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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Ashland, Oregon
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“This place is wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

My trip with my daughter this March was my fifth or sixth stay here over the past 15 years. If anything, it's grown a bit nicer over the years. You can literally get a room that's over the ocean. This trip we had a room with a garden view. As always, the rooms are large, very clean and very well appointed. Beds were very comfortable.

Use the hotel valet parking even though it's a bit pricey, The metered parking on the street is to complicated and the nearest commercial lot is two blocks away.The hotel location is perfect for a short walk to visit the Cannery Row shops or the aquarium. Hotel restaurant offers good food at a reasonable price.

My daughter liked the spa where she had a manicure. From the deck it's common to see seals, sea otters and kayakers in the bay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is definitely a high quality property. The service was consistently excellent--from the valet, to the concierage, to the spa and restaurant. The setting on the ocean is beautiful. Fireplaces outside are nice. Small cafe/bakery is wonderful with good prices. Comortable beds.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here in October for one night just passing through. The hotel is located on Cannery Row, but at the end from most of the shops and Aquarium. It's a quick walk down though. The staff was very helpful and responsive. We had two cars and the valet staff was so nice and patient as we got all our stuff together. We were even able to store our luggage the next day after we checked out so we could go down to the aquarium. Great service to provide. The restaurant that is connected to the hotel was different all together. They obviously don't appreciate children as we tried to get a table outside, there were empty ones that seemed available, but we were told to wait. And we waited for at least 15 minutes before we just left, watching others get seated. Reservations maybe? Maybe not. We left there very annoyed.

Room Tip: Get the ocean view! Its worth the extra money, though street side wasn't too bad either.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We just returned from a 2-day stay in early October. The weather was phenomenal, and the view of Monterey Bay was incredible. Each morning from our window, we saw otters, dolphins, seals, pelicans...you name-it. The grounds are beautiful, with the fountain and comfy fireplace seating overlooking the ocean. We would grab coffee and muffins from Cafe La Strada and sit and enjoy the view. The easy access to the bike/pedestrian path made it a very quick and convenient trip down to the Aquarium both days (with the 2 days for the price of 1 tickets bought at the front desk). We had originally booked a Cannery Row view room, but decided to splurge at the last minute. The ocean view rooms are worth every penny - as the experience of watching the sunrise view over Monterey Bay, while listening to the waves from the comfort of your own bed can't be beat!! We will come back here any chance we get!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. Reception was efficient; the bell staff is helpful with courteous service and plenty of great local advice on places of interest and dining. All the staff seemed engaged and eager to please. Schooners serves great quality food, nicely presented and promptly served. The location can't be beat - right on Cannery Row. The parking is free and the valet service is fast and efficient. Rooms are exceptional clean most have great water views and balconies.

We loved everything about our stay at The Monterey Plaza Hotel - great job all.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for the "senior discount" if it applies; it knocked almost 25% off of our r...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This place was fantastic! The service from all of the staff was tremendous, especially Martha from the spa and Anthony at the bar. The location was perfect and the paths along the water gave us a chance to soak up the beautiful surroundings. The cost for the room was cheaper than our stay at a San Francisco hotel and the ammenities were far better. My wife and I would highly recommend the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa to anyone looking for a great place at a great value.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at this beautiful hotel for four nights and wish it could have been more. The staff was very helpful. The parking attendants were very friendly and efficient. We had no difficulty getting our car in and out when needed. An added benefit that we were not expecting was free parking for our guest who was staying for the day. She arrived and we weren't sure where she could park her car, as we were planning on using our car to drive to Carmel and Big Sur. The attendant let us know that she could park in the hotel garage without charge. A welcome surprise. The hotel is located right on the water within walking distance to most of the major attractions, including Fisherman's wharf and the Aquarium.which are a must see. We chose to stay in one of the Garden Patio rooms located in the Spa building thanks to a previous reviewer's recommendation. Thanks for that tip! . It was a great choice for us. We sat outside our room each morning and evening enjoying the quiet and beauty of the spot. Our room was in a corner of the patio, The patio rooms had no water view but we had lots of opportunities to view the water from the many different areas of the hotel property. The room itself was very clean, lovely and large, the same size as the waterfront rooms, but a lot less expensive. The comfortable bedding made for a great nights sleep. Being in the Spa building had an added benefit for me as I used the fitness center, located in the building ,early each morning. The fitness center was large with enough equipment that there was no wait. The views of the water while working out were a bonus! Needless to say if we are going to be in the area again we would definitely stay at this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach 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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