Monterey Plaza

Monterey, California Coast

Virgin rating

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 Above and beyond makes me a returning customer!

Jul 3, 2022 ricom580

My wife and I planned a trip to Monterey because we've heard so many nice things about the area. We wouldn't normally stay at such a nice hotel but after the professionalism and excellent representation of what a really nice hotel should be, we will be finding ourselves back here again. Hillary really made our stay special by going above and… Read more
My wife and I planned a trip to Monterey because we've heard so many nice things about the area. We wouldn't normally stay at such a nice hotel but after the professionalism and excellent representation of what a really nice hotel should be, we will be finding ourselves back here again. Hillary really made our stay special by going above and beyond what we expected. I wanted to surprise my wife with a nice room decoration, and they did not disappoint. My wife even said they must have people off site decorating but we learned the staff on hand does the room decorations themselves! All in all, it was a nice surprise to have an even better experience than we expected! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant stay

Jun 26, 2022 227chloe Westbury, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 1 night as a stop off on our road trip and we instantly wished we had booked another night. We were greeted by Matthew who was really helpful and friendly, we were actually 4 hours early for check in and just wanted to drop our bags but Matthew was able to check us into our room early which was great and we were also given a… Read more
We stayed here for 1 night as a stop off on our road trip and we instantly wished we had booked another night. We were greeted by Matthew who was really helpful and friendly, we were actually 4 hours early for check in and just wanted to drop our bags but Matthew was able to check us into our room early which was great and we were also given a bottle of wine as a congratulations for celebrating our honeymoon which was a thoughtful touch. The hotel is beautiful and the views even better, you really feel like you're walking into a luxury hotel here. The valet service was also great, really quick and efficient. Our room was spacious with a lovely sea view, the bed was really comfy and we heard no noise at all - really peaceful. We didn't eat at the restaurant but apparently it's very good and the views alone would be worth it. We really wished we had longer here to enjoy the hotel and explore more of Monterey, thanks for a great stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning views and beautiful hotel

Jun 19, 2022 everetts101

The view is gorgeous and the Staff is very helpful and accommodating. The spa has an incredible rooftop view that is truly unique. Valet parking makes it so easy to come and go. Definitely will be back.
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Jun 17, 2022 ginaj939

As usual we had a wonderful stay here. We are picky about hotels and this one never misses. We even received an upgrade to a suite -- it was right over the water with multiple balconies. This is our happy place. It is so relaxing, clean, and even smells good! We purchased a candle with the scent of the hotel by the front desk. It is a bit… Read more
As usual we had a wonderful stay here. We are picky about hotels and this one never misses. We even received an upgrade to a suite -- it was right over the water with multiple balconies. This is our happy place. It is so relaxing, clean, and even smells good! We purchased a candle with the scent of the hotel by the front desk. It is a bit expensive to stay here but it's worth it -- most other hotels on the ocean are much more expensive in our experience. Monterey is beautiful and we can't wait to go back to this hotel again next year! Read less
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Jun 10, 2022 chrismJ8905IW

What a special place to stay.!The property is absolutely beautiful, elegant, & pristine clean. The staff was professional ,courteous , & very attentive. We had the pleasure of meeting Chris Sommers, the hotel’s Managing Director, who ensured our needs were being met & had wonderful suggestions for activities & restaurants. The hotel has a bar in… Read more
What a special place to stay.!The property is absolutely beautiful, elegant, & pristine clean. The staff was professional ,courteous , & very attentive. We had the pleasure of meeting Chris Sommers, the hotel’s Managing Director, who ensured our needs were being met & had wonderful suggestions for activities & restaurants. The hotel has a bar in the lobby & restaurant on premises which is super convenient. Breakfast at Schooners was absolutely delicious & reasonably priced. Loved the location because everything was in walking distance- aquarium, wharf, & beautiful coastal walking/bike trail. We will definitely be back & highly recommend! Read less