I just received an e-mail promoting a special offer from the Monterey Plaza Hotel valid through the end of April. If you book a 2-night stay in an Ocean View Room ($299 rate), you get a $100 credit for the use in either the Duck Club Grill, Schooners Bistro or the Vista Blue Spa. While I haven't actually stayed at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, this is a great deal as the rate is significantly discounted off the normal room rate. With the addition of the $100 credit, it is an even better deal. You could easily have two meals at Schooners with the $100 credit or a nice dinner at the Duck Club. The food at Schooners, as mentioned in another post, is very good; I'm sure the Duck Club's food is equally as good.
The Monterey Plaza is located on Cannery Row, so is easily accessible to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other area tourist activities. It is easily identifiable by it's looming presence on Cannery Row and the luxury cars out front. The interior of the hotel is old world elegance; I'm sure the rooms are quite well-appointed, as well. I would like to stay at the Plaza, but have yet to do so as I've been comfortable staying at the Monterey Bay Inn just down the street. As previously reported, however, I plan to stay elsewhere on my next trip to Monterey.