The hotel is situation in downtown Monterey, close to everything. If you are going to do a family vacation, this place is ideal. The harbor is a 2 minute walk, the acquarium (which is worth the money) is a short shuttle ride away, and the beach/park is also close-by. There is also a farmers market on Tuesdays that begins virtually at the hotels doorsteps and extends for 4 or 5 blocks.
We got a room with 2 doubles, and it was quite spacious. It was clean and quiet, and in the mornings we awoke to sound of barking sea lions.
We had breakfast every morning at Jacks, and the buffet is worth the $16. Omlette bar, smoked salmon, array of baked goods, pancakes, french toast, waffles, etc. And kids are only $6. We filled up and didn't need to eat until dinner.
The staff went out of its way to make sure our staff was enjoyable. Everyone wore a smile and was attentive to our every request.
- 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