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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, the historic beachfront property situated along the rugged coastline of Monterey, will welcome guests this spring to an elevated oceanfront escape, crowned by refreshingly classic guestrooms and luxury suites. The multimillion-dollar renovation also includes the debut of a beautifully enhanced rooftop sundeck at Vista Blue Spa and a sophisticated refresh of the hotel’s expansive lobby.

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Schooner Outdoor Patio at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Photo courtesy Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

“Our goal has always been to provide our guests with exceptional service and unmatched hospitality,” said John Narigi, general manager of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. “We continue to serve that purpose with the introduction of exquisite new guestrooms and thoughtful improvements to our oceanfront address.”

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa commissioned Laura Cook Interiors to lead the extensive redesign of the hotel’s 290 guestrooms. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding area’s coastal scenery, each room now features tastefully selected bedding, chairs, desks, wallpaper and drapes, as well as new balcony furniture, walk-in showers and natural stonework in all bathrooms. Implementing neutral earth tones and dark wood accents, the fresh design concept is meant to provide guests with a tranquil seaside escape, reminiscent of the ocean and bay views that many of the rooms enjoy.

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Guest room at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Photo courtesy Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

The all-new guestrooms at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa follow the reintroduction of four new spacious suites, which offer the pinnacle of luxury accommodations. Soft neutral palettes blend with ocean tone hues and custom furnishings to offer a timeless retreat on Monterey Bay. Large glass sliding doors lead to private balconies with dramatic oceanfront views, and elegant living spaces complemented by spa-like marble bathrooms and modern entertainment amenities.

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Spa Terrace Suite at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Photo courtesy Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

While the highly-acclaimed historic property has keenly maintained its original teak wood and stone throughout, its most recent lobby improvements offer sophisticated touches such as modern statement lighting, updated furnishings, glass art, and sculptures. A stunning new fireplace invites guests to congregate over cocktails while enjoying the surrounding bay views. The lobby is also home to Helmsman Lounge, offering small bites and an array of wine and artisan spirits in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment from some of Monterey’s best musicians on Friday and Saturday nights.

Vista Blue Spa’s renovation features a newly refreshed rooftop sundeck adjacent to a glowing fireplace with panoramic views of gorgeous Monterey Bay. The renowned spa offers rejuvenating, wellness-focused, European-style services inspired by the sea and the seasons in seven soothing treatment rooms. Spa-goers can also enjoy the sauna, steam room and two gently heated whirlpool tubs perched directly above the bay.

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Vista Blue Spa Deck at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Photo courtesy Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

For more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.montereyplazahotel.comor call (877) 636-1618.


A nine-time designated Forbes Four-Star rated hotel and rated the number one hotel in Monterey by TripAdvisor,Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is home to 290 newly renovated spacious guest rooms and suites, its signature Vista Blue Spa, which features breathtaking Monterey Bay views, and two distinctive dining options at Tidal Coffee, and Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Perched directly on Cannery Row, the hotel’s ideal location provides easy access to the area’s most vibrant attractions, including Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf and recreational activities such as world-class golf, sailing, scuba diving and whale watching. For more information, please visit

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