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“Always a delightful stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Spanish Bay
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Pebble Beach
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Santa Barbara
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Always a delightful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent two nights at Inn at Spanish Bay this last weekend. While it was almost at full occupancy it did not feel like it. The check in experience is very nice and the service all the way around is great. Expect the in room dining to be pricey and the incidentals as well. They do have a convenient $25 per night resort fee that covers all gratuity so it frees you from having to tip everyone every time you get your car or when they deliver your bags etc. The setting is incredible with amazing views and the outdoor patio with the firepits is a must for a dink at sunset or at night. Roy's is a good dining option too!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We just went for drinks and were so impressed! They brought blankets out to everyone on the patio (plus had great fire pits), had a good drink and appetizer menu, and the bagpiper that plays at sunset was amazing. First class experience!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I spent a week here in August for work. The area is breathtaking, truly amazing. And there is plenty to do whether you golf, play tennis, like to shop or hit the spa. Food is good and the rooms are nice and clean. It is not unique though, and the large property can seem impersonal (with the exception of the fire pits and evening bagpiper). I would not say I felt 'right at home,' as I typically choose smaller establishments when planning trips- but definitely not bad for a working outing.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you are looking for a bargain, then look elsewhere. If your are looking to check the bucket list for the golfer in your life, then look no further. We just returned from a visit for my husband's 50th Birthday. He of course enjoyed playing Pebble Beach and Spyglass.

The style is traditional like the Four Seasons. I prefer more modern hotels but the ocean view made up for everything. It was the only time that I felt it was worthwhile to pay to be upgraded to a room with an ocean view...it was spectacular.

We were there with our 3 and 5 year old girls. What surprised me was how much the rest of us enjoyed it. We were upgraded to an ocean view room and could watch the bagpiper play from inside our room. We loved spending the evening in the lounge listening to the carolers. There was so much to do with the kids (Monterey Aquarium, Point Lobos State Reserve, Monarch Santuary.)

It really opened my eyes to the Monterey Peninsula and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Pay more for the ocean view. It's the only time I felt it was worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 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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San Francisco
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed over the Thanksgiving weekend and it was just glorious. Hands down some of the best weather I've seen in Pebble Beach - it was mid 70's, no wind and clear, which made sitting out on their patio chairs overlooking the golf course and ocean for the better part of a day absolutely pleasant. Many of the chairs and benches in the patio area are around fire pits, which is absolutely charming. Make sure you see the bagpiper play the sunset, which happens every night. The one thing I would say was that the patio got a bit crowded by people coming from all over to see the bag piper and it was impossible to get service.

Rooms are nice, but nothing special and little different (renovated I'm sure) from the first time I stayed there 20 years ago. Bed is very comfortable and the in-room gas fireplace adds a very nice touch. In-room air conditioning was under-powered and the sun hitting the drapes made it rather warm. Gym and pool are nice, and of course the gold course is amazing.

The Roy's restaurant in the hotel is up to Roy's usual standards and a great place for a meal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

If you're a conscientious objector to the game of golf (on account of your inability to play it) but have golfers in your life, the Inn at Spanish Bay offers plenty to distract while the golfers do their thing. Inviting patio with fire pits not far from the surf. Fitness center with a beach view and a lap pool. Easy access to the beach for a run. Rooms are lovely but not extraordinary. Staff is attentive and capable. For the price, everything is as it should be. The natural setting is its own "wow factor," however this is a large property so the experience can seem impersonal and doesn't much differ from a higher end chain hotel. They're not stingy on the complementary bottled water, which I appreciated. Mercifully, a bagpiper in full garb appears in the early evening to drown out the murmur of the day's golf stories.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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San Jose, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I recently visited the Inn at Spanish Bay with a group of golfers who were competing in the Callaway Pro-Am Tournament in November. The group goes each year and over the past few years has stayed at the Inn at Spanish Bay. It's a wonderful property with a lovely lobby/coffee/cocktail bar area where one can relax by the warm fire place and read, relax, do a bit of work, or just enjoy the wonderful view of the ocean. There is a beautiful outdoor boardwalk hiking trail that runs adjacent to the beach front and a beautiful outdoor terrace with a fire pit that is amazing to sit by and sip a glass of wine on a balmy evening. This year, I noticed that the staff have really raised the bar on the level of service delivered compared to previous years. Each and every staff member that we encountered during out stay extended a warm greeting no matter what time of day especially the housekeeping department who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Kudos to management for their efforts with staff customer service training! The only thing that was not as good as previous visits was the buffett food for the daily breakfast. The food items were not very flavorable, and there was not much variety offered. It was basically the same items each day and pretty bland. However service in the restaurant was excellent. The room we had was lovely with a nice fire place. The only thing you may want to ensure if you have mobility issues is that some of the rooms are quit far away from the lobby and elevator - so when booking your reservation, be sure to request a room closer to the elevator if this is your situation. Overall, a lovely property in a superb location with warm, friendly staff and great hospitality. We enjoy our stay each year - it's always delightful - highly recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pebble Beach
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Pebble Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Inn at Spanish Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 269
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