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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View from the Monterey Bay

Summer Dates are the Best Time for Meetings

Summer Dates are the Best Time for Meetings There’s no better time to Meet in Monterey than mid-week during the summer months. There are many good reasons to consider booking your next conference during the summer months of June, July and August. Your attendees will not only find mid-week meetings to be a viable seasonal…

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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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Turnip recipe

Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Baby White Turnips

Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm Baby White Turnips Created by Portola Hotel Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese   Locally grown, fresh produce is in abundance in our Tri County area, and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we love featuring the bounty of the season in all our menus, whether it be catering or in our…

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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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