Family Fun in Monterey, California

Family Fun in Monterey, California There’s nothing more precious than time with the family, especially when you’re on vacation! With endless fun at your fingertips both indoors and outdoors, Monterey, California is one of the Central Coast’s most popular destinations for family travel. The moment you begin your family vacation at the Portola Hotel &…

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Summer Travel with Kiddos

Summer Travel with Kiddos Summer is here and fun is at the top of everyone’s mind  (especially your kiddos) …so why not plan a family getaway for all to enjoy. Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, we pride ourselves on being one of the Central Coast’s most family friendly hotel properties in the…

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Wedding Day Bliss

Wedding Day Bliss – Plan Your Perfect Monterey Bay Wedding You said, “YES”, and now it’s time to begin the planning to say, “I DO”! Plan your perfect destination wedding in Monterey, California at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Begin with meeting with one of our onsite event and wedding professionals as they help navigate…

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Beat the Heat & Head to Monterey

Beat the Heat & Head to Monterey It’s easy to be “cool” at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Ca this summer! Beat the heat and head to the coast for beach days and coastal fun. With average summer temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to 70 degrees, the Monterey Peninsula is an ideal destination…

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Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey

Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey Did you know that Monterey was the first capital of California in 1776? AND, that our city has the largest collection of historic buildings in public ownership, west of Williamsburg, VA. It really is all right here in our fabulous City and being located in the heart…

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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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