Get an overview of this hotelElegant hotel with sweeping views of Monterey Bay

Right on the water

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa sits right on the bay in the center of town, a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf and 2.5 miles (4 km) from Point Pinos Lighthouse. Carmel, Pebble Beach, and 17-Mile Drive are within a 20-minute drive, and golfers can choose from over 20 courses in the county.

Spa with panoramic views

Guests can revive body and spirit with massages and beauty treatments at Vista Blue Spa, while savoring the bay views, or take to the water at the private beach. Against an ocean backdrop, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar serves contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local seafood.

Stately decor, free WiFi

Spacious rooms are furnished with antique-style chairs and armoires, and many offer balconies with ocean views. WiFi is free throughout the hotel, and each room has an HDTV with 24-hour movie system. Plush down feather beds encourage a good night’s sleep.

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed until further notice:
  • Spa tub

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa features a health club and a spa tub. The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. 10 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a sauna, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Total number of rooms - 290 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Dial-up Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Turndown service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
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Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 11:30 AM.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and seafood. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

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Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room.

Spa Services

Vista Blue Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Guests under 17 are allowed in the spa with adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Due to renovations, the Spa Sundeck will be closed from September 8, 2015-October 21, 2015. This project is weather dependent, so the completion date may be delayed. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Parking height restrictions apply

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You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 27 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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