Martine Inn

255 Ocean View Blvd. P.o. Box 330, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Innkeeper(s): Don Martine
 
  • Introduction

    Martine Inn

    At the center of the Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove is distinguished by the Martine Inn. Renovated by Don Martine, an expert on Victoriana, the expansive 130-year-old home is an outstanding hostelry furnished with museum quality antiques. Overlooking Monterey Bay, the Inn offers some of the finest views available to Peninsula visitors. Guests enjoy breakfast served on antique Sheffield silver, play billiards in the game room, relax in the courtyard with its oriental fountain, and examine lovingly restored vintage MG automobiles. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey's Cannery Row are only four blocks away.

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    Martine Inn

    "One of America's top 12 B&Bs" --Country Inn Magazine

    "One of the 8 best B&Bs in Historic Homes" -- Bon Appetit

    "One glance at the lavish Victorian interior and the incredible bay views and you will know why this Mediterranean-style inn is one of the best in the area" -- Frommers

    "I'm not sure whether I was more excited about staying at Don Martine's Bed and Breakfast Inn or seeing his outstanding collection of MGs displayed in various garages situated right on the grounds." -- Vintage Motorsport, Howard Koby

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Don Martine for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our guests com the Martine Inn to celebrate special occasions, build personal relationships and create a romantic interlude.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    The Martine Inn has the finest museum quality American Antiques with unexcelled views of the Pacific Ocean waves crashing against the rocky coastline of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary, and wood burning fireplaces.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Pacific Grove is a quiet romantic Victorian town with over 120 buildings existing that were built prior to 1900 located on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula with total waterfront access on bicycle and walking paths.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The compliment we receive most frequently is the guest is amazed at the attention to detail of the facility and to the guest needs.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Monterey County has more acres of fine wine vineyards than Napa and Sonoma and has been chosen as the best place to visit and wine taste, over Napa and Sonoma.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    There is so much to do and see you could not see everything in a week. Fisherman’s Wharf 2 hours, Monterey Bay Aquarium 4 hours, Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive 2 hours, artistic downtown Carmel 4 hours, Highway 1 drive to Big Sur 4 hours, Cannery Row 2 hours, wine tasting vineyards tour 1 day, hiking in Point lobos State Park, 4 hours, 200 year old adobe buildings in Old Monterey capitol under Spain and Mexico 4 hours, whale watch boat trip 4 hours, play golf on one of 21 courses 4 hours, races at Laguna Seca Raceway 4 hours, Steinbeck Center 2 hours, bike the coastal Trail of 17 miles 2 hours, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 2 hours, Point Pinos Lighthouse tour 1 hour.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row is 1500 feet from the Martine Inn. The edge of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary is directly in front of the in inn as is the coastal hike and bike trail. Three of the top ten restaurants in the county are in downtown Pacific Grove a quarter mile walk along the coastal trail.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Check www.martineinn.com things to do and the restaurants our guests enjoy most are shown with links to each.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.martineinn.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The Martine Inn has 25 guest rooms at 4 different prices depending on bed size, fireplace, views.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept not have any pets in the Martine Inn. A pet hotel is located 5 blocks away.

     

  • Amenities

    Martine Inn Front View

    Included In The Room Rate:

    • Gourmet breakfast on silver, crystal and lace
    • Evening wine, hot hors d'oeuvres, antipasto and fruit platters
    • Wood burning fireplaces, wood provided
    • Soft terry bathrobes provided in your room
    • Private phone, clock radio, hair dryer and refrigerators
    • Free parking on the lawn under the trellis
    • Free Wi-Fi throughout all buildings and grounds
    • Free Computer with high speed connection in library
    • Free coffee, bottled water and sodas
    • Free afternoon snacks
    • Free 800 and local phone calls
    • Free fresh fruit in a silver wedding basket in the entry
    • Free newspaper at your door each morning
    • 1000 book library for your reading pleasure
    • Free Billiard table in the game room
    • Delightful rose gardens
    • Landscaped courtyard with tables and lounge chairs
    • Vintage MGs, gas pumps, auto posters on display

    Martine Inn

    There are ground floor and 2nd floor sitting rooms in which you can relax and enjoy the view. These are available 24 hours a day. These rooms have spectacular views of the waves crashing against the rocky coastline of Pacific Grove.

