We stayed here for 2 nights in July as a relaxing break on our California road trip. Very nice room on the courtyard, very clean, nice beds and bathroom, fridge with plenty of room for cooling our sodas and fruit. Coffee maker and very large screen TV in the room.
The hotel is literally steps away from Fisherman's Wharf and the sea lions. The only sounds at night are the seagulls and other birds. The pool is small but when we were here, it was not crowded. Beach is close by as well. Our teenage children loved the place!
The breakfast buffet at the hotel is very very nice! We found it well worth the $17 per adult. Great coffee, plenty choice of teas, nice juices, hot chocolate, lots of fruit and other healthy choises. The omelets are made to order and really delicious. Same for pancakes, waffles, and french toast; all included and made to order. Really good service, particularly Frida was very professional and really nice - she recommended things to see in Monterey as well as on our journey further south.
We would certainly recommend this hotel, especially for families in need of a break away from the hustle and bustle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Portola Hotel & Spa reflects the captivating spirit of a rich, historical setting surrounded by everything that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Your stay at the Portola Hotel begins with warm homemade chocolate chip cookies, provided at check-in. As the only Silver LEED Certified hotel on the central coast of California, the hotel boasts 379 guestrooms and suites, an award winning full service day spa, three on-site restaurants including a craft brewery and more! Portola Hotel & Spa is one of California's premier family-friendly destinations offering easy access to Monterey's favorite attractions. The hotel is also pet friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portola Hotel And Spa At Monterey Bay
- Portola Hotel Monterey Bay