We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of the great B&B's of the USA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seven Gables Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Seven Gables Inn to your Saves list
Seven Gables Inn
555 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Rate
Winter Rates 20% Off!
Ranked #1 of 10 Pacific Grove B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersSilver level
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
1,143 reviews 1,143 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 191 cities Reviews in 191 cities
929 helpful votes 929 helpful votes
“One of the great B&B's of the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

This is a great B&B, spoilt by one thing.

Last time we stayed there, the breakfast was really only ordinary. However, on our previous stay, it was fine.

Putting that aside, this is a great place to stay- it is a magnificent building, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to Lovers Point in Monterey.

The rooms are elegant- all have a self contained bathroom.

The furnishings are exquisite.

The lounge area for guests is beautifully decorated and furnished in period style, with genuine and valuable antique furniture.

The hospitality generally is superb- wine and cheese is served during the afternoon.

When you stay here, you are able to enjoy gracious living in a romantic setting.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

407 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    348
    40
    11
    6
    2
See reviews for
37
304
11
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (125)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

I loved Seven Gables Inn Bed and Breakfast! Our room was small, but very comfortable and super clean! Awesome views from our room, breakfast room and reception area. Breakfast was good and staff was so friendly and helpful. Stay here, you won't be disappointed! I already plan to go back, but this time not for work, but for fun!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunny California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

This is a great place to stay when you want the very best in location, a beautiful room and excellent guest services. You will not be disappointed, this is a picture perfect property with excellent ocean views from almost every room. The Inn itself is very well kept, the rooms are luxurious and very clean. Our stay included a nice ocean view room(Seascape room) with a full breakfast (meat, eggs, various sweet and regular breads, fruit and coffee, tea, juice, etc.) nightly wine and cheese, nightly fresh baked cookies and milk and bed turn down service. The Inns staff were all very friendly and attentive to anything we asked for, house keeping staff were friendly and did an excellent job every day of our stay. We will stay here again the next time we visit the Pacific Grove, Carmel and Monterey area because the accomodations and service at this Bed and Breakfast Inn is outstanding and every expectation was absolutely, positively fulfilled! We had the best 3 day getaway experience ever here.........

The Toms- Elk Grove, CA.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
larkspur
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

The Seven Gables is large enough, and so well staffed, that it seems more like a fine small hotel, rather than a B and B. The reception/concierge desk is always open during the day. There's a bellman, if needed. The breakfast is exceptionally prepared and the dining room staff is professional.

At the same time, there are enough individual touches in the decor to banish any of the institutional feel of a typical hotel. However, there is a downside to this. At least in the room we occupied (the Mayfair), instead of a closet there was only an armoire, with a short "front to back" hanging rack that made it impossible to remove one garment without also re-arranging three or four others. Also, the furnishings in the room were a bit "tired." On the positive side, the housekeeping service was fine, the bed was entirely comfortable, and the view of the ocean, while only partial, was lovely.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

The Seven Gables Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. I saw on their website that they were chosen as one of the 10 most romantic inns in America, and I would now agree. We have stayed in some great places in the past, but this one has to be one of our all-time favorites now! First of all, the room was very clean and comfortable. But the view was wonderful! We had 2 windows that overlooked the coast, where we could watch the otters, seals, etc, and see beautiful sunrises. We so enjoyed just leaving our windows open and hearing the waves throughout our entire stay. It was great not having a TV to distract from the beauty of this place. We didn't miss it at all! Secondly, the staff was very helpful, and served a delicious breakfast. It was worth waking up for. The only downside to this inn was the parking availability. There is only 5 or 6 parking spots at the inn, and the rest is on the street. There were a couple of times when we found it difficult to find a space, but this was only a minor inconvenience. I would highly recommend this to any couple celebrating an anniversary or other occasion. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maryland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Inn for 5 days this past October. We chose this Inn based on the reviews posted on tripadvisor. Well, it met or exceeded all of our expectations. There was not one thing we could find fault with and would definitely stay here again if and when we return to this area.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Jersey, USA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

My husband and I decided to explore the Monterey Coast during our recent trip to California. In researching on the internet, we happened upon Seven Gables Inn and decided it would be a great "home base" for the traveling we planned to do (Big Sur, Point Lobos, Monterey Cannery, Monterey Jazz Festival).

In addition to being a fabulous location, the food and service provided to us during our stay was top notch. It was, by far, the best B&B experience we have had in years - it exceeded our expectations. This B&B is priced on the high side, but is worth every penny. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Seven Gables Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Seven Gables Inn

Address: 555 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1886. Imagine the picturesque and romantic setting of Seven Gables Inn in Pacific Grove, California with waves crashing along the rocky shoreline of the Pacific Ocean. Sea otters and whales are viewed regularly from this elegant inn. Sunsets accent the surrounding mountains. The natural beauty is complemented by a selection of comfortable rooms, all with ocean views, in a cluster of seven historic buildings. Stay in the three-story 1886 Main House, Beach House, Guest House, one of the garden cottages or the private and spacious Jewell Cottage or Sea View Cottage suites. Savor a bountiful breakfast in the oceanfront dining room and gather for afternoon wine and cheese featuring Monterey County wineries. Munch on homemade cookies served with milk in the evening. Outstanding service and hospitality make Seven Gables Inn an especially delightful retreat. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Odigeo, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Seven Gables Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Seven Gables Hotel Pacific Grove
7 Gables Inn
Seven Gables Inn Grand View Inn
Seven Gables Inn Monterey

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Seven Gables Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.