Class Hours will be from 9:00  a.m. to 4:00  p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Lunch
Hour is usually from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., but left at the instructor's discretion.

Workshop Location:   We will be painting plein air and will meet at the hotel each morning to move onto our location for
the day. We have a meeting room reserved at the hotel in the case of inclement weather. We will be based at and meeting at:

700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Phone: 831-375-2411
or Reservations 800-222-2446
email: reservations@innsofmonterey.com

Ask for the Art in the Mountains Rate
Located in the heart of picturesque Old Town Monterey, the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa holds the
distinction of being the first hotel in Monterey. True to its Spanish heritage, the hacienda-inspired design of this
charming property embraces the California outdoors with relaxed, expansive grounds, creating a captivating
environment for warm, welcoming accommodations.

Self-parking at the hotel is complimentary for overnight guests.

Request the Art in the Mountains rate of $179 (Sunday - Wednesday) and $209 (Thursday and Friday), plus tax, for
King or double Queen room.


At the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, you'll find everything you need to make your visit relaxing, memorable and productive.
Enjoy the following services and amenities during your stay: Esteban Restaurant ($100 in vouchers good here), Full
Service Spa, 24-hour business center, Complimentary on-site parking, Complimentary wireless internet access, Fitness
center , Outdoor heated pool, Spa Waterfall Garden (usage fee applies), Concierge services, Complimentary DVD movie
library, bike rentals (small fee applies) and more.

The History

The Casa Munras was one of the first residences built outside the walls of the old Monterey Presidio. Constructed in
1824 by Spanish diplomat Don Estéban Munras, the property was initially named La Granja (Spanish for ‘the farm’) and
soon became the heart of his sprawling Rancho San Vicente, a veritable principality of 20,000 acres stretching all the
way to Carmel. The original residence was constructed with individual handmade adobe bricks. These historical roots
have been protected and maintained; a portion of the original structure featuring the 32-inch thick adobe walls is still
standing, encompassed in the walls of the Marbella Meeting Room.

The last generation of the Munras family to live in Monterey was Maria Antonia Field, Estéban Munras’ great
granddaughter, who died in 1962 and is buried in the cemetery at the Carmel Mission Basilica. Born in the Casa Munras
in 1885, she lived at the residence until 1941, when the Jack Dougherty family purchased the property to use as
Monterey’s first garden hotel.  A plaque can be found on the outer wall of the existing lobby building today that reads:  
“In Memory of Don Esteban Munras, last Spanish Diplomat of California of the Spanish Era for whom this was built in
1824.  Dedicated by his great granddaughter, Maria Antonia Field, October 28, 1951.”
Nearby Monterey attractions include:  

    ·        Fisherman's Wharf - 10 minute walk
    ·        Cannery Row –  2 miles
    ·        Monterey Bay Aquarium –  2 miles
    ·        17 Mile Drive - 4 miles
    ·        Carmel - 5 miles
    ·        Pebble Beach - 5 miles
    ·        Big Sur – 28 miles
    ·        Monterey Conference Center - 10 minute walk
Airport:  (MRY) Monterey Regional Airport.

    Directions to hotel:
    Head southwest on Olmsted Rd toward Gardent Rd.
    Continue on CA - 68W
    Take Fremont Street to Munras Ave
    Turn left onto Munras Ave and your destination will be on your right.

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