Celebrate Monterey Peninsula's New BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Summit with a Wave of Hotel Deals August 25-29
About 13 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey
BLUE Ocean Film Festival, August 23rd – 29th, is a global film festival and conservation summit for underwater filmmakers and marine researchers. This community festival will share the film competition’s best work with the public and will include presentations from the filmmakers and scientists who created them. Following the festival, a selection of winning films will tour the world, giving a broader audience access to these great films and a chance to learn more about our oceans. The goal of BLUE Ocean Film Festival is to share insights on what is happening in our oceans, and to provide tangible ways people can make a difference. Combining an educational getaway with a wave of hotel deals and liquid excursions makes extending the summer as easy as a spray-on tan. From stand up paddle board lessons to a stint at sea kayaking, ocean-view hikes and coastal biking, this region is at its best in late summer. Here’s where to ride the Deep Blue wave: Monterey Bay Inn - Film buffs can't get any closer to the deep blue ocean than contemporary Monterey Bay Inn, overlooking the national Marine Sanctuary, one of the world's richest marine regions. Otters, seals, whales and seabirds are on view from the sleek-styled inn's guestroom decks, and the roof top hot tub is the spot for stargazing in the evenings. This 49-room gem complete with feather beds, expansive bathrooms and evening turn-down offers a Deep Blue stay by the bay starting at $219/night with complimentary continental breakfast. For reservations and information, please visit www.montereybayinn.com. Spindrift Inn – For a romantic romp, the Spindrift Inn is an ideal getaway for movie fans. This distinctive 45-room inn on Cannery Row overlooks the Pacific. Gracious appointments, including custom-designed canopied feather beds, wood burning marble fireplaces, polished hardwood floors and 37-inch flat screen TVs make for a restful stay. Other perks include nightly turndown and silver-tray continental breakfast served in-room. Ocean view rooms start at $259/night; Cannery Row view rooms start at $179/night. For reservations and information, please visit www.spindriftinn.com. Monterey Bay Inn and Spindrift Inn are members of the Inns of Monterey, proud supporting sponsor of the BLUE Ocean Film Festival. For more information about the Blue Ocean Film Festival & Summit, please visit www.bluefilmfest.com.