Portola Hotel & Spa

Portola Hotel & Spa

Hotel and Event Space
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
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Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED® EB certified hotel & recently earned an AAA Four Diamond Rating. Our full-service Monterey hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with 379 newly renovated guest rooms and dedicated staff to ensure a... (See all)


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  • jacks
  • cookies
  • peter b
  • comfy beds
  • massage
  • swimming pool
  • wine
  • valet parking
  • spa
  • outdoor pools
  • wineries
  • scones
  • smoked salmon
  • omelettes
  • salmon carpaccio
  • gardens
  • quiet
  • breweries
  • coffee
  • flat screen TVs
  • Nathan H.

    Awesome cookies when u check-in

    Nathan H · July 26, 2011
  • George B.

    10 hours ETHERNET internet for $250!! No, you did not misread that!

    George Brumder · March 30, 2010
  • Michael J.

    Cookies at check in and flat screens. Nice place

    Michael Jarvis · May 9, 2011
  • Matt j.

    Free cookies at check in!

    Matt jarvis · May 9, 2011
  • Jason N.

    Hotel has a premier location by Fisherman's Wharf and Peter B's Brewery. My room was hot and it was very noisy (because I was above the pool and next to the highway). I wish the Internet was free.

    Jason Nothdurft · August 8, 2010
  • Stephen S.

    There's no A/C here!!! Seriously, for $269 a night make me comfortable in my room.

    Stephen Sedor · October 13, 2011
  • SeeMonterey

    Check out their great fitness center and outdoor swimming pool!

    SeeMonterey · October 10, 2011
  • Seth T.

    Every day you decline housekeeping service, you get a $5 voucher for room service or the restaurant.

    Seth Tisue · March 21, 2011
  • Helder A.

    Ted conference use to be here. The place is great. Just by the wharf and right inside the city center. Drinks and restaurant are great. And they have fantastic omelette for breakfast.

    Helder Araujo · February 17, 2010
  • Shane B.

    Great rooms and amazing service! It is right next to the Fisherman's Wharf and in the middle of town. Highly recommended!

    Shane Barker · July 7, 2014
  • Courtney S.

    Got a free appetizer in the restaurant by checking in with Foursquare. Ckean, large room. Close to everything...you can walk to the pier, beach, cannery row & aquarium

    Courtney Self · January 21, 2013
  • Portola Hotel & Spa

    Complimentary valet parking when you dine at Jacks Restaurant or Peter B's Brewpub!

    Portola Hotel & Spa · May 23, 2012
  • Stefan P.

    Best beds ever!

    Stefan Pollack · November 8, 2011
  • Michael D.

    Best. Beds. Ever.

    Michael Dupee · June 8, 2011
  • Paraiso Vineyards

    Enjoy a glass of local wine from Paraiso Vineyards in Jacks Lounge and Restaurant!

    Paraiso Vineyards · April 15, 2011
  • Gary

    The cookies from the check-in desk are great!

    Gary · February 13, 2011
  • Cassandra D.

    Pet friendly! Awesome free cookies upon check in!

    Cassandra Dias · January 4, 2014
  • Bettina S.

    Breakfast buffet is fantastic. You must try Jack's famous scone! Delicious and I don't even like scones that much!

    Bettina Sy · September 18, 2013
  • Gene C.

    Pricelined a room here

    Gene Chuang · April 5, 2012
  • Gene C.

    Priceline a room for $179, thanks Shat!

    Gene Chuang · April 5, 2012
  • Erlend B.

    Typical vampire hotel where they charge for everything! Prefer Motel 6 and a dip in the sea to this place. Staff could be more friendly also

    Erlend Bakke · March 25, 2012
  • Jasmine V.

    Fab Hotel! Comfy Beds!!!

    Jasmine Venkat · December 30, 2011
  • judy

    Have an event in the Memory Garden!

    judy · September 23, 2011
  • Heidi T.

    Room is the furthest away from the elevator and a huge walk. TV does not work. Front desk slow to respond. Otherwise it's a beautiful hotel, Keurig coffee maker in room and a great hair dryer.

    Heidi T · September 8, 2011
  • Rob R.

    Don't come here expecting a good night rest. The staff does nothing about crazy wedding parties keep everyone up all nights.

