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Reviewed 29 August 2014

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is wonderfully located : you can have your coffee on the terrace overlooking the bay, watching the otters and sea lions play in the kelp. The view at night is amazing as well! The hotel staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean, spacious and quiet (we had a...

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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Staying at Monteray Bay Plaza Hotel was a fantastic experience. The scenery was breathtaking, the staff was pleasant and helpful, and the food was delicious! There is no better way I would recommend enjoying the Bay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Dream come true from the moment we arrived. We have stayed in a lot of nice hotels, but this one beats them all. We can not wait to make a trip back to Monterey bay, and would not think of staying anywhere else. Very professional staff, very clean, beautiful hotel. We were there to celebrate a birthday and were made...

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

Thank you for selecting Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to celebrate your birthday and for sharing your experience. I am thrilled to hear that you felt our hotel was a dream come true and that you wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else on the Monterey Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President &...

Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The service here is amazing, starting with the valet. Everyone is smiling, very friendly but professional. Loved sitting on the balcony, listing to the waves and the seals barking. Turn down service-awesome!! Great breakfast, wonderful views, would stay there again.

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Minden, Nevada
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This was our first trip to this Hotel, we were there for four nights, Aug. 19th - Aug.23, to celebrate our 59th Anniversary. We were extremely impressed from the moment we checked in, valet staff and bellmen were exceptional! Check in was very easy and professionally handled, our room was ready and we were directed to the correct elevators. We...

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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Kudos to Monterey Plaza for hosting a multi day team event for our management tram. They provided all meals, conference facilities and technical support for a group of 25 with flawless execution of responsibilities. The facility was meticulously maintained and staff were available at all times for special requests. We organized a whale watching event and they even provisioned the...

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california central coast
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I recently took my daughter to the Monterey Plaza for a three day/two night get away to celebrate her 21st birthday. It was everything we hoped it would be. We arrived, left our car with the valet, grabbed a cup of ice cold, strawberry infused water near the registration desk, and checked in with a friendly and competent woman. We...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I took my daughter here to celebrate her 21st birthday and all of the people at the Monterey Plaza helped make it special. The concierge was most helpful in getting special balloons and champagne delivery and the front desk folks helped find her birthday cupcake delivery. The hotel is beautiful and sits right on the water. The balcony room was...

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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We arrived for a 3 night stay, enroute to San Francisco. Immediately upon our arrival we were taken with the views of the bay from all areas of the hotel. Check in was a breeze with very knowledgable and friendly front desk people. They were very helpful in helping us secure tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (Tip: Purchasing tix...

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

I am pleased to hear that you were extremely happy with your overall stay and that you will definitely return. Thank you for sharing your feedback. I hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President & General Manager Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Location and facilities are very good, unfortunately we had now connecting rooms, but room in between. Go for the sea view rooms! In the night you can hear the seals! The hotel is located on Cannery row, THE street in Monterey and 15 minute walk from fisherman's warf.

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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 

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Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $360 - $647 (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 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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