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Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

Monterey, CA, US (MRY)

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Gently hugging the waters edge, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is 4.5 miles away from the Monterey Peninsula Airport and is an enchanting resort pro
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Ocean View King

Ocean View King

The 400 square foot Ocean View King room includes:
  • Feather Mattresses
  • King size bed
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Ocean View w/ Two Queens

The 400 square foot Ocean View with Two Queens room includes:
  • Feather Mattresses
  • Two Queen size beds
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Inland View King

Inland View King

The 400 square foot King room faces historic Cannery Row and includes:
  • Feather Mattresses
  • King size bed
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Inland View With Two Queens

The 400 square foot room with Two Queens faces historic Cannery Row and includes:
  • Feather Mattresses
  • Two Queen size beds
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Deluxe Two Queen

Deluxe Ocean View w/ Two Queens and Balcony

The 400 square foot Ocean View with Two Queens room includes:
  • Beautiful view of the ocean with balcony
  • Feather Mattresses
  • Two Queen size beds
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Deluxe Ocean View Balcony King

Deluxe Ocean View King w/ Balcony

The 400 square foot Ocean View King room includes:
  • Beautiful view of the ocean with balcony
  • Feather Mattresses
  • King size bed
  • Bierdermeier-style furniture
  • Bath robes
  • Wet bar and stocked mini-bar
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Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA US 93940

The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa welcomes you with its legendary personalized service and all of the activities that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. This hotel combines elegant European architecture, sweeping coastal views and sophisticated style to create the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the sights of the otters, seals and dolphins at play.


Property Amenities

  • Beauty / Shop Salon
  • Business Center and Services
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Area Shuttle
  • Library / Video Library
  • Lounge / Bar
  • Smoke Free
  • Spa
  • Tickets / Tours Assistance
  • Wi-Fi

The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa offers 290 deluxe guestrooms, including 10 luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms and suites feature classic Biedermeier-style furniture, decorator fabrics and European duvet bed coverings. Large marble baths are outfitted with separate vanity area, plush terry robes, hair dryer and complimentary designer toiletries.

Room Amenities

  • Children Ages 17 and Under Free
  • Coffee Maker with Complimentary Coffee
  • Fax / Data Port
  • Mini-Bar
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Personal Writing Desk
  • Three Telephones with Voice Mail
  • Wet-Bar

 

