Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940




AAA Four Diamond Hotel U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Certified Conde Nast Traveler's Reader’s Choice Award, 6 Years Smart Meetings Best Eco/Green Hotel, 9 Years Stella Award, Hotel/Resort Renovation Category, Far West Region 2022 Meetings Today Best Of, U.S. Hotels for Meetings 2019 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award, 7 Years

Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • View (ocean or water)
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Outside caterers allowed
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet (1000Mbps)
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Water sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), located just three miles from the Portola Hotel & Spa, delivers convenient non-stop airline service to/from Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. Other airports servicing our area include the San Jose International (SJC) and San Francisco International (SFO) are complemented by seamless, scheduled ground transportation with Monterey Airbus. Many of Monterey’s top attractions, entertainment, and activities are within walking distance of our hotel. We are also happy to help you arrange individual or group transportation to help your attendees further explore our picturesque destination.


  • Paid parking$22.00 / day
  • Valet parking$27.00 / day

Distance from airport

  • 3.6 mi. from venue

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Meeting Space

Total meeting space60,000 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms25
Largest room19,150 sq. ft.
Second largest room19,150 sq. ft.
Space (Private)60,000 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)60,000 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms379
Single (1 bed)159
Double (2 beds)220
Tax rate9.25%
Occupancy rate12.195%

Local Attractions

Downtown Monterey

Business district
1 minute away
A mecca of cultural and historical diversity downtown Monterey features dining, shops, tasting rooms, museums, entertainment, and a weekly Certified Farmer’s Market.
Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Scenic 17-Mile Drive

15 minutes away
One of the most scenic drives in the world. Experience an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests, and iconic golf courses.
17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Old Fisherman's Wharf

1 minute away
Historic Fisherman's Wharf features restaurants, shops, whale watching, sailing, and fishing. Watch the boats sail into the harbor or visit the cafe location for HBO's Big Little Lies.
#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Cannery Row

5 minutes away
With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors with enticing restaurants, shops, and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey Bay Aquarium

5 minutes away
Visit an array of exhibits showcasing sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies, and more. The aquarium, offers a spectacular look into the sea life that calls the National Marine Sanctuary their home.
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940


11 minutes away
World-renowned Carmel-by-the-Sea provides an array of offerings from wine tasting and shopping, to art galleries and scenic walks along a white sand beach.
Ocean Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Historical Monterey

Historical landmark
1 minute away
Historical buildings and landmarks can be toured daily or viewed by exploring the Path of History, which is marked by round, yellow tiles embedded in the sidewalk throughout the downtown area.
Downtown Monterey
Monterey, CA 93940

Big Sur

45 minutes away
Big Sur is a rugged and breathtaking stretch of California’s central coast known for winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the often-misty coastline.
Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920


Experience the best of California meetings and events at the AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, located steps from Fisherman’s Wharf in the heart of Downtown Monterey. A perfect coastal venue welcomes your guests in a modern, tree-lined lobby, designed to reflect the best of California coastal luxury. As one of the first, LEED® Certified hotels on California’s Central Coast; the Portola Hotel features 379 costal inspired guest rooms and suites, as well as 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor, flexible meeting space adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center. As the region’s largest and most diverse conference facility, the Portola Hotel can accommodate groups and events from 10 to 1,000 attendees for eco-friendly events/meetings, board meetings, product launches, galas, and celebratory functions. The Portola Hotel features a dedicated 1 Gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection, as well as on-site Event Technology staff. Our seasoned sales, catering, and convention services team is here to ensure your meeting or event is a success, every step of the way. Home to an award-winning day spa, 24-hour fitness center, several on-site dining experiences including a craft brewery; the Portola Hotel has just completed the addition of an expansive terrace with fire pits and living walls for outdoor dining and special events. The Portola's central location is ideal for guests to walk to beaches, coastal recreation trails, shops, wine tasting rooms, galleries, and more. It’s all right here.

Additional Information

After a successful meeting day, enjoy interactive team-building activities in our “backyard.” Whale watching tours, sailing excursions, kayaking/paddle boarding adventures, fishing expeditions, bocce ball courts, bicycle rentals, the Monterey Bay coastal recreational trail, stunning beaches, and Fisherman’s Wharf are all within 200 steps of our hotel. Other popular nearby diversions include Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, legendary championship golf, wine tasting at local vineyards, shopping at the charming boutiques/art galleries of Carmel-by-the-Sea, scenic driving excursions of Pebble Beach/Big Sur, fascinating historical tours, thrilling excitement at Laguna Seca Raceway, relaxing at our award-winning Spa on the Plaza, and participating in local community charity outreach programs. Numerous spousal and family activities are also offered.