National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County
The Centrella Hotel is one of the few remaining hotel complexes from the period when Pacific Grove changed from a seaside religious campground to the second established city on the Monterey Peninsula.
The Centrella Hotel started as a small building in 1889 and rapidly expanded into the present main hotel and associated cottages. Located across from the Chautauqua Hall the complex was at the center of local activity.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1982.