Monterey Plaza

Monterey, California

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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Aug 15, 2022 clarissar256

I live local and always have my friends stay at Monterey Plaza. From the parking valets to front desk (Matt) to the bartender (EJ) to the managers (Conrad and Chris); everyone is outstanding! The service is the best and of course the view and the food!! You can't bet it!
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Aug 14, 2022 Mande292

We've had a beautiful stay and experience - the lobby bar had wonderful service, Imond was so friendly, informative and made amazing drinks. Coastal kitchen is worth every moment. Beautiful weekend and would highly recommend for a romantic getaway
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Aug 9, 2022 Kibloomer72

My husband and I had our first visit to Monterey 8/2022 and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are genuine foodies, well traveled and we have officially decided that this hotel, the restaurants and the staff are the very best of the best. Coastal Kitchen is a MUST. We LOVED the service. Conrad and Santiago were absolutely fantastic. We grabbed… Read more
My husband and I had our first visit to Monterey 8/2022 and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are genuine foodies, well traveled and we have officially decided that this hotel, the restaurants and the staff are the very best of the best. Coastal Kitchen is a MUST. We LOVED the service. Conrad and Santiago were absolutely fantastic. We grabbed drinks at the bar in the lobby from Imad and had a an awesome conversation about martinis stirred and not shaken. It was truly entertaining. We love the upscale feel of this hotel and staff. It is upscale but not “stuffy” and that makes all the difference for us! Book here, eat a t coastal kitchen, request Conrad at Coastal Kitchen inside the hotel and finish your night off with drinks from Imad! You won’t be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Monterey is a wonderful place to visit. But staying at the plaza made it even a better experience. 5 star for my family

Aug 9, 2022 Extraordinary774820

5. From the hotel the staff the surrounding grounds. The food was amazing. The Service was out of this world. Michael the executive chef wow his food was next level. The valet Kevin I believe his name was. Super helpful. Can’t wait to come back
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Aug 6, 2022 CoralSapphire Gateshead, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic stay at this hotel! The room was large and well appointed, we were particularly impressed with how comfortable the bed was and the high quality bed linen. Excellent air conditioning, a beautiful bathroom and dressing table area, a large tv. The room was perfectly clean and housekeeping were excellent! We loved our stay and hope… Read more
We had a fantastic stay at this hotel! The room was large and well appointed, we were particularly impressed with how comfortable the bed was and the high quality bed linen. Excellent air conditioning, a beautiful bathroom and dressing table area, a large tv. The room was perfectly clean and housekeeping were excellent! We loved our stay and hope to return. Read less