On-Site Dining

  • Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar - Overlooking Monterey Bay, this a stunning restaurant featuring approachable, contemporary American coastal cuisine and sustainable seafood. This restuarant offers an ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular ocean front region. Executive Chef Wallers commitment to fresh food and high quality, is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters meant for sharing, entrees, and a selection of decadent desserts. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list featuring Monterey County vintners, California wines and international vintages. 
  • Cafe La Strada - The piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet`s Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, amazing desserts, gelato and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel`s Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt. Toro.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Attraction Tickets Available (+)
  • Audio/Visual Equipment (+)
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility
  • Barber Shop (+)
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Business Center (+)
  • Business Services (+)
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Event Catering (+)
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Area Shuttle
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Parking
  • Full Breakfast (+)
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Great for Kids
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • Library / Video Library
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • News Stand
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop Lounge
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • Secured Parking
  • Shopping
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Steam Room
  • Tours Included (+)
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3770 reviews
from Sparks, Nevada
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Beautiful hotel! Will book again but will request different room location. Outside street room a bit noisy Staff exceptional!!! Easy access to bike trails Walking distance to everywhere Hotel restaurant excellent, with beautiful views
from Santa Cruz, California
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Four Star Staff from the Valets to the Front Desk, Concierge to Bellhops, Room Service and Chambermaids! Friendly, polite, and gracious service and care extended by all. Beautiful location between the Wharfs and Cannery Row. Lavishly appointed common spaces and rooms. Five Star Service and spectacular rooms are worth the price (once you sign up with them, periodic special offers come your way via email...) Tip Nearby Small Deli offsite if you get the munchies. Thursday: Manager's Complimentary W... Read more
from Surrey
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Loved the hotel and all the staff. Book early if you want to eat in the restaurant at the weekend. Room was perfect, from the bed to the bathroom to the view of the otters in the kelp from the window.
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Submitted on 25-05-2016
This was a wonderful hotel choice in a prime location where we could even see the precious sea otters frolicking in the water. Every employee we came into contact with was as friendly and courteous as can be. We also loved having breakfast in the restaurant which had a fabulous selection.
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Submitted on 25-05-2016
6 nights in this hotel. 1st class place with almost everything you could want. Hot tubs overlooking the bay. Great restaurant onsite. Great rooms and excellent service. Exceptional and fast valet parking. Location is perfect. Will be back.
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The hotel staff was welcoming and accommodating. The entire complex is clean and well kept. The room was spotless and very comfortable. They thought of every little detail- even flashlights in the nightstand and binoculars to see the view of Monterey Bay. We felt relaxed and at home. We will definitely go back soon. Upgrade to a water view!
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Submitted on 05-06-2016
The hotel is truly an "all in one stop" experience to relax, dine, walk, explore and indulge in spa treatments. The ocean vista is world class and we will have it imprinted on our memories forever. The service from every single employee was exceptional. The location was perfect for us to spend two full days taking in the fabulous route along Pebble Beach, seventeen mile drive, Carmel, the historic Carmel Mission and the drive through Big Sur country. The scenery was unique and majestic for tw... Read more
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Submitted on 06-06-2016
All in all this hotel is good. Not great but will definitely be adequate. Free Valet service is a huge plus having paid someone 40 dollars the night before to move my car literally 20ft. Some would say the hotel looked dated but I think it fits with its surroundings. The views from the lobby and pretty special and I can only imagine the Seaview rooms are worth the extra money. Our room was a fair old walk from the lobby and having told us it had a 'balcony' we arrived to find it was actually a c... Read more
from Shingle Springs, California
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Wow were to begin. What a friendly well run establishment. Took my wife on an anniversary weekend trip. Splurged a little more than usual and it was literally worth every penny the staff was friendly , helpful, and knowledgeable regarding events, sightseeing, and worthy establishments in the area. Making sure that we were comfortable at ALL times!!! Will be returning ??? PS You have to indulge in the spa!!! Amazing
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Stayed here as a couple for one night during a holiday to San Francisco. Firstly, Monterey is an absolutely gorgeous town. I highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the Bay Area! We chose the Plaza based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is perfectly located beside Cannery Row and just a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf. The setting is magnificent - the photos you see on the website aren't trying to deceive you, it really is that beautiful. The hotel is gorge... Read more