    Sally Parke was the sister of James Parke - one of the original owners' daughters and an excellent early California landscape painter. She studied in Paris and her paintings are highly valued today. Some are displayed at the Inn along with many other famous artists of the Monterey Peninsula. You can see how the Monterey Peninsula looked through their eyes and talent almost 100 years ago and compare that with current photos.

    Pool Table

    Enjoy our 1917 nickelodeon and 1890 White Oak pool table. Also view an original stained glass window from the M.G. Factory in England, historic Mercedes Benz posters and Don Martine's MG trophy case.

     

     

     

    Courtyard


    The courtyard once contained 3 Oriental ponds with an arched bridge over the center pond. One of the daughters of the Parkes fell into one of the ponds and they filled 2 of them for safety reasons and cemented in a shuffle board area. It is a wonderful, quiet area for reading or sunbathing, protected on all 4 sides from the wind. It is also the prime area for the many weddings that take place at the Inn.




    Library
    Our library is full of interesting and informative material such as restaurant menus, awards presented to the Inn, over 1,000 books, current magazines and portfolios of pictures of the Inn's restoration, special events held here, the car collection and racing photos. You can play checkers, sit and read, lounge by the fireplace or just people watch. The inlaid mahogany and oak floor brings thoughts of long ago. Pictures of the Parke family and Don and his mother and father hang in oval frames over the fireplace and marble mantle clock. A huge copper/brass floor lamp with large fringed shade casts a soft glow in the room.
     

    Piano




    Hear the actual style and personality of many of the great pianists of the 1920s and 1930s on our 1923 reproducing baby grand piano. The rolls were made by the pianist playing on a special machine that measured volume, speed, intensity, inflection, etc. The special rolls contain 10 more lines of information than a normal player piano. Only the very wealthy of the early 1900s could afford the rolls, which cost typically more than a factory worker's day's pay.

     

    Dining

    Our entry has brochures and local publications for you to review and has coffee, tea and hot chocolate from early morning until 9 pm. Afternoon snacks are also presented in the entry area. A featured item on the stairs' second landing is a water color painted by Sandra Leitzinger of Martine Inn and our famous 1950 MG TD Von Neuman Special Racecar.

    The use of silver in the late 1800's is one of the major changes in lifestyle between then and now. We have collected a very significant collection of both flatware and hollow-ware from the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s. You can see spoon warmers, asparagus trays and tongs, merry-go-round cruet sets and flatware silver set Lancaster Rose made by Gorham and introduced in 1896 that has 40 pieces to each place setting and 86 serving pieces. Your breakfast table will be set with some of these silver pieces.

    Ice & Beverages - If you want ice, we are happy to bring it to you. Please ask the staff to bring you any of the beverages on our wine list. It will be presented to you on a silver tray with glasses appropriate to the beverage. This service is available from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

     

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast Table

    Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Breakfast is hand served at your table. We have a full time chef who prepares a different entree everyday. The entrees are special dishes designed by us and not available anywhere else. Along with the entree is a fresh baked product such as a muffin, freshly squeezed orange or apple juice, seasonal fresh fruit, coffee, tea, milk. All of our food is hand served at your table on fine china, silver, crystal and lace. Our service is Victorian style and will provide you with some pleasant surprises.

    Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a fruit tray and a vegetable tray with dip are served in the dining room each evening from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Beverages served are Monterey County white and
    red wines, Martinelli's Sparkling Cider and water.
    Help yourself.

    Hot and cold hors d'oeuvresHot and cold hors d'oeuvres

     
  • Activities

    View

    Aquarium Tickets

    Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium are available from our office at the same rate as at the gate. They are "anytime" admission tickets and will allow you admission without waiting in line. They are 2 day tickets allowing you to return the next day at no additional charge.

    Monterey Bay Whale Watch Tickets

    Daily trips are led by marine biologists and experienced captains. Tickets are available from the innkeepers.

    National Steinbeck Center In Salinas 

    John Steinbeck lived in Pacific Grove for a considerable portion of his life. In fact, Don Martine used to deliver the Monterey Herald to their home in P.G. Tickets for the extensive exhibits at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas are available from the innkeepers.

  • Soothing Pacific Grove Spa Treatments & Massages

    Spa Treatments

    Relax and enjoy a large variety of Pacific Grove spa treatments and massages brought into the peace and privacy of your own room.  Couples may request simultaneous appointments with two therapists, or more economically, split your session with one therapist.  Deep tissue and sports massage are also available.  Feel confident with the skills and the experience of the practitioners taking care of you at the Martine Inn.  All of our therapists are licensed, registered and insured, and many of them have been treating our guests since we opened over 25 years ago. Our Pacific Grove hotel guests have stated that they experienced the “best massage of their life” right here at the Martine Inn.  If you are interested in aroma therapy, wraps or facial
    massages, they are available too. Ask if your room
    can accommodate our massage team.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    The Martine Inn has six meeting and conference rooms and is ideal for your small meetings whether a board meeting or sales meeting, a planning meeting or a staff meeting, a budget meeting or a training meeting ... executive or staff meeting. We have the right size meeting room for you. Our Martine Inn Meeting Director of Events will see to your every need: room layout; audio visual equipment; DSL; WiFi; and personal attention that may be missing with larger meeting venues.

    Food for your meetings may include breakfast, snacks, luncheons, receptions, dinners, banquets ... all cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients - to your exact specifications by our long-time chef. Our location on the rocky coastline of the Monterey Bay is a 5-10 minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Wine Tasting. We can readily make arrangements with the Aquarium, Whale Watch, Steinbeck Center, Kayaking and many others for tickets and services.

    Please contact us for specific price quotes and questions: Anne Ross, Director of Events (800.852.5588; anne@martineinn.com)

  • Weddings

    Weddings

    A Martine Inn Wedding on the Monterey Bay -- Memories for a Lifetime!

    Over the past 20 years, the Martine Inn has staged hundreds of weddings - from two person elopements to groups of 120 guests. Our bride and groom have come from as near as Monterey to as far away as Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and the European continent. Whether simple or lavish in style, accented by antique cars, horse drawn carriages, harp music or rock and roll bands, a Martine Inn wedding is the ideal way to begin the best that is yet-to-be.

    "It was absolutely perfect and more than I had dreamed."
    Robyn & Landon Amberg

    Locations

    The Martine Inn offers many locations for your wedding, both inside and garden, on site and waterfront park locations. We will set them up according to your desires - creating a special unique atmosphere that will be perfect for you and your guests.

    Consulting

    We have an experienced wedding consultant on-staff for advising, organizing and coordinating. We have been producing unique weddings for over 20 years and have consulted with thousands of brides. You can be assured we will listen to what you want, draw on our vast experience and complete the wedding you have dreamed of all your life.

    Music

    Create the perfect mood for your wedding or reception with a harpist, string quartet, chamber music, piano, band or disc jockey. Over our 20 years of presenting weddings, we have many resources to assure you have the musical experience of a lifetime.

    Horse & BuggyWedding Decorations

    Plants, balloons, arches, candelabra, butterflies and doves for personalizing this special occasion. The sky is the limit! Your choices are endless and we are happy to assist with ideas.

    Minister

    Either religious or nondenominational male or female available for a donation of $150 and up.

    "Thanks for making our wedding fantastic beyond our expectations." - Brian Eastman

    Beverages

    Champagne, wine, beer, sparkling cider, mineral water, carbonated drinks served by the bottle or fountain.

    Food

    Intimate dinners at the Martine Inn are a truly special occasion. Food is freshly prepared in our kitchen with many recipes from the original 1880's White House Cookbook.

    Photographer

    Sample works of local photographers specializing in weddings are available. Your photo album is extremely important and we can assist you in this selection with lists of experienced and capable - reliable - experts.

    Hours

    1 - 5 p.m. for less than 50 guests. If the entire Inn is booked, wedding reception hours are flexible.

    Elopements

    The perfect place for an intimate and private elopement is the Martine Inn. A special package is available to meet your financial and privacy needs.

    Fees

    • Up to fifty guests $1500
    • Fifty to one hundred and twenty-five guests (plus ... must book the entire Inn) $2500+
    • No date can be confirmed until the above fee is paid. The use fees are non refundable and for that date only.
    • All prices for flowers, music, decorations, minister, photographer, beverages, and food are in addition to the use fee.

    "Your attention to detail is unmatched." - Gloria Wiley

  • Christmas Magic at the Martine Inn

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  • History

    History

    This gracious palace that sits high on the cliffs of Pacific Grove overlooking the rocky coastline of the Monterey Bay, was built in 1899. In 1901 Laura and James Parke, of Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals, purchased it for their family home. Laura is remembered as a reigning regal lady who entertained many dignitaries in this beautiful home. The house was originally a true Victorian with a cupola, dormers and grape arbors.

