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Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good location. Out dated room with paper thin walls. This is a Motel, not an Inn. Breakfast door locked when advertised it should have been open. Pictures are misleading. Staff was unresponsive, then rude.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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6 Thank Terrance S
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed at Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages on Sunday, 8/25/13 - A great location with super Oriental Restaurant next door. Near the lighthouse and ocean was great.. The room, not so much! We were given one of the handicap rooms in front even though I did not ask for it. We thought this was great however because the room would be larger. There was actually a couple next door in the other handicap room with a husband in a wheel chair. I don't know how he managed to get around in the room. Although the door-way to the bathroom was larger & shower was handicap accessible, the room did not look anything like any of the photos posted in the Sea Breeze Inn Website. Only thing I recognized was the office photo and some of the grounds. After we got our luggage into the room, there was no shelf or luggage rack to put them on. Very old furniture, too. Driveways were very narrow (almost one-way only) .. we were told breakfast was served from 6am but when we left at 8am, the office was locked up tighter than a drum. We had to put the keys in a box provided outside the office. Luckily I got a receipt when I checked in. The guy who checked me in said that a receipt printed out by mistake so I might as well take it. I guess other guests left without a receipt. Very loosely managed office staff.

Room Tip: Probably will not stay at Sea Breeze Inn in Pacific Grove, CA again.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Mickie S
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Fresno, California
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was concerned as it was only 2.5 star rating on Priceline. Stayed over the Memorial day weekend. Quiet, a little less than a mile from downtown Pacific Grove, maybe a little less than 2 miles to cannery row ( check google maps for exact distance). There is no such thing as a "bad area" of Pacific Grove or Monterey for that matter. So would be perfect place to bicycle from especially to see the sights. The rooms are older, but were well maintained and clean. the staff polite and friendly. The breakfast is only juice, muffins, and oatmeal. but good enough for a quick bite. Had several different types of pillows, not just the big overstuffed ones...which worked out great because I like a flatter pillow and forgot mine!

Room Tip: all rooms are fine
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wayne A
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We chose Pacific Grove as our next stop after San Francisco because of its location - not too far from S.F., and a good jumping-off point for the California central coast. The Sea Breeze is just a mile, or so from the center of town, which made it close to the coast as well as convenient to town. The Sea Breeze itself is very nice; the room was comfortable with a good-sized bathroom, including an excellent shower. The staff is very attentive; the sink in the bathroom needed a minor fix and someone was there to take care of it within 15 minutes of our call to the office. Just as a note when you're first coming in ... the Sea Breeze has property on both sides of Lighthouse Avenue, so keep an eye out for the office on the right.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Carole K
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Northern California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were looking forward to our stay at Sea Breeze. Let me start with the positive....great location and the bed was comfortable! The area is very quiet and close to the beach and lighthouse. We were so excited for our vacation and were very disappointed when I opened the door to our room....actually when I got out of the car. The walkway outside our room smelled like cat urine and the smells continued when I opened the door...the room smelled like mold/mildew. We had no cable on our last day of our stay. The parking lot is very small and I nearly hit two vehicles trying to maneuver through to get to my parking spot. The walls are very thin and we could hear the neighbors television and everything else. Free breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and a muffin. Now that I know better, I will not be staying here again. This is my second trip to the area and we saw many other places that would have been a better option.

Room Tip: Stay in one of the cottages instead of a regular room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank newhome2012
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Shaver Lake, California
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We enjoyed 4 nights at the Sea Breeze Inn in Pacific Grove. We love going to the Monterey area and have stayed in Seaside, Monterey, Santa Cruz and now Pacific Grove. We got a good price through an online site that listed it as a 3-star. We consider it a 2-star and were happy with the hotel at that rating. Staff were very nice. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Towels small and thin; "breakfast" just Costco muffins, oatmeal packets, coffee, tea and OJ; walls thin; good microwave and small frig. There was a wonderful sea breeze and the windows open to let it in at night. We stayed on the 'office side' which is opposite of the pool side which is actually across the street but we weren't interested in the pool. We loved the close proximity to the ocean and the cute P.Grove shops.
If we returned to this hotel we'd try one of the bungalos (cottages). They looked really cute and we heard a patron giving them a great thumbs up.

Room Tip: If you want to enjoy the pool often, choose a room on the 'pool side' (although I read that...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jodip630
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Sierra Madre, California
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a medium sized conveniently located between Inn Montarey and Carmel in the area of Pacific Grove. Very nice, quiet and near the shoreline. The serve a modest limited breakfast in the morning. The rooms are clean, very comfortable beds and quiet. They have a really cool fireplace outside people sit around and roast marshmallows. The staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Krikor D
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Property: Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages
Address: 1100 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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