Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row | Monterey, CA 93940-7501  [SEE MAP]Monterey, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Waterfront balcony guest rooms available
Room rates are expensive
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa occupies coveted real estate that overlooks Monterey Bay from Cannery Row. Recent visitors raved about the hotel's proximity to the aquarium and local shops, adding that future lodgers should consult the concierge about area activities as there's much to do nearby. Guests also highly suggest paying a slightly higher rate to get an oceanfront room. But no matter where you're sleeping, you'll find amenities like flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers and microfiber beds. The Vista Blue Spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, gets rave reviews from guests for its outdoor hot tubs and long list of services. And while the Helmsman Lounge offers live music, cocktails and light bites, the indoor terrace restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, is not to be missed, either.
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Location
Monterey, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 290 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Traditional

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Scorecard

  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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The 290-room Monterey Plaza is as close to the ocean as it gets: Built on pillars above the water, it offers an ocean experience like few other hotels in the area do.

Frommer's

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Those with sea-facing balconies come with binoculars, so that guests can watch whales, seals and other sea creatures frolic just off-shore (frankly, many days you don't even need the binoculars to see them).

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 6916 have reviewed the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6916 reviews 4.5 (based on 6916 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms and suites at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa are decorated in tones of gold and red, or beige, gray and blue. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, honor bars, microfiber beds, sitting chairs and Zents bath amenities. Select suites also come with fireplaces, minifridges, ocean-facing balconies and separate showers and bathtubs.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access covered by daily resort fee
  • Rooms have property, harbor or ocean views

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The oceanfront Monterey Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Monterey on Cannery Row. Along with many options for shopping and dining, the hotel is less than a mile from top attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Old Fisherman's Wharf. The property is also situated along the picturesque Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail.
  • About 5 miles northwest of Monterey Regional Airport; 75 miles south of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • Property's $32 daily resort fee covers on-site parking
  • Complimentary BMW shuttle service
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Monterey Plaza Hotel is home to one restaurant, a lounge and a coffee shop. Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar serves American cuisine and sustainable seafood alongside ocean views. At Helmsman Lounge, guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers, while Tidal Coffee serves up warm cups of joe.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Lounge has live music on weekends

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Spa

The 11,000-square-foot Vista Blue Spa offers a wide array of spa treatments, including facials, salon services, massages, body treatments and more. The spa also has a sun deck with a fireplace and two whirlpools.
  • In-room massages
  • Complimentary tea, juice, water and fruit

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

This hotel does not offer any designated kids amenities, but children can borrow complimentary bicycles to explore the area.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    This hotel houses a fitness center that features cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. The gym is located on the top floor of the property and has multiple windows that provide views of Monterey Bay.
    • Towels and water
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The hotel features more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The property also houses a 24-hour business center that offers printing, faxing, copying and computer services.
    • Audiovisual equipment
    • Off-site catering

    Number of meeting rooms17

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    This Monterey property is able to host weddings in six different venues, including three ballrooms. The oceanfront Lower Terrace provides views of the harbor and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a reception or ceremony. There is also the oceanfront Upper Plaza, able to hold 350 guests for a banquet-style reception.
      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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