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“Luxury and Location can't be beat.” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Pleasanton, California
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“Luxury and Location can't be beat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Monterey Plaza this past weekend. The property is located right on the water overlooking Monterey Bay. Fantastic views, and great watching the otters and seals play in the ocean. The rooms are great, beds comfortable and nice decor. Schooners restarant has great food for all. My daughter had a blast. We ventured over to the Aquarium which is a short scenic walk along cannery row. This hotel is perfect for a Monterey get away.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had a lovely weekend at this hotel (our third visit). Without exception, the staff members were polite and helpful. We ate both lunch and dinner at the restaurant. The food was delicious. We visited the spa each day, enjoying both the workout area and outdoor pool. Finally, the massage was excellent. We would not hesitate to return again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

exceptional staff, exceptional facilities. the restaurant was exceptional as well. they do not over look a single detail. they are uber friendly and resourceful. thank you so much for making our stay memorable.

Room Tip: our room was perfect.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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pleasanton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I took my daughter to the Monterey Plaza and the Monterey Bay Aquarium over the February 1st weekend. In short, we had a blast. She loved the ocean view room, the sea otters playing in the bay below, the giant luxury robe and - most of all - the breakfast room service that arrived in 20 minutes (promised in 25 - don't think I've ever had room service arrive that quickly!).

We ate dinner on Friday night at Schooners, the restaurant onsite at the hotel, which I highly recommend. It doesn't feel "touristy" at all (unlike the rest of Cannery Row). Menu is heavy on fresh seafood (which we loved), and we sat outside for the first part of dinner (until it got too cold).

Really can't point out any flaws in the Monterey Plaza. Great hotel, kid-friendly, easy walking distance to the Aquarium. Can't wait to go back!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Nevada City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We've stayed at the Monterey Plaza many times. It is definitely one of our favorite resorts. The facility is amazing and well located for walking. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The views are breath taking. It's a little pricey, but all of the nice hotels in Monterey are. This is one that is absolutely worth the money.

Room Tip: All of the ocean front rooms are spectacular....that is if you enjoy watching sunsets, sea lions and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I have stayed at many hotels over the years but the MPH is one of the few that I want to return to to enjoy all the hotel has to offer. I cannot fault the MPH for a thing, the staff can't do enough for you, always pleasant. The room was amazing with a view of the Bay any closer and you would be in the water. This is the first hotel that I have stayed in the past year or so that actually has an in room safe that works! The restaurant served a great breakfast, the Huevos Rancheros were so good that I had them two mornings in a row. Even the business meeting meals were top notch. The location of the MPH is only a ten minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium so I would recommend a 2 or 3 day getaway to the MPH.

Room Tip: Your at Monterey Bay splurge and get an ocean view room
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Every stay at the MPH is memorable for one reason or another. I stopped trying to figure out why because everything at the hotel is off the charts. I now just show up and enjoy the experience wherever it presents itself. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: The ocean view (actually the harbor as well) offers a wonderful look at the marine mammals that inha...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#6 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
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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