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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My husband and our two sons 26 and 21yrs old stayed at the Monterey Plaza 7/21 thru 7/24/14. The hotel and its staff exceeded our expectations. The staff....and I mean every person we came in contact with was professional, courteous, and went out of their way to help in any way that they could. We had an Ocean front room...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Anniversary Trip. Splurge. Memorable Scenery. Excellent Food. Service was just OK for the rate. Kinda noisy. Great Location for the Aquarium. Bedding was excellent as was the bath. Very Clean. Close to shopping.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Decided to take the family to Monterey for the weekend to get out of the Fresno heat. Being new to CA we thought it would be a great trip. For the most part it was a huge disappointment. The hotel was very well appointed. The staff was good but not great. The biggest disappointment was the cost to value ratio....

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

Dear Jason, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies that your expectations were not met. We are very sorry to learn that you did not find value in your accommodations. I appreciate your detailed feedback and your concerns that involve the hotel will be addressed. Yes, Cannery Row is a busy area and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

From the time we arrived in our hire car, to the time of check out, we were made to feel like valued guests. The room exceeded our expectations, the restaurant was magnificent, and the roof top spa and jacuzzi really topped off our stay. To have breakfast watching the sea otters play in the water below the restaurant was just...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is first-rate in every possible way. Best of all is the oceanfront location, where you go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves crashing and sea lions barking in the distance. From our window we also watched sea otters having their morning breakfast in the sea kelp nearby. Absolute bliss!...

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Jensen Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel is amazing, was there in April of 2013, planning our next visit in 2 months. The staff was very friendly. The on site restaurants had excellent food. We were withing walikng distance of the aquarium, many stores and shops, bike rental stores and Starbucks.

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Venezuela
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great hotel. Comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff. Great location. Great food. Easy to get to and go from there to any place around the Monterey Peninsula. Staff was very helpful in arranging tee times at Pebble Beach.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Hotel as a whole has a very nice atmosphere. Staff are very helpful, front desk, valet, restaurant staff are all incredibly polite. Our room was a great size, and several nice touches from the staff (we were here as part of our honeymoon) made sure that this hotel will be the top of our list should we ever come back...

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Epwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014

When you arrive at the hotel reception there is an award by Forbes stating that it is one of the best hotels in the world. I think this award is richly deserved. I have travelled to over 100 countries and I think this is the best hotel I have stayed in. You will feel pampered. The ocean view rooms are...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hotel is beautiful, I highly recommend spending the extra $$ for the ocean view/balcony rooms. The hotel even provides a pair of binoculars in your room so you can watch the otters and seals. The staff was extremely accommodating and helped us make reservations at the Charthouse restaurant next door. They even paid for the dessert! We loved every...

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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: RM1,112 - RM1,915 (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 Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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