The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection

The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection

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Finding an ideal motel in Pacific Grove does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection, a nice option for travellers like you.

The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The motel offers 24 hour front desk and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a hot tub and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as El Carmelo Cemetery (0.3 mi) and Little Chapel by the Sea (0.5 mi), guests of The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection can easily experience some of Pacific Grove's most well known attractions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, one of the wine bars that can be found in Pacific Grove, which is a short distance from The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular art galleries, such as Aurelia's Boutique and Pacific Grove Art Center.

The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection puts the best of Pacific Grove at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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2.0 of 5 stars
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1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2424
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Somewhat walkable
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Captain D wrote a review Sept 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: Room was clean on arrival. Bed was comfortable (one queen, no sags or lumps). Quiet ambiance. Bedroom had wooden shutters over the windows providing good room darkening and privacy. Windows opened and closed easily. Room included a compact fridge.

Cons: not enough parking spaces to accommodate each guest (hotel was full during my stay). Complimentary brown bagged “breakfast” consisted of one cheap danish, a badly bruised apple and a breakfast bar. Room had a coffee maker but the prepackaged coffee was terrible. The front office had a coffee machine with many selections, however.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 30 Sept 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for the positive rating. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us, and we truly value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We are glad that you found the room clean, the bed comfortable, and the ambiance peaceful, and it's nice to read that the wooden shutters offered you the desired room darkening and privacy. We also hope the room amenities were convenient for you. We apologize for the disappointment you describe with our bagged breakfast offering and prepackaged coffee, and we appreciate the opportunity to improve future guest satisfaction. Your comment about parking is duly noted. Parking is a significant concern in the city due to space constraints. Nevertheless, we do provide convenient parking for our guests and try our best to accommodate all our guests for this facility. We would dearly love to have more parking available for our visitors, but, unfortunately, space around our property is very much at a premium. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you by our limited parking area. We trust that the positives of your stay outweighed the downsides, and we hope to welcome you back when you return to Pacific Grove. Best Regards, Ray, Customer Care Team
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calculush1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Rohnert Park, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I like the location on light house way, a little bit away from the touristy spots but still a super short driving distance to Lover's Point, the aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf. The hotels in the area are all of the motel type, or in slight disrepair because they are on the seaside.

I took my mom to Monterey for her birthday. At first they put us in room 110, which was at the bottom of the stairwell. People using the stairs could see into our room and we could hear folks walking up and down the stairs, we also had cars headlights shining into our room, and could clearly hear the family staying in the room above us. needless to say, we barely slept. THANKFULLY they swapped our room the next day to room 212 and it was night and day. The second room was so much quieter and we didn't have any trouble keeping our room dark at night.

The parking lot wasn't big but we never had trouble finding parking. It was a plus that free parking was offered, and some breakfast options. The breakfast was sufficient to start the day (self made waffles, toast, yogurt, coffee, juice, oatmeal packets), but I was dissapointed that there were no eggs.

There are some tables and chairs outside that looked comfortable but it was too cold for us to go outside. The place was passable, I felt like I was in a private room in a hostel. I probably wouldn't stay there again unless I knew that I could stay on the second floor and I got a good deal on the room.

Something curious though, I was charged $226 before ever arriving at the hotel and charged an extra $50 deposit when I checked in and paid for my room. It has been a week since we stayed there and I still haven't gotten that money back...

