Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway
You work hard all week long, the weekend rolls around and your getting ready to take a little getaway…but how do you maintain your fitness routine and keep healthy? As many of you know it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon when travelling, but when visiting the Portola Hotel & Spa, we’ve got you covered – from fitness to healthy eating options – it’s all right here!

24-Hour Fitness Center
Workout when it works for you! Our 24-hour Fitness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest in Cybex cardiovascular, Nautilus resistance weight training equipment, free weights, treadmills, elliptical stationary cycles and more. Also available is an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and private cabanas, open 7:00am to 10:00pm daily.

24-Hour Fitness Center

24- Hour Fitness Center

Healthy Eating Options
From gluten-free selections to hearty salads and sustainable, fresh seafood, the menus at our on-site restaurants make it easy to stay on track. Start your day off with a healthy breakfast at The Club Room, choose from fresh fruit, granola or build your own omelets as you peruse the European-style buffet. Next, move on to lunch at Jacks Monterey where a variety of healthy eating options await. Start with fresh Hamachi Crudo featuring yellow tail tuna, watermelon radish, pickled alba mushrooms with a serrano chili vinaigrette. Next move on to a fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad or First of the Season Asparagus or the Grains & Greens Salad with kale, baby lettuce, quinoa, farro, pepitas, wheat berries, feta and a creamy lemon dressing. Seafood Watch® approved, sustainable, fresh seafood entrees are also available: from Pacific Salmon, Seared Ahi Sandwiches and Grilled Alaskan Halibut.

Grains & Greens Salad

Grains & Greens Salad from Jacks Monterey

If you’re looking to catch your favorite football team or sporting event on TV, while enjoying a locally made craft beer – just walk on over to our onsite brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub. Some would think that a brewpub wouldn’t have healthy or lighter fare options – but at Peter B’s, there’s something for everyone! Start your meal with fresh Ceviche or Buffalo Cauliflower, then move on to a Monterey Shrimp Louie Salad or a Classic Cobb. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, but still on the lighter side; try Arturo’s Tacos with your choice of grilled shrimp, Atlantic cod, chicken or carnitas – or order one of their signature burgers and substitute the meat patty for a vegan, black bean & quinoa patty or grilled chicken breast!

Classic Cobb Salad Peter B's

Classic Cobb Salad from Peter B’s

Walk, Run or Bike!
With onsite bike rentals at Adventures by the Sea out on our plaza, choose to workout alongside the bay as you cruise along the Coastal Recreation Trail, right outside our doors. Or…lace up your sneakers and walk or run along the trail and take in the majestic views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary along the way.

Coastal Recreation Trail

Spa on the Plaza
After a good workout, you deserve some pampering! Revitalize your mind and body at the largest day spa in Monterey County complete with outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Spa on the Plaza boast separate men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, and a relaxation lounge. With 10 treatments and an extensive spa menu, relaxation is just a reservation away!

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