$189 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
View map of 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
53 reviews
Awesome Weekend Trip

Was very pleased with the location of the hotel. Its conveniently located near downtown and main... See full review

  • Nikolay G.
  • Jul 25, 2015
Holiday

We love Monterey, we have been before and stayed at the same hotel. We chose it and and like it... See full review

  • Colin H.
  • Jun 29, 2015

From a sun-soaked lobby with live trees reaching toward atrium skylights, to luxurious, soul-satisfying spa treatments, the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers a complete experience that's distinctly Monterey. Stay in one of 379 recently-renovated rooms and suites where floor-to-ceiling windows provide awe-inspiring views. Dine in Monterey's first and only microbrewery -- the on-site Peter B's. Hit the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail and walk or bike to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Parking is available on site for an added fee.

Dining

Peter B's Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay is Monterey's only microbrewery. The beer is incorporated into dishes such as beer-braised pulled pork -- enjoy great pub food with a handcrafted hefeweizen, classic Pilsner or seasonal brew.

Rooms

All guest rooms and suites at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay are comfortable and stylish, with the perfect blend of sophisticated taste and a coastal, casual tone. Choose from harbor view, executive harbor view, courtyard view and Portola guest rooms, as well as studio suites. An executive suite and presidential suite also are available. All accommodations include down pillows, organic bath amenities and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Most feature a 42-inch LCD TV and a balcony.

Property features

For a completely restorative stay, visit Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. The largest day spa in the area, Spa on the Plaza offers spa days such as the four-hour Oceana package, which includes thalassotherapy, a seaweed wrap, full body massage, sea mask facial and botanical hair treatment (fees apply). Hotel guests enjoy complimentary use of the spa's fitness center, outdoor plunge pool and Jacuzzi. Personal training and fitness classes also are available (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Extensive meeting and event facilities
  • Within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf
  • Monterey County's top-ranked day spa
  • Peter B's Brewpub is the city's only microbrewery
  • Fitness center with outdoor plunge pool and Jacuzzi
Nearby attractions
  • Adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center
  • Fisherman's Wharf Monterey (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Cannery Row (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.2 mi/2 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • Catering services available
  • Adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center
Transportation
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (53.1 mi/85.6 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
Policies
  • Self-parking fee is $19 USD/day (in/out privileges).
  • Valet parking fee is $22 USD /day (in/out privileges).
  • Pet fee is $50 USD/accommodation, per night (maximum of $100 USD/stay).
  • Rollaway bed fee is $20 USD/night.
  • Property has no resort fee.

 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Rooms

Portola Rooms
Situated throughout the hotel, our Portola Guest Rooms offer nautically inspired residential style design with city or terrace views. Our Portola Rooms features either a King or two Double beds with oversized club chairs, shuttered windows, organic green bath amenities and variety of other personal touches.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Dining

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy fresh, local, California cuisine at Jacks Restaurant. Dine in Jacks bustling, fireside dining room or dine alfresco on the outdoor petfriendly heated patio. Reserve Jacks wine inspired private dining room for a special occasion or intimate get together. Jacks Restaurant features a European breakfast buffet daily and is a popular hot spot for lunch, boasting the best salad bar in town. Jacks award winning Executive Chef, Jason Giles, designs a new dinner menu each season inspired by the coastal beauty and bounty of the Monterey Bay.
Peter Bs Brewpub
Montereys original craft brewery, Peter Bs Brewpub is the perfect place for enjoying a cold beer and delicious pub food. With delicious, locally-brewed award winning craft beer, 18 high definition televisions, and a delicious pub menu stocked with innovative, local favorites, Peter Bs Brewpub is a favorite among Monterey breweries and bars for visitors and locals alike. Make new memories with friends and family when you explore Peter Bs Brewpub

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nikolay G.
Couples
Moscow
Jul 25, 2015

Awesome Weekend Trip

Was very pleased with the location of the hotel. Its conveniently located near downtown and main attractions. Starbucks right across the street as well as multiple restaurants around the pier. Rooms are nicely decorated and spacious. Hotel offers both self and valet parking. Will definitely come back on the next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sabrina S.
Family
N/A
Jul 24, 2015

Staycation

This hotel is definitely over priced. We did valet parking b/c it's only $3 more per day. Stayed on the third floor which required us walking outside through a courtyard to get to our room. To get to the ice machine we again had to walk outside. Not something I wanted to do in the middle of the night. We didn't get maid service. When I called guest services to inquire why the asked, 'do you need clean towels?' That's not the point! Isn't maid service included in a 4 star stay?!? Our patio didn't include a view. The bed was super comfy. The room service was delicious & delivered pretty fast. The breakfast buffet at the in-house restaurant Jack's was amazing. I would only stay here again if they lowered their prices significantly. Make sure you ask for a room that you don't have to walk outside to get too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marilen
Couples
Montebello
Jul 2, 2015

Nice Romantic Trip

We loved the loved the location. We were able to walk downtown as well as to Cannery Road. If you don't mind walking to certain locations, we recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Colin H.
Couples
N/A
Jun 29, 2015

Holiday

We love Monterey, we have been before and stayed at the same hotel. We chose it and and like it very much because it is a very nice hotel and for it's great proximity. It is in the heart of the bay in walking distance to every amenity and has everything for a great stay. I can well recommend it. Great hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Guelnara S.
Couples
Arroyo Grande
May 10, 2015

Weekend Getaway

We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful full service hotel and room that awaited us. Not only was it a wonderful stay but the location could not be better. It was in the center of all the activities we enjoy like the Monterey Pier, the downtown area, the walking path on the waterfront and Plaza. We enjoyed a festival in the plaza as well. We would stay there again anytime!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Patty N
Couples
American Canyon
Mar 24, 2015

It was ok

First time in monterey and we were expecting a room with a view, they didnt have anything available. The room next to us had a dog that kept barking all day and all night. The location was great. But other than that im not sure if i would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arnold A.
Business
N/A
Feb 19, 2015

Fantastic Stay

fantastic room, fantastic stay, fantastic location. close to everything!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ygbfkm
Family
Campbell
Jan 24, 2015

Nice hotel

Nice hotel in a good location. Far enough away from the tourist traps of Monterey, but they are still convenient to get to via the free shuttles or a short walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Alvarado Street Brewery is a couple minute walk. Great food and beer. There is also a decent brewery in the hotel.

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Biker 50
Couples
Foster City
Dec 30, 2014

Monterey Hotel

Great location! Room was nice, maybe a bit expensive. Hotel staff was courteous, but not very responsive to requests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sdsurf
Couples
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Amazing night stay

We stayed for a night while traveling from SF to SD, everything was perfect. Staff was incredibly friendly and allowed us to check in early and upgraded our room! Location is perfect and within walking distance to everything. Hotel is beautiful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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