Room tip: if you're a big family, rooms 212 (2 QBs) and 214 (1 QB) can connect and there is a kitchen with a dining table between them! I thought that was the coolest part of the whole motel. Truthfully though, the next time I go to Momnterey I would probably stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Stay on the second floor rooms 212 (2 QBs) and 214 (1 QB) can connect and there is a kitchen...
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 4 Aug 2021
calculush1, Your review and rating of our hotel mean a lot to us, and we thank you for taking the time to share this experience. We want you to know that your feedback and description of your experience at our hotel is of utmost importance to us. The deposit will be refunded upon check out if everything is acceptable in the room, and may take up to 7 business days to be returned to your credit card. Give the refunded deposit time to show up in your account, and then if you still have questions regarding billing, please call us at the hotel and we can discuss the matter. We also appreciate the tips for future guests who can benefit from such advice. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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mguelker wrote a review Feb 2020
Bellingham, Washington
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week in this place recently. It would have been a shorter visit but they wanted a fee for canceling our reservation. This place advertises that it is friendly and a romantic place to stay. Neither is true. The clerks at the desk were curt and brusque and not friendly. There was nothing romantic about this place, either. The bed was miserable. It was a box springs type mattress. Who still uses those. At least a pillow top would have been a step up but no. My shoulders and back still ache as a result of a week on the lousy mattress. The room, though remodeled at some point, is in need of paint and repair. The exterior of the hotel has been repainted but the paint is still tacky. The roof of the room off the lobby where you were expected to eat breakfast leaked badly and the water on the floor sat untouched until it dried up on its own. That didn’t really matter to us as we didn’t bother to eat breakfast there as the food offerings were all old and stale. Our room was not serviced three of the days we stayed so the bed was not made and towels not replaced and trash not taken away. This is supposed to be a Clarion Hotel, the top of the line Choice Collection. It makes you wonder if Choice ever inspects their properties.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 10 Feb 2020
We appreciate your candid and detailed feedback, many thanks. Whilst we are pleased that the team member who spoke with you was professional and helpful, we are sorry that so many aspects of your stay disappointed you. We will review in detail all of your comments with our management team, and we will investigate what actions we can take to improve our future guests' experiences with us. Again, we really appreciate your constructive review, and we hope that you might enjoy a better stay with us in the future. Best Regards, Ray, Customer Care Team
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Robert B wrote a review Jun 2022
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We gave it 5 💥💥💥💥💥 Because the Quality of the accommodations and little things like an ICE MACHINE NOT an ice dispenser.
Great coffee easy to load and unload. Very close to all we were going to see. Internet + tv were very strong. Excellent Mattress + sheets and comforter .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 2 Jul 2022
Dear Robert B, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to having you with us again soon.
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Rachaelsgirl wrote a review May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have tried for 3 days to cancel online. I booked 2 nights & after having a bad experience at a Quality Inn in Sacramento on Jibboom I decided I can’t stay at anything less than a Comfort Inn.

Today I’m supposed to arrive & finally gave up & called Customer Services. They said they can’t cancel the hotel can & transferred me without telling me they were transferring me. I talked to the guy at the hotel. I will be charged $77 for the first night but the second can be cancelled. I thought that was total crap but whatever. He said he can’t cancel it I needed to call Customer Service. I called them back & they said only the hotel can cancel it. Finally I called the hotel directly & the guy said he will tell his manager but I will still be charged for $77.

I am not sure why I will still be charged considering NO ONE can cancel this damn reservation! I will update this if I am not charged.

