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!