Most of the Pacific Grove lodging is small, locally owned hotels and bed & breakfasts. Many offer quite a bit of charm and give you a place to call home during your stay.
Pacific Grove is a quaint coastal town near Monterey, California, with a population of about 15,000. It is known for its historic Victorian homes and Asilomar State Beach.
Since many of these places are locally owned, you can find great deals here. This cute town is the perfect alternative to the busier and more expensive town of Monterey.
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Address: 701 Asilomar Boulevard
# of Rooms: 28
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Estimated Price: $120 - $215
The Pacific Gardens Inn is one of the top Pacific Grove lodging choices. It's a simple 2.5-star hotel within walking distance to Asilomar Beach. Several rooms offer kitchenettes so you can make simple meals in your room. There is also plenty of free parking, Wi-Fi, and a hot tub to relax.
Address: 133 Asilomar Boulevard
# of Rooms: 21
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Estimated Price: $130 - $440
The Sunset Inn is one of the most popular Pacific Grove lodging options. The location of this 21-room hotel offers easy access to the beautiful beaches (just half a block away), the city of Monterey, and the scenic 17-Mile drive. This historic landmark is also right next to the Pacific Grove Golf Course.
Address: 775 Asilomar Boulevard
# of Rooms: 19
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Estimated Price: $120 - $275
The Rosedale Inn is a cute motel hideaway on Pacific Grove's southwest corner. They offer both standard rooms and suites. It's just steps from the beach near the Asilomar Dunes. It's also close to the Museum of Natural History and Point Pinos Lighthouse.
Staying at a bed and breakfast affords you even more of the comforts of home. Many offer peaceful stays and several public areas where you can meet other guests. I always prefer staying at a bed and breakfast over a hotel, as you can really get to know the owners and the other people staying there too.
Address: 555 Ocean View Boulevard
# of Rooms: 25
Estimated Price: $325 - $460
The Seven Gables Inn is by far the best Pacific Grove lodging option. Set on a small cliff above the beautiful Monterey Bay, this bed and breakfast location can't be beaten. It's a truly romantic place to stay and the perfect place for couples on a honeymoon or looking for a quiet weekend getaway.
Address: 301 Ocean View Boulevard
# of Rooms: 11
Estimated Price: $260 - $325
The Green Gables Inn sits in an 1888 Queen Anne Victorian home. The remodeled rooms offer both the original historic charm along with modern amenities. This gorgeous retreat is just steps from the colorful Monterey Bay shoreline. It's on the border between Monterey and Pacific Grove, so you are close to several restaurants and shops in both towns.
A new trend in traveling is staying in a local's apartment or house. This trend is supported by many online companies that connect would-be renters with those wanting to rent out their homes.
One of the top organizations to jump on this trend is TripAdvisor. So many people use them for their hotel bookings that they recently expanded their services to include private vacation rentals.
Pacific Grove lodging features more than 40 places for rent. Another 400+ are available if you include the surrounding communities such as Monterey and Carmel.
It's easy to search for a place to stay that fits your needs. You contact the owner (who has reviews from past guests) through TripAdvisor and then work directly with the owner on the details. Best of all, making this agreement with a local resident means you already have a friend in town before arriving.