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Know Before You Go

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula! Please find some helpful travel tips below.

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Nearby Attractions

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar invites you to enjoy over-the bay dining with stunning views and unbeatable cuisine. Complete with a comprehensive wine list, sustainable seafood, delectable steaks, and cocktails with a twist, Schooners is sure to please every palate! 

Vista Blue Spa is located on the Penthouse level of Monterey Plaza Hotel. It offers breath taking oceanic vistas, and a full range of rejuvenating treatments. The fully-equipped fitness center allows guests to view the Monterey Bay Harbor during their favorite fitness regime. All areas of the Vista Blue Spa, including the sundeck, steam rooms and locker rooms, are exclusively for Spa guests who are at least 18 years of age. 

Tidal Coffee is the perfect place to savor a hot cup of coffee while overlooking the majestic Monterey Bay. Outdoor seating offers a relaxed friendly atmosphere complete with delicious menu offerings. 

Helmsman Lounge is revered for its small-batch artisan spirits, as well as inspired small plates. On Friday & Saturday evenings, enjoy live music while overlooking Monterey Bay. 


For more information on the exciting attractions available on the Peninsula  or contact a Coastal Curator today at !

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Know Before You Go

  • The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a 100% non-smoking facility.
  • Check In: 4:00pm Check Out: 12:00pm
  • All areas of the Vista Blue Spa, including the sundeck, steam rooms and locker rooms, are exclusively for Spa guests who are at least 18 years of age. Alcoholic beverages and outside food/drink are not permitted in the Spa.
  • The Terrace is our new family-friendly area that includes a sundeck with lounge furniture and two oversized hot tubs for hotel guests to enjoy. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa charges a nightly Resort Fee. The Resort Fee includes overnight valet parking, access to The Terrace, access to the Fitness Center located in the Spa, high-speed wireless internet, and local telephone calls. For a full list of hotel services and amenities, please click here.

  • Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not allow pets.
  • Monterey weather can be unpredictable, we recommend packing a light jacket.
  • The Pacific Ocean is chilly, most visitors prefer to use a wetsuit.
  • Monterey Bay is a Marine Sanctuary, and is protected to ensure that our local wildlife continues to thrive. We encourage our guests to view the wildlife, but ask that they do not interact for everyone’s safety.
  • Adventures by the Sea offers complimentary bicycles to our guests, perfect for cruising the coastline! They also offer a variety of rental items ideal for every age. For more information, click here.
  • Our Team of Coastal Curators are delighted to create a personalized itinerary to meet your every need! Please contact them directly at  to start planning your perfect Monterey Bay vacation!
  • For guests flying in to San Francisco International, San Jose International, or Monterey Regional airports, Monterey Airbus offers shuttle services and point-to-point transportation to nearby locales. For more information, click here.
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All Reservations include

  • Luxurious Guestroom
  • Coastal Curator Service
  • Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception on Wednesday Evenings
  • Courtesy Land Rover shuttles
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • 24-Hour Valet Parking
  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Same-day Dry Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary Shoeshine
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers of 250v
  • Fiber Optic Internet Access throughout property

Thank You