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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Five Must See & Do Spring Activities

Five Must See & Do Spring Activities Spring is almost upon us and that means now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun activities to partake in during your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula. Though, there are endless activities and adventures available throughout the Monterey Bay Area and beyond, we narrowed…

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Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained

Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained Sometimes being in the kitchen can be a little intimidating, especially when embarking upon a new technique or recipe. We recently had the chance to sit down with Portola Hotel & Spa, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and had him answer a few culinary questions that…

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10 Things We Love About Monterey

10 Things We Love About Monterey As many of us know the Monterey Bay Area is one of those special places that many instantly fall in love with, but what really makes this destination so special, is the natural beauty and ease of getting around. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day with love a plenty…

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Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team

Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team When visiting the Monterey Peninsula and the Portola Hotel & Spa, the possibilities for fun, food, recreation and even relaxation are endless. We recently collected some “insider travel tips” from our team here at the Portola – not only about things to do in and around Monterey, but…

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Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst

Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst We are so fortunate here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to have a such a talented and experienced team of culinary professionals and recently had the opportunity to visit with our Executive Sous Chef, Carl Ashurst and learn a bit more about his background. Carl is a…

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Getaway to Monterey!

Getaway to Monterey! Often times in the midst of holidays we forget about making time for ourselves. Perhaps a weekend getaway is just what the doctor ordered to reset and recharge and just plain, have a little fun! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have a variety of fantastic seasonal packages, each highlighting…

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