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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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Lobby
Outdoor pool
Terrace/patio
View from room
Room, 1 King Bed (Courtyard) | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4.0 star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA, 93940

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFisherman's Wharf4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDennis the Menace Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCannery Row15 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)12 min drive
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About this area

Monterey

Located near the beach, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay is in Downtown Monterey neighbourhood and is connected to the convention centre. California's First Brick House and Perry House are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dali17 Museum. Munras Avenue and Dennis the Menace Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Monterey State Historic Park - 2 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 4 min walk
  • Cooper-Molera Adobe - 5 min walk
  • Dennis the Menace Park - 13 min walk
  • Cannery Row - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 8 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 12 min drive

About this property

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

4-star resort in Downtown Monterey, rejuvenated in 2020
Take advantage of a terrace, shopping on site and dry cleaning/laundry services at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Enjoy happy hour and more at the two on-site restaurants. In addition to 2 bars and a fitness centre, guests can connect to in-room WiFi (surcharge).
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge) and smoke-free property
  • Luggage storage, a lift and a front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 379 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches such as safes and WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the cleanliness rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses and free cots/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • 42-inch HDTVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Free PCR COVID-19 testing is available on site
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 9.95 per 24-hour period), Wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 9.95 per night)

Parking and public transport

  • Secured self parking on site (USD 25.55 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Secured valet parking on site (USD 31.36 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 8-20 for adults and USD 5-10 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Restaurants on site

  • Jacks Monterey
  • Peter B's Brewpub

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Renovated entire property – December 2020
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 58.18, per accommodation, per night (maximum of USD 150 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 58.18 per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 58.18 per stay.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Secured self-parking fee: USD 25.55 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 31.36 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 58.18 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 58.18 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD150 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 58.18 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
A car is not required for transport to and from this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Hotel Portola
Monterey Bay Portola Hotel
Portola Hotel
Portola Hotel Monterey Bay
Portola Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel And Spa At Monterey Bay
Portola
Portola Hotel Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola & At Monterey Monterey
Portola Hotel Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Resort
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Resort Monterey

Frequently asked questions

Does Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 29 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 11 Dec 2022 start from RM 1,115.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 58.18 per night and a fee of USD 58.18 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay?

Self-parking is available for USD 25.55 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 31.36 per night.

What time is check-in at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay?

Checkout is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee.

Where is Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay located?

Located in Downtown Monterey, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Convention Center and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Monterey Station is 26 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay and receive a full refund?

Yes, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 696 out of 1291 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 54%
Rating 8 - Good. 309 out of 1291 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 24%
Rating 6 - Okay. 158 out of 1291 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 78 out of 1291 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 50 out of 1291 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

4/10 Poor

Summer
Travelled with group
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
reception guy wasnt that friendly!

10/10 Excellent

Saw, PETALUMA
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Close distance to everywhere

10/10 Excellent

Justin
Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Hotel location is perfect but breakfast and parking is not included in the room rate. If you don't ask for room specifics, you'd get a room far from elevator and face to street which is not pleasing

10/10 Excellent

Raymond
Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rooms are clean and quiet. Also feels safe in the property. Parking is indoors, which is added security.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Gabriela
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Alejandro
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Excellent location, room is nice, bathroom feels fancy, but they put us in the basement. It felt like the movie Parasite. Our view was one third above ground. I wasn’t expecting a view of the bay, but was pretty disappointed they would give this room to anyone.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Pamela
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wait time for check-in was too long. Over 10 people in line in front of me.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible

Laxman
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mostly everything was good but at 7am the alarm went on for over an hour. i paid to sleep in was my only day to sleep in in weeks and i paid alot of money to do so. otherwise everything else was good.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Becky
Travelled with family