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“Cute small hotel ~ nice area, nice views!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
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Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Los Banos
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Cute small hotel ~ nice area, nice views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The room was extremely clean, and came with refrigerator and microwave. The staff was very nice. The area was quiet and pretty. I would stay again, definitely!! Very reasonably priced. So much better than the big, impersonal hotels! Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Judy O
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Franklin, Tn.
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99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

very friendly clerk, updated nicely, very good price, good location, close to downtown Pacific Grove, good breakfast, helpful staff, stayed 2 nights, would stay there again, 8/20-21/2012, make a reservation through Choice

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank volsfanFranklin_Tn_
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. The location is fine, its quiet and a few minutes walk from the ocean. We had two rooms, both were well equipped, clean and comfortable. The owner was helpful and breakfast was reasonable (and included in the price)

Nice, unassuming, motel. We would stay here again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Lunavix
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Atwater, CA
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We have been taking weekend trips this summer and at the last minute we decided to go to the coast to escape the heat of the Central Valley. There was one room remaining and I grabbed it. We had an event to attend first so we arrived around 9 PM. We had a room on a corner so we had a table and windows on two sides; very nice. My wife liked the built-in fireplace for ambience. The room was very nicely appointed with special touches like a small table for the telephone and a bench at the end of the bed.

This is one place we have marked down in our log of places where we have stayed where we will return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank JohnDeereJim
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were very concerned after reading the reviews, but we're so pleased we took the chance. The room was spotless, the staff very friendly and helpful. The bed great, in fact, my husband and I agreed that we had the best sleep of our trip here, both of them. We plan to be in the area longer next year and we will definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank RRTexas
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Oregon
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97 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have been waiting (about a month) for our Choice Hotel points to be added to our account for this stay before I reviewed The Wilkie's Inn. Not sure we are ever going to see those points, so here goes.

There are three criteria I judge a hotel/motel by: Cleanliness, Security & (when we drive our sports car) Parking.
Cleanliness - the room was quite clean, but difficult to navigate as it seems our room was used to store a lot of excess furniture! I had to move furnishings so we had enough room to get to the bed. Every evening when we returned the furniture had been returned to it's usual inconvenient spot.
Security - absolutely not an issue at The Wilkie's Inn. Located in a very quiet neighborhood with minimal traffic, we were not concerned about our safety.
Parking - The Wilkie's Inn has 25 rooms and 21 parking spots. Of those 21 spots, 3 are (I believe) taken by owners or family members. One car and a pickup did not move the 4 days we were there and another van is parked in random spots throughout the lot. So now when the motel is full, 7 guests need to find street parking and walk in the street (no sidewalks) to the motel. Very inconvenient and inconsiderate.

In addition, the lady who seemingly is always on duty at the front desk seems bored and a little rude.
Although the price was quite attractive, the location was further from restaurants than we were led to believe.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank two-seater
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Innisfil, Canada
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194 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Located away from the main drag of town, this place is a little dated but the rooms were clean and cozy and the area is very quiet at night. It's close to several nice restaurants, beachfront and even wildlife - hubby saw a deer just across from the motel's parking lot.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank OntarioTrekker
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Address: 1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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