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2009 Annual Meeting

Maps, Directions& Airport Info

April 8-10, 2009

The following information is adapted from the information available at the Portola Hotel & Spa website. It is presented here as a convenience for SSA meeting attendees.

The Monterey Peninsula is located on California's Central Coast, making very convenient travel from many California locations.

Getting to the Monterey Peninsula from outside California couldn't be easier. Fly directly into Monterey's hassle-free airport located just 10 minutes from the hotel. Airlines servicing the Monterey Peninsula Airport include American, United and US Airways, offering 80 flights daily. Other travel options include flying into San Jose International Airport, a quick one-hour drive or San Francisco International Airport, a 1.5 hour drive down the picturesque California coast.

Hotel Parking

The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers covered, on-site parking for all hotel guests.

Self Parking:   $15 per day (In/Out Privileges)
Valet Parking: $18 per day (In/Out Privileges)

San Francisco / San Jose Airport Shuttle Info

Shuttle service is available to the hotel from both San Francisco and San Jose airports by Monterey Airbus, offering 11 scheduled trips daily to and from the hotel. Download the shuttle schedule [PDF; ~2.1 MB]. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information call 831-373-7777 or visit the Monterey Airbus website.

Monterey Airport Info

The Monterey Peninsula Airport offers the convenience and a no-hassle experience of a small friendly airport. Boarding time and security checks are quick and efficient and long term parking is just a few steps away. Enjoy the ease of flying in and out of Monterey (MRY) on more than 40 daily flights. FLY DIRECT TO MONTEREY FROM DENVER AND LAS VEGAS with new service from United Express and US Airways and FLY DIRECT TO MONTEREY FROM SALT LAKE CITY with service from Delta.

Maps

Download a printable map of the area [PDF; ~1 MB].

Google Map
 

Driving Directions

From Monterey Peninsula Airport

  • Exit Airport on to Highway 68 West.
  • Exit Hwy 1 South. Stay in the right hand lane for next exit.
  • Exit the Monterey/Fisherman's Wharf exit.
  • At the first stoplight make a right hand turn onto Aguajito.
  • Continue on Aguajito until it ends at Del Monte Avenue.
  • Turn left on Del Monte Ave. and continue straight for three stoplights.
  • Be in the left lane at the third stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

From Fresno to Hotel

  • Take Highway 99, NW, to Chowchilla. 
  • Take Highway 152 West to Los Banos, over Pacheco Pass. 
  • Turn left just past Casa de Fruita - take Highway 156 West to Hollister and San Juan Bautista. 
  • Take 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula. 
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula'. Hwy. 156 will become Highway 1 South. 
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave./ Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

From San Francisco/San Jose to Hotel

  • Take 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula.
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula'. Hwy. 156 will become Highway 1 South.
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave./ Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

From East Bay San Francisco to Hotel

  • Take Highway 92 or 84, depending on which part of East Bay you're coming from.
  • Take Highway 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula. 
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula'. Hwy. 156 will become Highway 1 South.
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave./ Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

From Los Angeles/Southern CA to Hotel

  • Take 101 North.
  • Take the 'Monterey Peninsula' exit which will bring you to HWY 68.
  • Turn left on HWY 68
  • Exit on HWY 1 South.
  • Stay in right hand and lane and take first Monterey exit. 
  • Turn right at the first stop light (Camino Aguajito Ave) and continue until road ends.
  • Turn Left on Del Monte Avenue. Continue on Del Monte and continue straight for three stoplights. Be in the left lane at the third stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.


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