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Just steps from the sparkling blue waters of Monterey Bay, only a couple of blocks from bustling Cannery Row lies a 24 room villa that Bon Appetit considers “one of the best B&B’s in historic homes” and Conde Nast Traveler call a “spectacular place for a romantic getaway”. Welcome to the Martine Inn, built in 1890 as a lavish private residence. Today it’s a meticulously renovated resort where every fixture and furnishing is an authentic Victorian-era antique and each room, many with fireplaces, claw foot tub, and/or views of the waves crashing against the rocks has it’s own unique décor. Morning brings breakfast on silver, crystal and lace, while evening presents wine and hot hors d’oeuvres, antipasto and fruit. Wi-Fi is available throughout and a computer with high-speed connection is in the library. Bathrobes, phone, clock radio, hair dryer and refrigerator adorn each room. All this immediately adjacent to 17 miles of coastal hiking and biking trails and only 3 blocks to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Outstanding view through corner windows of the waves crashing against the rocks, corner fireplace, 1860's leather Lincoln rocker, 1880's adjustable Murphy Chair, 2pcs 1870 walnut Eastlake king bed and matching Marble Top Dresser, 1880 walnut armoire, pr 1870 Marble Top Nite Stands, 1860 Desk on Chest with bookcase, 1890's bath, china tub, separate rare ring shower, china double bowl sink.
Outstanding view through windows on three walls of the waves crashing against the rocks, corner Victorian fireplace, 1860's Chippendale revival bedroom set, matching highboy chest and lowboy chest with beveled mirror, rocker and Chippendale arm chair, expanding Chippendale game table, sitting area, king bed, and clawfoot tub and shower. Lie in the tub and watch the waves.
Excellent view through arched windows of the waves crashing against the rocks, 1870's Eastlake canopied king bed on raised platform, 1870's Eastlake marble top dresser with bevelled mirror, matching settee/chair/rocker in the setting area, leather folding top table, armoire, matching rare nite stands that were tobacco stands, marble top sink and 7 foot clawfoot tub and shower.
Outstanding bay view of the waves crashing on the rocks, 1880 English oak Sheraton style 5-piece bedroom set, king bed, marble top dresser with bevelled mirror, 3 door armoire with full lingth mirrors, matching marble top nite stands, platform rocker, balloon back armchair, oval marble top table, clawfoot tub and shower.
Excellent view through arched windows of the waves crashing against the rocks, 1860's renaissance revival American 5-piece bedroom set, marble top washstand, marble top nitestands, marble top dresser with beveled mirror, lincoln rocker, armoire, renaissance revival turtle top table, matching armchair and settee in sitting area, king bed, shower only, oriental Victorian decor.
View over roof tops, fireplace, 1920's American walnut Hoof footed 9-piece bedroom set made for the costume designer, hardwood floor with silk Persian carpet, king bed, tub and shower on raised platform.
View overlooking rooftops, pecan mirrored fireplace, 1840's American furnishings, sitting area with settee and game table, 4-poster canopied king bed, shower.
View looking over rooftops, deco fireplace, 1900 Art Nouveau French 4-piece bedroom set, unusual ice glass candelabra, rare lit Coca Cola mirror, king bed, art deco tub, shower, sink, mirror and fixtures.
Partial view of Monterey Bay and courtyard, walnut and oak fireplace, rare 1890's mahogany American 2-piece marble topped bedroom set shown at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, king bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
Partial view of the Monterey Bay through French paneled windows. Lay in bed and watch the waves crashing against the rocks. 1860's renaissance revival American walnut bedroom ensemble including rocker, balloon back chair and book table. Queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
View of landscaped courtyard, masive Monterey Jade corner fireplace, kingsize four poster canopied brass bed, 190's mahogany "Whitticomb" furnishings, clawfoot tub and shower.
View overlooking rooftops, fireplace, 1800's rope bed, Birds-eye maple lined American walnut armoire, queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
View of courtyard, mahogany fireplace, 1860's captains style 2-piece bedroom set with marble topped drop center dresser, rare 1840's empire swan mirror, king bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
View of landscaped courtyard, mahogany corner fireplace, 1840's 4-poster bed with lace canopy, double bed, clawfoot tub and shower, Victorian floral decor.
Tall mahogany and marble fireplace, 1860's ebonized renaissance revival 2-piece American bedroom set, king bed, claw foot tub and shower, handicap access.
Corner view overlooking courtyard, oak corner fireplace, 1890's quarter sawn rolled oak American bed and armoire, queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
1870's Eastlake mahogany 3 piece American bedroom set, fireplace, king bed, bathtub and shower.
