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Carmel Lodge

3.0 of 5 San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
#21 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel needs to be leveled and start over. The bedspread etc are worn out and the bathroom has been remodeled but looks honky. The bed creaks and mattress sags. Can't believe it has a AAA rating. I would never recommend it. We are staying our of the hotel , only to sleep there. The polis dirty and old.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was clean, modern, quiet and comfortable. The receptionist was helpful, and we were situated within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach. Very nice to have parking on the premises, as street parking would be difficult. A bit pricey, but after all, you're in Carmel.

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

Hi, BKaehler! Thanks so much for the lovely review -- we really appreciate it. You hit all the high points. We're so glad you enjoyed Carmel and hope to see you again soon! More

Inverurie, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Disappointed at the size of the room, although it had the usual room furniture it lacked coffee/tea making facilities. Bathroom was very clean but slightly worn. The management was very friendly on arrival but when we reported a bedside light and fan (because there was no A/C) were not working, nothing was done. What passed for breakfast was also not... More

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

Hi, Pete B! Thanks for taking the time to write a review -- we read every one and learn from them all. We do have two types of rooms -- Standard and Premium -- and it sounds like you stayed in one of our Standard rooms, which are a great, economical way to enjoy Carmel. I do hope you'll try... More

San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I probably would have given 3-1/2 stars if I could. We stayed in room 20 on the second floor. It was large with a fireplace, nicely decorated, and had a pretty stained glass window. The first night we used the Dura-flame log that was provided, and it was lovely to have a fire. In the morning, they brought us coffee... More

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San Francisco
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's carmel people. I live in SF and understand the swankiness people are expecting once they arrive at carmel by the sea. You have to get over it, Carmel has teeny tiny little boutique-y type hotels that are all small and well Carmel'ish. You aren't going to find the mandarin oriental here, or the mar riot marquis What you will... More

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

Thanks, SanFrancisoC -- you get us!!! Love that phrase -- Carmel-ish -- I'm going to steal that. You're absolutely right -- Carmel is stuck in time. On purpose. No elevators. No air conditioning. No problem! We love that you enjoyed your stay so much and value the same things we do -- a clean room, centrally located, and nice people.... More

Belmont, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Carmel in summer is never cheap. It was a bit pricey for a pretty standard motel type room but cheaper than most places in Carmel. But the room was clean and adequate and in a great location to walk to any place in the village.Our "free" breakfast (a croissant, two strawberries, coffee and juice) was delivered to the room each... More

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

Hey, jlumurray! Thanks for taking time to write a review -- it always helps us. Sorry you didn't get your breakfast on time -- we'll work on that. FYI, hope you'll give us another try and the next time book a Premium room -- they have microwaves, a coffee-maker, and a small fridge in them. More

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed in Carmel Lodge from July 17-20. Our room was on the second floor (room 21). They offered free parking, free wifi, light breakfast deliver to your room and every night we arrived to a clean room. Fact, the Lodge is not a five star hotel, rooms are of average size and there is no air conditioner, but on... More

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

Hi, Josely_PR! Thanks so much for your input. I'm happy that you value a clean room and our location. We're very proud of our housekeeping staff and that's what I look for when I travel, too! Hope you see you again some day. More

Central Valley, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Friendly staff, clean room, comfortable bed, and great location. The room and bathroom were small and the sink had no convenient shelf or space while prepping for the day. The age of the property shows, but it seems fairly well maintained though in need of some updating. It is a great location and you can just leave your car in... More

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Pasadena, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Clean, but needs to be updated. You can tell they may have done some things to update the hotel but you can tell they still have much to work on. Albeit, the weather was not suitable for swim, they have an empty pool that is quite an eye sore and the grounds can use a little more work as well.... More

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review -- we look and every one of them carefully and try to learn from them. We are updating the hotel as we can and have made some major improvements in the past few months -- new carpeting in all rooms and we're currently almost finished painting the rooms. We're planning to turn... More

Flanders, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are a few things that bother me about some hotels and this one had a few. First, it is in need of a serious update. the room was clean, but that sort of gets negated by dingy, old and beat up furniture and fixtures. The front desk area looked updated but not the rooms. Also, I have some difficulty... More

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Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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