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Stay at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA. Dates Available into July.

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Hotel at a Glance: Asilomar

The name Asilomar is derived from the Spanish asilo al mar, meaning "refuge by the sea." The historic property, today owned by California State Parks, hugs the Monterey Peninsula coastline for easy access to the area's sand dunes and beaches.

  • Historic credential: Some of the Asilomar's buildings were designed by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle.
  • Biking, bird watching, and boardwalk: Asilomar's outdoor activities include everything from hiking the dunes to surfing.
  • Dinner with a view: Take in the scenery while you dine on fresh, seasonal cuisine at Crocker Dining Hall. The hall serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Rustic accommodations: Woodsy guest rooms don't have phones or TVs, but they do have WiFi, and some include patios, balconies, or fireplaces.
  • Coffee, tea, or local English ale: They're all on tap at Phoebe’s Café, which features a fireplace and an outdoor deck for day or night relaxation.

Pacific Grove, California: Sleepy Coastal Town near Lively Cannery Row

The oceanfront town of Pacific Grove shares its central California peninsula with the city of Monterey, but is far more serene than its cosmopolitan neighbor. Rows of Victorian houses line the streets, deer wander through residential areas, and thousands of butterflies congregate here during their southerly migration. Travel + Leisure named Pacific Grove one of America's Best Little Beach Towns, noting that the beach is better suited for surfing and kayaking than swimming. Stroll the pathway that winds along the rocky shore, taking in the many native plants and bird colonies that make their homes on the 3-mile stretch.

Head to nearby Monterey if you want to pick up the pace. The city's Cannery Row, once the laid-back dock famously portrayed by John Steinbeck, has since been enlivened by theme restaurants, souvenir stalls, and a wax museum. The popular Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on one end of the strip, and has been featured by Fodors, Frommer's, and the Discovery Channel for its immersive displays of local sea life. Here, you can watch sardines swim around you in a circular tank and see an open-ocean tank filled with sharks and sea turtles. Kids will love the interactive exhibits at the Splash Zone, which has a living, breathing kelp forest they can walk through while touching pools filled with starfish and sea urchins.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in the Asilomar single room or Asilomar double room
  • Dates into July

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 10% tax added at purchase
  • Additional fees: $2 daily tourism resort fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Crocker Dining Hall
  • Phoebe’s Café
  • Convenience store and gift shop
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10% tax and $2 daily tourism fee added at purchase
  • Bedding type is selected by the hotel based on availability.

Other Details

Room Details

Asilomar Single Room

  • One bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Asilomar Double Room

  • Two beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed in Groupon-valid rooms.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY; 9 miles)
  • Distance from San Francisco: 124 miles

Customer Reviews

(389 ratings)

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10 ratings   8 reviews  
February 12, 2015
It was nice and quiet and ode to the ocean!


Katie D. ·
October 8, 2014


Joe V. ·
July 31, 2014
Beautiful beach and walkways, quiet and relaxing location
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