Kid-Friendly Hotel in Monterey

The Portola Pirate Program

Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we understand that if your children are not engaged and happy on your family vacation, it's not a vacation. Staying at our Monterey hotel puts you within minutes of the best kid-friendly attractions in the area, with tons to do for little ones and bigger ones alike. The Monterey Peninsula offers a wide variety of things to do with children, making it the perfect choice for a summer vacation or weekend visit. Our kid-friendly Monterey guide will help you plan your next family getaway with fun and stimulating entertainment for the whole family. You might even find yourself partaking in some of the childhood activities you enjoyed as a youngster. We have listed the activities from walking distance to beyond.

**Please note The Pirate Program is temporarily suspended**

Portola Pirate Kids Program

The Portola Pirates program is focused on kids between the ages of 3-12 who want to come to Monterey and have fun! Our kid-friendly hotel in Monterey has created a fun self-guided treasure hunt around the property, incorporating fun and the educational history of Monterey. 

Upon each return visit to our family-friendly Monterey hotel, your little crew members will earn additional benefits and surprises when they continue to take part in our Portola Pirates Program. The full program outline as follows:

  • Voyage 1: Your first stay at the property includes a souvenir Portola Pirate Bag and self-guided treasure hunt map to buried treasure.
  • Voyage 2: Your second stay at the property includes a voucher for a complimentary root beer float in a souvenir Portola Pirate Mug at Jacks Monterey or Peter B's Brewpub.
  • Voyage 3: Your third stay at the property includes a voucher for complimentary admission to MY Museum, the Monterey County Youth Museum in downtown Monterey.
  • Voyage 4: Your fourth stay at the property includes a Portola Pirate t-shirt.
  • Voyage 5: Your fifth stay at the property includes a Pirate Party in your guest room* for up to ten friends under the age of 12 years old. Enjoy pizza, sweets and pirate treats with complimentary rental of a Wii gaming system. Parent supervision is required.

*Voyage 5 - Call reservations directly at (888) 222-5851 to book Voyage 5. The Portola Hotel & Spa requires a 7 day notice to plan and setup your child's pirate party.

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Dining for Kids

In addition to the pirate voyages, your child can enjoy the Portola Pirates Kids Menu from either of our on-site restaurants, Jacks Monterey or Peter B’s Brewpub. 

The Menu

Golden Macaaarrroni & Cheese  

First Mate's Peanut Butter & Jelly 
Served with fresh fruit 

Portola Pirate Pizza
Mini cheese or pepperoni pizza 

Captain Bird Chicken Fingers 
Served with fresh fruit 

Portola Hotel on-site dining experiences include:

Jacks Monterey

Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, Jacks Monterey's menu focuses on featuring “California Cultural Cuisine.” Serving the freshest locally sourced ingredients alongside an award-winning wine list, menu items highlighting different flavor profiles unique to cultures from around the world. LEARN MORE

Peter B’s Brewpub

Peter B’s Brewpub is Monterey’s original craft brewery. Offering award-winning craft beer brewed on-site, great food made with locally sourced ingredients, and exceptional service. LEARN MORE