A Perfect Winter Day in Monterey

A Perfect Winter Day in Monterey It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the perfect time to plan a coastal winter getaway to Monterey, Ca! Trade in snow capped mountains for white sand beaches and ski runs for oceanside trails and walking paths – because it’s all right here this season at the…

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Dance the Night Away 80’s Style this NYE

Dance the Night Away 80’s Style this NYE Do you love the 80’s? Do you love New Year’s Eve? Well look no further, because the Portola Hotel & Spa is hosting the raddest party in all of Monterey, California this New Year’s Eve! Enjoy live music, dancing, a buffet dinner, and an open bar as…

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Portola’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide The holiday season is upon us and it’s not only time for you to make your list – but ask for wish lists from your favorites. Why not make it easy on yourself and plan an afternoon of one stop shopping at the Portola Hotel & Spa – and maybe…

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The Future is Bright – The Monterey Conference Center Goes Solar

The Future is Bright – The Monterey Conference Center Goes Solar It’s easy being green at the state of the art, Monterey Conference Center (MCC)! Recently, the City of Monterey launched a 132-kilowatt solar energy system at Monterey’s premier conference center adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa. In the City’s efforts to earn a…

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Music & Arts In Monterey

Music & Arts In Monterey Downtown Monterey, California is the spot on the Monterey Peninsula to visit when searching for the best in local art and music this holiday season. From quaint galleries and coffee shops to larger venues like the Golden State Theater and Monterey Museum of Art, there is something for everyone’s style…

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Fall Recipe Feature: Chewy Pumpkin Spice & Molasses Cookies

Fall Recipe Feature: Chewy Pumpkin Spice & Molasses Cookies With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this time of year brings out the baker in many of us cooking enthusiasts. Our Portola Hotel & Spa, Pastry Chef Marcos, is sharing one of his favorite recipes of the Fall Season! Highlighting, sugar, spice and everything nice, Chef’s…

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Start Your Morning Off at Peet’s Coffee at the Portola

Start Your Morning Off at Peet’s Coffee at the Portola Our Monterey Morning’s are definitely a bit crisper now that the Fall season is upon us! There’s no better way to warm up and start your day off right, then by stopping by Peet’s Coffee off our lower lobby. From fresh baked goodies to Peet’s…

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24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey Any time you have the opportunity to get away for a quick bit of rest and relaxation, you want to take advantage of every moment! We have some fun tips and ideas for making the most out of your 24 hours in Monterey! From check in to check out; take a…

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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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