Portola’s Fall Favorites

A crispness to the air, falling leaves and pumpkin everything means that Fall is upon us here in Monterey and between the gorgeous weather, holiday events, picturesque surroundings and seasonal food and drink; the Portola Hotel & Spa is celebrating the season! Let’s begin with what’s brewing at Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery!…

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Packing Essentials for Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Whether stay for a weekend or a week, when it comes to packing for a Monterey Bay Getaway, there are some key “must haves” need to make your visit comfortable and fun! We polled our experts here at the Portola Hotel & Spa and came up with this easy to follow check list – to…

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan Ahead, Guest Blog by Amy Gibson, CMP Director of Catering & Conference Services, Portola Hotel & Spa

For those of us in the event and meeting planning industry, we know how important it is to get those dates for future occasions on the calendar, and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, our pros are ready to help you plan a holiday celebration to remember. Peter B’s Barrel Room With a variety…

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Welcome Back Gaspar! Guest Post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

With our Portola Hotel & Spa renovation now complete and the Monterey Conference Center in its final phases, our beloved statue of famous Explorer and Spaniard Captain Don Gaspar de Portola has returned to the front of the hotel in the Portola Plaza. Buffed, polished and looking better than ever, we are thrilled to welcome…

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