At this point I would not recommend this place & certainly will never consider this or any other Clarion in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 11 May 2021
Rachaelsgirl, Thank you for sharing your experience, and I am so sorry to learn that we failed to meet your expectations of quality service and accommodations. The standard procedure in such cases is to confer with management regarding what can be done to resolve the error, as our staff is not authorized to make decisions which conflict with policy. Please feel free to contact us if this situation has not been resolved to your satisfaction. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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James wrote a review Aug 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights during the concourse - It was $1,350 When we got there they informed us that there was no maid service because of COVID- they did not clean the room. Over 3 days, they didn't even pick up the big pile of towels that the room next to us in the hall. there was never anyone at the desk and the breakfast was out in the lobby 24 hours a day - it was so old nobody even wanted to eat it
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 17 Aug 2021
Jaames1234, Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. We take it very seriously as we appreciate your effort to voice out your sentiments. Rest assured that everything you said will be forward to the management team so they can tackle this issue as soon as possible. We take this business very seriously and assure you that management has taken all the steps to make sure that all the rooms are clean and our ultimate goal is to make sure each guest had a comfortable stay. Again, thank you for your time and feedback. We sincerely hope you will give us another chance to provide you with superior service and accommodations on your next visit We are doing our very best to make sure you are safe. Best of health!
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KAREN K wrote a review Mar 2021
MERCED
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We brought our electric bikes and got a lower lever room with no issues to bring them in at night. The fridge and microwave were perfect. The bed was so comfortable we totally passed out. I was going to stay at Olympia Lodge and glad I cancelled. I don't need a fancy breakfast with Covid going on I know it is hard. It appears it is a family business I like that much better. I told Mike we would stay there again because it was so comfortable and not uptight and no noise at all. Plus it was really cool to see the deer and just chill. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 7 Mar 2021
Hey Karen, Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate the time that you have taken to leave such a detailed review of your stay with us. We are glad that you loved the room and the amenities and found our accommodation quiet and comfortable, and it's nice to read that our location suited you. We are also pleased to hear that our service impressed you. Thank you for recommending our property to prospective guests and letting us know that you will revisit us. This means a lot to us. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back many more times in the future. Best Regards, Ray, Customer Care Team
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D B wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is nice and quiet. Parking is tight. Room was an average motel. Breakfast was very cheap and meagre, one look and we decided to go somewhere else in town.
But the worst was the shower water pressure. They are trying to save my putting in low water pressure shower heads but do not realize that instead of 5 minutes in the shower, guests will spend 30 minutes when you have very little water falling on your body to remove the soap. Not coming back here.
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Date of stay: June 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 11 Oct 2021
D B, We want to apologize for the shower issues and to assure you that this inconvenience has been addressed thanks to your feedback. All guest complaints are taken seriously, and we want to assure you that the problem you brought to our attention is being addressed. We will also be working on improving our breakfast service, we promise better options next time. Thank you for the great feedback and we look forward to serving you again.
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Rex S wrote a review Aug 2020
Hilo, Hawaii
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tired of the inland heat, I headed to Pacific Grove and this nice quiet hotel was perfect. Very clean, convenient drive up / park in front of my room and in the morning the cheerful sounds of various birds was quite pleasant. Walkable to the ocean.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Dear guest, We are always pleased to receive feedback from our visitors in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating and comments - thank you very much. We are glad to hear that you liked our accommodation and found it peaceful, and it's nice to read that our parking facility was convenient for you. We also hope your stay was comfortable, and our proximity to the ocean suited you. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back many more times in the future. Best Regards, Ray, Customer Care Team
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Christopher C wrote a review Jul 2021
Reno, Nevada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice room at the quieter part of Lighthouse Ave. Close to downtown and gate to 17 mile drive as well as the Ocean Front Drive along the bay. Property is well maintained. The only downside was there is no indoor seating for breakfast. We took ours to the room which was OK, but I would suggest to management to provide trays so the food can be transported in one or two trips instead of several trips up and down the stairs.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Responded 4 Jul 2021
Christopher C, Thank you for sharing your perspective of our hotel’s accommodations and services! It is so rewarding to hear that we were able to provide a comfortable and convenient experience while staying with us near downtown and the Bay. Your feedback and suggestions can really help as well. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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Extremely Lucky K wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here!!! They will take your stuff and act like they didn't!!!!"
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john r wrote a tip Jul 2023
Austin, Texas1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep shopping, others available in the area."
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MLAbug wrote a tip Jun 2022
Lake Tahoe (California), California1,375 contribution210 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Coming from the Bay Area - give ample time for travel!"
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Jasmine M. wrote a tip May 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no good rooms, all rooms are outdated with paper thin walls"
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scottminer53 wrote a tip Apr 2022
West End, North Carolina41 contributions51 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't choose any rooms if you expect coffee with breakfast!"
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S$171 - S$326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Nearby attractions include Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (0.6 km), Asilomar State Beach (1.2 km), and Lovers Point Park (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red House Cafe, Passionfish, and Fandango Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (2.8 km), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (2.7 km), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (4.5 km).
Is The Wilkie's Inn - Clarion Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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