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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yokohama, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent Christmas there and the room was big and spacious. It's close to other restaurants in Monterey. For breakfast you have it at Schooners which has an incredible view of the ocean. The only downside would be you have to be 18 or older to use the spa.

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Sacramento, California
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18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently spent two nights at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. We took our two kids with us mainly to visit the aquarium which is close by. The hotel is very nice and staff very friendly. The room is beautiful and the view of the ocean is a must. They provided binoculars so we can see the sea otters... More

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 2nights 3 days in the Monterey plaza hotel and spa and I have to say the nicest place I have ever visited. I would recommend schooners also for dining. We had the dinner for 2 lobster and filet minion. The staff in the restaurant, motel and the spa are over the top courteous and helpful. I have always... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 4 nights here for our honeymoon. It was fantastic. The hotel, the room, the staff and the food were all great. Definitely worth splurging for the ocean view room. Loved watching the sea otters that live in the bay just out from the hotel.

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Clovis, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not fair that people that are 18 and older get to use the spa and kids can't. Me and my sister were fully ready but then we were asked to leave the nice hot spa on a very cold day,even though our father was with us. BUMMER!! We were really looking forward to staying here. Why aren't little kids... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"This is a beautiful hotel located right on the ocean in Monterey Bay". "It is close to the 'Monterey Bay Aquarium" and the fisherman's wharf as well as to the downtown area in Monterey". This is the only hotel I prefer when I'm staying in Monterey and once you have experienced it you will understand why!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great visit, excellent property! Would definitely return for another spa day! Spa staff was wonderful. This is a great location, walking distance to many restaurants, shopping. This only area for improvement was in the bar where service was very slow. Servers were very friendly and made up for it.

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review and for selecting Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to celebrate your anniversary. I appreciate your kind complimentary remarks regarding the Spa, including your recognition of the staff. In addition, I appreciate your feedback regarding your experience at Schooners Bar. Please be assured your comments are being addressed. We hope to welcome you back in... More

Livermore, California, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ocean view is a must! I slept soundly due to the sound of the waves, and this was without the sliding doors open. Hotel really needs to improve on their wi-fi coverage, which is spotty, especially since there is a cost involved. Also, we had a small hiccup when we checked in due to our room not being ready. Instead... More

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Thank you for sharing your review and comments about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apologies regarding wireless internet and the experience you received at check in. Please be assured that your feedback is being addressed, so that future occurrences will not happen. Sincerely,... More

N. Calif.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lovely well appointed hotel is classy and luxurious without being snooty and the service was excellent. We can't wait to go back! We dined in Schooner's on the main level and were very pleased with the quality of the seafood served and the service.

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous five-star review about your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. We are pleased that the Plaza is your new favorite corner of the world and you consider our guest services excellent. We hope your travels bring you back to Monterey and we can welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, John V. Narigi... More

Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay! Restaurant was great, our server was very friendly! Shops and other restaurants in walking range. Decorated tastefully for Xmas! Staff at the front desk very helpful in obtaining dinner reservations at the Mission Ranch restaurant, which was awesome! We didn't get to see Clint Eastwood but enjoyed it all the same!

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What travelers say

  • Cannery row(126)
  • Very nice(46)
  • Ocean view room(34)
  • Sea otters(31)
  • Valet parking(28)
  • Hot tub(28)
  • Great location(21)
  • Resort fee(20)
  • Friendly and helpful(19)
  • Top notch(9)

Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#5 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Monterey Plaza
Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel

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