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Butterfly Grove Inn
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, California, USA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good location”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at this motel. We liked the location, a little off the main byway, next to the Eucalyptus grove where the Monarch butterflies congregate, and close to a rustic residential area. There are two groups of motel rooms, one near trees and the motel grounds, the other facing the swimming pool. We stayed in the latter, which did get the noise from adults and children by the pool. The other string of rooms would be preferable for quiet. Our room was clean, bright, and spacious with the usual amenities plus a high ceiling and a gas fireplace. We would stay here again. We liked that it isn't upscale and pretentious.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed here for several nights hoping for a quiet and comfortable experience, close to the coast and Pacific Grove. The room was a good size with high ceilings, fridge, microwave and hot tub bath. But the walls are thin and you can hear most things next door plus the fact many of the rooms back onto the parking area of apartments. The breakfast was uninspiring and limited.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Stuttgart, Germany
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We upgraded at the last minute to a family suite. It was in an old two story house that was darling but definitely old. The windows were thin and rickety and it was cold much of the night. The rooms were quaint though and the location is not bad. Yes you need to drive to the aquarium and beach but it isn't far at all! A bit pricey without the discount we received, and not worth it without the discount. Quiet area, you can see the ocean through the trees on the second floor. Pool seemed cold at 74 and hot tub was broken. Bathroom was very old and bathtub had no stopper for taking a bath.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Roseville, California
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57 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Butterfly Grove Inn and our overall experience was average. The positives - our room was nice sized with cathedral ceilings and clean. It was also in a quiet location near 17 Mile Drive, but a bit of a walk to the ocean or Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Butterfly Grove Inn is more a motel than an inn and really showing its age. The bedspread and sheets were old, worn and needed replacing. The sink in the bathroom was cracked, but worked. There wasn't any counter space at all in the bathroom and a flimsy rack to place cosmetics and toiletries. The TV was a pre-flat screen, HDTV style and maybe had a 13" screen. The small refrigerator and microwave oven was an added convenience, but the refrigerator was unknowingly set so high that it literally froze our fresh fruit we brought along. The cathedral ceilings and sky light were nice, but the room needed additional lighting especially at the desk. Our stay came with a continental breakfast, but the choices were very limited and there was no place to sit and eat in the small lobby/breakfast area except one sofa. We visit the Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel area about once per year and will certainly stay at another hotel next time - Abrego Inn or Spindrift Inn on our next trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deerlijk
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66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Quiet location close to beach and ocean, good quality, clean large room. Continental breakfast OK, internet connection without problem. Wellcome at reception might be "warmer", was rather cool but accurate.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We are finishing up an eight day stay at the Butterfly Grove Inn. This is our second long stay at this location and we could not be happier with our surroundings.
If you are looking for the comforts of a Hyatt or Marriott, don’t bother looking here. But if you are looking for a place that you want to kick back, put your feet up and relax in the quiet surroundings, this is the place. The hotel located next to the Monarch Butterfly preserve with towering trees at least 60-70 feet high and there is a walking path from the driveway. The start of the path also has a memorial bench to John Denver. The ocean is maybe a 2 minute drive away and there are plenty of hiking trails for strolling about.
Nature is all around; the deer are constant visitors as are many other types of wildlife. Have your camera with you, the deer just seem to show up for photo ops. The rooms are very quiet and there is little traffic in the area and no road noise. Downtown Pacific Grove is only a couple of minutes away as is Monterey Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf. Pt. Pinos lighthouse is a short walk away.
Since our last visit, the hotel has been going thru renovations. We had the 2 room/2 bath suite with a fireplace. Our room was large and clean; new counters, paint, new furniture. The only quark was the microwave labels were in Spanish, but still pretty easy to figure out.
There are many places to stay in Pacific Grove/Monterey, but this is our favorite!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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San Bernardino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was the 2nd time we stayed at the Butterfly Grove Inn. We stayed here several years ago because we wanted to be close to Asilomar State Beach and be close to Monterey and Carmel. Pacific Grove is located between Monterey and Carmel near the 17 Mile Drive.

While the hotel is an older property, we had a nice large room with vaulted ceilings, a king bed and futon. They had a refrigerator and microwave in the room as well. They offered a continental breakfast with rolls, fruit, toast, cereal, etc.

It only takes a few minutes to drive down to the beach. My husband jogged to the beach and ran for miles on the trails near the beach. Many people go to the beach in the evening to see the sun set. It only takes minutes to drive to Monterey and Carmel to see the sights and drive back to Pacific Grove. It was quiet and peaceful here. A deer walked by the office while we were having breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Butterfly Grove Inn
Address: 1073 Lighthouse Ave, near Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2357
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Butterfly Grove Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rest assured knowing you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging in Pacific Grove, CA. We offer a variety of lodging options suitable for any California traveler.Located near the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, our Inn makes for beautiful views from nearly every room, with some rooms facing the popular butterfly grove. Deer are a frequent sight on our grounds. You can hear the barking of the seals and crashing waves, enhancing the peaceful atmosphere of the Inn. ... more   less 
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