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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (Opening from 08th Sept, 2020)

Hotel Contact:
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, California 93940
United States
Main: 831-649-4511
Email: Email Hotel Monty Deemer
Associate Director of Sales: Monty Deemer
Elite Rating
Planner Rating:
Chain Independent / Other
Guest Rooms 379
Kings/Suites/Doubles 154 / 8 / 225
Room Rates High $599 - Low $169 -
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 500
Max Group Size 1000


Resort Fee $0
Room Tax 14.35%
Sales Tax 8.25%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 10,665ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 60,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 120,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Mineta San Jose Int’l
65 min 75 miles (105 km)
Monterey Regional
10 min 3 miles (5 km)
San Francisco Int’l
101 miles (163 km)


State-of-the-art event technology
including 1-gigabit connectivity
wired and wireless internet
and audiovisual support staff; concierge services.


Pool; spa; 24-hour fitness center; four onsite dining experiences
including a craft brewery; valet or self-parking for a fee; and covered garage.


Newly renovated Monterey Conference Center
Fisherman’s Wharf
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row
Monterey State Historic Park
Pebble Beach
Carmel Valley
Monterey County wine country
19 PGA-rated golf courses
and Big Sur.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Jacks Monterey
California Cultural Cuisine
Peter B's Brewpub
Craft Brewery
The Club Room
European Breakfast Buffet

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $24 - 30 Cont. $18 - 23
Lunch Buffet $35 - 40 Plated $31 - 36
Dinner Buffet $66 - 70 Plated $66 - 75
Coffee Break $10 - 18
2-Hour Open Bar $200
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Barrel Room 23 N/A 2 249 14 x 18 8 0 0 16 16 16 0 0 0
Bonsai Ballroom 237 N/A 3 2,546 67 x 38 10 125 175 180 200 0 35 0 0
Bonsai I or II 92 N/A 3 988 26 x 38 10 55 70 50 100 25 30 0 0
Bonsai III 53 N/A 3 570 15 x 38 10 25 35 30 0 25 15 0 0
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Property News
Posted November 17, 2016
Award-Winning Monterey, California Destination to Enhance Guest Experience
Monterey, California – November 17, 2016 — The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf, announced plans for a complete renovation of its tree-lined atrium lobby, together with construction of a new $3.5 million entrance plaza and 40,000 square foot Monterey Conference Center. The $6 million reimaged lobby will feature extensive use of wood complimented by lighted pendants in the 25-foot lobby ficus trees, as well as, a new bar and lobby seating providing a unique ambience for food and bar service.

“The ongoing and future property renovations are part of our commitment to our guests, to offer an exceptional stay in one of the most beautiful ocean-side destinations on the California coast,” said Janine Chicourrat, General Manager of the property. In addition to the current upgrades, the Portola has recently completed a $10 million full renovation of all their 379 guestrooms and bathrooms.

Two world renowned firms have been selected as the design partners. The San Francisco-based Puccini Group is the interior-design partner for the Portola lobby enhancements. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the designer for the 35,000-square foot entrance plaza and the $60 million conference space. Both the plaza and conference center are being constructed by the City of Monterey, through a long-standing private/public partnership with Portola.

“We’ve taken cues from the modern aesthetic tone set by the adjacent conference-center renovation, but have also set the hotel apart by creating a resort-like atmosphere and a strong sense of place consistent with Hotel’s setting adjacent to Monterey Bay, “added Puccini’s Chief Creative Officer, Rob Polacek. “The coastal Monterey landscape, wildlife and local artist community had a tremendous influence on our design and materials palette,”

These improvements, include cutting-edge energy and water conservation fixtures, reinforcing the Portola’s commitment to green practices and its U.S. Building Council’s LEED® Certified Status. The Conference Center will also seek LEED Certified Status upon completion. All three projects are scheduled for completion in April, 2017. During the renovation process, Portola will remain open for business.

About Portola Hotel & Spa:
The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa boast 379 guestrooms, 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and is the only LEED® Certified hotel in Monterey, CA. For more information, please visit:

Media Contact:

Portola Hotel & Spa Ballantines PR
Janine Chicourrat Trisha Davis
(831) 649-7890 (310) 454-3080
Posted April 1, 2015
Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 2015 – Portola Hotel & Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Silver LEED® certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process. As the first LEED® hotel in Central California, Portola Hotel & Spa takes much pride in providing both eco-friendly and superior services and amenities to their guests.

Portola Hotel & Spa was the very first hotel to undergo the recertification process, and participated in the USGBC’s Recertification Beta Pilot Program, which has a specific team focused on the hospitality industry.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the first participant in the LEED® recertification process,” said Janine Chicourrat, General Manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa. “The process allowed us to continue to pursue our goal of remaining a leader of environmentally friendly hospitality.”

Portola Hotel has invested in a new set of initiatives to guarantee its already existing superior “green” hospitality and live up to the eco-friendly standards of the Silver LEED® certification. Some efforts include:

• Almost 20% of the hotel’s employees commute using alternative forms of transportation including biking, walking, and public transit.
• Native and adaptive plants that are drought-tolerant and provide habitat are placed throughout the property.
• In order to eliminate the hotel’s contribution to ozone depletion, all refrigerants containing CFCs have been phased out.
• Portola Hotel has purchased Renewable Energy Credits equivalent to 100% of yearly energy, which supports renewable energy generation offsite.
• At least 25% of food purchases are local or sustainable.

Portola Hotel is diverting approximately 78% of waste from landfills and conducts an annual waste audit to identify areas that can be further approved. To ensure a healthy and productive environment for the Portola Hotel staff and guests, an annual survey on occupant comfort and general cleanliness is conducted.


About Portola Hotel & Spa:
Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED® EB certified hotel and AAA Four Diamond Rating. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The hotel features 379 nautically inspired guest rooms and suites, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet.

Portola Hotel & Spa is home to Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and Peter B's Brewpub, the Monterey Peninsula's original craft brewery. In addition, overnight guests have access to the hotel's spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The 6,000-square-foot Spa on the Plaza offers 10 treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu of signature treatments. For more information please visit: