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“Clean, quiet, cosy, and comfortable at a great price--an excellent value!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sunset Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Sacramento, California
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“Clean, quiet, cosy, and comfortable at a great price--an excellent value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Sunset Inn. The furnishings were very nice, the amenities were excellent--what I would have expected at a higher end hotel. Great coffee, nicely appointed bathrooms, shutters that cut out noise, very clean wood floors, and a fireplace. And all at a very affordable price.
The Inn is within walking distance of the ocean and not far from downtown Pacific Grove. It's in a quiet, wooded neighborhood without a sense of being a commercial property. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay in Pacific Grove for a quick stop down the coast. Staff was friendly, the rooms are small, but cozy. It felt like we were staying in a friend's guest room. Updated bathroom fixtures and clean, Although the room was a little stuffy, it was easy to air out. It's a quick walk to the shore. No frills, but suited our needs well.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here one weekend while we were driving through the area. And I have to say this wasn't our first thought for a place to stay but we are glad we found it. It's a bit off the beaten track but the place is a cut above any other inn around the area. The rooms are amazing with some great charm.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sedona, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This must have been our fifth stay at the Inn. This weekend (March 15 & 16, 2013) we paid $175 a night. The little breakfast they used to serve has been discontinued. Sunday morning 7:15 a.m. office closed - no coffee and juice available. Tiny little piece of soap on sink (no bath soap). Noisy refrigerator and heater in room. Broken bathroom window. Difficult to operate shower mixing valve. We're getting far less for more money during this stay. Our last at this property, I'm sure.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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PGSunset, Guest Relations Manager at Sunset Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for response.
Rates are always subject to change and do so based on supply / demand, high season / low season / special event and/or conferences . There is always a chance that you may have stayed with us at a lower rate but paid more on a subsequent stay due to the above mentioned.
Please do not let that deter you from booking again in the future just check our website or give us a call for the best possible rates.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We loved our overnight stay at this lovely little cottage style inn. We enjoyed the private jacuzzi tub, fireplace, HD TV and charming over-all atmosphere. The proprietor was very helpful when recommending places to eat and things to do while in the area. We would definitely stay here again.

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed at the Sunset Inn late lastyear. When we went to take a shower there was a used bar of soap caked with hair, used shampoo bottles, and a dirty washcloth in the shower. We cleaned up the mess and let Barbara in the office know. She was very apologetic and said she would apply a credit to our account. Unfortunately, all talk - no action. The credit never appeared, even after several emails to her.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent 4 nights here during a trip to the US, so we could explore the Monterey area.
Sunset Inn is a nicely up-dated motel (so ignore the older poor reviews - everything has changed) in a lovely location, and a short walk from the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which was one of our must-sees.
Our room was a king with fireplace and shower, lovely and warm and comfortable, and the pillows and coffee merit special mention! decor is attractive and the rooms are kept really clean. We slept really well and were delighted to be pointed towards the nearby Golf Club for breakfast, with good food and service and views towards the sea where we watched whales spouting as we ate! We liked it so much we went there every day. went there every day.
Barbara, the manager is magnificent, with a lovely dry sense of humour. Sara who works with her is charming and the pair of them are so knowledgeable and helpful I can't imagine them being at a loss with any guest's queries, and not just where to eat to what to see.
Stay here, you won't regret it, you'll just relax and enjoy yourselves and be glad you chose the place.

  • 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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Additional Information about Sunset Inn

Address: 133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1939 historic landmark is located one half block from the Pacific and right next to Pacific Grove Golf course. Enjoy redesigned rooms with wood floors, plush beds and linens, and large flat screen televisions. Free wireless Internet access and continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel Pacific Grove
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