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.


  • 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 Wow. Waking up to the sounds of the ocean

Jan 24, 2020 CamBlackAUMelb Melbourne, Australia

Wow. Waking up to the sounds of the ocean was beautiful. The staff here genuinely cared for my family and no question or extra bit of help was too small. Beautiful room over the ocean, luxurious and child friendly.
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Jan 23, 2020 eguerra2018 Sacramento, California

This was a perfect spot to spend our wedding anniversary. The room had a gorgeous view overlooking the water and the sound of the ocean was very relaxing. The room and the staff were great and there are many activities and food options available within walking distance. I will definitely be back!!!!
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Jan 23, 2020 SFDirk Oakdale, California

Best stay in Monterey Ever!!! Best hotel! Best staff! Best front desk people! Best spa experiences! Amazingly appointed room! Very clean! Stay here if you want to be wowed every moment! Excellent food at Schooners too!
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Jan 22, 2020 carlsontwog Fremont, California

When we arrived we were greeted friendly, checking in was nice and helpful, room cleaning was good, room service was great, general staff was friendly, my family felt at home with everyone who was working at the hotel
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Jan 22, 2020 VanceL46

A really comfortable, welcoming and nice place to stay in Monterey. Friendly and courteous staff, room was immaculately clean with nice views over the sea. Had a King room with ocean view. Quite expensive but worth it.