Green Sheep Water

Green Sheep Water- Making Sustainable Choices When Traveling

One Million Plastics Bottles Are Used Every Minute…But Not Here! As one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotels in Central California, here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we are proud to announce the adoption of yet another progressive, green initiative. As we constantly research and pursue innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly…

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Wine and Jacks Monterey

All Things Wine & Beer

To wine lovers, Monterey County has known for its many boutique wineries and vineyards but, most recently, our local region is getting its props for an emerging craft beer scene. Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa our wine and craft beer programs are being recognized by industry leaders including the Wine Spectator Award of…

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Candy from Carosuel Candies

Monterey’s Sweetest Moments

Monterey’s Sweetest Moments Life’s short – make it sweet! And why not start with perusing and of course, tasting some of the sweetest of treats during you next visit to Monterey. With candy stores, ice cream shops and delectable dessert menus all within walking distance to the Portola Hotel – you’ll definitely want to lace…

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Club Sandwich from Jacks

10 Reasons to Dine at the Portola

Summer’s Here – 10 Reasons to Dine at the Portola When in comes to dining in Monterey, the Portola Hotel & Spa has it dialed in. With three onsite restaurants, with three very distinct menus, Jacks Monterey, Peter B’s Brewpub and The Club Room –features the best of the Monterey Bay. Take a look at…

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Yoga at Portola

Summer’s Here – Time for Yoga + Beer

Summer’s Here – Time for Yoga + Beer Peter B’s Craft Beers and Wine in Cottonwood Plaza The days are just a bit longer and the sun is shining through the early evening – which means it’s the perfect time for a bit of extra Namaste! Throughout the summer months, Peter B’s and the Portola…

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Cocktails from Jacks Monterey

Cheers – It’s Almost Summertime!

Cheers – It’s Almost Summertime! With the official start to summer only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start planning for backyard barbecues and sunshiny days! Our bartending team at Jacks Monterey are mixing up some fun cocktails to celebrate summer and are excited to share one of their favorite recipes to help…

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Family fun in Monterey

Kid’s Choice! Top Five Places to Play in Monterey

Kid’s Choice! Top Five Places to Play in Monterey Summer’s almost here and we polled some of our Portola Pirates about the five best places to play and explore in Monterey. Well, our swashbuckling Pirates have spoken, and we have a fun list to share with our readers. Portola Pirates 1. Dennis the Menace Park…

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Flowers in Monterey

Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day Of all the special joys in life, The big ones and the small, A mother’s love and tenderness Is the greatest of them all. – Unknown Whether making a grand gesture or just showing gratitude with a card or drawing, showing mom how much you love her…

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Fisherman's Wharf Monterey, CA

B-Leisure: Incorporating A Bit of Fun Into Business Travel

B-Leisure: Incorporating A Bit of Fun Into Business Travel Many of us are too familiar with the grind of business travel – but why not incorporate a little fun into your next work trip?! We asked our Portola Hotel & Spa, Concierge extraordinaire, Naiomi Skiles, for some creative ideas and inspiration. Whether your next business…

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Monterey Beach

At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic

At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping our guests create memorable experiences during their time in Monterey. Often, we have couples visiting for a romantic getaway, celebratory occasions, or just some down time to decompress and recharge. Whatever the reason, a beach picnic always seems to put…

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