Monterey Jazz Festival 2014 : Event Schedules & Special Offers

If you love jazz, Monterey is the place to be! Learn more about upcoming Monterey jazz festivals, musician lineups, and special events. Award-winning jazz festivals are hosted in Monterey Jazz Festival PackageMonterey every year, and even if you cannot make it for a festival, there are several local Monterey jazz clubs that feature great local talent year-round.

Check out our special Monterey Jazz Festival Package, offered any time during the month of March, which includes a fabulous dinner for two! >> Learn more

Dixieland Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay

  • Dates: March 7 – 9, 2014
  • Location: Monterey Conference Center

Enjoy the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz on the Monterey waterfront!

Click here for the 2014 Jazz Bash by the Bay schedule.

Next Generation Jazz Festival

  • Dates: March 28 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Monterey Conference Center

Every year the Monterey Jazz Festival invites top student musicians ranging from middle school to college from around the world to participate in 3-day music festival and competition. Come support the next generation on jazz!

Click here for more information.

Monterey Jazz Festival 2014

  • Dates: September 19 – 21, 2014
  • Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds

The World’s #1 Jazz Festival as voted by JazzTimes readers! Enjoy over 500 artists performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days!

Tickets will be available soon! Stay tuned for details!

Top Monterey Jazz Clubs

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Check out our Jazz & Dinner package for a fabulous night out! Low Winter Rates thru March 31st!

Cibo Ristorante Italiano - Voted by locals as the “Best Club for Jazz” in Monterey for years! Enjoy cocktail jazz on Sunday evenings and soulful jazz/funk to Latin jazz on Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Fireplace Lounge – Another Monterey hot spot, this is a great place to enjoy a cocktail, small plates, and live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Give a Gift of Indulgence

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Indulge in the ultimate relaxation at our Monterey bed and breakfast.

In November and December, the deal gets even sweeter! Through December 31st, we are offering a $50 discount per person on singles’ and couples’ massages in our on-site spa in Monterey. Book a two-night stay, let us know what date and time you’d like your massage, and we’ll make all of the arrangements for you! Our massage therapists are expertly trained, and we are sure that you will achieve new levels of release and relaxation at our bed and breakfast in Monterey!

There are many different massage options: a traditional Swedish massage that applies light pressure and promises to relax you; a deep tissue/sports massage which uses more pressure than the Swedish massage and will release tight muscles and knots; an aromatherapy massage which will stimulate and relax you with various essential oils; a hot stone massage that uses heated black stones and iced ancient stones to create a soothing, nurturing, balanced massage experience; an exfoliating aromawrap massage which wraps you in a warm cocoon that nourishes and moisturizes your skin; and an aromafacial massage that cleans, firms, revitalizes and tones your face and treats your body to a relaxing Swedish massage. You’re sure to find exactly what you are looking for at our on-site spa! Check out the drop-down menu on our website!

We are so excited to help you survive and even enjoy the winter this year with our cozy fireplaces, hot cocoa, and professional massages, all at our beautiful bed and breakfast in Monterey. We look forward to seeing you soon, and stay warm in the meantime!

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After your massage, unwind with a drink in front of the fire in our Monterey bed and breakfast lobby.

 

Fall Special : Monterey Romantic Getaway

September and October bring the best weather of the year to the scenic Monterey Romantic GetawayMonterey Peninsula! Sunny days, moonlit nights, and crystal clear waters make fall the perfect time to enjoy a romantic sunset across the Pacific Ocean. Book a two night stay with a beach bonfire package and receive a $75.00 discount off of the total. We’ll even throw in a bottle of French Champagne (an added $35.00 value!) on arrival to help set the tone for your Monterey romantic getaway!

Our Carmel Beach Bonfire Package includes:

  • Bonfire Completely built for you
  • Additional wood, matches and a flashlight
  • Beach blanket
  • A dozen roses
  • Complete s’mores kit including roasting sticks
  • Gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of sparkling water
  • Beverage bucket with ice
  • Two champagne flutes
  • A book of romantic poems
  • Directions discretely emailed to you (what a wonderful surprise!)
  • Message in a Bottle — glass bottle filled with sand and Rose petals containing their special message (or maybe your engagement ring!?)

This offer is valid for new reservations only and cannot be combined with other promotion or discounts and is not available during holidays and special event periods. Subject to availability, no third party gift certificates, must book directly with the Inn; online or by phone. Price adjustment will be made at check in. Valid from September 1 to October 31, 2013, taxes not included, all other Inn policies apply.

Our Romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast :: Babymoon Packages

Finding out whether your first baby is a boy or a girl… Celebrating the final weeks before the birth of your first child… Celebrating new love… Celebrating decades of life together… At the Old Monterey Inn, we are ready to help make your milestone moments even more memorable. 

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A couple of months ago, a pregnant couple joined us on their “Babymoon.”  They arrived to the Old Monterey Inn with a special letter from their doctor holding the secret announcing whether their child would be male or female! Sitting under an oak tree in our gardens, surrounded by calla lilies and delphinium, they gazed into each other’s eyes, and took turns opening the envelope.   Upon reading the contents of the letter, they smiled, laughed, hugged, and maybe even cried tears of joy as they discovered that their first child would be a boy!   We were thrilled to be part of this moment, and took care to make it just as wonderful as could be. 

