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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Escape to Monterey to Play on the Beach

Monterey Summer Fun

Monterey Summer Fun How do you spell fun? M-O-N-T-E-R-E-Y! Our mild temperatures and coastal location makes it possible to enjoy endless outdoor and even indoor activities all summer long. Whether visiting for a weekend away with someone special or a family fun getaway, Monterey is your one- stop destination this summer (and always)! A Romantic…

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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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View of Wharf from Bike Path

Why Monterey Should be #1 on Your Travel Bucket List

Why Monterey Should be #1 on Your Travel Bucket List Some say the Monterey Bay is the greatest meeting of land and sea – and I have to say I agree! An inspiration for many famous poets, authors, and artists including John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, to name just a few…

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Cannery Row

Walk Your Way Through Monterey

Walk Your Way Through Monterey When visiting the Portola Hotel & Spa in beautiful, Monterey, California you are truly in the center of it all. With the popular Coastal Recreation Trail just steps from our doors, set your fitness apps, because there’s no doubt you will be exceeding all your daily goals. Walk, bike or…

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Harbor Sunrise

Cool for Summer – Plan Your Perfect Summer Day

Cool for Summer – Plan Your Perfect Summer Day School’s out for summer and it’s time to take advantage of free time and lots of fun! No visit to the Portola Hotel & Spa is complete without enjoying all the Monterey Bay has to offer, especially during the summer months. Whether traveling with the family…

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Scott Campbell Photo

Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums

Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums The centrally located Portola Hotel & Spa is in the center of a virtual, cultural hub – highlighting surrealism, history, play and all things art. With five of the best, museums in Monterey, within blocks of the Portola Hotel & Spa, you won’t want to pass up…

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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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