About Monterey County

Monterey County, California… Discover the Beauty of the Central Coast

With miles of breathtaking coastline, dramatic ocean scenery, beautiful beaches, pristine forests, endless shopping and dining, unique attractions, championship golf courses, charming wineries and historic landmarks, Monterey is a captivating meetings destination. There are so many options for your meeting; why not choose a destination that will inspire your participants and make planning easy?  With natural beauty known around the world, Monterey County is an iconic, bucket-list destination that builds attendee participation and employee loyalty.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 10.5%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8.75%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 18%


Visitors can fly direct to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) via international and domestic connecting routes on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, United Express and US Airways. Fly direct from airports including Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN) and Las Vegas (LAS). Charter and private flights are also available. To learn more click here.

  • How many miles from the airport to downtown?
    3.4 miles (MRY), 60 miles (SJC), 90 miles (SFO)
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Yes, Monterey Airbus is a great option for airport transportation and the Monterey Trolley is wonderful for getting around town.
  • How much does the public transportation cost?
  • The Monterey Airbus is $35 from SJC, and $45 from SFO.
  • The Monterey Trolley is free and runs daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and on weekends in off-season.
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    Visitors use transportation apps or local taxis from MRY. The Monterey Airbus is $35 from SJC, and $45 from SFO.
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? About $12
  • How many daily flights out of airport? 12 into MRY, 54 into SJC
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    United, American, Alaska, and Allegiant from MRY; AeroMexico, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, Hainan, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Southwest, United, Volaris from SJC


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  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 803
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1,112
  • How many headquarter hotel properties6
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 550

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center?
    61,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous?
    19,150 square feet in the largest space
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Conference center?
    85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have?
    4 large/13 small rooms
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 19,150 square feet
  • How many ballrooms does the conference center have? 2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 19,150 square feet
  • When was the last renovation or expansion?
    Grand Opening January 31, 2018
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? N/A
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the conference center? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider?
    TriCord Tradeshow Services
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? PSAV
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? TriCord
  • Is there an exclusive in-house caterer? AquaTerra Culinary and/or Monterey Marriott Catering
  • Is the conference center a union property? No
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? N/A

Off Site Venues

Additional Resources

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