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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
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West LA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Third time staying at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, and I would be tempted to stay again given the amazing location. Most the reviews have captured the plus's and minus's of staying here, but a few points from my last stay are worth sharing: 1) Rooms - I choose an historic room this time, and in retrospect it was not a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Asilomar is one of the few places that I return to time and time again. It's used primarily as a conference center (I've attended one here) but they fill the vacant rooms with vacationers, so you may see people wandering about with lanyards and badges! Asilomar is like summer camp for adults. There are paths that allow you to stroll... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was part of the conference held here and really enjoyed everything they had provided to us as part of the conference. We had no issues with customer service at check in and check out - all was great, and as everyone has stated, the grounds are simply amazing, serene, magical. The room was what got to us. They truly... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed one night in a historical room, in the Stuck Up Cabin. It was in a wooded setting and part of a building with several rooms. The original floors, 6 windows made you feel a part of the natural setting. It was the only historic room left to rent, with a private bathroom, when I reserved it almost a... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The setting is fantastic, a short walk to the magnificent beach at the point of Monterey peninsula. The rooms are old, a bit small, but clean enough and we had a lovely working fireplace and a pleasant balcony. The social hall is historic and beautiful and a great place to hang out. What's annoying is the service -- there's a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Location just a few minutes walk from the beach. Old California style back woodsy style rooms in small scattered buildings with a couple of large rooms for dining and reception/bar. Rooms are nice enough but pretty basic and rather dark. Lunch and dinner was OK but a bit institutional and is included in the price so there is no... More 

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Calistoga, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled among the dunes of the Pacific Coast, Asilomar Conference Grounds was built by architect Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California. She embraced the Arts and Crafts Movement, which can be seen throughout the buildings at Asilomar. To stay there is to embrace nature. The rooms are rustic but comfortable without TV, fridge, or coffee machine. However,... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, as a level 4 Tripadvisor member and reviewer, I have stayed at many, many hotels and I can honestly say that Asilomar is the saddest place I have ever stayed. I plan months ahead, know the lay of the land (no TV's, phones, etc,) and was looking forward to a "camping in a hotel room" kind of experience. As... More 

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Taina P, Manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

Dear AtDogBeach, 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 front office team for corrective action. I’d like to apologize for working condition of your restroom. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Dh has stayed here several times for company-sponsored retreats, so suggested it as a stop-over during a longer family trip. I was a bit hesitant reading all the reviews, but as others have said, do your homework about what this place is/was, and which type of room and building are best. The place is rustic. The buildings are old... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, the place is beautiful. It's a whole different story once you step foot your room... What a dump! The rooms havn't been upgraded in any way in what looks like 20 years. There's a musty smell to it. My wife has a sensitivity to mold and we ended up leaving early because of it. You could see... More 

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Taina P, Manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

Dear Mixlp, 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 guest room cleanliness. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience and our future room... More 

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