We stayed there for just one night. Overall hotel isn't bad, especially if you don't have to pay full $200 rate. Room was big enough for 2 adults and two kids, with two double bads--a little outdated, but not bad at all.
My big complaint--"PeterB" pub/restaurant located right behind hotel. They advertise this place (hard to call it a restaurant) everywhere and most likely own it. My gosh, food was just horrible and service--simply absent at all!!! They sell overpriced food and drinks (hardly food at all) to unaware guests--great biz for them. Just for example, ice cream--$6--we got a small bowl, with maybe 1 scoop of ice cream and 3 (THREE) cookies planted inside to make it look big. Those cookies were distributed to hotel guests during check in time for free--I guess they had leftovers, so what a great way of using unused cookies. And martini--oh boy, don't even go there.
Anyway, you can stay at the hotel but avoid that horrible eatery at any price. I wouldn't eat there for free again.
- 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
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