Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

A European-style luxury hotel hugging Monterey Bay

The Monterey Plaza has 1,000 linear feet of oceanfront space, and they’ve made the most of it – the public spaces and many of the rooms look out to the bay. You can launch a kayak from the hotel’s own sandy beach – or stay up on the terrace and watch divers, coast guard boats, mother otters fishing for their babies, and porpoises. Or dive into The Grapes of Wrath – Café La Strada sells Steinbeck with its cappuccinos. 

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Rooftop hot tubs with a view of baby otters playing in the bay

What it's like

The lobby is full of dark, rich colors and textures: teak paneling, deep carpets with red and gold patterns, blue velvet armchairs, and a fireplace with a big, old-fashioned mantelpiece. A long corridor with a red marble floor connects the lobby to the two restaurants, the meeting rooms, and the elevator to the rooftop spa. Gorgeousness doesn’t stop at the rooms: the carpets are thick, the bathrooms are large and marble-lined, the tubs are deep. Best of all, if you’re in an oceanfront room, open the windows to let in the therapeutic sound of the bay's gentle waves.

 

Independent spirit

Embracing the history of Monterey – in utter comfort

Small touches

The very energetic bell staff take superlative care of your bags, as is usual in a four-star hotel, but also hand out excellent restaurant recommendations. If you’re feeling old-school, stroll across the thick, richly patterned carpets & around the cherry-wood columns to the concierge’s desk.

Eat and drink

Hand-raised central coast oysters, roasted artichokes grown just up the coastal highway, sustainable fish dishes, and rib eyes and prime rib for meat lovers – the menu at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar is satisfying, the room is very well run by the attentive host and servers, and the windows look over the Bay. Breakfast is equally delicious – the fruit plate has good local berries.

Café La Strada is on the outdoor piazza overlooking the water, and serves a light menu, and Peet’s coffee.

Monterey Plaza dining

And more

There’s an outdoor terrace at the rooftop spa where you can cook yourself in the steam room and then cool off on loungers looking out over the Bay. Or you can lounge in the hot tubs and wait for a porpoise to swim by. Inside, the treatment rooms and lounges are quiet, and the technicians are excellent. 

Monterey Plaza spa

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Rooms & Rates



Partial Ocean King

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring partial views of beautiful Monterey Bay, offer plush beds, elegant furnishings and additional amenities. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Partial Ocean Queen Queen

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring partial views of beautiful Monterey Bay, offer plush beds, elegant furnishings and additional amenities. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Partial Ocean One Queen

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring partial views of beautiful Monterey Bay, offer plush beds, elegant furnishings and additional amenities. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Ocean View Queen Queen

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These large, 400 square foot guestrooms, offer dramatic panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Built directly over the water, you get the feeling you're on a cruise ship. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Harbor View King

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring views of the Habor and Monterey Bay, offer plush beds and elegant furnishings.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Harbor View Queen Queen

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring views of the Habor and Monterey Bay, offer plush beds and elegant furnishings.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Ocean View Queen Queen Balcony

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These large, 400 square foot guestrooms, offer dramatic panoramic views of Monterey Bay, some with balconies. Built directly over the water, you get the feeling you're on a cruise ship. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Harbor View Queen Queen Balcony

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring views of the Habor and Monterey Bay, balconies, and offer plush beds and elegant furnishings.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Harbor View King Balcony

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring views of the Habor and Monterey Bay, with balcony, offer plush beds and elegant furnishings.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Partial Ocean King Balcony

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring partial views of beautiful Monterey Bay, offer plush beds, elegant furnishings and additional amenities. With Balcony.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Inland View Queen Queen Balcony

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These beautiful, 400 square foot inland view guestrooms, with balconies, offer the same plush beds and elegant furnishings you’ll only find at the Monterey Hotel & Spa.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Inland View King Balcony

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These beautiful, 400 square foot inland view guestrooms, with balconies, offer the same plush beds and elegant furnishings you’ll only find at the Monterey Hotel & Spa.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Partial Ocean Queen Queen Balcony