from Mount Vernon, Illinois
Submitted on 17-06-2016
The hotel is centrally located near all the attractions and restaurants in Monterey Bay. The hotel has a wonderful firepit to enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings. Restaurants on the premises were superb. Loved watching the sea lions while dining. We hated to leave and will definitely return.
from Merced, California
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Spent two nights with my husband to celebrate his birthday. We had a partial ocean view room with a balcony. The view was amazing! The king size bed was super comfy, with feather mattress topper and feather pillows :) We loved sleeping with the sliding door open so we could hear the sounds of the ocean. It was a wonderful, romantic weekend in an amazingly clean, comfortable and peaceful hotel. We can't wait to go back!!
from Hamilton, Canada
Submitted on 19-06-2016
We wish we could have stayed here longer. This hotel was fantastic. Very clean, great location in town. Only a cab ride away from Pebble beach. Overall customer service was excellent. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Submitted on 20-06-2016
Easy access from the street. Attendants were very nice and professional. The checking desk was efficient and very friendly. The room was top-notch. Excellent view of the bay and boat harbor. Dinner inSchooners was delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the pasta with shrimp, scallops and mussels in lobster sauce was so good, my husband makes comments about it. The beds were comfy, left the patio doors open to hear the waves all night long. So glad we stayed here, it's a very coy hotel... Read more
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Submitted on 20-06-2016
We stayed only one night but the service was excellent. They took us to dinner in the hotel car. Had great room service for desert. The room was very nice and clean. They turned down our room while we were at dinner. Wish we would have stayed longer.
from Boston
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The hotel has the perfect location, near the action of the harbor and aquarium, but far enough away so the crowds are reduced. The views are spectacular, we saw otters, seals and other wildlife every day. The staff was very professional, the room was clean, large and well appointed.
from Solvang, California
Submitted on 30-06-2016
My husband and I stayed at the Monterey Plaza for 3 nights in June, both for business and leisure. We had an issue with our reservation when we arrived. I had booked a Garden View Balcony with 2 Queen Beds via the hotel's website. I received a confirmation email with my specific request. I also asked about not having to change rooms in the middle of our time there - we were on our own dime for the first night, and then with a group on the next 2 nights. I received email confirmation back fr... Read more
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Submitted on 30-06-2016
The hotel was very comfortable. The rooms were clean. The bed was comfortable. The staff was unbelievably polite. I don't recall staying at a place where everyone who worked there was so polite. There were binoculars in the room, which we didn't take with us on the 17 mile drive, which was a mistake. They had small conventions in the hotel, which had parties outside our window that broke up around 9:30. I would have preferred not to have those, but it was a minor inconvenience.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 30-06-2016
The tourist feel from Bubba Gumps to the full spectrum of chains is nearby. The hotel is ideally situated and the views are simply gorgeous. The hotel is ideally located and accessible to walk to the Aquarium or stroll along the Row.
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Submitted on 02-07-2016
Recently stayed at the Monterey Plaza and loved it! Everything about it was top notch from the service to the accommodations. Enjoyed lunch outdoors on the deck, bike riding on the included cruisers, and a great massage at the rooftop spa. Can't wait to go back!
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Submitted on 04-07-2016
This hotel far exceeded my expectations . From the moment you arrive every need was perfectly tended to. Even the valet guys offered bottled waters ! Check in was not available at 3 but they lead us out to a marvelous fire pit overlooking the ocean . Our ocean front suite was impeccable with a view to die for. They provided us with binoculars where we saw seals , otters & Dolphins daily . The guests were very quiet & there were very few children . The gym ,spa & rooftop hot tubs were for 15... Read more
from Fresno, California
Submitted on 04-07-2016
After this visit, we don't think we can stay anywhere else but here. The service was amazing, the staff friendly and helpful, and the hotel was itself was beautiful with gorgeous views located right on the water. It was so convenient with valet parking and location right on Cannery Row. The rooms were luxurious and bed was so comfortable, better than home even. The hotel restaurant Schooners had amazing food, service, and views. The rooms are a little pricy, but for the location and qualit... Read more
from Sonoma, California
Submitted on 04-07-2016
This is one of the best hotels, if not the best hotel, in Monterey. It is a classic looking hotel with a nice lobby and million dollar views. The room we had was standard size, but the finishes within the room were very nice.... the crown molding around the ceilings, the marble sink in the restroom and the nice tiled shower. The turn down service is a very nice service that is included. The spa was very nice. We both had pedicures and were able to relax in one of the two jacuzzi tubs on the roof... Read more
from California
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We stayed one night in Monterey on the way to Sonoma. I picked this hotel was it wasn't a chain and normally "Plaza" in a hotel means it is posh. While the stay was without negative event - it just wasn't as great as expected. On a weird aside - trainees at the front desk are stripped of their nametag - it just says "Trainee" - whereas all the other staff get their real name. Our "Trainee" who checked us in was AWESOME! I wish I had remembered her name - she was working around 8pm on the night... Read more
