48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey! Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the…

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Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch at the Portola

Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch at the Portola Waking up in Monterey, just got even better! Brunch, breakfast, Peet’s Coffee Bar – it really is all right here at the Portola! From morning eats and delicious coffee drinks at our NEW Peet’s Coffee off the lobby, daily breakfast/brunch at The Club Room or our fabulous Sunday…

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Ribs

Memorial Day BBQ Recipe by Chef Carl

Recipe: Chef Carl’s BBQ Spare Ribs If you are getting ready for a Memorial Day barbecue this weekend, and need a bit of inspo, our very own, Chef Carl has your back! Impress your guests with Chef’s famous, Barbecued Spare Ribs – cooked LOW and SLOW! Chef Carl’s Barbecued Spare Ribs Ingredients 1 Rack of…

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Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting

Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting Known for our mild temperatures in the summer months, escape the heat and plan your summer season meeting, right here at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA. Your guests will not only be “cool” but will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique, outdoor activities. Group…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Mother’s Day is less than a week away, but don’t fret, spoiling mom this year is still possible and easier than you might think! Let our experts here at the Portola Hotel & Spa inspire some fabulous gift ideas, that will leave mom feeling spoiled, special, and very loved! Mother’s Day…

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Five Ways to Explore Monterey

Five Ways to Explore Monterey When it comes to discovering all there is to see and do here in beautiful, Monterey, getting around is easy. It’s what mode of transportation you decide that may be the most difficult vacation decision you’ll have to make! Whether by sea, by foot, by car (including a sea car)…

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Start Your Day Off at Peet’s at the Portola

The Most Important Meal of the Day! Your Monterey mornings just got a little bit brighter with the addition of our new Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Start with your favorite Peet’s beverage, then add on a delicious, homemade breakfast sandwich or specialty quiche from Paris Bakery here in Monterey. Choose…

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Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip

Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip Sometimes you’re lucky enough to head to a beautiful destination for a conference or work trip. And when work travel has you ending up in a place like Monterey, California, there’s no reason not to extend that trip and turn it into a vacation! Here at the Portola Hotel…

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Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway to Monterey

Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway to Monterey Ok, you have your date locked in, you want to get out of town with that someone special to relax and enjoy some down time, but what’s next? Well…we’ve got the perfect destination right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, but that’s just…

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway

It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway The Spring season is right around the corner and there’s no better time than NOW to begin planning your Spring Break Getaway to beautiful, Monterey, California! Relax on the beach, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, shop at quaint boutiques, stand up paddle board along the…

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