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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Waipahu
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Located right smack dab on the oceanfront of Monterey bay is this gem of a hotel. A truly 5 star experience at this hotel. Valet parking, excellent service by their top notched staff and walking distance to the world acclaimed aquarium makes this hotel a top find when staying in Monterey. I'll definitely be back!

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ivan, Thank you for your five-star review and kind remarks. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our team was equally delighted to learn of your complimentary sentiments of our hotel. We appreciate your recommendation to other travelers. I hope we have pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President Monterey Plaza Hotel...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in October. The hotel is beautiful, of a high quality and in a great location. Walking distance to the wharf, the aquarium, restaurants and shops. We stayed in a 2 x Queen room (inland view, no water views were available) which actually suited us perfectly as our room was across the street from the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The staff at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa made our 3rd anniversary quite special. We were on the top floor courtyard that even had a partial ocean view... at night, we feel asleep to the sound of the waves. Incredible! The staff at the hotel recognized our 3rd anniversary with a special note and 3 chocolate dipped strawberries. So thoughtful...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and for selecting Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to celebrate your anniversary. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our accommodations and amenities. Enjoying the view of the Monterey Bay from the penthouse whirlpools is a wonderful experience. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice...

Kenwood, California
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Owned and operated by Woodside Hotels, this has always been a favorite stop for us, and it's now even better. The entire staff appeared to be hand-selected and trained to always offer a genuine smile and can-do attitude. From the moment I entered the lobby, the lovely front desk staffer almost magnetically guided me to her with eye contact and...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay. I particularly loved your sentiments about our genuine guest service and “can-do attitude. I happily shared your kind remarks with Jessica and the rest of our team. I appreciate your feedback regarding lunch...

Reviewed 2 December 2014

Great staff! Rosa gives the best pedicures! Great food! The seafood salad is delicious! The rooms are impeccably clean! The ocean view rooms with a balcony are the best! The sound and smell of the ocean is so relaxing! Even the inland view rooms on the trail side are great! We have enjoyed them all!

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Chicago
Reviewed 1 December 2014

the hotel is situated at the east end of cannery row, a very leisurely 5-10 min walk to the aquarium (which is on the west end). unfortunately, cannery row has "evolved" into a crass commercial zone with garish candy stores, cheap tourist items, and mediocre chain restaurants. John Steinbeck would be appalled. The hotel is very nicely situated. The folks...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I’m very disappointed to read of your experience and that we did not meet your expectations. Please accept my sincere apologies for the noise disturbances. We are aware of the issue and are currently investigating ways to mitigate the noise from neighboring rooms. In addition,...

california
Reviewed 28 November 2014

We really wanted to stay right on the water. We did not make reservations, but drove by the hotel and asked for a room with a partial ocean view. We were very pleased, recommended it to friends and will return again next year! We ate in the Schooners restaurant, the waitress was exceptional, the food was good. The room was...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review regarding your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the variety of amenities we have to offer. Enjoying the view with the binoculars in your guestroom is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Monterey. I appreciate you taking the time to post...

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 28 November 2014

I have stayed here for years as part of a conference. It is consistently impeccable. The restaurant was quite good as well. The staff is great; they are very down to earth and accommodating. The location is in walking distance to the wharf.

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for sharing your wonderful sentiments regarding your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I’m delighted to read that your stay has been “consistently impeccable”. I have shared your review with our team and they were equally pleased to learn of your kind remarks. I appreciate your continued loyalty and hope to welcome you back in...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2014

As we are making our way to San Francisco international airport we decided to stop near Carmel, we chose this Hotel in Monterey, what a great choice, specially since we chose a ocean facing room. Room was ver comfortable and we slept to the sound of the ocean. Also the dinning facilities are very good value.

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Everything you want in a hotel. The location of course is everything - there is much to explore just steps away from this hotel. We never found the "hotel restaurant", but I Scooners does all of the room service and is the restaurant on one of the close decks - pretty good food in its own right, sitting right over...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $317 - $685 (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 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“Street view is pretty close to perfect if you have kids. The nightly music helps put them to sleep.”
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“Rooms with a view of the bay are well worth it.”
  • View of the bay from our balcony that had FRESH Flowers!
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“Great views! Even the "partial" ocean was pretty awesome!”
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