The Centrella B & B

612 Central Avenue , Pacific Grove, CA 93950 USA (Show map)


A stroll, a kiss, a feeling, a sound, a sunset shared. Capture the romance and history of the Victorian days at the historic Centrella Inn. For more than a century, the award-winning Centrella has been a peaceful, romantic retreat for unforgettable getaways and family vacations in Monterey Peninsula. Built in 1889, The Centrella Inn is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the beauty and charm of the 19th century. Step inside and experience the essence of life 100 years ago- elegant Victorian-era rooms and furnishings, claw-foot tubs and wet bars; private Cottages with fireplaces; spacious Attic Suites with bay widows; Honeymoon Suites with unique canopy beds and pot-belly fireplaces; and romantic alcoves. Discover an intimate hideaway nestled in the quaint community of Pacific Grove, Monterey, just blocks from the spectacular beaches, restaurants, shops and popular attractions, such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, 17-mile drive, Carmel, and Big Sur. Enjoy a fresh-cooked full buffet breakfast each morning in our sunny Victorian parlor. After a day of Monterey play, gather and relax around the fireplace for our afternoon social hour with some hors d’oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies. Enjoy complimentary tea & coffee throughout the day.



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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Cute and quaint B&B

3.4 on May 09, 2015

Nice place, good food, friendly staff and good location with an awesome bike trail near by. It was especially nice to be able to rent bikes directly on the property, definitely a bonus feature. Room was a bit cozy so value for dollar wasn't as high as I expected, but overall 4 stars.

Good breakfast, yet small small rooms.

3.0 on January 01, 2015

Small victorian deco rooms that do not leave much room to navigate with two people in the room. It is fine.


4.4 on October 12, 2014

great experience. The staff was very knowledgable about the history of the place and accommodating. They gave us some great tips about dining and activities in the area. Wonderful place to relax and unwind. Delicious breakfast and complimentary wine and munchies before we went out for dinner. Very quiet neighborhood.

Amazing time!

4.2 on September 16, 2014

Had a great time at Centrella! The location was absolutely perfect and I had one of the best scenic morning jogs I've ever had. Service and also breakfast great. Not to mention there were pastries available all day.

Centrella is a good value

3.0 on September 03, 2014

We have stayed at more expensive B&Bs in Pacific Grove and this time decided to take a more economical option. Centrella is just about 3 blocks from the water, close to an excellent Mexican restaurant, Peppers, and walking distance to downtown. The room was OK, bottom level faced the street, nice wine reception and good breakfast.


5 on June 13, 2014

A beautiful, quiet, and friendly place to stay and enjoy the beauty of the coast.

Cute B&B

4.6 on May 16, 2014

It was like staying at grandma's house. A little old and the room was smaller than I anticipated. But the service was great and the breakfast excellent.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and chef. They love what they do and it shows. Please come and see us again if you are in Pacific Grove.

- Honey Green (Innkeeper)

Cozy Place

4.4 on May 08, 2014

Stayed here for two nights for my mini trip to Pacific Grove to see the butterflies. It was really beautiful. They had snack time and yummy breakfast. There's a little garden out back where you can hang out and enjoy. I would definitely come back to stay if I go back to Pacific Grove. Location makes it easy to walk to everything.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am glad you were able to relax and enjoy your time in Pacific Grove. We hope to be able to host you again in the future.

- Honey Green (innkeeper)

A wonderful experience

5 on October 31, 2012

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and spent one night there. Very friendly staff. They had even decorated the room for this occasion with balloons before our arrival. Totally a surprice to us!

Innkeeper Response
Your kinds words keep us motivated to provide exceptional customer service. Thank you for honoring us by celebrating your wife's birthday at the Centrella Inn.

- Honey Green (innkeeper)

Beautiful Pacific Grove

4.2 on February 19, 2012

We were very pleasantly surprised that the Centrella honored their Bed and hot deal rate of $79. for a one night stay on Valentine's Day. The staff also came through with a coupon for a free dessert at the restaurant we had chosen for dinner that night. The lovely old boarding house is nicely restored, great location, lovely gardens. Our only negative comment would be the lack of a fresh fruit course as part of breakfast, I ordered the yoghurt and berry parfait for breakfast off a menu with several choices. The berries were frozen, defrosted blueberries and blackberries. Bitter and disappointing. This is not the first B&B we've stayed at in California without fresh fruit, and it is incredulous that with the abundance of local fresh produce, that every B&B should be using fresh fruit with breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Premier

Victorian Premier rooms offer: Private Bath with Shower and/or Claw Foot Tub Limited rooms with a Bay Style Window or Garden View Free Local Calls Hair Dryer Iron and Ironing Board Free Wireless Internet No Television Does Not Accommodate Pets Rooms cannot accommodate more than 2 persons and guests under the age of 10 years old

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $199

Victorian Twin Room

Victorian Twin Rooms Feature: Private Bath with Shower Limited rooms with Bay Style Window Free local calls Hair Dryer Iron/Ironing Board Free Wireless Internet No Television Does Not Accommodate Pets Rooms cannot accommodate more than 2 persons and guests under the age of 10 years old

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $199

Victorian Cottage

Cottage Suites Feature • Master Bedroom • Select Rooms with King-Size Bed or Private Patio • Fireplace • Dining Area • Mini-Fridge and Wet Bar • Sitting Area with Pull-Out Sofa Bed • Private Bath with Claw-Foot Tub and/or Shower or standard tub and shower • Telephone • Hair Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • Cable TV • Free Wireless Internet Access • Select cottage is Dog friendly with $50 nonrefundable pet fee

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $199

Victorian Suite

Victorian Suite Features: • Master Bedroom • Select Room with King Bed • Select Room with Ocean View • Mini-Fridge and Wet Bar • Private Bath with Claw-Foot Tub and Shower • Sitting Area • Telephone • Hair Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • Cable TV • Free Wireless Internet Access This room does not accommodate pets

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $299

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Wine country


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 1, take Highway 68 West to Pacific Grove. Stay on Highway 68, it enters Pacific Grove and becomes Forest Avenue. Follow Forest Avenue downhill, past the Junior High, past Pine Avenue, past Lighthouse Avenue (Main Downtown Street. One block past Lighthouse Avenue turn left on Central Avenue and travel two blocks. Centrella Inn is on the right hand side of the road on the corner of Central & 17th Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pebble Beach & Golf Resort, Laguna Seca Raceway, Carmel, Big Sur, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale Watching, Monarch Butterfly Habitat, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Performing Arts Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Cottages can accomodate families with children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We do not allow pets in the main house. We have cottages.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum on weekends, holidays and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: Deposit of 1 night plus 10% tax is required to guarantee a reservation at the time of booking. Cancellation Policy: Deposits will be refunded, less $10, if the reservation is canceled 3 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Reservations canceled with less then 3 days notice will be charged first night room rate plus tax. After check-in, any departure prior to the pre-scheduled departure date will result in a charge for the full stay.
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Ralph Felsinger

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About the innkeepers

It has been a pleasure meeting all the wonderful people from across the globe. We enjoy learning about different cultures and welcoming them as a part of the Centrella family.

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  • Time Served: 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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