Monterey for the Wine Enthusiast

Monterey for the Wine Enthusiast Monterey County has become one of California’s most coveted regions for wine enthusiast from across the globe. With our moderate climate, nearby Carmel Valley as well as Salinas and Southern Monterey County makes our local region ideal for growing varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Home to nearly 350 vineyards…

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Sunday Brunch is Always a Good Idea

Sunday Brunch is Always a Good Idea There’s no better way to keep that weekend feeling going, than enjoying a fabulous Sunday Brunch! Jacks Monterey here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, not only features one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most fabulous brunch (and brunch cocktail) menus, but live music every Sunday from 11:30am-2:30pm. While…

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Fall Essentials – Packing for Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Fall Essentials – Packing for Your Monterey Bay Getaway Fall is upon us and if you’re like us, we love any excuse to wear a comfy sweater and a great puffy vest! As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes a bit brisker, packing for your Monterey Bay getaway to the Portola Hotel…

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Guest Blog Feature: Beauty from the Inside Out

Guest Blog Feature: Beauty from the Inside Out Guest Post by Camille Malcolm – Health Guru, Spa on the Plaza Owner, Blogger There is a big difference between superficial beauty and beauty from the inside out. We know this intuitively, but our culture celebrates the young and beautiful which can make us feel inadequate. At…

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Food & Wine Pairings at Jacks Monterey

Fresh, local, sustainable, and delicious – guests will find all this and more at Jacks Monterey. Located off our lower lobby, Jacks Monterey features California Cultural Cuisine designed by Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese. From craft cocktails to small bites, fresh seafood to Harris Ranch ribeye steaks – all menu items are inspired by the bounty…

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Plan an Outdoor Monterey Meeting

Plan an Outdoor Monterey Meeting Guest Post by Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa Looking for the perfect location for your meeting? Escape the heat and head to the central coast of California for your next event. Our beautiful Monterey Bay venue boasts inspired outdoor meeting spaces and creative food and…

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Pet Friendly Monterey

Pet Friendly Monterey There’s no better vacation, than one that every member of the family can enjoy – even the one’s with paws! Monterey, California is one of California’s most welcoming, pet-friendly destinations – and that all starts when checking into the Portola Hotel & Spa. Being located in the City Center, allows for complete…

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Portola Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Portola Hotel Stay

Portola Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Portola Hotel Stay Welcome to the Portola Hotel & Spa! You have made the trip to Monterey, CA and now it’s time to make the most out of our stay. We went directly to the experts, our amazing staff, to gather some of the most…

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Monterey For the Watersports Fanatics!

For the Watersports Fanatics!  Your bags are packed and you’re ready to head out on your next adventure. In this particular case, time in the water awaits! Here in Monterey, California, the watersports fanatic has a wide array of activities to choose from. So here it goes – which one is your favorite? Stand Up…

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Family Fun in Monterey, California

Family Fun in Monterey, California There’s nothing more precious than time with the family, especially when you’re on vacation! With endless fun at your fingertips both indoors and outdoors, Monterey, California is one of the Central Coast’s most popular destinations for family travel. The moment you begin your family vacation at the Portola Hotel &…

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