"Pacific Grove Clarion Collection"
Very nice, quiet area. Modest, but nice lodging and good service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice low budget stay with a nice location and adequate amenities just be sure you get a room on the second floor. the sounds of people upstairs is comical.Genuine Expedia guest review
i was not happy with the noise level all around. do understand we arrived after 10 pm and would haveto check out by 11am but it was still very noisy with babies crying and the ceiling creaking. would recommend a 2nd floor, if you plan to stay......also i have never booked any motel ever that you must pay up front.. i think they need to change that !!!!!! […] once you book you are commited. we would have found someplace else to stay otherwise. the outside grounds are pretty. but wear ear plugs Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just what we needed!"
Ray at the front desk was a delight to deal with. Rooms were clean, good location just off the beaten path. We found the walls to be a bit thin, toilets appear to be pressure assisted and they were loud, though something to be thankful for, a toilet that flushes well the first time. Beds could have been a bit more comfy. Will stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sleepless in Monterey"
Room upstairs had leaky shower which kept dripping all night after the person took a shower. Kept us awake most of the night. My room had a leaky pipe under the bathroom sink. Shower was challenging to turn on. Shower head needed to be replaced. No adequate seating for the advertised continental breakfast. Apple that I picked up was brown, mushy and […] completely rotten. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place, good value"
The hotel was clean and functional. We were looking for a place to spend the night after a long drive up the coast, this hotel was exactly what we were looking for. It was a nice surprise to be able to see the ocean the next morning when we got up!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to downtown Pacific Grove"
In PG for a wedding and this was the perfect location between the ceremony and the reception. Nice older hotel, room smelled a little "closed up" when first in but window open for a while freshened it up. Bed was clean and comfortable. On the service, my wife spilled a cup of coffee in the am and the day shift counter girl was a little short with her […] when she had to help cleanup. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very clean, neat,quiet. Owners very friendly. Recently remodeled, tile counters, nicw tiled bathroom. Frig & micmicrowave handy. Walking distance to Monarch Butterfly Sancturary.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A favorite destination for us!"
Delightful! We are frequent users of this hotel when we visit the Monterey area. Love the quietness of Pacific Grove, close enough to ocean for enjoyable walks from the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Be sure to stay on the second floor!"
Due to the age and construction of this hotel, guests who stay on the first level will endure the constant sound of footsteps and creaking of the floor above with every single step made by the guest(s) above. If they roll over in bed during the night---you will hear the resulting creaking in your room. The guests above us, although fairly quiet, did […] not go to bed until after 2:00 am and we listened to their footsteps and ceiling creaks until my husband finally went up there at 2:00 am to ask them to stop walking around. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable stay for the price"
Clean and comfortable. Convenient to walking to the beach, also close to Monterey and CarmelGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed here with my family. It was an older style motel room (it had a gas fired wall heater typical in late 50's homes) and it's layout was different compared to a more modern room. The room was nice and clean, but it did have old room issues such as the bathroom floor not being level. It did have an ocean view, but it was out the back window or bathroom […] window. All that being said, for the price this was a great deal for a place to crash at the end of the day and close to where we needed to be in Monterey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location and good hotel for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, inexpensive, and convenient"
The motel is clean and comfortable, good location, and friendly and excellent service--a good deal!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Reasonable Value For MoneyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location and very bright room. Overflow in sink could use some bleach. Friendly hosts. Good value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Prisvärt med bra läge"
Stannade en natt med familjen. Vi bilade genom kalifonien. Ett lugnt och skönt läge. Fina promenadvägar. Hotellet är ganska enkelt och frukosten detsamma.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hyggeligt men dyrt."
Hotellet er særdeles godt beliggende i den stille ende af Monterey i grønne omgivelser. Komforten i værelserne var lidt i underkanten set i forhold til prisen. Der virkede f.eks. noget indelukket/fugtigt på værelset. Morgenmaden var fin, inkl. vafler man selv kunne bage. Servicen fra de ansatte absolut god.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 Queensize-Bett etwas schmal für 2 ältere Leute, aber es gab 1 Zustellbett. Frühstück erst ab 7.30. Rezeption nicht besetzt von 21.00 bis 7.00 Uhr.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Propre, sympa, parfait pour une nuit"
Petit môtel très propre dans un cadre sympa. La côte et la plage sont proches. Pour diner, nous avons trouvé un restaurant pizzas, pates, pas très loin. Par contre le petit déjeuner, simple, est fait pour que l'on ne s'attarde pas. En effet il y avait seulement deux tables dehors, et personne pour nous accueillir.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clarion Collection Pacific Grove/Monterey"
Udmærket standardhotel, roligt beliggende. Morgenmaden bestod af sparsomt udvalg af toastbrød og kun 2 siddepladser indenfor, resten på overdækket terrasse, som var noget kølig (14 gr.) i september måned.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Noise! Noise! Noise!"
