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Sunset Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
california
Level Contributor
168 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“They need to work harder to maintain top rating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is our second visit to the Sunset Inn. Last year we chose it because of its top rating on Trip Advisor. It lived up to that rating. It is still a very nice place, but they need to do some work to keep up their rating. On the good side, the location cannot be beat for a motel in this price range. Just a short walk from Asilomar State Beach, on a pretty quiet street, and comfortable rooms.

But some examples of lack of attention to detail include the following. They have dropped their breakfast. It was just bagels and juice and coffee and rolls, but it was very convenient. There is no restaurant within walking distance. We brought breakfast supplies, but that meant a cooler, etc.

Our room (109) was nice, but up some covered stairs. The automatic lights over the stairs do not come on until around 8 pm, well after dark in the winter, making the stairs hazardous. If you are here in the winter, get a room that does not involve stairs.

Maybe they have not changed since last year, but the towels are quite thin.

The bed was fine, but it is not too far from needing to be replaced. The window hardware failed when the window was opened.

We would come back again, but with lowered expectations. The management needs to pay closer attention, or the rating of this property is going to slip.

The cleaning people were very friendly. The manager not so much.

Room Tip: stay away from rooms with stairs until they fix the lighting problem.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Rohnert Park, California
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

The rooms are the best feature of this inn, with location a close second. Rooms are clean, decor is nice (fireplace, hardwood floors). Apparent re-models and a lot of good housekeeping goes into making these older rooms look good. Only downsides -- unwelcome noise in the bathroom (shared wall with TV in next room) and outside (coming and going of guests to their cars, and housekeeping carts). It's not a huge deal, but I guess that's the thing with motels. Very easy access to downtown PG and the beach. Loved that convenience. Beautiful area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Swandling
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Folsom, CA
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Just spent the weekend here with our family (7 rooms) - it was very nice and an excellent location for getting out and walking - less than 5 min walk to the beach. Pro: Location and unique room set ups. Pictures on the website are accurate. Rooms were clean, nice little happy hour at night. Nice fireplace in room for winter. Cons: Some rooms were a bit small & no A/C. Will return for sure. Service was very nice & rates were pretty good.

Room Tip: For a King room 110 was nice and a bit larger than most.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vijocass
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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

spacious quiet clean.it is always a pleasure to check into a hotel like Sunset Inn without ever having to go back to the front desk to complain.It is as advertised.Would definitely return.The hotel is also close to wonderful coastal walk and bike path.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

The inn is actually more of a motel, since the rooms are accessible from outdoors, and you can park just outside the door. But that doesn't diminish its comfort and modernity. Our room (we had a king suite with fireplace) was large, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. It got chilly enough one evening that we even turned on the beautiful gas fireplace. The bathroom is done entirely in tile and stone, and the giant shower has a huge rain shower head. For the price we paid (the best price on any accommodation during our PCH trip from Long Beach north), the value is incredible.

The best part about the inn, though, is its location. At the western end of charming Pacific Grove in a quiet neighborhood, the inn is just around the corner from Asilomar State Beach, which is fabulous for long walks along the tide pools. And please don't miss the sunset! Pacific Grove has an adorable downtown with restaurants, cafes and shops, and it's a little bit more low key and understated than either Monterey or Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sunset Drive has been compared to 17 Mile Drive (but it's free!), but if you want to do 17 Mile Drive, it ends (or perhaps starts) just down the street from the inn.

We've already recommended this place to friends, and we would do so again.

Room Tip: The king suite with fireplace is exceptional, but I've heard good things about the rooms with ja...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Inn was recommended to us from a good friend whom we trust. We typically stay in Monterey when we are in the area and were so happy to be introduced to Pacific Grove. The Inn is situated in a quiet neighborhood, and is just blocks away from the golf course and ocean path. We loved the single cottage-like set-up and the decor of the rooms (cottage beach). It was clean, quiet, and very comfortable (The Wolfgang Puck coffee was a nice perk too). Barbara, the manager was very welcoming as she invited us back to an evening gathering of wine and "goodies." We loved being able to walk to the quaint downtown of Pacific Grove, and really enjoyed the longer walk out to Monterey through the beautiful neighborhoods and along the ocean. This is a great Inn and the price is reasonable. We will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah19394
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

I love the location of this hotel close to the beach and within walking distance to the restaurants downtown. The room was clean with a comfy bed and lots of pillows. The bathroom had a nice rainshower. THis revisit I was not disappointed just like last time. If you subscribe to their newsletter you will regularly receive some good price deals.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sunset Inn
Address: 133 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2094
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Pacific Grove
#2 Family Hotel in Pacific Grove
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1939 historic landmark is located one half block from the Pacific and right next to Pacific Grove Golf course. Enjoy redesigned rooms with wood floors, plush beds and linens, and large flat screen televisions. Free wireless Internet access and continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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