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Bide-A-Wee-Inn & Cottages
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed at Bide-A-Wee over New Years and had a double queen room which was comfy for 3 of us. We really enjoyed the fireplace and the location, it was a quick walk to Asilomar Beach. I noticed that more than a few guests at this motel had dogs with them and I think that must be the biggest draw to Bide-A-Wee. Overall I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to friends because it is in a quiet area and close to the beach.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed at Bide-A-Wee this September for our second time. We had a king room which was fine, but would have upgraded to a king cottage had I known it wasn't real roomy.

Most of all we love the location! It is only a long block away from Asilomar beach area. The local cemetery and golf course are about a block away and a hang out for the many deer in the area. I took walks along the bay almost every day. We only saw the sun about once during our 5 day stay but the weather was very mild.

Room Tip: Cottage rooms or 1 bedroom are the best.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed here one night while in Monterey, and loved this place. So cozy and quiet, very nice room and good, comfy bed. Everything was clean and the grounds well kept. Would definetly come back and recommend. The staff was very helpful, and we got a good breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We just spent four nights at the Bide-A-Wee Inn and Cottages. We have stayed at the Bide-A-Wee Inn before and prefer the cottages"....#101, 102 and #103. Unfortunately, they were booked so we got to try two new room configurations. Two nights in a "King" and two nights in a "Deluxe King".

The "King" was the smallest unit containing a king bed, a flat screen TV, micro, mini fridge and small kitchen counter with a sink plus a table and two chairs.

The "Deluxe King" was a much larger unit with a separate living room and a couch and table, a very "fake" fireplace, a much larger kitchen with a micro and mini fridge.

We much preferred the "Deluxe King", but it will probably come as no surprise if I say that the "Deluxe King" was also more expensive.

The continental breakfast is nothing to write home about. Actually, my wife and I both talked about how easy it would be to jazz up the whole place a little bit. A better breakfast and a few nice pictures on the walls would go a long way to make it more "inn-like". Right now it comes across as more of a "motel".

Let me add that the rooms are clean and so are the grounds. And...the location is unbeatable. A short block to the Asilomar State Beach...!!

Service: This is where we have a few issues with the Bide-A-Wee Inn.

It could be a language problem. We did have a tough time trying to get the difference between a "King" and a "Deluxe King" sorted out over the phone.

In any case, the 72 hour cancellation requirement came up on a Sunday night...the same day as our dog got sick. We called and asked if they would extend the deadline until Monday noon giving us a chance to take our dog to the vet Monday morning before deciding which way to go. The answer was "no"...!! Granted...they are within their rights to say "no", but we're equally within our rights to bring this issue up in a review of the place. The "no" didn't sit well with us...!!! The place was not fully booked when we got there so what would a little cooperation have cost them...!!

This "no" is costing them a 4-rating. We'll go back....we're just miffed as we feel that the front desk could have handled this much better...!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is the cutest little place. Everything was clean, and the grounds well kept. We had our two little dogs with us. Nice big yard area to take them to. I am a fan of old motor inns, and this one has been redone very nicely. We will be coming back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We just returned from spending 2 nights at this great little motel...we loved it! We really enjoyed Pacific Grove and particularly the Bide-A-Wee Inn. No, this isn't a fancy hotel...just a cute, well-kept motel in a residential setting with lots of trees around, a relaxing atmosphere, and down the street from the ocean. We had our little dog with us and it was perfect....lots of grass areas with picnic tables and chairs. Our room was great...we were in Room 117, which is a 1 bedroom suite. It is an end unit with a private entry on the side...nice size bedroom with dresser, 2 night stands, king bed & flat screen TV. The living room was very large with a couch, coffee table, flat screen TV and fireplace. We had a nice kitchen area...no stove but a microwave, refrigerator, sink, counter, etc. It was like having our own little apartment in the forest...just perfect. We were convenient to everything...a short drive to Monterey, Carmel, 17 mile drive, etc. and we really enjoyed spending time in Pacific Grove....a very cute place. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are very clean and everything is well maintained. It is a simple continental breakfast but met our needs just fine. We really enjoyed this motel. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Monterey area and highly recommend the Bide-A-Wee Inn for a great vacation.

Room Tip: Room 117 is absolutely perfect...toward the back of the property so it is very quiet..the room is ve...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Unfriendly staff, far from everywhere, very basic motel room at quite expensive rate. Even if there is a toaster, it triggers fire alarm after the first toast! positive point, beds are very comfortable. Very very basic breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bide-A-Wee-Inn & Cottages

Address: 221 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2005
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Pacific Grove
Price Range: $82 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bide-A-Wee-Inn & Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint and Quiet Lodging in Pacific Grove, CaliforniaThe Bide-A-Wee Inn and Cottages is a quaint and quiet rustic inn on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula offering pet friendly lodging accommodations. Nestled in a beautifully wooded area on Asilomar Blvd., in Pacific Grove CA, the Bide-A-Wee is just a 3 minute walk from the Pacific Ocean, Point Pinos Lighthouse and the Pacific Grove Golf course. Enjoy miles of beautiful walk and bike paths, or experience the "17 Mile Drive", one of the most famous and magnificent stretches of road in the country, which showcases the spectacular Pacific shoreline and vast ocean view. Just minutes away are the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, as well as the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links.The Bide-A-Wee Inn & Cottages is just a 10 minute drive away from Carmel and all Monterey tourist attractions, and many of the finest restaurants and shops are just a 5 minute drive away. ... more   less 
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