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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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Saint James, New York
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stayed at The Monterey Bay Plaza Hotel & Spa for three nights. The location is amazing. Our room was just below the spa. (courtyard side) The room was large, with a balcony and very nice. The flowers in the courtyard were beautiful. The staff right from check in to check out was top notch. We used the valet service...

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strasburg va
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The hotel was beautiful, and the staff was great! The room was very large, clean, beautifully decorated. We only allowed one night in Monterey and wished we could have stayed longer. I can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very beautiful and luxurious without a doubt. So instead of focusing on all the things right with it, I'll just quickly mention the few things that were problematic. Although it has a nation-renowned spa, the actual spa experience was quite disappointing. If you don't buy the expensive massages or the treatments, don't get your hopes up; the...

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

Dear Mary, Thank you for your review about your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Although, I am pleased you found our property luxurious, I am disappointed to hear about our inconsistencies in guest service and with our Spa. Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor guest service you received at checkout. You sentiments have been shared with...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Good sized room, we had a partial sea view room. Otters play in the sea below with occasional whale sitings in the distance. The food for dinner was very good and the service attentive (Raymond). The spa area looked small and didn't get much sun in the evening. The drive down the coast along 17-mile drive is totally worth it...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Hotel lived up to its stellar reputation. Particularly memorable was the efficient car valet service. We were "in and out" often and the car was waiting after a 5 minute notice. Desk personnel went out of their way to accommodate my request for at least a partial ocean view (late reservation).

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Our family stayed at Monterey Plaza in July, 2014. Perfect location! We walked to Cannery Row, the aquarium, restaurants, shops, and the wharf. In the evening, we sat out on the patio next to the fire! We enjoyed our stay and the employees were all wonderful!

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Monterey Plaza in May. It was clean and the room was of average size and amenities. The outdoor hot tub in the spa was pleasant. However, the whole place had a "Disneyland" kind of feel and the food we had in the bar/restaurant was terrible. It seems to cater to families and events...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Although, I’m glad your experience had some positive aspects, I’m sorry that overall we did not meet your expectations. Your review is helpful and your sentiments have been shared with our team, we can continue to improve. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your recent stay, if you could please contact...

Concord, California, United States
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had such a wonderful stay at this property!! We stayed in one of their penthouse suites and we absolutely loved it!! It was beautiful, extremely spacious and the beds were super comfortable. Both nights we enjoyed sitting out on the balcony, which overlooks the water… so relaxing! Not only is it a gorgeous property, but the staff was also...

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

Dear Kerstin, Thank you for sharing your compliments regarding your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am pleased you had an enjoyable visit. It is wonderful to enjoy the natural beauty of the Monterey Bay. We are fortunate to have such incredible views. I value your sentiments regarding our staff and service. I have shared your review...

Alpharetta, Georgia
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...

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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: $354 - $606 (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
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#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“Corner suite on third floor - a little walk but quiet and great views. Sun is awful bright in the morning beware!”
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