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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey

4-star4 stars
400 Cannery RowMontereyCA93940United States of America

4-star beach hotel with spa, near Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in lobby
Great location
Good internet service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey

from $229
  • Harbor View King Balcony
  • Inland View Two Queen Balcony
  • Inland View Two Queen Balcony Hearing Impaired
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, View (Inland View)
  • Inland View King Balcony
  • Inland View King Balcony Hearing Impaired
  • Inland View King
  • Harbor View Two Queen Balcony
  • Accessible Harbor View Two Queen Balcony
  • Harbor View Two Queen
  • Accessible Harbor View Two Queen
  • Accessible Harbor View King Balcony
  • Harbor View King
  • Accessible Inland View Two Queen
  • Accessible Inland View King Balcony
  • Partial Ocean Two Queen Balcony
  • Partial Ocean Two Queen
  • Partial Ocean King Balcony
  • Partial Ocean King
  • Partial Ocean One Queen
  • Accessible Inland View Two Queen Balcony

About Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey

Resort hotel and spa with striking views over Monterey Bay

Right on the water

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is right on the bay in the center of town, a half-mile from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Point Pinos Lighthouse and Monterey Regional Airport are both a 10-minute drive.

Walk to Fisherman's Wharf

It's a 15-minute stroll to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can enjoy fresh local seafood while sea lions frolic offshore. The Path of History walk is a great way to explore old Monterey, or you can take a scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach.

Views of the bay

After coffee and fresh pastries at Café La Strada, why not treat yourself to a massage while soaking up the bay views at Vista Blu Spa? Later, you can dine on the oceanfront patio at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, where the focus is on sustainable, locally caught seafood.

Classical design

The classically designed rooms and Biedermeier-style furniture will make you feel right at home, and many rooms have balconies and ocean views. 24-hour movies will keep you entertained, and you can surf the web using the WiFi (surcharge).

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 250 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Vista Blue Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and prenatal massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Guests under 17 are allowed in the spa with adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Schooners Coastal Kitchen - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Monterey Plaza
  • Monterey Plaza
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
  • Monterey Plaza Resort
  • Plaza Hotel Monterey


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 29.00 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 14 and USD 28 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 29.00 per stay (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 29.00 per stay (rates may vary)

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey


  • Heart of Monterey
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Maritime Museum - 17 min walk
  • Dennis the Menace Park - 29 min walk
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum - 5 min walk
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater - 6 min walk
  • Coast Guard Pier - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 14 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 37 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 33 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 929 reviews

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Best Hotel
It was our second time staying at Monterey Plaza Hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great views. Also within walking distance to the aquarium and Cannery Row and love Schooners restaurant in the lower level. Hotel even gave a goody bag for my 2 year old daughter. This is our favorite hotel to stay at in Monterey.
Kristen, us1 night trip
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Worth the view
To upgrade and be right next to the ocean view was worth it. Hearing the waves lulls you to a nice sleep. Seeing the sea wildlife and watching the otters wwas a treat.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Just like the pictures!
From the moment you pull your car into the valet, you can tell it is a top-notch hotel. The staff is incredibly helpful and accommodating. We arrived early and were given our room right away. Some places insist you wait until the 4:00 check-in time, but not here. The check-in desk was clean and well organized. They found our reservation immediately. We got a bit lost on our way to our room, but ran into a staff member who walked us to our room. I called down for our luggage and it was brought to the room within 10 minutes, and it was a busy Friday afternoon. The room was gorgeous with a small balcony overlooking the street. It was well appointed with elegant furnishings. The bathroom was modern and well lit. There was a separate dressing table and make up mirror right outside the bathroom, which was nice because I could do my hair & makeup while my son was showering. The room was excellent! The room service food was very good as well. We were very happy with the food and how quickly it arrived. The hotel and surrounding grounds were like out of a magazine or movie. The patios over looking the water were splendid. There was a gas fireplace lit at night and plenty of people out and about. It was a full moon and the reflection over the water was once again out of a travel magazine. The hotel is positioned at one end of Cannery Row. It was a very short walk to the heart of Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was very safe and well li. My son & I felt completely safe.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Great Hotel
We only stayed one night but our room was very large and the beds were comfortable. Overall a great place to stay. Just wish we had more time to enjoy all the amenities. Very close to restaurants and attractions too.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey
If you can book this well-located hotel for $250 or below go ahead. If the price is north of $300 it's not worth it. There's also a $30 "resort fee," which does include valet parking -- that's a nice change.
Greg, us1 night trip

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