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Spa on the Plaza

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Address: 201 Alvarado St, Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940-7205
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+1 831-647-9000

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Twinkle toes

Thank you Stephanie, for another amazing pedi. Toes are bright and shiny, feet feel soft, and overall the best pedi on the Peninsula. Thank you -

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Thank you Stephanie, for another amazing pedi. Toes are bright and shiny, feet feel soft, and overall the best pedi on the Peninsula. Thank you -

Thank Vicki7373
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The 30 minute private tub was very relaxing, and I loved the 50 minute massage right after. Veronica did a great job, great pressure where it was needed, and all the stress seemed to leave my shoulders.

Thank Bflores842
Rohnert Park, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My Fiancé and I traveled to Monterey for our 5 year anniversary, and of course we had to go to a spa while we were here. I'd read the reviews for this place, and it definitely lives up to all the good ones! Our appointment was at 5:30PM on a Wednesday, we got there at 5PM, as recommended. Although we... More 

Thank sarah_anne91
Pacific Grove, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have visited Spa on the Plaza several times since I am local. I have always received excellent service and value for my money. On Thursday, October 27th I had a massage by Ann Marie who is excellent and knowledgeable about the human body. I will request her in the future.

Thank G367UDrobertt
SpaonthePlaza, Owner at Spa on the Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and I will make sure to pass on the praise to Anne Marie. I hope we see you again soon. Warmest Regards, Camille Malcolm More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Stephanie is very skilled and talented with a premium service. She hand paints my French manicure and I get a lot of compliments from her manicures. Her services last a long time and they are really beautiful. Deanna Allen

Thank Deanna A
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had my first ever mud wrap and I LOVED IT! It is now my favorite spa service ever! Ashlea was my provider and she was very professional and helped me become very relaxed. The spa is beautiful and the locker room is so nice with a steam room and showers. The location is also excellent as it is located... More 

Thank Colette M
Monterey, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had a fantastic facial from Chelsea, I would recommend her to anyone! She explained what she was putting on my face and why, and gave me lots of good advice for future

Thank 304ralu
Sonoma County, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016

My husband and I have stayed at the Portola Hotel and I have enjoyed the services at The Spa on the Plaza previously. He had not tried them but to complete his birthday celebration I treated him to a massage and I had a fabulos and relaxing facial by Chelsey. My husband could not stop raving about the great massage... More 

Thank riverwild00
Monterey County, California
Level Contributor
76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Once again Spa on the Plaza leaves me smiling and happy that I brave the tourist traffic to get downtown. Liz is an amazing, gentle and very knowledgable aesthetician who welcomes you back like a long lost friend. The front desk staff is very professional and always friendly. Spa is clean and has a wonderfully relaxing ambiance. Best of all,... More 

Thank Viajera59
Fort Collins, Colorado
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190 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

It was a girls trip for my sister, niece and I. They had the February special which was an aromatherapy massage package and a facial. I had the 80 minute river stone massage. Nuch, was the person who did their facials and they really enjoyed those. Jessica and Melanie did their massages. They liked those but would have preferred they... More 

Thank CAAdams53
SpaonthePlaza, Owner at Spa on the Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We will make sure to commend Melanie, Paula and Jessica for their excellent customer service. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Camille Malcolm More 

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