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Thornton
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A fabulous spot. We could look at the ocean from out deck. If you want an ocean view be careful what room you book. The room was adequate but spartan; no frig, no phone, no TV and the WiFi was a pain to use. This is a huge place so don't expect the normal B & B breakfast. I would...

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Sapporo
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Asilomar is located in a State Park, so you can visit it anytime, see the historic (and wonderful) architecture of Julia Morgan, with some exhibits, and of course a beach, some forest, wildlife. Watch out for poison oak, it is all around, but I did not see any warning signs. Reasons not to stay here: we were at a conference,...

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The Bay Area
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Large room with an open view across the entire side. Thankfully, no TV or other distractions. MInimal furniture but functional. I thought the food excellent and the staff everywhere, from the receptionist office to cleaners and servers, was great. Made friends with Placido Domingo :). Starbucks in the reception center. Beautiful architecture, with buildings made of wood; 10 buildings designed...

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

For $65/night off of a long broken down highway it would almost be reasonable, $300/night for a room that looks like something straight out of the bates motel is outrageous. Here for a conference, the facilities are poorly laid out, the AV is awful, the rooms are terrible (wall paper falling off the walls, holes in the carpets, windows will...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I was there for 4 days 3 nights in July for a conference and stayed at South View and Scripps one for my own early arrival and one for the conference. They could not allow me to keep the same room. I was happy with the quietude of Southview. Scripps was a very small room with enough space for a...

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Stuttgart
Reviewed 13 July 2014

When coming from Europe, I expected to see something more impressive in this famous place. Yes, this is a nice piece of wild nature with dunes and ocean, but I can say, the Atlantic cost of Spain looks even better, the more so, you can swim there. On the other hand, a whole accommodation and food reminded me life of...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Family Nature Summit is a gathering of nature loving adventurous families ranging in age from very old to very young who has been gathering for over 30 years. Hundreds of us took over the Asilomar for a week. We travel once a year all over the US. The Asilomar accommodated us fairly well. Rooms were clean, beds very comfortable, in...

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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 30 June 2014

First, the positive: the grounds were beautiful and the location was fantastic. The negative: we booked our stay on Groupon for a room with two double beds. We were traveling with two other couples with their children and they each booked the same exact type of room. We arrived first and as I was checking in, was told our room...

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Taina P, General Manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and you taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. I apologize that some aspects of your stay did not meet or exceed your expectations. We have been working with our Groupon Team to provide some additional clarity for our guest towards the restrictions in booking. Your...

Reno
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Went to breakfast on Lighthouse Ave & when we got back our rooms had been cleaned & our money & RX were stolen while we were gone for one hour. The food on the grounds is horrible!! Taste like airplane food but for 300% mark up. Not a value at all!!! Very disappointed!!

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Taina P, Manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and you taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. Your incident was reported to the local authorities and our internal investigation was completed. We coordinate all our security efforts with California State Park Rangers to assure a safe environment for all our guests. I apologize that some aspects of your stay...

NYC
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed at Asilomar recently for a conference. It was my second time at this resort. While the setting is spectacular, I was very disappointed withe conference center. The rooms were run down, a little dirty, and with splintered wood decks, etc. But the worst part is that on my last day there, someone stole $300 from my room (no...

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Taina P, Manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and you taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. Your incident was reported to the local authorities and our internal investigation was completed. We coordinate all our security efforts with California State Park Rangers to assure a safe environment for all our guests. I apologize that some aspects of your stay...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This refuge by the sea is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white sand beaches. Situated along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar offers historic lodging with views of the forest, surf and sand, plus unique conference spaces. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address: 800 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Price Range: €170 - €212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Asilomar Conference Grounds 2*
Number of rooms: 312
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Also Known As:
Asilomar Conference Grounds Hotel Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove
Asilomar Conference Center
Asilomar Hotel
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#1 Green Hotel in Pacific Grove
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pacific Grove
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“I stayed in an Oceanview room which was nice - ask when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles happytravelingfamily, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“. After we park the car we walk the grounds-- the beach, lodge, cafeteria, pool are all within moderate walking distance.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddX139OI, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick upper floor, away from service roads. No air conditioning so get ocean side.”
 of 5 bubbles JovielSeattle, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If just a bed and bathroom is all you want, they have it.”
 of 5 bubbles 375roryo, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The "modern" condos are drab. Authentic rooms are a major trip back in history and extremely special.”
 of 5 bubbles Marytango99, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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