At Manzoni Estate Vineyard, quality is more important than quantity. That's why the Manzoni family doesn't try to maximize the yield of their 6-acre vineyard?instead, they try to minimize it, culling just 3 or 4 tons of their best grapes each year. Since 1990, they have fermented these prize grapes into small batches of chardonnay with touches of apple and pear or black cherry?inflected pinot noir. Visitors can sample these vintages in the vineyard tasting room, which overlooks the craggy mountains of coastal California.
Carpenters are partial to hammers, hairdressers favor scissors, but massage therapist Bernadette's tool of choice is her hands. The specialist deploys them to perform an array of therapeutic massages, easing aches and pains with soothing strokes and essential oils. Bernadette also offers an array of rejuvenating spa services, pampering clients with relaxing stone massages, firming anti-cellulite treatments, and mango-scented scrubs.
The Double Impact Cardio fitness studio is presided over by Melody and Melinda Luna, a duo of certified, seasoned, and dedicated fitness trainers. Amidst the studio's heavy punching bags and suspension ropes, Melody and Melinda lead personal-training sessions and a variety of group classes, including circuit training and kickboxing. The pair of trainers also conduct challenging boot-camp classes outdoors, helping clients slim physiques, build muscle, and enhance agility through military-inspired circuit workouts.
Located in Salinas, Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey is in the business district and convenient to Boronda Adobe History Center and Salinas Sports Complex. This hotel is within close proximity of California Rodeo Grounds and Steinbeck House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned rooms featuring high-definition televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and barbecue grills.
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey, or stop in at a grocery store. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and express check-in.
Drawing on skills accrued over the course of nearly three decades in business, the skilled techs at Big Foot Carpet Cleaning brighten shag with commercial-grade truck-mounted cleaning equipment. Powered by bruising exterior motors, the cleaning gear harnessing the power of superheated steam and hungry vacuums to whisk away evidence of spilled food, grimy footprints, or attempts to make your own paint. In addition to their cleansing prowess, technicians are also available for free estimates prior to undertaking any job.
In addition to the standard cleaning process described above, Big Foot Carpet Cleaning is also ready to tackle more complex jobs. To combat truly heinous stains, they'll occasionally bust out the RX-20, whose three-jet system pulls up moisture with five distinct vacuum heads. The unit makes 250 complete rotations per minute, much like a rotisserie chicken cooked by an extremely hungry person. Crews can also use their high-powered equipment to rehab upholstery, clean an area rug, or nix dirt from dingy tile and grout.
Drivers who have sped around the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca would be hard pressed to forget about its most distinctive feature: the Corkscrew. Located at turns 8 and 8a, this hard-left, hard-right combination takes vehicles on a thrilling zig-zag that drops a total of 59 feet in elevation over a scant 450 feet of track length. The 11-turn road course currently measures in at just over 2.2 miles total?courtesy of an extension long after the track originally opened in 1957?and has hosted numerous races over the decades, including rounds for events such as the American Le Mans Series, Superbike World Championship, and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. When the sounds of roaring engines, squealing tires, and lost drivers asking for directions aren't filling the air, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca allows visitors to tour the facilities and take in its sweeping ocean views.