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 right on Cannery Row

Apr 14, 2021 Maegan C

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They helped us with our bags, car valet, carried them to our room, and made us feel stress free. I had never been treated so nice before like I didn't have to worry about a thing. Highly recommend staying here. They even gave us a bottle of… Read more
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They helped us with our bags, car valet, carried them to our room, and made us feel stress free. I had never been treated so nice before like I didn't have to worry about a thing. Highly recommend staying here. They even gave us a bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary/honeymoon. Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 snkp2021

Nice room, beds & pillows way to mushy/soft no support for my taste, overall room/bathroom nice/clean. Vallet parking too high - there with family/friends and enjoyed our meals offsite (The Fishhopper is a must - great food,
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Space, but EXPENSIVE

Apr 13, 2021 JustBreathe09 new jersey

Simply put, this hotel is amazing. The foyer, the room, the view - over the top. But so is the cost. I realize it's touristy and in CA (which adds crazy fees/taxes), but over $800 per night for a room with a view - no balcony! The Spa also looked amazing, but the service costs were prohibitive. $180 for a 50 minute massage. Maybe people from CA… Read more
Simply put, this hotel is amazing. The foyer, the room, the view - over the top. But so is the cost. I realize it's touristy and in CA (which adds crazy fees/taxes), but over $800 per night for a room with a view - no balcony! The Spa also looked amazing, but the service costs were prohibitive. $180 for a 50 minute massage. Maybe people from CA can afford this type of hotel regularly, but this girl from NJ cannot. It was nice to spend one night with my son and his GF, but I probably won't return. Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 golfvolley Merced, California

So much to do and see in Monterey, but really no need to leave the hotel as it is right on the water! Book a room with a view and you will not be disappointed - otters, seals and birds abound. Visit the spa and be transported to tranquility. Our meals at Schooners were delicious and each hotel staff member we met was friendly and helpful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel!

Apr 12, 2021 CoreenM11

From the service to the views, Monterey Plaza Hotel was great! Our room was ready before check in time, the bell services were quick and efficient with every request, and every employee we interacted with including room service was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Monterey. The location was… Read more
From the service to the views, Monterey Plaza Hotel was great! Our room was ready before check in time, the bell services were quick and efficient with every request, and every employee we interacted with including room service was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Monterey. The location was great too! We valeted the car and didn’t need it again until we left. Anything we needed or wanted to see/go was within walking distance. Love!! 💗 Read less