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“Great spot with great views!”
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Seven Gables Inn
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Martinez, California
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“Great spot with great views!”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Fabulous location. Our room didn't have a full view, but we opted not to be on the ground
floor with people walking by. There are restaurants you can walk to that are wonderful
and the breakfast was delicious!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We just stayed at the Seven Gables Inn, for one night, a week ago. We stayed in the Ocean Mist room, which is an incredibly huge room, with a breath-taking ocean view. There is a street that runs in front of the inn between the ocean and the property. You could hear the ocean with the windows open but with the street noise (it is not a busy road) we were unable to keep the windows open while we slept. There is no AC, TV or phone, which I knew and was not a problem for us. The breakfast was delicious and the hosts are gracious. We did have one problem: my husband has a severe feather allergy and I had requested a feather-free room. Upon our arrival, no less than three people assured us that they had removed the feather bedding, including the woman that showed us the room. I took their word for it and didn't check until bedtime and was disappointed to find out that there were feather pillows and a feather comforter on the bed. We have experienced this problem before at many hotels but I think a small inn at these prices should have done a better job of following up on their maids. I put the comforter and pillows in the armoire and my husband slept with towels rolled up. I mentioned this when I checked out and the woman at the desk apologized but that was all.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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swheelwright, Owner at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
We appreciate all the time and effort that this guest took to give such a detailed review and express her opinion about Seven Gables Inn’s accommodations and customer service. We are happy to hear that they enjoyed the lovely Ocean Mist room and how much they enjoyed their breakfast which we serve overlooking scenic Lover’s Point.

We do want to apologize to these guests who experienced a rare glitch in our customer service follow through. The down comforter and 2 down pillows (of the 5 pillows in the room) were not removed from the room as they requested. For that we are truly sorry. Our front desk staff and housekeeping staff did not follow through as was requested by these guests and scheduled to be done prior to their arrival.

There is somebody on site easily accessible 24 hours a day both directly and by phone. The contact phone numbers, day and night, are prominently displayed in each room so that our guests can contact us for assistance at all times. We sincerely wish that these guests had notified us and we would have changed the comforter to a non-down comforter immediately, no matter the time of day. There are 5 pillows on each bed: 2 large down pillows and 3 fiberfill pillows which we point out during the check-in tour. Also, in each room is a large, king-size, fluffy extra blanket which could have been used as an alternative bed covering if they did not want to contact anyone to make the change in comforters.

We do not have air conditioning in any of our rooms, nor do any houses and very few hotels in the entire Monterey area. We are blessed with temperatures in Pacific Grove that do not vary much more than 20 degrees any time of the year. 60-65 is our typical high in summer or winter. In fact, the day that they stayed in mid-February the high was 59 and the low was 46.

Pacific Grove is a very quiet town. Along Ocean View Blvd, our front street and on the side street that the Ocean Mist overlooks there are very, very few cars at night on either of the streets so we are amazed that they refer to “traffic noise” as a problem unless they retired early in the evening before 7pm. In addition, the day they stayed with us was the Monday of the Presidents' Day Weekend and the majority of tourists visiting for this weekend had left the area.

Again, our sincere apologies for not delivering the level of service that these guests expected and deserved. I can personally assure them that if they were to stay with us on their next trip to California, they will have a seamless stay.
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Absolutely beautiful location with a grand view of Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The Inn is a glorious Victorian with greats rooms that each offer a different feel. We state there on our honeymoon in 1993 and returned last in 2013. We truly wish we could go every year, but it's a big world. The Breakers Room is the crown jewel and we planned far enough ahead to get it for our most recent stay. Beautiful front porch for the morning sun and a back porch that allowed us to watch the long lovely sunset at night with many other guests. Everyone is friendly and relaxed. Who wouldn't be? It's the Super Bowl of B&Bs with a terrific breakfast, pleasant accommodating staff and an ambiance that has to be experienced. Can't say enough about the Inn and the area. Go before you die!

