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“More than a Room, an Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Martine Inn
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LakeTahoe, California
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“More than a Room, an Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2005

What a great experience and location! We expect B&Bs to be more than just a room and the Martine Inn met that expectation. We were hosting guests from Florida and stayed to divide our trip from Tahoe to Santa Barbara. We slept to the slap of the waves and enjoyed the wonderful gourmet breakfast and friendly efficient service. All staff were extremely helpful. The personal touches including the antique cars added to the experience. Thank you. We hope to be back soon and often.

  • Stayed April 2005
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2005

This place has an outstanding location. We stayed in the pineapple room for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The first afternoon, we walked four blocks to the Aquarium and then returned for a wine and food reception at 5:30. It was plentiful with fruit, vegetables, cheese and baked cheese and wine. We then sat in the front parlor room and watched the ocean pound on the rocks. I explored the inn for an hour and admired the antiques, the classic cars, and the days gone by in Pacific Grove. We spent the evening reading bound issues of Life magazine from 1939 and 1940.
The following day, we had a great breakfast and watched the ocean from the dining room. The staff is very attentive and they will help you with any problems. We explored the Cathedral of Monterey St. Charles Borromeo church and found it to be the predecessor to the Carmel Mission. It has wonderful art work and atmosphere.
In the evening, we walked from our room to downtown Pacific Grove and ate at a local restaurant. We walked back on the ocean path to the Martine Inn and ate some fresh chocolate chip cookies and tea that are always available. The people who complain about this place probably have too much money at their disposal. They should stay somewhere else. We enjoyed it immensely and would like to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2005

My partner and I stayed here this past fall and were quite disenchanted. Like the previous reviewers we found the property in need of a much overdue face lift. The food is definitely not in the five star range. We live in New Jersey and dine quite a bit in NYC, so I think we have some basis for comparison. Our import/export business takes us to many beautiful locales and we would love to find the perfect boutique style hotel in the Monterrey Peninsula on our next visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2005

Went to Martine Inn last weekend and was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the harsh reviews given. The breakfast and evening meals were absolutely delicious and VERY large portions, the rooms were quiet and clean (though a little outdated). Warning: The room I was in (the Rolled Oak room) was small in size compared to the others I walked through. Overall enjoyed the location, service, and overall experience at this B&B

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Property: Martine Inn
Address: 255 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2914
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Martine Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine walking out the front door of your beautifully appointed room and gazing at a beachfront paradise. Take a few steps and smell the ocean and hear the baby seals as they sun themselves. The Martine Inn, a Pacific Grove hotel, provides the perfect romantic getaway for people who love nature and beachfront activities. The Martine Inn overlooks Monterey Bay and provides pristine views of the coastline. The hotel features amenities including:- Romantic Ideal Location- Stroll to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row- Complimentary Gourmet Breakfast- Complimentary Evening Wine & Hors d'oeuvres. Complimentaty Wi-Fi. Library, Conference Room, Game Room with Billiards and Ping Pong Tables. Vintage MG Car disply. Escape to the Martine Inn for an unparalleled experience! ... more   less 
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Martine Hotel Pacific Grove
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