Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, Monterey Peninsula, California, 93940, United States | 4 star hotel
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A Flat Tire Makes the Day More Interesting!

A travel blog entry by beattyfamily

26

... got to see a Mother Sea Lion & her pup playing in the water not too far from us. Then, they came out of the water onto some rocks so the pup could grab a morning snack.

Our next stop was Elephant Seal beach. There is a rookery of an estimated 20,000 elephant seals along a 6 mile stretch of Hwy 1. A large portion congregate on one beach. During May, the female seals & adolescent males spend a month on the beach ...

Highway 1

A travel blog entry by danandzoelord

2
15

... land and money. William Randolph Hurst inherited 40,000 acres of prime coastal Californian land (which his father bought for 75-cents an acre during the gold rush) and built this >120-bedroom "ranch"…. It is extravagant to say the least, filled with priceless artwork, swimming pools, a zoo, tennis courts, etc. He used it as a holiday home and hosted parties for Rita Hayworth, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Walt Disney to name a few, and today… Dan and Zoe ...

San Francisco to Monterey

A travel blog entry by knnabj

2
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... t even see the trees. The road was wet and there are no guard rails, not my favourite drive of the trip! When we got there, the parking lot was so full as well as the streets in either direction for miles, that because of the poor visibility we decided to give it a miss and headed back down the hill. We drove across the Richmond bridge, which is a very strange double decker bridge, but adds to the list of bridges we ...

ROAD TRIP: SAN FRANCISCO TO MONTEREY

A travel blog entry by jdboy

19

... I checked in at the Best Western and as luck would have it, there was a barbers shop directly across the street. After dropping off my bag, I nipped over the road and got a haircut so I would look 'top shelf' for the arrival of my girls on Monday. I decided that since I had this flash convertible, I needed to work out how to get the top down. Bit like your first girlfriend really :) I drove over to the local Hertz Agency at Monterey ...

Big Sur Big Trees

A travel blog entry by ryanandpatti

36

... 8 to 10 feet past a sea lion colony lounging on a piece of pier. They decided we got too close and loudly "ARF"ed and shook their slimy heads and even showed some large and fairly pointy looking teeth...we paddled out of there real quick. Next headed over to a big flock of seabirds (pelicans, sea gulls, albatross, and cormorants) who were hanging out in some shallow water off a point of the bay. Suddenly, a huge gray blob darted up from the sea floor and swam ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, is near Monterey Movie Tours, Waterfront, Splash Zone, and Allen Knight Maritime Museum.
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