    Remodeling was almost constant on the house. The living and dining rooms were extended six feet utilizing the grape arbor as a foundation. The cupolas and dormers were removed, the house was stuccoed, and six foot high walls were erected enclosing the estate. It was converted from a Victorian to a Mediterranean style house. In 1925 a large playroom was added for the Parkes' two adopted daughters, Louisa and Francine, as well as an apartment for Mrs. Parke's brother. The maids' quarters were expanded to meet the needs of the expanded home.

    The remodeling was performed by Richard Chivers with much of the molding, railings and cabinetwork made by the water-driven equipment in Mr. Chiver's PG shop. James Parke, being fond of exotic wood, employed Richard to purchase wood in San Francisco and to create Siamese Teak outside gates, Honduras Mahogany trim in the parlor and dining rooms, and a Spanish Cedar staircase.

    There is a pond with an Oriental fountain located in the courtyard behind the house that is protected by a 14 foot high wall. The carriage house directly faces the courtyard. In past years, the carriage house held various makes of cars, including a 1937 Packard Dual Cowl Phaeton. The Parkes' nephew, James Oliver, was the chauffeur and caretaker with his quarters there.

    The old staff call system no longer operates, but the number box and bell still exist on the kitchen wall. Buttons were located in each room and under the carpet in the dining room. Pushing the button caused the bell to ring in the kitchen. The servants would check the number to tell them which room needed service.

    In 1942 Mrs. Parke, along with many other Pacific Grove citizens, sighted submarines in the Bay. When renovation first began. Mr. Parke was already in poor health, and the frightening experience of sighting the submarines took its toll. The Parke estate was sold to Nancy Ryan and the Parkes moved into the Forest Hill Hotel, living out the rest of their lives there.

    In 1972 Norah and Homer Martine and their son Don purchased the Parke home. Twelve years later Don fully renovated the grand mansion. He replaced the worn out plumbing, installed a new heating system with individual room controls and replaced the old knob and tube wiring. All fixtures are authentic, turn of the century antiques, including push button light switches, claw foot tubs, brass fixtures, marble sinks, etc.

    Careful attention has been given to restoring the fine Victorian interior details, with paint removed from the mahogany and oak trim, inlaid oak and mahogany floor stripped and refinished. The ceilings on the ground floor were only 6½ feet high, which was fine at the turn of the century but unsatisfactory by today's standards. The cement floor had to be removed and lowered two feet, requiring new foundations be poured for the front of the house. The game room was completed shortly after the opening of the inn in 1984. The game room is located in the former shuffle board and patio furniture storage area.

    Sally Parke was the sister of James and lived in a home constructed for her on the family compound. She was trained in Paris and is a renowned early California landscape artist. Some of her art is shown in the Parlor and other artwork of that period and style are shown throughout the inn.

    The former maids' quarters were on the first floor next to the kitchen, and were the private area for Don, who continued to reside in the house from 1984 through 1989. In 1989 Don purchased the house to the rear of the Carriage House as his residence. The doorbell, phone and TV cameras are all active in this house so someone is available 24 hours a day.

    After the completion of the building restoration, Don researched authentic Victorian wall coverings and paint colors to complete the luxurious interior design. Each room is entirely different in color, wall covering, fabrics, and furniture design. Furnishings have been carefully selected for each room to fit the style, size and ambiance of that room. Most of the furnishings are museum quality with preference for American antiques from 1800 through 1890.

    During the search for antiques, some particularly outstanding bedroom suites were obtained: the Malarin Estate's incredible Mahogany suite that was exhibited in the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair; the magnificent Eastlake suite from the estate of C.K. McClatchy, including his bowl and pitcher set; Edith Head's bedroom suite, including her early commissioned portrait; an 1860 Chippendale Revival four-poster bed with canopy and side curtains, highboy and lowboy; and others.

    Don Martine has selected the finest Victorian and Old Sheffield silver pieces you could imagine and they are used daily. In addition, Don has an interesting collection of old MG's and races them in the vintage races. A display area for some of the vintage MGs is located to the rear of the Carriage house.

    The entire process of the design, furnishing, decorating and services for guests is to recreate the experience one would have had if they had been the individual guests of the Parkes at the turn of the century.

