Butterfly Grove Inn

1073 Lighthouse Ave near Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2357
The Victorian House at the Butterfly Inn.
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4.0
#3 of 6 motels in Pacific Grove
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.1
Value
4.1
Rest assured knowing you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging in Pacific Grove, CA. We offer a variety of lodging options suitable for any California traveler.Located near the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, our Inn makes for beautiful views from nearly every room, with some rooms facing the popular butterfly grove. Deer are a frequent sight on our grounds. You can hear the barking of the seals and crashing waves, enhancing the peaceful atmosphere of the Inn.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Picnic area
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Where Am I Now wrote a review Mar 2022
Dayton, Ohio289 contributions36 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family chose to stay here for our son’s wedding after a previous visit here. The rooms are very comfortable; the bed is soft, a variety of firmness in the pillows, gas fireplace, and table and chairs. Everyone was pleased with their accommodations. No breakfast or room service was offered although coffee was available between 7-10am.

The hotel property is adjacent to the Monarch Sanctuary. It was amazing to see all the Monarchs in the morning and evening flying around. A herd of deer also roamed the property occasionally.

Some of our family also took advantage of the hot tub on premises and enjoyed it.

My only recommendation for improvement is that if you are not going to offer daily or every other day maid service, then please use fitted sheets on the bed. Flat sheets do not stay tucked in and it was annoying to have to try and re-tuck the sheets in every night.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Mar 16, 2022
Dear Guest, Wow! Thank you so much for giving us the PERFECT SCORE on your recent visit to Butterfly Grove Inn. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Inn. Thank you for mentioning our nice bed, fireplace, hot tub, and other amenities that we give to make your visit more pleasant. We go to considerable lengths to ensure that our guests have a good time. I assure you that your input for the fitted sheet will be forwarded to our housekeeping team. I'm delighted we were able to make your stay and your son's wedding unforgettable! We hope to see you and your family again on your next trip to Pacific Grove! Best Regards, Butterfly Grove Inn Management P.S. It's a great idea to book directly at butterflygroveinn.com, where you will always find the best rates anywhere online.
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lessard wrote a review Feb 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great BIG rooms, great location to all things, can fit 500 size crates with no problems the beds were very comfortable, too.can I say it again, location, location, location. the only neg. thing was the breakfast, I do not call a continental, a breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from INNsight, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Lessard: Thank you for the review. I’m happy you liked our location and our rooms. We work really hard to make it more convenient and comfortable for our guests. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to the nearby area. Remember to book your stay directly on ButterflyGroveInn.com to get the lowest possible rates anywhere online and save up to 15% vs OTAs on your next trip. Do recommend us to your friends and family! Best Regards, BGI Management, Butterfly Grove Inn
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SpiritLilly wrote a review Oct 2020
Georgetown, California390 contributions195 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked through Hotels.com. Easy to find, and welcomed warmly by the Manager and escorted over to our room. The property is colorful, clean, and very spacious - and the pool area is just beautiful. More like a resort than an Inn. Right next door is the Butterfly Sanctuary and it was an educational experience.
Because of the COVID factor, there was no breakfast, but there was coffee on a stand in front of the office every morning from 8 to 10am. We had a coffee pot, refrigerator and microwave in our room, and our room was in The Mansion - which was just perfect! Also because of COVID, there's no maid service daily but you can request additional linens if needed. I appreciated the cleanliness and spaciousness of the room. And the bed was totally comfortable.
This is a dog friendly hotel, and they truly are. plus there were a lot of walking trails and 25 minutes to the beach! My absolute favorite was the quiet at night. We were on the ground floor of the Mansion, and could hear the people walking above, but by 11pm both nights we were there it was perfectly quiet.
I definitely would stay here every time I go to Monterey. It's colorful, friendly, romantic, quiet, and just a perfect satisfying stay.
You are also a right turn and 3 minutes to downtown Pacific Grove. Right now COVID restrictions are dining outside only - but there were plenty of choices.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Juli B wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First I want to say that it is a great location if you want to be close to the Butterfly Sanctuary and have easy parking. Now for the review highlights...
The room was cute however; No soap in the soap dispenser or soap dish, No tissue in the tissue dispenser, No coffee or cups with the coffee pot (there was however stir stick packets), less than 1/2 roll of TP and the craziest thing - NO SHOWER CURTIAN on the curtain rod. What?? What we did get was hair on the counters and the bathroom floor from the previous guests and standing water in the bathtub. When I went to the office I was told they were short handed and that housekeeping most likely just "forgot" but they would be notified of the oversites..... No offer to immediately supply missing items, no housekeeping showed up later with missing items. Then what a great surprise at 8am when the roofers showed up!! Good thing we didn't plan to sleep in. I understand all of these things happening however - NO customer service around the issues to make them better.
Customer service 101 - turn a bad experience into a great review when hiccups are handled properly.
