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Carmel River Inn

2.0 of 5
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26600 Oliver Road, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, CA 93922
Carmel River Inn
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Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Nicole S San Jose, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended a wedding and this is the hotel that had a wedding block. I wish I would have booked a cottage as they are very cute and you have your own privacy. The inn rooms are just like a normal hotel. A little out dated but it was ok. There was a lot of our family and friends here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first reaction is to keep this place secret, to hide it like a treasure, so you can still find availability for your next trip. It is an amazing value and so refreshing! We picked it because we had to take the dog with us and there were not too many places that allowed pets in the area. But we... More 

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and thorough feedback! We appreciate your kind words and are so excited that you will be a return guest! We will definitely pass along your kind words to our staff, as customer service is very important to us here at Carmel River Inn. Thanks again and see you soon! More 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect. We stayed in the main building and would stay again especially for the value. The staff was VERY welcoming. The property is older but quaint furniture in the room with comfortable updated linens and supplies. Could have used AC a bit to drop the humidity but AC may not be common in the area... More 

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and kind words. We are so pleased to hear that our staff was welcoming and friendly! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our convenient location to just about everything fun in the area. Come back again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent four pleasant nights here, cooked meals on a duo stove, day-tripped to Big Sur, Pt. Lobos (four days), Monterey Aquarium, and horse-backed near Moss Landing. Quibbles: slow wi-fi, softish beds. Pros: lap pool, cleanliness, glorious grounds, helpful and pleasant staff.

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our great location! It sounds like you were able to explore and do all kinds of fun things in the area. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff is kind and helpful but the hotel is a bit outdated. It needs renovation asap. The outdoors are pretty though and well kept. The photos are not recent and don't match the reality. The wifi is free but doesn't really work.

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words toward the staff and the upkeep of our grounds. I am truly sorry you did not enjoy the surroundings of the room. We have done some renovations recently to our property with more to come in the very near future. The wifi is something we are currently trying to rectify as well. We hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked via Booking.com but regretted it as soon as we checked in. A budget motel with no air conditioning, free wifi that did not work and very dated small bathroom. Don't expect the garden to be anything special either.

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would love to talk more about your experience, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. More 

Bear Valley, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here when we went to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is a nice place to stay. It is clean, quiet and not in the middle of everything. Staff was very friendly and helpful if we had any questions. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

We feel "lucky" to have had you as a guest! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your time here in Carmel! Please come back and see us again very soon. More 

Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the private cottages...home away from home. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff and convenient location with lots of shopping and eateries nearby. Meile my Lhasa Apso enjoyed the welcome basket as well. Woof woof ( thank you ).

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great 5 star review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to welcome you back again in the near future! More 

Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay here. Rooms were pretty nice and comfortable, location was great (good home base to go to Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey), staff was some of the most friendly I've encountered. Free WiFi was a nice addition. Our only complaint was that the room was hot and stuffy, unless we left the door open... More 

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and great feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your time withe us and our great location. We are even more pleased to hear our staff was super helpful and friendly. We strive for excellent customer service at all times! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I booked a room here for a quick trip to the coast and it was beyond easy. The staff was incredibly so incredibly friendly and helpful. Also, this place was by far the cheapest dog friendly hotel--only $20 to bring my corgi along (other "dog friendly" places wanted $50-$100!) Our room was clean and cozy (we stayed... More 

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carmelriverinn, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review and for your kind words! We are so glad that you and fido enjoyed your time here in Carmel and around our property. We do hope to welcome you back to one of our great cottages in the near future too! More 

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