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Headquarters for the Marathon is in Monterey, 120 miles south of San Francisco, 320 miles north of Los Angeles. You can fly directly into Monterey Airport, only five minutes from downtown Monterey.

Other airport options include San Jose, (70 miles away), San Francisco and Oakland (110 miles). Transportation from San Jose and San Francisco airports is provided by Monterey Airbus,  831.373.7777 

For a map providing driving distances from various CA cities to Big Sur, as well as driving distances from nearby airports to the Monterey Peninsula, click HERE.

Coming from out of the area and looking for a way to save on gas? Sign up for Pickup Pal, an online carpool service connecting drivers and passengers.  Click HERE to input your information to be matched with others from your area. It’s a great way to meet fellow runners while saving money and the environment at the same time!

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MARATHON: Custom House Garages (downtown Monterey, between Franklin and Del Monte), Monterey Marriott (350 Calle Principal, Monterey), Carmel Middle School (4380 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel), Embassy Suites (1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside, for hotel guests only) and downtown Carmel for hotel guests (Carmel Plaza,Ocean Avenue & Junipero, Carmel

  Monterey Marriott and the Barnyard (Carmel Rancho Blvd) in Carmel
10.6 MILER:
  Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey and the Barnyard (Carmel Rancho Blvd) in Carmel

RELAY:  All Relay buses leave from Monterey Peninsula College.  The Hilton Garden Inn is the official Relay hotel, located a short walk from the Relay bus pick up area

5K and 9-MILER:  You are responsible for your own transportation to the start at Highway One and Rio Road in Carmel


The Monterey Peninsula offers a wealth and variety of lodging opportunities - from budget hotels to family friendly accommodations to upscale resorts.  View our choices below:

Our Host Hotels - the Monterey Marriott and Portola Hotel & Spa are located adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center, the site of the Big Sur Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and packet pick-up.

Preferred Properties - A handfulof hotels have partnered with BSIM to offer great marathon rates.

Reservation Services - Resort 2 Me is a free, local company offering personalized service and recommendations.  They have blocked rooms for event participants at hotel and motels within walking distance of race morning shuttle departure locations.  For more info, click HERE or call 831.642.6622.

For direct online bookings for all local hotels through ARES, click here

Lodging and Camping in the Big Sur Area - If you would like assistance with reservations for 5 rooms or more, please email the marathon office at info@bsim.org or call 831.625.6226 

Peninula Camping and Hostel - check out what is available on the Monterey Peninsula.

Our Host Hotels


The Monterey Marriott is the headquarters hotel for the 2014 Big Sur International Marathon events, the location of Saturday's Pasta Party and located across the street from the Expo. The Marriott features 341 total guestrooms, many with bay views.  Specially discounted room rates have been secured at the Monterey Marriott as follows: 

Deluxe Room $241.00
Bayview Room $265.00

All reservations at the Marriott must be at least a two-night minimum stay. To reserve a room, please click HERE or on one the links shown above. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy; if the reservation is not cancelled 48 hours in advance, the guest will be charged one night's room/tax.

If you plan on a stay that extends outside of the dates that offer the special Big Sur Marathon pricing, please click the reservation link above to reserve for the days covered by the Big Sur block and then call the Marriott at  877.901.6632 to reserve additional room nights.

Portola Hotel & Spa       
In the heart of downtown Monterey, the Portola Hotel & Spa is located across the street from the Marriott, adjacent to the race Expo, and just 200 yards from Fisherman's Wharf. Special Big Sur rates are available at the Portola Hotel & Spa as follows:
Room Type:  Portola King or Double/Double $231 single or double occupancy
To reserve a room at the Portola Hotel & Spa, please click here or call the hotel directly at  888.222.5851 and ask for the Big Sur Marathon room rate. There is a two-night minimum stay required. Room availability is limited, so make your reservation soon.  The cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to the arrival date.
Preferred Properties
These properties offer special Big Sur Marathon rates.  Click to reserve, or call direct and ask for the Big Sur Marathon rate.

Hyatt Regency Monterey

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course elevates luxury accommodation to a new level.  Guests will experience hotel rooms with transcendent amenities such as flat-screen televisions, rain showers, plush bedding, and so much more.  Enjoy TusCA Ristorante overlooking Pebble Beach Resort's Del Monte Gold Course or Knuckles Sports Bar for a more casual atmosphere.  Enjoy a swim in our heated outdoor pools, play tennis, stay active at Hyatt's 24-hr StayFit fitness center or relax at Accista Spa.

