The photographer did a great job because the hotel isn't as nice as it seems in the pictures. It is a nice place to rest, but I'm just surprised that this hotel received a 4 star rating. It's an older hotel lacking in amenities like microwave, fridge, and free internet. In fact, the rate they charged for internet was ridiculously unheard of! It was $5 for 5 minutes, $50 for 1 hour, and the so on. This hotel is not within walking distance to the aquarium although there are plenty of unexceptional shops and restaurants around. It is within a short walking distance to Farmer's Market though. I got a room for $85 through Priceline. If you don't plan to go in and out, you can pay $7 for overnight parking across the street instead of the hotel's $17 rate which includes in and out privileges.
- 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