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Submitted on 05-07-2016
We stayed in Monterey on our way to San Francisco. This hotel offers the greatest balcony rooms right on the water. We saw otters playing right out our windows/door. We also saw a sea lion. Fun place to visit. Our only regret is not staying longer.
from Ipswich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed for two nights early July. The room was very spacious, spotless, with beautiful furnishings. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the spa and dinner in the main restaurant was delicious. I especially liked being able to see the 'source' of the fish available. This is a great location for exploiting Monterey and we did not have cause to use our car whilst we were there. Normally I resent the resort fee but the valet parking and acces... Read more
from Charlottesville
Submitted on 09-07-2016
This is a lovely hotel, on the water, with beautiful views and comfortable little outdoor seating areas that overlook the water. The staff is plentiful and nice, there is a professional crew taking care of valet parking. I booked this room thinking it would have an ocean view, so I shelled out some extra money, specifically for this view, which the booking website alluded to. But after checking in, we were led across some sort of air bridge to a building behind the hotel, on the other side of ... Read more
from Palo Alto, California
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for the second time after our experience last time. We splurged and stayed in one of the rooms with an ocean view. The hotel is in a great location - walking distance to the MB Aquarium and the wharf. Valet parking is provided and access to the spa. I am not crazy about spending an additional $27 resort fee. This allows free internet access (which is free anyway because there is no password) and access to the spa. Staying in the ocean view room was wonderful, th... Read more
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Submitted on 09-07-2016
We had a very comfortable stay here. The staff was delightful, the rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable and we took advantage of the "pillow menu" which offered soft down, firm down and fiber filled pillows delivered to your room. The location was excellent. Our favorite activity was sitting on the patio overlooking the ocean and family of otters living in the kelp beds just 100 yards off shore. We were unable to take advantage of the rooftop whirlpools but we did check them out and they ... Read more
from Cheshire
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at the hotel as part of our road trip round California. The room and staff were amazing. Very friendly with great attention to detail. The breakfasts were very good with beautiful views. Would highly recommend.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I chose Monterey Plaza Hotel based on the high reviews here left on TripAdvisor. This is my first time to use TripAdvisor and go by their reviews. I have to say that Monterey Plaza hotel provided us a wonderful vacation. Gorgeous hotel. Clean, classy, convenient to everything. One of the best family-friendly hotels we've been. Staff customer service is superb (specifically the front desk, valet and concierge desk). We'll definitely come back to this hotel and would recommend to family and ... Read more
from Kansas City
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We stayed a single night. Cannery Row wasn't what we expected, but the hotel was pleasant enough. Extremely expensive as are all hotels in the area, but with an element of class and distinction to go with it. The resort fee added on at check-in cost the hotel a star in our rating. At $375 a night the idea of adding a "resort fee" smacks of larceny. Also, be prepared to wait 20 minutes for your car to be fetched by valet when you check-out.
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Wow! We stayed at the Monterey Plaza Hotel for one night on a week-long family vacation. Spectacular customer service and the property is nothing short of exceptional. We had a water view (definitely worth it) and spent over an hour watching the otters play in the water and whales pass by. The rooms were large and comfortable with everything you could ask for. The location is only a couple of blocks away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium - very convenient. And we had dinner at the restaurant ... Read more
from Santa Monica
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Hotel is really fantastic. Rooms are good size, clean, and with good amenities. And, you can't beat the location - much better than being right on cannery row where all the touristy shops are. Also, the coffee shop on the property serves great pre-made breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, granola, etc. for a reasonable price. One BIG gripe I have is that our car was damaged by the hotel valet - operated by independent company called Town. They had our minivan door open when we checked out so we... Read more
from Los Gatos, California
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Every time I need a get-away, I stay a couple of days at the Monterey Plaza. The location is fabulous, right on the water. Sea otters play and hunt just off the beach, so you'll want to get a sea/bay view room. They supply binoculars in each room so that you can watch the otters easily. The restaurant is good and cannery row is just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel (lots of other restaurants to choose from). And finally, the Vista Blue Spa is great. Definitely worth a visit.
from Hollister, California
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Loved valet service . Lots to explore. Plenty of seating outside with fire pits. Walking distance to lots of shops and eateries. Rooms were great. Only con was no sundry shop on the premises and coffee shop closed early but Starbucks down the street.
from Louisville, Kentucky
Submitted on 15-07-2016
