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“One of the great B&B's of the USA”
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Seven Gables Inn
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Adelaide, Australia
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1,330 reviews
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“One of the great B&B's of the USA”
Reviewed January 6, 2010

This is a great B&B, spoilt by one thing.

Last time we stayed there, the breakfast was really only ordinary. However, on our previous stay, it was fine.

Putting that aside, this is a great place to stay- it is a magnificent building, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to Lovers Point in Monterey.

The rooms are elegant- all have a self contained bathroom.

The furnishings are exquisite.

The lounge area for guests is beautifully decorated and furnished in period style, with genuine and valuable antique furniture.

The hospitality generally is superb- wine and cheese is served during the afternoon.

When you stay here, you are able to enjoy gracious living in a romantic setting.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2009

I loved Seven Gables Inn Bed and Breakfast! Our room was small, but very comfortable and super clean! Awesome views from our room, breakfast room and reception area. Breakfast was good and staff was so friendly and helpful. Stay here, you won't be disappointed! I already plan to go back, but this time not for work, but for fun!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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Sunny California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2009

This is a great place to stay when you want the very best in location, a beautiful room and excellent guest services. You will not be disappointed, this is a picture perfect property with excellent ocean views from almost every room. The Inn itself is very well kept, the rooms are luxurious and very clean. Our stay included a nice ocean view room(Seascape room) with a full breakfast (meat, eggs, various sweet and regular breads, fruit and coffee, tea, juice, etc.) nightly wine and cheese, nightly fresh baked cookies and milk and bed turn down service. The Inns staff were all very friendly and attentive to anything we asked for, house keeping staff were friendly and did an excellent job every day of our stay. We will stay here again the next time we visit the Pacific Grove, Carmel and Monterey area because the accomodations and service at this Bed and Breakfast Inn is outstanding and every expectation was absolutely, positively fulfilled! We had the best 3 day getaway experience ever here.........

The Toms- Elk Grove, CA.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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larkspur
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40 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2009

The Seven Gables is large enough, and so well staffed, that it seems more like a fine small hotel, rather than a B and B. The reception/concierge desk is always open during the day. There's a bellman, if needed. The breakfast is exceptionally prepared and the dining room staff is professional.

At the same time, there are enough individual touches in the decor to banish any of the institutional feel of a typical hotel. However, there is a downside to this. At least in the room we occupied (the Mayfair), instead of a closet there was only an armoire, with a short "front to back" hanging rack that made it impossible to remove one garment without also re-arranging three or four others. Also, the furnishings in the room were a bit "tired." On the positive side, the housekeeping service was fine, the bed was entirely comfortable, and the view of the ocean, while only partial, was lovely.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2009

The Seven Gables Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. I saw on their website that they were chosen as one of the 10 most romantic inns in America, and I would now agree. We have stayed in some great places in the past, but this one has to be one of our all-time favorites now! First of all, the room was very clean and comfortable. But the view was wonderful! We had 2 windows that overlooked the coast, where we could watch the otters, seals, etc, and see beautiful sunrises. We so enjoyed just leaving our windows open and hearing the waves throughout our entire stay. It was great not having a TV to distract from the beauty of this place. We didn't miss it at all! Secondly, the staff was very helpful, and served a delicious breakfast. It was worth waking up for. The only downside to this inn was the parking availability. There is only 5 or 6 parking spots at the inn, and the rest is on the street. There were a couple of times when we found it difficult to find a space, but this was only a minor inconvenience. I would highly recommend this to any couple celebrating an anniversary or other occasion. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Maryland
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Inn for 5 days this past October. We chose this Inn based on the reviews posted on tripadvisor. Well, it met or exceeded all of our expectations. There was not one thing we could find fault with and would definitely stay here again if and when we return to this area.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey, USA
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2009

My husband and I decided to explore the Monterey Coast during our recent trip to California. In researching on the internet, we happened upon Seven Gables Inn and decided it would be a great "home base" for the traveling we planned to do (Big Sur, Point Lobos, Monterey Cannery, Monterey Jazz Festival).

In addition to being a fabulous location, the food and service provided to us during our stay was top notch. It was, by far, the best B&B experience we have had in years - it exceeded our expectations. This B&B is priced on the high side, but is worth every penny. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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