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Carmel River Inn

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   26600 Oliver Road, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, CA 93922
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Ranked #21 of 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Campbell, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Establishment is very old from the 1950's with no upgrades. Heater did not work. Low water pressure. Single bar of soap for 2 sinks and shower. Built like cracker box where anything is heard everywhere. People pounded on the common wall and called a complaint for just walking in and sitting down without turning on the TV. I'm 65 and... More

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Long Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My cottage (Sherman) was toward the end of the road, up against California scrub and beautiful trees that made a lovely sound in the wind. Very quiet and restful. Microwave and mini-fridge included, plus a little patio in a fenced enclave. The in-room coffee was great! (I've had some elsewhere that was undrinkable.) Staff was welcoming and helpful, and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Serra Cottage. It had a large living room area with fireplace, and a kitchenette. So cute and charming-we wanted to move in! Your own carport, and lawn, and lawn chairs. The gardens are lovely, the pool was warm, and everyone at the front desk was friendly. A very sweet spot-we'll be back!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed for one night - room was basic, but clean. Adequate for a family of 4. We were in the main building, fronting onto carpark and near by busy road, so I was glad I had ear plugs. Main down side was that the man on reception didn't offer any information when I enquired about places to eat, so... More

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a large dog and that limited our ability to stay in the Carmel area. We found this Inn through Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. The cabin was absolutely spotless, which is important to us. The bed was very comfortable as was the eating area. Kitchen was lacking in pots and pans etc made it... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have been coming to this Inn for the past 5 years every August and I have to say it is the quietest place to get some sleep. The cabins (I always get the Steinbeck) are in a garden like setting amongst tall trees. You follow a little garden path to your one story cozy retreat. There are fountains, hydrangeas,... More

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Fairmead, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stayed from July 28 to August 1st in cottage #21, Ohlone. I booked here because I had my dog and this cottage was one of the pet-friendly ones, so I don't know what it's like to stay in the rooms of the motel building. My cottage was set back from the main motel building, with its own carport, and... More

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Reno, Nevada
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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've stayed here in the cabins a few times. The hotel is apart from Carmel, but easy to get into town or to take a drive along the coast. The cabins are great, and many are pet friendly. They each have an outdoor sitting area to relax in. The cabins have always been clean and many have recently been updated.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were coming through Monterrey/Carmel without hotel reservations and found this little place for a decent price on a busy weekend. The customer service was good, the room was good. Sure, it could probably use a little renovation, but for just a decent night's sleep, this place was just fine. No complaints.

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Nashville, TN
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was traveling with my two adult daughters from Los Angeles to San Francisco. I picked this location based on reviews from Trip Advisor and of course the price. It's a great location, right off the hwy and close to Carmel beaches, town shopping and aprox 15-20 mins depending on traffic to Monterey Aquarium etc. The beds were lacking, too... More

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Address: 26600 Oliver Road, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, CA 93922
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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