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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent Christmas there and the room was big and spacious. It's close to other restaurants in Monterey. For breakfast you have it at Schooners which has an incredible view of the ocean. The only downside would be you have to be 18 or older to use the spa.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We recently spent two nights at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. We took our two kids with us mainly to visit the aquarium which is close by. The hotel is very nice and staff very friendly. The room is beautiful and the view of the ocean is a must. They provided binoculars so we can see the sea otters play in the water and the sail boats go by. The sound of waves is so soothing and wonderful. It is walking distance to all the shops along cannery row and there are a lot of restaurants nearby. The location makes it a great place to stay if you are coming to Monterey and the amenities and service will wrap you in luxury. The turn down service in the evening and the newspapers in the morning are a-plus but this place is not suited for children. There is no kid allowed in the spa and in the afternoon snack. I know they provide wine in the afternoon but they could include some crackers or fruits on the side for the kids too. We are automatically charged daily resort fee (including usage of the wi fi and resort facilities) but couldn't utilize the resort fully b/c we have kids under 18 with us. The other thing about not taking kids into consideration is the turn down service arriving quite late in the evening around 8pm when the kids are basically getting ready for bed. We only had a chance to use it our first night b/c our dinner ran late and had to declined the second night b/c the kids are already in bed. I love this place but if you are coming here without children, you will love it more. I'd give it five stars if this hotel is kids friendly considering the Monterey Aquarium is nearby and many visitors do have children.

Room Tip: Ocean view or partially ocean view room
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We spent 2nights 3 days in the Monterey plaza hotel and spa and I have to say the nicest place I have ever visited. I would recommend schooners also for dining. We had the dinner for 2 lobster and filet minion. The staff in the restaurant, motel and the spa are over the top courteous and helpful. I have always stayed in motels that were thrifty so I do not have a lot of experience in the finer type of accommodations but I have to comment this was really nice...

Room Tip: We had a corner suite. View of the otters dolphins cormorants and egrets were beautiful.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Spent 4 nights here for our honeymoon. It was fantastic. The hotel, the room, the staff and the food were all great. Definitely worth splurging for the ocean view room. Loved watching the sea otters that live in the bay just out from the hotel.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just returned from an extended weekend trip to Monterey and had an ocean view balcony room. All I can say is WOW. I so enjoyed keeping the balcony doors open at night and hearing the ocean and the seals. It was peaceful and relaxing but not quiet. The seals can be vocal at times, but I enjoyed hearing it. The staff was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Go for the ocean view balcony room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

"This is a beautiful hotel located right on the ocean in Monterey Bay". "It is close to the 'Monterey
Bay Aquarium" and the fisherman's wharf as well as to the downtown area in Monterey". This is the only hotel I prefer when I'm staying in Monterey and once you have experienced it you will understand why!!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great visit, excellent property! Would definitely return for another spa day! Spa staff was wonderful. This is a great location, walking distance to many restaurants, shopping. This only area for improvement was in the bar where service was very slow. Servers were very friendly and made up for it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review and for selecting Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to celebrate your anniversary. I appreciate your kind complimentary remarks regarding the Spa, including your recognition of the staff. In addition, I appreciate your feedback regarding your experience at Schooners Bar. Please be assured your comments are being addressed. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Sincerely,

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

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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 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach 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
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