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Date of stay: January 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Jan 20, 2022
Dear Juli, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Butterfly Grove Inn. I am relieved to learn that you appreciated our beautiful setting and visited the Butterfly Sanctuary; however, I apologize for all of the issues you raised in your review. As you can see from the previous reviews, this has never happened before. I'm sorry for the lack of bathroom toiletries and customer service you received. I'll speak with our housekeeping and maintenance departments and do my investigation. Once again, we apologize for your experience. Regards, Butterfly Grove Inn Management
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kathleen183 wrote a review Dec 2020
Pleasanton, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in between Covid shelter in place periods for a quick getaway to the coast. The rooms are huge and are very well maintained. The bathrooms, which often are the quickest to show age or lack of maintenance, were very clean and had lots of counter space. The high ceilings were nice. Parking was easy, right in front of the room. We walked to most places during our stay as it was close enough to the lighthouse (sadly closed), beach and downtown. Downtown might be a bit far for some, but we are walkers I would definitely stay here again on our next trip to PG.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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shelngav wrote a review Feb 2020
Bakersfield, California86 contributions100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon first entering our room, it smelled like bleach, so...clean I guess you would say. However, later I noticed little things like The shower head had mineral deposits that had a dark dirty color. There were also a bunch of dead ants on the tile at the back of the bathtub, stains on the bed linens and the duvet cover had what looked like makeup that had rubbed off on it. When we asked for the room to be cleaned for our second night, we not only noticed those items above, but that there was still foil in the floor where we accidentally left it from a wine bottle we opened, the beds were just made, but sheets not changed. We also didn't get any towels replaced. When I called for more towels, a few minutes later someone just opened the door, saw me laying on the bed, said oh, then semi closed the door and knocked! The walls are fairly thin as well. The positives, which would not bring us back to this particular motel are that the view is beautiful. Pacific Grove is lovely. Deer are everywhere and one early evening, we looked out the window to see about 15 deer playing on the lawn in front of our window. The motel is also connected to the Monarch Butterfly Grove and you can just stroll right through it and out into a lovely neighborhood, which we did. They are pet friendly and it was nice to be able to take our small dog with us. The continental breakfast is nothing to rave about; it's the usual fare. The wifi is free and they do have cable. It is also close to downtown.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from INNsight, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Shelngav: Thanks for leaving us a review. It makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed staying in our pet-friendly hotel’s beautiful guest room with an awesome view. We are so lucky to have a property in the heart of Pacific Grove, right next to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. However, I am sorry that we didn’t meet all of your expectations. I apologize for any miscommunication, or mishap during your time with us. I am disappointed to know that your stay with us was not up to par. Our hotel takes great pride in providing the best customer service in Pacific Grove thus I am shocked to hear of your experience. Our rooms are cleaned daily so I am not sure why you may face any cleanliness issues as they are checked each day after the cleaning. We actually get fresh linen delivered from an outside company to our hotel so the discoloration you saw was post-wash. Although the linen is clean, the makeup discolored the threads and it did not come back to the true color through the linen company’s wash cycle. We will make sure we re-train our housekeeping staff to reject any clean yet discolored sheets and inform our linen service company. I will double-check with our housekeeping staff to make sure that our cleanliness standards are always being met. Rest assured, our guest rooms are cleaned and sanitized by our hard-working housekeeping staff prior to each guest checking-in. If you decide to book with us in the future, remember to book directly at ButterflyGroveInn.com where you will find the lowest rates anywhere online. See you soon! Thank you for staying at Butterfly Grove Inn, Best Regards, BGI Management, Butterfly Grove Inn
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Kim H wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia78 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to love this place - nice people. However I have to note that there are some maintenance issues, and there were only 4 chaise lounges at a fully booked hotel. Said chaises weee taken up by young children. Safety wise, there should be a hand rail for the pool entry on the shallow end. Some rooms have better ventilation than others too. At first, I was told that I had to spend $20 for a rollaway, but asked the desk clerk to please review the extremely high rate I was paying for the weekend, it feels cheap to be paying for a rollaway at that rack rate. Fans should be available in each room as it helps immensely. It’s a solid 3 star hotel. It’s a family place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Aug 9, 2022
Dear Guest, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for the precious feedback on your stay with us at Butterfly Grove Inn.  We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us, and we were able to deliver to you the hospitality we pride ourselves on.  We will certainly consider your suggestion for the handrail for the pool.  We look forward to having you back soon and hope to delight you with a superior experience during your next trip to the area. Kind Regards, Butterfly Grove Inn Management P.S. Next time, book directly at butterflygroveinn.com to get our LOWEST RATES!
