Portola Hotel & Spa
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Designated with a Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards in 2018
- On-site craft brewery, outdoor pool and kids club
- The hotel has the largest day spa in Monterey
- A five-minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row
On the coast among the wineries and beaches of central California lies the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, which recently completed a lobby renovation and added a new restaurant. This child-friendly property is also home to the area’s largest day spa and Monterey's original craft brewery.
The hotel is set on a historic plaza and is within walking distance of the vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium (ask at the hotel about tickets -- they are the same price as when you buy direct, but are valid for two days instead of one).
The hotel does not have air conditioning, but all nautical-style bedrooms have ceiling fans and large windows or patio doors that open to the sound of the ocean (and the occasional seagull or seal). Most rooms overlook the city or the pool courtyard. Upgrade to a Harbor View Room on the fifth or sixth floor for impressive sea views at night. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby or bar, but available for an extra charge in the guest rooms.
The hotel has three on-site restaurants: Jacks Monterey, the hotel's newest restaurant which features California cultural cuisine; Peter B's Brewpub, a craft brewery; and the Club Room, which offers a European style breakfast buffet daily.
Note: The hotel will be updating their guest rooms starting November 11, 2019 through April 2020. There may be possible noise disruptions 8am-6pm so if you plan to work/sleep in your room during this time please contact the hotel so they can do their best to secure a room away from the work area. You can reach the hotel at (888) 222-5851
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Fitness classes
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Outdoor pool
- Steam Room
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Internet access (fees apply)
- Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
- High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
- Luxury toiletries
A Parking Fee applies and will be added to your bill:
Self parking is $20 plus tax, Valet is $23 plus tax, per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
- Off-street parking
- Parking (fees apply)
- Public car park (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- Accessible spa
- ADA compliant rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 4pm. Guests under the age of 18 require parental consent.
Guests under the age of 18 require parental consent.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests:
Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply. A maximum 2 pets per room.
Charges are $50 for the first night, $25 for the 2nd & 3rd nights; the pet fee has a $100 cap per stay.
A maximum 2 pets per room.
Car park fee: $21 plus tax per night.
Valet service fee: $25 plus tax per night.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Additional details: Note: The hotel will be updating their guest rooms through April 2020. There may be possible noise disruptions 8am-6pm so if you plan to work/sleep in your room during this time please contact the hotel so they can do their best to secure a room away from the work area. You can reach the hotel at (888) 222-5851.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.
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