Monterey Plaza

Monterey, California Coast

The hotel

If you like the idea of gazing over the Pacific Ocean, perhaps sipping your morning latte or feasting upon delicious seafood, you’ll be impressed by the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Set along Monterey Bay, it's a real treat to come back to after a day out and about. Pamper yourself at the rooftop spa — a massage or dip in the whirlpool will help to soak away any niggles. If you’re travelling with the family, you’ll especially like chilling out at The Terrace, a cosy sundeck with comfy loungers and hot tubs. Or, as you’re on Cannery Row, maybe you'll fancy heading out for a stroll. There are plenty of attractions nearby, including Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the golfers amongst you will relish the nearby championship courses.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Located in Monterey Bay, on the quiet, romantic end of Cannery Row. Within walking distance to many local attractions including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, shopping, restaurants and bars. There is plenty of hiking and biking to discover the scenic beauty of the area.

Hotel information

288 rooms across 3 buildings, each with air-conditioning, WiFi and wired Internet access*, HDTV flat screen television with 24-hour movie system, ceiling fans, telephone, safe, coffee maker, iron and board, iHome dual alarm clock radio, double granite vanities with lighted make-up mirror, Gilchrist and Soames spa bath amenities, 2 plush bathrobes and hairdryer. Inland View Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View Rooms offer panoramic views of Monterey Bay, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar (contemporary American cuisine and sustainable seafood, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Café La Strada (piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse serving sandwiches, soups and desserts). Helmsman Lounge (signature drinks, cocktails and appetisers). The Terrace (family-friendly sundeck with 2 oversized hot tubs). Vista Blue Spa* with rooftop whirlpools. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour business centre. Complimentary daily newspaper. Dry cleaning service*. Concierge service. Complimentary bicycles. Valet parking*.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Valet parking - WiFi - Access to The Terrace – Access to the fitness centre – Local telephone calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel centrally located yet away from it all

Nov 12, 2019 sylvialoha Kailua, Hawaii

We loved the location of this hotel and how pleasant and friendly everyone was at the hotel. Centrally located on Cannery Row overlooking Monterey Bay, it was close enough to walk the pier and to the aquarium yet away from crowds and still quiet and provided some respite away from loud noises so we could enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the… Read more
We loved the location of this hotel and how pleasant and friendly everyone was at the hotel. Centrally located on Cannery Row overlooking Monterey Bay, it was close enough to walk the pier and to the aquarium yet away from crowds and still quiet and provided some respite away from loud noises so we could enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the wildlife. We had an ocean view room which I strongly encourage to splurge for - the balcony opened out to a beautiful view of the bay and in the morning we could watch seagulls, seals and otter right out in front. The hotel grounds were lovely - a fire pit on the pier and a coffee shop, plenty of comfortable and elegant seating areas all in a tranquil atmosphere. We were very impressed with how they had accommodated us for an early check-in.. we came right when the marathon had finished and the hotel was busy shuttling guests out. They had expedited a request for a room to be ready and upgraded us as well. Within an hour, we were able to check in. We also appreciated the hotel parking that is included in the resort fee.. as a courtesy, they allows us to leave the car until the next afternoon well after our checkout time. We loved this hotel and hope to bring our families back with us next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating nice anniversary upgrades

Nov 12, 2019 OPtraveler1011 Overland Park, Kansas

We were on a PCH trip for our anniversary. We booked a courtyard view room due to the high cost of an ocean view with balcony. At check-in, Matthew heard that we were celebrating our anniversary and gave us an upgrade to an ocean view room and a nice bottle of wine. What a nice surprise. The ocean view was beautiful. We watched (and listened… Read more
We were on a PCH trip for our anniversary. We booked a courtyard view room due to the high cost of an ocean view with balcony. At check-in, Matthew heard that we were celebrating our anniversary and gave us an upgrade to an ocean view room and a nice bottle of wine. What a nice surprise. The ocean view was beautiful. We watched (and listened to) the seals in the bay that morning. We also ate at the restaurant that evening which was very good and a beautiful setting on the water. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 hug1819 Sacramento, California

Upon driving into hotel had great curve appeal. Once checking in the front counter was worse experience as to feeling uncomfortable with the people at the front desk. That kinda set the mood for the location. My wife and I enjoyed the room but the windows weren’t sound proof so sleep wasn’t that great. The valet was unorganized to get vehicle back… Read more
Upon driving into hotel had great curve appeal. Once checking in the front counter was worse experience as to feeling uncomfortable with the people at the front desk. That kinda set the mood for the location. My wife and I enjoyed the room but the windows weren’t sound proof so sleep wasn’t that great. The valet was unorganized to get vehicle back in a timely manner. Over all I’ll be looking else for our next visit to Monterey. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great hotel for aquarium and whale watching trip.

Nov 12, 2019 Avril B

Beautiful hotel, we had a room looking out over the bay with a balcony. Staff remembered names and used them when passing by, nice touch. Very clean beautifully appointed room and bathroom, water provided in personal fridge each day. Just small things but make a huge difference to the experience. We walked to the aquarium from the hotel and also… Read more
Beautiful hotel, we had a room looking out over the bay with a balcony. Staff remembered names and used them when passing by, nice touch. Very clean beautifully appointed room and bathroom, water provided in personal fridge each day. Just small things but make a huge difference to the experience. We walked to the aquarium from the hotel and also to fishermans wharf. Restaurant was lovely and little coffee shop on site was excellent for breakfast and snacks. Car transfers available for free also useful for early trip for whale watching. Also invited to cheese and wine pre dinner apparently equivalent to afternoon tea in uk. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 armandgallucci Rochester, New York

My wife and I stayed at the property for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. The property boasts beautiful views along with clean and spacious rooms. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again on my next visit!