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Pacific Gardens Inn
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

My husband and I wanted a place central to the activities that we would be doing for our anniversary get-away. This hotel was a great fit.
**Pros-close to Monterey without the high tourist price and close to Big Sur. Walking distance to the beach and a nice boardwalk. Warm, friendly staff that recommended local places to eat with coupons and other area attractions. Quiet and secluded because the units are in smaller pods of rooms. Two small hot tubs. Popcorn and popcorn popper in the room was a fun addition.
**Cons-Extremely hard bed. No AC and the windows don't provide a cross-breeze. Small mostly carb breakfast. Carpets are worn, but we didn't spend much time in the room, so it didn't matter to us.
We will return and stay with our family.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This was our third stay here. This place is awesome. Given a choice we wouldn't stay anywhere else in the area. I actually don't feel good about reviewing this place, because it does get busy, and it's one of those places that you want to keep all to yourself. We stayed in a 2 bedroom with two young boys. The only thing that you could say is that maybe the rooms could use an upgrade, having said that, they are fully equipped, kitchen fire place etc and every thing works. Besides with you kids or pets you don't want it to be too fancy. We absolutely love this place!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Rob b, Owner at Pacific Gardens Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This was our first stay at the Pacific Grove Inn and were thoroughly impressed with the warm, inviting welcome by the staff. Customary check-in times are at 3 p.m. but we arrived earlier than expected and our room was ready which was quite comfortable and in a quiet location that we requested. Location can't be beat if you wish to walk to Asilomar Beach. The Inn is well kept and efficiently run by Robert and his staff. We highly recommend the Inn for its overall customer service and competitive pricing for the area. It can't be beat!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Rob b, Owner at Pacific Gardens Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Great place, nothing fancy but the location is fantastic! Just 3 minute walk to the beautiful Asilomar beach. The Inn is located on a quiet , woodsy street- very pretty and quiet. Robert was super friendly and helpful. Easy access to Carmel, downtown Pacific Grove and 17 mile drive. Would stay here again!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We've stayed here several times, in fact we find it perfectly located to the ocean, Carmel, Monterey and it's pet friendly. The evening happy hour is a nice touch with wine and goodies. It's a great base for biking the area. They also offer a nice buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

My husband and I just moved to CA from FL 10/2013. We didn't have the funds to fly back to FL for Christmas (over 2K), so we decided to take a road trip over the holidays and SEE California! Our last stop was Pacific Grove. I chose this hotel for its location, pet policy & price.

Pros:
-This hotel allows pets - it almost seemed like the only one around as everyone else there had a dog with them (we had our rat terrier, Fancy)
-From the hotel, it's just a short walk to the ocean; we watched the sunset both nights we were there - it was breathtaking
-They offer complimentary wine and cheese every night - it was nice
-The folks in the office were pretty nice.
-They have cable. It was so cold after the sunset we watch Bar Rescue for a couple of hours!

Cons:
-This hotel is SERIOUSLY outdated and falling apart - literally. They need to invest in the property and give it a make-over, ASAP. They still use physical keys - no cards.
-The beds are so old and terrible - did not sleep well either night
-Strange old/musty smell in the room
-Lights in the bathroom don't reach the shower - that's right, hardly any light while showering
-The floor and linens in the room did look or seem clean - I slept in long pj pants and my hoodie & didn't walk around with my shoes off
-The walls are paper thin - we heard dogs barking, conversations, walking, giggling - you name it.

Overall, I would not stay here again unless it had been renovated. I'll pay extra to feel comfortable in a clean room.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We've just returned from a most relaxing stay at the Pacific Gardens Inn. First off, the inn has a stellar location on quiet and rustic Asilomar Boulevard, an easy five minute walk to a very scenic segment of the Pacific coast. Secondly, the staff is extremely attentive to your every need.

Each day at 5 p.m., a savory spread of California wine and cheeses is offered beside a roaring fire in the common room. This is followed in the morning with a filling breakfast that includes a choice of fresh locally prepared pastries, cereal, toast, fruit and hard boiled eggs.

Many of the lodging rooms also have fireplaces. Our room was quite clean, had a very comfortable bed, and provided a wide choice of television stations.

I've saved the best for last -- Pacific Gardens Inn has the most welcoming and reasonable pet policy I've ever encountered. There are no add-on fees, deposits, or draconian rules. The staff only expect the guests to show good judgement and respect when caring for their dog.

Pacific Grove is a wonderful destination, and the Pacific Gardens Inn is a great place to stay!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 701 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3701
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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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
#3 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#5 Romantic Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range: £91 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pacific Gardens Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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