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“Ocean is just down the road.”
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Olympia Lodge
San Jose, CA
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119 reviews
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“Ocean is just down the road.”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Got a deal from Groupon for a two night stay, and loved it. Nicely decorated rooms, comfy beds, lots of cable channels on the tv, good Wifi connection, and good water pressure in the shower. We saw several deer and a couple of fawns walking around the property. We stayed on the second floor in a double queen room. Our room did not have a balcony, but many do. There's a pool, but it wasn't open for the summer yet. Typical breakfast items, but they offer fresh pastry and bagles rather than the cheap kind wrapped up in plastic.

Pacific Grove public golf course is just down the street. There's a Chinese restaurant right next door.

Room Tip: No elevator Not all rooms have a patio
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Like many nothers, we got to know Olympia Lodge via the Travelzoo deal. Our family of 4 made it a weekend get away. This is a smaller, older property. Innkeepers were friendly, warm. Deers feeding outside our window totally delighted our kiddos!

The lodge is a short drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannary Row, 17 mile drive, Carmel. Also nice to be able to take a stroll to the beach early in AM or catch the sunset.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Stayed here because of a two nights for the price of one coupon. Well worth it. Ocean view is a bit deceiving, yes there is a view through trees over rooftops and electrical wires while leaning sideways and standing on one foot (exageration, not that bad), but Lighthouse Road is in town NOT ocean front. The roooms are spacious with high ceilings. Our room had two queen beds. Very comfortable. There is a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker (Folgers...really...at the coast? You could have better coffee than that yuck).
Continental breakfast is served from 7-9, nice.
Older hotel, woodsy environment, pool. Stairs. Handicap issues will need a ground floor room. Would definitely stay here again. Close to everything by car.

  • Stayed May 2012
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San Jose, California, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

My friend and I stayed in a double queen bedroom facing the partial ocean view, part of the Travelzoo deal. The room is adequate and was reasonably comfortable. The amenities were standard and the breakfast in the morning was surprisingly plentiful. The water from the bathroom had a strange (not bad, just strange) smell. The front desk and housekeeping staff were both very helpful and good-humored.

Location-wise: The lodge is a bit seclusive. The lodge is a few blocks away but within walking distance to the beach and nearby lighthouse (with breathtaking sights at sunset and sunrise). There is a cemetery very close by but it didn't bother us. Very quick drive to Cannery Row and all the fun stuff in Monterey. Parking on property is plentiful and safe. For the price we paid, it was a very well-worth lodging experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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San Ramon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Stayed 2 nites with travelzoo deal. What a find stayed in rm 209 second floor (no elavator} with PRIVATE balcony with partial view of ocean.Room was very big with king bed, vaulted ceilings, wet bar area with micro,small fridge sink and coffee pot.Private balcony had wroght iron table and chairs. Room had lg desk and chair and ratann easy chair with otttaman. Close to Asilamar Beach , Monterey Aquarium,17 mile drive and much more. On a very quiet street. Will definatly be back

Room Tip: Uprade to rooms on second floor with partial view and balcony. Worth upgrade
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San Jose, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2012

I spent part of my spring break here. The staff is kind and courteous. I enjoyed their breakfast and the hotel is near many ammenities =)

  • Stayed April 2012
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San Jose, Ca.
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Tried to take advantage of the Travelzoo special, paid in advance then was told by the person at the hotel that they were swamped and would call us back. They never did. I wonder how many other people gave them the money and got stuck. I'm looking into my options with Travelzoo about getting my money back but these people are either incredibly inept or scammers. Don't touch this "deal".

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Property: Olympia Lodge
Address: 1140 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2398
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Olympia Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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