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A spacious, eco-friendly resort in downtown Monterey.
The Portola is one of the only Monterey-area hotels to boast LEED-Gold certification, meaning it is one of the most environmentally sensitive properties in the region. The hotel has 372 rooms and seven suites, and each comes standard with a flat screen television, eco-friendly bath amenities, a mini-refrigerator and an oversize work desk. Most accommodations also feature balconies. The hotel offers guests a state-of-the-art fitness center with Cybex equipment, as well as a modest plunge pool and a full-service spa. The on-site restaurant, Jacks Monterey, offers a menu that celebrates the variety of ethnic influences on California cuisine, while Peter B’s Brewpub serves classic pub fare and craft beer. Guests even receive chocolate chip cookies upon arrival.