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“Gross, dingy, not up to par”

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Borg's Ocean Front Motel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

As soon as you walk in the carpets have off a funky smell, the drapes were gross, the bathroom was clean but super outdated, the beds were really uncomfortable, it's 2017 and our tv was smaller than my computer monitor, there's no fridge, and the walls are hallow you can here everyone above you and beside. The windows were filthy with construction on The backside. For The price and The location I'll just go down The street next time. The location is probably the only reason this place is still standing. It needs a Gordon Ramsay hotel hell episode to bring it back to life. P.s. the cleaning staff barged in my room at 9am after beating on my door with a do not disturb sign on the outside. Do yourself a favor stay somewhere else down the road and park at lovers point if you want to see it that bad.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Zach M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I visited The Borg every summer in the 60's with Mom and Gram. Just stayed there and nothing has changed since then. The Borg heirs have really gone cheap with the accommodations. We were in #128, oceanside on the second floor with a great ocean view. We found the room to have many negatives however, amongst them: Soiled vinyl curtains, missing cove base, no coffee maker or accessories, no fridge or microwave, no extra pillows, no paper pad or pen and a TV smaller than our computer monitor. Now nostalgia is great to a point, but with the lack of amenities and a $200 a night charge, this place is way overpriced. Hopefully new owners will buy the property, enlarge the rooms, keep it quaint, while at the same time bring it up to Motel 6 standards at least.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed here maybe 20 years ago and it was basic maybe a little run down. In July I needed a place to stay in PG for the feast of the lanterns and a family event. Borgs is right across the street from the ocean and lovers point park. You can sit on your balcony or look out ur window and watch the ocean and people on the path across the street. The room was quite comfortable. The bathroom was nice with a fully tiled shower. The room was clean n didnt hav any odd odors. The management was very friendly and so were the people staying in the room nxt door. Together we decorated our part of the balcony with hanging lanterns.
However, there is no fridge, no microwave, no hair dryer, no coffee maker in the room. But, they offer coffee, hot chocolate and tea in the lobby in the morning, the desk will also provide u with a hair dryer and if you need to keep something cold i suggest bringing an ice chest. I recommend the rooms in the front for full ocean view. They have other wings in the back. They also have ample parking. The price was very reasonable compared to other hotels. I am looking forward to staying there again

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank lj3650
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing more to add. The room needed updating and was somewhat tatty. The sheets were clean and there was coffee and donuts available free from reception in the morning, but nothing in the room.
Reception was pleasant and helpful, easy check in.

Would I stay again - possibly, if only in the knowledge that there are much worse places out there to stay at.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank frankie104
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have given this place a 5 star rating, simply because it was clean, affordable, and in a fantastic location. Many Monterey area hotels have priced us out. We just want something basic, clean, safe, and with good , off-street parking for our motorcycle. This fit the bill. 20 minute walk to Cannery Row, 1 minute walk to a swimable beach, and a coastal trail at the doorstep. All this for 129/night on a 4th of July weekend, with no minimum stay.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Borg's Ocean Front Motel

Address: 635 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2232
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pacific Grove
Price Range: ₹ 4,463 - ₹ 10,672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at Lover's Point overlooking spectacular Monterey Bay; across from beach and park. Many unobstructed ocean view rooms. Monterey Bay Aquarium, golf, restaurants and historic downtown Pacific Grove are all very close by. Free WIFI in all rooms. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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