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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #6 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three times now our family has been here with 10-13 year olds. Great because it makes trip easy. You park your car and leave it for your stay. You have a pool right there. Outside back door is museum and historical walking tour for education. Cheesy fun wharf is steps away for ok restaurants and fun candy shops and cheap... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After considering many hotels in Monterey for our family reunion, we picked The Portola based on value, quality & location. We couldn't have made a better choice! Everyone in our group of about 80 people loved it. In addition, the staff was fantastic to work with. They really made it a smooth and enjoyable process for all involved. I highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their service was exceptional Eddie Guice the wedding coordinator did a great job she even moved us to a larger ball room to accommodate our party. The rooms were all perfect thanks to Collette Barss group room coordinator and last be not least Theresa Oboes my the banquet coordinator kept us in line and on schedule

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Houston, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent one night here on a road trip. Very nice hotel in a great location. Close to the water and right in the middle of town. Room was very nice, and staff was very helpful. We used the spa as well and enjoyed it greatly. The only negative was that outside our room there was some sort of very noisy... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the reviews here already say it, but it is worth repeating: this hotel is very nice with a great location. The bathroom in the room was particularly large, which was excellent. Being in the historic downtown and close to fisherman's wharf made many places a short walk away. The free Monterey trolley stops just out front to take... More

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Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a strong 4-star spot. The location is super, on the coast very near the downtown, wharf, aquarium, ... lots to explore. The service for my stay was very nice. Room was clean. Conference food was very good. Concierge service is available and responsive. Restaurant is very good, and other very nice choices are within walking distance. If you... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel in an awesome location! We only stayed there one night but the staff was very friendly, rooms were nice and clean and the hotel is close to the wharf and Alvarado street. Helpful that parking was nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great hotel deal this was...found on Travelzoo. $159 for spacious king-bedded room and full buffet breakfast included. Breakfast was unlimited high quality buffet including smoked salmon (lox). Great service throughout our stay; very friendly, helpful staff! Great location in town w covered parking ($15and per day). Loved the destination wedding to this area andto hotel...made fora a memorable... More

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Merced
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night here and the room itself was very nice. Well appointed, very clean, smelled good and quiet. I agree with other reviewers that charging extra for wi-fi is tacky, given that the room cost over $200/night. Also, unless you specifically ask (and pay for) a view, your view will probably be roofs. Mine was. The pool and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do probably 100 room nights per year and this is the nicest hotel I've stayed in for a very long time, some positives - check in really friendly - room fantastically decorated and appointed, very high standard - lovely view - lovely reception and public areas - nice pool Some improvements though even though I rated it five star... More

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Address: 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Monterey #3 Spa Hotel in Monterey #4 Business Hotel in Monterey #4 Family Hotel in Monterey #8 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
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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(R)-EB certified hotel on the central coast of California, the hotel boasts 379 guestrooms and suites, an award winning full service day spa, two on site eateries, 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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