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Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   643 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Pacific Grove B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Love the B&B experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We love staying at B&B's. We stayed in the Carriage House. It was a nice treat to walk into the room & find balloons (from the staff) & a cheese/cracker basket from my parents for our Anniversary. The jacuzzi tub was great! Breakfast was delicious with daily favorites & one main dish that changed daily. The staff was friendly & helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Very cush, pleasant Inn. Unfortunately we didn't have great weather, but that's not the Inn's fault!! Very close to Monterrey (15 min walk), pleasant staff, nice rooms, great breakfast and evening wine for guests, and nice common areas to sit and read. Very recommendable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Decent, clean B&B....a bit more impersonal than a traditional B&B (more like a small hote), in my opinion. The staff were nice, check in/out was quick and easy. They even showed us to our room. Breakfast was nothing spectacular, but had all of the components of a healthy meal (eggs, fruit, oatmeal, etc). The snacks/cookie jar are a nice touch. We picked a room with a bathroom across the hall. This meant that the toilet was in one room, the shower was in another room (around the corner from the toilet room), and the sink was in our bedroom. While we didn't find this particularly annoying, I couldn't help but wonder if our bathroom trips were disturbing to guests in the rooms adjacent to the shower/toilet rooms. If I were to stay here again, I would likely pay extra for a room with a bathroom for the convenience.

Pacific Grove is lovely and this hotel is a short walk to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Silicon Valley, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed at Gosby House for the second time on June 8, 2011. It is a charming Victorian in hundred year old gardens. We walked to dinner in downtown Pacific Grove, walked to Lovers Point on Monterey Bay and enjoyed the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Request one of the courtyard rooms for maximum privacy and enjoyment of the grounds. The only drawback was a slight stuffiness, we suspect there is no central heat or air. Our room came with a ceiling fan, and we could have opened the window. Experienced guests traveled with a portable fan. They have a "Carpe Diem" rate, which is half price, on the day you request it.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

The service was good. The room was exceptionally clean. We were in the Dr. Hart Suite which was lovely except the wallpaper will give you a headache after a few days. It was walking distance to many places. We walked to Monterey Bay Aquarium/Cannery Row & Dinner at Pacific Thai Cuisine (1 blk away) was excellent. What I liked least was carrying all my own bags upstairs, sometimes NO parking is available nearby and it was a tad pricey. Best part was LOCATION, clean, safe and fun!!!! I would definitely stay again and would recommend it to everyone who likes B&B's.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

I'm not sure if I was influenced by the previous review by Mjolinar. I've been hunting for interesting B&B's (on the lower-price side) and Gosby House, while fulfilling the attractiveness on the outside, did not quite deliver the B&B spirit. Maybe that's natural because it's sort of a "chain".
All the beautiful "shells" of B&B were there: beautiful victorian house, quaint if a bit tired, comfy bed and cute room, coffee and cookies and sherry, very hospitable staff, even provided a little book of Pacific Grove history. But somehow I just didn't feel it. I felt like more in a hotel. The stay wasn't too memorable.

Some details: Breakfast was interesting but not the best, there was a rush hour where guests crowded waiting for the staff to fill up empty trays. The cookie jar wasn't there the whole day either -- something I especially enjoy at B&B's. The location was nice but you'd need to find your own street parking. The bath robe was not comfy enough for me to want to wear it. By the way, we did catch some very late night dessert up a few blocks in a nice restaurant.

Also, I called and got a same-day rate for $105, which was pretty nice. For the regular price though not sure if I'd choose here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We found this place to be nothing special - typical B&B with kitschy faux-antiques and garish wall-paper. We had the most expensive room in the place yet it had an old carpet and the "TV" was a little computer monitor. The breakfast was buffet style and servicable but not memorable. All in all, kind of tired feeling, but maybe I am through with the whole B&B aesthetic. This is a large institution with at least 4 buildings (although, to be fair, it still feels like a neighborhood B&B).

On the positive side, the beds had top quality soft sheets, there was a gas fireplace in the room (which kept going off on its own), and the location is central and very handy. The staff were nice.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 643 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Monterey Peninsula, the Gosby House Inn in Pacific Grove has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. This cheerful yellow and white Victorian mansion, with its carefully tended gardens and central patio, sets the standard for gracious innkeeping. Restaurants, shops and a scenic shoreline walking and biking path are just a few blocks from the Gosby House Inn, the choice for romance on the Monterey Peninsula.This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B. ... more   less 
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