We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carmel Lodge

3.0 of 5 San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Carmel Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Carmel Lodge
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    10
    18
    24
    7
    5
See reviews for
15
35
3
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (64)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (25)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
Cupertino, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from a two day stay in Carmel. Beautiful weather and great food. We have been coming to the Carmel Lodge for a few years now due to the location of the place. Just a few blocks up from Ocean Avenue. We have always got the room with the fireplace. Love it but we were really hoping that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chatham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not luxury but clean and well located. We had a good night's sleep, the continental breakfast delivered to the room was adequate. The room was dated but well maintained. Hotel does not have air conditioning which was not needed when we were there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were travelling down the PCH and decided to stop in Carmel for a night, we quickly found that all hotels in the area were pricey! We chose Carmel Lodge, lovely little place in a great location, a little dated but very clean. Reception staff were wonderful and we had a continental breakfast brought to the room in the morning.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Cln1510! So happy you found us, and thanks for this lovely review. That drive down PCH is one of the most gorgeous in the world, and we're happy we were part of your trip -- hope you have great memories! More 

Redding, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is an older hotel. We had a room upstairs with a little balcony. The room was small, but had everything we needed. The bathroom was small with a very small shower stall, however, clean and updated fixtures. The TV was in the cabinet, it was not a flat screen TV. The shelf it was sitting on, was a little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carmen G! Thanks for taking time to write a nice review for us. I'm glad you pointed out our balcony rooms, which are favorites with lots of travelers. It's nice to be able to enjoy your breakfast on the balcony. Hope to see you again! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The staff are the best thing about Carmel Lodge, they are friendly and helpful, but unfortunately that can"t hide the fact that the rooms, and particularly the bathrooms, are in need of updating. My room was a reasonable size with a balcony, but the carpets and furnishings were starting to look a bit shabby and the bathroom had definitely seen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pleasant Hill, California, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are lots of old, charming/quaint properties in Carmel, but this isn't one of them. First the good things: very comfortable bed, amazing staff, very fast free Wifi and fantastic location. The bathroom was a joke. Tiny space, tiny sink, tiny toilet even, and the shower was....tiny with the shower head below chin height for me at 6'. They need... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, Dan, for taking time to write a review of Carmel Lodge. The new owners have been working hard for the past year to make improvements that guests will appreciate -- new carpet in all the rooms, new interior and exterior paint, some new furniture -- and behind-the-scenes improvments to things like roofing, etc. The pool has been closed for... More 

Rio de Janeiro
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a cozy hotel that offers all you can need. It was clean and comfortable and we slept well. The bathroom was a little small but Ok. The location was very good but you do need a car in carmel. I will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, and we look forward to your return! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Carmel Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carmel Lodge

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Carmel Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carmel Hotel Carmel

145 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (116)
Viewed
Cottage Suite (40)
Viewed
King Room (37)
Viewed
Premium King Room (29)
Viewed
The Hotel (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay