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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Hotel Contact:
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
United States
Main: (831) 646-1700
Email: Email Hotel Levi Breck
Director of Group Sales: Levi Breck
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.8
Chain Woodside Hotels
Opened 1985
Renovated 2005
Guest Rooms 290
Kings/Suites/Doubles 197 / 13 / 80
Room Rates High $395 - 895 Low $205 - 575
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 125
Max Group Size 250


Resort Fee $32
Room Tax 10%
Sales Tax 8.625%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 3,725ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 17,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 30,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Mineta San Jose International Airport
90 min 75 miles (121 km)
Monterey Peninsula Airport
10 min 5 miles (8 km)
San Francisco International Airport
120 min 100 miles (161 km)


High-speed fiber optic internet
audiovisual rentals and support
concert-quality sound systems
theatrical lighting
business center.


Full-service spa
fitness center
two oceanfront restaurants
cocktail lounge
and coffeehouse.


Monterey Bay Aquarium
Fisherman’s Wharf
Monterey Old Town Historic District
Cannery Row
Big Sur
sea kayaking
whale watching
world-class golf
and wine-country tours.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Cafe La Strada
Mediterranean café
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
contemporary American cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $28-32 Cont. $21-24
Lunch Buffet $38-50 Plated $28-34
Dinner Buffet $85 Plated $67-90
Coffee Break $8
2-Hour Open Bar $16-28
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Big Sur 103 7.3 x 14.8 3 1,114 24.0 x 48.6 10 42 88 75 N/A 40 28 40 N/A
Carmel 154 15.8 x 9.9 3 1,657 52.0 x 32.4 10 84 168 150 N/A 48 49 52 N/A
Cypress Ballroom 341 24.4 x 14.3 3 3,675 80 x 47 10 240 500 280 N/A 88 87 102 N/A
Dolphins Ballroom 310 17.1 x 18.3 3 3,334 56 x 60 10 140 435 230 N/A 48 42 50 N/A
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Property News
Monterey Plaza Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
Posted April 11, 2011
Now Part of the Largest Point-Based Program for Independent Hotels in the U.S.
April 11, 2011 – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards ®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or inflexible category restrictions. Guests of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa can now earn points toward free nights each time they stay at any of the over 120 distinctive hotels in more than 80 cities that participate in Stash.

“As an hotelier operating independent properties for over 30 years, one of the major challenges I’ve faced is how to compete against chain hotels that offer reward programs to their guest for brand loyalty,” said John Narigi Vice President and General Manager of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. “Before Stash Hotel Rewards launched, independent properties were at a distinct disadvantage. Stash has leveled the playing field by offering independent properties an opportunity to provide guests with a loyalty rewards program that is equal to and in many ways better than what the chains offer. This affiliation of independent, upscale properties provides our guest with a worldwide network of hotels with a similar goal; to provide guest with a unique experience that they cannot find in a chain hotel.”

Guests can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website Points can be earned immediately and never expire. Redemption is simple and free from rigid reward categories, and black-out dates don’t exist. Additionally, Stash partner hotels provide members with exclusive travel deals.

About Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud recipient of the 2011 Forbes Four-Star Award. Only 160 hotels in the Unites States and Canada have been honored with this distinction, establishing the waterfront resort as one of the finest in the country. The Hotel is dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay, and offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, fresh scent of sea air and the sight of otters at play. With its Mediterranean ambience and architecture, the Hotel’s relaxing surroundings, coupled with its dedicated staff, ensures that our accommodations, dining and spa services will represent the best that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer for both the leisure and business traveler.

About Stash Hotel Rewards

Stash Hotel Rewards frees travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it as easy to earn free nights at an amazing hotel as it is a so-so one. Members earn 5 points per dollar spent on their hotel room, resulting in a free night in a little as 5 typical stays. And Stash points can be redeemed without blackout dates, point expirations or annoying category restrictions found in many chain programs. The distinctive hotels that offer Stash include some of the best spas in Napa, world-class resorts in Florida, and boutique gems in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Many Stash partner hotels appear on the “Best Hotels” lists of the leading travel publications and the hotels receive some of the highest recommend ratings on top travel sites. Travelers can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa ( is located at 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940. For reservations or event bookings, please call (831) 646-1700.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud member of Woodside Hotels & Resorts Group.

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Doug Phillips
Executive Assistant Manager
(831) 645-4007
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Announces Completion of Meeting and Banquet Facilities Upgrade
Posted October 8, 2008
MONTEREY , Calif. (March 5, 2008) - The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, the premier luxury hotel in Monterey, has announced the completion of an extensive upgrade of its meeting and event facilities. Dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located on historic Cannery Row, only blocks away from the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The multi-million-dollar renovation includes upgrades to all 10 conference and banquet rooms -- a total of 17,000 square feet of indoor event space. The main ballroom can accommodate groups of up to 300. Ideal for executive retreats, conferences, and seminars, as well as weddings, banquets, private parties and other social occasions, the hotel's facilities offer stunning views of the beautiful Monterey Bay as well as immediate adjacency to the hotel's more than 13,000 square feet of outdoor plaza and terrace space. Each meeting and banquet space reflects the refined elegance of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

"We are very pleased to announce the completion of our most recent hotel upgrades," said General Manager John Narigi. "With its grand location overlooking the bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa has been the premier luxury hotel in Monterey since 1985. We're extremely proud of maintaining the beauty of the facility, of constantly honing the four-diamond level of service, and of providing our guests with the ongoing modernizations and upgrades that have kept the hotel at the forefront of Monterey Bay's hospitality offerings."

The preferred hotel of discerning business and leisure travelers alike, including AT&T Pro Am corporate clients and guests, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa provides an extensive array of seamless services: two waterfront restaurants offering incredible views, including the award-winning Duck Club Grill under the direction of Executive Chef James Waller; an exclusive arrangement with Poppy Hills Golf Course as well as preferred access at Spanish Bay and 16 other Monterey Peninsula courses; kayaking, horseback riding and tours of Big Sur; on-premises yoga and state-of-the-art fitness center; and a dedicated concierge service to accommodate virtually any request.

In addition to the hotel's indoor meeting and banquet facilities, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa boasts more than 13,000 square feet of outdoor plaza and terrace space, an ideal location for private cocktail parties, banquets, receptions and social events. The outdoor plaza can host groups as large as 600 and offers sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the surrounding coastal headlands. This beautiful terraced plaza is also home to the most photographed spot in all of Monterey - the hotel's iconic Dolphin Fountain.

Topping off the hotel's offerings -- literally -- is the magnificent Vista Blue Spa. Located on the hotel's Penthouse Level and sporting 180-degree views of the bay and coastline, the exquisite, 11,000-square-foot facility offers nine treatment rooms and an extensive menu of treatments administered by the hotel's expert technicians.

Joining the Vista Blue Spa on the Penthouse Level are the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa's three luxury suites: the Presidential, the Cannery Row and the Grand Bay Suite, ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet. Appointed with rich cherry wood furnishings, sliding glass doors to exterior balconies with ocean or harbor views, fireplaces, wet bars, refrigerators, oversized bathrooms, state-of-the-art entertainment and telecommunications equipment and exterior sundecks with whirlpools, each suite provides an ideal setting for small corporate group meetings.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa ([url][/url]) is located at 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940. For reservations or event bookings, please call (831) 646-1700.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud member of Woodside Hotels & Resorts Group.

Media contact: Amie Rubenstein, Melissa Howell or Karolina Kielbowicz at Glodow Nead Communications, (415) 394-6500.