Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey

Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey Did you know that Monterey was the first capital of California in 1776? AND, that our city has the largest collection of historic buildings in public ownership, west of Williamsburg, VA. It really is all right here in our fabulous City and being located in the heart…

Read More

48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey! Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the…

Read More

Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch at the Portola

Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch at the Portola Waking up in Monterey, just got even better! Brunch, breakfast, Peet’s Coffee Bar – it really is all right here at the Portola! From morning eats and delicious coffee drinks at our NEW Peet’s Coffee off the lobby, daily breakfast/brunch at The Club Room or our fabulous Sunday…

Read More

Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub

Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub Did you know that the Portola Hotel & Spa is also home to Monterey, California’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub? Operating since 1996, Peter B’s is regarded as one of the best breweries in Monterey, boasting award winning, house made craft beers. The extensive beer menu…

Read More

Escape to Monterey to Play on the Beach

Get A Jumpstart on Your Summer Travel Planning

Get A Jumpstart on Your Summer Travel Planning Summer is right around the corner and there’s no better time than now to begin planning a Monterey Bay getaway. Whether it’s a girl’s trip, family fun or a quick weekend getaway with someone special – we have some fantastic packages available during the summer months. Which…

Read More

Ribs

Memorial Day BBQ Recipe by Chef Carl

Recipe: Chef Carl’s BBQ Spare Ribs If you are getting ready for a Memorial Day barbecue this weekend, and need a bit of inspo, our very own, Chef Carl has your back! Impress your guests with Chef’s famous, Barbecued Spare Ribs – cooked LOW and SLOW! Chef Carl’s Barbecued Spare Ribs Ingredients 1 Rack of…

Read More

Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting

Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting Known for our mild temperatures in the summer months, escape the heat and plan your summer season meeting, right here at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA. Your guests will not only be “cool” but will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique, outdoor activities. Group…

Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Mother’s Day is less than a week away, but don’t fret, spoiling mom this year is still possible and easier than you might think! Let our experts here at the Portola Hotel & Spa inspire some fabulous gift ideas, that will leave mom feeling spoiled, special, and very loved! Mother’s Day…

Read More

Five Ways to Explore Monterey

Five Ways to Explore Monterey When it comes to discovering all there is to see and do here in beautiful, Monterey, getting around is easy. It’s what mode of transportation you decide that may be the most difficult vacation decision you’ll have to make! Whether by sea, by foot, by car (including a sea car)…

Read More

American Craft Beer Week 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub

American Craft Beer Week 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub Craft Beer Lovers unite, May 13-19, 2019 during American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub. Celebrate all things craft beer from a behind the scenes Brewery Tours to new releases, a Brewer’s Dinner, Trivia Night, Daily & Late-Night Happy Hour, and more. This…

Read More

Tags: