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Centrella Inn
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“Back again and brought friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Back again ( last time was 30 march 2010), this time a bigger room with a bath.......

Has not changed one bit, rooms good, location good, value good........ Would come back again !

Highly recommended....

Room Tip: Ask for room, 14 or 15..... More space with sitting area....
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Honey G, Manager at Centrella Inn, responded to this review, 24 September 2012
Thank you very much for making us a home away from home for you and your friends. We appreciate all the kind words and helpful hints for other travelers.

Can't wait to see you again.
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We spent the weekend at Centrella recently. The place is authentic, no question. Brass keys for the doors instead of electronic key cards. Breakfast is slightly better than good. A friendly staff makes the place welcoming. They're not especially bike friendly, as they have no real place to stash your bicycles, so plan on keeping them in the car. It's convenient to downtown Pacific Grove, and be sure to walk around the corner to Pepper's restaurant. It's an easy downhill walk to the water, and it's away from the main traffic. In good weather the patio garden area is a big plus. Beautiful rooms, but bathrooms could use a little repair work. All in all, highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

At first I was unsure about staying here because I was always wary of Bed & Breakfast inns. When we arrived we were kindly greeted by the front desk clerk, who was very kind and courteous. The atmosphere was classic antique chic which I love.Our room was so cute, we got the lovers loft and it had a romantic skylight above our bed. Breakfast was delicious, we chose a belgium waffle which was to die for,I almost wished I had another .We had a great stay.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less noisy
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

We stayed here on a trip down the coast of Oregon and Northern California. The Inn is refreshingly non-commercial and charming. Our room was comfortable and everything was very clean. The afternoon wine and crackers and breakfast in the morning were lovely and the food was excellent. The staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to make us comfortable. We were close to shops, restaurants and the Aquarium, which we visited after purchasing our tickets at the Inn(didn't have to stand in line either). Overall our experience here was the best of our trip and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Centrella Inn if you want a relaxing and comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oakland, CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Spent the President's Weekend at The Centrella Inn,, a 100 year Victorian B&B that is a National Historic Landmark. There are lovely quaint rooms, each with its own bath, in the inn and several cottages around the grounds. The stay includes an afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres hour and a full breakfast. We stayed in the front room which is handicap accessible (as I was on crutches) and large,bright and sunny. The Inn is about 1 mile from the Aquarium and they have a 2 day pass for the price of one day so we were able to see everything and not get exhausted. Nearby is Vivolo's Chowder House where we had the best meal, better and less expensive than anything on Cannery Row. One block away on Lighthouse Ave. is A Niche In Tyme, wholesale and estate jewelry with great prices and an equally quaint brother and sister ownership. All said, a wonderful weekend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Marin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

A late-19th-century Victorian with three floors, many rooms, and several cottages situated around the large,attractive, and relaxing patio and garden. Location is convenient to the water and to downtown Pacific Grove, with easy driving to Monterey or Carmel. Our room was more than adequate. The shower, as others have mentioned, is a high-placed addition to an antique claw--foot tub. Not the most convenient, but it gets the job done (although a safety bar or two might not be a bad idea). Electric heater was efficient and easily controlled, and the windows opened for ventilation. The parlor area features comfortable chairs and sofa with newspapers and other reading matter. The TV is small and on only when someone wants to watch it. (As noted by others, the inn is not a spiffy, 21st-century luxury hotel; it is more on the lines of a B&B or guest hotel you would find in the British Isles.) Breakfast was more than adequate, fresh and well prepared. A menu offered choice of one entree from two quiches; a spinach, cheese, and mushroom omelette with a small portion of home-fries; oatmeal; OR yogurt-fruit parfait. Also available were orange juice, hard-boiled eggs, granola and another cereal, toast, bagels, cream cheese, butter, and English muffins. Coffee (not bad) and tea available all day. In short, plenty of good quality fare. Wireless worked fine. Staff were readily available, helpful, and amicable. If you think you'd enjoy a bit of a step into the past with the benefits of modern conveniences in a beautiful little town by Monterey Bay, this could be your place.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Loved this place! Stayed here two nights on our trip up the coast. It's an easy walk to the monterey bay aquarium and about a block from the beach. The rooms aren't anything fancy since they are pretty dated but the hotel had tons of character. The staff was super friendly, and I even got the recipe to their scones by mentioning I loved them. The breakfast was pretty good, order from their daily menu and then there was a selection of cereals, breads, scones, and hard-boiled eggs. They have a glass of free wine and hors' d'oeuvres in the evening, they also put fresh baked cookies out a little later. Though the rooms are pretty small and dated, also no tv, the hotel has tons of character and the staff was awesome, it was exactly what we were looking for, I definetly plan to come back!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Centrella Inn
Address: 612 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2611
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Centrella Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capture the Romance of Yesteryear at The Centrella Inn, awarded “The Best Lodging in Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula”. We have been the destination of choice for charm and romance since 1889. Enjoy our complimentary signature breakfast, freshly baked pastries daily and evening social hour, featuring hors d'oeuvres and cookies. Ideally located: stroll to Lover’s Point, beach, world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and historic Cannery Row. Close to Pebble Beach, Carmel and Big Sur. ... more   less 
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