A Family Hotel in Monterey
The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa is California's premier family-friendly destination offering easy access to Monterey's most popular attractions. When you stay at our pet-friendly hotel, you are within minutes of the best kid-friendly activities, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, MY Museum, Whale Watching, Dennis the Menace Park, and much more!
Our Monterey hotel guests ages 3 to 12 have an opportunity to embark on an adventure and collect some booty with the Portola Pirate Program. A treasure hunt, activity book, or root beer floats are a few activities your child could experience with this free children's program. While spending your family vacation on the coast, check out our kid-friendly Monterey dining options with casual restaurants and special menus for kids 8 and under.
The Portola Pirate Program offers seasonal pirate themed activities for kids ages 3 to 12. Our kid-friendly hotel in Monterey is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. Registration for this program begins at check-in with the help of our Portola Pirate Crew (our Front Desk team) - they'll help you find a secret pirate password and collect some loot!
Kids ages 8 and under can enjoy the Portola Pirate kids menu when dining at our hotel restaurants, Jacks Monterey and Peter B's Brewpub. Both restaurants are approved Blue Zones Project® and feature a variety of menu items including:
- Golden Macaaarrroni & Cheese
- First Mate's Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Portola Pirate Mini Pizza
- Captain Bird Chicken Fingers
Tales & Adventures
Portola Pirate Program Perks
Join The Program
Are you ready for adventure? Let's sail the seven seas, search for buried treasure, and explore all the Monterey Peninsula has to offer! When you stay at our hotel near Fisherman's Wharf children have an opportunity to join our free Portola Pirate Program. This exclusive children's loyalty program was created for our younger guests to inspire their imagination and enhance your family's Monterey vacation.
The Portola Pirate Program offers seasonal pirate themed activities for kids ages 3 to 12. Registration for this program begins at check-in with the help of our Portola Pirate Crew (our Front Desk team) - they'll help you find a secret pirate password and collect some loot!
Throughout the year, seasonal pirate themed activities will be offered to guests of the program:
- WINTER EXPLORATION
Exploration and tales of days past await for pirates visiting in December, January or February. Weigh anchor, collect pirate swag and navigate the destination with a secret map of history, activities and fun like MY Museum. Coastal breeze and rough seas are a pirates dream in the winter!
- SPRING VOYAGE If travel plans mean a quest to Monterey in March, April or May then pirate activities and the beach will be on your horizon. Portola Pirates will receive a custom activity book including a beach map to explore the coast, splash in the sea and curate their own adventure!
- SUMMER QUEST Adventure awaits for pirates visiting Monterey in June, July or August. Explore the hotel and discover the history of the area with a treasure map to hidden treasure. Walk the plank or escape with pirate booty on this adventure throughout the summer!
- FALL ADVENTURE
Portola Pirates visiting the hotel in September, October or November will voyage through the hotel with an opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat at Jacks Monterey or Peter B's Brewpub. The crew serves root beer floats in souvenir pirate mugs for all pirate members voyaging with us in the fall!
Family Dining in Monterey
Jacks Monterey is the perfect location to start your day with breakfast, including buttermilk pancakes, omelets and mimosas for those 21 and older. The lobby atrium restaurant focuses on California cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and an award-winning beverage program open for breakfast and dinner service daily. Our family-friendly restaurant is located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa.
PETER B’S BREWPUB
Peter B's Brewpub is a local sports bar and Monterey's original craft brewery. Offering two happy hours, award-winning craft beer brewed on-site and great food made with locally sourced ingredients. Outdoor pet-friendly dinning is an option with a heated patio and fire pits. Our Monterey brewery is located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa.