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 Quick romantic getaway

Jul 2, 2020 msjm11

We enjoyed the location and view. Stayed in a harbor view room with balcony. A quick walk to Cannery Row with plenty of dining options. A little pricy but there were not any better options for what we wanted.
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Jul 2, 2020 patdwilly

I stayed here after proposing to my girlfriend. Very expensive but nice hotel. Great view and the binoculars in the room were a great touch. The restaurant in the hotel is tasty but not very "fancy", so would be better for a lunch or a casual dinner. Hot tubs on the roof were really nice. As of July 2020 they were only allowing one party into… Read more
I stayed here after proposing to my girlfriend. Very expensive but nice hotel. Great view and the binoculars in the room were a great touch. The restaurant in the hotel is tasty but not very "fancy", so would be better for a lunch or a casual dinner. Hot tubs on the roof were really nice. As of July 2020 they were only allowing one party into each hot tub at a time due to covid, which made us feel comfortable using them. Overall had a great time. Read less
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Jul 2, 2020 cwade72

We came for a scuba diving trip. The hotel was well situated for that as we could walk to the park and beach where the scuba divers were going out/coming in. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. We would stay here again if coming for Scuba diving or to the Aquarium.
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Jun 30, 2020 jmcgrath843

Bicycle rentals were a fantastic way to see the town and the coast. Excellent service from the reception and staff. The hotel was located in the quieter side of town and within walking distance of restaurants, shops and bike path. Beautiful hotel and nice plaza area for everyone to enjoy!
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Jun 30, 2020 mgleas659542 Clovis, California

Great stay very nice hotel ! Walking distance to lots of Restaurants and shops on Cannery Row!! Ocean view room with balcony highly recommend!!! Staff was very nice and very accommodating to all your needs!