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Asilomar Conference Grounds

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800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Elsinore, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I recently had my first stay in the Asilomar Conference Grounds. The scenery and animal life is simply amazing here. Pines, firs, dunes, tide pools, Deer wandered the ground freely. A fascinating cousin of the Man o'War washed up on the shore. The paths through the grounds make exploration very easy. My group stayed in the Guest Inn, the only... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Asilomar is a California State Parks operation and functions as a conference center and hotel. It is operated by a concessionaire. It is NOT a luxury hotel. It is intended as a place of quiet contemplation and a restful retreat. It is NOT an exciting, activity oriented, adrenaline junky paradise. There are no TV's, either in the rooms or in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I must begin with saying that I rarely write reviews but my week long stay has left me so jarred that I felt the need to warn all who enter here. Asilomar is a beautiful camp like experience ( circa 1970...6th grade camp/ Christian retreat style) and there is nothing wrong with that. You arrive to what you believe will... More 

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Taina P, Director of Operations at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Karina, Please accept my sincere apologies that you were dissatisfied with your stay and that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have discussed your feedback with our team for corrective action. I’d like to apologize for your shuttle experience, guest room cleanliness, and interaction with our staff. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a family reunion and it was amazing! Fireplaces in every room, not a tv in sight, the beach just a short walk away, walking paths all around and deers roaming the grounds. Just amazing! The staff was incredibly friendly at every interaction! Overall perfect experience!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter discovered that Asilomar now lets the public rent rooms not occupied by conference attendees -- and what a wonderful discovery that was! I attended several retreats and conferences there as a young woman and student, and we all, English teachers, church youth group members, loved Asilomar. It was designed by Julia Morgan for the YWCA beginning in 1913... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great visit at Asilomar. We loved the location being so close to the beach. The area is quiet with pretty scenery. The rooms are spacious. The walls are a little thin, but didn't effect our trip. I liked the Social Hall. We would stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here over last weekend and we just could not believe what a magical place we were in. The grounds, the location, the quiet and the architecture are wonderful. This is a place you come for quiet and relaxation from a time gone by. There are no televisions but there is a family lodge area with a huge fireplace,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable bed, room, etc. Wifi worked well. Nice trails throughout the conference grounds. Food in crocker dining hall was average, not great, not bad either. Pretty nice conference rooms. Nice volleyball court and firepit. Nice service, called a cab for me at the front desk. The walks between the various buildings with rooms and the dining hall / checkin /... More 

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Dublin, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a great location. The pictures and website overstate the place. Rooms are sparse and outdated by 30 years. I felt like I was in a cabin at 6th grade camp. Not the place for people accustomed to traveling well. The main lodge is pretty but overrun with families who don't manage their children. I would not stay... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Beautiful location and grounds, but rooms are inconsistent and show their age. If you're looking for rustic and simple, this is your kind of place. All in all, the location and scenery will have you out of your room for most of your stay anyways. A unique stay in a beautiful area. I stayed at Asilomar for a 4-day conference.... More 

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