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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Breakfast Buffet
Pool
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4 Star Hotel
The Portola Hotel & Spa reflects the captivating spirit of a rich, historical setting surrounded by everything that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Your stay at the Portola Hotel begins with warm homemade chocolate chip cookies, provided at check-in. As the only Silver LEED...
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2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940-2419
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4.4 km to Monterey Peninsula Airport
105 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
2.0 km from Monterey Bay
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29 Jul.30 Jul.
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From the moment that we arrived at the hotel by hire-car, after a long journey, we knew that this hotel was going to be perfect and soon wished that we were staying more than one night. The location near to the pier, but close to...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great dog friendly hotel and price. Great location walking distance to wharf and downtown. Clean and large room and lively lobby with fur babies everywhere - even pet friendly restaurant. Highly recommend- we’ll definitely return.More

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Response from PortolaHotelSpa, General Manager at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey BayResponded 12 March 2018

Hi april77772016, Thank you for your review of the Portola Hotel & Spa on TripAdvisor. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Monterey and had an opportunity to experience local attractions within walking distance from the hotel. We hope to have...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pros: It was a fairly nice room, a courtyard king, which had a little patio area with 2 chairs. The bed was comfortable. Cons: Overpriced. Certain parts of the hotel feel tired and a bit stale. They charge $10 for 24 hours of WiFi, which...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good reception, very relaxed environment, friendly staff, right in the middle of the town, next to the beach and the pier (fisherman’s warf). Rooms were lovely, staff very friendly. Try the whale spotting cruise but only if the seas are calm!!!!! If not you’ll end...More

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My husband and I recently stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon. The location is perfect for a stay in Monterey with it being very central. A lovely wine bar right next door and a great bar around the corner. Cannery Row...More

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
USD 229 - USD 486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Monterey
#3 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#3 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#4 Business Hotel in Monterey
#7 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
USD 229 - USD 486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Monterey
#3 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#3 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#4 Business Hotel in Monterey
#7 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Jeannine K
2 March 2018|
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Response from shawzys | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the parking lot across the road that was manned with a barrier and you had to get a token from the hotel, can't remember how much it was. We didn't use the hotel valet parking as didn't want to pay their... More
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Aja B
13 February 2018|
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Response from Daniela A | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I’m not Shure of the balconies. Mine have it. I really didn’t care about the view since we didn’t spent to much at the hotel.
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jamaicabitty
31 October 2017|
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Response from Laura W | Reviewed this property |
We heard no noise at all
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