Travel Information

Airports

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport: 1.5 miles from hotel
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport: 72 miles from hotel
  • San Francisco International Airport: 106 miles from hotel

Ground Transportation

Free Hotel Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the hotel and the Monterey Peninsula Airport daily from 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. When you arrive at the airport, please call 831-372-1234 to request airport shuttle service. After placing the call, the hotel shuttle will pick you up curbside at the airport arrivals area. For departures, the hotel shuttle departs from the hotel lobby hourly, at 15 minutes past the hour; advance reservations are required.

Taxi

The Hyatt Regency Monterey is located approximately 1.5 miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport. Multiple taxicab companies serve the airport; a taxi coordinator is onsite to assist you with your taxi transportation needs.  No reservations are needed. Taxi fare is approximately $7.00 plus gratuity, and the trip takes about 5 minutes.

Rental Car

Six rental car companies currently offer rental car services at Monterey Peninsula Airport. For a list of rental car companies and more information on rental cars, please visit the airport's rental car information page.

Bus

The Monterey Airbus provides convenient and affordable from both San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Rates start at $45 each way for one person (Booking multiple people together will save you money). Book online and save $5, or call 1-831-373-7777.

Hotel Parking Fees

Parking at the Hyatt Monterey is free for meeting attendees

Driving Directions from Monterey Regional Airport

  • Turn right on Garden Road.
  • Continue to end of Garden Road.
  • At the traffic light, take a left at Fairground Road which turns into Mark Thomas Drive.
  • Turn left at the first traffic light into our Monterey, CA hotel and resort driveway.
  • Veer to the right towards Registration/Lobby Area.

For additional driving directions from the north, east or west, visit the hotel directions page.

International Participants

Visa Applications and Letters of Invitation

We recommend that you apply for a visa at least three to four months in advance due to security policies that have greatly increased processing time, such as interviews and mandatory waiting periods. Travelers from all Visa Waiver Program countries must present either a machine-readable passport or a U.S. visa.

For general information about visas go to& http://www.nationalacademies.org/visas/.

For Visa Waiver Program and Machine Readable Passports information go to http://travel.state.gov/.

Request a Letter of Invitation from ION

What to Do in Monterey

Monterey has something special for everyone. See Monterey is a treasure trove of information about what to see and do in Monterey, whether you seek a bite to eat, a beach to walk on, a winery to tour, or one of the area's legendary gold courses.