We loved our stay here. The room was large and comfortable. The staff was incredibly helpful and courteous from the moment we arrived to our departure. We got great recommendations for restaurants, too. While we chose a room without a bay view (for price reasons), the view from the terrace behind the hotel is open to all and is spectacular. We also enjoyed our meal in Schooner's. I would definitely stay here again.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-07-2016
We were coming to the end of our family trip across America, and the fact that we were nearing the end of the adventure was lightened considerably by this fabulous hotel. From the moment we arrived the service was faultless; the facilities were wonderful and our rooms huge and spotlessly clean. I love the fact that all the small touches had been thought of - cool water was available on arrival, and binoculars had been put in rooms with a sea view so you could spot the sea otters and seals. Cert... Read more
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We stayed in an ocean view King bed with balcony. The hotel did not disappoint. We did online checkin which let us know when the room would be ready and were texted early on its availability. The view was spectacular with the added bonus of hearing the waves beneath us. The room was complete with all amenities including binoculars to look at the Monterrey marine life in the bay such as sea otters, pelicans and much more. The loca... Read more
from Knoxville, Tennessee
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We had a wonderful experience at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. Our room had a wonderful view of the ocean and we saw sea otters and other wildlife sitting on our balcony. We did not utilize any of their spa offerings other than the hot tub and sauna areas. The only negative we had about the property is that the hot tubs close at 9 pm. We came back early a couple of the nights and are glad we did. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Overall, this is a property that I hope to return to in the f... Read more
from LANCASTER,PA
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We stayed for 3 nights in a corner ocean view room. Room was lovely and very large and comfortable. Loved having the hotel-provided binoculars to watch the sea otters in the bay! Great location close to the aquarium, fisherman's wharf and downtown area. We love walking to restaurants. We enjoyed lunch and dinner in the hotel restaurant once and food was very good.Would definitely stay here again.Only con was that the towels could be a little bigger/thicker. A small detail.
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Submitted on 19-07-2016
If there is a better place to stay in Monterey, I have never found it. Perfect location, great rooms, and lots of nearby amenities. we walked to Cannery Row in just a few minutes from the hotel. The restaurant Schooners on the ground floor has the best view, and the menu has good selections. The coffee shop on the plaza is better than Starbucks, serves Peet's Coffee.
from Gilroy, California
Submitted on 19-07-2016
From the moment you arrived you felt already at home. Each and every staff member welcomed you and helped you in anyway they could. The room was beautiful! It overlooked the harbor and and the various grounds of the hotel. You could hear the waves splashing against the rocks and the seabirds frolicking in the water. And to add more to perfect, there sometimes was outdoor music to entertain you. You could sit on the terrace and just enjoy being part of the ambiance. You'll love the hotel itself w... Read more
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Submitted on 19-07-2016
We unfortunately only stayed for two nights but our experience was perfect. The hotel is perfect in every way. The location was perfect. The hotel is beautiful and very clean. We ate lunch at schooners. The hotel restaurant. The food was great. I have nothing bad to say about the Monterey Plaza hotel. I would highly recommend it.
from Santa Clarita, California
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We spent 3 nights at the hotel and it was perfect. Stopped during a recent road trip along the coast. The Plaza was ideally located to all the great places to eat and shop, and a very short walk to the aquarium. The spa was so relaxing and the gym machines all overlooked the bay on the top floor of the hotel. Very nice and clean. The view from our room was awesome and you could hear the surf crashing all night if you leave the balcony door open. Without exception, the staff was very friendly and... Read more
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
We just stayed at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The location is perfect, we can walk to all the shops and restaurants on Cannery Row. We also walked to the aquarium. Every morning we stopped for a few minutes to look at the floating sea otters from the open balcony near the dolphins fountain. We'll definitely stay here again!
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
This was the last night of our honeymoon so we called ahead to make sure all was in order and we were assured that it was. I actually mentioned over the phone that this was the last night of our honeymoon. When we arrived, there were no king beds left (why didn't they reserve one for us when we called????). Now, my husband and I can fit on a queen bed, no problem, but a normal hotel would at least attempt to accommodate a couple on their honeymoon. The staff member made a long show of "looking" ... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Quality in the heart of Cannery row. Probably best paying extra for the view to the sea (we had a view of the road). The valet service takes about 15-20 minutes to retrieve your car, so phone in advance from your room. Maybe they move faster if you tip more...
from Maryland
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We made a stop in Monterey as part of our trip from LA to San Fran. It was a great little town. The hotel was very nice and located in the middle of everything. We walked to dinner most nights, took a whale watching tour, rode bikes and had a great time!
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