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“This was a quaint peaceful hotel in a great area.” 4 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 #13 of 16 hotels in Pacific Grove
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“This was a quaint peaceful hotel in a great area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is tiny and the rooms are quite small. The room and the lobby were very clean and adequate if a little overdecorated.
It was nice to have the car close by and the location near our relatives was perfect. There is even a small public seating area under cover outdoors.We would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We arrived on Sunday Night July 7, The Hotels in the area were all pretty much booked due to the 4th Of July Holiday. The rooms were clean,and Actually smelled good. We had 2 queen beds, and they were comfortable. The Hotel Desk Clerk was Very Friendly and asked If I needed any Info on Dining or attractions. He was very Knowledgeable on any questions I had. Room had Cable TV, In Room Coffee/Tea, Hair Dryer, Iron In Closet, Pretty much everything we needed. In the Morning they had A waffle Maker, Toast, Cereals, Fruit, danish,Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee & Tea in the Lobby. The Location is on The "Quiet Side" of The Monterey Peninsula, about 4-5 Blocks from the Ocean, and a few miles from Cannery Row. We Did Not experience any Problems other than a slightly plugged shower head, And Would Stay here Again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed for one night in Pacific Grove to visit the aquarium and Wilkie's was a wonderful choice. Just a short drive from Wilkie's to the aquarium and also many restaurant choices close at hand on Cannery Row. Wilkie's offered an excellent continental breakfast that included waffles, cereals, juice and coffee. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Very friendly family run B&B.

  • Stayed June 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The rooms and grounds are not well maintained. The rooms we are staying in have rats in the walls. We heard them all night. When we complained we were basically told we were lying instead of accepting our complaint and stating that they would look into it. I will try to post a video of the animal noises tonight.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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carmeloaks, Front Office Manager at The Wilkie's Inn (Clarion Collection), responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Your willingness to share your recent experience is genuinely appreciated. Because our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our services and facilities.
We have discussed the matters you raised with our staff and investigated the entire property. Please rest assured that we have reviewed our hotel operations to ensure that a similar situation does not occur in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were referred to the Wilkie's Inn by the Sunset Inn, which was sold out. We got the last room available after checking in late in the day. The reception desk guy, Ray, was very professional and welcoming. Our queen room was on the second floor and had a view of the ocean looking north. While the rooms are fairly small it was adequate, clean & comfortable. We ate downtown Pacific Grove and came back later to a quiet room. But, at 6:30 a.m. the next morning (Sunday) we were awoken by some unruly guests that were on the outside balcony talking loud and smoking. While not a big deal for us given we needed to get up any way, I'm sure the couple next door us with young kids were not too appreciative. All in all an OK place to stay in Pacific Grove on a budget.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Wilkie's Inn enabled us to discover the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary!!! It was located right across the street. The Grove of butterflies was magical, as we have never seen a natural migration before. This motel was comfortable enough- my husband didn't care for the dingy accommodations. I thought the bed was comfortable. The first night, we managed to turn the heat on in the room, but the second night the heat didn't come on. The bathroom was adequate. The breakfast was fine- packaged oatmeal,orange juice, coffee, milk, raisin bran/ generic cheerios, svenhard's pastries, bread for toast and a waffle maker- gives one the opportunity to enjoy the many great local dining places instead:) The prices doubled the nights we were there- because it was "Valentine's" weekend (Feb 15-17). We didn't request maid service during our stay because we didn't want our personal items disturbed in the small room. One day, there was a very personable young man (from another motel location) at the desk with whom we enjoyed conversing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We froze to death in our room.... the supposed heater was about 1 candlepower on a freezing night....the whole place is old fashioned in a cheap way & needs a good scrub & painting as well as some renovations. Breakfast was poor & served right in front of the checkin desk a very strange arrangement. Sorry wont be returning there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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carmeloaks, Director of Sales at The Wilkie's Inn (Clarion Collection), responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one. Consequently, it's disappointing to learn that you're unhappy. Please accept our sincere apology. We want you to know that the comments and suggestions we receive from our
guests are taken seriously. They tell us what we're doing right, what we're
doing wrong and how we can improve. Your willingness to share your recent experience is genuinely appreciated. Please be assured that the issues you've raised have been addressed and the appropriate action has been taken.
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Address: 1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 16 hotels in Pacific Grove
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Wilkie's Inn (Clarion Collection) 2*
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