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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved staying here! It has great water views, beach, short walk to touristy cannery row. This is our second stay here and still great. First time was with husband, toddler and baby for business meeting. This time just for fun with husband and 3 children. Loved the easy walk to cannery row, aquarium, and restaurants off of cannery row. In...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Over priced, paper thin walls, enjoy listening to your neighbors bathroom habits, them stay here! We have a view of the bike path and nothing else. I wouldn't stay here unless you have an ocean view. Restaurant is nice with a stunning view. Glacially slow elevators and inconvenient valet parking.

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A vast wood motif lobby with a large fireplace and comfortable chairs. All the staff from the valet to the front desk to the wait staff in their restaurant were cheerful and friendly. The oceanside rooms are large with a writing desk, two comfy chairs, a tv armoire, & dresser. The bed was large and comfortable. You can lay in...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Views over the sea, wonderful spa and massages, great room service and comfortable beds. this place has them all! Valet was very helpful and location cannot be beaten, right in the centre of town but far enough away from the real hustle and bustle of Cannery Row. Splurge for an upgrade with a balcony if you can - it is...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Plaza is obviously a once-grand hotel in a primo location looking over Monterey Bay. In the grip of renovations, they are offering excellent rates which makes it pretty economical. Our room was vast beyond reason and as a result a little strange with as lot of empty space. Nice problem to have I guess! Close to Cannery Row (but...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a pleasant stay at the Monterey Plaza, and i can't really come up with anything negative about it!!! Except maybe that i personally think it is a bit pricey... I couldn't afford an ocean view (i could barely afford an inland view...!), and my bedroom was facing the other building, across the street. But i had a balcony,...

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Thank Evelyne A
Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frist of all the hotel was very California. Second the rooms are very big. Third they have rooftop hot tubs which are very cool. Fourth thay have good food and service. Fifth it is in a great location. Last I could stay here again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel in Monterey. The rooms were large, the bathrooms recently renovated, and the location is perfect. The only downside is that the hotel does not have a pool. There is a spa/sauna, but kids under 13yo are not allowed. For a family vacation, that makes it a bit difficult.

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow really enjoyed my stay here .Came with family and was so excited clean and fresh .Close to many cool places to explore and shop.Very helpful front desk people willing to suggest all sorts of activities

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for the weekend. It was my wife’s birthday and she was greeted with a card at the front desk. The staff was amazing. Everyone greeted us wherever we went at the hotel. The Spa Staff was truly the best we have experienced. Overall the spa needs 6 stars and not 5! Room service was good, location was good, and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: €262 - €458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey
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#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“Don't stay near stairs... Very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles TPK007, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanside rooms have nice views but are a bit speedy than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles Tom-Gail, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had an ocean view room with balcony. Its worth the extra!”
 of 5 bubbles Rumor1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 1400's floor is where the construction was currently happening, but it will move around.”
 of 5 bubbles TheConstruct, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles RobTheAeronaut, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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