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Carmel Lodge

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San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had honeymooned in Carmel in 1965 and came back to celebrate 50 years of marriage. By mistake, we arrived in the evening a day earlier than scheduled, and they opened a room for us to stay. Next day they put us in a nice downstairs room. Coffee and a roll were delivered to our room each morning. They gave... More 

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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is physically dated but very well maintained with no deferred maintenance. The TV and cable system were very easy to use which allowed me a few minutes to catch up on sports scores without using a bunch of time. Our only suggestion for improvement would be air conditioning for those days when it's very warm and humid.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carmel Lodge is both comfortable and central, there are spacious rooms and plentiful parking. Pet friendly too. Close to excellent restaurants. Pleasant setting. Each room has own entrance. Breakfast is simple and delivered to your room.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Francis! Thank you for such a nice review. I'm happy you mentioned that we are pet-friendly -- we're actually pet-crazy! Everyone on the staff has a pet, and we welcome yours as well. The Carmel Beach is my dog's favorite place in the world for a leash-free romp. Take care, Stephanie More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at Carmel Lodge… had a great time… Super Location… excellent… helpful staff…. Room was large and clean… also bright… decor was also great…. we would definitely opt to stay again… hopefully soon…..

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, ckn33780! I love everything about your review, but especially "...had a great time." That's what Carmel is all about, and we also hope to see you again soon! Take care, Stephanie More 

Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean and bed was comfortable. We stay in a King room with balcony with dog. The was a good location at is walk able to the beach but bit of a hill coming back to the hotel. A few negative were they need to upgrade they TV and the stand it sat on suggest a long dresser, as... More 

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, LaVonne! Thanks for the nice review and I'm glad you enjoyed one of our popular balcony rooms. It's nice to have the extra space and the outdoor breeze. You'll be happy to learn that we have just put brand new TVs in the rooms! And we do have luggage racks in all the rooms -- it should have been... More 

Orange, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the typical little motor lodge that is well taken care of. The staff was very friendly and helpful suggesting great local restaurants. The breeze that comes through the room is so refreshing & the hotel location is perfect.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, WRipley! Thanks for a very nice review and I love that you appreciated the fresh ocean breeze! Please come back soon. Take care, Stephanie More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great stay if you are looking for an affordable stay at Carmel. The Carmel Lodge is close to the city center. Rooms are a little outdated and small. The walls are very thin so you can hear your neighbors quite well. Staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. Breakfast is served in room and is basic... More 

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, JoAnTG! Thanks for pointing out one of our best assets: affordability. We're happy to be able to provide an alternative in beautiful Carmel, where most folks spend their time in the shops, restaurants, and on the beach, instead of inside a hotel room. And I appreciate your "staff is friendly" comment. Thanks for staying with us! Take care, Stephanie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location. Showing its age. A little run down. Very clean. We were here with friends and really liked Carmel and the location of the Lodge. We were on second floor with no elevator. Concierge did help us with luggage.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, HappyTraveller! Thanks for pointing out our excellent location. Most guests like to just park their cars and walk everywhere while they're here, including down to the beach. Hope to see you again, and we'll get you on the first floor next time! Take care, Stephanie More 

Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful, several good dinner recommendations and their directions were spot on. The room is getting a little dated. A remodel would probably be in order. The bed, excellent mattress, sheets, pillows and comforter were equally good, they were the best part of the room. The lack of an air conditioner meant you had the windows open, which... More 

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Lee! Thanks for praising the staff and, to be honest, it's hard to give a bad restaurant recommendation in Carmel. We're so lucky to have world-class chefs here (and a beautiful beach to walk it off!). We don't usually get a lot of kids here, so please try us again when you can! Take care, Stephanie More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxed environment good location pleasant staff. Easy access to main strip and restaurants. Only dissapointment was there was no fridge in the room to hold all the beautiful wines we acquired and wanted to drink. Great place to spend a relaxing weeken.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Ceaus! What a nice review! I love the words "relaxed" and "pleasant." That's exactly what Carmel should do for you. The next time you come back, try to book one of the Premium rooms -- they all have a small fridge, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. But if you can't, we can always store your wine for... More 

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