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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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“Amazing Place!!!!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We recently stayed here for 8 nights and had a fabulous time. This hotel is gorgeous all the way around. The property is well-maintained both inside and out. The food at the cafe and at Schooners was delicious and we ate there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner many times. We loved the spa as well. It is beautiful and relaxing. The BEST part about this hotel (other than the scenery obviously) was the friendly and warm staff! The valets, front desk staff, servers, housekeeping staff, and spa staff really seemed happy to have us there and were helpful all the time. We were able to watch otters and sea lions from our room. If you kayak, you can see them pretty close but we even saw lots of them just walking around the bay. Other restaurants are in walking distance unless you want to drive into Carmel and that is a very short drive away. We loved this hotel and are already planning when we can come back again!!!

Room Tip: I would definitely get a room with a view of the ocean because the bay is gorgeous and it really was...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Jill,

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your review. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience. Our staff is appreciative of your compliments about the friendly and warm guest service you received and are glad that they could assist in making a your Monterey vacation memorable. We appreciate you recommending the Plaza and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manager
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Located on the north end of Cannery row this is one of the nicer hotels in Monterey. Not as new as the Intercontinental Hotel but just as nice. Note there is no pool at Monterey Plaza bu they have one at the Intercontinental.

Walking distance to Aquarium and the shops and restaurants in Monterey. The staff was very helpful and nice. Helped us ship wine purchased in Napa.

We had a garden room facing the street with a partial view of ocean. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

Hotel fees include valet and access to spa.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Friendly staff helped me with an upgrade at check in to a great room out over the water. Could see the seals and sea otters swimming from our balcony. Great food and drinks at restaurant. Awesome location convenient to Aquarium, Wharf, easy drive to Carmel. Definitely staying here again in the future!

Room Tip: water front with a balcony is the way to go
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We spent just a night in this hotel, but it is very nice, very helpfull staff. It is located in walking distance from the Aquarium, and Canery Row. The rooms are spacius and the beds very comfortable. The restaurant is very nice it has a great view from the bay.

Room Tip: Choose a high floor.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Not much to say besides it was a wonferful experience. The hotel is located right on Monterey Bay about a 10 minute walk to Fisherman's wharf. Beautiful shops all around the Hotel with plenty of night life. Great restaurants and a fabulous outside bar and Grill. Must place to stay

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was the most elegant hotel I have ever stayed at and is located in a beautiful area. Located right on the water you can see the suttle lights from the town across the bay at night. During the day sea lions play in the water directly below the hotel. Tons of quaint shops right outside the hotel. I didn't get the chance to rent bikes or kayaks but these are also within walking distance. Food at the hotel was also top notch and friendly, helpful staff. I really can't say enough about this place. I wish I could go back tomorrow! My two teenage sons were also very impressed! Very kid friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Your met at check-in with a smile and a warm washcloth for your face, and that's just the start! The hotel is beautiful and cozy. The people are there to make sure your stay is super pleasurable. The Hotel is very clean and the rooms are very tasteful. Shops are very close and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. You have got to visit the Spa on the roof overlooking the ocean, OMG if you can't relax there than the only thing that will help is,
MEDICATION. You owe it to yourself. This is a guaranteed win!

Room Tip: The ocean view is very sweet.
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business 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 Resort
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