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“What a great place to wake up to on Valentines Day” 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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Main Beach, Australia
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“What a great place to wake up to on Valentines Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Absolute luxury in a most stunning property. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa absolutely deserves the number 1 Trip Advisor spot. Delightful staff and service was second to none. Schooners restaurant was superb. We look forward to returning here again in the future but would definitely stay longer. Congratulations to Management and staff on making this as sensational as it is.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed here a couple of years back on a trip up the coast. This is a special hotel and one that you would never forget visiting. We were awakened by the sound of Sea Lions in the morning which was amazing along with the views. The service was top and the spa also, overall a supreb place

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Pleasanton, California
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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
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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 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.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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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!

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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.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Monterey Plaza
Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel
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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