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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located in California overlooking Monterey Bay and highest rated in Cannery Row.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Diving
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jan L wrote a review Yesterday
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This hotel is in a prime location and is beautiful. The rooms are very clean, spacious and comfortable. The views of the water are breathtaking. Feels very peaceful by the ocean. Impressive hotel and the staff is exceptional. The front desk and concierge is amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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saraluvs3 wrote a review Oct 2023
California22 contributions14 helpful votes
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The Monterey Plaza has the best location in Monterey with the most spectacular views! The rooms overlooking the bay are absolutely stunning and being able to hear and see the ocean and to watch the beautiful wildlife is magical. The views from the hotel restaurant, Schooners, are equally stunning. We enjoyed our meals at Schooners as well as the times we just stopped in for cocktails or afternoon tea. Of all my travels, this is the best hotel I have ever stayed at and each person working at the Monterey Plaza consistently provided exceptional service—including the valets, front desk and housekeeping. I felt pampered and very well taken care of each day of my stay. This year was the second year I stayed at the Plaza and I will definitely be returning for future visits. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at this amazing hotel so that you can experience the luxury and service at this magical resort! Monterey Plaza, thank you for the wonderful experience and memories!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear saraluvs3, It was so nice to see you again, thank you for your continued support and we hope to continue to make many more memories!
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Richa G wrote a review Feb 16
California15 contributions4 helpful votes
I had an amazing stay at Monterey Plaza. I and my fiance stayed here for 2 nights and I must say that the service was top notch. We got the ocean facing room and it was the most beautiful view. We ordered breakfast in the morning and it arrived in no more than 15 minutes. Housekeeping made sure the room was always in clean condition. Overall I loved the stay and definitely recommend, .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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suendercafe wrote a review Feb 6
Ripon, California58 contributions9 helpful votes
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Thanks to the entire staff at Monterey Plaza! My mom and I celebrated my birthday and our first ever “girls trip” at this beautiful property! The Monterey area had been hit hard with the “astmospheric river” storm leaving Carmel and Pacific Grove without power but the Plaza never lost power and was the perfect refuge from the storm! Chelsea and Carson from Concierge along with Michelle Morfin from Reservations created a wonderful Birthday experience! Wine and flowers were just a couple of the wonderful amenities that greeted me upon arrival. The upgraded ocean view room was so gorgeous and countless hours were spent enjoying the views! Breakfast and dinner at Schooners restaurant was excellent with wonderful customer service! Truly the Best Birthday ever!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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DCW235 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom69 contributions109 helpful votes
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We stayed for 2 nights on our California road trip and were impressed with this luxury hotel. The spacious room had a comfortable bed and we had the best sleep of our trip at this hotel. Bathrobes, coffee machine, water, complimentary wine and toiletries were provided. There was a dressing area. The wonderful scent that greets you at check in made it a memorable stay. The hotel is in a great location with only a short walk to restaurants and Cannery Row. We took advantage of the free bike hire through the hotel. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We visited Carmel by Uber which was approx 15 mins away. It was worth the visit with the beautiful white sand beach. The food and drinks are expensive but the views are impressive and it was an enjoyable experience. We booked direct with the hotel and would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alison A wrote a review Jan 2024
Washington11 contributions4 helpful votes
We keep coming back here year after year and always have an amazing time. The hotel is beautiful, the location is perfect and the staff goes above and beyond every visit. We get an ocean facing room and spend hours watching the waves and the otters. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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gkm58 wrote a review Dec 2023
Sacramento, California31 contributions70 helpful votes
My wife and I just had a weekend stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. From the moment we arrived our experience was ideal. We remarked to each other several times during the weekend how pleasant, welcoming and professional the staff were. The hotel lobby is spacious, bright, and welcoming, with lots of windows overlooking Monterey Bay. We enjoyed the large outdoor patio area and comfortable bench seating. The hotel is right on Historic Cannery Row with lots of restaurants, shops and the Monterey Bay Aquarium just a few blocks away. One morning we took a fun walk up to Lovers Point along the paved beach path. My wife enjoyed the spa facilities on the top floor and the relaxing massage she had. Breakfast at Schooner’s was really good. Lots of options on the menu and we had the option of sitting outside (covered) or inside with views of the bay. Next time we visit Monterey we will without a doubt stay again at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. We felt rested, refreshed and relaxed as we pulled out of the valet and began our drive home.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Request a room overlooking Monterey Bay. We enjoyed the spectacular views and sunrise each morning.
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Frederick N wrote a review Dec 2023
Sacramento, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stay at the hotel often, and the experience is always TOP TIER. It has all the charm of a small, boutique hotel with all the amenities you would find in a larger hotel. Aside from the spotless and well-furnished rooms, our favorite is the staff!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Suggest dining at Coastal Kitchen. Food is over-the-moon; wine pairings are perfect; views are a...
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Katrina S wrote a review Nov 2023
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My family and I will never stay elsewhere. Monterey Plaza Hotel is hands down one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff is amazing from the moment you get there to the time you leave. Special shout-out to Hil, thank you for being so sweet and so helpful and so accommodating. I can’t wait to come back here again!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mobile22949910102 wrote a review Nov 2023
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The Monterey Plaza hotel and spa continues to be one of the most special hotels I’ve been to in the world! The management and service are truly exceptional, from the moment you valet park to the time you leave. The general manager and every staff member does their best to make your stay exceptional! And the views are spectacular, the rooms very clean and the food excellent. If you are going to Monterey or Carmel I highly recommend the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa - it will help make for the best vacation experience!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear Mobile22949910102, It is flattering to have guests such as yourself who are fans of our hotel and our associates. Thank you for staying with us and for the high praise, we truly appreciate it.
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₱19,466 - ₱25,412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
285
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.3 km), Cannery Row Antique Mall (0.1 km), and California Sea Otter Game Refuge (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hula's Island Grill, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, and Crystal Fish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (0.5 km), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.6 km), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (1.6 km).