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GRCatoriginal wrote a review Jul 2023
Gold River, California23 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my 2nd stay at this property. It is adjacent to a public trail that features a butterfly sanctuary so there is considerable street traffic passing by the property. The property looks well maintained from the street. The first time I stayed here, I noticed the grounds and back areas of the property were a mess, as in no cleanup of a considerable amount of tree and landscaping debris, poor condition of paved areas, rusted out trash receptacles, etc. Also they were not providing continental breakfast and maid service which I thought was a holdover from covid. I found on this 2nd visit that the property apparently is just not taken care of. It was in worse condition this time than before. Still no routine maid service, no continental breakfast. and also jacuzzi tub not working, light bulbs missing. Pool not available for part of my stay of 2 nights. So while the property is in a good location, I felt it was not worth the $350 a night charged in this season. Not a good value. I will say the beds are pretty comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Guest Satisfaction Team, Owner at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Jul 20, 2023
Dear GRCatoriginal, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing our hotel again for your recent stay. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your visit. Our team strives to maintain a high standard of service and upkeep, and we regret that we fell short of your expectations. Your concerns about the property's condition, lack of routine maid service, and unavailable amenities have been duly noted, and we are working diligently to address these issues. We appreciate your valuable input and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an improved experience in the future. Your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us. Kind Regards, Butterfly Grove Inn Management
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Chris O'Brien wrote a review May 2021
San Luis Obispo, California13 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I went back and forth about staying here. Last minute addition to a previously planned trip. This place is really run down, the grounds especially. We had a king room that looked nothing like the one pictured. I will say it was clean. Super bright lights on all night made it difficult to sleep. The final two straws, one, the area in which I was told to park, under the eucalyptus trees destroyed my car, sap was impossible to remove. Second, only coffee served wasn’t until 8:00am, was there at 8 and they still couldn’t manage to put out the two pots on an old table in the parking lot. I didn’t spend much on the room and it’s a quick walk to the restaurants but there are so many other, much nicer places. Beware, whatever cleaner they use in the rooms, if you’re sensitive, it is very strong.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from INNsight Reputation Management, Owner at Butterfly Grove Inn
Responded Jun 29, 2021
Dear Chris, Thank you for your valuable feedback on your stay at Butterfly Grove Inn. I'm disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your time with us, and that our employees did not provide you with the level of service for which they are recognized, and that they were unable to meet your expectations. However, we will investigate and ensure that this does not happen again. I hope you will give us another opportunity to earn your faith in our hospitality. Sincerely, Butterfly Grove Inn Management
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LisaPisaPie wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California15 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Butterfly Grove Inn this past weekend. The room was spacious and very clean. Because of where it's located, we were able to quickly get to the coastline or to downtown P.G. The bed was comfortable and the towels were large and plush (which is important to me!).
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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JmarcW asked a question Sep 2018
Santa Rosa, California10 contributions6 helpful votes
Do any of the rooms have patio or balcony?
Answer from E.D.
sacramento,ca38 contributions48 helpful votes
No, they don't. It's an older motel, sort of like the splendid motor courts of decades ago. Try it it...you'll be back.
Lynell J asked a question Aug 2018
Sevierville, Tennessee30 contributions10 helpful votes
Is there still a firepit?
Answer from Peter B
Bloomington2 contributions2 helpful votes
I don't know either, sorry.
Luvs2getawaayy asked a question May 2016
Sacramento, California
Hi! Does this hotel offer air conditioning? Thanks!
Answer from evjenny2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1 contribution
We stayed here at the beginning of May, and really needed the fireplace. They do have vaulted ceilings with a ceiling fan, but no air conditioner. I think being so close to the ocean might make for cooler air than you think.
SnappleSpice asked a question May 2016
New York City, New York555 contributions230 helpful votes
If I book a room for 4 adults, is it possible to add an additional cot for a child?
Answer from 2Freckles
Pleasant Hill, California119 contributions43 helpful votes
The rooms are definitely big enough to accommodate a cot, and I found the hotel very accommodating. I would contact them directly. Enjoy your stay.
G4967CKthomasj wrote a tip Mar 2023
California8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you plan to use the pool/hot tub, make sure they are not scheduled for service when you book room. "
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ikenzS wrote a tip Jan 2023
Lodi, California28 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved our double queen room"
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sfogirl wrote a tip May 2022
santa clara, ca109 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages by the pool"
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Susie W wrote a tip Nov 2021
12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rates in November were very reasonable for a quality establishment."
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lisa m wrote a tip Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms towards the end?"
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
butterfly grove hotel pacific grove, butterfly grove motel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyPacific Grove
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Butterfly Grove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Butterfly Grove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (0.5 miles), Asilomar State Beach (0.6 miles), and Lovers Point Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Butterfly Grove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red House Cafe, Passionfish, and Fandango Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Butterfly Grove Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Pacific Grove.
Are pets allowed at Butterfly Grove Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Butterfly Grove Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (1.8 miles), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (1.7 miles), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (2.8 miles).
Is Butterfly Grove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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