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Centrella Inn
Burlington, Washington
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Not what I wanted or was looking for”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Okay place, just not what I wanted. I guess you run that risk when booking through Hotwire or Expedia and allowing them to choose your hotel at a reduced rate. As a business traveler, I was looking for more of a conventional hotel, not a B&B. Well maintained, but old and you can't take the old out of the building no matter how good it looks. Noisy, creaky floors, thin walls, small room, no TV with an old iron bathtub. On the plus side, very comfortable bed, but too thick of a comforter. It has a lot of charm if that's what you're looking for, just not my cup of tea.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
We are a national historic landmark built in 1889 so we definitely don't fit the conventional hotel category :-). We are more of a "grandma's" house category. Thank you for your honesty.
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed one night in one of the Cottages which has a bedroom and living room with a pullout. Everyone was very friendly, they poured a healthy glass of wine at cocktail hour, and there were more breakfast choices than expected. Parking is free, and it's just a couple blocks to the small downtown in one direction and the harbor in the other. The inn and the surrounding area are all older, well kept houses.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
As one of the few Bed and Breakfast's that welcome families with smaller children we do our best to make sure the cottages feel like home. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your time at the Centrella. We love to have families staying with us.
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Camarillo
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I went with a group of friends to visit Monterey. We stayed at the Centrella Inn. Very nice place, Friendly staff, Very comfortable beds, We all enjoyed our stay there and were planning another trip there in the future

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you for sharing. If you are interested in coming and staying with us again please sign up for our newsletter. We provide discounts that are only available to our newsletter members as well as keep you informed about all the upcoming events on the peninsula. We hope to see you again soon.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This was a charming B&B with better-than-average amenities: a beautiful garden, a luxuriously comfortable bed, and a breakfast menu changed daily with local, fresh ingredients. We enjoyed out stay and would be happy to return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
We take advantage of our local farmers market every Monday and snag the freshest ingredients so that we can provide a delicious breakfast. What better way to get fueled for your day of hiking, biking, shopping or just relaxing. Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope we get an opportunity to have you stay with us again.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stopped here during our road trip along the coast. We had stayed here before and had really liked the atmosphere of the place.
The B&B is situated in an old Victorian House, very centrally located. You can walk to the little harbour, or just go up two blocks to have dinner. The free parking was very nice.
This time, we arrived too late for the free wine&cheese in the afternoon, but last time it was lovely. The B&B has a living room at reception where this takes place, with a nice view at the garden.
Breakfast is also here, as well as the milk and cookies at night (which were great by the way). In this room, you can also grab some tea or coffee at night when reception left for the night.
The rooms are very nicely decorated, with old Victorian furniture and details. Yes, without tv's, but with wifi. You are not completely cut of from the modern world, so to speak.
The only thing we did not like about our stay here, was the noise from one of the other rooms. They kept their airco on all night, which made far too much noise in this tranquil place. A shame!
Breakfast was good. You can choose from some egg dishes on a menu, and there are some cereals, fruit, etc. It was a good deal for the price and we probably will stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for your kind words. I know you are a long way from Pacific Grove, but I hope you will continue to consider us as your home away from home.
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California
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Centrella Inn is big enough to have some privacy, but not so big that one gets lost. The room we had was delightful with two chairs tucked into a windowed alcove. The breakfast is easily the best we have encountered at a B & B. We were given a menu that listed several choices; all we tried were excellent. A glass of wine is offered each evening, and cookies later. Coffee and tea are available always. The inn has a charming garden to sit and enjoy the sun. The location is one block off the main street of Pacific Grove, and just 100 yards from the ocean. In addition, the cost was the lowest of comparable B & B's in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
We are unique in that we are a Victorian home that is considered small for a hotel but large for a bed and breakfast. That gives us the advantage of being able to provide private retreats while nurturing the feeling of being in a traditional bed and breakfast. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we will get a chance to host you again.
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Our stop in Pacific Grove was part of a 3 week motorcycle trip through northern California and this was as far south as we traveled. Pacific Grove is located on the Monterey peninsula shared with Carmel by the Sea and Monterey. The inn is right in the heart of town, one block off the main street with several good restaurants and walking distance to the ocean and Monterey’s fabulous aquarium. The inn itself is older and without some of the amenities that you’d expect in a more expensive and modern hotel - which was just fine by us. We found it comfortable and charming, and although we were only able to stay for 2 days we would have been happy spending more time if we could. The bed was very comfortable, the location was great and the breakfast quite good. They also had fresh baked cookies every day, free wine each afternoon before dinner time and a beautiful garden to relax and unwind after a day of trekking about the area. We’d highly recommend staying here - especially if you can do so when they offer a deal through Groupon, Living social or one of the other “coupon” sites.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for saying we are in the "heart" of Pacific Grove. That's exactly how we feel. Our town has life and a pulse and is a reflection of the people who make up this beautiful area. Please come and see us when you venture our way again.
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Property: Centrella Inn
Address: 612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2611
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Centrella Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capture the Romance of Yesteryear at The Centrella Inn, awarded “The Best Lodging in Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula”. We have been the destination of choice for charm and romance since 1889. Enjoy our complimentary signature breakfast, freshly baked pastries daily and evening social hour, featuring hors d'oeuvres and cookies. Ideally located: stroll to Lover’s Point, beach, world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and historic Cannery Row. Close to Pebble Beach, Carmel and Big Sur. ... more   less 
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