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Hotel Overview

Perched dramatically over the Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa combines elegant European architecture, sweeping coastal views and sophisticated style to create the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and the sight of otters, seals and dolphins at play.

The Monterey Plaza's central location on Cannery Row makes it easy to enjoy the area's many attractions and activities, including the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium just three blocks away.  The range of activities and attractions nearby is nearly limitless.  Launch a kayak from the Hotel's beach, play a round of golf at one of 19 local championship courses, go sailing, whale watch or scuba dive in the protected marine sanctuary of Monterey Bay.  Walk to Fisherman's Wharf, Old Town Monterey or the Maritime Museum, or take a scenic drive to Carmel, Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive or Big Sur.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud to have been named by the reviewers of TripAdvisor one of the Top 25 Hotels in the entire United States, and is a recipient of the 2013 Forbes Four-Star Award. Only 224 hotels in the Unites States and Canada have been honored with this distinction, establishing our waterfront resort as one of the finest in the country.  The Forbes Travel Guide inspections are regarded as the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry, ensuring that your high expectations will be met.  We invite you to visit the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, the premier resort on the Monterey Peninsula.

  • Restaurants

    Dining at the Monterey Plaza is a delight that will surprise even the most discerning and worldly palates. Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, features fresh seafood and approachable American cuisine. The high-energy bar, bustling open kitchen, and lively outdoor patio personifies a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere. We have our very own Peet’s Coffee house at Café La Strada, and our elegant Piano Lounge in the lobby provides a great way to enjoy the evening. MORE INFO

  • Vista Blue Spa

    Located high above the tranquil Monterey Bay, the state-of-the-art Vista Blue Spa is on the top floor of the Hotel and has sensational panoramic 270 degree views. The Spa reflects both sophisticated style and comfort with a full range of treatments geared toward rejuvenating the body, renewing the spirit and reviving the senses. One of Travel & Leisure's TOP 25 Spas and just named to Conde Nast's TOP 75 Spas in North America, the Spa is truly breathtaking. MORE INFO

  • Calendar

    Let us be your concierge to the very best events and happenings on the Monterey Peninsula.  From concerts and plays to art exhibitions and cooking demonstrations, there are an infinite number of enticing activities to enjoy.  You can peruse our calendar of events or call our concierge to help plan a memorable visit. MORE INFO

  • Explore The Monterey Peninsula

    The Monterey Peninsula is a natural wonderland with some of the world’s most spectacular coastline, scenic hiking, driving routes, glorious wine growing valleys, pristine golf courses and outstanding shopping.  Here is our guide to the area’s greatest destinations and attractions to help make your visit memorable.  MORE INFO

  • Why stay with us

    Click here to see why our guests think that we are the best hotel on the Monterey Peninsula (and one of the top 25 hotels in the entire United States!). We look forward to welcoming you to the Monterey Plaza Hotel with our warm personality, gracious service and incredible waterfront location. MORE INFO

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