We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Relaxing place to stay!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
GreenLeadersGold level
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I was here initially for a conference but at the end stayed on for a couple of days. It is such a lovely setting. Yes the buildings/ rooms are basic and you don't have fancy facilities like coffee makers etc.. but on the whole I really liked it.
Although the food was good and quite varied it was a bit like canteen food (ie made in bulk) and although for the conference part it was great having the 8 person tables, when that part was over I would have preferred the option to be on my own.
To buy food or drink in the cafe is quite expensive but good.
I can't comment on the price as it was included in the conference fees.
All the staff there are very friendly and very helpful. You are very close to the beach but it is a reasonable walk to Downtown.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
Thank Zedbiker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (792)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

356 - 362 of 792 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2014

The rooms definitely rate four stars; with the door open we could hear the waves crashing and see a seal hunting in the ocean. No TV and no telephone (unless you go to the end of the building. I felt the meals were overpriced for cafeteria style. Otherwise, a great place.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Olympicview
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I love staying at Asilomar. The setting and location are unsurpassed. With meals served in the Crocker Dining Hall, it is a little like being at camp with tables of 8 rather than an isolated hotel experience with tables for 2.

Some rooms are tired but a multi million dollar rennovation is in process. I like the newer rooms with balconies, but the historic rooms are wonderful.

For a solo trip it is a wonderful place to stay. Lots of natural beauty with walkways thru the dunes and the family style dining assures meeting new people. I asked for an electric tea kettle for the room so that I could make my own hot drinks. It was delivered to my room within the hour.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank GaryW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spend the memorial day weekend here and overall it was a good experience.

Positives: The location and the beach is breathtaking and that's the PSP of this place. The architecture of the resort is great and has an old world charm to it. Even though the rooms do not have a beach view, there is an easy access to the Asilomar beach and the trail is well maintained. Rooms have a balcony with lots of trees around and wild deers roaming around which is very pleasing to your eyes. Also, It is centrally located in pacific coast highway and just 30 miles to the 'must see' Big Sur Coast. Access to the scenic 17-mile drive is hardly a mile away

Negatives: Room facilities are very basic with no coffee maker, refrigerator or oven. Bathrooms are large but ours did not have a tub. Food is expensive and I would recommend to drive/walk to Pacific grove downtown (1 mile) where there are much more options

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Ratheesh P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Unless you are part of a conference group, the room you are given is a gamble. Last time we were lucky and got a modern room with a balcony; this time the room, while advertised as "modern", was, in fact, a lot less than modern and , being on the first floor, did not have a balcony, but did have access to chairs on a patio outside the room.
The room was dated and primitive, and dingy . No coffee maker, no side tables at beds.The wall heater sounded like a power generator. Wall sockets were loose, allowing connectors to fall out. There was a sign in the bathroom exhorting us to save water---you could save 20 gal shaving by filling the basin and not running the tap ; however, there was no stopper for the basin!
The WiFi worked well.
The shower , which drained slowly the first day, blocked on the second day and flooded the floor.
The housekeeper left the front door ajar after cleaning the first day, but nothing was stolen.
Front desk had made a note of the foregoing problems and , as compensation, made a deduction on our bill, much appreciated!
The full breakfast at $17 had become expensive, and we used the cafe in the reception building. since our last visit the cafe has fewer choices ; no fruit , no yoghurt. Service was good the first day with two people behind the counter, but chaotic the second day when there was only one person until about 8:30, when the second arrived.
All that negative stuff said, Asilomar has a great location, with lovely grounds, trees, deer wandering around, and easy access to a lovely beach.

Room Tip: Try to get Embers or similar in the same area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank nepenthium
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This place is very inefficient and poorly run. Toilet in room did not work and was not fixed next day in spite of our asking, Then they over charged on several items and failed to refund an incidentals charge. Front desk staff are really incompetent. I recommend staying somewhere else.

Room Tip: Be careful they will give you the poorest room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
8  Thank EMH214
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The check in was excruciatingly slow but we got a twin room for two nights in May for $292 which compared well to motel rates on our way up the coast from LA. The room was comfortable with a small shower cubicle. Enjoyed hiring bikes to cycle down the dedicated coastal path to Monterey. Played Pacific Grove public course too - good value for a twilight round. The pool so currently closed for repair. Lovely beach within walking distance.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank EdwardK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Pacific Grove
0.8 mi away
Sunset Inn
Sunset Inn
#1 of 17 in Pacific Grove
956 reviews
0.1 mi away
Rosedale Inn
Rosedale Inn
#9 of 17 in Pacific Grove
375 reviews
2 mi away
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Andril Fireplace Cottages
Andril Fireplace Cottages
#4 of 17 in Pacific Grove
349 reviews
0.1 mi away
Deer Haven Inn
Deer Haven Inn
#5 of 17 in Pacific Grove
310 reviews
0.2 mi away
Best Western The Inn & Suites Pacific Grove
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Asilomar Conference Grounds? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address: 800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Pacific Grove
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range: £107 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Asilomar Conference Grounds 2*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This refuge by the sea is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white sand beaches. Situated along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar offers historic lodging with views of the forest, surf and sand, plus unique conference spaces. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and getaroom.com so you can book your Asilomar Conference Grounds reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Asilomar Conference Grounds Hotel Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Center
Asilomar Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing