Isn’t It Romantic?

Happy February! As spring is just around the corner, this special month reminds us of all things L-O-V-E themed. Now is the perfect time to surprise that special someone in your life with a romantic getaway AND if you need some inspiration during the planning process, we have got you covered with two Monterey vacation…

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Meet Our Portola Pups

Monterey’s most pet friendly destination loves to greet, meet, and give a treat to all of our four-legged guests. Our Portola Pups always make us smile and we love having the opportunity to see them enjoying time with their families and making memories. We not only love our guest pooches, but always welcome our staff…

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Top 5 Hikes in Monterey County

It’s All Right Here Top 5 Hikes in Monterey County Lace up your hiking boots and choose to head outdoors in 2020! With the new year upon us, there’s no better time than now to spend time outdoors, enjoying nature and the fresh coastal air! Toro County Park, Salinas CA along the Monterey/Salinas Highway 68…

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Get Game Day Ready with Chef Danny’s Harris Ranch Cowboy Steak

Whether tailgating or hosting friends for the Big Game, the peak of Football Season is upon us and it’s time to do some cooking and definitely, some good eating! The Portola Hotel & Spa’s, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese has created a game day favorite featuring Harris Ranch Beef.  Along with a keg filled with one…

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The Magic of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Magic of the Monterey Bay Aquarium A visit to Monterey, California just isn’t complete without experiencing the magic of the Monterey Bay Aquarium located on historic, Cannery Row. From behind the scenes tours to self-guided adventures, a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must. Our experts here at the Portola Hotel &…

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Toast to 2020 With Healthy Cocktails

Toast to 2020 With Healthy Cocktails There is much to celebrate and toast to this week as we ring in a new year AND new decade! Let’s have a little fun with a healthy twist! Jacks Monterey at the Portola Hotel & Spa now features a Ketel One® Botanical Cocktail menu. This style of distilled…

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Ultimate Monterey Bucket List for 2020

Ultimate Monterey Bucket List for 2020 Happy New Year! Now that 2020 is here, we thought it would be fun to share our 2020 Monterey Bucket List. Keep this handy and make sure to cross off each of our bucket list items during your visits to the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA! 1)…

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Meet Our Concierge!

Meet Our Concierge! One of the smiling faces you see during your stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa is our rock star Concierge, Naiomi Skiles. With over eight years here at the Portola, Naiomi has endless information and tips on now to make the most out of every single Monterey Moment you will experience….

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Plan Your Holiday Party at the Portola

Plan Your Holiday Party at the Portola ‘Tis the season to celebrate and though the holiday season is upon us – it’s always a good time to plan a party! With a variety of event spaces located on-site at Portola Hotel, plan a festive celebration of any size for clients, coworkers, friends and family. Your…

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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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