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“An delightful find in Pacific Grove!”
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Sunset Inn
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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San Diego, California
1 review
“An delightful find in Pacific Grove!”
Reviewed July 11, 2011

Just returned from two nights at the Sunset Inn. It is a delightful, charming hotel located in a very quiet Pacific Grove neighborhood. Comfortable, clean, cozy, perfect for our needs and very reasonably priced for the Monterey area. Free wi-fi, free parking, fireplace, flat screen tv, continental breakfast, refrigerator, in-room coffee maker with good coffee, rain shower, comfortable bed, very friendly staff, great location, and very reasonably priced....can't get much better than that! Our stay was nothing but positive. We would recommend the Sunset Inn to our friends and will certainly return when we travel back to Pacific Grove and the Monterey area again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Sunset Inn for one night on route to Santa Barbara from San Francisco. All I can say is I wish we had longer and we WILL be back. I got a really good price on Travelzoo and was expecting it to be nice but not this fab.

On arriving, Barbara (who really is as friendly as everyone says) gave us our keys and told us how to get down to the beach. We loved our room, with its full size fridge, gorgeous gas fire and beautiful modern bathroom. The shutters on the windows were so quaint. After unpacking we walked down to the beach for sunset - it is around a 2 minute walk! I think it's one of the most romantic rooms we have ever had - we loved that we had our own little chalet. Drinking our wine with the TV and fire on late at night was amazing.

In the morning there were deer right across the street just walking about, heavenly. We loved breakfast as we love bagels and peanut butter so our needs were met. There was also lovely yoghurts, coffee and orange juice.

We were so disappointed to leave but 17 mile drive was beckoning...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

We surely can recommend this fine hotel near to the Pebbles beach, the golf course and the splendid 17-mile drive in Pacific Grove. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The "lady of the house" is really charming en very helpfull. Our King bed had ... the size of a Queen bed but - no matter - we use to sleep in France where we had some times beds with half-a-queen size... 8,5/10 points from the Belgian jury!!
René and Marina (Mechelen-Belgium)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed four nights on a family vacation with our ten-year-old daughter. We booked the room through a deal on Travelzoo and we were very pleasantly surprised to see how nice it was for the price ($114/night) during the height of the tourist season. Barbara in the front office was extremely helpful, booking a behind-the-scenes tour at the aquarium for us and calling several days before our arrival to confirm. The location just around the corner from the beach with its beautiful walking trail was perfect for my morning runs. We loved Pacific Grove and ended up eating most of our meals there rather than the heavily touristy areas of Cannery Row or Fisherman's Wharf. If you like Thai food we hightly recommend Pacific Thai in Pacific Grove just a few blocks from the hotel. We were very pleased with our stay at the Sunset Inn and will definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Bermuda
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed at the Sunset Inn for one night in June at a rate of $133, far cheaper than anywhere else we looked. The rooms are clean, large and warm. I wasn't overly impressed with the quality of the sheets, towels or bathroom, though everything appeared new and clean - just on the cheaper side, which is fine with me so long as everything is clean. The shower head is mounted on the ceiling which is annoying if you are tall or do not want to get your hair wet. The breakfast is just okay if you are looking to save money. The options were yogurt (the sugary, artificial kind) and bagels. It is served where you check in - a tiny room with only two tables directly next to the concierge, not so nice. Coffee was awful and there was no milk or creamer, only dry packets. I love my morning coffee so this was a total bummer. I would definitely recommend breakfast some place else. Pros were free internet and free parking! Oh, and a large flat screen!
Overall, good deal for a short stay.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

My now wife and I stayed here for our wedding. We are from the Monterey area and the Sunset Inn was new to us. The Inn itself was very intimate and perfect for the two of us. We stayed in a king with fireplace and loved everyday we were there. The bed was very comfortable and the amenities were wonderful. Nice size fridge, coffee pot, and glasses, a real home feel. One thing to note if you are not from the Monterey/Pacific Grove area - these rooms to not have A/C. Please do not be afraid or make that a deterring factor. Open your windows and the ocean breeze is all that you will need. The staff was always so friendly and personable. What made it so special for us was the fact that it felt like you were staying in a cottage. It didn't have the "big hotel" chain feel to it... perfect! We will be back and will make a stay at the Sunset Inn and anniversary tradition.
Thank you Sunset!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

Stayed just one night on a two week tour of the california coast. We drove down from San Francisco and were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and comfortable the rooms were. We booked the room with a special through travelzoo so it was an excellent value as well. I would hands down recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Inn
Address: 133 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2094
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#2 Business Hotel in Pacific Grove
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1939 historic landmark is located one half block from the Pacific and right next to Pacific Grove Golf course. Enjoy redesigned rooms with wood floors, plush beds and linens, and large flat screen televisions. Free wireless Internet access and continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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