Summertime Inspiration at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Fresh caught, locally sourced and inspired by the summer season are the main ingredients in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge new seasonal menu. From fresh caught Monterey Bay Calamari to Filet Mignon, Day Boat Scallops to Alaskan Halibut, don’t miss out on trying the Summer Menu at Jacks! AND…make sure to take advantage of Jacks summer promo –…

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Guest Post: Tennison Long, Dali17 Museum, Monterey, CA

Dali17 is the first West Coast permanent exhibition of surrealist, Salvador Dali. Located in Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel here in beautiful Monterey, Ca, the exhibition features iconic work and local history with over 570 works, including etchings, mixed media, lithographs and rare sculptures and is the first to display exclusive pictures from…

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Getting to Know the New F&B Team

The management at the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the addition of Peter B’s Head Brewer, Justin Rivard, Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese and Director of Food & Beverage, Brian Hein. Each bringing their own individual experience, these three gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the Food & Beverage Operations…

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Bicycling Your Way Through Monterey

The Monterey Bay area is such a pedestrian and bike-friendly region and really, there is no better way to experience all the area has to offer than by bike. With a variety of trails for all levels along the coast or in the woods, you can experience the best of Monterey. If traveling without your…

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A Hop, Skip & a Jump – Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf

One of Monterey’s most cherished landmarks is Old Fisherman’s Wharf, located just steps from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Home to gift shops, galleries, seafood restaurants and markets as well as numerous boat tours, exploring family-friendly Fisherman’s Wharf is a must stop during your next Monterey Bay getaway. As you walk along the Wharf make…

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Peter B’s Brewpub Celebrates American Craft Beer Week 2016

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) at Peter B’s located right behind the Portola Hotel & Spa!  Don’t miss daily promos, a special reservation only, four-course Brewer’s Dinner on May 17th and Peter B’s new ACBW Beer Education Night complete with food pairings on May 20th!  As Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s is THE…

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Renovation Update: Guest Blog Post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

As the Monterey Conference Center renovation continues to make great progress, we are thrilled to announce the start of the construction on the Portola Plaza. The Portola Plaza is home to Gasper de Portola, a Spanish soldier and administrator in New Spain and became the founder and first governor of Alta California.  As commander of…

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