Best Wellness and Spa Hotels in Monterey

Best Wellness and Spa Hotels in Monterey

The best hotels for wellness in Monterey offer unique opportunities for restorative getaways, whether it’s treating yourself to spa treatments, practicing yoga on a picturesque hilltop or basking in a hot tub after a day of mindfulness and meditation. Their offerings of locally sourced food and wine can also have a rejuvenating effect. 

Featured photo courtesy of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. 

Outdoor pool and chairs at Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, California.
Photo: Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Monterey

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

The full name of the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course emphasizes one part of its appeal: It overlooks the oldest continually operated golf course west of the Mississippi, whose first nine holes opened in 1897. Although Pebble Beach Resorts operates the historic course, guests at the Hyatt Regency have easy access to it, plus two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts, a new 3,000-square-foot fitness center, walking paths, a hammock garden and outdoor lounge with fire pits. Wellness devotees will enjoy one of the region’s top spas at family-owned Spa Adeline.

HIGHLIGHT: The hotel’s new Central Coast Provisions market and signature dining spot,  Sea Root Restaurant and Hearth, showcase the region’s bounty from land and sea. The 560 redesigned guestrooms and suites come in all kinds of configurations, with some of the more affordable rates among top hotels in the area. Just off Highway 1, it’s a short bike ride to the oceanside Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail.

The best wellness and spa hotels in Monterey. Spa and pool chairs on a bay-facing patio at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California.
Photo: Courtesy of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

If your ideal wellness getaway involves spa treatments in a spectacular setting, then Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa should be on your list. On the quiet end of Cannery Row, but close to everything, the upscale hotel offers 290 recently renovated rooms and suites. M Award-winning Vista Blue Spa  provides panoramic views from a rooftop terrace with whirlpool spas, while the large, well-equipped fitness center overlooks Monterey Bay, The Monterey Bay Coastal Trail is nearby for easy access to cycling, running and walking. The regional cuisine at the fine-dining Coastal Kitchen and the lively, bay-view Schooners Monterey is excellent.

HIGHLIGHT: Many rooms feature dazzling Monterey Bay views and some have balconies so close to the water you might think you’re aboard a yacht — hence it’s also on our list of best hotels for waterfront hotels. Those looking for a hotel suited to group getaways will love the suites that feel residential-sized, with classic yet contemporary decor, as well the easy access to Cannery Row, Pacific Grove and Monterey. Staying on the waterfront doesn’t hurt either. 

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