Monterey is located on the beautiful Monterey Bay directly at the Pacific Ocean, a 90-minute drive south of San Francisco. Most Monterey attractions are in walking distance or a short bus drive from the downtown hotel (26-minute walk to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium).
The closest international airports are San Francisco International Airport (a 90-minute drive) and San Jose International Airport (a 60-minute drive). Monterey Regional Airport is a 10-minute drive away and served by several domestic airlines.
Portola hotel does not offer a shuttle service but recommends using Monterey Shuttle Airbus, phone: (831) 373-7777. Book the trip online for reduced fares, currently $35 one way for the San Jose airport and $45 one way for the San Francisco airport. Drivers appreciate a tip.
Cars from major rental car companies can be rented at the airports. Portola hotel charges a parking fee for their garage.
Check the hotel web page for driving directions: http://www.portolahotel.com/directions.
Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) - 5 miles
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 70 miles
San Francisco International Airport - 100 miles
Yellow Cab - (831) 333-1234