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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 58 hotels in Monterey
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Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa delights its guests with classic, California coastal experiences animated by an irresistible spirit of conviviality and play. Here you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and elegantly-appointed guest rooms with thoughtful extras and luxury touches. From our chef-driven oceanfront restaurant, award-winning rooftop luxury spa and prime location steps from charming Cannery Row, our elegant oceanfront hotel is the centerpiece of Monterey Bay.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English
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Lucia G wrote a review Jul 23
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Our experience here was not good at ALL. We came here for two nights. The drinks they gave us were in plastic cups. They did not care if you were staying at the hotel, they were careless. I would neger recommend staying here. The pandemic is not an excuse to be cheap.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Luis G wrote a review Jul 23
Mexico City, Mexico17 contributions19 helpful votes
Terrible. Worst experience ever. For $1000 dlls a night, a Macalan 12 in a plastic glass. Worst than in highschool. The pandemic is not a pretext to be cheap. Service is service wherever you are. A few hours ago we had a bottle of Prosecco at the Inn in Spanish Bay and service was great, without being a guest. I would not recommend this hotel ever
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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redhotnorma wrote a review Jul 22
sydney9 contributions
We were very pleased with the location, decor, cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Our family of 4 were traveling with a family of 5. We had 4 rooms and we were happy with each one. My husband and I stayed in a king room with a partial view of the bay. There were binoculars in the room so we could see the seals. I thought that was a nice touch. We highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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BucksDadThomas wrote a review Jul 22
Petaluma, California3 contributions
We stay in Monterey pretty regularly and we have our go-to's, but this time we decided to try the Monterey Plaza. We were very impressed and were pleased with our experience. Top-Notch everything. We picked up a very good/positive vibe amongst the staff at every point of contact. We felt this was an overall reflection of the organization. Something good seems to be happening here! Close to Cannery Row, but away from the noise. Was a bit pricey, but the quality of the experience was excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Andrew1415 wrote a review Jul 21
Chicago, Illinois144 contributions65 helpful votes
Wanting to experience a few days in Monterrey with my family, I decided to pay the absurdly offensive prices for a short stay at the Monterey Plaza, hoping that somehow the price point would equate to an outstanding visit (for some context about the prices, the Plaza charged rates that were almost twice that for a similar room type at a nearby Fairmont and Ritz Carlton). Instead, we discovered a property that charges five-star prices for a three-star experience. From the beginning when our room wasn’t ready at the guaranteed check-in time, to calling numerous times requesting extra towels, to having a team member ask why we needed more linens, to the mediocre food from Schooner’s, I cannot recall being more unhappy about spending money with a hotel. Together with the overwhelming touristy-ness of Monterrey (think Atlantic City Boardwalk with better weather), the entire experience was substandard. Had we not had a bay view, I would say there was absolutely nothing redeeming about this stay. Unfortunately, the view belies a property that does not provide guests with an experience its prices would suggest.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$241 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
290
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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, 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 Wave Street Cafe, Hula's Island Grill, and Crystal Fish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna 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.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (4.9 miles), Cannery Row (0.3 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.4 miles).
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.