4.2 out of 5

With a stay at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in Monterey, you'll be connected to the convention center and minutes from Monterey Convention Center and Fisherman's Wharf.

This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Maritime Museum and Pacific House Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 379 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Monterey? This resort has 50,000 square feet (5 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Extended parking is available onsite.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 01 May 2016 to 30 September 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Front desk
  • Lobby
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this resort measures 50,000 square feet (5 square meters) and includes conference space. A children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. For a fee, parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out.

This 4-star Monterey resort is smoke free.

  • 379 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 9 buildings
  • 50,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 5 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access (USD 9.95 per 24 hours surcharge), Wired internet access ( USD 9.95 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers 379 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Breakfast

Start your morning with a buffet breakfast, available each day from 6 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

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 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving 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 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you need to make requests for accessibility needs, please complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 150 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to hotel policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 5.95 for children (approximately)
  • 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 19 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 22 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Portola
  • Monterey Bay Portola Hotel
  • Portola Hotel
  • Portola Hotel Monterey Bay
  • Portola Monterey Bay
  • Portola Hotel And Spa At Monterey Bay
  • Portola

You should know

Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation. Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation. Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work. Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.