Winter-time Wonderland at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

In case you hadn’t noticed, winter has arrived. Yes, for most of the country, Winter means weather, but in California and specifically on the Monterey Peninsula, Winter is more about the holidays and wondering why scarves and gloves look cool, but are actually uncomfortable in 65 degree weather. Most importantly, however, winter and the holiday…

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Staycations are the Best!

Calling all exhausted parents, worn out families, and couples in need of a romantic rendezvous in the 831; this post is for you! Just because there’s no time for an actual vacation doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve a break.  Monterey’s Portola Hotel and Spa is here to provide the perfect solution!  Why not skip…

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Get Spooked in Monterey

As the fall rolls in, the Monterey Peninsula welcomes some of the loveliest weather we’ll see all year!  The Portola Hotel & Spa celebrates its favorite season with a very unique, yet luxurious autumn package to highlight the Peninsula’s exquisite charm in its entirety, spooky ghost stories included!  As the golden leaves start to turn,…

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Create Holiday Magic Without the Stress!

It might be a little early to be thinking about gifts under the tree, but it’s never too early to begin planning your holiday party…especially with gifts like this right at your fingertips.  The holidays should be a time to celebrate love and joy, and the Portola Hotel & Spa is here to help you…

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Meet Our Brewer Kevin Clark

A Northern California native and a resident of Monterey County since 1998, Kevin Clark, a beer enthusiast and aficionado, is the Brewmaster of Peter B’s Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. After graduating from California State University, Monterey Bay, Kevin traveled the world. He immersed himself in the cultures of the…

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