Monterey Bay Aquarium
Discover why the Monterey Bay Aquarium is consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience. With a mission to inspire conservation of the oceans, the aquarium is a stunning showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.
Adventures by the Sea
Right next door to our hotel, hotel guests enjoy complimentary bikes and can also rent kayaks, paddle boards or join an adventure tour of the area.
Our luxury Monterey Resort is located on Historic Cannery Row. These once gritty dockside streets have been transformed into a vibrant modern, boulevard, alive with chic boutiques, upscale galleries, and over 25 restaurants and wine tasting rooms.
SPA & FITNESS
Our award-winning luxury, spa and fitness center offer a coastal setting, to restore balance and refresh your sense of wellness. Enjoy a generous dose of sunshine on the stunning sundeck complete with two whirlpool spa tubs and a fireplace on the top floor of Monterey Plaza Hotel.
Have questions? Give us a call (831) 646 – 1700
Vista Blue Spa
Our state-of-the-art Vista Blue Spa is a sophisticated escape for our guests and locals alike. Located on the penthouse level of the hotel, with dramatic panoramic views from the sundeck, the breathtaking Monterey spa has been named one of Travel & Leisure’s TOP 25 Spas, and, for three years in a row, one of Conde Nast’s TOP 75 Hotel Spas in North America.
Monterey County Shopping
Monterey County’s shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art to locally owned boutiques and everything in between.
In addition to personal attention and unique, affordable goods, shoppers in Monterey County enjoy variety. The region’s stores, studios and retail centers are as diverse as its beach, mountain and vineyard landscapes. That means the perfect purchase is never hard to find.
Where to swipe those cards? These shopping hot spots are sure to satisfy!
More than 100 artists maintain galleries and studios in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The sidewalks within this one-square-mile village are fronted by family owned boutiques and specialty shops that carry clothing, gifts, wines and more.
In downtown Monterey, independent stores line Alvarado Street while Cannery Row is the place for visitors to pick up souvenirs, art, antiques and wine.
In addition to golf apparel and accessories, gifts like indulgent bath products, jewelry and art from the Pebble Beach will wow shoppers.
Home to many of the Monterey Peninsula’s automotive dealerships, Seaside also has an array of independent stores in the downtown area plus national retailers on its outskirts.
Old town Salinas boasts one-of-a-kind boutiques, tea and wine shops, and home furnishings and sporting goods stores, while other well-known retailers anchor area shopping centers.
Galleries, greenhouses and tasting rooms can be found in the Mid-Valley Shopping Center and Carmel Valley Village.
Shopping Centers & Villages
The Barnyard in Carmel is an upscale open-air shopping village with specialty shops and some of the area’s stand-out restaurants. Neighboring Crossroads Shopping Village is an avenue of boutique fashion, jewelry, gift shops, and restaurants.
Just eight blocks from the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea coastline, Carmel Plaza is a luxury shopping area with designer brands and restaurants. Their seasoned concierges can assist you with your shopping plans.
Monterey’s Del Monte Shopping Center features department stores, numerous brand stores and casual restaurants, and a 13-screen, state-of-the-art movie theater complex. And Northridge Mall in Salinas is Monterey County’s largest mall, with over 130 shops.