the Clement hotel built a walkway that gives pedestrians free access to the ocean side of the hotel and the rear of the Pacific Biological Laboratory, “Doc’s Lab,” where Ed Ricketts plied his trade as a collector of specimens for marine biological research.
Eventually, he said, similar walkways may give the public walking access to the entire Cannery Row shore front.
“It’s not just about Steinbeck anymore,” said Bonnie Adams, executive director of the Cannery Row Business Association.
Besides Steinbeck’s own lore, the walking tour gives glimpses into the role of women in the canneries, the great Associated Oil fire of 1924, Cannery Row in the movies and in literature.
Cannery Row Is More Than Steinbeck Or Tourists
The 208-room, $80 million project straddles the 700 block of Cannery Row, with 110 rooms on the ocean side and 98 on the inland side, he said.
The hotel will include a 350-car garage — enough for guests and employees — two ballrooms, a swimming pool, whirlpool, spa, exercise room and a “kids’ club” with, among other amenities, an indoor climbing wall.
Sounds good. A Cannery Row hotel taking on a resort like quality. Check the Trip Advisor story for a rundown on the neighboring hotels. P.G. motels better find a way to handle the overflow.
Work continued in a desultory fashion over the years to keep the hotel’s building permit alive, but the “hole in the row” remained a derelict eyesore, its foundations filled with rainwater and inhabited by frogs.
Frogs? Where was Mack & the gang when we needed them?
Clement Monterey Set To Open