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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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#1 of 2 resorts in Monterey
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located in California overlooking Monterey Bay and highest rated in Cannery Row.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Diving
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Les F wrote a review Apr 3
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been fortunate to travel all over the world. I’ve stayed at the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai! (FYI, the most impressive structure or hotel I’ve ever been in or stayed in) and no I am I comparing the Monterey Plaza hotel with that, but I will say if you are going to travel to one of the most fabulous locations possible on California’s world famous coast, Monterey is one of the best places to go, and the Monterey Plaza is THE BEST place to stay. Also, big praise to Michelle Ponder and “Laura” (I don’t remember her last name… my bad)… who were both unbelievably helpful, and provided a level of service beyond what my fiancé and myself could possibly have expected as guests during our stay. Management deserves a huge pat on the back for hiring and retaining people of their caliber. Five Stars all the way. By the way, we had the Harborview suite with balcony. Absolutely magical.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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saraluvs3 wrote a review Oct 2023
California22 contributions14 helpful votes
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The Monterey Plaza has the best location in Monterey with the most spectacular views! The rooms overlooking the bay are absolutely stunning and being able to hear and see the ocean and to watch the beautiful wildlife is magical. The views from the hotel restaurant, Schooners, are equally stunning. We enjoyed our meals at Schooners as well as the times we just stopped in for cocktails or afternoon tea. Of all my travels, this is the best hotel I have ever stayed at and each person working at the Monterey Plaza consistently provided exceptional service—including the valets, front desk and housekeeping. I felt pampered and very well taken care of each day of my stay. This year was the second year I stayed at the Plaza and I will definitely be returning for future visits. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at this amazing hotel so that you can experience the luxury and service at this magical resort! Monterey Plaza, thank you for the wonderful experience and memories!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 21, 2023
Dear saraluvs3, It was so nice to see you again, thank you for your continued support and we hope to continue to make many more memories!
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Philip E wrote a review Mar 2024
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This was truly the most delightful experience. From the moment we arrived the staff were incredible. It was story book service from the classic age of American hotels. Valets and bellhops that met you with enthusiasm, a front desk that made you feel welcome and at home, and rooms that felt comfortable and palatial at the same time. The view of the bay was unbeatable, and the hotel provided binoculars enhanced every sea otter and aviary delight. The hotel Dining was tremendous, but nothing could beat the lounge/ great room. Sitting with other guests, sipping on wine and listening to live piano while looking out over the ocean… I felt transported. I have no doubt that hundreds of hotel staff scurried in the background of every experience to make it seem less and wonderful for us. My thanks to all at the Monterey Plaza Hotel for the most perfect wedding anniversary we have had in 24 years of marriage.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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traveling over 60 wrote a review Mar 2024
Zurich, Switzerland127 contributions129 helpful votes
we booked a oceanfront room and got a room with two windows like in a cellar you could only look outside when you were standing. so whar were we paying for? there was no view but reception crew woulden't do anything it is what it is! check your room!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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J C wrote a review Mar 2024
502 contributions11 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel by the water. The views are unmatched. Great place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The hotel is well maintained. The rooms are great. The meals here are excellent. Very delicious. Nice place to stay and great place to eat.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Jan L wrote a review Feb 2024
690 contributions54 helpful votes
This hotel is in a prime location and is beautiful. The rooms are very clean, spacious and comfortable. The views of the water are breathtaking. Feels very peaceful by the ocean. Impressive hotel and the staff is exceptional. The front desk and concierge is amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear JanLTO, Thank you for staying with us and enjoying the views. You are right that our associates are what make this a special place. Thank you for your recognition.
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Richa G wrote a review Feb 2024
California15 contributions4 helpful votes
I had an amazing stay at Monterey Plaza. I and my fiance stayed here for 2 nights and I must say that the service was top notch. We got the ocean facing room and it was the most beautiful view. We ordered breakfast in the morning and it arrived in no more than 15 minutes. Housekeeping made sure the room was always in clean condition. Overall I loved the stay and definitely recommend, .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear RichaG36, Thank you for recognizing the great work that our housekeeping team does. That means a lot. It is true that sometimes the best experience is In Room Dining while looking out at the incredible Monterey Bay. I am glad you and your fiancé enjoyed it so much!
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suendercafe wrote a review Feb 2024
Ripon, California59 contributions10 helpful votes
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Thanks to the entire staff at Monterey Plaza! My mom and I celebrated my birthday and our first ever “girls trip” at this beautiful property! The Monterey area had been hit hard with the “astmospheric river” storm leaving Carmel and Pacific Grove without power but the Plaza never lost power and was the perfect refuge from the storm! Chelsea and Carson from Concierge along with Michelle Morfin from Reservations created a wonderful Birthday experience! Wine and flowers were just a couple of the wonderful amenities that greeted me upon arrival. The upgraded ocean view room was so gorgeous and countless hours were spent enjoying the views! Breakfast and dinner at Schooners restaurant was excellent with wonderful customer service! Truly the Best Birthday ever!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear suendercafe, Happy Birthday! Thank you for honoring us and spending your special day with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything at the Plaza!
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DCW235 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom70 contributions113 helpful votes
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We stayed for 2 nights on our California road trip and were impressed with this luxury hotel. The spacious room had a comfortable bed and we had the best sleep of our trip at this hotel. Bathrobes, coffee machine, water, complimentary wine and toiletries were provided. There was a dressing area. The wonderful scent that greets you at check in made it a memorable stay. The hotel is in a great location with only a short walk to restaurants and Cannery Row. We took advantage of the free bike hire through the hotel. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We visited Carmel by Uber which was approx 15 mins away. It was worth the visit with the beautiful white sand beach. The food and drinks are expensive but the views are impressive and it was an enjoyable experience. We booked direct with the hotel and would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear DCW235, Thank you for making us a part of your California road trip. We are so happy that you enjoyed your rest and the hotel. We hope that your memories from the trip include the Plaza. Thank you!
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Alison A wrote a review Jan 2024
Washington11 contributions4 helpful votes
We keep coming back here year after year and always have an amazing time. The hotel is beautiful, the location is perfect and the staff goes above and beyond every visit. We get an ocean facing room and spend hours watching the waves and the otters. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Chris Sommers, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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Dear Koalabean, Thank you for coming back time and time again. I also love watching the otters and I am happy you get to share that experience with us. Until next time…
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$392 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
285
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.2 miles), Cannery Row Antique Mall (0.09 miles), and California Sea Otter Game Refuge (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hula's Island Grill, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, and Crystal Fish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (0.3 miles), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.4 miles), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (1.0 miles).