The convenient Monterey Regional Airport, which has short and hassle-free security lines, is located just 10 minutes door-to-door from downtown Monterey, 15 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, 25 minutes from downtown Salinas and 45 minutes from Big Sur Village. Visitors can fly direct to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) via international and domestic connecting routes on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines and United Express. Fly direct from airports including Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Phoenix (PHX), Las Vegas (LAS) and Denver (DEN). Charter and private flights are also available.
Other large airports near Monterey County include Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), located 60 minutes from downtown Monterey and 50 from downtown Salinas; and San Francisco International Airport, located 2 hours from downtown Monterey and 90 minutes from downtown Salinas. Monterey Airbus and Main Event Transportation offer regularly scheduled shuttles and convenient door-to-door services to and from SFO and SJC.
By Bus or Train
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train cruises through Salinas each day on its route between Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, providing a leisurely and scenic way to travel. There are packages to fit every budget. It’s a great way to see the grandeur of the Central Coast at eye level. Free bus service is provided from Salinas to downtown Monterey, a 30-minute ride. There is also a Greyhound station in Salinas with connecting service to Monterey.
There are two routes to Monterey by car. Iconic Highway One, which runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles, offers breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline and has been called the top road trip in America by many sources. Scenic Highway 101 runs down the valley corridor and affords motorist an opportunity to see the rich land that has made the Salinas Valley “the Salad Bowl of the World.”
Portola Hotel & Spa Address
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, Ca 93940
Parking and Directions
The Portola Hotel offers self and valet parking with 24-hour security. Currently, self-parking is $15 per 24 hours and Valet is $18 per 24 hours for registered hotel guests from March 30 – April 4, 2020.
There are 900 parking spaces available in the City of Monterey’s parking structure, one block from the Conference Center. An additional 600 parking spaces are available at the adjacent hotels.
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