  • Classic MGs

    Classic MGs

    Don Martine has been interested in cars since he was three years of age. A picture of him with a grease gun, attempting to lubricate his pedal car (age three) is in the display area at his Martine Inn - An elegant Bed & Breakfast that overlooks the magnificent Monterey Bay. Don's interest in MGs began in 1950 when his father, Homer Martine, purchased a 1949 MGTC. This interest was furthered when he watched Johnny Von Neumann drive his 1950 MGTD Special to victory at the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races... a car that Don now owns and has on display.

    The MG display area contains watercolors by Sandra Leitzinger, oil paintings by Peter Hearsey, posters, prints, photos, tools, signs, gas pumps, historic helmets, paraphernalia and checkered flag black and white-tiled floor. Don has a restoration shop near the inn where he restores these cars and builds the race engines for the race cars. Some of the cars that may be on display include the following cars. Note: If the doors to this display are closed, please ask the staff to open them so that you may see the cars up close.

    For photos and additional stories: Visit Don Martine's Motorsports Website

    • 1932 MG D: four-seater, 850 cc, 4-cylinder,overhead cam, three-speed transmission. 208 made.
    • 1933 MG L2 Roadster: 1,087 cc, six-cylinder, overhead cam, four-speed transmission. 85 made.
    • 1948 MG TC: supercharged, four-cylinder push rod, 1.5 litre, four-speed transmission, dunlop 16-inch racing wheels, Alfin drum brakes. 10,000 made.
    • 1949 MG Y Sedan: four-cylinder, pushrod, 1.25 litre, four-speed trans, hydraulic brakes, factory sunroof, wind out windshield, roll up rear window shade, built-in jacks. 6,000 made.
    • 1949 MG TC Roadster: four-cylinder, pushrod, 1.25 litre, four-speed transmission, absolutely original. 10,000 made.
    • 1950 MG TD Von Neumann Special Roadster: four-cylinder, pushrod, 1.5 litre, TC trans, Alfin drum brakes, Borranni wire wheels, aluminum body by Emil Deidt, most winning west coast racer in 1950-51. One only.
    • 1951 Daimler Empress Sports Sedan: body by Hooper, 2.5 litre, pushrod, six-cylinder, Wilson preselector transmission. 90 made.
    • 1953 MG TD, MK II, Roadster: four-cylinder pushrod, 1.25 litre, larger carbs, larger valves, two fuel pumps, eight shocks, higher compression factory competition TD. 1,700 made.
    • 1955 MG TF 1500 Convertible Pickup: four-cylinder pushrod, 1.5 litre, chassis stretched 1 ft., pick up box added, made by Jack Anderson to house his wheelchair. One only.
    • 1960 MG A Roadster: 1.622 liter, four-cylinder, pushrod, four-speed transmission, disc brakes, 100 mph car. 31,501 made.
    • 1963 MG 1300 Sedan: 1275 cc, pushrod, four-cylinder, transverse engine, front wheel drive, factory race car. 1 only.
    • 1967 MG B Roadster: 1789 cc, four-cylinder, pushrod, four-speed transmission, plus overdrive. 15,128 made.
  • Media Reviews

    Bon Appetit

    "...an elegant bed & breakfast...cozy and intimate... appealing decor...spectacular bay view." Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appetit

    South Florida Business Journal

    "One of the best is Martine's Bed & Breakfast." Bob Hosmon, South Florida Business Journal

    Innsider Magazine

    "The incredible view is a bonus enjoyed during a stay at The Martine Inn...one traveler's seal of approval." John Monaghan, Innsider Magazine

    Vacations Magazine

    One of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in the US. Gail Rickey Vacations Magazine

    Country Inns Magazine

    One of the 12 Best Inns in the US. Gail, Country Inns Magazine

    Bon Appetit

    One of the 8 Best Inns in the US. - Bon Appetit

    Glamour Magazine

    "A clifftop mansion overlooking Monterey Bay boasts handsome rooms, museum quality antiques and special amenities." Glamour Magazine

    The Oregonian

    "The Martine Inn is a place to soothe the psyche... plus good food, outstanding comfort and hospitality." Rolla Crick, The Oregonian

    Fresno Bee

    "Inn offers more than serenity." Kathey Clavey, Fresno Bee

    The Sunday Times

    "But then, The Martine Inn - like its friendly owner - is no ordinary bed and breakfast."

