Monterey is the perfect place to escape for a little rest and relaxation. Let everyday stresses melt away at these top local spa hotels.
4. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Few hotels in Monterey have the reputation of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Forbes Travel Guide recognized it as one of the world’s finest hotels and it’s won excellence awards from several travel booking sites. The Vista Blue Spa, on the hotel’s top floor, is one of the key reasons for the acclaim.
Panoramic views enhance the spa’s signature treatments, body wraps, massages, and facials. The spa’s also strictly adults only, so you needn’t worry about screaming kids interrupting your zen. The outdoor sun deck, with two Bay-view Whirlpool tubs, is the perfect place to relax before returning to the real world.
Accommodation bundles like the Girl Power Getaway help Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa help guests save on spa services.
3. Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
At 6000 square feet, Spa on the Plaza, at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, is Monterey County’s largest day spa, and also one of the best. The expansive space features a full salon with 10 treatment rooms, a steam room and sauna, an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, and a relaxing lounge. The spa offers more than 60 unique signature treatments, including a coconut balm Monterey massage and tropical salt-mousse scrub.
Regular guests can join the VIP Premier program for special discounts, exclusive offers, and personalized customer service.
2. Casa Munras Hotel & Spa
There’s something romantic about staying at Monterey’s first hotel, the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa. Despite its history, it appreciates that modern travelers want to be pampered. It delivers this indulgence at the onsite Lumina Day Spa.
You could easily spend a day on the spa’s premises, indulging in classic Swiss and Ayurvedic treatments. There are four large treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite for guests who want to share the experience with someone special.
After your treatments, relax in the secluded spa garden or take a dip in the outdoor heated pool.
1. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
With a name like the Marilyn Monroe Spa, you’re right to expect glamor at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa’s facilities. The staff will make you feel like a star as they fuss over you in a setting designed to look like Marilyn’s Californian home.
The massages and wraps will ease your tension, while the facials, manicures, and pedicures will help you look your best. If you’ve got a special night planned, get your hair styled and your makeup applied at the Marilyn-inspired cosmetics bar. The salon facilities are complemented by saunas, indulgent walk-in rain showers, and a library for quiet reflection.
It might be miles from Los Angeles, but the Hollywood allure of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa makes it Monterey’s top choice. Hipmunk.com’s map search helps you find a great rate at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa and other nearby hotels.
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Lauren Katulka is a happily married freelance writer living on Australia’s Central Coast. When she’s not playing around with words she loves roller skating, spending time in the kitchen, watching indie films and cuddling her Devon Rex cat, Gizmo.