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“Cute but Waterless!”

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Butterfly Grove Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a cute little 60's vintage motel that has been nicely updated and is tucked away far from the hubbub of Monterrey yet close to the beautiful shoreline near the point. It is clean, with spacious rooms and good mattresses and other appointments, albeit a bit sparse given how huge the rooms are.

Complaints are three:
1) The breakfast fare is definitely on the cheap side, even for continental. Tiny cups, limited selection. Sort of a 'Motel 6' free breakfast.
2) The cheapness extends to the soap and shampoo items. Here, it really is Motel 6 level bar of soap that barely covers your thumb.
3) Finally, and this could be the deal breaker for any women whose hair is longer than 4 inches, the shower is an absolute joke. I live in Southern California and well understand the drought situation that we are in. I have stayed in Santa Barbara that probably has the most onerous water usage laws in the world. That said, the water pressure being delivered to this shower head meant that it was little more than a Palm Springs outdoor mister. Taking a shower was a ten minute ordeal and I cannot imagine how someone with long hair could possibly wash their hair. You had to hold the bar of soap directly under the shower head for ten seconds to even get it wet!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ButterflyGroveInn, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thank you for your transparent and honest feedback, As the new management team, we are making several new changes to the facility to address all your points and much more. We have just started, so we are very excited to bring this property to the next level! We truly hope you can give us another chance in the near future.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Large comfortable clean room with good gas fireplace as heating system. Good parking, quiet street, has swimming pool and spa. Great getaway to the lovely town of Pacific Grove. Problem with the room is the shower was too weak to use.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Blummis
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ButterflyGroveInn, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thank you for your feedback! As new management we are beginning to address many of the areas our reviewers have posted. We hope to see you soon, in a new light!

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

This motel saved us from a nightmare experience across the street at Wilkins inn. The room we stayed in was amazing. It was so large, both the room itself and the bathroom, and had a vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. The bed was comfortable too, which is a must. I don't care about flat screen tv's. A good night's rest is what is important. They also have a wonderful hot tub, and a swimming pool. There is also a butterfly grove on the property and the kind and courteous folks who run the motel are so pleasant. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: King bed with fireplace is an amazing room. They feed you continental breakfast.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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ButterflyGroveInn, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to place this review. As new management we have made several new changes to the experience. One in particular is we upgraded every room with HD flat panel TVs with the Directv Residential Experience. We want you to feel like you're at home. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

This little motel was very quaint and somewhat retro. It had very high ceilings and was a nice size room. Loved the cozy comfort it displayed and wasn't like other motels. No one was above us and it had only one connecting wall to another room. The room was clean and the ambience was quite relaxing. Loved the fireplace and bed. Would stay again definitely!

Room Tip: Stay in the duplex cottage it's quieter.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Marilyn W
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ButterflyGroveInn, Guest Relations Manager at Butterfly Grove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are very excited about 2014! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

I don't understand the negative reviews. The motel is quaint looking on the outside, painted pink and at night they turned on little lights in the trees. We were surprised how large our room was when we opened the door. It was clean, and inviting with a very comfortable king size bed, a small table with two chairs. Another reviewer said the the bedding wasn't in good condition. Our bedding was in very good, condition, comfortable and warm. The bathroom tub had jets which we didn't make use of so I can't comment on that. The sink and cabinet looked newer. The TV was a smaller, older type but we got all the channels we usually watch so it was fine. We liked the room heater which was an electric fireplace that had a fan switch to force the warm air out into the room and heated the room very well. The continental breakfast was muffins, very fresh and delicious, bananas, cold cereal, toast, orange juice and coffee although there was a coffee pot in the room. The people who work here were very helpful and nice. The really great thing about the hotel's location is that it is right next to the Monarch Butterfly Grove. The butterflies migrate from October to March so it's very convenient to be right next to it and walk over to watch them flying around in the trees. If we come back to Pacific Grove we've decided this is the place we'll stay again. If you're looking for a modern, generic chain type hotel this isn't it. But if you're looking for a place to stay that is quiet and feels homey and comfortable you might want to try staying at the Butterfly Grove Inn. .

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed here one night. The motel has had no improvements for years except perhaps the beds. If you like no upgrades and want to pay top dollar, this is for you. We were amazed at the good reviews. Perhaps these folks have not stayed in other places in Pacific Grove and Carmel. It could be very charming if the owners replaced the TV,and upgraded the bathrooms.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at the room close to the office. It has a high cleiling and is a large room. Very clean. Has Jacuzii tub in the bathroom. Has a nice pool area with hot tub too.

Lots of good resturants on Lighthouse Ave, the same romanic street as the hotel....

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mar J
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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range: $83 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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