Portola Hotel has some of the most comfortable beds of any hotel I've stayed at. Soft but not squishy, and great pillows! My room had a partial view of the marina, I could hear the sea lions barking. I didn't fint them too loud, after a bit I hardly noticed them.
The staff are all friendly and helpful, the cookie at check-in was a bonus.
I wasn't too impressed with Peter B's - rubbery calamari, so-so wine. OK, so who orders wine at a brew pub...my bad. I ordered the Little Bites, one of each. The pulled pork was great, crab cake OK, hamburger was bone dry. Next time I'd stick with the pulled pork and beer.
I didn't eat at Jacks, but I did get a glass of wine in the bar. It was nice being able to take it out to the lobby area, sit in a comfy chair, and people watch.
Per day valet parking was less than I pay in San Francisco, so I thought I was getting a deal. The daily charge for internet service is just dumb, I don't think hotels should charge for it at all.
Portola Hotel gets extra bonus points for being a dog friendly hotel.
- 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