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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

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

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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

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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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Get Ready for a Weekend of Cycling Fun at Sea Otter Classic!

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Get Ready for a Weekend of Cycling Fun at Sea Otter Classic!

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...

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Watch the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am!

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Watch the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am!

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...

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Celebrate the Holidays in Monterey!

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Celebrate the Holidays in Monterey!

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...

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