Media Reviews

We are always pleased to present guest feedback and media quotes for your consideration. Our Pacific Grove, California hotel is founded upon the positive experience our travelers have when staying here. If you’d like to have your own review posted on this page, please send an e-mail to don@martineinn.com. Treat yourself to one of the Monterey Bay’s finest area hotels.

Newspapers, Magazines, Business Journals

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

Guidebooks

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

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