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Vagabond's House Inn

Dolores St & 4th Ave, P.O. Box 2747, Carmel, CA 93921
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem! While many other lodges and inns in Carmel by the Sea get away with descriptions of "quaint" and "charming" to offset the old furniture, pealed paint and general lack of upkeep - you will not find evidence of any of that here. Beautiful cozy rooms with fresh linens, furniture and paint. Most rooms are very comfortable in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night and it was great.Plenty of available street parking around but they do have a lot that was easy and free. The room was smaller than I expected but very clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was clean and the shower had great water pressure with no issues of hot water. Randall at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited Carmel many times, but this was our first time staying at the Vagabond's House - it won't be the last! We really enjoyed the charming atmosphere and quiet location. The beautiful courtyard and waterfall are instantly relaxing. Our party had two of the newly remodeled rooms and they are wonderful. Lots of nice amenities such as lovely fireplaces,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My partner and I stayed here in late Jan and had a wonderful time. The room (we booked room 6) was delightful - comfy bed, had a fireplace, window seat, bathroom with heaps of character. Very generous breakfast. We also met a lovely man who helped us check in and did wine/ cheese hour from 5pm. Over some delicious cheese... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A lovely place, with a friendly and welcoming staff and a fine breakfast served in your room. Peaceful and quiet yet just a few blocks from restaurants and shops, rooms are clustered around a sweet little courtyard, each furnished with care and attention to style and comfort. A romantic setting and also great for families. We had a wonderful time... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I returned to the Vagabond House Inn twenty years after staying the first time and we enjoyed it just as much as we did the first time. This is a very well cared for bed and breakfast within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in town. The rooms are quaint with upscale touches like heated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Vagabond House Inn. Our second floor room was clean and comfortable with a nice view (and even a window seat). The fireplace was a nice addition and kept the room cozy. The staff were extremely friendly. And the breakfast each morning was tasty and just the right amount of food to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent two nights at Vagabond's House Inn early November. The place is very cute and is made up of a number of little English cottages around a beautiful garden with a water fountain. We stayed in a room on the second floor overlooking the open-space. It's not a big room but it is fully furnished with a fire-place, fridge... More 

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Jenkintown, PA
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We just came back from a weeklong trip to California, ending in San Diego for Thanksgiving with family. En route, we stopped at the Vagabond's House for a night, and boy are we glad we did. This place is lovely, charming and well located to explore Carmel. Wish we had more time to stay and visit the town, but even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having read the reviews for different B&B's in the area we decided to stay at Vagabond and are so happy we did! We originally had planned to stay for 1 night but loved the hotel and Carmel so much we stayed for 3. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were beautiful (we stayed in 2 different ones)... More 

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Address: Dolores St & 4th Ave, P.O. Box 2747, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Vagabond`s House Hotel Carmel
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