    George Medevoy, The Sunday Times

    Eastside Journal

    "Elegant restoration still stunning at Martine Inn on Monterey Bay." Fred & Mardi Nystrom, Eastside Journal

    Marin Independent Journal

    "The Martine Inn's spacious dining room offers a breathtaking view of Monterey Bay." Paul Lee Cannon, Marin Independent Journal

    Peninsula Magazine

    "With a meticulous eye for detail, the Martines have created a place where each room is distinctly different and each is a visual feast." Peninsula Magazine

    The Road Most Traveled

    One of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in the US. - The Road Most Traveled

    Californian

    "You'll find old fashioned elegance at The Martine Inn." Ute Lange, Californian

    Pacific Sun

    "The inn is a comfortable, antique-filled place." Linda Viques, Pacific Sun

    Wine Country

    "The least quaint from the outside and the most impressive on the inside is The Martine Inn." Wine Country

    Top 10: B & B Hall of Fame

    "Looking for a dazzling view of Monterey Bay? You can wake to one at The Martine Inn."

    Bill Bernsohn, Top 10: B & B Hall of Fame

    Williams Sonoma Taste

    "Owner Don Martine has filled the B&B with a thoughtful collection of antiques."

    Kimberly Chun, Williams Sonoma Taste

    Enterprise

    "Sadly, we didn't spend much time at the beach, or even at shops or clubs. The Martine Inn was entirely too lovely to leave." Debra Ramos, Enterprise

    Herald

    "Next time you are in the mood for a short or lengthy escape....take a trip to The Martine Inn." Joan Lund, Herald

    Tolucan Times

    "The Martine Inn of Pacific Grove is a paradise found." Sarah Rustam, Tolucan Times

    Sunday Telegraph, London

    "In Pacific Grove we stayed in the Martine Inn, a charming family-owned guest house that has the added attraction of a vintage car museum on the premises." Toby Young, Sunday Telegraph, London

    The Desert Leaf

    "My husband and I chose the Martine Inn for our stay in Monterey because it was on Ocean View Boulevard, there's a magnificent Pacific Coast view, and it's only a 10-minute walk from Cannery Row and Pacific Grove....Perfect!." Lauray Yule, The Desert Leaf

    Lonely Planet California & Nevada Travel Guide

    "Pacific Grove boasts plenty of B & Bs, but for a special treat the charm and comfort of the Martine Inn are hard to beat." Lonely Planet California & Nevada Travel Guide

    Hidden San Francisco & Northern California AAA

    "Commanding front & center view of the spectacular waterfront is the Martine Inn."

    Pamela Lanier, Hidden San Francisco & Northern California AAA

    Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfast

    "Elegant museum quality American Antiques." Pamela Lanier, Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfast

    Official Guide to American Historic Inns

    "The Martine Inn is a beautiful spot for romantic getaways and weddings." Deborah Sakach, Official Guide to American Historic Inns

    Selected Hotels & Inns North America

    "Warm touches - a fresh rose, fruit basket, huge bath sheet and chocolate on your pillow at night all add to your welcome." Les Welcome, Selected Hotels & Inns North America

    Elegant Small Hotels

    "Veteran antique collector, Don Martine has carefully filled this Victorian-turned- Mediterranean mansion with his extensive collection of pewter and sterling silver, vintage autos, and early Californian Art." Pamela Lanier, Elegant Small Hotels

    American Favorite Inns, B&B & Small Hotels West Coast

    "Perfect location within walking distance of the Aquarium, Cannery Row and the Wharf."

    Sandva Soule, American Favorite Inns, B&B & Small Hotels West Coast

    Meeting Planners Guide to Historic Places

    "The grounds feature a courtyard pond and oriental fountain, a carriage house, and a display area for several vintage MGs." Meeting Planners Guide to Historic Places national Tourist for Historic Preservation

    Romantic America presents Romantic California

    "Innkeeper Don Martine has thought of every detail to make your stay delightful." Ken Christensen, Romantic America presents Romantic California

    Frommers 2000 California

    "One glance at the lavish Victorian interior and the incredible bay views and you'll know why this Mediterranean-style inn is one of the best B& Bs in the area." Frommers 2000 California

    Fodors Americas Best Bed & Breakfast 1999

    "Elegance, grace, and service are the keys to the Martine Inn." Fodors Americas Best Bed & Breakfast 1999

    Recommended Country Inns West Coast

    "As you might suppose in a house this large, the bedrooms are spacious, almost regal."

    Julianne Belote, Recommended Country Inns West Coast

    Special Places

    "For fun and games visit the game room with its 1890's billiard table and nickelodeon."

