Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Carina Stebbins
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Why We Love It

  • The hotel has been AAA 4-Diamond since 1986 and Forbes 4-star since 2009
  • Its Cannery Row location in the historic district is ideal for shopping and dining
  • Guests may spot sea animals like dolphins, whales and otters
  • The award-winning spa beckons with specialized treatments and bay views

"#1 out of 53 Monterey hotels" -- TripAdvisor
Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
"The location. The staff. The complimentary delicious hot apple cider. The view. The room. Everything was absolutely splendid. "
May 23, 2017
Gilroy, CA, United States

Map & Directions

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is approximately an 80-minute drive from Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Laze the days away at an ideal location on Cannery Row and overlooking Monterey Bay. Defined by sweeping coastal views, the AAA 4-Diamond Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is also near many attractions. Walk to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can dine and shop, then head to Monterey Bay Aquarium to see exhibits and take a tour.

Back at the resort, sink your toes in the sand at the beach or head out on a kayak. Whale watching is also a popular activity (in season). The patio at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar suspends over the bay and invites guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Don't miss visiting the Vista Blue Spa, voted one of the top U.S. hotel spas by Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2013. Aside from booking treatments like a custom massage and fruit enzyme peel, spend time soaking in a whirlpool tub while enjoying a view of the bay. The spa also has a sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room and offers yoga classes.

In the evening, slip into a spa-quality robe and unwind in your plush room -- all accommodations come with a down feather bed, marble bathroom and a soothing color palatte. Some rooms have balconies and ocean views with binoculars, great for keeping an eye out for ocean life.
Guests are responsible for a $27 nightly resort fee that covers parking, Internet, spa and fitness center access.

  • "One of the most formal hotels in town, the Monterey Plaza comprises three buildings -- two on the water and one across the street -- connected by a second-story enclosed 'skywalk'" -- Frommer's
  • "Dolphins swim by the property almost daily, and travelers on their private balconies can often spot sea otter searching for oysters" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Whether you’re working out on an elliptical trainer or enjoying a soak, you can watch kayakers and otters traverse the blue waters of the beautiful Monterey Bay below" -- Forbes Travel Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Complimentary shuttle service within Monterey.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in the king bed rooms only: $20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $29.00 per night (subject to tax) applies, includes: parking, wireless internet, spa facility access and daily newspaper.Additional fees: Monterey County Assessment Fee is 1.6%.  Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (CA) (Woodside Hotels & Resorts) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel and its grounds were beautiful.
Other Comments
With my reservation, it was supposed to include a daily breakfast credit of $20 dollars for the two days, late check out, a seasonal welcoming gift, and a room upgrade, all which were not provided.
Matthew Jun 26, 2017 Santa Maria, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location. The staff. The complimentary delicious hot apple cider. The view. The room. Everything was absolutely splendid.
ALMA May 23, 2017 Gilroy, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff, good restaurant, comfortable bed
Marjorie Apr 26, 2017 Livermore, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Jane Dec 19, 2016 Oakdale, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The rooftop jacuzzi was amazing.
jaclyn Nov 28, 2016 Campbell, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Not attention to my complaints
Raul Dec 26, 2016 Valencia, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It is a very clean hotel! All staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the location! We didn't need our car for two days
Other Comments
I purchased a Travelzoo special for MPHS, but was overcharged on my nightly stay, had to ask for the "seasonal amenity", wasn't given $20 breakfast credit, just to start. That was a little disappointing since my expectations were higher for this hotel than others.
Carol Nov 13, 2016 Hughson, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous! Lovely, Beautiful Hotel sitting right above the water. Service and Staff were excellent and Superb!
Other Comments
Loved it! 5 Stars for sure!
Cathie Sep 01, 2016 thousand oaks, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great, exceptional staff.
Other Comments
Torn bed linens - dirty, sun spoiled beach chair on the tiny balcony. Confusion over the $20- credit that caused my husband of 81 to be sent all over the property.
Lillian Sep 28, 2016 Menlo Park, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The service was incredible. Food was excellent. Location perfect. Definitely a 4 star hotel!
chris Sep 29, 2016 camarrillo, CA, United States

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