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Portola’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and it’s not only time for you to make your list – but ask for wish lists from your favorites. Why not make it easy on yourself and plan an afternoon of one stop shopping at the Portola Hotel & Spa – and maybe while you’re at it treat yourself to brunch, lunch, or even a spa treatment.

So here it goes – our top picks for 2019!

For the Traveler – Portola Hotel & Spa Gift Cards

Available at the front desk or online at in amounts ranging from $25 to $500. Gift cards are redeemable not only for hotel stays, but also for dining at Jacks Monterey, The Club Room and Monterey’s original craft brewery Peter B’s Brewpub! Add on a tin of our famous Chocolate Chip Cookies or Ginger Molasses (available now during the holiday season ONLY), also available at the front desk.

Portola Gift Card

For the Wine Lover – Puma Road at the Portola or SoVino Wine Bar & Merchant

Celebrate Monterey Wine Country with a unique gift, honoring our local region. Located right outside our doors out on the Portola Plaza, Puma Road Tasting Room and SoVino Wine Bar & Merchant are ideal for selecting some of the region’s finest varietals. From gift cards to bottles, to fun accessories for the wine lover in your life – sip while you shop and find some fabulous gifts!

For the Craft Beer Lover – Peter B’s Brewpub

If you are going for the gift card idea but want to include a little extra something special, stop by the brewery! From Hydro Flasks or Growlers filled with a Peter B’s original craft brew to hoodies, hats and more, the craft beer enthusiast in your life will be quite “hoppy” with this holiday gift. Don’t forget about our $25 Ugly Sweaters, our Home for the Holiday crowler 3 pack * excludes barrel aged & specialty. When you stop in to pick up your holiday goodies, ask the bartender about Peter B’s Holiday Cheer Cocktails; Doc Pepe’s Lab Single Barrel Manhattans and Barrel Finished Old Fashioned for $12.

Peter B's gifts

For the Coffee Lover – Peet’s Coffee at the Portola

Coffee, tea or more coffee?! Our Peet’s Coffee bar located off our lower lobby, not only features Peet’s Coffee, but a variety of Peet’s merchandise, as well as coffee beans and sweet treats.

For the Spa Enthusiast – Spa On the Plaza Gifts & Gift Cards

The gift of relaxation and spa days is always well received! Visit our Spa on the Plaza and purchase a gift card for a luxurious spa treatment or peruse their boutique filled with aromatherapy candles, oils, soaps, lotions and more.

And remember the old adage when shopping – one for you, one for me! Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Please drink responsibly.

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