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“California's greatest waterfront hotel”

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Marietta, Georgia
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“California's greatest waterfront hotel”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Our most recent visit to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa was our third visit to this magnificant property. We live in Atlanta and have been visiting California on a yearly basis for at least the past 20 years. We discovered this gem three years ago and wish we had found it many years sooner. The hotel is absolutely charming, always spic-and-span, the staff is super in every way, and the spa and accomodations are absolutely beyond 5 star. We highly recommend getting an ocean front room with a balcony which is great for enjoying morning coffee and evening room service from. Oops, i failed to mention how super room service is there after a busy day sightseeing along the Monterey Bay. We are already planning our next return visit in 2013.

Room Tip: High floor ocean front room with balcony will enhance your stay.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antioch, California
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Recently spent a spa weekend at this hotel with my daughter and best friend, and everything was perfect! All of the staff throughout the hotel and spa were friendly and courteous, efficient and so customer service oriented. From our room, the spa treatments, the hotel, the view!, everything was exceptional! Would love to go back!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have been a weekly visitor to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa for the past seven months. The staff is top-notch and is the definition of customer service. The rooms are comfortable and richly appointed. The spa is a pleasure with its rooftop jacuzzi and ocean-view cardio equipment. The valets are prompt and so helpful. I've even had them clean my windows. I enjoy my time here so much, I even brought my family up for a vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I choose this place to stay at on our trip up the coast! We stayed here once before a few years ago and we remember we really enjoyed it! Wow, this place is absolutely amazing! Everything here is top notch including their rooms, gym, restaurants, and spa area! I got the best massage I ever had here too! They have a nize jacuzzi outside overlooking the bay area where we relaxed in. All I can is is WOW. They even upgraded our room here to a corner ocean view room. The views here are beautiful too! Then we received chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary. Anyway, I was so sad when we had to leave. I cant wait to stay here again! Even better its within walking distance to all the main attractions! Cant get any better than this! =)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed at this hotel 2 nights for our 10th anniversary. From the moment we arrived to the moment we checked out it was a pure delight! We were greeted with warm towelettes to clean our hands (good thing - we flew out from Chicago). The staff was very well trained and very accommodating and great help when ever we needed it. Our room was accross the street (the hotel is connected by a bridge) but we enjoyed it ever so much with a partial view of the ocean. The room was clean and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Close walk to all the shops on Canery Row, but far enough away where you don't get all the noise. LOVED IT!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Another great stay here, the sound of the waves breaking against the shore directly below the room is magical and well worth every penny. This immaculate property is always welcoming and friendly with a lot of international travellers and locals around.

Always the same complaint - we could not stay long enough but look forward to returning for another visit.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

From the moment we arrived to valet park our car until we left the next day our stay was perfect. The front desk hostess was friendly, the partial ocean view balcony room was roomy and I loved that the windows opened. We'd picked partial ocean view after reading another TripAdvisor review and we were happy with our view for the price difference. The spotless bathroom was well equipped with lighted mirror for makeup at the oversized vanity outside of the main bathroom which I loved. There were even binoculars we used to see schools of sea lions in the Bay. We were on the North/East side of the hotel where we heard the waves crashing on the sand below us all night. It was wonderful. Dinner at Schooner's was great, also. I had peanut crusted Mahi Mahi and my husband had a steak. We normally don't spend as much as we did for a hotel as there are many choices in Monterey, but it was our anniversary and I had responded to an offer from Facebook. The penthouse spa has a lovely outdoor fireplace and hot tubs. The workout room is next to the spa and has an expansive view of the bay. Another plus is the proximity to walk to nearby Cannery Row and its nightlife and shopping. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Partial ocean view with a balcony is the best value if the view is important.
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Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa 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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Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
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