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Castro Valley, California
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Just returned from a birthday getaway weekend and had a fabulous time. From the moment we hit the driveway every employee we encountered at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa was friendly, courteous, and eager to see if there was anything that would make our stay more enjoyable. The valet, bell, front desk, housekeeping and restaurant/lounge staff are first rate....

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Colleen, Thank you for your glowing five-star review of your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I wish you a belated Happy Birthday and thank you for celebrating at the Plaza. I am pleased you enjoyed the amenities and the guest service provided by our staff. I look forward to sharing your review with our team. We...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I took my wife and two children to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and were very pleased with our experience. We kind of knew what to expect based on the very good reviews we had seen and the video on their website, but we had a even better time. The spa staff were incredibly helpful and helped us enjoy...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gilbert, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate your detailed feedback of Vista Blue Spa and deeming it an once-in-a-lifetime experience. That is a wonderful compliment. I will share your review with Martha, as she...

Fairfield, California
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Planned a one night trip for my family for mine and my wife's 7th year anniversary and we all loved it. This hotel is great for everyone of all ages. We picked the room with the ocean view, and wow, you really do get the ocean view. Our room was right over the water and we were literally watching the...

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here whilst in route from San Francisco to LA. The rooms were lovely, staff extremely polite and friendly. My only comment would be that there is little and not enough seating on the terrace outside. Many people like ourselves were hovering waiting on someone moving. I think a hotel of this size should provide much more than a...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed March 17, 2014

This place is a little piece of heaven. The most important thing to me was that the room was quiet. I slept like a baby in this room. Our room had a sliver of a bay view facing Cannery Row and I thought it would be a bit louder. It was not loud at all. And it was HUGE! We...

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Livermore, California
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have stayed at the Plaza Hotel a few times now and it just keeps getting better. Its central location is great...close to everything Monterey has to offer. Check-in is fast and valet service is top notch. The hotel offers inland and ocean view rooms, both excellent, spring for the ocean view if you can. Open the slider, sit on...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gary, Thank you for selecting the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and for recommending your experience. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The greatest compliment we can receive is regarding the top-notch guest service of our associates. I appreciate your feedback regarding signage and your comments have been forward to our Director of Rooms for...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed March 14, 2014

This hotel is amazing - not only is the location perfect and beautiful but the staff at this hotel is above and beyond wonderful! The restaurants are perfect - such good food and great service. Everyone that works here is so friendly and helpful and it truly makes your stay that much better! You won't be disappointed if you stay...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We are a family on a road trip from Canada and this hotel has been the nicest one we have stayed at so far - by a long way! The location is amazing, the room is spacious and the bathroom luxury. We slept with the balcony door open to listen to the sound of the waves crashing and sea lions...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time here recently and I could not rave enough on the customer service that the wait service and the lost and found departments gave us. The waiters at Schooner's restaurant specifically Gardine and Edgar were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu and did not disappoint with their suggestions. The food was very tasty and wines...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is the best hotel in Monterey. The service is impeccable, the employees are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. The property is beautifully maintained. The restaurant, Schooners was fabulous. We had a window table as usual, they try to accommodate everyone's wishes. We visit here frequently & would not stay any other place.

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $278 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“We had an ocean view room with balcony. Its worth the extra!”
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“Ocean view is worth it”
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“Inland views are scenic and very cheaply priced vs the ocean views.”
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