Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Everything Pumpkin at the Portola Fall is here and so is the return of pumpkin everything! From tasty treats to savory dishes, Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns to pumpkin patches – pumpkins are the “it” squash of the season! With the much-anticipated opening of Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa coming soon, we…

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Top Five Places to Play Fetch on the Monterey Peninsula

Top Five Places to Play Fetch on the Monterey Peninsula Guest Post by Charlie the Doodle by the Bay This one is for all you doggies out there! We all know that getting outside and running around is simply the best – but when there’s a ball is involved – well that’s just woof-tastic! Being…

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8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event

8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event Guest Post by Paige Ettin, Catering Manager & Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa Paige Ettin, Catering Manager Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager The location of the Portola Hotel & Spa is best described by our tagline – It’s…

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Jacks Monterey Bar

Spooky Cocktails

Spooky Cocktails with an Extra Splash of BOO! The mixologists at Jacks Monterey here at the Portola Hotel & Spa have concocted some spooky cocktails recipes just in time for Halloween – each slightly ghoulish, yet scarily delicious! Now let’s get to serving up some drinks! The Ghoulish Martini ¾ oz. Vanilla Vodka ¾ oz….

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Fall Inspired Recipes by Chef Danny

Fall Recipe Feature: Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan & Sticky Toffee Pudding Fall is almost upon us and our Portola Hotel & Spa, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is sharing two of his favorite dishes of the season. Whether you’re looking for something comforting and hearty or a sweet treat, it’s all right here! Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan Yields:…

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Monterey Conference Center Alvarado Gallery

A Feast for the Eyes: Monterey Conference Center Alvarado Gallery Guest Post by Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales & Events, City of Monterey & Monterey Conference Center Known for our rich cultural history and appreciation of the arts, the City of Monterey is dedicated to highlighting the works of local artists throughout the community and beyond….

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Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway You work hard all week long, the weekend rolls around and your getting ready to take a little getaway…but how do you maintain your fitness routine and keep healthy? As many of you know it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon when travelling, but when visiting the…

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Joyce Vineyards

Fall Inspired Team Building

Fall Inspired Team Building Guest Post by Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa The bounty of the Monterey Peninsula is literally at our fingertips here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in beautiful Monterey. Home to some California’s most successful boutique wineries and vineyards, let the local region and season be…

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Pet Friendly Hotel in Hallway

VIP Portola Pet Amenities

VIP Portola Pet Amenities Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we like to give all our guests a five-star welcome – well in this case a five paws welcome! We know how important it is for each member of your family to enjoy their vacation time and we don’t want anyone feeling left out…

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Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola

Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola We all know the feeling the moment that ideal Instagram-worthy backdrop or view has been spotted – I believe they call that satisfaction! From that perfect golden hour lighting or the view that will make all your followers jealous – we are here to help you get…

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