Deluxe King or 2 Double Beds $235 Friday & Saturday
$199 Sunday 
To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click HERE or call the hotel reservation line at 888.421.1442  and ask for the Big Sur International Marathon room rate.  2 night minimum required on Saturday.  $10 resort fee (includes wireless internet, parking, plus additional amenities).
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
Toll Free:
Local:   831.372.1234 
Fax:  831.375.396

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Hotel Pacific

Hotel Pacific
A Boutique hotel located in downtown Monterey just steps from the Monterey Conference Center (Expo area) and Old Fisherman's Wharf.  Hotel Pacific offers luxury all-suite accommodations with fireplaces, a private patio or balcony, complimentary breakfast, luxurious feather bedding and hardwood floors.

Enjoy the following specially discounted rates:

King or Double/Double Junior Suite $235 (single/double, plus tax).  A two night minimum is required.

Call  800.554.5542 or 831.373.5700 and ask for the Big Sur Marathon rate, or book online HERE using the code Big Sur.

300 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

: www.hotelpacific.com

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The Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - SeasideScenically located just two blocks from the beachfront, the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - Seaside hotel offers guests spectacular bay views as well as sterling 2 room suites.  Complimentary parking, complimentary indoor pool, Jacuzzi  & 24-hour fitness center, hot made to order breakfast and full buffet, and nightly Manager's reception serving beer, wine cocktails and snacks.  Early morning buses for marathon pick-up directly from the hotel!

Rooms start at $209 (single-double) plus tax and fees.  Free parking. To book, click the link below and enter the code SUR in the group code box.

1441 Canyon del Rey, Seaside, CA 93955
Phone:   831.393.1115 
Fax:  831.899.1928

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The Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
The Hilton Garden Inn, one of Monterey's premier hotels, sits nestled in a colorful garden setting, conveniently located near downtown Monterey and the Marathon Expo, and is a perfect location for Marathon Relay runners where buses pick up relayers just steps away from the hotel.. 204 tastefully appointed guestrooms and suites offer private outdoor balcony, in-room refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, free WI-Fi and business center, complimentary fitness room and hydrotherapy pool available to all hotel guests.

Enjoy the Hilton, the most respected name in hospitality, with a Marathon discounted rate of:

$175 - ***Three night minimum pre-paid stay is required

When registering online use the promotional code BSIM

You can make reservations by calling 831.373.6141 or 800.445.8667 

Reservations must be made prior to 3/26/14.  The cancellation policy is seven days prior to the date of arrival to obtain a refund.

1000 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940

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Bay Park Hotel
The Bay Park Hotel
Nestled in the trees on Carmel Hill, midway between historical Old Monterey and the quaint Carmel-by-the-sea, enjoy the Bay Park Hotel's cozy charm and full-service amenities.  All rooms are nonsmoking and are equipped with 32 inch flat screen LCD televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, and complimentary wireless internet.

The Crazy Horse Restaurant's popular salad bar buffet is served with complimentary pasta on Big Sur Marathon & Half Marathon weekends.  A Business Center and a fully equipped fitness room, hot tub and seasonal swimming pool are available on-site/

There is a two-night minimum stay requirement, and rates start at $139.99.  When reserving, use 1196 in the group ID box.
1425 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Toll-Free  800.338.3564 
Local  831.649.1020 
Fax 831.373.4258

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Country Garden Inns

Country Garden Inns

A special discounted rate offered to all race participants. Conveniently located 10 minutes from the Carmel Middle School start bus departure location, the Country Garden Inns offers free on-site parking, a daily buffet breakfast, and an afternoon wine and cheese hour. An early breakfast (beginning at 3:00 a.m.) will be offered race morning. Walk to restaurants, shops and wine tasting in quaint Carmel Valley Village. Out of reach of coastal fog you can relax by the pool. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet and be sure to schedule your in-room massage early.

When booking a direct reservation on the hotel's website, look under the "PLAN YOUR STAY" box (upper left side) under calendar options and click on the BSIM link directly under "Check Rates."  Enter the promotional code BSIM.  If calling to make a reservation, please mention the BSIM promotional rate.  Rates start at $159 Double Occupancy.

102 W Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Local  831.659.5361
Fax 831.659.2392

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Mariposa Inn

The Mariposa Inn & Suites
The Mariposa Inn & Suites is a boutique hotel, centrally located and featuring fireplace rooms and suites.  Outdoor fireplace patios compliment the outdoor heated pool and spa.  Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (beginning at 3:00 AM on race morning!), high speed internet, and covered parking are offered to all guests.  Five star amenities in every room.

A 20% discount is offered to all BSIM participants booking by phone (just mention you'll be in town for the marathon).

1386 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Local  831.649.1414 
Fax 831.649.5308

Tradewinds Carmel

Tradewinds Carmel
“Asian Tranquility-Soothing the Soul on the California Coast” Architectural Digest featured Tradewinds Carmel under “Glamorous Hotels”… Discover for yourself Carmel’s hidden secret…on a quiet residential street in Downtown Carmel. Ocean views, fireplaces, fine Egyptian cotton linens, featherbeds and down comforters, elaborate continental breakfast buffet, chocolate-covered strawberries, 5-star amenities, beautiful courtyard with Meditation Garden, fountains and fire pit, free parking.

