Rate based on Check-in: Mar 30, 2015 Check-out: Apr 1, 2015

Clarion Collection

3 stars
View map of 1038 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
37 reviews
Friendly place

Great location near Butterfly Sanctuary, clean room, friendly staff. Good bike path nearby. Less... See full review

  • Ana and Max
  • Mar 21, 2015
Great value for the location

Room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The sink faucets in the bathroom leaked a little, and... See full review

  • Cretaceous Impulse
  • Jun 26, 2014
Butterflies in Pacific Grove near scenic 17-Mile Drive
This small, budget inn is ideally located to the awe-inspiring vistas along 17-Mile Drive. The scenic route begins in Pacific Grove, winds through Del Monte Forest and rolls down the Pacific coastline to Pebble Beach. Though set in charming Pacific Grove, Clarion Collection Pacific Grove sits closer to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row than some hotels in Monterey proper. Add a free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi and guests are plenty content. The hotel is minutes from Carmel, the Point Pinos Lighthouse and a path along the ocean.
Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi at Clarion Collection Pacific Grove
  • Business travelers appreciate free copies of The Wall Street Journal
  • Rooms feature a microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee-maker
  • Affordability less than a mile from famous 17-Mile Drive

Rooms
Clean, spacious rooms have been remodeled at Clarion Collection Pacific Grove. Store snacks and beverages in the refrigerator, pop popcorn in the microwave or use the coffee-maker any time of day. Free Wi-Fi lets laptop users stay connected in rooms that also include cable TV and free HBO. For something fancier, book a room with a whirlpool bathtub, a DVD player, a VHS player, a ceiling fan and/ or a large work desk. Nonsmoking rooms are available upon request at Clarion Collection Pacific Grove.
Features

Find free parking and daily newspapers about a mile from the Asilomar Conference Grounds at the economical Clarion Collection Pacific Grove. Right in town, families can enjoy the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. Catch a glimpse of the orange monarchs migrating here from November through mid February, earning Pacific Grove the nickname "Butterfly Town, U.S.A." Golfers find plenty of play nearby, too. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course are especially close.

Transportation

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (6.4 mi/10.4 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (75.3 mi/121 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (108 mi/174 km)

Attractions

  • 17-Mile Drive (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Asilomar Conference Grounds (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
  • Cannery Row (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Course (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Carmel Mission Basilica (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Santa Cruz (46.2 mi/74.3 km)
  • San Francisco (116 mi/187 km)

Business

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Fax and copy services available (fees apply)

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

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Hotel Map

36.6275 -121.9287
Nearby airports
Monterey Peninsula Arpt., (MRY), 10.00, MI, E; San Jose Int'l Airport, (SJC), 50.00, MI, NE; San Francisco Int'l Airport, (SFO), 100.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, Hwy 1 Exit 399A

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Collection

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ana and Max
Business
Los Gatos
Mar 21, 2015

Friendly place

Great location near Butterfly Sanctuary, clean room, friendly staff. Good bike path nearby. Less than 5 minutes to drive to enjoy sunset on the ocean. The only improvement desirable: expand breakfast space, at least add a couple more chairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Samuel D.
Business
South Lake Tahoe
Mar 10, 2015

Robbed

We got in a little later in the evening on Saturday night (eve of Daylight savings) therefore, Sunday is a day of rest. Not at this place. We were woke at 7:30am (8:30am by the new time) to the loud sound of the bush trimmer out the window as the grounds keeper doesn't seem care that the number one reason he has a job is the people in the rooms wishing to get what they paid for "Sleep!" The desk clerk stopped the work when told the situation, but pretty much laughed at the fact I shared with him. Not a good experience in the slightest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ES.720
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Decent Stay

Everything was nice except for the 7 AM construction noise outside our window

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Daisyecho
Business
Saint Augustine, FL
Sep 6, 2014

Just okay

It was just okay. It was clean and the bathroom was updated, but the toilet seat was peeling. The location is a bit far from Fisherman's Wharf. The breakfast was not appetizing. we stayed two nights, and was tempted to move after the first night but it was easier just to stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dubya1
Business
Clovis ca
Aug 29, 2014

nice little place

Nice place great location just stayed 1 night. It was code to shopping dining and entertainment

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

A little pricy so shop wisely

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Landlubber
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Aug 25, 2014

Large rooms, nice location

This isn't the cleanest or nicest hotel on the planet, but the rooms are large with a kitchen including dining table, sink and stove top. I would say it's probably a solid three stars, though it was a little pricy for what I feel the quality of the hotel was (perhaps this is the price you pay for extra space and a kitchenette).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cretaceous Impulse
Business
Studio City, CA
Jun 26, 2014

Great value for the location

Room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The sink faucets in the bathroom leaked a little, and there was the stroing telltale scent of lysol when we got there. Aside from these minor points, aces all around. Short walk from Asilomar beach, the Monterey Peninsula's best-kept secret.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Julia's in Pacific Grove. Amazing Vegan food with a friendly staff and very reasonable prices.

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kcba
Business
Bay Area, CA
Jun 8, 2014

Average as you can get

Picked this hotel vs staying somewhere on Cannery Row. Was looking for a little change of pace and this was a very last minute booking. Price was cheap and so I was expecting what we got. Room was fine. King bed, small table, Microwave and small fridge, coffee maker...HDTV, DISH...Good to go. View out the back window was of another home or hotel under major construction. No noise though as it was the weekend. Very messy so don't waste your time looking out the windows. Bed was comfortable enough to sleep through the night. Continental breakfast was ok. Waffles, Danishes, Cereal, Toast, English Muffins, Juice, Milk, News Paper and off you go. Might stay there again in a crunch but think I'll plan ahead next time and stay a little closer to where I'll be spending most of my time next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hmbhouse
Business
half moon bay
May 15, 2014

close to aquarium / away from crowds

this is a nice hotel at the end of downtown Pacific Grove. easy (beautiful) drive to aquarium, walking distance to some really good restaurants. Pacific Grove is a hidden treasure along the Monterey Peninsula. has a great coastal area with park like settings, just minutes from aquarium. only real complaint is room was OVER fragranced. we had to open the windows and leave just to get the smell to a barely manageable level. By morning it was done to a reasonable level and we left the privacy sign on door to keep from having to deal with it again. otherwise room was good and in an area we love. across from butterfly sanctuary and a comfortable walk to town and ocean. would stay again hoping the room is not as heavily scented.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chuck the Sentra Traveler
Business
Oakland, CA
May 9, 2014

Very Pleasant Stay

Very nice room, clean and good location near attractions and beaches. Ammenities good and good breakfast. Overall very pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to beaches, Monterey Bay Aquarium and other attractions, especially Point Lobos which I love.

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