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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I rented a inland view room as i was only on property for business. The room was surprisingly large, Guest check in was quick easy offering me a lemonade on check in. They explained where everything was and events I may enjoy while staying with the hotel. I have stayed at other hotels in monterey previously and while they were all nice this was a fantastic experience.

Nice walking distance to cannery row and fishermans wharf. Great hotel. FYI: This is not a beach destination as the beaches are not nice and it is chilly.

The plaza hotel was a nice place to stay in Monterey. Convienent to the 17 mile drive and aquarium.

Great choice if you are visiting Monterey. Clean hotel, nice rooms , friendly staff, valet parking (fast) , excellent location .

We spent a night in a waterfront room with a balcony and it felt like a week, it was so relaxing. I spent hours just watching the Cormorant rookery from my balcony. The sound of the waves breaking was better than any music. The room was spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. The hotel staff was impeccably gracious. We had a wonderful dinner at the hotel restaurant, Schooner's. My husband's swordfish was perfectly cooked. My appetizer of steamed clams was a great value - very generous with clams and garlic bread. With an order of soup, it was plenty for a meal. The wine selection was good and the prices overall quite reasonable. We plan to stay here again - a little longer this time - later in the summer. Next time we'll spend some time on the patio and take advantage of the fire pits.

A family of 4 going to Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is a very nice hotel and friendly staffs. The hotel view is excellent, unfortunately, a part of the hotel is under renovation, otherwise, it will be nice for kids to hangout outside. The hotel is so closed to the beach and the aquarium. Overall, I will highly recommended this place for family.

This is the second time we have stayed in this hotel. It is a great location and allowed us to walk to the aquarium, and later to the Cannery Row Brewing Company for dinner. The hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly, but we realized that they were very under-scheduled when we dined for lunch at their in-house restaurant. They handled it very well, and our server and the restaurant manager made the best of the situation. It was pretty impressive. We would definitely stay here again.

beautifully designed hotel right on the water with fabulous woodwork throughout the hotel including the rooms. Very classy accommodations at a good price

It was a great stay and the customer service was excellent. Beds very comfortable. Dining in the hotel was very good.

This is a lovely hotel but very, very expensive. I will have to search for more reasonable accommodations.

This hotel is well-located if you are visiting Big Sur. It's about a one hour spectacular drive. We had a great room. It's also walking distance to the beach, stores and restaurants.

I must admit in the beginning of this review that I have high expectations. Not when I'm staying in a Knight's Inn, though (which I do frequently when I'm on the road with my band and our budget is tight). But when a hotel is rated four stars I want to know where the premium price tag is going. I have stayed in a lot of four star hotels as well when I'm traveling with family. This hotel, as I said in the title is very good. I gave it a three out of five for its "overall" score. It's a little above average. There were good things: location in the city, seaside, beautiful lobby, good on-site restaurant, and balconies in every room (I think). Then there was the not-so-good: a $27 "resort" fee while it is not a resort (what was that for?), no beach access, no pool, and everything is overpriced ... Everything. This is all my opinion, of course, but I hope I am informing some potential customer with important information.

Always a great time at Monterey Plaza Hotel!! Great staff that's always accommodating!

Everyone treated us so special. Very accommodating for our every whim. Manager personally took care of a meal situation to our great satisfaction. Have traveled around the world and Monterey Plaza Hotel met and exceeded our every expectation. Highly recommended and will visit again. Thanks to all the staff especially Serena Trevor and Alexander for making our stay memorable. Luvs!!!

The ocean views from the balcony and roof top jacuzzi can not be matched!

Very nice hotel overlooking the ocean, big spaces, on site food, nice deck with coffee shop on the ocean. Close to restaurants and 17 mile drive.

The free happy hour with wine and food was nice. The staff, bar and restaurants were fantastic. 2 roof-top hot tub right on the water were amazing. But the bakery was literally in competition with Paris. Well done all the way around.