08/14/14 hawaiifun2 Silicon Valley
Noise was a huge problem during our stay. There were three sources of noise problems: 1) Noise from the road which was not far away, 2) Noise from the people staying in the room above us (the floors need to be fixed, and insulation added), and 3) Noise from people / cars outside the room. Because of this we will not stay here again. Issues with the room 110: 1) The bathroom windowsill is seriously dirty. It needs to be cleaned and painted. 2) The shower handle is loose and needs to be fixed. 3) The furnace is seriously old, though it did work fine. It smelled bad when we first turned it on. It, at least, needs a paint job. The bottom line is this: Don't stay there unless you absolutely have to. Even if their nightly rate was lower(it should be considering the issues we experienced), it would not make up for the noise problems.
08/06/14 Marsha519 Pacific Grove, California
Pacific Grove is a very quaint location and most of all the lodges and hotels in this area are simple and clean. If you are looking for state of the art hotels, the PG is not the place for you. If you want a comfortable place to stay, then this is an ideal place for you. It is clean, the carpets are clean and the bedrooms and bathrooms are nice size. If you are lucky to get an upstairs room, there is an awesome view of the ocean! If you are a Priceline customer you can get some great prices for this location.
"Needs to be razed!"
06/26/14 Beauxregarde Galveston Island, Texas
We recommend finding a differrent hotel. This should not be listed as a Clarion Hotel. It is a run down flea bag of a motel, a 1950's reject. We could not bring ourselves to stay there and had to forfeit our deposit. Rude front desk.
"Great Location Tired Hotel/ Motel"
06/24/14 Scott D Bozeman, Montana
We arrived in Pacific Grove late in the day on a Saturday and this was the only hotel/ motel we could find with availability in Pacific Grove. The rooms were dated and marginal cleanliness. While the staff was easy to deal with there are plenty of other options with better ambience in the area, as we stayed another two nights in a more favorable place.
"cute place for the price on priceline"
06/23/14 newlymarried2010 San Bernardino, California
pro: great location. near beach. near town. near stores (we walked). maids are nice. parking in front. the inn keeper very nice, he told us the history of the deer that greet us, and when the butterflies come back into town. remodel, small but cute. breakfast: waffle machine, coffee, fruit, juice, cereal, oatmeal (instant). con: no dresser, used the extra twin bed for a dresser, room smell, pizza box on top of tv had rotten food (maids are short cant be seen easily), air the place out, walls are thin, no elevator, have to eat outside in patio no swimming pool or spa.
"Nice place to stay in Pacific Grove"
01/15/14 KMC001 San Francisco, Ca
I found Wilkie's Inn for a one-night getaway from the Bay Area. The price was right for a weeknight stay in January, and I was not disappointed. The room was nice and clean, the motel was quiet and the desk staff were all helpful and friendly. It is possible to walk to the beach or downtown from the inn. During the winter months it is worth a (very short) walk to the monarch butterfly sanctuary practically across the street. I'll be happy to stay here in the future.
12/10/13 woodsywoman san jose ca
We were assigned room 105 and it had what a friend of mine said might have been a rollaway bed. This was the worst bed I've ever sat on. Imagine the most unstable, collapsable, yet hard surface that you could barely lie on, and that's what this bed felt like. A one inch, foam pad is more comfortable than this bed. It's condition was so unacceptable we had to leave. I knew there was no way I was going to get adequate rest on a bed like that. The worst thing was that the very rude man working there flat out refused to refund my money because I booked as a choice plus member and was a prepaid, no refunds reservation. I would understand if I tried to cancel or change my plans and they wouldn't do it. But in this case they were not providing what they promised: A decent bed you could sleep on. That is the bare minimum a guest should expect from any business that is providing rooms. Needless to say, I would recommend the Butterfly Grove across the street. They are helpful, friendly, and their rooms are beautiful and they have a real bed to sleep on. It's even comfortable. Go figure!!
