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Courtyard By Marriott

(Hotels/All Lodging)
17225 El Rancho Way Salinas, CA, 93907
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(831) 775-0491
http://www.marriott.com/default.mi

Discount:

15%

Restrictions:

Description:

ABOUT THE HER HELMET THURSDAYS PROJECT:
Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at http://www.bikemonterey.org.

ABOUT THIS PARTICIPANT:
Free high-speed wireless (wi-fi) Internet. All rooms feature large work desk and executive chair. Minutes from top agricultural companies of the country. Cocktail lounge six days weekly. Heated indoor pool and spa.

Bike Tips:

Located near Westridge Shopping Center. Of course, to get the discount, it is not necessary to bike to your lodging destination. However, if you wish to cycle to the Courtyard, here are two options. (1) Bike-and ride option from Oldtown Salinas: From the Oldtown Salinas MST Transit Center, you may put your bike on the MST 42. This will provide you with a nice introductory view of the community on your bus ride, which takes about 45 minutes. Or, (2) Bike from Oldtown Salinas: For more experienced cyclists, you may prefer to bike there as follows. As usual, when sharing the road with cars, wear high-visibility clothing and exercise extra caution. From the MST Transit Center, cross Salinas Street to the big parking lot; pass the National Steinbeck Center through an alleyway (nice wall mural of John Steinbeck!). Turn left at the alley by the parking garage, and turn right onto W. Market Street; the intersection with a traffic light is right there, and the directional sign by the traffic light states "to North Main Street." (Note: Monterey Street becomes North Main Street at West Market; and there's no sign indicating Monterey Street at the intersection.) You can identify the sidewalk you are to get on when you cross West Market Street and descend under the railroad bridge, because it's elevated (a higher curb, that is). For safety, as you go under the railroad overcrossing, STAY ON THE SIDEWALK. (The Bicycling Monterey website has Salinas sidewalk riding ordinance and related tips. Check Bicycling Monterey for any updates to these sidewalk instructions: bike cautiously and at a reasonable speed; yield to all pedestrian traffic; give an audible signal before overtaking and passing pedestrian. Details: http://marilynch.com/blog/bicycling-on-sidewalks-misconceptions-and-advisories.html )

From there...

Take a LEFT at the first light after the railroad overcrossing (it's West Rossi Street)and take West Rossi for 1 to 1.5 miles to N. Davis Road, then turn RIGHT onto N. Davis. You pass through a shopping area on your right, and eventually you cross W. Laurel Street. You will see the Courtyard by Marriott, and the Residence Inn by Marriott, from there. At the next traffic signal, at the intersection of North Davis and West Laurel, Inn is on the left, across W. Laurel.

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TIPS ON BICYCLING IN MONTEREY COUNTY, AND ELSEWHERE:
Bicycling Monterey website, http://www.BikeMonterey.org.