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 you up to Cannery Row and the aquarium. There are two reasons that I did not give the hotel five stars. First, the room did not have air-conditioning, which should be okay in the perfect climate of Monterey. However, leaving the sliding glass door open meant that we got to hear the seagulls at all hours of the day. With their screeching similar to a crying child, it did make for difficult sleep at times. Second, the flush toilets are the power flush type toilet. Thus, whenever you flush the toilet it is exceptionally loud. So loud in fact, that you can hear it when your neighbors flush their toilet too.
- 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(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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- Also Known As:
- Portola Hotel And Spa At Monterey Bay
- Portola Hotel Monterey Bay