Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Carmel / Monterey, CA, USA

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17.5
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

You don’t get to be the grand dame of Monterey Bay by accident, and there are a lot of reasons we keep coming back to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. For starters, there are more than a hundred years of hospitality on the books here: they’ve had time to perfect their unique brand of personalized service. Then there’s the location. This isn’t just coastal property — the hotel was literally built over the bay’s crashing surf, a glittering centerpiece of the historic downtown Cannery Row. But above all, it’s the unrelenting California-ness of the place that gets you.

This is one of those hotels where you should probably go ahead and upgrade to an ocean view — you won’t have a balcony experience quite like it anytime soon unless you’re on a cruise ship. If you’re feeling ambitious, the presidential suite comes with a 500 square-foot sun deck with a whirlpool and 180-degree views of the bay. But even the entry-level rooms have a presidential feel to them: The design looks not unlike that of the Oval Office, with gold-striped wallpaper and red curtains. Of course, that could be entirely a coincidence — but as with more than a century of visitors, if President Obama’s design team ever visited Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, it certainly made an impression.

The Cannery Row location is unparalleled, and you’ll find yourself just steps from some of the finest shopping and dining in town. But you also don’t have to leave the hotel to experience Monterey at its best: This hotel is also home to one of the top spas in North America, and it’s a favorite of travelers and locals alike. It’s on the top floor of the hotel, and half of the draw is the panoramic view of the bay. Trust us, you won’t get tired of this view.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 250 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

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CHILDREN: There is no additional charge for children 17 and under staying in their parents' rooms. Maximum occupancy limitations for room types still apply. Crib/High chair are available at no extra charge. (Limit 1 crib per guestroom). Please note that prices listed are for 2 adults maximum. Fee for additional adults is $20 per person per night. SMOKING: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property. A smoking fee of $350 per day will be assessed if evidence of smoking is found in your room. ROLLAWAY BED: Available at $25 plus tax per night. (Roll-away beds limited to one roll-away bed per room. Roll-away beds permitted in King rooms only).

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

CHILDREN: There is no additional charge for children 17 and under staying in their parents' rooms. Maximum occupancy limitations for room types still apply. Crib/High chair are available at no extra charge. (Limit 1 crib per guestroom). Please note that prices listed are for 2 adults maximum. Fee for additional adults is $20 per person per night. SMOKING: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property. A smoking fee of $350 per day will be assessed if evidence of smoking is found in your room. ROLLAWAY BED: Available at $25 plus tax per night. (Roll-away beds limited to one roll-away bed per room. Roll-away beds permitted in King rooms only).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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