This year The Martine Inn celebrates its 35th Anniversary as one of the premier bed and breakfast inns on the Monterey Peninsula. We believe this is a wonderful time to reflect on our rich history, as well as that of Pacific Grove.
Did you know that Pacific Grove:
- Was established in 1875 as a summer retreat site for the Methodist Church with tent lots measuring 30’ x 60’.
- Had a passenger train, including a “turntable” that turned the locomotives around for their daily trip to and from San Francisco every morning and evening, the Del Monte Express (1889 to 1971).
- Had horse-drawn, then later, electric trolleys that traveled between downtown Pacific Grove to downtown Monterey beginning in 1890’s until the 1920’s.
- Has the Steinbeck Family Cottage, built by John Steinbeck’s father in 1903, where the author spent many summers as child and lived sporadically between the 1930’s and 50’s.
- Prohibits chain fast food restaurants and the serving of alcohol (which was banned until 1972) in establishments that do not also serve food.
- Has the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in California, the Point Pinos Lighthouse, is open for tours.
Whether you are a first-time visitor, a return guest, or a local who wants to enjoy the richness of Pacific Grove, our staff are here to welcome you and ensure your visit is joyful and memorable.
HAPPPY 35TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!