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“Good base for exploring the Monterey Bay area”

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Pacific Gardens Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Good base for exploring the Monterey Bay area”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I admit my expectations were too high based on the reviews on this site. The room was a bit dingy and dated as others had pointed out. On the plus side, the bed was comfortable and everything worked. My main issue was that any sound in any adjacent room was quite audible. I heard the people above walking around until 1 am and then a shower came on at 7 am in another room. In three nights I was unable to get a complete night's sleep. The breakfast was acceptable but pretty basic (muffins, sweet rolls, cereal, hard-boiled eggs).

The location is good and the people were nice.

Room Tip: I'd request a top floor room to avoid the noise from the room abov e.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, Michigan
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

It was a very nice location, near to everything. Quaint surroundings, very close to beach, great breakfast in the morning; wine and cheese in the evening. A bit outdated interior and some upgrading to the interior is needed, but we had a 2 bedroom apartment and were quite pleased. It was such a pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: Room 209 is a bit musty, but it has a fireplace and a balcony. Close to the gas BBQ grill and the ho...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Though the inn looks a little old from the outside, it is a very well kept and a cozy place to stay. The inn is 4 minutes away from the beach and there are good restaurants around. The hosts were friendly and ready to help. The fittings are a little old but it all worked fine. The rates were quite reasonable. In all, we enjoyed our short stay. If you are looking for a quite, laid back, relaxing weekend, then this is the place to go.

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
Reviewed May 24, 2013

A family owned and operated hotel where we felt welcomed and spoilt. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the owner who was so helpful, giving us tips and directions for our stay in the area and making our time in Monterey feel like home away from home. Lots of great facilities here, laundry, breakfast, internet (in rooms and a computer for use in the lobby). The rooms are spacious with fires (very cosy!). Close to shops and 17 mile drive bike bath, as well as beach access across road. Room was quiet and clean. We took advantage of the complimentary wine and cheese and continental breakfast. I would definitely stay here again....

Room Tip: We liked our room, and I noticed you can get adjoining ones too, which we will consider if we go wit...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Only a few minutes from Monterey. Not your expensive fancy hotel. In a wooded area with a homey feel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They give suggestions on places to eat, and offer to make reservations. We had a large King room with TV w/about 100 channels, w/DVD player, fireplace and popcorn with a popper provide. They also have Wine & Cheese every night where we met some people and had a great conversation, on places to see in the area. We hope to be in the area again and will stay here.

Room Tip: 2nd floor quieter. No elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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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
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Old bridge, NJ
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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
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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 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#3 On the Beach 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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