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|Distance to city centre||3.3 km|
|Nearest airport||Monterey Regional|
|Distance to airport||5.9 km|
|"Such an amazing hotel."||(in 101 reviews)|
|"Excellent location right on the bay."||(in 165 reviews)|
|"Cannery Row is amazing."||(in 8 reviews)|
|"No "resort fee" no fee for WiFi."||(in 23 reviews)|
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|beautiful hotel||in 157 reviews|
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|comfortable bed||in 28 reviews|
|excellent service||in 77 reviews|
|food was great||in 47 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 158 reviews|
|great location||in 232 reviews|
|great rooms||in 193 reviews|
|hot tub||in 29 reviews|
|monterey bay||in 7 reviews|
|ocean view||in 119 reviews|
|resort fee||in 64 reviews|
|room service||in 84 reviews|
|sea otters||in 42 reviews|
|spa and gym||in 66 reviews|
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We enjoyed the view from our room and ammenites the hotel had to offer. We also like the location on Cannery Row.
The staff was a little uptight and not warm and welcoming at the frontdesk. The bed was not very comfortable and we were placed next to a family with a small baby who cried for several hours in the middle of the night spoiling our rest.
Customer service, price
Beautiful location right on the ocean. We stayed in the basic room and it was wonderful. Room had a Keurig. The room was quite large with a great king bed. Loved that there is a separate vanity area with outlets for my appliances.
I would have appreciated tea bags or tea k-cups in the room. There was only green tea available in the k-cups.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary. Fabulous service and food.
It’s in a great location and has lovely views. It is very conference orientated. We liked the outdoor hot tubs open until 9. Great for driving to Carmel and walking around Monterey.
Those interested in a dramatic and fun-filled experience will achieve that and more at Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. Located on a historic beachfront property, and literally, perched above crashing waves... this is the perfect getaway spot for your next vacation.
People looking to explore the Monterey area will find plenty to do there. Some favorite activities to consider are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California best wine tasting areas, whale watching, hiking, biking, surfing, and more. And located just a block from the famed, Cannery Row, there is nothing guests won’t have access to at or around the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa.
Hospitality, friendliness, and top-notch service are top priorities at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, which may be why they are number one on Tripadvisor, for that area. The vibe is clean, fresh, and very entertaining. Single guests, couples, families and business professionals will find a warm welcome there.
Rooms in the form of singles, suites, guest rooms, and luxury suites- are available- to fit all budgets, requirements and personal needs. Accommodation amenities include microfiber beds and coverlets, high-speed Internet access, LCD flat screen TV and 24-hour movie system, spa bathrobes, Zents Luxurious spa bathroom amenities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Keurig coffee maker, Wall Street Journal online portal, air conditioning, and ceiling fan. Select Suites also offer: Private ocean-view balcony, wet bar & refrigerator, fireplace, separate living room area, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub.
Dining options are endless at and around Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa and the number one choice for dining is at Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar at the hotel. This is an award-winning, local landmark, featuring contemporary American cuisine with sustainable seafood. The hotel restaurant sits dramatically overlooking the bay, adding depth to the dining experience. The walls are made up mostly of windows so guests really get the feeling that they are suspended in air above the Pacific Ocean. Guests looking for variety may also choose from another equally enjoyable restaurant on location, called Helmsman Lounge. This is a place for guests seeking a more relaxed vibe, with lovely views, and lots of musical entertainment going all year. Both places have artisanal mixologists ready to make your favorite drinks to keep the party rolling and the good times happening.
The spa is located on the penthouse level and is called Vista Blue. It is noted to be award-winning for its views, massages, and atmosphere. Vista Blue has been named one of Travel and Leisure’s TOP 25 Spas, and for three years in a row, one of Conde Nast’s TOP 75 Hotel Spas in North America. It offers massage and body treatments, skin care, bath rituals, nail care, and various packages. So you can get the most out of your experience at Vista Blue.
The fitness center offers state of the art equipment so that you can pursue your favorite fitness activities. The center offers cardio equipment from treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and comes with an ample stretching area and weight equipment. This and the fact that you can exercise while looking out over the Pacific Ocean…
In the end, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is an award-winning choice for all people. Not to mention a great place for business meetings, weddings, parties, and those wanting to experience the heart of Monterey Bay.
based on 2,845 reviews
Things to know
- Nice building
- Comfortable beds
- Friendly service
- Great view
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
What rooms have an ocean view at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
There are several room styles available at the hotel including a few select suites which have a private ocean view balcony for about 325 USD a night. Rooms are equipped with either a king or double queen size bed. Some rooms come with a wet bar and fireplace. Additionally, the guest rooms are accessible for people with disabilities. The room has grab bars in the bathroom, lowered beds, a security chain and thermostat.
What spa treatments are offered at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
The hotel has an award-winning spa service that offers guests a few amenities. First the hotel has two spas available for use. Guests can also enjoy a light lunch on the outdoor sun deck with a fireplace right before their treatment. Many of the treatments are either 50m or 80m long and some offer both time slots. Guest can get massages which range from classic, to warm stone, head to toe, to aroma soul, and a few others. Facials are also available and include classic, wellness, smoothing and wrinkle repair. Guests can get body treatments such as Replenish Body Scrub and Bliss on the Bay. Private as well as couples’ packages are offered at this spa.
What activities are available near Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Since the hotel is right along the coast, guests can drive along the 17 mi coastal route, enjoy the wine country or simply take in the beauty of the Californian countryside. Guests can also go for a ride on a complimentary bike along one of the bike trails or take a tour of the local area. For the adventurous, there are kayak and paddle board rentals right next door to the hotel. Some of the packages offered by the hotel also include the kayak rentals. Visitors can also see dolphins and orcas and some of these magnificent creatures in the sea. Visitors who want to golf can enjoy it at one of the world’s top golf destinations at Monterey Peninsula.
Why should I eat at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
The hotel has an oceanfront patio and bar called Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. There are plenty of options are available such as appetizers, salads, soups, wood-fired dishes and a vast selection of desserts. Creative meals include seafood options along with sharing platters, wood-fired dishes and a selection of desserts. The recommended hotel specials are Dungeness Crab Cake for 18 USD, Sea Bass Bacon Lettuce Tomato for 17 USD, and Coastal Clam Chowder for 9 USD. For guests, a selection of Monterey County wines, Californian wines and international wines are offered. The hotel also has a coffee shop, Tidal Coffee, and they offer iced lattes, cappuccinos and pastries.
What airports are best for reaching Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
There are two airports that are quick drives away from the resort. Monterey Regional Airport is about a 7m drive and the Salinas Municipal Airport is about 28m drive away. (Prices checked 26/06/19).
Where is Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa located?
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located at 400 Cannery Row, 3.3 km from the centre of Monterey. Cannery Row is the closest landmark to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offer free Wi-Fi?
No, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offer free parking?
No, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not offer free parking.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa from the airport?
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is 5.9 km from Monterey Regional. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is 83.3 km from San Jose.
Can you bring pets to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa?
No, pets are not allowed at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
Does Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa have a pool?
No, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Cannery Row 364 m
- San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater 380 m
- A Taste of Monterey 0.5 km
- Monterey Bay Aquarium 0.7 km
- Fishermans Wharf 1.1 km
- Maritime Museum 1.2 km
|Monterey Regional||5.9 km|
|San Jose||83.3 km|
|Seaside, California||4.9 km|
|Salinas, California||22.8 km|