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“The most pleasant Resort I have ever stayed”
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Monarch Resort
Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Reviewed 24 January 2010

Pacific grove have been my destination vacation since day 1. The proximity to the beautiful beach and surrounding beauty what really attracted me. Monarch Resort is the perfect place where one can enjoy everything from beautiful surrounding, friendly service and living space.

I stayed at Monarch Resort due to recommendation from friend who had stayed and enjoying every minute of it. Staying at Monarch Resort in Pacific Grove was one of my unforgettable experience. The 24 hours service was magnificent and very friendly. I could ask the front desk anytime in the middle of the night and get prompt attention. The continental breakfast was delicious and fresh. combined with the aroma of the fantastic smell of the fresh coffee was just very pleasant morning breakfast. The room is very clean and roomy. I highly recommend anybody at any level to go and experience the Monarch Resort in Pacific grove.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

Very nicely appointed hotel in good spot in Pacific Grove. Rooms are clean and spacious with nice friendly service. I had stayed in this hotel around 15 years ago and the corridors and rooms still look great. They have done a good job at maintaining this place.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled solo
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Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 12 August 2008

We arrived at this hotel in the early evening on August 8, 2008, only to find out they did not give us a room with 2 beds which we ordered. I was travelling with my two teenagers and needed 2 beds. They gave us a very small room with a roll-away bed, which was not sufficient for my son who is 6'2". My reservations showed we asked for one room with 2 beds; the manager's copy of the reservation showed we asked for one room with two beds, however there was a special request for one bed. So they gave us one room with one bed and a roll-away. Go figure. The manager was willing to give us the same room on the second floor with an attached room that had two sofas, however, that was not what we needed. The manager was unwilling to come down on the price, and since I dealt with Expedia, I was basically stuck. Expedia was not willing to come down on the price until they talked to the manager, which happened a couple days after we returned home. Expedia offered to find us a room in Monterey, but I was not willing to pack up and drive back to Monterey after a busy day. To top it off, we were given 3 towels, and each had holes in them! I took them back to the hotel staff who went into a room and returned 5 seconds later with 3 more towels. Two of these three towels had holes in them! There was black hair on the white floor of the bathroom; not one or two strands, but clumps like someone had hair pulled out of their head. When I told them manager, she graciously came in and cleaned it up. Later, I found fresh shaving cream behind the coffee pot. I would rate this hotel with half a star, only because of the quiet location. The manager's unwillingness to come down on the price of the room ($241 with taxes) for a room I did not request, shows what type of operation this is. Shady. I truly felt like this was the old bait and switch routine. I will never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank travelerinNM
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Reviewed 7 August 2008

We were SHOCKED that AAA recommended this place, and regretted our reservation almost immediately upon arrival. Forget the photos, this place looks and feels like a college apartment complex. The hotel staff had an attitude of "we don't HAVE to care", the pool was filthy, and the hot tub wasn't hot. Sliding door to pool wouldn't open, forcing you to walk around the hotel to an outside gate that was partially rusted shut. Inside, a box with guest's credit card info (nicely alphabetized) was sitting unattended at the check-in desk, and once help arrived, when we pointed out how easy it would be for someone to take, they said it wasn't a problem - hello, identity theft?? Our room was dark, and had a fireplace that filled the room with smoke, forcing us to leave the doors open, which pleasantly allowed us to listen to the apartment complex next door. We were just thankful the alarm and sprinklers didn't go off. No a/c, although there was a fan above the bed - that clicked all night. Continental breakfast was 2nd day with no coffee or or hot H20, even tho instant oatmeal packets were put out. Fruit was green and unappealing. We expected a lot more for the price, and from AAA and Best Western. Sadly disappointing.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank stravinsky57
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Reviewed 24 May 2008

Nicely appointed lodging in very quiet residential neighborhood just a few blocks from the ocean. Adequate covered parking.

Desk staff was quite courteous and helpful. Room was spacious, very clean and comfortable, with lovely gas log fireplace.

Only disappointment was "breakfast" - essentially a narrow long row of coffee, tea, cereals, eggs, meats, fruit, juices, milk set out in a hallway near the check-in! Virtually no tables/chairs, so guests have to either sit in the few check-in lounge seats, or carry everything back to their own rooms. Ridiculous...management could at least open up one 'meeting room' for a couple of hours each morning.

But if you're not concerned about a grand onsite breakfast, this is a very nice place to stay, away from the noise of downtown and the tourist attractions, just a few blocks from the ocean, and in a nice neighborhood amidst Pacific Grove's pine forest.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank HappyTravelCouple
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Reviewed 19 December 2007

Hotel was not as bad as some of the reviews I had read, but given the chance I would problay not stay there again. I think we were the only ones staying there and this is a older property which could use updated....BUT.....if you are looking for a fairly inexpensive place to stay for a night or two and just want a comfortable bed and a clean place, stay here. Its not luxury but its not the worst I have been in either.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with family
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Thank Lemo2
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Reviewed 4 October 2007

We stayed at the BW Monarch Resort in Pacific Grove for 5 nights in September. It as a perfect location - quiet residential area right near the ocean and a golf course, and yet very close to all of the things to see and do on the Monterey Peninsula.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monarch Resort

Address: 1111 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2312
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Price Range: £70 - £547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monarch Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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