Summer Travel with Kiddos

Summer Travel with Kiddos Summer is here and fun is at the top of everyone’s mind  (especially your kiddos) …so why not plan a family getaway for all to enjoy. Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, we pride ourselves on being one of the Central Coast’s most family friendly hotel properties in the…

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Portola’s Summer Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Heirloom Tomato Salad

Portola’s Summer Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Heirloom Tomato Salad Summer is here and there’s no better season to throw an al fresco dinner party! Set up those bistro lights, bring out the farm table, and invite some of your favorite pals over for a summer-inspired dinner they won’t soon forget. Our Portola Hotel & Spa…

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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, California

48 Hours in Monterey, California 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…

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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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