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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
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had originally booked a room in the main hotel section at the Carmel River Inn. We arrived early and even though we were aware that there were cottages, we had not seen them. After arriving, we took a little walk through the cottage section and asked if one was available. There was, and we were given... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you were able to enjoy one of our cottages and that you found it comfortable and spacious. Please come back and visit us the next time you are in the area, we love to welcome repeat guests back to our property. More 

Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room in the main building was clean and comfortable, the balcony allowed a pleasant view of a wooded area. It was a very tranquil setting and close to the beach. The main feature of our brief stay was the extreme helpfulness and concern of the staff when a dental crisis meant urgent help was needed. We would love to... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed our fantastic location and grounds. We are glad we were able to help with your crisis and appreciate the kind words. Can't wait to welcome you back again very soon! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure the cottages are very nice and the garden was pretty, but I would not recommend staying in the main building unless you are a heavy sleeper. The bed was comfortable, but the walls are paper thin, which was obvious at 6:00am both days when our neighbors decided to sing while getting ready for their day. It sounded like... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us recently, we appreciate the feedback you had presented to us. We are sorry the hear the noise level of your inn room was uncomfortable for you. We do not have air conditioning in our units due to our area generally does not get very hot. I understand that the highway noise from leaving your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the main building (Room #40) for a weekend wedding at the Carmel Mission. 1) Motel 6 quality for Hyatt Price - room was perfectly clean and fine, but just a bit weirdly decorated. We brought our dog, so I don't know if this is the room they give to people bringing a dog. If so, then no need... More 

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

We apologize that your stay with us was not comfortable during your time with us. The water issue as you know is a huge issue in California. Due to water restrictions from the county we have installed low flow water modules in our sinks and showers. We apologize of any discomfort this has caused you. We will look into the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for one night and it was reasonable, clean and well located for Monteray and Carmel. It was older than we expected but was very nice to sit out the front with wine in the evening and breakfast. Would recommend for a budget stop.

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

Thank you for staying with us on your overnight stop in Carmel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience some of the fun wineries that surround us. Please come back and stay with us again next time you're in this great area. More 

San Jose, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't written a review in a long time but I felt compelled to fire one off so that other travelers can learn from our mistakes. Basically, this is a dated budget motel masquerading as a rustic retreat. I booked a room in the main lodge through Booking.com. The price per night was $248. For comparison's sake, we recently stayed... More 

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

We appreciate your input in regards to your recent stay. We are aware of the wifi issue at our property and are currently working to correct this issue. The water issue was due to our property conserving water for the state of California, as well as, for Monterey County. We have installed low flow water products in all of our... More 

Faroe Islands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carmel River Inn is a nice motel in the Carmel area and very close to Monterey. Very clean and charming with friendly host, nice and clean pool and spacious room. However the bathroom and sink area could use an upgrade, but all in all a very good stay. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and provide us with great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and felt that our staff was friendly and accommodating. We are also pleased to hear that you would recommend us to others. Please come back and see us again very soon! More 

Newbury Park, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Carmel River Inn! We stayed in the Hartnell Cottage. My girls were utterly charmed by this two room cottage. The first room has log post bed-frames with crisp white linens. The second bedroom had a double bed with lots of soft pillows. There is a small, but adequate bathroom stocked with plenty of towels. The grounds of... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Inn. We do have a quaint feel and are pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy your time here. Please come back and stay with us again very soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the quaint atmosphere of the Garden Inn. We had stayed in the cottages and prefer that to the inn where we stayed this time. Neither is cheap, as it's expensive real estate though the place is minimalist and in need of repairs and upgrades. For example, our mini-fridge did not work nor did the wifi, and the walls... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for being a repeat guest! We love when people come back and visit our property and glad you could experience both the cottages and the Inn and now know what your favorite is! Please come back and stay with us again soon. More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ceiling was full of mildew, the shower door was crusty. We reserved two cottages when we made the reservation I asked for the rate and accepted the reservation. I did not receive a confirmation. When I called asking for the confirmation, they said they had written my e-mail incorrectly and sent me a change of reservation which I unfortunately... More 

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

We apologize about any miscommunication in regards to your reservation. We make every effort to ensure our guests reservation is accurate and concise and would love the opportunity gather more information and discuss these issues with you directly. We haven't had any reports of mildew to date, but we will definitely look into this issue as cleanliness is a top... More 

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