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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating More than home away from home

Oct 15, 2021 fredlakey

Amazing accommodations and staff from the valets to the house keepers to the waiters. The spa was immaculate and the treatment was a great value. The room was incredible with terrific and picturesque view of the harbor.
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Oct 14, 2021 ld7uw7oxtp

The Plaza was beautiful, incredibly friendly, and service was top notch. I wouldn’t change a thing. We will go back soon. Schooners was a great restaurant as well! I’ve gone to Monterey for decades and didn’t know this gem existed.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good customer service but overrated rooms

Oct 13, 2021 kat_kayB Tracy, California

Good customer service but rooms are overrated and over priced. Will think twice before booking this hotel again. I think the rooms need renovation such as the flooring, carpet etc. only consolation is that their customer service is good.
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Oct 13, 2021 Judith A rdu22

We stayed here for 5 nights to attend a wedding. We had 4 rooms and the staff was kind enough to put us all on the third floor, close together. We had a partial ocean view room, which looked over the bay and plaza area. It was spectacular. There is a Keurig coffee maker in the room, but we had coffee and bagel or… Read more
We stayed here for 5 nights to attend a wedding. We had 4 rooms and the staff was kind enough to put us all on the third floor, close together. We had a partial ocean view room, which looked over the bay and plaza area. It was spectacular. There is a Keurig coffee maker in the room, but we had coffee and bagel or egg sandwich at the Tidal coffee shop. Beautiful area to sit and enjoy the sun. Parking could not have been easier. We parked on the street. It is free from 8 pm til 9 am, then you must feed the meter, $1.50 per hour, and car must be moved the next day, but plenty of spaces, never an issue. We could to walk the many beautiful spots to observe wildlife, and it is one of the premier spots for scuba diving. Just excellent. Gianni's pizza was great also. Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 Bonnie S

Wonderful experience - hotel was super clean and covid conscience. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The only comment would be that I wish they had a market or easy to go foods. We upgraded to a room over the bay and was well worth it.