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Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea

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Ranked #25 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sunnyvale, CA
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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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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 The room decor was a little outdated and rusty.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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

we were there a couple of weekends ago and left for breakfast in the morning not realizing the check out time was 11am vs noon. we did place our luggages in the car prior to leaving. we returned to our rooms around 11:20am and walked into the room. the staff started screaming and told us to get out! Granted we... More 

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

We accommodate many guests each evening, and the principal goal of our hotel is to provide dependable service to each at a reasonable price. Because our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our accommodations and services, We want you to know that the comments and suggestions we receive are taken seriously. They tell us what we're doing right,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was a nice, quaint place, although we only stayed one nice. I was traveling with two teenage girls and it was not easy finding a room with two beds here during peak season. It was nothing exceptional, but I would definitely consider staying here again. It was a very quiet location, was clean and had the room had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Yes this is a lovely hotel it has style and character not just another plastic room that all look the same. Fantastic location right in the middle of town and just a short walk down to the beach. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful and the breakfast basket was delivered out side the door in the morning --what service. The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the Clarion Collection Carmel by the Sea. It was difficult to find as we circled around the block 3 times before going to the lobby to find it. I also stayed in the unit next to the lobby which I appreciated as I was traveling solo. The staff was most helpful and accommodating. After checking... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed at the Clarion Collection Carmel (CCC) By the Sea Dec 27-29,2013, the last weekend of the year, making our reservations at the comfortinn web site, some 30 days in advance. The signs in front of the building and at the parking lot entrance list the hotel name as Carmel Oaks. The internet Choice Privileges Member room rate for... More 

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