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Monterey, CA – October 5, 2021 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay recognized as the #9 Best Hotel in Northern California.

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

"We are honored to be a recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious 2021 Readers' Choice Award for a fifth consecutive year. Northern California is home to several remarkable properties, and Portola’s recognition in the top 10 speaks to the level of service the team strives to provide to our guests," said Janine Chicourrat, Managing Director of Portola Hotel & Spa.

Portola Hotel & Spa features newly renovated guest rooms and suites, on-site dining, including Monterey's first craft brewery, an award-winning day spa, and 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the Monterey Conference Center. The coastal-inspired design of the guest room renovation offers a relaxing escape with modern, timeless interiors and upgraded amenities. Located in the heart of downtown Monterey and steps away from Historic Fisherman's Wharf, the Portola Hotel & Spa is the perfect location for a coastal getaway on California’s central coast.

The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue.


Portola Hotel & Spa is California’s premier family-friendly destination offering easy access to Monterey’s most popular attractions. Leading the way as the Central Coast’s first LEED® Certified hotel, Portola reflects unparalleled modern coastal luxury in downtown Monterey. The AAA Four Diamond hotel is the perfect coastal inspired escape, featuring 379 newly renovated guest rooms, and 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. The serene environment and pet-friendly accommodations offer several on-site, award-winning amenities including, Spa on the Plaza, an outdoor pool, exceptional dining, a craft brewery, a children's loyalty program, and more.

For more information, please visit portolahotel.com.


Portola Hotel & Spa
Janine M. Chicourrat, Managing Director
(831) 649-7890

Conde Nast Traveler
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