Monterey Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Hotel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the largest and most well-known aquariums in the world. About 1.8 million people visit the Aquarium every year, making it a Monterey Bay tourist hotspot. Over 35,000 plants and animals call the Aquarium home, representing 623 species of aquatic life.  Admission to Monterey Bay Aquarium ranges from $25-$40. When you stay at Ramada Monterey with an Aquarium Package Rate, you can enjoy a one night stay with complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, and receive two discount Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets valid for two consecutive days, with more available as part of our Monterey Bay Aquarium package deals. With this unbeatable deal on tickets, you can spend your day at the aquarium rather than waiting in line!

The Aquarium has daily feedings, programs, and specialized tours to inform and enlighten guests. In the summer, there are educational sleepovers and diving expeditions to immerse your family into the aquatic experience. Animals at the Aquarium include penguins, sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, seahorses, octopi and much more. One of the highlights of the Aquarium is the Kelp Forest Canopy Walkthrough, where visitors can walk through a sunlit canopy of kelp and try to spot a snail, crab or fish taking shelter in the forest. Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits that encourage learning about the environment in the Enchanted Kelp Forest. They will be able to take home stamped bookmarks as souvenirs to remind them of the importance of conservation.

Activities To Do

There are displays and exhibits for every age at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Infants can play in the Coral Reef Kingdom, where there is plenty to see and touch at their eye level. The Waterbed Play Area is specially designed to encourage toddler movement. The Coral Reef Kingdom also has displays with colorful ocean creatures and differently shaped blocks to help children learn. Toddlers will also enjoy the Touch Pool of the Enchanted Kelp Forest, which allows kids and parents to touch sea stars, abalones, sea urchins, kelp crabs and more.

Eating options at the Aquarium include an on-site picnic area for guests behind the Education Building and the Portola Restaurant and Café. Individual guests can also picnic in the outside amphitheatre at the Great Tide Pool. A number of picnic sites are also available within walking distance of the Aquarium at Lover’s Point, Washington Park and San Carlos Beach near many Monterey Bay Aquarium hotels.  No food or drink is allowed in the Aquarium.

Hotel Near Monterey Bay Aquarium- Ramada Monterey

There are many hotels near Monterey Bay Aquarium to stay at when you’re visiting Monterey. Ramada Monterey is one of the best to choose because of its Monterey Bay Aquarium packages and many amenities, including complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with fresh waffles every morning, and a heated pool & hot tub.  Our Cannery Row hotel overlooks the beautiful Monterey Peninsula next to Pebble Beach and Carmel, making our hotel the ideal choice for your next Monterey Bay vacation.

Ramada Monterey Carmel is another great choice due to its convenient location close to historic downtown Monterey, the Aquarium, and many other attractions in the area. If you’re hoping to have a romantic getaway, choose a wood burning fireplace room to keep you warm and toasty. We look forward to seeing you at Ramada Monterey or Ramada Monterey Carmel!