Wedding Day Bliss

Wedding Day Bliss – Plan Your Perfect Monterey Bay Wedding You said, “YES”, and now it’s time to begin the planning to say, “I DO”! Plan your perfect destination wedding in Monterey, California at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Begin with meeting with one of our onsite event and wedding professionals as they help navigate…

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Relax in Monterey! Head to the Beach, Pool, Spa – or All Three!

Relax in Monterey! Head to the Beach, Pool, Spa – or All Three! If sipping poolside cocktails, laying out on the beach and relaxing spa days are your idea of a dream vacation – look no further than the Portola Hotel & Spa when planning your next getaway. From pool days to beach days, spa…

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Beat the Heat & Head to Monterey

Beat the Heat & Head to Monterey It’s easy to be “cool” at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Ca this summer! Beat the heat and head to the coast for beach days and coastal fun. With average summer temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to 70 degrees, the Monterey Peninsula is an ideal destination…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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