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Scenic locale steps from Fisherman's Wharf
Near Cannery Row
Just 200 yards from Fisherman's Wharf, this resort borders Custom House Plaza, with the beach and sparkling bay just beyond; Cannery Row and the aquarium are a short walk away.
The English Rose Facial and Warm Riverstone Massage are among the treatments offered by the resort's acclaimed spa. Other highlights include an in-house microbrewery, fireside dining, and kayak rentals.
The 379 guestrooms and suites at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay feature premium bedding, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and eco-friendly bath amenities.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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- Swimming pool
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay welcomes guests with complimentary warm homemade chocolate chip cookies at check-in.
Found in a historically rich setting, this property features wireless Internet access in the lobby, meeting rooms, two restaurants, and a lounge. The 24-hour business center includes computers with high-speed Internet access. The indoor plaza offers boutiques, gift shops, and galleries. Self-parking and valet parking are available on site (fees apply). Dogs are welcome for a fee; service animals are exempt.
- Outdoor pool
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Full-service spa
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Children's club (free)
- Room service (limited hours)
- Conference space
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 379
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Free Wi-Fi
- Number of floors - 7
- Babysitting or childcare
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 4645
- Children's pool
- Coffee shop or café
- Fitness facilities
- Hair salon
- Designated smoking areas
- Billiards or pool table
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Spa treatment room(s)
- 24-hour business center
- Number of meeting rooms - 16
- Conference space size (feet) - 50,000
- Number of buildings/towers - 9
- Spa services on site
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per 24 hours surcharge ) , Wired internet access ( 9.95 USD per 24-hour period )
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Shower/tub combination
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Cable TV service
- LCD TV
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Pillowtop mattress
Eat and drink
Jacks Restaurant & Lounge - Fireside dining indoors or outside, overlooking Custom House Plaza and the Monterey Harbor. Regional American fare, with accent on fresh California cuisine. Offers fresh coastal selections such as Monterey Bay chowder and twin lobster tails, in addition to braised short ribs and pastas. Extensive wine list. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A hot and cold breakfast buffet is served daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
Peter B's Brewpub - Selection of 10 handcrafted beers from on-premises craft brewery, along with single-malt scotches, specialty martinis, full bar, pub food. Pool table, 15 TVs for sports events. Open daily, late morning until late night.
Hotel guests can access the spa’s fitness center, steam room, sauna, locker rooms, spa tubs, and pool located adjacent to the spa.
In addition to its proximity to Monterey’s marquee attractions, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay provides convenient access to the Path of History, a historical tour depicting Monterey as the first state capital of California, which passes through the hotel’s waterfront plaza; scenic running and bike paths immediately adjacent to the hotel; nearby sea kayaking and paddle boarding facilities; the Monterey Maritime and History Museum; Memory Gardens; and the Pacific House Museum.
Monterey is home to 18 championship golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Links at Spanish Bay, which are all less than six miles from the hotel.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply
- Golfing nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Ecotours nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Braille or raised signage
The fine print for Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
When you arrive
Check-in time ends at 3 AM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 150
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: USD 17 per day (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 50 per room, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
We should mention
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.