Was concerned as it was only 2.5 star rating on Priceline. Stayed over the Memorial day weekend. Quiet, a little less than a mile from downtown Pacific Grove, maybe a little less than 2 miles to cannery row ( check google maps for exact distance). There is no such thing as a "bad area" of Pacific Grove or Monterey for that matter. So would be perfect place to bicycle from especially to see the sights. The rooms are older, but were well maintained and clean. the staff polite and friendly. The breakfast is only juice, muffins, and oatmeal. but good enough for a quick bite. Had several different types of pillows, not just the big overstuffed ones...which worked out great because I like a flatter pillow and forgot mine!