Visited for a business event on premises. First time to the facility and was favorably impressed. Location is downtown - not waterfront, but well situated, within walking distance of several restaurants, lounges, etc and the water.
My room was well appointed, and one of the most comfortable mattresses I've had in a hotel. Had an issue with the remote controlled fan in the room, and it was fixed immediately. My room backed up to an outdoor public area and I had a lot more noise and commotion at night than I expected. Not necessarily unpleasant, just wasn't expected.
The parking garage is right next to the hotel, and there's a small sign. If you miss it, simply turn into the hotel drive, and after checking in, make the loop around a couple of blocks. (watch the one way streets). The traffic is controlled by lights, so that's not an issue. Didn't find it so much of an inconvenience as simply getting to know the layout. Coastal towns are always a bit funky.
The bathroom could have been cleaner, but overall I could not complain.
Will definitely look at this for a weekend get away, and hope the business event is here next year!
- 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