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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Sep 20, 2019 RRANDCR Pleasanton, CA

The accommodations at the Monterey Plaza Hotel are exceptional. All staff are friendly, courteous, and helpful at all times. The atmosphere and ambience are outstanding. The location is ideal, and the shuttle service is very convenient.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely getaway

Sep 20, 2019 92evale Castro Valley, California

This hotel rocks. The service is above and beyond, the rooms are wonderful. The food is impeccable. It is expensive, but worth the money for a nice getaway. Would recommend. If booking online, I would call and speak with a person abut the details of your room if you're interested in jacuzzi tub/patio etc. It is not entirely clear from the ad… Read more
This hotel rocks. The service is above and beyond, the rooms are wonderful. The food is impeccable. It is expensive, but worth the money for a nice getaway. Would recommend. If booking online, I would call and speak with a person abut the details of your room if you're interested in jacuzzi tub/patio etc. It is not entirely clear from the ad online. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome hotel

Sep 20, 2019 LindseyFlores Concord, California

Amazing! The views are spectacular! Very immaculately clean! The gym is ridiculously nice with views of the ocean! A must stay! I have to say, this was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at, and I'm pretty particular.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Hotel in a wonderful location

Sep 20, 2019 Jane B Keighley, England, United Kingdom

This is our third visit to the hotel and it didn’t disappoint. Service was excellent in all areas from check in, Schooners restaurant, cleaners and concierge. My husband had a fantastic birthday, and nothing was too much trouble, which means a lot as he has multiple sclerosis and uses a power wheelchair. The view is amazing watching sea otters… Read more
This is our third visit to the hotel and it didn’t disappoint. Service was excellent in all areas from check in, Schooners restaurant, cleaners and concierge. My husband had a fantastic birthday, and nothing was too much trouble, which means a lot as he has multiple sclerosis and uses a power wheelchair. The view is amazing watching sea otters from your balcony is an added bonus. Hopefully we may be able to get there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Business and Pleasure - a great facility

Sep 20, 2019 JoeKH Gaithersburg, Maryland

I was attending a small conference at the Plaza and was able to spend time with a family member that lived in the Bay region. The location, staff, amenities, facilities were fantastic. This is perfect for all types of travel - romantic, family, business and friends. I have already recommended this hotel to my friends. I would also like… Read more
I was attending a small conference at the Plaza and was able to spend time with a family member that lived in the Bay region. The location, staff, amenities, facilities were fantastic. This is perfect for all types of travel - romantic, family, business and friends. I have already recommended this hotel to my friends. I would also like to add that this is an excellent venue for a small conference. Read less