Portola Hotel & Spa
Portola Hotel & Spa is situated in downtown Monterey and is just steps away from two notable features the city is known for, the historic Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey Bay. Plus, its idyllic location is complemented by its proximity to the best local courses in Monterey; Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, Cypress Point and Bayonet are all within a 20-minute drive, ideal for golfers.
A highly rated 4-star hotel, Portola makes use of first-class modern amenities, professionally trained service staff, and luxury guestrooms to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. With 379 rooms on-site, there should be more than enough space for you and your group to make use of.
Portola Hotel & Spa benefits from being within driving distance from some of California’s most famous golf courses. Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, Bayonet & Black Horse, and Cypress Point are all within 20-minutes, making the hotel evermore popular with golf groups.
Portola Hotel & Spa has 379 modern spacious guestrooms, all of which have been decorated in a nautical style, befitting of the hotel’s location. Each room comes fully equipped with the latest amenities to ensure that your stay is truly relaxing and stress-free throughout.
Golfers will be pleased to know that the Portola Hotel comes with a full range of different room options to make your life as an organizer easier. The Portola Rooms, Courtyard Rooms, Premium Rooms, and Specialty Suites either come with a king-sized bed or 2 queen beds.
Plus, certain rooms come with either a patio with a cabana or a balcony so you can enjoy incredible city views of Monterey and even views of the Monterey Bay, which is especially striking in the early evening/sunset.
Restaurant & Bars
The hotel has a great range of options when it comes to morning, afternoon, and evening meals, with no fewer than four options available to choose from, in a variety of different styles.
The Club Room serves a breakfast buffet in a friendly casual setting with made-to-order omelets and much more.
Jacks Monterey is the hotel’s newest addition and is an excellent lunch or dinner option, where the best of ‘California’s Cultural Cuisine’ is served up daily with old-school favorites and more adventurous dishes are available in a smart-casual atmosphere.
Peter B’s Brewpub, often referred to as Monterey’s original craft brewery, offers a traditional pub setting where you can chow down on traditional pub food and ice-cold beers with your group in a fun and casual setting.
Peet’s Coffee is the onsite artisan coffee shop which is a great alternative for breakfast, with freshly brewed full-flavored coffee that is perfectly complemented by freshly baked pastries.
Spa & Leisure
The Spa on the Plaza is the Portola Hotel’s onsite spa service which is ideal if you want to heighten your relaxation to the next level with over 40 signature treatments available.
The hotel also comes with a fully-equipped fitness center that has plenty of weights, cardio, and resistance machines available for you to use.
Portola Hotel & Spa is located in the city of Monterey, California, just steps from the historic wharf. The nearest airport to the hotel is the Monterey Regional Airport which is a 9-minute drive from the hotel. The hotel is located in downtown Monterey, however, to get the center it is around a 9-minute walk due south.
On Site Activities
The hotel’s ideal location puts it right in the center of the action in Monterey, so if you get a chance away from the course to check it out, we really think you should!
Nearby to the hotel, there are plenty of rental shops where you can cycle by the famous waterfront while enjoying the incredible views the city offers. The Monterey Tennis Center is also nearby so if you want to practice that slice backhand you can. Even the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center is nearby where you can go horseback riding through the wilds of rural California.
Golf courses near to Portola Hotel & Spa
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Restored in 2007 under the close supervision of golf course architect Tom Doak, Pasatiempo is a formidable challenge that plays more like 7400 yards than 6500, due to its difficult greens, the undulations, and little-roll fairways.
Poppy Hills Golf Course
As Robert Trent Jones Jr. describes it, “Playing Poppy Hills is as close as you can get to playing golf in a National Park.” Co-host to the PGA TOURs AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009.
Coming in at just over 7,100 yards, Bayonet may be easy on the eyes with lush fairways and views of the Monterey Bay, but it is known as being one of the more difficult courses in the area.
Black Horse Course
Playing at just over 7000 yards, the Black Horse is regarded as the more playable of the two courses here. However, it is certainly still a challenge with difficult undulating greens.