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Pacific Gardens Inn
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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28 reviews
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“The hotel of our holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This hotel had it all - free wi-fii for the children, log fires, free wine and cheese and hot spas for the adults.

The room was huge, super clean and massive beds.

We loved this place.

Not cheap but entirely worth it!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as a last minute trip with my wife. Even though rooms are dated, they are meticulously clean and very quiet. The wood burning fireplace added a nice touch to the cool evenings. The continental breakfast was fresh (brought in daily from a local bakery) including large bagels, pastries, muffins and rolls. The front desk staff were very friendly and hospitable, almost as if this was their own house. Shower pressure was minimal but that's how it is in the whole area with their water restrictions (still got the job done) and the toiletries were high quality. Book directly with the hotel, you get the best deals directly thru them.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Santa Rosa, CA, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our family stayed 3 nights at the Pacific Gardens Inn. Overall we were very pleased with the experience. As other reviewers have said, this is an older property and a little outdated. However, that was quickly overlooked by the size and design of our room, the location, and the outstanding staff/owner. We traveled with 2 adults and 2 small kids (5,2). Our room was a 1 bedroom large suite. As far as hotel rooms go, this was one of the largest I have stayed in. It was the size of a decent apartment and included a full kitchen, dining table, living room, fireplace, bedroom and separate vanity and bathroom. As a family with two little kids who like room to move, it was perfect. There was a bit of a musty smell in the room but we opened the windows and it was quickly gone. The owner is a very nice man who was quick to help us plan our trip to Big Sur. During one of our conversations my son noticed a toy car on his shelf. He was kind enough to let him play with it. However, it didn't stop there. The next day I came out of the room to find a number of toy cars waiting for my son to play with. He said that he had them left from when his children grew up there. That's the type of individualized service that will keep me coming back. It's a nice property, good rooms, great rates, and located in one of the prettiest areas of California. Overall this was a pleasant stay and we hope to visit them again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was considering the low rate for the area. About $130 for 1 night is very reasonable for the Monterey/Carmel area. The room had a cozy fireplace which we did use. Very quaint and rustic feel. Our building had no second story, so it was nice not to be hearing people above us. Only problem was the bathroom sink was a bit clogged, and they did make every effort to unclog it but to no avail. They were very apologetic about this. Just a bit sluggish for the water to drain. Nice continental breakfast and very nice owner who I had the oportunity to speak with. Would definetely stay there again for a longer Monterey are stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stayed with my wife and daughter two nights in late July. The property consists of multiple, two-story frame buildings that encircle the reception building and parking lot. This was not the newest or best-maintained property in the market, but that was mitigated by the size of our unit [two bedrooms (Q, T/T), kitchen / dining area, living room, bathroom, two televisions], closet space, cleanliness, great location, and a very competitive rate. The complimentary continental breakfast was a nice feature. Our second-floor unit had its own deck overlooking the rest of the property. This was among the quietest properties I've encountered in the past 30 years even though there was no vacancy. The neighborhood is heavily wooded, and within walking distance of the beach. The air is very fresh. The property is two blocks north of a very good seafood restaurant. It is also very close to the start of the 17-Mile Drive (to Carmel via Pebble Beach) and just a short drive from the Monterey Aquarium. For women shoppers, there are a surprising number of high-quality consignment clothing stores in Pacific Grove. Even though we had never heard of Pacific Grove, it turned out to be a great place for us to hunker down for the night.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hostess was very warm and friendly. She made a special tray of tea fixings for us to enjoy outside at the jacuzzi. Breakfast was simple, but enjoyable. The rooms are casual, rustic, and nice for a family. We enjoyed the fireplace and spacious size. Great location - across the street from Asilomar - the public conference grounds which are open the the public. We hung out there a few nights and enjoyed the warm fire and comfy leather chairs and couch. It is also located a quick walk from the beach.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

What a great little down-to-earth gem! Clean spacious rooms with an on site owner, who does everything he can to make you comfortable. Nice, ample continental breakast and wine and cheese in the evening, where you can mix with the other guests. A lot of printed local info is available in the lobby. Also, Robert and his staff are a very knowledgeable about the attractions in the area. A wonderful stay. We'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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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