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Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   NE 5th & Mission, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #26 of 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Clarion Collection Carmel is a great combination of being a comfortable stay, a good value and in a great location. Carmel can be a expensive place to stay but Clarion Collection is much more reasonably priced than most options in Carmel. Our room was nicely decorated and had remodeled & modern bathroom that would do a 4 star hotel... More

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Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This hotel was very reasonable priced for being in the centre of Carmel and just 10 minutes away from the beach. The room was small and clean, there was free parking and breakfast gets delivered to your door in the morning which consists of a pastry, cereal, milk, juice, fruit and a newspaper - I thought this was a lovely... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Clarion Collections usually are a step above their Choice Hotels properties but this motel needs to improve greatly. It was very difficult to find since the name of the old property is on the sign with the words "Clarion Collection" added below in very small letters. Upon check-in the clerk did not acknowledge us or tell us anything. I found... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Room: Absolutely awful. VERY DAMP, VERY MUSTY, VERY SMELLY. Condensation running down the inside of the very poor fitting windows. No curtains, poor fitting blinds which people could see through. We were on ground floor on main road so we had to hang clothes off the rails to block people seeing in. We need to go to a laundry now... More

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Chapin, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

For one night in Carmel, the Clarion was fine. It's dated but clean. The bathroom is small. The breakfast basket was nice but not all that we wanted. In our room, there was no A/C or way to get cross ventilation. So we had to open the opaque window in the bathroom to get some air, which allowed anyone to... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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212 reviews 212 reviews
51 hotel reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

1. We stayed a Saturday and Sunday night in August in a queen suite for about $200 and $110 per night respectively, before the 10% Carmel hotel tax. 2. This was an 'advance purchase' nonrefundable price, on the comfortinn web site. 3. Previously I had stayed at the discounted 'returnee' rate, available by phone, for returning guests. 4. You can... More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stayed here for one night and my boyfriend did not like it very much. The room decor was a little outdated and rusty. Location is great - walking distance to Ocean Avenue / shopping area. For breakfast, they leave a picnic basket at your doorstep filled with goodies such as fruits, milk, juice, cereal, bread, etc.

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carmeloaks, Front Office Manager at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

We want a write to you and other travelers that our rooms are rustic wall decor. They are all hand work with different colorant and all rooms are different. Sure the hotel itself is old and as such many buildings in Carmel. The rooms are not too small and not too large but they are standard. We want to thank... More

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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The hotel location is great since it is near Ocean Avenue shops and restaurants. The room is “shabby chic”. We liked the faded rose coverlets and the look but others may not. The room could use some touching up but it has a TV, refrigerator and decent seating area. It was very nice to have a sliding screen door to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The room was very small with hard edges sticking out to harm you if you get to close. The clerks could not having if I was a Martian checking they did not look up or greet me. The parking is the worst I have ever seen, if you are not careful bumps and scrapes all over your car. The only... More

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carmeloaks, Front Office Manager at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea, responded to this review

Your willingness to share your recent experience is genuinely appreciated. Please be assured that the issues you have raised have been addressed, and that appropriate action has been taken. Please remember that Carmel is a small town and ofcourse the parking is not easy. Many inns have either limited or no parking but our hotel do for each room. They... More

Menlo Park, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've stayed at this little place about 4 times over the last 10 years. They have made some nice updates and there are good reasons to choose this for your next Carmel stay. First is the location, just two blocks off Ocean on the north side. Lots of other motels nearby, this is one of the closer-to-Ocean places. The king-bed... More

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Address: NE 5th & Mission, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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