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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Pairings We Love at Peter B’s

Pairings We Love at Peter B’s With baseball season in full swing, the sunshine and a little spring fever – there’s no better time of year to enjoy a cold craft beer and some good grub. We sat down with Peter B’s Brewpub, Head Brewer, Justin Rivard and asked for his favorite beer and food…

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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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Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local

Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local When it comes to living like a local in Monterey, California it’s all about appreciating the beauty of the local landscape and natural resources, taking advantage of all the amazing recreational activities available all year round, and savoring the local flavors available to us, whether from the…

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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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Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations

Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations When we say, “it’s all right here” at the Portola Hotel & Spa – we truly mean it! Located in the heart of historic downtown Monterey, California, our location lends itself to an abundance of unique, outdoor spaces, perfect for your next meeting or special event. From historic gardens, to…

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A Healthy Start to 2019

A Healthy Start to 2019 Guest Post, Jen DeVillars, Wellness Coach, Spa on the Plaza The Detox Program at Spa on the Plaza’s new Wellness Center at the Portola Hotel & Spa is a six-week immersion program that teaches effective, easy-to-follow tools in the areas of detoxing, nutrition, mindset, sleep, stress, and joy to make…

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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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Popular 70’s Style Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Popular 70’s Style Cocktails You Can Make at Home Inspired by the Portola Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Party, December 31, 2018 In keeping with the theme of our upcoming very groovy, New Year’s Eve Party at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have whipped up some tried and true cocktail recipes that have stood the…

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