4.4 out of 5

"This is a beautifully appointed hotel located on the Bay and within walking distance of all restaurants and shops on Cannery Row. The rooms are large ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 14 Feb 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

At Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf. Highlights at this beach hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a health club.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 250 individually decorated rooms feature iPod docks, WiFi, and wired Internet. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Premium bedding and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.

A relaxing day at Vista Blue Spa can include deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and sauna as well as access to free bike rentals. Business amenities include conference space and a business center. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Full breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star hotel include Maritime Museum and Dennis the Menace Park.

Accessible Inland View Two Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$229 per night

Harbor View King Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Inland View Two Queen Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inland View Two Queen Balcony Hearing Impaired

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, View (Inland View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inland View King Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Excellent hotel in the heart of Cannery Row

This is a beautifully appointed hotel located on the Bay and within walking distance of all restaurants and shops on Cannery Row. The rooms are large, the beds are very comfortable, water and coffee makers are provided in the room, along with a refrigerator and in-room movies. Everything was top-notch for our stay, including great service and friendly employees. A special treat is sitting outside on the hotel's plaza to watch whales, dolphins, and sea otters playing in the waves below.

Posted by , from Oregon on Feb 14, 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
The price is high, but the staff and facility are good. Room was quiet and clean, no microwave, but many good restaurants nearby. Good sight-seeing spot from hotel. Probably difficult to book a room during long holiday or summer vacation.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Beautiful room facing the blue pacific-LOVED it!!

Pros: Everything
Location: Centrally located
Can't wait to revisit, and get n on another Traveloity bargan!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Altogether excellent

Extremely comfortable, very helpful staff, excellent spa.

Posted by , from london on Apr 23, 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

The Plaza does not disappoint!

We made a last minute reservation here, after having our reservations at another hotel in the area get mixed up by the other hotel. Upon check in at the Plaza, we were promptly greeted, handed warm, lavender infused towels to freshen up, and my children were given goodie bags filled with fun ocean themed toys and activities. After hearing our story about our experience with the other hotel, and that we were in town to celebrate our anniversary, staff worked quickly to get us into our room (which was upgraded), sent us dessert, and a gift certificate to the hotel restaurant (which was WONDERFUL!!). Upon check out 2 days later, valet had our car filled with waters for everyone for the road. Excellent service, beautiful location and relaxing accommodations. My husband proposed during a stay at the Plaza 11 years ago, so it was truly a wonderful experience being back! It is once again our "go-to" spot for stays in the Monterey Peninsula!

Posted by , from California on Oct 14, 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel with view

Pros: Location, good food, and great staff.
Cons: I can't think of anything.
Location: You can walk to most places. Very scenic. Next to ocean, walk and bike path.
I have stayed here before. We really enjoy our stay. Excellent food. The staff is so friendly and always ready to help. They have a room to store our bikes. It is located between Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. Just a short walk away. It is a little high priced but for the location it is worth it.

Posted by , from Modesto, CA on Mar 24, 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

A Must Stay Hotel!

Pros: Everything!
Cons: We thought it was perfect! We felt very special there!
Location: Great location! Lots to see and do in the area!
Monterey Plaza is a special place! Grand entrance. Cocktails and appetizers on arrival. Beautiful views of the bay from our room and the many levels of patios wirh seating, restaurants and bars. Delicious and fresh seafood! Our friend had a wonderful steak. Creative desserts! Our room was lovely! We could see and hear the seals! We walked to the pier. So fun! Lots of nice shops in a quaint and safe neighborhood. Definitely recommend!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Mar 23, 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Fantastic views.

Great location. Excellent dinning right in the hotel.

Posted by , from West Seneca, NY on Oct 15, 2013

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Classy not stuffy

This hotel offers all the luxury ammenities while very relax atmosphere. It can be casual or elegant at the same time. Very good resturant and bars (both in the plaza and the lobby. Very clean and comfortable rooms. We liked the balcony with ocean view. It offers view on the plaza also to see weddings and events from your room. Very enjoyable. I would return and stay agian. It also has a great location to all the sights.

Posted by , from Mustang, OK on Oct 10, 2013

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Pleasant Surprise

Not normally fans of large hotels, this one met all our needs. From the greeting of the parking valet, to the bellman's suggestions to new arrivals, to the server and manager in the restaurant--all were hospitable and friendly and knowledgeable. A well trained staff! The room was large and the beds most comfortable. Especially important, it was immaculate. Not normally a fan of hotel food, we followed a suggestion from the bellman to try the restaurant (Schooners) and were glad we did. Our server, Lorinda, was totally familiar with the menu and made excellent suggestions. The food was delicious, the portions ample and the price reasonable....especially for a hotel. A full bar and good wine list added to the dining experience.  We also had the pleasure of meeting Colleen Kelly, Schooners manager. In fact, we were so impressed we returned the following evening for dinner and Colleen treated us like family. We asked for Lorinda as our server, and she again addressed all  our requests. In all, a pleasant surprise.

Posted by , from Tucson, AZ on Oct 2, 2013

Was this review helpful to you?

About the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Location 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Property Features

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a health club, and a spa tub. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A sauna, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star hotel is smoke free.

  • 250 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers 250 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11:30 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The outdoor sundeck, complete with a fireplace, is the perfect place to enjoy a light spa lunch before or after your treatments. A soak in the tub takes on a new dimension: the two Vista Blue Spa bay-view whirlpool tubs are the perfect way to cap off a relaxing day of indulgence.

  • Free bicycles on site

Spa Services

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.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 14 and USD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 29.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 29.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.