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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My wife and I have never been to California and booked the Moneterey Plaza on a referral from a friend. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful from the minute we drove up. The resort is right on the water with spectacular views. The room was well appointed and clean. I would highly recommend this hotel mostly for couples.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

We loved this place.
Perfect location, right on Cannery Row, great views over ocean and Monterey Bay.
Hotel is modern and lovely, bedrooms are good size, beds are fantastically comfortable, staff are courteous and helpful.
There is a Peets coffee place on site with a wonderful terrace overlooking the sea. Peets does the best coffee in California (I love coffee. We are on a 2 week driving holiday so I have tried lots of places. I now go out of my way to find a Peets!)

Stayed July 2014
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San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Our first two nights were very good here at this hotel. Great location for kayaking, short walk to the aquarium and a short drive to Carmel and a little further to Big Sur. Hotel was really nice, well appointed and service was excellent. Their restaurant was really very good for breakfast. We really lined the gym overlooking the Bay. We would recommend a stay here.

Stayed July 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Location, location, location. It's true for real estate and it is true for hotels, too. In Monterey, you can't beat the views, especially from the ocean front rooms (which I'd highly encourage people to consider). So nice to look out during the day - and in the evening - at the fishing trawlers, board sailors, kayakers, and, if you're lucky wildlife, in the water. At night we saw the twinkling lights of boats and kept our room window cracked to enjoy the soothing sound of the waves. The rooms are comfortable and outfitted the way you'd expect from the premier place in town. Enjoyed the fire pit between the buildings that overlooks the water, and taking advantage of the bike program (free to those staying at the hotel) and the free shuttle service to restaurants and places that are just a touch too far away from the hotel. That being said, the ideal for tourists is great with Cannery Row around the corner and the world famous Aquarium a 10 minute walk away. Best part of it all, though is the amazing, accommodating, friendly yet professional staff.

Room Tip: Rooms with a water view are worth the price - from our point of view. If you're going all the w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and your five-star review. Your kind words about the property, amazing guest service and amenities are truly appreciated. We agree our location above Monterey Bay is unbeatable for ocean views. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and I hope we can welcome you again soon.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manger
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The ethos of this hotels seems to be to achieve excellence in every way . From the booking process( Laura) , to the Bell Hop ,( Brendan) the Front Desk ( Deyna I think ) , the restaurant ,( Roland ) the rooms , the check out , everything was delightful and the benchmark to which we then compared to all the other hotels during our visit to the States . The hotel's customer service is superb and you really feel that they care and wish to make your stay as comfortable as possible . The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are gorgeous . We were really sorry that we hadn't booked for a longer stay . I was really touched to get an email afterwards to ask if everything during our stay had been ok and thank us for our visit . We stayed in a lovely luxurious hotel in Vegas too but the staff at the Monterey Plaza and Spa Hotel gave this hotel the edge for us . Our congratulations to the management on a job well done .

  • Stayed July 2014
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for your very positive review of your recent visit to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Your detailed and thoughtful sentiments are wonderful to read. I value all of your specific mentions and look forward to sharing them with our team. We truly appreciates when guests take the time to share their Plaza experience. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manager
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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mclean, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed for two nights at the hotel with my daughter (who is 21) and my husband. We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend at this hotel. The location is excellent and the view is spectacular. The staff members very hospitable. We highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: I highly recommend the ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This hotel is all class and the perfect location for discovering Cannery Row and one of the best aquariums in the country. This was my second time to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and they took just as good care of me this time as they did the first. Really a class act all around!

Room Tip: Get a room on the water so you can take in the view!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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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 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business 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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