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“What a Wonderful Place” 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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“What a Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Was just looking to spend 4-5 days out in Monterey and we needed a place to relax. We found it at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Everything was just outstanding. The room overlooking the bay was wonderful, as was the Spa and all else. I can't say enough. Will be back again in December.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

This was the perfect place for us to have our wedding . We picked it from a list of places to have it on the coast. From the get go it was top notch. Alexis set up everything for it to flow perfectly. Everybody at this hotel is very accommodating in anything you need. The Restuarants in the hotel is great.. And the views from our room were breath taking..

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Folsom, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We spent two nights at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa for my seventh birthday and had a wonderful time. The room was nice and the two meals we had at the restaurant's inside the hotel - dinner and breakfast were excellent. The hotel was pricey but my husband wanted it to be special so he splurge on the accommodations.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great location but the room was very noisy in that we could hear are neighbors really well. The cleaners didn't come and clean the room until 4 pm which I think is not acceptable when you're paying around 320 a night. We stayed in room 1113 which was ok but still not great for that kind of money.
Would I stay there again? Probably not unless I can find a room for 250 or so.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here on numerous occasions. We usually request a partial ocean view. What an amazing view! We sleep with the windows open, listening to the waves hit the shore!! Very relaxing, and romantic!! Rooms are spotless. Staff is very courteous! Would highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Have been coming to Monterey Plaza Hotel for over two decades. It continues to be "the" spot we most enjoy for our anniversary. The whole ambiance of location, hotel decor, and beautiful intimate rooms with stunning views is captivating as well as the courteous service and delicious dining. We would recommend to anyone looking to spend time in a lovely and relaxing location.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 April 26, 2013

We have visited the hotel many times and have always left wanting to go back. The location cannot be beaten, the staff is extremely friendly and efficient and the rooms are very comfortable. The gym is great, nice views and it never seems too crowded. Monterey Plaza Hotel is our place of choice when visiting the Monterey area.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean view room - the sights and the sound of the waves are well worth the price differenc...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Zabi_chi,

Thank you for making us your hotel of choice when in Monterey. I agree we offer the best location of any property in Monterey. In addition, I am happy you enjoyed your workout and the views at our fitness facility.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi

Vice President & General Manager

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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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 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa 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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