Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums

Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums The centrally located Portola Hotel & Spa is in the center of a virtual, cultural hub – highlighting surrealism, history, play and all things art. With five of the best, museums in Monterey, within blocks of the Portola Hotel & Spa, you won’t want to pass up…

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Portola Meetings: 5 Tips to Wow Your Attendees & Clients

Portola Meetings: 5 Tips to Wow Your Attendees & Clients Guest Post by Eddie Guice, Catering & Conventions Services Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa You’ve selected the perfect venue; all your schedules and itineraries are done to the minute – and now your event is finally here! Our meetings pros here at the Portola Hotel…

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24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey You finally have the reservation made – destination, Monterey. You have just 24 hours to relax, recharge and have a little fun – so what do you do with this golden nugget of time? How do you make the most of it? Let us help design your perfect itinerary during your…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey So, you’ve planned that much needed weekend getaway and you want to make the most of every magical Monterey Moment! We know how precious your time is and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have some wonderful ideas of how to get the most out of your next visit…

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Blog Manager: Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas, the editor of Central Coast Living, is a native Californian with a passion for travel and adventure. After growing up in Pacific Grove, CA, Lisa traveled and experienced life before returning to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to begin her career and family.  Lisa is a freelance writer, entrepreneur, mother and volunteer and loves…

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Intro to Central Coast Living

Welcome to Central Coast Living, the newest spot for info, insider tips and events on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond, brought to you by the Portola Hotel & Spa. My name is Lisa Thomas and I’ll be your guide. From great packages and specials to new activities and menu additions, I will make sure that…

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