    Fred & Mardi Nystrom, Special Places

    The Romantic Pacific Coast

    So call your sweetheart on the phone, set aside some time, make a reservation, and experience a glorious trip into the past. Ken Christensen, The Romantic Pacific Coast

    Hidden San Francisco & Northern California

    "Commanding a front and center view of the spectacular waterfront is The Martine Inn."

    Marin Van Young, Hidden San Francisco & Northern California

    Best Places Northern California

    "Several intimate sitting rooms offset three large common areas: the library, the main dining room (with a dazzling view of the bay), and the breakfast parlor." Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Best Places Northern California

  • How To Find Us

    Martine Inn, a Pacific Grove hotel, overlooks the Monterey Bay. The Martine Inn is only four blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and nearby Pebble Beach and Carmel. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to directions, please contact our staff for assistance.

    From the Monterey Airport

    1. Exit the airport on Airport Road
    2. Turn right on Highway 68
    3. Continue to Highway 1 South
    4. Continue to Highway 68 West Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    5. Turn right at the stoplight
    6. This will become Forest Ave
    7. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd
    8. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd. Continue 1/2 mile
    9. Turn into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the lawn under the trellis

    From the San Jose Airport

    1. Take Highway 101 South
    2. Continue approximately 40 minutes
    3. Take Highway 156 West
    4. Continue 4-5 miles 
    5. This will merge with Highway 1 South
    6. Continue for 16-18 miles
    7. Take the Highway 68 West, Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    8. Turn right at the stoplight
    9. This will turn into Forest Ave.
    10. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd.
    11. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd. Continue ½ mile
    12. Turn right into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the grass
    13. You may also park on either side of Ocean View Blvd

    From the San Francisco Airport

    1. Take Highway 101 South
    2. Continue approximately 1½ hours
    3. Take Highway 156 West
    4. Continue 4-5 miles
    5. This will merge with Highway 1 South
    6. Continue for 16-18 miles
    7. Take the Highway 68 West, Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    8. Turn right at the stoplight
    9. This will turn into Forest Ave.
    10. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd.
    11. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd
    12. Continue ½ mile
    13. Turn right into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the grass
    14. You may also park on either side of Ocean View Blvd

    From Los Angeles

    1. Take Highway 101 North
    2. Continue approximately 6 hours
    3. Take the "Monterey Peninsula" Exit -- It will be one of the first exits after the highway turns into a freeway in the Salinas area
    4. The freeway exit will end in a stopsign 
    5. Turn right and go under the overpass
    6. Continue 2.5 miles
    7. Turn left onto Highway 68 West -- There will be signs
    8. Continue for approximately 20 miles
    9. Take Highway 1 South
    10. Take the Highway 68 West, Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    11. Turn right at the stoplight
    12. This will turn into Forest Ave. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd.
    13. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd
    14. Continue ½ mile
    15. Turn right into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the grass
    16. You may also park on either side of Ocean View Blvd

    From Sacramento

    1. Take Highway 5 South to Santa Nella/Los Banos Exit
    2. Take 152 West
    3. Continue over Pacheco Pass and past Casa de Fruita
    4. Take 156 West through Hollister
    5. Take Highway 101 South
    6. After approximately 10 miles, re-exit onto Highway 156 West towards the Monterey Peninsula
    7. Continue 4-5 miles
    8. This will merge with Highway 1 South. Continue for 16-18 miles
    9. Take the Highway 68 West, Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    10. Turn right at the stoplight
    11. This will turn into Forest Ave
    12. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd.
    13. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd.
    14. Continue ½ mile
    15. Turn right into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the grass
    16. You may also park on either side of Ocean View Blvd

    From Fresno

    1. Take Highway 99 North
    2. Take Highway 152 West towards Los Banos
    3. Continue through Los Banos, over Pacheco Pass and past Casa de Fruita
    4. Take 156 West towards Hollister
    5. Take Highway 101 South
    6. After approximately 10 miles, re-exit onto Highway 156 West towards the Monterey Peninsula
    7. Continue 4-5 miles
    8. This will merge with Highway 1 South
    9. Continue for 16-18 miles
    10. Take the Highway 68 West, Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A
    11. Turn right at the stoplight
    12. This will turn into Forest Ave
    13. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd.
    14. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd. Continue ½ mile 
    15. Turn right into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the grass
    16. You may also park on either side of Ocean View Blvd
 
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