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“Golf, Friends, Beauty at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa...” 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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“Golf, Friends, Beauty at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

I spent an amazing weekend with my wife and 35 friends on the Monterey Peninsula golfing and enjoying our time at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. The service was brilliant, the rooms were comfortable and inviting and the hotel even though larger in size, had the small hotel feel with plenty of charm but with the amenities. The best of all worlds in my opinion. I'd go back in a heartbeat. I usually don't write reviews, actually this is my first one ever and it is well deserved. Schooners (the bar), and Duck Club (the restaurant) were terrific with excellent service as well. The views of the bay are beautiful as well, ask for a room overlooking the water to really top the weekend off.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 5, 2010

Spent a great weekend at the Monterey Plaza. The hotel is beautiful. Unbelievable views and perfect location right on the water. The people working there were so nice and helpful We checked out the Aquarium. Your kids will love it.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

We celebrated my 40th birthday here! If you have never stayed here, you are missing The Gem of the Peninsula. I am an avid golfer and spend quite a bit of time on Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey Plaza hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in period; this includes Pebble Beach and the Inn at Spanish Bay. The ocean view rooms are some of the most beautiful views you will find in the continental US. Each room comes equipped with a pair of binoculars so you can get a close up view of the Dolphins swimming underneath your room or to watch the sea otters play with one another between feeding themselves. As important, the staff is always polite and extremely respondent to any request from the minute you pull your car up to the time you depart...You feel special--5 star service!!!! A world class spa with a hot tub on the roof overlooking the Bay where the Pelicans fly by and the otters play below. Do yourself a favor and make sure you stay here before anywhere else on the Monterey Peninsula. Cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

The whole crew got together for my buddy's 40th birthday down at the Monterey Plaza and the experience was top notch from beginning to end. We all stayed in standard rooms which were fantastic. The highlight was opening the patio door and taking a nap to the sound of the waves crashing into the rocks below.

On Saturday, some golfed, some went to Carmel, and some walked around Monterey. The location is ideal because its in the middle of all the action.

Saturday night, my buddy's party was in the El Presidente suite and it was absolutely 5 star. What a gorgeous room with an unbelievable patio. He catered in a nice meal, we watched a slide show on the giant flat screen, enjoyed a few adult beverages, and danced to the music from the great sound system.

One absolute lock of a recommendation - go to the Duck Club Grill for breakfast and get the Pecan Nut French Toast.. You're welcome.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 3, 2010

The Monterey Plaza is in my opinion the most beautiful place to stay in Monterey. It sits right on the water with views from each room. You can hear seals making noises from your window and of course the calming sound of the water. The rooms are upgraded, sophisticated and cozy all at the same time. There is a GREAT spa with the BEST jacuzzi on the deck overlooking all of Monterey Bay. Stunning! The Duck Club is famous with amazing food and great customer service to follow. If you want to grab a coffee in the morning, there is a darling cafe with quick eats on the plaza level. This is the only place to stay in Monterey!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

The room was beautiful, beds are very comfortable, very friendly staff, and an amazing spa and fitness center.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Big Bear, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

I attended a conference at this hotel and was very pleased with all aspects of my stay. Service was excellent and the location can't be beat. I highly reccomend this hotel as a place to stay if in the Monterey area.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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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Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
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