    Rob Rodriguez · August 6, 2011
  • Kerou C.

    The internet was actually $9.95 per day in the room. Maybe they changed it though :-)

    Kerou Chang · June 9, 2011
  • Meredith P.

    Green hotel=dirty bathroom and sheets! low on staff, no wifi in rooms. What kind of hotel is this? YUCK!

    Meredith Pieratt · November 18, 2010
  • Fern H.

    Awesome place to stay. Will definitely be back. Great staff.

    Fern Holland · January 30
  • Kelly W.

    Great location, friendly staff, amazing holiday ginger molasses cookies!

    Kelly Wong · December 8, 2014
  • Fiona K.

    Great hotel! They upgraded us when we asked :) and the beds + pillows are to die for! Would love to stay longer.

    Fiona Kerr · September 7, 2014
  • Karli

    The cookie was nice, but the city of Monterey enacted a fee on hotels close to the conference center, which means you pay for a facility you probably aren't using when staying here. AND no free WiFi.

    Karli · August 25, 2014
  • Kristin G.

    The warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in are amazing!

    Kristin Germeroth · January 7, 2014
  • Jessica L.

    Great suite. Quiet. Good price & location. Jacks was good and spa massage was awesome. Staff treated us well. No complaints at all other than wish we had cheaper Internet. Worth the $ to valet park.

    Jessica Llanes · November 18, 2013
  • Fred R.

    Do not get a room facing Pacific St if you want to sleep. Noise from foot traffic and passing cars is horrible. It's 2am and finally starting to calm down.

    Fred R · October 6, 2013
  • Ron B.

    Disappointed in the hotel. Did not receive maid service. Room keys did not work on 2nd day and we were locked out of our room and was charged $17 parking fee each time we left hotel. Will not return.

    Ron Bess · September 13, 2013
  • Jetset Extra

    This LEED Silver, eco-friendly hotel teams up with the equally eco-conscious Central Coast winery J. Lohr for dinner. Try a 2012 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc served with smoked salmon Carpaccio. Read more

    Jetset Extra · September 12, 2013
  • Tonya W.

    Loudest hotel I've ever stayed at... The seagulls are neat but nosy and vacuuming on our floor at almost 11:00 PM? Not cool!

    Tonya Wertman · August 19, 2013
  • Fran M.

    Gym opens 24/7

    Fran Mota · July 19, 2013
  • R. H.

    Love it! I would stay there again.

    R. Hurley · February 22, 2013
  • Andrew K.

    My room was very comfortable, a/c, flat screen, and an amazing bed. Outdoor pool is kinda small. The cookies that you get at check-in are great. Hotel is right by the warf and pretty much center city

    Andrew Kelm · November 26, 2012
  • lizzie💋

    Foot traffic is really loud outside our room in the 2nd building. Stay in the main bldg. Cookies at check-in are delish! Comfy bed!

    lizzie💋 · September 30, 2012
  • Gene C.

    Priceline a room for $110, thanks Shat!

    Gene Chuang · April 5, 2012
  • Viktor M.

    $10 for wifi or Ethernet. 1.2 mi walk to aquarium, Nice dinner menu

    Viktor Martensson · February 24, 2012
  • judy

    Free wifi in the awesome indoor/outdoor lobby!

    judy · September 23, 2011
  • Kerou C.

    Not as dog friendly as the website made them out to be...

    Kerou Chang · June 10, 2011
  • Autumn M.

    Have a massage with Shirley, I promise you you won't b disappointed!

    Autumn Morris · June 4, 2011
  • Casi G.

    The couples package with a soak in the tub and a massage was just what we needed! We sipped champagne in the tub and then got amazing massages! Pricey, but worth it! Read more

    Casi Gerber · May 31, 2011
  • Ashley N.

    Oh no. Now it's $450 for 10 hours of Internet! So ridiculous!

    Ashley Nelson · October 24, 2010

    Cada any venim a aquest hotel. Està molt bé, llits grans, habitacions espaioses i un bon gimnàs. A 3 minuts del moll de Monterey.

    SKR_RGR · July 19, 2013
  • Monica R.

    Nao precisa sair do hotel pra comer mto bem no Jacks

    Monica Rocha · March 31, 2013

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