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“Quaint Cabin-Like Feel”

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Monterey Peninsula Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Quaint Cabin-Like Feel”
Reviewed 10 August 2005

We stayed at the Sea Breeze Lodge for two nights. It is located in a woodsy little area, which lends itself to a peaceful feel. The room itself was only okay. Its carpets were in dire need of replacing, and there was considerable mildew buildup in the shower area. Having said that, the room was otherwise clean and had a relaxed feel to it. The roof was being replaced while we were there, indicating some renovations are in place, but on vacation we like to sleep in, and the workmen started at 9:00 am. We found both the desk clerks and the housekeeping staff to be incredible friendly and helpful. Breakfast included hot cocoa, coffee, big Costco muffins and bagels. Overall, this wasn't a bad place to stay, but after seeing some of the restored Victorian Bed and Breakfasts in town, I'd probably go with the history of an old house rather than an old motel.

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Reviewed 30 June 2005

What a great place. I have to tell you I run a hotel myself and I was very impressed. Customer service was outstanding and the rooms were very clean. I will definately go back - Thanks for everything

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Reviewed 2 June 2005

This place wasn't bad for the money. While I have to agree with another review saying the carpet was dirty, the rest of the room was pretty clean. The pool looked rather dirty, so if you were planning on relaxing in one you should probably go to another place. I think the biggest problem I had was that they charged me $10 more than I had agreed to online(this does not include the room charge fee). I'm not really sure if they had given me an upgrade, but I definitely did not request one.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed 26 December 2004

Returned to Sea Breeze Lodge (formerly Pacific Grove Motel) after many years to find new ownership. We were more than disappointed to find unspeakably filthy carpets, a broken refrigerator, and algae growing all over the tiles in the spa, rendering it unusable. We will not patronize this lodging or any other of "Monterey Peninsula Inns" accommodations again.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Reviewed 1 November 2004

Not at all what I expected. When we arrived look like a charming nice place. When reservation was made I was advised my room had a court yard. Thought we were staying in one of the cottages, but was directed across street to some very old motel style rooms. Court yard was a parking lot with a little greeen grass over on the side. I have stayed in better motels out in the middle of the dessert. There was rust and mold in the shower area along with the shower head or piping being sideways. The shower pan sounded as if it was going to break under your feet. The smoke alarm kept going off and had to disconnect the battery. Didn't want to listen to the beeping all night. The lighting and power kept going off in the bathroom. One night was enough and when I went to check out the counter girl didn't seem to care whether you were satisfied or not. Asked for a receipt, but would only give me a receipt with $000 dollars listed. Wouldn't give me one for money spent. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere nice. Didn't expect to stay in Bates Motel in Pacific Grove.

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Reviewed 20 August 2003

Good location on Lighthouse Avenue for beaches, golf, 17 mile drive etc and 10 minutes from Aquarium. A litte pricey at $120 per weeknight compared with some better quality more spacious motels in similar-sized Californian towns. But that's Pacific Grove.Clean room though a bit small. Never saw staff except at check-in & briefly at breakfast so no comment on staff attitudes / behaviour.Had to cross the main road to get breakfast buffet!

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Property: Monterey Peninsula Inn
Address: 1101 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2312 (Formerly Sea Breeze Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
#5 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#5 Business Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Peninsula Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Monterey Peninsula Inn on the Monterey Bay features 40 Guest rooms on nearly 2 acres of land. Located just 2.5 blocks from the ocean / Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, 1 block from the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, 1 mile from the the entrance of 17-Mile Drive Pebble Beach and only 2 miles from the famous Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Our Guest Units are well appointed and boast a contemporary or boutique style of decor. We have a lodging option for everyone! Our Inns offer a wide variety of Guest units including: Standard 1 or 2 bedded rooms, family suites, pet friendly rooms, Private Cottages, fireplace rooms, kitchen rooms and ADA rooms (visual, hearing or physical impaired). After exploring the Monterey Peninsula, enjoy relaxing in our hotels’ outdoor pool & hot tub or have a glass of wine during sunset at our outdoor fire pit lounge area. Additionally, children love roasting marshmallows at the fire pit! Nestled in the Pine Forest and frequented by wildlife including deer & the famous Monarch Butterfly. Our quiet, serene location is the perfect get-away! Come enjoy a beautiful day and a memorable visit on the Monterey Bay! ... more   less 
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Sea Breeze Hotel Pacific Grove
Sea Breeze Motel

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