When I made the reservation at this hotel, it was rated as one of the best in the area. The hotel did not disappoint. It is extremely beautiful with amazing views of the Monterey Bay! The room was amazing, a really nice size for a family of 5 and the beds were extremely comfortable. The entire hotel is top notch. My only complaints would be that the hotel is a bit pricey and even though it is on the bay, there's not really a good place for kids or families to hang out on the beach, which is what we were hoping for. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.

I would absolutely stay here again. I decided to upgrade our room to an ocean view and it was worth every penny! Otters were in full view and we could listen to the waves crash all night. Schooners was super delicious too!

We are always pleased with this establishment. A true getaway... The staff is always helpful and friendly. We are always pleased with our room whether it's an inland or ocean view.

Room options

Harbor View King Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Inland View Two Queen Balcony

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Inland View Two Queen Balcony Hearing Impaired

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, View (Inland View)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Everyone (21) Couples (119) Business (10) Family (49) Friends (8) Other (1)
4

very nice hotel

Everyone

I rented a inland view room as i was only on property for business. The room was surprisingly large, Guest check in was quick easy offering me a lemonade on check in. They explained where everything was and events I may enjoy while staying with the hotel. I have stayed at other hotels in monterey previously and while they were all nice this was a fantastic experience.

By , from napa ca on Aug 7, 2017

5

location

Everyone

Nice walking distance to cannery row and fishermans wharf. Great hotel. FYI: This is not a beach destination as the beaches are not nice and it is chilly.

By on Jul 7, 2017

5

very nice

Everyone

The plaza hotel was a nice place to stay in Monterey. Convienent to the 17 mile drive and aquarium.

By , from TN on Jul 1, 2017

5

excellent location, great place to stay

Everyone

Great choice if you are visiting Monterey. Clean hotel, nice rooms , friendly staff, valet parking (fast) , excellent location .

By , from San Francisco on Jun 23, 2017

5

wonderful waterfront hotel experience in cannery r

Everyone

We spent a night in a waterfront room with a balcony and it felt like a week, it was so relaxing. I spent hours just watching the Cormorant rookery from my balcony. The sound of the waves breaking was better than any music. The room was spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. The hotel staff was impeccably gracious. We had a wonderful dinner at the hotel restaurant, Schooner's. My husband's swordfish was perfectly cooked. My appetizer of steamed clams was a great value - very generous with clams and garlic bread. With an order of soup, it was plenty for a meal. The wine selection was good and the prices overall quite reasonable. We plan to stay here again - a little longer this time - later in the summer. Next time we'll spend some time on the patio and take advantage of the fire pits.

By , from Sonomoa CA on May 27, 2017

4

family trip - nice hotel closed to the beach

Everyone

A family of 4 going to Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is a very nice hotel and friendly staffs. The hotel view is excellent, unfortunately, a part of the hotel is under renovation, otherwise, it will be nice for kids to hangout outside. The hotel is so closed to the beach and the aquarium. Overall, I will highly recommended this place for family.

By , from G on May 7, 2017

5

monterey bay aquarium visit

Families

This is the second time we have stayed in this hotel. It is a great location and allowed us to walk to the aquarium, and later to the Cannery Row Brewing Company for dinner. The hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly, but we realized that they were very under-scheduled when we dined for lunch at their in-house restaurant. They handled it very well, and our server and the restaurant manager made the best of the situation. It was pretty impressive. We would definitely stay here again.

By on Apr 13, 2017

5
Everyone

beautifully designed hotel right on the water with fabulous woodwork throughout the hotel including the rooms. Very classy accommodations at a good price

By on Mar 22, 2017

5

great hotel on the monterey peninsula

Everyone

It was a great stay and the customer service was excellent. Beds very comfortable. Dining in the hotel was very good.

By , from San Francisco on Mar 22, 2017

5

nice hotel & close to everything

Everyone

This is a lovely hotel but very, very expensive. I will have to search for more reasonable accommodations.

By , from Pittsburgh PA on Aug 5, 2016