Sleeping in Airports

Monterey Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Monterey Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

There is a hotel walking distance from the airport. Monterey is a tourist area so sometimes, hotels will sell out or be prohibitively expensive. Plan ahead. – a traveller (2016)

MRY Airport Overview

monterey airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Monterey Airport.

What to Expect

Monterey Airport (code: MRY) is housed in a small, single terminal, with flight service to a few major cities. The airport is open daily, from early morning until the last flight of the day. Passengers can expect a couple eateries and shops, plus free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

This airport closes after the day’s last flight departs, so sleeping here overnight is not possible. A few hotels are located near the airport.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Monterey Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Lone Oak Lodge – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Monterey Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Monterey airport. Connect to the “MRYGuest network”.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Currency Exchange – Services are not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shops are available but there is a gift shop (Airside) which sells souvenirs, local specialties and more.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Golden Tee Restaurant & Bar (Landside. Hours: Unknown) • Fly Away Cafe (Airside. Hours: Opens at 4:30AM, closing time is unknown).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM until the arrival of the last flight.


Monterey airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Monterey airport is served by a public bus route. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Monterey-Salinas Transit website.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rentals onsite. Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National


Taxis are available outside the terminal. Only authorized taxis are allowed; no reservations necessary. Airport pickup and drop-offs incur an additional $3.00 surcharge.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.