Ring  (831) 624-2776 and mention Big Sur International Marathon! 3-night minimum stay over marathon weekend.  10% discount with 3-night stay.

Mission St. at Third Ave., Carmel, CA  93921
Local  831.624.2776 

Vagabond Inn  

The Vagabond Inn Monterey
A great hotel value, located in downtown Monterey just a half mile from the Marathon Expo and bus pick up area.

Offerings include a daily, complimentary breakfast and free wireless internet.  Great value, friendly people - it's how we do things.  Rates starting at $99.  Two-night minimum required.  For rates and reservations click HERE or call 831.646.9696.

1010 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Fax:  831.647.8248
Website:  www.vagabondinn.com/Hotels/Monterey-CA/Overview/437

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Monterey Beach Resort

BEST WESTERN PLUS, Beach Resort Monterey is the only resort located directly on the beach. Beach Resort Monterey offers well appointed and comfortable accommodations and a full service restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view of the Monterey Bay. Big Sur Marathon and Half Marathon runners receive a 10% OFF our best available rate.

For reservations call 1.800.242.8627 and mention the "Big Sur Marathon."

2600 Sand Dunes Dr., Monterey, CA 93940
Phone:   800-242-8627 
Website: www.montereybeachresort.com

Hotel Abrego

HOTEL ABREGO Monterey's newest full service boutique hotel located in downtown Monterey, promises a warm ambiance, exceptional service and delightful relaxation.  Hotel Abrego also offers complimentary self parking and complimentary wifi.  Two night minimum required.  When registering, use the Corporate/promotion code BSIM at www.hotelabrego.com.

Rates are $199 on Friday and Saturday, $139 on Sunday and additional nights.

755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
:  831.372.7551
Fax: 831.324.4625
Website: www.hotelabrego.com


Inns By The Sea

INNS BY THE SEA, CARMEL Choose from a variety of accomodations and rates at our five inns located in the heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea:  the Carriage House Inn, Wayside Inn, Candle Light Inn, Svendsgaard's Inn or the Dolphin Inn.  All include complimentary wireless internet, on-site parking and continental breakfast.  An additional $20 off the best available rate is offered to race participants.

Enter code BSIMA when booking on our Carmel Inn websites or call 800.433.4732 and ask for the Big Sur Marathon rate.

Toll-free Phone: 800.433.4732
Local Phone:  531.624.0101 
Fax: 831.831.624.2967
Email: ibtsreserve@innsbythesea.com
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Reservation Services
Resort 2 Me


Resort 2 Me
Resort 2 Me is a free, local company offering personalized service and recommendations.  They have blocked rooms for Marathon participants at hotels and motels within walking distance of race day shuttle departure locations.  Click here or call 831.642.6622. 


Online Bookings
Check out prices and availability and book online for all properties throughout the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas.

Lodging and Camping in Big Sur
Ventana Inn & Spa
Nestled on a hillside overlooking Big Sur's dramatic coastline, Ventana offers the ultimate in accommodations for Big Sur Marathon participants.  Spacious suites and guest rooms are elegantly rustic and blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. Pre- and post-race, relax by one of two pools, soak in Japanese hot baths, dine at The Restaurant at Ventana , get pampered at The Spa at Ventana, or recall your marathon experience from your own private hammock. Complimentary daily yoga classes and a sumptuous breakfast complete the Big Sur experience at Ventana.
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Local  831.667.2331 
Fax 831.667.0573

Post Ranch Inn
Situated on the cliffs of Big Sur, this unique resort's organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline.  Rooms offer a rustic elegance combined with luxury and comfort.  Before or after the race, relax by the pools and treat yourself to an in-room massage, spa treatment or daily yoga classes.  The award winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers a unique culinary experience as well as stunning ocean view.
Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Toll-free  800.527.2200 
Local  831.667.2200 
Fax 831.667.2824

River Inn

Big Sur River Inn
Nestled amidst the towering redwoods next to the Big Sur River, the Big Sur River Inn is conveniently located just two miles from the start line of the marathon.  Offering 20 rustic yet comfortable guest rooms, the River Inn also features a heated swimming pool, on-site general store, gas station and a full service restaurant and bar.
Highway One at  Pheneger Creek, Big Sur, CA 93920
Local  831.667.2700 
Fax 831.667.2743

Camping in Big Sur
For those wishing to camp or stay in Big Sur, visit the websites using the links below, or call the following:

  Big Sur Campground and Cabins
Fernwood Campground
Riverside Campground
Big Sur Lodge in the State Park
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce

or write
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
Big Sur, CA 93920 (Mention the Marathon)

Peninsula Camping, RV Parks and Hostel
Monterey Hostel   831.649.0375 
Veteran's Memorial Park      831.646.3865 
Marina Dunes RV Park   831.384.6914