4 Things To Do During Spring Break In Monterey

Spend Spring Break in Monterey Spring break is right around the corner, so why not begin planning a visit to the coast?! As the weather is becoming a bit warmer and the sun is shining bright, Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit the Monterey Bay Area. Local species of wildflowers like the…

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Fresh Catch

Welcome to Monterey, California. Located on the coast of Central California, our culinary team is quite fortunate to have the opportunity to source some of the finest and freshest seafood in the world. As a proud member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, each of our onsite restaurants feature, locally caught, sustainable seafood…

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Wake Up & Smell The Coffee at Peet’s Coffee at the Portola

When you wake up in Monterey, Ca at the Portola Hotel & Spa, guests can now enjoy strolling through our downstairs lobby to our on-site, Peet’s Coffee. Featuring all of Peet’s original coffee and tea specialty drinks, this unique location serves house-made sandwiches and salads, made by our own, Portola Culinary Team. Treat yourself to…

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Festival Life

The Monterey Bay area has always been a mecca for the creative. Home of the original Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, musicians and artists from around the world flock to the local area for inspiration and for many, to perform and share their art. Today, Monterey hosts many of California’s most popular music festivals. With…

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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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