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Jabberwock B&B

598 Laine Street , Monterey, CA 93940 USA (Show map)
127 Reviews
$169 - $359
per night

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WELCOME TO JABBERWOCK INN in Monterey, California. Set in a half-acre of gardens, this Craftsman-style bed and breakfast inn provides a fabulous view of Monterey Bay with its famous barking seals. When you're ready to settle in for the evening, you'll find huge Victorian beds complete with lace-edged sheets and goose-down comforters. Three rooms include Jacuzzi tubs for two. In the late afternoon, wine, hors d'oeuvres and aperitifs are served on an enclosed sun porch. After dinner, guests are tucked into bed with homemade cookies and milk. The Jabberwock B&B Inn is only five short blocks above Cannery Row (made famous by author John Steinbeck). Visit Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf and Point Lobos / Big Sur from our Monterey, CA B&B accommodation! The Monterey / Pacific Grove recreation trail, just four blocks down the hill, offers an extraordinary walking, jogging, and biking path. Perhaps you will want to go to Fisherman's Wharf or the Historic Adobes. In any case, as you meander, enjoy the beautiful Monterey Bay and historic Monterey, California.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Cozy B&B

4.4 on July 24, 2014

This was a very nice place to stay at. Loved the garden areas.

Outstanding hosting and don't miss it in Monterey

5 on May 13, 2014

Dawn and John is very hospital and their house is a lovely kindom. Monterey is my favourite city in my whole trip and Jabberwock is my favourite hotel as well. The room($169/night) is a little bit small but has perfect view, when we wake up in the morning, cool winds came, bird sang, perfect morning. my husband and I love the stay experience here. The bad is able to adjust softness by left half and right half, the bath room has everything as my home, and I found thin bathrobe. Oh, the luxury breakfast, fruit juice home-made, fresh fruit and cake. Dawn and John not only run hotel business, they also take care your feeling as the family welcome.

Nice place to stay in Monterrey

4.2 on March 28, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Jabberwock B&B. The other rooms were very nice but our room, which did not have an attached bath, was a bit small for the price, $169/night. The breakfast was good and the owners were very hospitable and accommodating. My only issue was the price for a small room without an attached bath. So if you want to spend a little more ($200-309/night) you can get a room with the bathroom included, making the stay more comfortable.

Outstanding hosting

4.8 on February 03, 2014

If you are staying in Monterey don't miss this wonderful Inn.

Friendly Inkeepers in a Lovely Setting

4.4 on January 06, 2014

The Jabberwock is a beautiful B & B in Monterrey, California. The innkeepers are extremely kind and go all out to accommodate their guests. The rooms are lovely, clean and many of them have excellent views. My only suggestion is for the innkeepers to consider the potential dietary habits of their guests. Every meal had pork in (either ham or sausage). This could be easily solved by using chicken or turkey sausage. Also, some of the breakfasts tasted strangely like desert: high on carbs and low on protein. There seemed to be an abundance of potatoes and rice...along with the pork. The grounds are lovely and the evening wine is quite nice. The sherry strategically placed in the rooms is delightful.

Great 45 Aniversary

5 on December 23, 2013

My wife and I booked last minute to celebrate our anniversary mainly after reading reviews for the Jabberwock Inn and were not disappointed with our stay. The inn is charming and was nicely decorated for the Christmas season. Dawn and John were great hosts and offered suggestions for area dining and interesting history on the area and facility. The included hors d' oeuvres and breakfast were very good and we enjoyed the casual atmosphere and conversation with other guests. We will return in the future for more than just one night's stay.


5 on July 27, 2013

We made a long trip through many hotels... This was the best!

Through the Looking Glass

4.4 on July 15, 2013

The Jabberwock is a lovely B and B in a peaceful and serene setting. The proprietors were very accommodating. Dawn, especially, was the most solicitous B & B owner we've ever encountered, constantly offering us more food and drink refills. The evening wine and appetizers were a very welcome touch. The place was filled with Alice in Wonderland reminders everywhere. It was like staying in a storybook land.

No ordinary B&B!

4.8 on April 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over the Easter break and it exceeded all our expectations - we didn't want to leave! John & Dawn are the most charming and gracious of hosts, who have literally thought of everything. The house is beautiful and the best thing about it, is the homely and welcoming atmosphere that they create every day. Their 'social hour' was something to look forward to every evening, as it let us meet interesting people and very often, we were dragging ourselves away to dinner! We will return without a doubt!

