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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have had the pleasure of staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel a few times now and just love staying here. The staff is always very friendly and helpful.The hotel is located right on the water on Cannery Row in Monterey. It is just about two blocks from the aquarium yet still quiet and peaceful enough. This is one of our first choices whenever we come down to the Carmel/Monterey area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed here during Pebble Beach Pro Am. Hotel was busy, it was so amazing that the employees were as nice as they were. Everyone we came in contact with made our experience memorable because of their consideration. We had a fabulous experience, the room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. Cant wait to stay here again.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. We take great pride in providing personalized guest service and appreciate your comments. I am elated you had a memorable experience. We hope you’ll return in the future.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manager
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We thought the hotel was very nice and great location on peninsula ! Service was great. We had a really good light dinner in bar. The view is amazing off the deck. It was easy walk to cannery row entertainment area We will definitely come back

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel many times over the years and have always enjoyed the property. This time around, it got even better! We were here for two nights and discovered the courtesy shuttle service from the concierge when we asked about dinner recommendations. We were so pleased with this service because it was difficult to find cabs in Monterey. We wanted to enjoy a few drinks over meals and not worry about transportation. All the drivers were very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a lot of good info during the drive. I want to note the concierge (sorry, I forgot her name) was very professional and helpful. We really enjoyed the restaurant she recommended.

The room was nice as always, with comfortable bed and pillows. I especially liked the vanity area. I think the ladies will appreciate the set up.

Location is great. There is a lot to do within walking distance. The Aquarium is about a 15-minute walk. If you really like a long walk, walk past the aquarium and you will be on the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail.

This place can get pretty expensive depending on the season but you do get what you pay for. Service is great here. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just spent another great week at the Monterey Plaza hotel. They take good care of their guests. Their catering department was very helpful for an event we held there. You have to pay a resort fee but it includes parking and internet and access to their spa. Schooners is a nice bar and restaurant although one suggestion would be quicker service in schooners bar area and maybe to keep it warmer. We avoided it after the first two nights as they left the door to the patio open and it was cold!! Maybe not bad on a weekend night when the place is full but too cold to eat when only a few people in there. Otherwise a great hotel.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place to celebrate our anniversary. It is located right on cannery row. From the moment we pulled up we were greeted and treated like royalty. Arrived early at 12:00noon, and were told that our room was ready unexpectedly. This was a pleasant surprise (1st of many)after our 3.5 hour drive. Check-in was flawless and immediate. We chose the partial ocean view with balcony. Room was beautiful and spotless. Window overlooked the ocean. From our balcony you could see the ocean to the left and a small sandy beach area with waves crashing below. To the right was the inland view of cannery row. Perfect! Later that evening we were surprised to receive from the hotel a congratulatory anniversary card accompanied by chocolate dipped strawberries and $20 credit to schooners restaurant - which was amazing as well and I will write a separate review for. We must have told one of the staff members it was our anniversary which they took account for and remembered. All staff seemingly remember your names as well during our entire stay making you feel like your not "just another guest". Absolutely perfect service for our perfect weekend. We will definitely return on our next visit to Monterey. If you want to be treated like royalty come here!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

Thank you for your glowing review of your recent visit to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Anniversaries are very special occasions and we appreciate you spending it with us. I am glad you enjoyed your time and delighted you found our accommodations, service and location perfect. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manager
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hotel is built right over the water. You hear the waves all night long. Dolphins and seals swim within 50 yards of the hotel. The hot tub spa on the roof deck was amazing.Get an ocean view room!!!

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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: $254 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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