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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 12 September 2014

The hotel is located near the Aquarium and cannery area of Monterey. Close to the airport. The hotel is clean, and rooms have views of the bay with a small balcony. Breakfast was included and good. Free fast wifi, and coffee in each room. Bed is comfortable. Restaurant was good but closed early. Fitness center was good with great views,...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 12 September 2014

On our way from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, we stayed one night in the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and clean. Although we took a room without ocean view, which overlooked the street, it was very quiet. To our demand we were placed far from the elevators, so nothing harmed...

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

Dear Alexandra, Thank you sharing your experience about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I’m delighted you had a restful night as you made your drive through California. Also, I’m glad you enjoyed breakfast at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President & General...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 September 2014

If you want to be on Cannery Row in Monterey, you should stay here. It is within walking distance to everything along the Row. However, that makes it a bit loud. The staff was courteous and were helpful when we had any questions. The Hotel allows guests to use bikes for the nearby bike trail so don't bother renting bikes...

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St. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The rooms are not the usual box. Our room with a partial ocean view was excellent. It had a window overlooking the bay and a small balcony overlooking the bay and a small park. The room was furnished with higher end furnishings and a large bathroom. This hotel has valet parking only... which worked very well... just give them a...

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Orange County, CA
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We stayed the first week of Sept. 2014, the same time as a couple of other reviews here with negative comments. Maybe it's the luck of the draw, but we found our stay overall enjoyable and very relaxing. We booked an ocean view room and got exactly that. The view was spectacular. This is the only kind of room I'd...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed feedback about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. We are delighted to learn that you appreciated the spectacular views, guest service and the whirlpools at Vista Blue Spa. In addition, I’m glad you brought to my attention your experience at Schooners and the noise issues you experienced. Your constructive comments have...

Modesto, California
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Monterey is well known in the greater Bay Area as being an expensive place to visit particularly during one of its premier weekends. Whale watching is very popular at this time of the year, and so we decided to splurge (room, dining, spa) at the Plaza. We reserved a King bedroom with “dramatic panoramic views” over the bay (as described...

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

Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback regarding your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I sincerely apologize that your visit did not meet your expectations. My team and I have thoughtfully reviewed your sentiments, as a way to improve our guest service. From my understanding, our Director of Rooms has been in contact with you and is eagerly...

Alamo, California
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Stayed here in August 2014, lovely spot, nice rooms but horrible beds. When I let management know they stated that they'll be replacing al the beds, but they did nothing for me. At $400/night, I expect a comfy bed. Walt

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

Dear Walt, Thank you again for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Although, I’m pleased you found aspects of your stay positive, I apologize that the beds did not meet your expectations. I did contact you privately about this matter and hope to hear back from you soon. Again, thank you for taking the...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 8 September 2014

In walking through the city, this looked to be the nicest hotel in the downtown Monterey area. I'd like to spend more time here should I go back to this area. One complaint is that the street area outside of the hotel smelled pretty strongly of dead fish; almost as if someone had cleaned lots of fish the day/night before...

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Morgan Hill, California
Reviewed 8 September 2014

I was given a night at your property as a thanks from one of my clients. A waterfront room with all the amenities. The staff was oustanding and the level of service is wonderful. I feel as though we were transported to another time and place as this property and the location, the staff, the ambiance, all very, very special....

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

Dear Steven, Thank you for sharing your experience at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I’m glad to hear your stay provided you an opportunity to rest and relax. Your wonderful sentiments regarding our guest service was shared with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, John V. Narigi Vice President & General Manager Monterey...

Tacoma
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Monterey Plaza hotel for three days. The rooms were great, the amenities were amazing. We loved being on the water and watching the weddings that took place on the property.

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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 

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Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: RM1,214 - RM2,180 (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 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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