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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

  • 400 Cannery Row Map It
  • Monterey
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  • On the ocean
  • Many amenities
  • Attentive service


  • Touristy area
  • Heavy traffic

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

This hotel commands a waterfront location on Cannery Row, where you can see frolicking sea otters from the wide outdoor patio and many room balconies. The architecture blends early California and Mediterranean styles, and also echoes elements of the old cannery design. Meticulously maintained, the property has both simple and luxurious accommodations. The top-floor spa offers a full array of treatments, perfect after a workout in the penthouse fitness center.

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States

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831-646–1700; 800-334–3999

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 280 rooms, 10 suites

Updated 05/04/2014

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By nobby22

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Jul 5, 2007

Monterey Plaza Hotel

Despite reading on several travel websites that the hotel has air-conditioning it does not. Our room was hot even though it was on 62f outside. There was a extra fan in the room before we arrived. The restaurant staff were slow and incompetent. Even though there were only one or two other customers we had to wait forever to be served our starters and wine. Only for the staff to try and serve our main course 20 seconds later. The worst thing though

was the management attitude to complaints. For the first time in our lives we felt we just couldn't carry on and checked out immediately. All the hotel would say was that they wouldn't charge us for the meal we didn't get to eat, or for the room that we didn't get to sleep in. Our rental car was returned with dents in the wing. Having read other nightmare stories on TripAdvisor/ etc we console ourselves that our experiences were not uncommon.

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By caf

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Jun 19, 2007

Even nicer than I expected.

When I first arrived, I received an over the top greeting by the bellman. After a short time, I realized all the service was over the top, and I started to like it! The hotel is impeccably clean, and perfectly located. The recreational trail is immediatly adjacent, and the Aquarium and Wharf are a short walk away. Kayaking and biking are also immediately available. Rooms are large and luxurious. The food at the restaurants is pricey, but was

always excellent. Top notch place.

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