Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Monterey, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

This unique waterfront hotel is in a great spot on the Monterey Peninsula. Explore the coastal trail by bike or on foot, or wander down to historic Fisherman’s Wharf. The Portola's fabulous day spa is well worth a visit — why not head to the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi or treat yourself to a treatment, before chilling out in the relaxation lounge. If your desires are more culinary, you can dine on fresh California cuisine and, for those partial to a craft beer, Peter B’s Brewpub won’t disappoint. Sip on award-winning locally-brewed beer and relax around the fire pit, or watch the game on TV.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

On Cannery Row with its shops, galleries, wine and restaurants. Explore the coastal trail by bike or on foot, or wander down to historic Fisherman’s Wharf and the aquarium, about 10 minutes away. It's a short drive to Carmel, Big Sur and a wealth of golf courses.

Hotel information

379 nautically-styled rooms. All with ceiling fan, flat-screen HDTV, pay-per-view films, WiFi*, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Portola Rooms are located throughout the hotel and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

The Club Room (buffet breakfast and brunch), Jack's Monterey restaurant & lobby bar (regional cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Peter B's Brewpub (craft brewery and pub food, open for lunch and dinner), Peet’s Coffee (café). Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Spa on the Plaza* (full salon, relaxing lounge, steam room, sauna and 10 treatment rooms). Fitness centre. Bicycle rentals*. Kids self-guided treasure hunt around hotel. Self-parking $22, valet parking $27, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing weekend of golf, sun, and fun!

Aug 15, 2022 C9494AXjaner

We love the Portola Hotel; it's our home away from home. Jack's restaurant always accommodates my gluten sensitivity and they have the best dirty vodka martinis with handmade stuffed blue cheese olives! Great new rooms and location. 12 minute drive to pebble beach links.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great positioned hotel

Aug 15, 2022 S5672VRerikp Maasland, The Netherlands

Beautiful and modern venue. We enjoyed the stay very much. Only the size of the swimming pool was a bit disappointing. Other than that it was an excellent experience. Clean rooms and quit sleep. Positioning of the hotel in Monterey close to old fisherman’s wharf is an asset.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location, beautiful hotel

Aug 14, 2022 _ball2547 High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Located in a great position, the Portola is a beautiful hotel, the lobby area is huge and lovely to sit in. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Hotel is quite expensive for food and drinks, we ate at Peter B’s which belongs to the hotel and it was an expensive meal! Monterey is lovely, lots of lovely coffee shops, Starbucks opposite, bars and… Read more
Located in a great position, the Portola is a beautiful hotel, the lobby area is huge and lovely to sit in. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Hotel is quite expensive for food and drinks, we ate at Peter B’s which belongs to the hotel and it was an expensive meal! Monterey is lovely, lots of lovely coffee shops, Starbucks opposite, bars and restaurants. There was a little craft market in the square while we were there, also nice to walk across the pier to shops & restaurants. Read less
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Aug 14, 2022 weberbugs

Clean room / bathroom, comfy bed. Bedding & towels were nice. We spent 3 nights there visiting Carmel, Cannery Row, Pt Lobo & Big Sur….great location & friendly staff. Area around the hotel was within walking to restaurants.
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Aug 13, 2022 LALisaT77

The room was great, i loved everything about it visually, it was mostly very comfortable, wish it had a bathtub. Bed was a 6 and pillows a 3 on a comfort scale, especially after a day of driving and walking. I wish parking was included and not an extra $22 if you park yourself and handicap should be free. Breakfast at the restaurant should also… Read more
The room was great, i loved everything about it visually, it was mostly very comfortable, wish it had a bathtub. Bed was a 6 and pillows a 3 on a comfort scale, especially after a day of driving and walking. I wish parking was included and not an extra $22 if you park yourself and handicap should be free. Breakfast at the restaurant should also be included, there could perhaps be a special menu. But otherwise it was close to everything and beautiful. Read less