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“Not what it once was” 4 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
Melbourne,Australia
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
“Not what it once was”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I wrote a glowing review of the Butterfly Grove Inn when our family stayed here in 2005, and have stayed here several times since. From this last trip sadly I have to say the standards have slipped and the Inn is not as well-maintained or well-run as before.Couldn't quite it my gap finger on it but it just seemd a bit tired and grubby. I would still recommend it as a budget-friendly option, but in a little town with lots of hotels and motels you could probably do better.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed off-season in February so things may be different in summer. Nice quiet position. Lots of cute deer around. Nice sized rooms. Good parking. Rooms are tired with old furniture and – in winter at least – the heating is a bit weak. A long way from the nearest bar (Cannery Row) and restaurants that have people in them. Bath panelling held together with duck tape, soap was "Batman power punch". Good king-sized bed and lofty ceilings.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Unlike other reviewers, we stayed in a room that was beautifully refurbished - 18' wood ceilings, gas fireplace, new paint, shower (wonderful), carpets. We parked in front of our unit in the single-story part of the hotel, right by the butterfly reserve. The location is completely quiet but only blocks to the beach and town. The person managing the front desk walked us to the room and made sure we were happy with it.

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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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Mt Vernon, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I agree with what many reviewers have said about this place. It is in a great location, quietly tucked among the eucalyptus and cypress trees right next to the butterfly sanctuary and minutes from Pacific Grove and Monterey. A nice easy walk to the ocean. It is sweet in all its pink glory with twinkling Christmas lights and flower baskets. The pool and hot tub area are very nice and well maintained. The rooms are large and clean. We had a two room suite with two bathrooms and a fireplace for a very reasonable price. But the rooms are dated, the beds are pretty uncomfortable (hard pillows and mattress), one of our showers ran lukewarm, and the walls are thin (heard my neighbor's violent movies late into the evening two nights in a row). The breakfast is simple but ample enough for a continental. We enjoyed our stay and how close we were to everything we came for, which was not spending time in our hotel room.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Northern California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I was attending an event in Monterey and some friends suggested the inn. I wasn't sure when I made the reservation if I would be bringing my dog but I ended up needing to do so. The inn was good for traveling with Fido, you park near your room (it's sort of the old fashioned motor court style) so it was easy for me to bring his sleeping crate in. Other +'s were: large room that was quite clean (I am picky) with good walks in every direction (there really is a butterfly grove behind the property!) and the rates were very reasonable. Also, the staff was friendly. That being said, as other people have noted, the inn is not fancy and the furniture falls in the category of eclectic. For me, the only minus was someone in the next room had the radio on until 2:00 a.m. It was not loud but it was annoying.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Woodside, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

There's nothing fancy about this place at all, but it's a great place if you want a quiet spot, and a good value. We brought our kids here for a quick weekend getaway. The room was a bit dated, but it was clean and comfortable. The fireplace was a nice touch also.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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sunnyvale, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Nice motel, very clean and spacious, pleasant staff. Right next to Butterfly Grove. Nice to have the open grassy area in front. Reasonably priced, and they seem to allow one-night stays which some hotels don't. Pacific Grove is so beautiful with lovely walks along the ocean and cute shops.

I could hear those next door a bit through the wall, but it didn't ruin my stay,

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels 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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Also Known As:
Butterfly Grove Hotel Pacific Grove
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