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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ascot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in mid August for one night after arriving from London on a 10 hour flight and 8 hours time difference. The hotel is top class - friendly staff and beautiful location. We had the most amazing full moon and shine and as we were battling jet lag the sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our visit... Especially, one of the BEST massages I have ever received from Elixia... Typically, I do not get massages in hotels, but this was worth every penny.. Initially, we were given a room that was WAY too noisy.. We were then relocated.. and all was well. The Spa tower is lovely.

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Omaha, Nebraska
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely hotel on the bay. It has beautiful old world charm with clean, well appointed rooms. The whole property is well cared for and it shows everywhere. We had a relaxing stroll along the bay in the evening, dinner at a nice restaurant nearby, and just a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We will definitely stay here again. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was working at a recent conference at this property and from the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out, everything was completely well organized with excellent service. The staff was attentive to our requests, and provided exceptional service during our conference sessions as well as during off-hours. In particular, we found the assistance of Vera Giamona... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is wonderfully located : you can have your coffee on the terrace overlooking the bay, watching the otters and sea lions play in the kelp. The view at night is amazing as well! The hotel staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean, spacious and quiet (we had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at Monteray Bay Plaza Hotel was a fantastic experience. The scenery was breathtaking, the staff was pleasant and helpful, and the food was delicious! There is no better way I would recommend enjoying the Bay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dream come true from the moment we arrived. We have stayed in a lot of nice hotels, but this one beats them all. We can not wait to make a trip back to Monterey bay, and would not think of staying anywhere else. Very professional staff, very clean, beautiful hotel. We were there to celebrate a birthday and were made... More

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

Thank you for selecting Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to celebrate your birthday and for sharing your experience. I am thrilled to hear that you felt our hotel was a dream come true and that you wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else on the Monterey Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President &... More

Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service here is amazing, starting with the valet. Everyone is smiling, very friendly but professional. Loved sitting on the balcony, listing to the waves and the seals barking. Turn down service-awesome!! Great breakfast, wonderful views, would stay there again.

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Minden, Nevada
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14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to this Hotel, we were there for four nights, Aug. 19th - Aug.23, to celebrate our 59th Anniversary. We were extremely impressed from the moment we checked in, valet staff and bellmen were exceptional! Check in was very easy and professionally handled, our room was ready and we were directed to the correct elevators. We... More

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Palo Alto, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kudos to Monterey Plaza for hosting a multi day team event for our management tram. They provided all meals, conference facilities and technical support for a group of 25 with flawless execution of responsibilities. The facility was meticulously maintained and staff were available at all times for special requests. We organized a whale watching event and they even provisioned the... More

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  • Cannery row(126)
  • Very nice(46)
  • Ocean view room(34)
  • Sea otters(31)
  • Valet parking(28)
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  • Great location(21)
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Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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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