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“Friendly staff, clean rooms, good breakfast....” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pacific Gardens Inn
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, clean rooms, good breakfast....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

My wife and I have stayed many many times over the years at Pacific Gardens. Including a 10 day stay last week. Our daughter and family live in Pacific Grove and we always stay at this nice inn. Has an old-time feel but up to date on all factors. Robert, who I think is the manager, good not be more accommodating and that is true of the rest of the staff as well. Can walk to the ocean/beach is less than 5 minutes. Fireplace in the rooms makes it very cozy in the evenings. Continental breakfast is excellent. Bagels, good muffins, great tea selection, etc etc. Not fancy (thank goodness) but darn near perfect.

Room Tip: The suites are great and not that much more expensive.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank emma1dog
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Old bridge, NJ
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed in this Inn to attend a conference t Asilomar Conference center. The rooms are comfortable, the hotel staff very courteous. the BF is OK and the location is nice opposite to the Asilomar Conference center on a quiet road only 5 minutes walk to the ocean beach area. The staff was very helpful and happy to offer any service needed. The front office closes at 9.00 p.m but if you need them, you can ring and they are happy to attend to you. I took a cab from Monterey Airport which took only 20 minutes. The hotel arranges for early morning taxi service if you need to take an early a.m flight.

Room Tip: Try rooms to the back of the property to avoid late night cars travelling on Asilomar Road.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank biopharm34
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Central Valley, CA
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our three-day getaway in the Central Coast of California was anchored at the Pacific Gardens B&B in Pacific Grove. Room 117, although not a fancy accommodation, was perfect for us as we had our bikes with us and enjoyed the extra room. A fridge, popcorn and popcorn maker, fireplace, and Direct TV reception were provided. The staff was extremely accommodating, offering us the opportunity to plug in our electric car during our stay. Breakfast in the common room off the Registration area was very good-- pastries (which were different each morning we were there), bagels, cereals and hard-boiled eggs were served. Coffee was by Seattle's Best and very good. We walked to Asilomar State Beach in about 5-10 minutes and to the Fishwife Restaurant down the end of Asilomar Way in about 15. Other than cycling, we really enjoyed hiking at the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, south of Carmel. On Monday afternoon the PG Farmer's Market was an opportunity to sample the various food trucks and peruse all the organic offerings displayed in tents up and down the street. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Room 117 did not have a room above it, thus offering a more quiet environment.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bikerchick66
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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96 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very cozy lodge-like setting in beautiful, quiet, forest surroundings. Close to most attractions with easy accessibility. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Some rooms have kitchenettes and fireplaces. We didn't have kitchenette but we didn't need it for this visit. I like having access to all those t.v. channels when it's time to relax. Will return for third visit later in year.

Room Tip: If you have kids and need kitchenette, just request it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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2 Thank Jill M
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had a great stay in the 2 BR suite with our two boys, aged 3 and 1. Plenty of room to spread out with separate bedrooms, a nice living room, kitchen, and dining area. While it's not luxury, it's perfectly nice, clean and comfortable. The few hazards for our kids, like the fireplace poker, were easily put out of reach. If you are hard-core about childproofing, you might worry about a few exposed outlets, and the accordian closet doors in the bedrooms might pinch little fingers, but we had no problems. The location can't be beat, across the street from lovely Asilomar, with meadows, a beach, tidepoools, and a nice cafe next to a huge deck. Our room was also nice and quiet, and full of light. At $200/night, it seemed a little pricey until we considered the substantial money we saved by bringing groceries from home and cooking in the unit - huge savings.

We appreciated the good service from the front desk. A bedside light was not working, and maintenance people arrived within 2 minutes of my call to fix it.

Breakfast was very basic - cold cereal and bagels, hard boiled eggs, bananas, juice, coffee tea. No hot entrees, but good enough for our little guys.

Only less-than-great features. One was the shower-head. I'm 5'8", and the water came out at the level of my chin, and felt like sandpaper. A new showerhead would fix that problem. The other feature that could be better was the bed - it was rather hard, not as soft and comfy as at a higher-end hotel.

This was SOOO much more comfortable and relaxing than a basic hotel room. We would definitely stay here again with our small kids.

Room Tip: Try to get a second floor room. First floor rooms can be a little dark.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AmieeandJohn
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HospatalityArtist, Owner at Pacific Gardens Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for the Great Review your children were wonderful! I also changed out the shower head. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Napa, California
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I have been regularly been staying at this hotel for a few years. It has an excellant location adjacent to Asilomar Conference center in Pacific Grove. While it does not have any particular views from the property, the are just a brief walk away. There is also a city operated shuttle bus that stops outside that can take you downtown, the acquarium, or other locations on the peninsula.
The "Inn" itself consists of half a dozen free standing buildings of one and two story, with an office out front and a hot tub area in the center. The grounds are well kept, although I noticed that some of the wooden facings and balconies needed attention. All the rooms that we have used were in good shape, although maybe a little aged. The carpets were clean, beds comfortable, and bathrooms sparkling. Many rooms have refrigerators. All of them seem to have coffee makers and airpop popcorn makers. What we really enjoy are the wood burning fireplaces, The Inn provides nice split oak logs that you can burn. The fireplaces have gas log lighters to keep the wood going and wire and glass surrounds to keep the fire inside. Extra firewood is readily available. Be sure to crack the window or the room can get smokey. Nothing more romantic than a crackling fire!
The Inn recently updated to satellite TV and improved the wireless internet. No complaints about that, but the TVs are the crummy tube type. Hopefully that will improve soon?
Your room also includes a continental breakfast served in the lobby. We saw bagesls, toast, pastries, hardboiled eggs, cold cereal and microwave hot cereal. Coffee and OJ were good. In the evening they serve wine with cheese and crackers.
Our interactions with the staff have always been good.
This Inn offers especially good rates during the offseason.

Room Tip: Definately get a room with a fireplace!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Loren H
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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

My nephew and I spent a night here in early August. We left Yosemite in the morning and had breakfast in Oakhurst. The temperature in Oakhurst was 100 degrees. 20 minutes outside of Pacific Grove the temperature had dropped to 60. The check-in and check-out process was easy and swift. The staff members were courteous and helpful. They gave me advice about what to do during our short stay. We were both extremely disappointed with the Monterey Aquarium.
We stayed in room 104 at the Inn. There was some road noise and voices carried from a nearby establishment at night. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast had the usual fare. Would stay again in Pacific Grove over Monterey.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Pacific Gardens Inn
Address: 701 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3701
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
#3 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#5 Romantic Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pacific Gardens Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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