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“Does not make the grade.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beachcomber Inn

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Beachcomber Inn
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Does not make the grade.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

The problem here is they are charging $102.75. Now if they were charging say $77.75 I would rate them as average. Room was OK and was spacious with big bathroom. But they had this massive rear projection TV that must have been 100 inch screen taking up a lot of space and it did not work!! As far as location goes you will not be staying here unless you are driving as is a bit isolated however is close to one of the gates for the "17 mile drive" where you can see how very wealthy people live. To be honest I think they are probably working out how to finance a refurbishment!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Lee M
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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salinas
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

This looks like or is a 1950 style motel. Second floor gives a better view of the ocean.
Amenities are few, you see what you get and pay for.

Room Tip: Best view from upstairs. Corners more likely to be quieter lacking on neighbor next door.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wesleyf f
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beachbum369, Manager at Beachcomber Inn, responded to this review, 4 December 2011
Thank you for an honest appraisal. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Wilton, CA
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100 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

This place is very strange...the office is never open; if you call to make a reservation, you get voice mail and they don't call you back; the phone in the room doesn't work; the carpets are filthy; people will wake you up at the crack of dawn with yelling across the parking lot or letting their kids run up and down the hall with no supervision which will prompt you to get out of bed and yell at them; BUT the location is really great. So, if you don't care, this isn't the worst place you can stay. However, my husband has been staying here since 1969 and it hasn't changed much. I can't give it a great review.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jacksondlz
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beachbum369, Manager at Beachcomber Inn, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Our office is open 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The office phone is answered by staff during office hours and forwarded to Monterey Reservations when the office is closed. Phones in guest rooms work for local calls only; no long distance. The rude behavior of some guests, and their children (staying with us for an anniversary celebration) just happened to coincide with this guests visit. We offer good value and a great location. Typically our guests are well behaved.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Quite simply this place is crap. Carpets dirty, filthy swimming pool, lies about when it gets fixed, horrible bathrooms with dirt everywhere. Appears more like a drug dealers tinnie house than an accommodating site. Dirty, filthy, squalor, should be condemned by the council as a national disgrace.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank peakleveldevil
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

I read all the reviews before going and hoped that all would be OK. Whilst I understand that changes in staff are on going, the cleanliness was extremly poor. As reported elsewhere carpets are incrediablly dirty and it appeared somebody had changed their bike oil in our room. My feet stuck to the carpet so I left my shoes on. The cleaning was so bad the cleaners had not spotted a previous occupants bath soap (and dirt) on the shower ledge; a finger mark across the CD player left a line and the "fuzz" under the bed was thick.

It costs very little to hire a carpet cleaner for a day or two and go through the place. The cleaners need to be shown how to clean and check their work.

Overall, I feel the owners are "sweating their asset" and not re-investing in what could be a gold mine.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank JonRees
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Additional Information about Beachcomber Inn

Property: Beachcomber Inn
Address: 1996 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Pacific Grove
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Grove
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,640 - ₹ 10,669
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachcomber Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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