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Portola Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Portola Hotel Stay

Portola Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Portola Hotel Stay

Welcome to the Portola Hotel & Spa! You have made the trip to Monterey, CA and now it’s time to make the most out of our stay. We went directly to the experts, our amazing staff, to gather some of the most useful tips to take advantage of during your Portola Hotel & Spa getaway…because it really is All Right Here!

“Start your morning off with a delicious coffee and house-made pastries from our Peet’s Coffee, right off the lobby here at the Portola. The muffins are my favorite. ”
– Allison Smith, Reservations Manager

Peet's Coffee at Portola Hotel & Spa


“Relax by the pool with one of our signature mock and/or cocktails and soak up the sunshine!”
Will Clark, Sales Manager

Summer at the Portola Hotel's Pool


“Enjoy an amazing bike ride from the hotel to historic, Cannery Row (also home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium) while taking in the breathtaking ocean-side along the Coastal Recreation Trail scenic route.”
– Espi Rodriguez, Director of Housekeeping

Bike ride on the bike path


“Get to know the history of Monterey! Beginning  just steps outside of the Portola Hotel along the City’s Path of History – follow the yellow medallions. I remember when I moved here and I had no idea how much of California’s history, originated here in Monterey. Explore historic adobes and gardens too – many of which are located, right outside the Portola, most within walking distance.”
Mae Maher, Front Office Manager

Path of History


“The best way to make the most of your Portola Hotel experience is to find a place for one stop shopping! The Portola Hotel has it all, from an early wake-up call in Peet’s Coffee, to enjoying a breakfast buffet in The Club Room, to hosting a private work meeting in Jacks Monterey and even enjoying a craft beer in Peter B’s Brewpub after a long day of work. It just doesn’t get any better than that!”
– Stella Garcia, Food & Beverage Coordinator

Happy Hour at Peter B's

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