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Review of Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

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Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Gosby House. Comfortable and attractive accommodations in a lovely, walkable area of Pacific Grove, only a mile from Monterey's Cannery Row but very far from the loud touristic vibe of that area. Lots of good places to eat in the blocks around Gosby House. Also a very nice coffee shop and bookstore, and a movie theater. The staff was all very friendly and helpful; Ben, at the front desk, was a standout. The morning full breakfast is hot and delicious and very filling, and the evening wine and cheese was a nice occasion to unwind. My only request: please improve the wifi reception so it is accessible throughout the property.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

I decided for my 60th birthday that I wanted to return to Calif., specifically the Monterey area which is my favorite place in the world. We both love Pacific Grove, so Gosby House was a logical choice. Located right in the downtown area of PG, everything is within walking distance including Cannery Row. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. It was like being at home, very quiet, wonderful accommodations; managers reception is a nice touch and the breakfast was actually better than I expected. The people there were very friendly and accommodating. We brought our own bottle of wine which they put on ice and delivered in the evening to our room with two glasses. With cheese and crackers from the parlor we were all set. Can't wait to return...

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ben Lomond, California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have stayed at the Gosby House, a B&B, many times over the last 15-20 years and find that it has taken a turn for the worse in small ways. The evening happy-hour snack use to have some hot item, such as soup or quiche, along with the usual cheese, veggies and dip, but no longer. Every room use to have a stuffed bear to greet you, but no longer. Sharon, the main receptionist in the a.m., has always been a delight- courteous, helpful, discerning, friendly, and professional, with a great memory. The rest of the receptionists, which seem to change every visit, are hit and miss. The rooms are comfortable, although very expensive, and have been upgraded with flat-screen TVs. We will continue to stay there, as there are few places in Pacific Grove that will rent a room for one weekend night. But we would love to see some of the dropped items brought back.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FSInns, Manager at Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post about your recent stay at Gosby House Inn. We pay close attention to guests’ preferences, and are constantly making improvements to accommodate them. For example, because the vast majority of our guests have dinner reservations and tell us they want to save their appetites, we have responded by serving lighter fare during our late afternoon tea. Heartier items, such as our popular quiches, are still served with our signature breakfast in the morning.

I am sure you understand that over more than 30 years -- and a lot of visitors through our doors -- updating décor periodically is important to keep things in tip-top shape. We certainly wouldn’t want guests saying our inn looks worn out, so we refresh things when necessary. Wallpaper and fabric needs to be replaced periodically; we have recently re-papered all the rooms, re-upholstered lobby furnishings, and installed new window treatments. Guests want televisions in their rooms, and our new flat panel screens are an unobtrusive solution. Our teddy bears are still available at the front desk, but most guests now prefer a more streamlined look in their rooms.

The Monterey Peninsula is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and we strive to offer excellent value at a comparably affordable price. Our midweek specials and packages, complimentary extras such as breakfast, afternoon tea and hors d’oeuvres, use of our bicycles and more make Gosby House Inn a place with many loyal, repeat guests. We are honored to count you among them.

Warmly,
Sharon Carey
Innkeeper, Gosby House Inn
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

My wife and I made last minute plans to come out west during the Memorial Day weekend. Had been calling around for a nice place to stay in the Monterey/Pacific Grove area, everything was solid booked for the holiday weekend. Called the morning of, and the nice lady at Gosby informed me they had a no-show and there was a room available. Great service and very nice staff, room was well appointed, bitings & wine for social hour. Perfect location as a base for exploring the Peninsula!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington state
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66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

On a trip down the coast, we happened upon this lovely Inn. Our time was limited so we did not get to spend as much time as we would have liked but it was nice. The breakfast was a delight and it was very pleasant to chat with other visitors. Much like the old "boarding houses" of the past but with a much better character. The hosts were very nice and the property itself was comfortable and beautiful to look at.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sharon, MA
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful days in Pacific Grove at this beautiful inn. The staff is friendly and helpful, our room was perfect (including grab bars in the bathroom) and the breakfasts are fantastic. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I loved this place. It was our honeymoon and the staff recognized our occasion by having balloons and a lovely personal note in our room. We loved the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres as well as the turn down service and the fresh cookies. The breakfast was really good and the staff were so nice and personable. The town of Pacific Grove was one of our most favorite places we visited and the Gosby House was our favorite accommodation. I highly recommend this lovely place!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

Property: Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
Address: 643 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gosby House Inn - A Four Sisters Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Monterey Peninsula, the Gosby House Inn in Pacific Grove has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. This cheerful yellow and white Victorian mansion, with its carefully tended gardens and central patio, sets the standard for gracious innkeeping. Restaurants, shops and a scenic shoreline walking and biking path are just a few blocks from the Gosby House Inn, the choice for romance on the Monterey Peninsula.This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B. ... more   less 
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