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“Monterey's Best Hotel and Spa”

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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San Jose, California
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“Monterey's Best Hotel and Spa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

When we need to "get away", we know the best place to be is at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa! The hotel is right on Monterey Bay and the ocean view rooms are fabulous. They even supply binoculars to watch the birds, otters and porpoises play in the water, near the hotel area.
We leave the window open, especially at night, so the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below lull us to a deep sleep. We also do NOT hear any noise from the hallway out side of the room. It's a very peaceful and serene experience, staying at this hotel. The whole staff are gracious, helpful, professional people who always take excellent care of their guests. The food is delicious at Schooners, the coastal restaurant and bar on site. If you're lucky and the weather is warm, you can watch an outdoor wedding ceremony on the Plaza, with the bay below, from the window in your room. The Spa is another special activity you don't want to miss. It is a divine and exceptional treatment. These are many of the reasons we love to stay at this luxurious and conveniently located hotel. We've stayed at many Ritz Carlton hotels and we feel this is equal to the same extra special service you get at a Ritz Carlton. We LOVE the whole package at The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa !!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Dear Ellen,

Thank you for your lovely review regarding your recent stay Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am thrilled you consider the Plaza the best place to stay in Monterey. I appreciate your feedback commending our staff. I look forward to sharing your review with our team. 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great property and decor. Service attentive without being fawning or intrusive. Food outstanding. Rooms impeccable and pillow choices great. Pet peeve of mine is pillows. As good or better than any 5 star I have stayed in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

There is so much to do in this area and the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is a great base camp. The views are spectacular and the hotel was clean. Cannery Row is a short walk away and Carmel was right down the road. We played Pebble Beach and it was everything you would want it to be. While in the area it is a must to eat at Mission Ranch in Carmel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great spot, location. You are ON the water. Rooms are a little small but very clean and the bed was comfortable. The spa and pool on the roof are so romantic and overlook the entire bay. Really impressive. Great staff. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Wow. What a hotel. Right on Cannery Row. Resort fee includes valet, fitness and jacuzzi's. What a beautiful property and so much to do in walking distance. The staff was overly courteous, you can order special pillows and the bathrobes are luxe. Spring for a balcony ocean view....it's worth it!

Room Tip: fitness/spa area is 18 and over. Great for adults/romance but hard if your kids plan to hot tub/swim...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed here for New Year's Eve and had a lovely time. We were able to walk to local bars and restaurants, which was great. The valet parking is complimentary for guests, which is nice (it's also complimentary if you're using the spa for a certain amount of time, I think 2 hours per treatment). The hotel itself is beautiful. Our room was great, too. The staff was friendly. No complaints at all. It's pricey - and you can find better deals in the Monterey area - but there is nothing wrong with the Plaza. I've been to conferences here, and used their spa on many occasion. I've also just come for work lunches at Schooner's, and it's always been good. We had a couples' massage on New Year Day, which was wonderful. We had brunch on the patio before our massage - Bliss. Great way to start the new year.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We spent 7 days at this hotel and service was outstanding. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Everything was first class in this operation. The hotel was located near Fisherman's Wharf and near many downtown attractions including the Monterey Aquarium. Meals at the hotel are a little pricey but that is to be expected in this area. Overall experience was excellent and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for your outstanding review regarding your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I’m pleased to read you enjoyed our central location and found the service outstanding. We certainly 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

Property: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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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Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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