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The Inn at 1252 Monterey 1252 Munras Ave, Monterey, California 93940
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  • Located in the heart of Monterey, our hotel is 10 miles from the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. It's just a 15-minute drive via CA-68 E. Guests can also use public transit like the free bus service offered for race patrons by Monterey Salinas Transit (MST).
  • Complimentary general parking is located in the Purple 10 area and can be accessed via the South Boundary Road entrance or the Watkins Gate entrance. Vehicles will be parked on a first come/first served basis, with some parking areas restricted to vehicles with parking passes only. You may purchase Preferred Parking, which is located in the Green Lakebed area. In order to leave your vehicle overnight, you must purchase a camping pass for one of our designated camping areas.
  • Yes, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is open to public all through the year with the exception of major event weekends and game days. This is when visitors need a ticket to enter the raceway. On all other days, public is encouraged to come and visit the spectacular setting on the Monterey County Park.
  • Paddock suites at Turn 4 of the Laguna Seca Raceway are open-air private areas that are elevated and canopied offering breathtaking views of the on-track action. Each Turn 4 Paddock Suite includes (20) individual passes for each day, (20) souvenir programs, and (5) VIP parking passes. Ticket holders also get access to the hospitality compound, a tranquil courtyard serving continental breakfast and a buffet lunch with a vast selection of drinks.
  • All public gates open at 7 AM, including the Watkins Gate.
  • The Corkscrew drops 59 feet between the entrance of Turn 8 to the exit of Turn 8A—the equivalent of a 5½ story drop—in only 450 feet of track length. By the time a race car reaches the apex of Turn 8A (the right-hander), the elevation is at its steepest - an 18 percent drop.
  • A landmark 2020 season is in store at Monterey County's WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The legendary 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course is set to host a calendar of seven events with cars ranging from vintage to state-of-the-art. Check out the events schedule here:
  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium is 2.6 miles from the hotel, less than a 10-minute drive from The Inn at 1252 Monterey.
    • Is there parking around the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

      There are a number of parking lots and garages in the area as well as metered parking.
    • How long does it take to go through the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

      The Monterey Bay Aquarium recommends a minimum of two hours to visit all of its exhibits. Learn more about exhibits and activities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to plan your visit accordingly.
    • Does the hotel offer discounts on Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets?

      No, Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit organization, the prices are: Adult $49.95, Child $29.95 (ages 3-12; children under 3 are free), Students and Seniors (ages 65+) $39.95.
  • From our location we are less than half a mile from, US HWY 1 and all three locations can be accessed fairly easily from there. 17 Mile Drive is One Exit away.
    • What is the entrance fee for 17 Mile Drive? It is $8.95 per vehicle.
  • Adjacent to our location is the Del Monte Shopping Center, which houses many upscale stores including Macy's, Banana Republic, Black Market White House, a range of restaurants, a cinema complex, plus Whole foods. Within two miles from our location one would be able to access Fisherman's Wharf and the Historic Downtown of Monterey.
  • We are next to the Del Monte Shopping Center, which operates as a hub for the public bus system, Monterey Salinas Transit. Route information can be found at:
  • Along the Monterey coast, whales can sometimes be seen offshore with the naked eye all year round. The Monterey Submarine Canyon, the ocean's answer to the Grand Canyon, provides a perfect habitat for many whale species, allowing them to come close to shore to feed. (info from
  • With no traffic 2 hours via Highway 101 North
  • Approximately 6 hours via 101 South and 5 South. One can also drive from Monterey to LA via Scenic Highway 1 along Pacific Coast. Anticipate additional 2- 3 hours to the drive time.
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