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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Wedding Makeup

Wedding Day Glam from Head to Toe

Wedding Day Glam from Head to Toe You’ve picked the perfect partner, a picturesque location, your dream dress and the big day is finally here – now it’s time to get your glam on. Whether you’re here at the Portola Hotel for your destination wedding or have selected the property for your local nuptials, we…

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17 mile drive

24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey You finally have the reservation made – destination, Monterey. You have just 24 hours to relax, recharge and have a little fun – so what do you do with this golden nugget of time? How do you make the most of it? Let us help design your perfect itinerary during your…

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Massage and Brunch for Two

Girls Getaway Guide!

Every girl needs a vacation and we know how important quality time with your bestie is – but a little adventure and pampering never hurt either! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have designed some fun specials and packages, ideal for your next girl’s getaway! Pick from a day trip or a weekend…

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5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

Love is in the air and so is the panic that ensues around this time of year of how to best spoil your Valentine! Leave it to the pros here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to help give you a bit of inspiration. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help create a…

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Couples Masage

Plan A Winter Spa Day at Spa on the Plaza

‘Tis the season to be jolly and for many of us a little stressed out – so why not treat yourself or someone special to a much-needed and well-deserved Spa Day! Monterey’s Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa is offering some amazing Spa Specials all season long – each with a…

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Poppys in Monterey

Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed…

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Beer from Peter B's

Portola’s Fall Favorites

A crispness to the air, falling leaves and pumpkin everything means that Fall is upon us here in Monterey and between the gorgeous weather, holiday events, picturesque surroundings and seasonal food and drink; the Portola Hotel & Spa is celebrating the season! Let’s begin with what’s brewing at Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery!…

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View from Pier

Plan Your Next Monterey Moment

Summer may be underway, but there’s still plenty of time to plan that much-needed vacation to beautiful Monterey! Easily accessible by car or plane, the Monterey Peninsula is the ultimate playground for kids and grown-ups alike! Whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway focused around food, wine and spa days or one for the family full…

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