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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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“Loved the Gosby House Inn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We chose to stay in Pacific Grove based on some friends' advice that it is typically cheaper to stay there than in Carmel or Monterey, but just minutes from both! We chose this property based on other reviews, and were very happy with our stay! The rooms are very comfortable, and we especially loved the Victorian authenticity of the entire inn...but with spacious, modern bathrooms! Both our rooms had fireplaces, too! The beach and plenty of great restaurants are within a block or two. The thing we liked best was the amazing food provided at the inn throughout the day...delicious full breakfasts, a wide array of appetizers, sweets, and wine in the afternoons, dessert and Sherry at night, and coffee, tea and soft drinks at any hour! We would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Four Sisters Hotels operates this B&B and their high standards are visible. We stayed in the Jack's Leap room which is above a detached garage. The room was very comfortable and luxurious. There is a private balconey with views of the town and some of the bay. It is a little more than a mile walk to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. It is a very easy walk and will take about 15 minutes giving you the opportunity to see the houses and stores on the way. The bay is a much shorter walk of 4 blocks. The aquarium is $35 and is good for two days. The Inn sells the tickets. The breakfast is very classy with fresh fruit, juice, oatmeal, daily rotating egg dishes, and breads. They make the muffins on premise and they are very good. There are afternoon appetizers which are excellant along with wine. In the evening, there are home made cookies and brandy. This was a great B&B to stay. Look for special rates during the off season. I would stay away from the pizza restaurant across the street due to food handling issues. Around the corner there is a place called Fandangos. We stopped for drinks and wished we had dinner there. It appeared to be a nice, bustling higher end place to eat. The dishes looked terrific. 17 mile drive is a must. "The Bench" restaurant at Pebble Beach golf course was excellent with great views of the 18th.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben Lomond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I just needed a change of scenery - and this is just what we hoped for and more. Our room was cute, clean and comfortable. The young woman at the desk was exceptional. She spent time explaining the Inn's history and places to go in Pacific Grove. We live about one hour North and just spent the two days walking and exploring Pacific Grove. The Inn features a delicious and complete morning breakfast and a delightful wine and snacks buffet from 4 to 6 each night. I would definately recommend this to our friends.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Templeton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The pay for one night get the second night free was a great deal. The location was good. With in walking distance of very good restaurants and the ocean. The room had french doors that led to the bathroom. The Jetted tub was very nice, enough room for two. The food was good. Over all a nice get away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Discovered it by chance over 3 years ago, love to go off season, check their websites for deals...buy one get one night free, 30% off 3 night stay etc...each room is different...,check website for details...
The Gosby reminds me of B and B's that i used to go to with my parents when i was a child, with old antiques and a slightly run-down/lived in/being at home feel; if you want fancy go the one of the fancy ones overlooking the ocean, with the sparkling chandeliers and glossy antiques - i visited them and found them stuffy and not able to relax fully...
The Gosby is like visiting your favorite cousin, who doesn't have the finest of the fine, but makes you feel at home, you can relax, and be at peace...the staff are fantastic, so helpful, breakfast brilliant, all freshly cooked, a nice touch are the freshly baked nibbles and wine at cocktail time, where you can meet other residents - all very friendly - and at night, you let yourself in, and can have some sherry and nibbles and sit by the Xmas tree...they know me so well that they trust me to turn off the Xmas music before i retire for the night...
I can't say enough nice things about this place... and if you go in December, you'll meet the chatty Scottish redhead, who has a wealth of knowledge on the area and seems to know everyone...LOVE IT!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Gosby House is located in the heart of Pacific Grove, walking distance to many restaurants and shops, the ocean and about a mile walk to cannery row.
The Inn is warm and clean with a friendly staff. Our room was number 3 at the top of front stairs.
The room had a nice gas fireplace with windows looking out the front and side. Our bed was a soft but had a great night sleep. Breakfast was basic with fresh fruit, bread and cereals, and an egg dish. Evenings they had wine and cheese and late evenings they had some sherry with dessert.
Since the Inn is located in the center of Pacific Grove and not on the ocean the prices on very reasonble. I have stayed at the sister location the Green Gables and the views were brilliant as the ocean waves would put you to sleep but at a cost. With the money we saved staying at the Gosby House it help pay for dinner.
If I were from another country or lived far from Monterey I would recommend you stay at the Green Gables for a night to get that view then move to the Gosby Inn

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at the Gosby House Inn for a couple of nights in February. We had the Robert Louis Stevenson room which is in the main house on the second floor. The room is a nice sized room with a gas fireplace and a four poster bed. There are two chairs and a table with a bookcase tucked into a corner nearby. The furniture appears to be antiques. The room was tastefully decorated and we were pleasantly surprised to find a rose and 2 chocolates on our bed each night when we retired.

There are a couple of inside common rooms where people can sit and talk. We spent one night out on the front porch with another couple we were travelling with. Gosby Inn serves a nice cheese/fruit/olive/cracker platter with white and red wines from 4pm until 6pm or so. We enjoyed their cocktail times. Later in the evening they provide sherry, cookies and a fruit/cake dessert.

The Gosby Inn was very nice and we were very comfortable there. I was most impressed, however, with the staff. The staff could not have been more accomodating or helpful. We arrived after cocktail hour one night and the host on duty proceeded to bring us out 4 glasses of wine. Everyone working there wanted to please the guests. I loved the hospitality of this B&B.

The Gosby Inn is located close to several restaurants and is very close to Monterey if you want to go to Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, the Museum of Monterey or on a whale watching cruise. It is very well located. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 9 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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