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Portola Spa on the Plaza

A day of rest for mind and body awaits at Portola Hotel & Spa where you’ll be greeted by a serene environment inviting you to indulge and rejuvenate in our 6,000 sq. ft. oasis. From aromatherapy massages to essential oil scalp massages for the stimulation of hair growth to a seaweed cocoon wrap, there are endless options for you to choose from when visiting Portola Hotel & Spa to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Behind the Scenes Tour at the Aquarium

Daily public behind the scenes tours of the Aquarium are available at the following times:
11:45 Otter tour caps at 8 people
1:45 Otter tour caps at 8 people
2:30 Behind the Scenes tour caps at 12 people
3:15 Insider’s tour caps at 8 people
All of the tours are an hour in length and are $15 for the public and $12 for members each.

Monterey Airbus

The Monterey Airbus is the most affordable means of transportation to or from the San Francisco Airport or San Jose Airport to the Monterey Peninsula. They offer door-to-door service in the local Monterey area. This is a very affordable way of transportation. To view their schedule, and for the lowest fares available, please book online at:


The OCEANS ’16 Local Organizing Committee has negotiated special group rates at the Portola Hotel & Spa and the Marriott Monterey.

To make your reservations online at either the Marriott or Portola, please click the link below. Once you arrive on the landing page and select your arrival and departure dates, you will be asked to select the hotel of your choice. See below for complete hotel information and rates.

Portola Hotel & Spa
Monterey, CA 93940

Reservations by phone: +1-888-222-5851 (reference OCEANS)

Portola Overnight Room Rate: $224/night (includes in-room internet access)

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