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These luxurious, 400 square foot guestrooms featuring partial views of beautiful Monterey Bay, offer plush beds, elegant furnishings and additional amenities. With balconies.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Ocean View King

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These large, 400 square foot guestrooms, offer dramatic panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Built directly over the water, you get the feeling you're on a cruise ship. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Inland View Queen Queen

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These beautiful, 400 square foot inland view guestrooms offer the same plush beds and elegant furnishings you’ll only find at the Monterey Hotel & Spa.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Inland View King

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These beautiful, 400 square foot inland view guestrooms offer the same plush beds and elegant furnishings you’ll only find at the Monterey Hotel & Spa.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Presidential Suite

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Located on the rooftop of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, the Penthouse Suites are all connected to the 16,000 square foot European style Spa. The 2,100 square foot Presidential Suite is the crown jewel of our Penthouse Suites and the ultimate luxury experience. It comes complete with a 750 square foot sun deck, custom-built whirlpool tub, deck furniture for four, outdoor stereo system and a 180-Degree view of Monterey Bay. The living room is perfect for entertaining, with a fireplace, dining room table that seats 12, full bar with pantry, half bath and state-of-the-art entertainment center. The private bedroom offers unparalleled views of Monterey Bay, its own fireplace, oversized bathroom with double sink vanity, whirlpool bath tub and a separate shower and bidet. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Grand Bay Suite

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The 1,700 square foot Grand Bay Suite offers beautiful views of Monterey Bay from three balconies with sliding glass doors. Ideal for entertaining, the living room consists of a fireplace, a dining room table that seats 12, a full bar with pantry, half bath and state-of-the-art entertainment center. The private bedroom is complete with its own fireplace, wet bar, oversized bathroom with double sink vanity, whirlpool tub, and separate shower, and of course, beautiful views of Monterey Bay.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Cannery Row Suite

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The 1,500 square foot Cannery Row Suite is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family weekend. The living room is complete with a fireplace, a full-size pull down Murphy bed, a full bathroom and wet bar. Both the living room and bedroom have balconies with views of historic Cannery Row, and the ocean. The bedroom offers its own fireplace, oversized bathroom with whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sink vanity. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Spa Terrace

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The 700 square foot Spa Terrace is the perfect couples hideaway. This oversized guestroom comes complete with fireplace, wet bar, and two whirlpool tubs (one in the bathroom and the other on the outdoor deck). Note: This suite does not have an ocean view. 

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Ocean Executive Suite

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The Executive Suites are perfect for family getaways or small corporate retreats. The Executive Suites feature a living room that is ideal for entertaining, a separate bedroom, and sliding glass doors with exterior balconies. The one bedroom suites are approximately 900 square feet and the two bedroom suites are approximately 1,300 square feet.

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator
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Location

The Monterey Plaza is on Cannery Row, three blocks from the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fisherman’s Wharf, Old Town Monterey, & the Maritime Museum are all within walking distance, and Carmel, Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive and Big Sur are all a reasonable – and stunning – drive away.

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Amenities

Monterey Plaza will be undergoing lobby renovations from 12/7/2015 - 2/11/2016

Eat & Drink

  • Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
  • Cafe La Strada
  • In-room dining available 24 hours

Fitness & Recreation

  • Newly-remodeled rooftop fitness center
  • Full-service European Spa

Business Services

  • Personal computer services
  • Laser printing
  • Office supplies
  • Business equipment rental
  • Facsimile services
  • Transparencies
  • Photocopying

Meetings & Events

  • More than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
  • Outdoor Plaza & Terrace overlooking the Bay
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access (T-1 line)

In-room amenities

  • Biedermeier-style furniture
  • European duvet bedcoverings
  • 37" color televisions
  • On Command video systems
  • Ceiling fans
  • Custom-designed refreshment centers
  • Plush terry robes
  • Hair dryer
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Nightly turndown service available
  • 3 phones
  • Voicemail
  • Fax/data port
  • Personal writing desk
  • Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Iron with full-size ironing board
  • Wet bar in luxury suites
  • Stocked mini-bar and refrigerator

Cancellation policy

Cancel 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of one night room and tax.
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