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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
Albuquerque
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Very nice spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed here with a group of friends from Europe. Everyone was pleased with their room. I had one of the lesser rooms but still felt satisfied. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was quite nice. Everything was clean. On the down side, there is no internal ventilation and it was warm so we had to keep the windows opened. However, the back window had no screen and the window was broken. It was very quiet for us, maybe we didn't have noisy neighbors (as others refer to the paper thin walls). Barbara at the front desk was wonderful :-) Great walks close by along the coast. I'd stay again. It's not a luxury place but a very good value.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights at the start of our 19 day road trip. We found it to be in a nice quiet location and so close to pick up the coastal walk into Monterey. We had room number 118 at the back of the complex and it was very nice with a lovely Jacuzzi bath which we used every night. The only negative I can say about here is that there was a lot of noise from the guests above when they walked across their floor. We are early risers and so it didn't bother us too much but If you aren't then you will get woken up by this!
Barbara on the front desk was lovely and really helpful. She gave us great directions and provided us with our Aquarium tickets to save us queuing.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While on the surface this motel is fine, the minute the couple staying next to us entered their room, we knew we had made a poor choice. We could hear their voices, the shower, their movements. We were just glad they went to sleep early and were not very early risers. So it was doable, but if you don't want to hear your neighbors and are a light sleeper, this is NOT the hotel for you. Otherwise, everything else about it was mostly fine. The shower was a little annoying to navigate but not a reason I wouldn't stay there. Centrally located near 17 mile drive. Town of Pacific Grove had cute places to eat breakfast and grab coffee (no continental breakfast included).

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a hard one to review. On the surface, everything was as it was presented. We had the 1 bedroom suite with the Jacuzzi. The bed was comfortable, the room clean, and the Jacuzzi worked great. But the room needed work on its fixtures. The handles were falling off the window in the bathroom, the shower was very limited in the water spray, the water faucet was loose, etc. Also, we had a nice little balcony but the rust and debris from the rusting roof was all over it - so it made it not so nice. Too cold to sit out there anyways.

It is just a slightly nicer than average beach motel. Location was great to get to the ocean but it is kind of in the middle of suburbia. You needed a car. If they spiffed up the kitchen with some items like napkins, paper towels, etc. and put some design thought into the table and chairs in the kitchen I think people would be a lot happier with their stay.

All in all, nothing big to complain about but probably wouldn't book it again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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87 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The rooms are fairly recently updated and comfortable. Free Wi-Fi If you cannot live with out it for a night or two. The sign says it has a Jacuzzi and that would have been really nice to use after driving for 61/2 hours, but there was not one there. BOO HOO. We were able to walk from the hotel out to Asilmar Beach and we were visited by a family of deer. I love the remote feeling of the area, I just wish there was a restaurant within waling distance, instead we drove out to Monterey Wharf.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Spartanburg, SC
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very quiet. This is a hidden gem. The bed was perfect, the room clean and the location was great. Shopping and some excellent restaurants were within a very short drive. We had breakfast at Denny's and it took all of 10 minutes to get there. We also had supper at a Mexican Restaurant along Cannery Row and it was very, very good. This place would be perfect for Honeymooners or older couples looking for a nice quiet place to relax. We stayed here while visiting the area. My daughter thought it looked quaint so we decided to try it. We rented 2 rooms and they were both excellent. Barbara at the front desk was really nice. The rooms were clean and the rooms were big. The bathrooms need a ventilation system to pull the steam out of the room after stepping into the overhead shower. Loved the shower. It was like a rainstorm since it was directly overhead. There is no Air Conditioning but we didn't need any. An overhead fan would really be all that is needed to keep cool since the climate is usually cooler.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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imadork
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Good location (block from beautiful ocean), and we got a good price. The room was cute, we had a fireplace (not needed in summer though), and a comfy bed. Upon first look, the bathroom was nice as well, and tiled beautifully. We had the handicapped room, although are not in need of it, but that was not a problem. However, at night our warm was stuffy and when we went to turn on the air conditioner switch, we realized it didn't actually work because there was no ac vents and no ac in the room. Well, that would be fine if there was a fan, but there wasn't, so even with the shutters open, it was pretty stuffy. Also, the walls are thin which means you can hear your neighbors using the restroom. Finally, the shower got water all over the floor because it was the same floor as the rest of the bathroom (not sure if this is only in handicapped room). However, the biggest problem was the shower heads (there were two), but they were absolutely disgusting..green gook, white good..obviously not cleaned in forever, and mold on the baseboards of the shower. The accesories in the restroom were not cleaned at all. It was gross. However, for the price we paid, and since the room itself was clean, I will still give 3 stars, but please up the cleaning practices, and make it more apparent in advertising that there is NOT air conditioning, which is pretty much assumed in the U.S.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#2 Business Hotel in Pacific Grove
#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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