Some parents-to-be use their time at our romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast to indulge and relax before their little one arrives with our Babymoon Packages.  Mommy-to-be enjoys a prenatal massage while Daddy-to-be relaxes to a Swedish massage in our on-site spa room.  Later that evening the two enjoy a dinner at one of our finest Monterey Peninsula restaurants.  The weeks before the birth of a first child are very special weeks indeed, and we love helping parents-to-be relish that time together. 

In a fast-moving world like ours, finding true love is reason enough to celebrate.  Our lush gardens are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.  Ask for chocolate covered strawberries, wine, champagne, or even flowers of your choice to be in your room when you arrive.  You may even decide to have a romantic bonfire on Carmel Beach—a team from the Old Monterey Inn prepares a private beach bonfire for you, complete with a mat, a blanket, a dozen roses, snacks, s’ mores,  an ice bucket, a bottle of sparking water, and a book of questions to ask your companion.  All you have to do is arrive and enjoy the sunset, the fire, and the love of the person sitting next to you. 

Finding true love calls for a celebration, and so does lasting love.  Make the Old Monterey Inn an anniversary tradition.  Just this month, a couple stayed at the Old Monterey Inn for their 65th wedding anniversary.  One year ago they’d stayed with us for their 64th wedding anniversary.  We are proud to have earned their annual stay, and thrilled to help them celebrate the love of their lives.

Whatever your special occasion is, we are excited to help you celebrate in style, eloquence, and romance.  Congratulations on having a life worth celebrating, and thank you for sharing your special moments with us. 

Romantic Beach Getaways Perfected at our Monterey Bed and Breakfast

beach getaways perfected at our Monterey bed and breakfastPicture this: As you walk along the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach, you see the Pebble Beach Golf Course off in the distance. The sun begins to set over the deep blue water of Monterey Bay, and off in the distance you see a crackling bonfire. A satisfied smile comes to your face because you know you are living the ultimate of all beach getaways as a private bonfire is set up for you because you took advantage of our Monterey Inn Specials! You approach the fire and on a mat before you is a bouquet of roses, an ice bucket, gourmet snacks, and all the fixings for s’mores. There is even a cozy blanket for two to snuggle under. It’s as if you have stepped into your very own scene of the Bachelor—seamless romance, stunning scenery, and most importantly someone you love sitting on the mat next to you.

beach getaways perfected at our Monterey bed and breakfastIf the Romantic Sunset Beach Bonfire isn’t enough or the beautiful Cypress trees of the Monterey Bay, we also offer an array of spa services in our on-site massage room! No matter which of our fantastic treatments you choose, a specially trained and experienced team of massage therapists are ready to provide you with the ultimate spa treatment. So seep into deep relaxation knowing that a professional  massage or a facial are only a few steps from you room at our luxurious and romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast. Check our Inn and Spa in Monterey Page for more details or ask an innkeeper for more details.

The Old Monterey Inn understands the importance of romance and we are here to help you enjoy life’s most romantic moments. Whether for a special occasion or a special someone, we are pleased to set up personal bonfires, spa treatments, and many other romantic experiences for our guests. You are welcome to call us for more details.

 

Kayaking near our Monterey Bed and Breakfast

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Well, I just sent a few of our Monterey Bed and Breakfast guests to go Sea Kayaking out at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and decided with the warm weather we are expecting this week and weekend, it was perfect timing to write a few words about! We like to send our guests to the Monterey Bay Kayak company (very helpful and friendly) and there are two main locations you can paddle your kayaks from. One location is out on the Monterey Bay, starting at Monterey Beach by Fisherman’s Wharf, and the other location is the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing about 20 minutes north of our Monterey Bed and Breakfast. The Elkhorn Slough is the location I have paddled from, and as a beginning kayaker I must say it was absolutely fabulous! The kayak company provides all of the equipment, right down to the waterproof pants and jackets (your feet will get wet though!) and instruction on the beach before you set out. The Slough is one of California’s last remaining tidal estuary reserves, and wildlife is everywhere! The water is crystal clear and calm (and not nearly as cold as I thought!), and the scenery is beautiful! We had sea otters popping up right next to our kayaks, harbor seals sleeping in the sun all along the shores, sea lions barking on the docks and swimming all around us. It is a very fun and memorable experience to take in during your stay at Old Monterey Inn!

We have a great kayak package available at our Monterey Bay Bed and Breakfast, and we would love to see you soon!

Cheers!

Katy

Romance is in the Air at The Old Monterey Inn

This is a follow up to my blog on January 13, 2010.  I know that quite a few of you have been following my story.  After being reunited with my high school sweetheart, Teddy, after all these years, we were married on Christmas Eve of 2010.  Every day we wake up to laughter and go to bed smiling. As I said, the romance and everlasting love that they write about in all those mushy books is indeed alive and happening at the Old Monterey Inn.

Romantic Monterey PackagesAs I said, romance is a big thing at the Old Monterey Inn.  At least once a week someone gets engaged here and we love to be a part of the surprise event.  We are very good at keeping secrets and helping to plan special ingredients to embellish the surprise!  Our Beach Bonfire with the message in a bottle is an example of a unique way to propose!

We also have couples celebrating anniversaries all week long.  These happy couples have been returning to the Old Monterey Inn year after year (some for over 20 years) for their special day.  Some actually got married on the grounds of the Inn, and yes, our Monterey bed and breakfast is available for for small intimate weddings (20 people or less).

So, if want some of the good vibes to rub off, come and visit us at the Old Monterey Inn, the most romantic bed and breakfast in Monterey, and the #1 rated B&B on Trip Advisor.