We booked two rooms, for 3 people, each for a week. The Deluxe Queen and Deluxe King rooms each have plenty of space, comfortable beds and were thoroughly cleaned! The deer visit the property often and the Butterfly Sanctuary is just a few feet from the back of the motel. Butterfly Grove is very conveniently located in Pacific Grove. It's a downhill 7-10 minute walk to the ocean and a 5 minute walk into downtown. The parking spaces are located directly in front of the rooms. They have an ice machine and a vending machine on the property also. There is no kitchen, but with plenty of counter space, a decent size fridge and a small microwave, we were able to create our own "kitchen" and eat plenty of sandwiches, melts, chickens, snacks, etc..., which saved us a ton of money from having to eat out in this pricey town. TIP: If you're staying here for more than 1-2 nights and want to make food, make sure to bring some paper plates and plastic forks/knives/napkins.
--They have Direct TV :) with many more channels than other inns in the area
--The rooms are very spacious
--The water pressure is decent for a motel!
--The bath towels are super for drying off. They're not made of the usual cheap material most motels offer. I love their bath towels!
--They have very good coffee either outside the lobby (due to Covid) and/or in the room.
--There is a work space and plenty of drawers.
--Sid is great at answering any questions or solving any issues that come up.
-- I had no issues with thin walls or hearing people in other rooms. The doors do slam a bit if one is not careful, but that's up to each guest to remember.
A couple of places where they could improve:
--The fireplace doesn't have specific directions and would go off and on as it pleased. Perhaps a small guide book explaining how to use the TV, the fireplace, the fan, etc... would be helpful to guests.
-- The alarm clock was possessed...it went off at any hour even after I had turned everything off. I finally unplugged it.
-- Perhaps stocking the room with a couple more bars of soap would be good as the bars are small and run out quickly.
-- There are minor cosmetic areas that could use some repairs: the base of the showers/tubs, some cracks/bumps in the concrete, landscaping, etc... to help modernize the place a bit.
Overall, I definitely hope to return to Butterfly Grove next year. This is a great place, quiet, clean and friendly. There aren't too many places where you can "live" in the woods and be at the ocean within 3 minutes. Thanks for a great week Butterfly Grove. See you soon :)