Well, it's true, this is a "tech free" spot. Its strange to not have anything in the room for coffee/tea, internet, tv. Even tho I may never touch any of those things i have grown accostomed to having them available.
The rooms are clean and "rustic." Our bathroom had a corner shower stall with old but clean grout and a very old low toilet with a small sink(see photo).
Our bed was brand new as they are replacing all of them this month. Be prepared, a lot of the beds are doubles, few are larger. We slept well, if not a little cramped.
We paid the extra to have a fridge brought in and it works perfectly with little noise.
The fireplace in our room was replenished each day with new fuel.
I agree with other reviewers, the food and food service is good. Our gluten free requirements were met with understated attention and care, i.e. they kept the fuss minimal and the smiles plentiful. For conference center food it was top notch, enhanced by all organic.
This isn't the St Francis, yet it's not dumpy either. It's a true representation of a "rustic getaway." Livable. The sun just came out...when I took the walking path to lunch, a crystal clear view of the ocean framed by stands of Monterey Cypress, stole my breath away. When I caught my breath, it was full of the scent of pines warming in the sun. Come to the rustic and bathe in the magnificent...the California Coast at it's scenic best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This refuge by the sea is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white sand beaches. Situated along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar offers historic lodging with views of the forest, surf and sand, plus unique conference spaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asilomar Conference Grounds Hotel Pacific Grove
- Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove
- Asilomar Conference Center
- Asilomar Hotel