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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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san bruno
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm generally not that picky with my accommodations. I expected an "average" experience and would have to say it was not. Good: - daily croissant breakfast, fruit, coffee, juice - beds, pillows, sheets - general cleanliness of room and location Poor - you can hear your adjoining neighbors use their shower, toilet, or even sink. this is plan unacceptable. not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An older place that has newer, great beds! It's pet friendly and in the perfect location to walk everywhere. One block from Forge in the Forest, Katy's Place, Hog's Breath, Ocean Ave. Lots of restaurants near-by. The building is dated, but the decor has been partly updated - perhaps a work in progress? Good coffee, orange juice, strawberries and pastry... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For convenience and service, this place is outstanding. The staff is always helpful and the rooms are tastefully decorated and quiet. I travel to Carmel on business and don't stay anywhere else when I'm in town.

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

Hello, Jack! Thank you SO much for such a lovely review. It makes me so happy when people praise our staff. Can't wait to see you again! Take care, Stephanie More 

Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I stayed here as a stopover on our way up the coast road to Sacramento. On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist. We were shown to our room by a lovely young man. The room was a lovely size and the furniture was lovely it just set the room off. The only downside was... More 

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

Hi, Leedshappygolucky! What a great profile name, and you certainly sound happy! And you made us happy with that wonderful review. Our receptionists and bellman are all amazing, and I thank you for the compliments. Hope to see you again someday! Take care, Stephanie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to centre of Carmel, reasonable price, free parking/wifi etc. nice large and comfortable room. Friendly staff, only downside is there's no safe in the room but appeared to be safe enough. Free breakfast delivered to room... Nice touch. Would stay here again.

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

Hello, UKHapytraveller! You pointed out all of our best assets...staff, price, location. And you're right, Carmel is a very safe place to stay -- we do have some rascally raccoons, but otherwise it's pretty quiet here. Take care, Stephanie More 

Kingsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice property centrally located in downtown Carmel. Walking distance to Ocean Avenue and and most restaurants. Recommend booking the supreme king rooms to get more square footage, but supreme queen was good. I would recommend this property for a weekend getaway

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

Hello, mvegman! Thanks for pointing out our great location. Most folks just park their car (for FREE) here and walk everywhere in town. And I agree with you -- the premium rooms are favorites with many of our guests. Hope you'll be able to get away for another weekend soon! Take care, Stephanie More 

Santa Clarita Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a two night stay over in Carmel, our favorite love nest. The Carmel lodge offered us a nice quaint room with a view of the ocean at a great price. I know that they had larger rooms but we chose their travelers special. I was sorry to see that their pool was not in service.

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was very clean and spacious (bathroom was a little tight). Staff was courteous and helpful. Simple continental breakfast of good coffee and croissants was delivered to the room. Free parking and they even offered to let us keep our car parked after we checked out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed here 1 night on way up CA coast. We stayed in 4 other hotels on our trip. This was one of my least favorite. Didn't look bad outside but inside looked like a old hotel. Bathroom had the old pink tiles. Only thing I liked was the continental breakfast that was delivered to our room. Person... More 

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Pacifica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the pool was not up and running, not sure why. the bathrooms are so tiny you can hardly turn around but It has everything you want. it was nice they brought in an ice box that we asked for. we had a nice balcony, but no windows....we could not leave the sliding door open, no screen so the room was... More 

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