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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We found a deal online for a ton with a fireplace. So happy we stayed here. We will be back. Yes...the rooms are older, no T.V. (good!) and pretty basic. The bed was super comfortable and everything was clean. We had a nice fireplace that took the chill off, and a balcony that looked out into a wooded area. While...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here for a conference. Paying over $200 night for a room that at best is at Motel 6 level. Run down, not clean, outdated, wallpaper and paint peeling. The ocean view is lovely but not worth the money. The conference rooms also are run down and lack basic support for conference meetings. Poor choice.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you were looking for a basic youth hostel experience close to nature, at a price to match, the Asilomar would be perfect. However, the rooms are crazily expensive, very, very sparsely furnished in cheap materials, hardly reflective of a rate of $188 a night. Meals are also very costly. In short, the Asilomar is not worth it at all...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed at Asilomar many times in the past but last November (2016) was the first time we were part of a group. We had a family reunion and enjoyed the group experience immensely. We chose an informal approach where small groups enjoyed the day as they liked and met as a group only for dinner....

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San Leandro, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a great place - I mean the grounds. View is great! Rooms definitely need an upgrade. It doesn't look just old, they look dirty and without maintenance, care. Staff is helpful at the front desk. It is not the same at the restaurant sometimes. Underwhelming. If you like architecture you must pay a visit to Asilomar to...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Asilomar has beautiful grounds nearly on the beach at Asilomar State Park. The view is fabulous. The rooms, however, are very spartan so don't expect much. The historic room we were in was tiny, looked like it hadn't been updated since built in the '60's and didn't even have a coffee maker. I was told you could "request" one at...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Asilomar is nestled between the pines only a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean on the Monterey Peninsula. The buildings are mostly wooden rustic lodges that give it great character. Many of the rooms have there own fireplaces contributing to the charm. Unfortunately, the catering, although improved over the past few years, leaves something to be desired. Still you can't...

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

Amazing hotel/resort to stay, relax, and enjoy nature. Beautiful rustic cabin/lodge style rooms with awesome walking grounds. Conveniently located near the beautifully preserved state beach. Deer and other wildlife can often be seen wandering the grounds. S'mores and hot chocolate making a night. A truly fun and relaxing place to stay.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We didn't stay at Asilomar - but rather, enjoyed a stroll around the buildings and grounds to learn more about the architect. The history of the Asilomar Conference Center is extraordinary - Julia Morgan, one of America's first female architects designed the buildings for the YWCA in the early 1900s. The spaces are lofty, large, airy and art deco...you'll enjoy...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I was expecting more from this place. It had lovely grounds but the rooms and the restaurant was underwhelming. I asked for an ocean view (if I stood in one part of the room and looked between the trees and another building, I had a glimpse. They really need to change their options for booking - this is know as...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This refuge by the sea is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white sand beaches. Situated along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar offers historic lodging with views of the forest, surf and sand, plus unique conference spaces. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address: 800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Price Range: $182 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Asilomar Conference Grounds 2*
Number of rooms: 312
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Also Known As:
Asilomar Conference Grounds Hotel Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Center
Asilomar Hotel
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#1 Green Hotel in Pacific Grove
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
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“. After we park the car we walk the grounds-- the beach, lodge, cafeteria, pool are all within moderate walking distance.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddX139OI, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pick upper floor, away from service roads. No air conditioning so get ocean side.”
 of 5 bubbles JovielSeattle, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“If just a bed and bathroom is all you want, they have it.”
 of 5 bubbles 375roryo, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“The "modern" condos are drab. Authentic rooms are a major trip back in history and extremely special.”
 of 5 bubbles Marytango99, Nov 19, 2016 | Read review
“Fireplace rooms are towards back of property. Very short walk to main grounds and ocean. Try for a room up front. NO TV's!! Yay!”
 of 5 bubbles angiep592, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
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