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Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea

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NE 5th & Mission, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #25 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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63 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old, bedraggled hotel in the Carmel Valley. The community is lovely; the hotel worn and ill-maintained. The breakfast a basket of a wrapped pastry, a box of cereal, and a carton of milk. Not exactly epicurean. You can walk to the beach, restaurants and shopping areas. Next time, we'll stay at the Embassy Suites in Monterrey and... More 

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Berea, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent one night here but we were very impressed. The young man (Ash) at the front desk was so nice, he made us feel like family. We found a sweet basket at our door the next morning with juice, cereal, milk, sweets. We would stay here again, if in the area.

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Walnut Creek, California
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay on Friday night of Memorial Weekend. The Clarion accepted a one night stay instead of the usual two nights on a Holiday weekend and their price was reasonable considering the situation.We had an upstairs corner room that was spacious and clean. This isn't a romantic getaway accommodation but certainly a good value. You can... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is located very well in the midst of restaurants and shops. Even on the same street as out favorite lunch place Patisserie Boissonniere. Bed is comfortable, room clean and the breakfast basket worked out well. Not the most luxurious but good for the price.

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

About half of my 10 day trip to CA was spent in a few different hotels along the coast, the Clarion being my final, and after quite the exciting, white-knuckle drive in the dark along the cliffs of Big Sur, I finally happened upon my booked-online, sight unseen 'home' for the evening. And, when I opened the door (after the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed here last year. It's a decent place to lay your head. I was disappointed our room basically seemed run down. The bathroom was clean, but very tiny. And there were gnats or fruit flies all over. Every time we swatted one, a few minutes later we noticed another. Within the two hours we spent in the room before... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an excellent hotel. The staff could not be more friendly or accommodating. They really make you feel at home, from the first welcome, to the wonderful picnic basket breakfast outside your door in the morning, through your entire stay. It is walking distance from Ocean Ave and many great restaurants, including Vesuvio, which was wonderful. Parking is great.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I have stayed in 5 star hotels in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia, and in a dirt-floored Rwandan roundavel. This place is none of these, but it is a clean, comfortable, convenient, place in the near-center of Carmel. It is staffed by friendly, helpful, and competent people. The breakfast is simple ... fruit, sweet roll, dry... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

An OK hotel. Property is a bit dated and the room decor is awful (in the eye of this beholder). The sponged on colors on the walls could give you nightmares. The breakfast is a basket delivered to your room. We knew this going in, but it still isn't great. Too much sugary snacks - would be better being more... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Look for "Carmel Oaks" on sign, Clarion is in tiny letters. Property is in great location, walk to beach, cafes, shops. Our room rundown, walls unfinished, gaping holes where towel rack supposed to be. Towels piled on toilet. Good shower. Comfortable bed. Efficient fridge. No microwave. Poor breakfast only starches, a red apple, milk and OJ. Good heater. Hotel ran... More 

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