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“Good price but just OK” 3 of 5 stars
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Butterfly Grove Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1073 Lighthouse Ave, near Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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“Good price but just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I agree with the cautious recommendation. We're not picky so it was fine for us but if you want up to date furnishings, close to attractions, or a real choice at breakfast other than cold cereal & muffins, then you'll need to pay more. If you don't need those things and don't mind beds that are very firm & pillows that are flat (I folded my in half & then it was OK) then you can beat the price. It's a long 1/2 or 1 mile walk to restaurants & you have to drive to everything else. The rooms are large & the decor is cottage cute. We always parked right in front of our room which was nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a very quiet and very clean little gem of a inn that will get you away from the tourist frenzy on Cannery Row. The staff at the inn were very nice and helpful and I can't speak highly enough about how clean our room was and how BIG. We are a family of four and had space to move. We could've easily fit five more kids in sleeping bags on the floor. Yes, its basic with an older TV and decor. But who goes to Pacific Grove for the hotel if you have kids to keep busy? The pool and hot tub are older but well maintained and clean. Sitting by the pool I marveled at the quiet! We stayed July 29th and 30th and enjoyed two days of walks along the coast with days spent sitting and playing at Asilomar State Beach. The beach is short walk from this Inn, as are many restaurants in Pacific Grove. My 12 year old son and I walked from Fisherman's Wharf back to the inn one morning after breakfast. The walk is just under 3 miles unless you meander on the bike and costal trails and through the charming streets of PG, as we did. This inn met our needs nicely and kept money in our pocket for yummy dinners!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

This is our second stay. If you are looking for good location & a "no frills", this is the place for you! Simple, clean & BASIC. I have friends I know would be happy, there & friends I wouldn't even tell them about Butterfly Inn. If you're into all the bells & whistles this isn't for you! But, some of you will love the quaintness &quirkiness of this place. It kind of grows on you & there are many repeat visitors

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coto de Caza, Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Had a large room with 2 queen beds.

Only problem was many ants in the bathroom and on the sink as well as a few on the beds.
Owner said there was nothing he could do because Pacific Grove is in an "Ant corridor".

I would not stay here again as there are other hotels in the same location that have nice rooms and amenities.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Port Townsend, WA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Great value. Large rooms. Not at all fancy or pretentious.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Very cozy with a spacious room that had a fireplace. A great location behind the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and very close to downtown and the beach. A great value in a great location.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent one night here recently on our road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, at a time when a major golf tournament was on at Pebble Beach and accommodation was scarce in the nearby area. This is not luxurious accommodation, but the room was very spacious and the king size bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was excellent, with lots of hot water and very good water pressure. The windows open (I can't stand hotels with non-opening windows!). My only complaint is that the breakfast offering was rather ordinary. However, a pit-stop at the Big Sur Bakery later in the morning banished bad breakfast memories from our minds!

A plus was that we were in Pacific Grove during Monarch butterfly migration season and telescopes were set up in the area outside our room when we arrived. We got to see and learn about the butterflies from the volunteers in attendance, which was great! Overall, we were very happy with our room and with the fact that we elected to stay in Pacific Grove rather than in Monterey.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Butterfly Grove Inn

Address: 1073 Lighthouse Ave, near Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Butterfly Grove Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rest assured knowing you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging in Pacific Grove, CA. We offer a variety of lodging options suitable for any California traveler.Located near the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, our Inn makes for beautiful views from nearly every room, with some rooms facing the popular butterfly grove. Deer are a frequent sight on our grounds. You can hear the barking of the seals and crashing waves, enhancing the peaceful atmosphere of the Inn. ... more   less 
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