Hotel and travel information for Monterey

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

Welcome to Monterey

The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called "the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky" and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small-town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium, a unique variety of shops and galleries, and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place to visit.


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

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Hotel information

The hotel reservation system opens in a few months. Book through the official SPIE housing system for the best rates.

Hotel information

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

Monterey Airbus from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to the Monterey Marriott Hotel online rates are $40 one way. From SJC the trip takes approximately 1 ½ hours and makes 12 trips daily starting at 7:30 am with the last departure from SJC at 11:20 pm. From SFO the trip takes approximately 2 ½ hours and is $50 one way. Visit the website for more information or call 831-373-7777.

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. Visit the website for more details and links. Taxi 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. See current rates. under section for Hotel Information.

Daily options for off-site parking is also available. See current rates.