebrate all things cycling. Come out to this four-day cycling festival for a weekend of excitement and action!
If you love cycling, Sea Otter Classic has a weekend of races for you! Athletes can ender in mountain bike races in the categories of cross country, short...
Those staying in hotels in Monterey CA in February can attend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach. The mission of the tournament is to stage a competition that brings the community together with global leaders in sports and entertainment to raise funds for charity. The 2012 tournament set a record by raising over $10 million for charity. Since the tournament’s inception in 1937, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation has raised over $100 million for charity.
The 2013 schedule has practice rounds on Monday, February 4 to...
Monterey is one of the most beautiful areas to spend the holidays in California. If you are staying in Monterey CA discount hotels, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit during your time here. You can go ice skating by the bay coastline, visit Santa’s Workshop or attend the Holiday Tree Lighting in Carmel. Read more about these fun holiday events below!
Ice Skating By the Bay, November 17-January 6
There may be no snow or ice, but you can still enjoy the winter pastime of ice skating at Ice Skating By the Bay. The...
If you are spending New Year’s Eve in cheap hotels in Monterey CA, you won’t want to miss First Night Monterey! In its 19th year, the event is will bring a spectacular group of performers and visual artists for the whole family. This year’s celebration will feature audience favorites such as the Black Irish Band, I Cantori, Grumbling Ginger, and the Octopus’s Garden.
Thousands of families will come together to celebrate and enjoy nine hours of visual performing arts in Monterey during First Night. Over 75 performances will take place...
If you’re in Monterey this weekend, you have the opportunity to witness the car festival of a lifetime! Those staying in affordable Monterey CA hotels can see the stars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car series at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival powered by Mazda. You can be part of the season-ending race this weekend!
As part of the festival, GRAND-AM will be visiting four of North America’s most historic road circuits to crown the 2012 champions. The event kicks off on Thursday, September 6 with Promoter Test Day, Welcome Reception...
If you’re staying in hotels in Monterey Bay CA this coming November, consider enrolling in the Big Sur Half Marathon for a great race destination weekend. The marathon starts on Del Monte near Figueroa Street across from McDonalds in downtown Monterey and ends at Custom House Plaza, between Portola Hotel & Spa and Fisherman’s Wharf.
For a less intense event, consider the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K on Saturday, November 17. You must be five years of age or older and in good health. The 5K begins in downtown Pacific Grove on...
If you’re a car aficionado and staying in Monterey CA hotels this summer, come out and celebrate the automobile at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The outdoor event takes place at the 18th fairway of Pebble Reach Golf Links and brings together 200 of the best in automotive gems from all over the world.
Originally a small event with a race through the forests of Pebble Beach, the Concours has grown into a highly-rated collector car show. Cars of the Maharajas, or great kings, such as Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Hispano-Suiza,...