Dave and I usually stay with our friends Traci and Doug when we visit Monterey and Pacific Grove, but this weekend we were up for their wedding reception and decided rather than burden them with guests we'd stay at a bed and breakfast. I did my usual online search and came up the Jabberwock Inn as the best option.
The website itself is highly detailed and, after the fact, very accurate, in its descriptions of the rooms and grounds. The house is a nice example of arts-and-crafts architecture but is decorated in a more Victorian style (too bad), but not overwhelmingly so.
I can't remember which room we originally booked -- one of the less expensive rooms -- but something was wrong with its plumbing, and the innkeeper upgraded us to the Borogrove Suite. It was a wonderful, sunlit room with terrific views on three sides and a really neat jacuzzi/bath combination (that took awhile to figure out -- I do wish they'd had some instructions posted on how to operate the thing!). The bed was comfortable, with nice linens. The large bureau was adequate for the clothing we brought for the weekend.
Breakfasts were tasty and filling, including warm croissants, berry and cheese blintzes, and quiche. Coffee was available prior to breakfast. Sherry was available in the rooms. Fresh-baked cookies were available in the evening.
We purchased tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium from the innkeeper -- a good decision, because those tickets allowed us access via the members entrance, so we were able to bypass the long line to get in.
The inn itself is walking distance to Cannery Row and the Aquarium (but be warned the walk back is uphill, very steep for the last block).
Free parking is available in their lot.