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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

Ring in the New Year at First Night Monterey!

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Ring in the New Year at First Night Monterey!

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...

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Watch the Race at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival this Weekend!

Sep 4, 2012 | Tags: ,

Watch the Race at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival this Weekend!

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...

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Participate in the Big Sur Marathon for a Healthy Weekend in Monterey!

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Participate in the Big Sur Marathon for a Healthy Weekend in Monterey!

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...

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Buckle Up for Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance!

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Buckle Up for Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance!

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,...

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Watch Red Bull’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway this Summer!

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Watch Red Bull’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway this Summer!

Want to be a part of the biggest racing event near hotels in Carmel CA this summer? Attend the Red Bull United State Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! The event boasts the largest spectator attendance of any race held at Mazda Raceway. MotoGP is the premier motorcycling championship with 18 Grand Prix race weekends in 15 countries. The event brings together the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers such as Yamada, Honda and Ducati together with professional rides from all corners of the earth....

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Have a Drink at the Monterey Wine & Beer Festivals!

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Have a Drink at the Monterey Wine & Beer Festivals!

Do you enjoy your libations? If you’re staying in hotels in Monterey CA this June, be sure to check out the Monterey Wine & Beer Festivals!  This year, both events are happening on the same weekend, so there is plenty to enjoy!  The 36th Monterey Wine Festival is June 8-9 and the Monterey Beer Festival is one day only, June 9. On June 8th, “A Night to Celebrate Reds” will be held at the Custom House Plaza at Monterey State Historic Park. Prepare to meet other wine and dining enthusiasts and industry professionals who will...

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Ferrari Racing Days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Ferrari Racing Days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Ferrari Racing Days returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year with three full days of racing. The races include The Ferrari 458 Challenge with historic Formula 1 cars and Corse Clienti programs. Both fans and Ferrari owners will be able to enjoy this chance to see professionals compete on the race track. The series allows owners and drivers to compete against each other on some of the finest race tracks in U.S. and Canada. Ferrari 458s will compete against their predecessors the F430s in the Ferrari Challenge. There will also be separate...

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Big Sur Marathon Returns in April

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Big Sur Marathon Returns in April

Celebrate spring by enjoying the outdoors and Monterey’s beautiful nature while running in the Big Sur Marathon. Known for being one of the best marathons in the entire United States, the Big Sur Marathon will take place on April 29, 2012. The run is famous for its scenic routes that take participants through beautiful redwood forests, ranches, and along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. One of the unique things about this event is that there are numerous runs involved – a 21 mile run, a relay, a 5K, a kids run and more! Serious runners or...

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Enjoy a Day of Cycling at Sea Otter Classic!

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Enjoy a Day of Cycling at Sea Otter Classic!

Monterey is hosting the 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic from April 19-22, a four-day celebration of cycling. The Sea Otter Classic consists of several competitive cycling events and a festival with food, drinks and free entertainment for children and adults alike. Professional and amateur athletes come to Monterey every year to participate in mountain and road bike races. The Sea Otter Classic is a great place for cyclists to race, sign autographs and share their techniques. You are invited to also participate in recreational rides, including...

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Discover the World at the Old Monterey Farmer’s Market

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Discover the World at the Old Monterey Farmer’s Market

The Old Monterey Farmer’s Market is a great way to explore the culture of beautiful seaside community Monterey. It spans 3.5 city blocks and runs year-round, rain or shine. It offers a unique opportunity to travel the world in just over three blocks through hand crafted arts and crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers and pastries. Produce vendors come from the nearby areas such as Salinas and Watsonville, as well as Fresno and Sacramento. Arts and crafts vendors come from all corners of the...

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