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Experience the best of the central California coast at the AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Located near downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf, our bayfront hotel is a luxury escape for families, romantics, and adventurers. Voted among the Top Twenty Hotels in Northern California by Condé Nast Traveler's readers, Portola Hotel is the ultimate vacation destination.

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Monterey at Portola Hotel Monterey California
Pet-Friendly Monterey Hotel at Portola Hotel Monterey California
Spa on the Plaza at Portola Hotel Monterey California
Jacks Monterey at Portola Hotel Monterey California
Peter B’s Brewpub at Portola Hotel Monterey California

In the Heart of Monterey

Monterey is known as the world's greatest meeting of land, sea, and sky. Our hotel puts you within steps of stunning scenery and the most popular Monterey attractions, including Old Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Cannery Row. Our location is a short drive away to Carmel-by-the-Sea and 17-Mile Drive.

Pet-Friendly Monterey Hotel

Bring your furry friends on your Monterey family vacation. We offer pet-friendly rooms and two outdoor dining patios serving our famous Bark Bowls and a Yappy Hour at our on-site brewery.

Spa on the Plaza

Revitalize your mind and body at the largest day spa in Monterey County. Enjoy a massage, body therapy, and 40 signature treatments for deep relaxation and renewal at our award-winning day spa in Monterey.

Jacks Monterey

Savor globally inspired traditions of California Cultural Cuisine at our Monterey restaurant. Experience local flavors paired with award-winning cocktails, wine, and beer. Dine in Jacks fireside bar or al fresco on our outdoor pet-friendly patio with fire pits.

Peter B’s Brewpub

Explore Monterey's original craft brewery that combines innovative pub food with award-winning craft beer. Enjoy sports on 18 HDTV's and happy hour from 4pm to 6pm and 9pm to 10pm.

Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites at Portola Hotel Monterey California

Experience a relaxing escape in our coastal-inspired rooms and suites with city, garden terrace, and harbor views. Our modern accommodations with contemporary furnishings and eco-friendly bed and bath amenities offer a peaceful retreat among Monterey hotels in the destination. Offering a variety of room types, Portola Hotel is a favorite among family and pet-friendly hotels near Monterey Bay Aquarium. When planning where to stay in Monterey, CA connect with our reservations team to book the best available accommodations for your vacation. 


Monterey Bay Aquarium at Portola Hotel Monterey California

1.6 MILEs | 6 min

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cannery Row at Portola Hotel Monterey California

1.4 MILEs | 5 min

Cannery Row

17 Mile Drive Pebble Beach at Portola Hotel Monterey California

5.9 MILEs | 14 min

17 Mile Drive Pebble Beach

Old Fisherman's Wharf at Portola Hotel Monterey California

0.2 MILEs | 4 min

Fisherman's Wharf

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Meetings & Events at Portola Hotel Monterey California
As the Central Coast's largest and most diverse conference facility, we accommodate Monterey Bay events for groups of all sizes. Adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center, our unique, conference venues offer over 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor space and nearly 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space.
Meetings & Events at Portola Hotel Monterey California

Traveler's Insights

  • What is the closest airport to Portola Hotel & Spa?

    The nearest Portola Hotel & Spa airport is Monterey (MRY) Airport, less than 4 miles away. Other airports like San Jose International Airport (SJC) (75 miles) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (105 miles) are easily accessible.

    For more information, please visit our Map & Directions page.

  • Does Portola Hotel & Spa offer parking?

    Yes, Portola Hotel & Spa offers valet parking and covered self-parking for guests for an additional fee.

  • Does Portola Hotel & Spa offer restaurants and dining?

    Portola Hotel & Spa offers two exclusive on-site restaurants that capture the Californian spirit seamlessly. Dine at Jacks Monterey for globally inspired California Cuisine and enjoy a locally crafted beer at the on-site brewery and sports bar, Peter B’s Brewpub.

  • Does the Portola Hotel & Spa have Concierge services?

    Concierge services are available Tuesday through Saturday at the Portola Hotel & Spa. The front desk can assist with information about the property and the destination.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Portola Hotel & Spa?

    Check-in at Portola Hotel & Spa starts at 4 pm, and Check-out is at noon.

    • Early check-in fee: $40*
    • Late check-out fee: $50*

    *Based upon availability.

  • What is the cancellation policy at Portola Hotel & Spa?

    Reservations must be canceled by 4 pm at least 48 hours before arrival. Late cancellation will result in a charge equal to the first night's room and tax. Modify or cancel direct bookings by calling the hotel Reservations department or using your confirmation number online. Reservations with advanced purchase rates and other limited exclusions will be subject to the rate offer rules communicated during booking. Advanced Purchase rates may be canceled but are non-refundable.

  • Is the Portola Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

    The Portola Hotel & Spa is a pet-friendly hotel. A $50 pet fee, per room, per night applies. Pet fees are exclusive of taxes. Two pets per room max; however, we do not have breed or size restrictions. For more information, visit

  • What are some of the top amenities at Portola Hotel & Spa?

    Portola Hotel & Spa offers a top-notch variety of modern amenities for overnight guests’ access to a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, and Jacuzzi. The pool features comfortable cabana seating from 7 am to 10 pm daily.

  • Do Portola Hotel & Spa offer meeting and event space?

    Portola Hotel & Spa offers 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center and 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space for meetings, conferences, and celebratory functions.

  • Does Portola Hotel & Spa have a pool?

    Portola Hotel & Spa offers an outdoor plunge pool for an enjoyable swimming session. You can also relax in the Jacuzzi in the cool coastal breeze.








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