We were not sure what to expect, having booked online - I've learned the hard way pictures can be deceiving. However, the Portola was even better than the photos. The rooms were very large. We were two adults and two older teens and these were rooms that had so much space in them we didn't mind hanging out there. The beds were soft and comfortable, as well! The location was excellent. We were away from Cannery Row, so you didn't get all the crowds in our courtyard which made things more peaceful. However, a leisurely walk to Cannery Row was about 10 minutes along the water. The Wharf was 2 minutes away. Kayaking 5 minutes. All walking distance! Our hotel was surrounded by fine dining restaurants and the restaurant on sight was more than satisfactory and yummy. We sat outside around the open pit fireplace drinking wine and chatted with other hotel guests. Plenty to do for the older teens, too. Several clubs within walking distance. Friends stayed at the "other high-end hotel nearby" and were less than pleased with it. I'll definitely be coming back to the Portola. Two thumbs up!
- 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