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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We are a family on a road trip from Canada and this hotel has been the nicest one we have stayed at so far - by a long way! The location is amazing, the room is spacious and the bathroom luxury. We slept with the balcony door open to listen to the sound of the waves crashing and sea lions...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We had a wonderful time here recently and I could not rave enough on the customer service that the wait service and the lost and found departments gave us. The waiters at Schooner's restaurant specifically Gardine and Edgar were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu and did not disappoint with their suggestions. The food was very tasty and wines...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is the best hotel in Monterey. The service is impeccable, the employees are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. The property is beautifully maintained. The restaurant, Schooners was fabulous. We had a window table as usual, they try to accommodate everyone's wishes. We visit here frequently & would not stay any other place.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We showed up not knowing what to do or expect and sure enough a young man at the valet named Sean really helped us out. Not only once but twice. As big as this place was, Sean remembered us and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. My wife and I recommend this hotel to anyone! Thank you all

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We were pleasantly surprised, the hotel was absolutely beautiful, the setting was breath taking and the location was excellent. We knew we were in for a wonderful anniversary weekend when we pulled in and were met by friendly, happy staff who helped us with our luggage and directed us inside to the lobby. The best customer service continued inside with...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tanya, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. We are pleased that you were impressed by the customer service of our associates as well as our location and amenities. Our staff will be equally delighted to learn of your kinds remarks. Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and we...

Pebble Beach, California
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Great location, nicely appointed spacious rooms, comfy beds, excellent staff. We especially enjoyed seaside cocktails by the fire pit, with music wafting out from the piano bar, Be sure to splurge for an ocean view room to avoid Cannery Row noise.

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New Jersey
Reviewed 7 March 2014

From the minute we arrived we were great with friendly staff. About 5 concierge staff surrounded our car and this party of two couples were in awe of the beauty of the hotel and the view. The staff was exceptional the whole time. Our rooms partial ocean view were beautiful, spacious, exquisitely decorated and faced the seal lions and ocean...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you for the wonderful review regarding your recent stay at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am delighted you found the staff exceptional and the accommodations enjoyable. It was wonderful to read that you took pleasure in the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future....

Reviewed 4 March 2014

The location was ideal and the setting was beautiful. The lobby set the tone for a high quality experience and it did not disappoint. The photos do not do the facility justice. We ate at Schooners for dinner and breakfast and the quality of food and service was outstanding. Add to that an amazing view from floor to ceiling windows....

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and generous five-star review regarding of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am pleased that you found the Plaza “fabulous”. I will share your kind words with our team. In addition, I appreciate your sentiments regarding our location, Spa and Schooners. It definitely provides other travelers insight into what the Plaza has to offer....

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 March 2014

When we need to "get away", we know the best place to be is at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa! The hotel is right on Monterey Bay and the ocean view rooms are fabulous. They even supply binoculars to watch the birds, otters and porpoises play in the water, near the hotel area. We leave the window open, especially...

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Thank you for your lovely review regarding your recent stay Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. I am thrilled you consider the Plaza the best place to stay in Monterey. I appreciate your feedback commending our staff. I look forward to sharing your review with our team. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, John V....

Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great property and decor. Service attentive without being fawning or intrusive. Food outstanding. Rooms impeccable and pillow choices great. Pet peeve of mine is pillows. As good or better than any 5 star I have stayed in.

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Relax on the water's edge at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay and located on historic Cannery Row, the Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and all of the activities that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. The only Forbes Four Star rated hotel in Monterey, the Plaza welcomes you with its warm Mediterranean ambiance and its legendary personalized service. While here, enjoy our roof-top Vista Blue Spa, the European-style Café La Strada, and our waterfront restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar.For the comfort of our guests, all sleeping rooms and balconies are 100% non-smoking. In addition to taxes, a $27 per night resort fee applies to all reservations, which includes valet parking, guestroom internet, access to the spa facilities and local phone calls. Periodically, the Plaza is host to events such as weddings, dinners and concerts which may be seen and heard from sleeping rooms. Every effort is made to keep the times and volume of these events within reason. ... more   less 

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Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $329 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey
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#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#1 Spa Hotel in Monterey
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#7 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“Ask for a water view”
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“Corner ocean view is awesome”
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“Corner suite on third floor - a little walk but quiet and great views. Sun is awful bright in the morning beware!”
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“Partial or full ocean view rooms are a nice touch but the windows won't seal out the sounds outside.”
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