View over rooftops, 1880's inlaid Eastlake American 3-piece bedroom set build for C.K. McClatchy, founder of the Bee newspapers, queen bed, shower only.
View overlooking courtyard, 1880's French and American furnishings, queen bed, shower only, deep burgundy with red roses wall covering and draperies.
View looking over rooftops, 1900's Boston Carved Pineapple 5-piece bedroom set, cheval mirror, queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
View overlooking landscaped courtyard, very rare 1880's painted Eastlake 4-piece bedroom set, queen bed, shower only, open beamed ceiling.
1860's 3-piece starburst American bedroom set, queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower in the room with sink and commode in the bathroom.
Magnificent 1850 Jenny Lind American 3-piece bedroom set with carved busts of Jenny on each piece, queen bed, clawfoot tub and shower.
View of courtyard, 1860's American walnut bedroom set, drop center dresser and queen bed, shower only.
One room with twin beds and a second room adjoined with a private hall, very large bedroom with king bed, TV in both rooms, settee, clawfot tub and shower, 2 separate sinks.
5 on October 17, 2011
This was my first experience staying in a "bed & breakfast" and I was pleasantly suprised. I would strongly recommend Martine Inn to anyone looking to stay in the Monterey area. The room was lovely, the food was some of the best and the staff was exceptional. In fact, I am looking forward to visiting again!
5 on November 01, 2010
I was there for my first wedding anniversary last weekend and I couldn’t have asked for more. The place has simply a romantic vibe to it, great place to go and just stop and enjoy the essential things in life, the beauty of the surroundings and the company of the one you love… Thanks to the Martine Inn and its staff for a great weekend and ever lasting memories!!!
4.8 on September 18, 2010
My hubby and I just returned from our 10-year anniversary trip where our first stop was here at the Martine Inn. I could hardly wait to come online and write a boastful review for them because our experience was so good. We stayed in the Parke Suite which overlooked the bay. We had an amazing view from our room and left the windows open even at night just to have the coastal breeze. We kept our fireplace lit which gave the room an even more romantic feeling. The service was friendly, quick to respond/meet needs, and made us feel like we were family. There is an amazing reading/sitting room that takes you back in time with the historic furnishings and old family photos hanging on the wall. The dining room is spacious but feels so quaint with the fireplace going and the large windows that give a perfect, unobscured view of the bay for everyone no matter where you sit to eat. There is a beautiful courtyard garden where you can sit to enjoy a good book in a lounge chair, while smelling the fragrant garden mixed with the ocean air, and listening to the soothing waterfall fountain. The food is amazing, too. We were searved coffee, juice (not from concentrate), water, crepes with ricotta and peach and served with sliced almonds on top, and a homemade blueberry muffin that was moist and delicious. The use of antique silver servingware and impeccable servers makes the meal all the more lavish but comfortable. Even down to the point of checking out, this place goes above and beyond by sending you off with a gift back with books, maps, souveniers, and a slice of homemade fresh baked banana bread for the road. We can't wait to go back!
4.8 on August 26, 2010
We were fortunate enough to visit the Inn in June and were pleasantly transported back in time. Our room had the most beautiful view and the location was perfect for a stroll along the water. Numerous restaurants were only a few minutes walk away and the staff recommendations were spot on. Given the opportunity I would stay there again without a doubt!
4.0 on January 21, 2010
The Martine Inn was a wonderful getaway. It was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast and was greatly pleased. The staff were very accomodating, and the owner upgraded our room with an ocean view for our anniversary! Enjoyed the antique furniture and clawfoot tub. Had a wonderful experience and would stay there again!
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 10 miles
Exit the airport on Airport Road. Turn right on Highway 68. Continue to Highway 1 South. Continue to Highway 68 West Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove - exit 399A. Turn right at the stoplight. This will become Forest Ave. Continue 2-3 miles in the right lane until you reach the water at Ocean View Blvd. Turn right on Ocean View Blvd. Continue 1/2 mile. Turn into the Martine Inn parking lot and park on the lawn under the trellis. Welcome.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Montery Bay Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fishermans Wharf, Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, 17 Mile Drive,, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Skating, Whale Watching, Hang Gliding, Auto Racing, Ballooning, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Wedding Facilities
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Vintage MG Auto display, Game Room with pool table/ping pong, Gardens and patios, Library with 1000 books, Fresh flowers, Real Woodburning Fireplaces
Don is a former Management Consultant. He is a collector of antiques, vintage cars, art, silver, clocks, etc. He is a former Pacific Grove Councilperson, Pacific Grove Citizen of the Year, founding President of California Bed and Breakfast Assoc., and is a member of the California Hotel and Lodging Association Hall of Fame. He is a vintage MG race car driver and has won at most of the leading race tracks in the US.