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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Grass Valley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a partial ocean view room. While it wasn't a 180' view it was still amazing. Our balcony was literally over the ocean. We had sea otters sleeping in the kelp 50 feet away. We enjoyed listening to the waves right outside our back door. Each room has binoculars so you can enjoy the wildlife and boats in the...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to spend a weekend in Monterey for my 30th birthday with my husband, my mom and 7 month old son. I wanted to stay at a fancy hotel and splurge a little. So after reading some reviews about the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, I booked my trip! Although our stay wasn't disappointing, it wasn't anything out of...

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

Dear Gabi T., Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience you experienced due to our Renovation. These projects are designed to enhance your guest experience, however we understand they can be a disturbance. A formal notice has been placed on our website for a few weeks, however we have reported your Reservation experience to our Director of Rooms for...

Muenchenstein, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week with a large management team in this hotel. The staff was exceptionally attentive and friendly. As an example: we had a social gathering one evening when all the lights went out due to a blackout caused by a storm. There was no way for us to find our way back to the rooms (elevators didn't work,...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been the this hotel several times and have never been disappointed. Within walking distance to several excellent restaurants, the aquarium and a stones throw from the coastal bike path. If you cycle you can't beat the rides right out of your door

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The number one (#!) thing people need to know about this hotel right now is that there is CONSTRUCTION going on at this time, and it was NOT mentioned on their website, nor did anyone volunteer that info when we spoke to them on the phone, and it's because of this glaring omission (just one of the many reasons), as...

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

Hello, Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you experienced due to our Renovation. These projects are designed to enhance your guest experience, and we look forward to unveiling them as our Construction Schedule is right on track! A formal notice has been placed on our website for a few weeks, however we have reported your Reservation experience to...

Litchfield Park, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent location, we had a balcony facing the ocean. We slept to the sound of crashing waves. The spa is great. I will definitely stay here again. The Schooners Restaurant was not so great. ........

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

Dear Lanicopip, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Please accept my sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction with Schooners Coastal Kitchen, please contact our Executive Chef James Waller at Jwaller@montereyplazahotel.com directly as we would like to learn more about your experience. Thank You, John V. Narigi Vice President & General Manager Monterey Plaza Hotel...

Ahwahnee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spa was excellent, food was great, employees very friendly. Will stay again for sure.Loved seeing the ocean and its creatures. Coffee at the coffee shop and danish was as good as Starbucks. It didn't hurt that the weather was great, shops were walking distance:)

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Santa Clara, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a family vacation. Loved that the hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the aquarium. The staff were all very friendly and helpful; they went out of their way to make sure our stay was pleasant.

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Plano, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding at this hotel last weekend and totally loved it, enough to plan a vacation there this summer. The hotel is very spacious and sort of wraps around the bay so you sit right on the water. The hotel is nice enough to hold the wedding on premises and we did see people in the meeting rooms...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous location, wonderful views, slept with the sliders open to hear the surf. Restaurant does great apps. Bar service spotty Alex is a great waiter , Rigaberto the best at breakfast. The spa is pricey but the services are terrific. Location is great, easy walking to Cannery Row shops and restaurants.

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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: RM1,214 - RM2,183 (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 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“Don't stay near stairs... Very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles TPK007, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanside rooms have nice views but are a bit speedy than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles Tom-Gail, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had an ocean view room with balcony. Its worth the extra!”
 of 5 bubbles Rumor1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 1400's floor is where the construction was currently happening, but it will move around.”
 of 5 bubbles TheConstruct, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles RobTheAeronaut, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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