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Sunset Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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Belfast, N Ireland
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25 reviews
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“Stay here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent 4 nights here during a trip to the US, so we could explore the Monterey area.
Sunset Inn is a nicely up-dated motel (so ignore the older poor reviews - everything has changed) in a lovely location, and a short walk from the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which was one of our must-sees.
Our room was a king with fireplace and shower, lovely and warm and comfortable, and the pillows and coffee merit special mention! decor is attractive and the rooms are kept really clean. We slept really well and were delighted to be pointed towards the nearby Golf Club for breakfast, with good food and service and views towards the sea where we watched whales spouting as we ate! We liked it so much we went there every day. went there every day.
Barbara, the manager is magnificent, with a lovely dry sense of humour. Sara who works with her is charming and the pair of them are so knowledgeable and helpful I can't imagine them being at a loss with any guest's queries, and not just where to eat to what to see.
Stay here, you won't regret it, you'll just relax and enjoy yourselves and be glad you chose the place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We found this hotel on Trip Advisor, spoke to a gentlemen and he got us in immediately, gave us advice on what to do while in town and it was a small walk to the ocean. The room was a bit small, but cozy when we first checked in, but we loved the windows and setting. We decided to stay another night so we called to the office and spoke to Sarah. She then surprised us by saying that since they weren't very full, that she would love to upgrade us to a king suite with a fireplace, no extra hidden charges or anything. We moved rooms immediately and she was absolutely wonderful! We then got a knock on our door and it was one of their maids bringing us our phone chargers, headset, car keys and even our bag of pistachios! We plan on staying here the rest of the week and wee couldn't ask for a better, cozy, more accommodating hotel, especially for the money!! Highly recommend it, don't bother going anywhere else!!

Room Tip: Ask for a King suite with a fireplace!! YOU WILL DIE!! There is a room in particular, Room 108 that...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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san diego, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a great little hotel. Just down the street from Asilomar - easy walk to the shore. Easy access to Pacific Grove main street and a few minutes to Carmel. Our room had a fireplace - very nice. Also refrigerator and 4 cup coffee pot - not those one cup things you usually see. Only one detriment was the thin wall between our room and the next. We could hear everything (and I mean everything) that went on. Fortunately, everyone went to bed at a reasonable time. Room was super clean and people very nice. Even with the thin walls - love this place and we will be back.

Room Tip: Some rooms are quieter - ask when booking if this is an issue for you.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Sunset Inn is a great place to get away. The room was cozy, warm, relaxing. We had a spacious room with king, jacuzzi, fireplace, coffee pot with good coffee, and a sizable refrigerator. There is a microwave in the lobby, if needed. Everything is situated just right. The decor is rustic and comfortable earth tones, very inviting. The bed was comfortable but especially the pillows which we plan to find out where to purchase. The inn sits about a mile down the road from the more crowded Asilomar State Park lodging entrance. It even has a long cobblestone driveway which is really a nice touch. The Innkeeper, Barbara, is very friendly and accommodating and offers h'ors deuvres and wine at the 5 o'clock hour. You can walk to the beach in 10 mins. or less, but be sure to ask Barbara what kind of wildlife is out and about so you'll be prepared. Also, at the beginning of the street about a mile and a half is the great Fishwife Restaurant. The web site photos are true to form. We plan to be frequent visitors to Sunset Inn.

Room Tip: We enjoyed room 115.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed in this motel for one night during our trip alone the route 1. The room was spacious, with a cosy fireplace, comfortable bed, good bathroom. The motel is situated in walking distance from the ocean shore. We strolled along the shore, and it was really spectacular, the 17 miles drive wasn't worth seeing after this stroll.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I spent four nights here when I was at a conference at Asilomar. It's in a nice quiet location, close to the beach and to Pacific Grove and Monterey, and there's plenty of off-street parking.

My room, a queen with fireplace and jacuzzi tub, was spacious, and because it was upstairs, had a balcony with a nice view. I could hear the ocean when the patio door was open, and it was nice to sit out there with coffee in the morning and watch the fog float around above the beach.

The bathroom was huge and well-appointed, but the door had some water damage from the splashing of the tub. It wasn't very attractive. The fireplace was nice for atmosphere, but didn't put out any heat. But again, because the room was upstairs, it stayed cozy and warm. The other nice thing about this room is that is has plenty of windows, so you can get cross ventilation if it does get hot. The only funky thing about the room is that the closet is tucked into a nook above the outside stairs, so it's kind of hard to reach the hangars in the back. There's another little cabinet and a couple of drawers also built in, but it all added to the charm.

The staff went over and above for me, and they were always friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Monterey.

Room Tip: Room 202 is large and has a balcony. It feels a little more private because it's all the way in...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Fresno, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Pacific Grove, first time to the Sunset Inn. I think we would stay again. The property is very attractive, and the room was lovely (we stayed in #100), albeit a little small. But it has been newly updated, so it feels fresh.
The office hosts a "manager's reception" from 5-7, featuring coffee and wine and a bread/meat/cheese platter. That was very nice. No bad smells, no noisy neighbors. There is some street noise (#100 is right by the street).
We couldn't hear the ocean on the first night, but we could on the 2nd - I suppose it depends on the weather. So if you need a guarantee of falling asleep to the sound of waves, it might not happen.
The in-room gas fireplace is fantastic.
We were a little disappointed that there is not outdoor jacuzzi on-site, but that may be typical for this area.
Overall, a very nice place, friendly staff, and decent location (for coastal access).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Inn
Address: 133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Pacific Grove
#2 Family 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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