$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

4 stars
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
40 reviews
perfect location

My stay at Portola Hotel and Spa was perfect. The staff was extremely friendly, the location was... See full review

  • NT Travel Lover
  • Aug 13, 2014
Great hotel

There isn't one negative thing to say about this place. Great location right by the beach, the... See full review

  • sea sun and sand lover
  • Apr 27, 2014
Monterey hotel includes every ingredient for a great coastal getaway
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
Transportation
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (53.1 mi/85.6 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
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

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Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay Rooms

Standard
Situated throughout the hotel our Portola Guest Rooms offer an city or garden terrace view with two double beds shuttered windows organic green bath amenities 42 inches flat screen HD TV refrigerator coffee maker and laptop safe.
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Portola King Room - Situated throughout the hotel, our Portola Guest Rooms offer an city or garden terrace view with a King bed with oversized club chairs shuttered windows organic green bath amenities 42 inches flat screen HD TV refrigerator coffee m
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Courtyard King Room - Our Courtyard room offers a private balcony with patio furniture and outdoor cabanas on the Cottonwood Terrace of the hotel. Relax outdoors while enjoying the fresh Monterey Bay air and views of the native plants and trees in Cott
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Harbor View King Room -Enjoy a peek of the Monterey Bay and the sounds of the local sea life in our beautifully appointed Harbor King View rooms. Located on the 5th and 6th floors of the hotel and offer an enhanced room décor that includes upgraded wall
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Courtyard Double Rooms - Our Courtyard room offers a private balcony with patio furniture and outdoor cabanas on the Cottonwood Terrace of the hotel. Relax outdoors while enjoying the fresh Monterey Bay air and views of the native plants and trees in
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Harbor View Double Room - Enjoy a peek of the Monterey Bay and the sounds of the local sea life in our beautifully appointed Harbor View Double rooms. Located on the 5th and 6th floors of the hotel and offer an enhanced room decor that includes upgraded

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Jogging track
Boating
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
News stand
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
White board
Conference suite
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
In room movies
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub
Trouser press

Dining

Jacks Resturant
California Cuisine - focus on local sustainable produce-meats-seafood
Peter Bs Sports Bar
Peter B s is a Brewpub Casual Dining. Monterey s only craft brewery.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (40)

Ratings and reviews for Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
J Patric
Business
El Dorado Hills, CA
Dec 3, 2012

Birthday party

Everything was excellent. However, the bar next door had loud music from 9-12 PM, annoying but not a visit stopper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nic 140.6
Business
San Leandro
Feb 4, 2013

Great Relaxing time

We had a great time. Lots to do, in a convenient part of town. They stored my bike & my triathlon gear. It's hard to find places that accommodate well behaved big dogs. I don't like that we had to pay for parking, but will totally be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BayArea Local
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Mar 29, 2013

Weekend Getaway

Awesome place to stay! Looking forward on going back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mad Dog Duck
Business
Carpinteria Ca
Oct 1, 2013

Motorcyclist Vacation

Close to everything important in Monterey. Great staff and will come back again for sure! only problem was we could not heat up any left overs. they claim no microwave in the entire facility. Not even in the kitchen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GigiSmiles
Business
Modesto
Nov 11, 2013

couple's getaway

Wonderful experience! The hotel and staff are great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Natalie Jo
Business
Willows, CA
Mar 17, 2014

Great Cental Location

Husband and I stayed at the Portola to celebrate our anniversary. Loved the location and proximity to shops and cafes and Fisherman's Wharf. Highly recommend the walking path down to Cannery Row, especially on a sunny day. Room was comfortable (no tub if that's something you require for kids etc), had a lovely balcony that we enjoyed looking out onto the shops below. Beware of the barking seals if you have a harbor facing room, as they will be quite vocal - even into the wee hours of the morning! Will certainly be staying at this hotel again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ms.JNH
Business
San Jose, California
Apr 14, 2014

Perfect Location

Hotel was very well maintained and took care of all our needs. Loved the location... so close to everything! Will return again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sea sun and sand lover
Business
modesto, ca
Apr 27, 2014

Great hotel

There isn't one negative thing to say about this place. Great location right by the beach, the marina, and the Wharf. It's one mile from cannery row and the aquarium. The room was clean and beautiful. The service was great. The pool and Spa feels like a retreat in an exotic Beach. Absolutely loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nj..........
Business
San Fran
Apr 21, 2014

Great location great hotel!

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jrabbit1415
Business
concord ca
Apr 22, 2014

perfect for a family of 5. with a toddler too

The staft was excellent. Our room was exactly wgat we hoped for and the location couldn't get any better. Even more perfect was the market kitty coner to our room for any last minute purchases we had forgotten. The resturants onsite made our stay so convienant while having children. We never left our hotel. We didnt need to!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Jacks is quiet and romantic w live jazz every evening. And peter bs is a great place for hanging out and eating good food. Great service.

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