29 September - 3 October 2024
Monterey, California, US

Hotel and travel information for Monterey

Providing information to help you make travel and hotel accommodations
Monterey California

Welcome to Monterey

Visiting California's central coast promises extraordinary experiences on both land and sea. The scenic beauty is abundant, making outdoor activities top-tier, while unique attractions and iconic landmarks round out a truly memorable visit. Learn more about Monterey

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Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Family care while attending the meeting

SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia.

SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. 

Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant

Make your hotel reservations

The links provided here are the only ones authorized for making reservations and you will never be contacted by email or phone unless you explicitly requestIf you book your hotel room from another source, you may be subject to fraud or identity theft. 

Book your hotel reservation early

We are now accepting hotel reservations for SPIE Photomask Technology + EUV 2024. Upon arrival at the hotel you will be required to provide a credit card for payment of room, tax and incidentals. If your Company/University/Organization is paying for your room in advance please contact the hotel directly to make arrangements before your arrival date.

Hotel information
Monterey Marriott

Monterey Marriott

350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940, USA


Group discount will be available through 28 August 2024, based on availability. Click on the photo to go to the authorized site.
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940, USA


Group discount will be available through 30 August 2024, based on availability.

Call the Reservations Department at (866) 711-1734. Be sure to state you are with the SPIE group to received the discounted rate.

Travel to Monterey

This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small-town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Look below for further details on the following:

  • Airport information
  • Transportation services
  • Parking information

Travel to Monterey

Travel information

Airport information

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located 90 miles from Monterey.

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located 70 miles from Monterey.

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is located 5 miles from Monterey.


Transportation information

Airport Shuttle from San Jose and San Francisco Airports
Groome Transportion from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to the Monterey Marriott Hotel, view current rates online. From SJC the trip takes approximately 1 ½ hours and runs from 6:15 am regularly with the last departure from SJC at 1 am. For more information call 831-373-7777.

Public Transportation from Monterey Regional Airport
The Monterey-Salinas Transit provides transportation from the Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) to the Monterey Transit Plaza terminal, which is a 5 minute walk to the Monterey Marriott Hotel. For more details call 888-678-2871.

axi from Monterey Regional Airport Taxi from MRY to the Monterey Marriott is approximately $20. All Rates are subject to change without notice.


Car rental 

Hertz Car Rental 
To receive 20% off the retail rate, enter CDP 2188961 under the ‘add a discount code’ section when making an online reservation.

Contact Hertz:
 • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240
 • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto
 • In Europe and Asia call a Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent
 • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434


Parking at the Monterey Marriott Hotel
Valet is available @ $39 daily (subject to change).
Off-Site Parking is available at the East Garage, corner of Washington and Franlin Street, 0.1 miles.

Parkopedia allows drivers to find the closest parking to their destination, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available.... which means no more driving around looking for parking!

Restaurant and city information

Residents and visitors alike enjoy dining and shopping in Monterey's many business districts. From the specialty shops along Alvarado Street and Cannery Row to the department stores at Del Monte Shopping Center, there are plenty of places to shop in Monterey. The City also is known for its many fine restaurants.

Monterey: stay, dine, shop

Monterey: food and wine

Don't forget to secure your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.