290 Rooms / 10 Suites

There’s something about being next to the ocean that many of us find irresistible. Monterey Bay is a sightseer’s paradise and the architects beautifully designed Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa around the water. The European style architecture of the property includes vantage points from both the guest rooms and public spaces where visitors can enjoy coastal views.

The porte-cochère and European-designed formal lobby are notable points of interest when first entering the hotel. The public spaces of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel are elegantly decorated with marble, Brazilian teak, landscape artwork and carefully potted plants and flowers.

The hotel has 290 luxurious guest rooms and 10 suites surrounded by the ocean or Cannery Row. The European style rooms range from 400 to 2,100 square feet in size. All of the rooms are adorned with plush down feather bed covers, soft feather pillows, 19th century-looking Biedermeier-style furniture, HDTV flat-screen televisions, free high speed Internet access and bathrooms lavishly covered with Italian marble.

When guests want to eat, they go to Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, which serves contemporary American cuisine and seafood dishes. It’s a true pleasure to savor the spectacular view of Monterey Bay as you dine in this fine establishment. And for a more casual setting, visit Café La Strada for coffee and pastries in the morning and sandwiches, soups and desserts throughout the day.

After a satisfying meal, retreat to the hotel’s 11,000-square foot Vista Blue Spa with its breathtaking view overlooking Monterey Bay, and delight in its long list of treatment options. Aside from personal treatments, guests can also unwind in the relaxation lounge, stream room, sauna and hot tub.

Whenever hotel guests are ready to explore the city’s offerings, the concierge staff is happy to assist with planning activities around the Monterey Peninsula area. Popular attractions include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Maritime Museum, Point Lobos State Park, access to 19 world class championship golf courses, opportunities to scuba dive, kayak, bicycle, and play tennis. Guests may also enjoy the scenic 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, National Steinbeck Center or take a wine tasting tour.