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 The best hotel in Monterey!

Mar 27, 2020 Steve E Mill Valley, California

We took a long weekend and had been told we didn't need to go anywhere else for good food. We tried both the bar and the restaurant and wholeheartedly agree. The variety of food is exceptional and we had a breakfast, two dinners and a snack in the hotel. The on-property coffee shop is staffed by very friendly people and the coffee and snacks we… Read more
We took a long weekend and had been told we didn't need to go anywhere else for good food. We tried both the bar and the restaurant and wholeheartedly agree. The variety of food is exceptional and we had a breakfast, two dinners and a snack in the hotel. The on-property coffee shop is staffed by very friendly people and the coffee and snacks we enjoyed were better than one would find at Starbucks. Rooms are not cheap (we had a balcony room facing Monterey Bay), and I would not call it "economical", but the value is above average. The staff was delightful! Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 raquelm742 Dublin, Ireland

Monterey Plaza. Located on the famous and lively Cannery Row, facing the Pacific, this hotel that is one of the best I've ever stayed. Not because is a fancy or luxurious hotel, but the service is simply the best I ever experienced. From front desk to accommodation, the guys from valet parking, restaurant, absolutelly everyone we interacted with… Read more
Monterey Plaza. Located on the famous and lively Cannery Row, facing the Pacific, this hotel that is one of the best I've ever stayed. Not because is a fancy or luxurious hotel, but the service is simply the best I ever experienced. From front desk to accommodation, the guys from valet parking, restaurant, absolutelly everyone we interacted with had a friendly smile and provided excelent service. Our room was spotless. As a guest you feel the staff is taking care of you. Food is amazing, on the weekend evenings they have live music. You can seat by the fireplace, get a nice drink and relax. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 yarajubran Varese, Italy

Last spring we had the pleasure to stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. For our honeymoon they offerd us the suite as an upgrade for the night. It was really a pleasant surprise and a wonderful stay. Absolutely loved it!
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Mar 22, 2020 christian m

If your traveling to Monterey and need place to stay the Plaza is awesome. Especially if you get a room over the water. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of waves outside your balcony/window.
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Mar 22, 2020 cassie969

We changed our plans due to the coronavirus and the hotel was so accommodating and helpful. Their staff made a very stressful situation so much better and we enjoyed the wonderful room, great view and excellent food before we started our long journey home. Thank you for a great experience and for going above and beyond-every staff member was so… Read more
We changed our plans due to the coronavirus and the hotel was so accommodating and helpful. Their staff made a very stressful situation so much better and we enjoyed the wonderful room, great view and excellent food before we started our long journey home. Thank you for a great experience and for going above and beyond-every staff member was so helpful and nice during this very uncertain time. Read less