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“Very Nice Location” 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 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very Nice Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

We have just returned from Monterey and Carmel and had a wonderful three night stay at the Monterey Plaza and Spa. The thing we both really liked about it was that it felt classy but not snooty. The staff had been absolutely wonderful. I have stayed in great hotels around the world and I have never had such wonderful and friendly service. The location is the best location for a hotel in the Monterey area. I did a lot of research on the net and was so glad that we stayed at the Monterey Plaza instead of the others I was thinking about after seeing the other hotels in person. I would also suggests taking a Kayak tour of the Bay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Hotel was great; staff couldn't be more helpful or hospitable. Even when you look like you MIGHT need assistance, they come over to you and ask if there's anything they can do. 5 star staff! Room views were great; we had a front room corner suite. Marvelous! Duck Club restaurant offerred excleent food and great views of the Bay. MPSH.....heaven on earth; will definitely return again and highly recommend this place to everyone here.

  • Stayed September 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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Visalia
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

I always stay at the Monterey Plaza when we want to get away. It is pricey, but you really do get what you pay for. The service is outstanding and you are right on Cannery Row. It is so nice just to walk down to everything and not have to deal with parking or pedestrians.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Cheltenham, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Finished at this hotel after a trip down the west coast from Vancouver, staying a several wonderful places, however this was definitely the highlight of the trip. The hotel itself is very good, nice restaurants, excellent staff, good rooms and an wonderful relaxed feel to it. What made it so special for us though was its location, actually over the water on Cannery Row, you can have meals or coffee and sit and stare at the sea, and sea life for hours and just relax and take it all in. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a relaxing stress free holiday.
Only grouch was my usual one about them charging for wireless internet access, but then everyone does it and they do have PCs available if you need to sort out airline booking etc.

  • Stayed September 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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Monterey Plaza Hotel is one my favorites anywhere. The rooms are large and modern, the spa and outdoor whirlpool are amazing with great views.

The staff has always been exceptional from the valet to reception. They have helped with upgrades when available. Even the room service is good!

If budget allows, get an ocean view room, the sounds of the sea life at night really adds to the experience. But I have stayed in the garden room also and they have great views too.

Take advantage of the 21 day advanced booking you can normally get a $480 room for about $200!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

So much to do, something for everyone, all in close proximity to the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Lompoc, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

While benefitting from a delightful location and lovely facilities, it is really the staff that elevates this property to Fantastic. Every single person from the valet to the banquet staff was kind, helpful and friendly. I felt very well taken care of.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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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 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 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#6 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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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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