"Plush furniture, comfortable sleep, HD TV with HBO, no balconies, no breakfast sitting, a long walk to tourist spots"
12/02/13 robert c Sunnyvale, CA
We stayed at Wilkie's Clarion Hotel (WCH) October 12-14, 2013, Columbus Day Weekend. RATE: We had made reservations using the Comfortinn web site, and the AAA discount, paying $105 Saturday, and $63 Sunday, before 10% taxes. The rate was low with a 30% off Advance purchase special for Choice Priviledges members, noncancellable and nonrefundable. RACK RATE: The manager later told me that the 'system rate' or rack rate for walk-ins for our room could be as high as $200 for a Friday or Saturday night. We charge our stays at Comfort inns on our Comfort inn credit card to accumulate points toward free stays. PHONE ONLY: Note that the comfortinn web site will not allow you to reserve certain rooms such as room 202, a king bed room near the top of the stairs, and next to the outdoor communal sun room at the top of the stairs. And you cannot choose your exact room over the internet. Such rooms have to be reserved by phone only, at the much higher system rate. LOCATION: WCH is located in a quiet residential neighborhood about 0.8 miles from downtown Pacific Grove. It is the first of a series of hotels along Lighthouse Ave, stretching to the ocean at Asilomar Beach. MOTEL: The hotel is a two story motel, where you park your car right next to the front door of your room. External corridors, with no balconies. PARKING: There are at least 18 on site parking spots, plus 1 handicap parking spot. And there are some half dozen parking spots on the street adjacent to the hotel. We never had a problem finding parking. ROOM 106: Our room 106 had brightly painted walls, with an attractive, almost new, dark green patterned carpet. Room features include a 60" wide queen bed, dresser/stand with 33" flat screen TV with HD cable channels including HBO on a rotating stand, 18" refrigerator, microwave, 2 night stands with lamps and lampshades, luminescent large digital clock, double door mirror closet, ottomon, and small phone table with phone. SLEEP: Quality of the bed was excellent, with a firm mattress, clean linens, and blanket, comforter, and multiple fluffy pillows for each sleeper. Modern sliding windows with screens and rubber weatherstripping around the edges to minimize noise from the outside. While we could hear footfalls from our upstair neighbors, they were considerate and only made noise when arriving and unpacking. The windows had both sheer and blackout curtains. LOVESEAT: There was also a loveseat next to the window, where I could read with the afternoon sun shining through the first floor window. The loveseat had seen better days and was lumpy, with shot springs and torn cushion top. I sat on a couple of pillows to alleviate the lumpiness of the bottom cushions. BATHROOM: Bathroom was remodeled with a beautiful granite countertop, bathtub/shower combination, and a low toilet at the bathroom door entrance. There was even a bathroom window, with a view of the duplex behind the hotel. Very clean. Front desk provides free toothbrush and toothpaste if you forget yours. HEATER: Wall heater was in the back of the room next to the double mirror door closet. There is no AC, but it is not needed in Pacific Grove due to its close proximity to the ocean. CONFIGURATION: Rooms 101-111 on 1st floor, and rooms 201-214 on 2nd floor. No room number 213. No elevators, only stairs, to 2nd floor. Rooms 102 and 111 are cheaper than the other rooms, as they are directly underneath the carpeted outdoor stairs, and 102 also closest to the ice machine and $1 soft drink machine. ROOMS: Rooms 102-110 and rooms 202-210 directly face the parking lot in the west. Room 101 has a view of the side street north of the hotel, and room 201 at the top of the stairs, has a distant view of Monterey Bay to the east and north. Rooms 212 and 214 are rooms with two queen beds apiece, and closest to Lighthouse Ave. Room 214 would have views to the south, west and north, but no ocean view. QUEENS: We almost always get a room with a single queen bed, which is about $10 cheaper than a king bed room. 102, 103, 106, 107 are queens, while 108 is a two bed room. All the other rooms are king beds or two bed configuration rooms. No single queen bed room on the second floor SUN ROOM: Next to room 202 at the top of the stairs is a communal sun room, with 3 padded chairs around a table, surrounded by plexiglass. You can see Monterey Bay in the distance from here. BREAKFAST: Breakfast is provided in the lobby of the hotel. There are only two chairs and a low coffee table so most people eat standing up watching TV news, or take their food to their rooms. Directly outside the lobby is a sitting area with a few chairs, but nobody is going to eat outdoors in the cold mornings. The only hot food is the waffle maker, and toast -wheat bread or english muffins. Waits for the waffle maker can be lengthy, as one party may have three or four waffles to make, each taking 2.5 minutes to cook. Other foods include oatmeal, cereal, pastries, apples and oranges. No bagels, no eggs, and no sausages. WALKING: This part of Pacific Grove is walkable to the main tourist spots. We walked multiple times to downtown Pacific Grove in about 16 minutes, with no sidewalks for the first 2 blocks, and then sidewalks for the remainder of the way -usually on the opposite side of Lighthouse Ave with the street lights. We also walked to the Asilomar Beach in 12 minutes -no sidewalks, Lovers Point in 18 minutes, and the Aquarium in about 34 minutes, along Ocean Ave. The An Choy Vietnamese restaurant is 2 blocks north along Lighthouse Ave. KNOCKS: My only knocks against this place are 1. lengthy walk to the main tourist spots and restaurants of Pacific Grove, 2. no pool, 3. no on site restaurant, 4. no balcony, 5. no place to sit for breakfast, 6. too much furniture for the small space of the room -I would get rid of the lamp next to the door, the phone and phone table, and the ottoman. 7. torn top of loveseat. I don't think they can do anything about the first 4 points, but 5, 6 and 7 are fixable.
"Clean room and free breakfast"
12/02/13 ArchySfo Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
Cheap motel, but the room was clean, and good space for two people, the motel is closed to the downtown, and close to the Lighthouse. Staff at the lobby was not very friendly, and if you want to take breakfast, no table except two outside, no one in the bedroom!
"Stayed two nights"
11/20/13 Orchard Orchid Manteca, California
It was Veteran's Day weekend and no Hotels to be found except this one. Our son in law booked us into Rm#101. Small room with table and two chairs. A desk with office chair. Next to the desk on the wall was your "closet" to hang clothes. A bit cramped and the bed (King size) was hard as a rock. I took the down comforter and put it down as a mattress pad and that made it bearable for our second night. Small continental breakfast in the Office was good. Staff were extremely friendly. Walls are paper thin. Heard word for word conversation with room next door until midnight. In the corner was a window that you could see the ocean. Nice cute neighborhood. Room was clean. We would stay here again.
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