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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #1 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Erik G Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location and facilities are very good, unfortunately we had now connecting rooms, but room in between. Go for the sea view rooms! In the night you can hear the seals! The hotel is located on Cannery row, THE street in Monterey and 15 minute walk from fisherman's warf.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their motto was something like "Beyond Expectations". We booked a 3 day stay at this hotel because we expected a great place to spend part of our 25th anniversary vacation. These places that repute themselves to be at the highest levels many times tend to give a somewhat snooty feel to them. Not this hotel. From the second we arrived... More

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK guys, listen up. You wife wants romance and watching Raiders game on TV is not going to do it for her. Try this instead. I took my wife for our 35th wedding anniversary to the Monterey Plaza Hotel. We upgraded to an ocean view balcony (yes it will cut into your beer budget a little). She will love the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Monterey Plaza during the auto show week in Monterey in August. While the boys and I were looking at cars, my wife was at the spa upstairs and had several hours worth of pampering. We enjoyed our stay in the hotel, and my wife certainly enjoyed the spa (deep tissue massage, scalp massage, hydrotub, facial, manicure,... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel consists of several buildings -- three with rooms right on the bay and one or two across the street away from the water. The room was in an excellent location for what I requested but was next to the elevator, which is unacceptable since we are light sleepers. The front desk was very pleasant and helpful in telling us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful property, great views if on the ocean side, but pleasant quiet when you have the garden view. I was disappointed that for in room coffee service, they offered that basic powdered creamer, no real little 'mini-moo's' of some sort of real cream :/ plus, as I had been recovering from a bug, I was looking forward to brewing tea... More

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Brownsville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Monterey Plaza with our two sons (22 & 24) and our oldest son, daughter-in-law and 10 month old grandson. The view from the ocean view rooms was amazing and we enjoyed watching the sea otters play in the sea weed everyday. The staff was professional and accommodating even with the large crowds of people in... More

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Long Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

last year I surprised my wife with a special "40th" wedding anniversary stay at the Monterey Bay Plaza Hotel, the visit so much exceeded my expectations that I thought I would do it again and my second visit was not a "fluke" the stay was so memorable, the golf courses nearby are breathtaking, the service from the "valets" to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for three nights in July for our 10th wedding anniversary went to the bar after a 6 hour drive up highway 1 and told if you couldn't sit at the bar can't have a drink you must eat if you sit at a table. Never mind it's £300+ a night for a very medico hotel making use of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of all the hotels I have ever stayed, 1000+, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is still my favorite. The views are great, the location is perfect and the service is excellent. They are so polished and polite you feel like royalty. I don't know how they do it but every staff member seems to know your name and they... More

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  • Cannery row(126)
  • Very nice(46)
  • Ocean view room(34)
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  • Valet parking(28)
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Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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Relax on the water's edge at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay and located on historic Cannery Row, the Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and all of the activities that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. The only Forbes Four Star rated hotel in Monterey, the Plaza welcomes you with its warm Mediterranean ambiance and its legendary personalized service. While here, enjoy our roof-top Vista Blue Spa, the European-style Café La Strada, and our waterfront restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar.For the comfort of our guests, all sleeping rooms and balconies are 100% non-smoking. In addition to taxes, a $27 per night resort fee applies to all reservations, which includes valet parking, guestroom internet, access to the spa facilities and local phone calls. Periodically, the Plaza is host to events such as weddings, dinners and concerts which may be seen and heard from sleeping rooms. Every effort is made to keep the times and volume of these events within reason. ... more   less 
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