Have gone back twice, and will go again

5 on July 30, 2012

We have stayed twice now in the Mimsy room at the top of the stairs of the Jabberwock Inn in Monterey. As the name implies, the house and beautiful gardens carry a definite Alice in Wonderland theme which makes it fun. Because this lovely old house sits on a hill, the top floor room feels very high up with a great view out over the bay. We love this vantage point. (There is a fire escape right outside the door if you are an anxious type of person who looks out for these things.....) While this room is small (the second floor has much larger rooms and suites) everything is efficiently and comfortably arranged with a shower in the room, very comfy bed, and window seat where we sat and read and talked. We love the little touches like a tiny carafe of brandy and jelly beans in the room, fresh cookies, milk, tea, coffee and even port downstairs.. We couldn't have been happier with our stay, both times. John and Dawn make hospitality happen from the moment you walk through the door with their warm and friendly welcome and tour. They have made sure that no detail is left unattended but never in a fussy way, always in a relaxed comfortable manner, from food to knowing everyone's names. They set up an environment where people can get to know each other down in the beautiful old rooms with comfortable chairs and big windows. While visiting we have enjoyed getting to know people from all over the United States and beyond. For new visitors to the area, John and Dawn were very helpful with suggestions and advice. We had such a good time in April that we returned in July, and we know we will be back again. David and C'Anna

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Rooms & Rates

The Borogove

This is the ultimate indulgence. It is an extrordinarily romantic room with fireplace, sitting area, fine hand made tile surround for the jacuzzi tub, nickol fixtures and a magnificent view of the Monterey Bay. Imagine enjoying breakfast for two while gazing out your windows down four block to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Acquarium. Imagine sitting on a properly overstuffed sofa, propping your feet upon the made for this very thing table, and gazing into the Wedgewood contained sparkling flames as you sip your after dinner brandy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$309 - $309

Mome Rath

This is a large Victorian room with an enormous mahogany bed, gorgeous hand made tile which surrounds the jacuzzi for two and the fireplace and a filtered Monterey Bay view through our back gardens Monterey Pine Grove.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$289 - $289


This is a handsome Arts and Crafts styled room with a firmness control featured "by the numbers" mattress. There is a sumptuously carved bedroom set, decoratively tiled jacuzzi for two and matching tile faced fireplace, and it's own secret garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$279 - $279


The Brillig has a craftsman style decor with hand rolled Bradbary & Bradbary wall paper in the William Morris tradition. It also has a firmness control mattress. The mouth of this room's fireplace is faced by a hand made Scottish style MacIntosh Rose pattern and MacIntoch Rose pattern lace curtains. The view down the hill to the Monterey Bay is excellent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$249 - $249

Tulgey Wood

This cozy room has a queen bed, a marble topped bureau and very sweet little mirrowed armoir, nice views of the Monterey Bay and a spacious detached bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$169 - $169

The Mimsey

Remember homes of yesterday as you wind your way up to the 3rd floor sitting area and two guest rooms. The Mimsey is a personal favorite as it has a window seat whete you can curl up with a good book and watch the sailboats on the Monterey Bay. It has a marvelous new shower with etched glass designed walls for the surround. Its' queen bed also has the Select Comfort mattress feature

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$199 - $199


The Wabe guest room is a cozy little room with the orginial bead board redwood attic slope roof and soft apricot color touches.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$189 - $189

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Location Type

Big Sur, Carmel, Point Lobos, Hearst Castle, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, Airport, Beachside, Countryside, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 1 to Hwy 68 W/Pacific Grove-follow 2 1/2 miles to Prescott (stop light)-right to Pine St-right to Hoffman-left to Laine St-we're on corner of Laine and Hoffman

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Steinbeck Center, Hearst Castle, Cannery Row, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , We'll tuck everyone in bed with cookies and milk

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Running path, Biking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 12 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends; 3 nights on holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: The amount of first night's stay
  • Cancellations: 7 day notice is required



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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , lacto-ovo-vegetarian, strict vegetarian

Signature Dish

Snarkleberry Flumptious

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598 Laine Street , Monterey, CA 93940 USA (Show map)

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