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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA, 93940, United States
TEL: (831) 646-1700
TEL: (800) 334-3999

Built on pylons over Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the ocean on the northern California peninsula. Dolphins swim by the property almost daily, and travelers on their private balconies can often spot sea otter searching for oysters. What’s more, all of the property’s 290 rooms come with binoculars—a handy tool for watching blue whales spouting on the horizon. Though the location is decidedly California, rooms have a Mediterranean spin; interior archways complement Biedermeier-style furniture and plush beds dressed in European duvets. But why turn inward when all of the hotel’s public spaces spotlight the view? The Lower Terrace is mere feet above the crashing surf, while the casual Schooner’s Bistro on the Bay, the more formal Duck Club Grill, as well as an expansive sundeck (complete with two Jacuzzis and fire pit) overlook the coastline from above.

Room to Book:

Looking to splurge? Try the top-floor, two-bedroom Presidential Suite, complete with a sundeck and a Jacuzzi tub. For those who want to save, half of the hotel's 290 rooms overlook the neighborhood of Cannery Row or the property's rose garden, and rates are usually 50 percent less than the western-facing options.

Insider Tip:

Don’t miss the complimentary Monterey County–sourced wine-and-cheese reception for guests every Thursday evening between 5 and 6:30 p.m.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gay Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Suites: 14

Number of Rooms: 290

Year Opened: 1985



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