Room Tip: There is not a bad room in the place, but the first floor provides the nicest views of the water.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodinville
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Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd time staying here & we'll definitely be back for a 3rd! This time, we shared a 2 bedroom suite with our pals, who were also celebrating their 19th anniversary. Each of the bedrooms had a king size bed with luxury linens & en suite bathroom. The complimentary breakfasts are amazing & generous & all of the employees are warm & friendly. The beach is directly across the street, with a walking trail!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Glendora, California
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at the Seven Gables Inn. The scenery was breath taking from our room, the Seascape. The room was clean, comfortable and took you back to a time when time seemed to run at a slower pace. The staff was warm, friendly and accommodating. This is a place that I would visit over and over again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Texas
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed one night in the Stevenson room. It was a bit more than we normally like to pay, but we are so glad that we did. It was a wonderful place to stay. The room itself was lovely with a very nice marble bathroom. The view to the Pacific Ocean from the front windows was also fantastic. The property is very well cared for and the grounds are beautifully manicured. Wine and cheese in the evening was very nice as was the cookies and milk. Breakfast was also delicious and was served in their ocean view dining room. The staff were all fantastic and eager to please. While the nightly rate may be higher than some of the larger hotels around, you get a lot more for your money - lots of little extras that the hotels do not provide (not to mention free parking, breakfast, wine & cheese, milk & cookies, and every room comes with an ocean view). I would highly recommend staying at Seven Gables Inn. It is one of our new favorite places to stay in the world.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

This was my first time staying at this Inn and it was an AMAZING experience! It is pristine on the exterior and interior -- well maintained & clean! It's a warm and inviting B&B given the numerous windows letting in all the natural light, the staff that are willing to go beyond to accommodate you and, of course, the tremendous views of The Pacific Ocean from any window! Too, it is a lovely 1-mile stroll to The Monterey Bay Aquarium and a 5-minute walk to Lover's Point - The Seven Gables Inn is ideally located.

I stayed in The Fairmount room (2nd floor) and the bed was of the utmost comfort with sheets that were the softest I'd ever laid upon! My windows opened up directly to views of The Pacific Ocean that soothed me to sleep. The shower >> AWESOME! For all of us who struggle to operate a new shower for the first time, this was a breeze -- an ocean breeze! It had one knob that turned in one direction that allowed the water to become hotter -- so easy! Breakfast >> couldn't get enough! It was served in their dining room located in The Beach House and again, gorgeous views directly of The Pacific! The Staff served the beverages as you were able to pick what you wanted to eat as it was buffet style but everything was freshly made that morning and hot. It was an extravagant array of foods to choose from -- hot oatmeal or a variety of cold cereals, three different types of breakfast breads, fresh fruit platter with pineapple, blackberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, etc., polenta eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, applewood chicken sausages, breakfast potatoes and then various juices, teas and coffee. This was all for one breakfast! They mentioned the breakfasts change daily but I loved this one!

I will certainly come back!

Room Tip: Rooms in the "Main House" or "Beach House" have the BEST views of The Pacific. T...
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Green Features: Very good practices -- towel re-use program, Energy Star light bulbs as well as appliances in Guest Rooms/Kitchen & window film that locks in energy, etc.
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Seven Gables Inn
Address: 555 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2653
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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 #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seven Gables Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven Gables Inn overlooks beautiful Monterey Bay and offers dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and coastal mountains from all directions. ALL OCEAN VIEW ROOMS with ensuite bathrooms. Complimentary bountiful breakfast served in the oceanfront dining room overlooking Lover's Point cove. Complimentary afternoon wine and cheese pouring only Monterey County wines. Complimentary evening housemade cookies and milk to finish your day. Complimentary high speed WIFI. Free parking. Close to Monterey Aquarium, Cannery Row, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel, Big Sur and other scenic sights. View our website for additional information on rooms and special rates. ... more   less 
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