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Olympia Lodge
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“Not Impressed”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a really hard time finding lodging for our weekend stay in June in the Monterey area and used a third party to help us book our stay. The Olympia Lodge was one of the only places left in our price range. Two rooms for one night and a one room for two nights. My son and his family arrived a day before us and felt the property was not up to their standards and left to stay in another hotel which was more of what they were looking for. The front desk lady was nice enough to offer us a refund for that night.

We arrived the next day and were given a room downstairs with a King bed, our daughter and her family decided to come over and use the extra room for the night. They had a room downstairs with two double beds. Our room smelled very musty but it was decorated nice enough, the bathroom was tiny with minimal amenities. The property is showing wear, peeling paint and unkept landscaping. The potted plant outside our room was dead with a broken pot.

The breakfast area is very average with a basic continental breakfast offered. This was a very short stay and we were not at the property that much except to sleep and shower. I would suggest putting a little bit of maintenance into the property to bring it up to snuff. The little touches are what makes a property quaint and charming.

Other reviews state that there is a pool, but it is NOT the hotel's pool. It is the condo complex next door that has the pool, not the Olympia Lodge and it was closed. The grounds are not kept up here either and is much need of attention.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

we stayed for 3 night at the end of June. The hotel staff was great, we even got to check in early! The room was nice with a balcony. Because of the ocean it was a bit musty but we were prepared with Fabreeze! The cleaning services were great and timely. The staff was accommodating and kind. the only inconvenience was parking. The continental breakfast was just what you'd expect; yogurt, baked goods, cereal and of course coffee - we were satisfied. Overall the stay was great, no complaints (and im usually a complainer!)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Overall Olympia lodge is a great place to stay, but has limited amenities. The pool happen to be closed when we were there. Great proximity to some of the best beaches in Pacific Grove. We did not get a chance to try it, but we heard the free continental breakfast in the mornings were good, particularly for those staying with kids. The front desk and staff are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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newnan
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a lovely, quiet setting and a very convenient location on the end of the main street, close to the shore and a short walk to shops, great restaurants, and the beach. Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, the Aquarium, Pebble Beach, and Carmel are a short drive away. The building is old and in need or repair. Our rooms smelled terrible! Musty, moldy, mildewy! I had to spray perfume on my bed and in the room just to be able to fall asleep. There is only a small wall heater for heat--this is an area that can be very cool, windy, and damp. There is a good chance you will be needing the heat. The bathroom is old and in need of updating. The whole property needs a good cleaning and complete renovation! The front desk staff were very friendly. The coffee was excellent, and the donuts were the best we ever ate. I would not want to stay here again--it was quite expensive for the poor conditions! The swimming pool was not open and was supposedly "being repaired".

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Merced, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The beds are comfortable. The rooms are nicely decorated but on a budget. It is a nice, clean room. Somewhat dated but nicely refurbished and redecorated. The bathrooms could be updated. The hotel is in a nice area not too far from the beach. The staff is helpful and polite. I recommend the hotel

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Came with an open mind and was pleased when we opened our door to find spaciousness and cleanliness was to priority for these curators. Definitely a good value. We booked two other rooms for family and almost prolonged our stay.

  • Stayed May 2014
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novato, ca
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We got a great price and know the area, so we were happy with the location. Very near Point Pinos lighthouse and a short walk down to the beach.
I would not stay here again completely based on the ridiculous entry to the room via a sliding glass door. It was very hard to lock - lots of shoving and pushing - and because this was your entry and no other windows were in the room we could never have it open for fresh air or have natural light as anyone walking by could look in. From what I could see most rooms had this set up.
The breakfast is Costco muffins, toast , cereal and coffee. You bring it to your room on trays, no room to eat in the lobby. You may also walk to the golf course grill - 5 mins away for a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner if you like.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Olympia Lodge
Address: 1140 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2398
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Olympia Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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