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Monte Verde Inn

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   Monte Verde St at Ocean Avenue, PO Box 394, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #17 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I rely on Trip Advisor for information regarding the best places to stay, dine, etc. Unfortunately the Monte Verde Inn doesn't meet the standards I expected for Carmel. The location is wonderful, among the best in Carmel. Unfortunately I have to rate the rest of the amenities as less than acceptable. Rooms are tiny, really tight quarters. There is no... More

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3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just recently stayed here in June 2014 and really enjoyed our stay. Ashley was so helpful and personable. Our Queen room (#9) was very small but SO cozy. I loved the tiny deck and the bathroom was very spacious. The location was ideal so although the parking was a bit tight, we just parked and walked everywhere. A breakfast... More

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Long Beach, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly the last thing I want to deal with on a vacation is an argumentative, innkeeper. We have stayed at many lovely inns in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and this Inn 's rooms are fine, however the innkeeper is rude, loud, and argumentative to both her staff and customers. Whatever you do, do not stay in room MV five. The room is directly... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed here in the past but it's fallen off in quality. We were placed in the Casa de Carmel, across the street. Very tiny and dingy room, old fixtures. No available parking, had to hunt for a place in the neighborhood nearby. Terrible breakfast, poor quality items, poor quality appetizers and wine, much worse than before. Very disappointed at... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Perfect location in heart of Carmel. Only downside is that parking lot noise/light is somewhat audible/visible in some of the rooms. Karen at front desk was great source of info. We enjoyed the wine and cheese and guitar music in the courtyard before heading out for dinner. Bed was comfortable, shower was forceful. Loved the breakfast basket left by the... More

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear Romance in Carmel: Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, the staff really does strive to provide the very best of services and accommodations for our guest, and the breakfast baskets are just one of those unique things about our hotel. We apologize for the parking and noise issue you experienced while staying with us, parking is... More

Parker, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had numerous issues with this Inn but couldn't beat the location. When we arrived we were offered a choice of rooms. When we went to the one we wanted, the door was open and the room was not cleaned. We were told the rooms wouldn't be cleaned that day so we didn't really have a choice. The room we... More

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear Location is the biggest plus” Thank you for your candid and very honest review of our hotel, I wish we could have over-come some of our problems and provided you with a more comfortable and rewarding experience. I take accountability for offering you another option on your room without checking with our housekeeping department to see if it was... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed at Monte Verde Inn on a Thursday night (to avoid the drive up early Friday morning from silicon valley) I had an early am apt. In Monterey. Best idea ever. It was 15 hours of pure peace & quiet. I'll be back for sure!

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear A place to find your peace! It was a pleasure to read your review and see that your wife and yourself had a wonderful time when visiting us in Carmel by the Sea for your anniversary. We are all very proud of our little town especially when we learn it provides so much joy to others and not just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I had chance to stay at this little Inn twice. Every time, there was a different experience. Front Desk staffs were friendly and guided me to my room. They offered us a bottle of wine since I told them I came here to celebrate our anniversary. What a treat! We received breakfast in room service every morning... More

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear Quiet, close walk to beach, perfect: What can we say but WOW! and thank you very much for your kind words, our staff are very encouraged by such reviews because of course like all hospitality establishments we strive to provide our guest with the best possible service, great value and clean well maintained rooms. With older properties this can... More

London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We booked on the special offer otherwise would probably have rated lower. As with the last review it's evident some areas have been scrimped on...shower a bit mouldy etc and furnishings a bit tired. Comfy mattress though. Can't fault location and the music in courtyard during the wine socials in evening was nice. Just overall a bit worn and tired... More

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shabby and not so chic! Please accept our apology for not meeting your expectations, our hotels and housekeeping staff strive to exceed industry standards and provide the best possible facilities to our guest. In more than three years we have had great reviews, however, we must be slipping to have received two such disappointing reviews in as many days.... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I am reluctant to be negative about anybody trying to make a living and have full appreciation of how tough it is out there. On the other hand in the spirit of Trip Advisor it would extremely selfish to be always a taker and never give back. I rely on Trip Advisor opinion and therefore the following. There is no... More

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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this review

Dear Disappointed! Thank you for your review of June 27, 2014, what can we say we are also disappointed, we strive to present the best available services to our guest and take it very personally when we haven't met our own goals. We have been in the process of room refurbishing at the Casa de Carmel over the last few... More

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Address: Monte Verde St at Ocean Avenue, PO Box 394, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Monte Verde Inn 2*
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Tucked into the famous artisan village of Carmel-by-the-Sea are two classic country-style bed and breakfast inns - Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel. Located in the Heart of Downtown Carmel- foot step's to the beach and moments away from World Class shopping, dining and local attractions. Each of our guest rooms are individually appointed with distinctive furnishings, warm cozy beds, and gas or electric fireplaces- creating an enchanted ambiance of romance and comfort. All rooms have a private bath, flat screen television, telephone, free WiFi, Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities, hairdryer & iron, a decanter of our signature Sherry and Gourmet coffee & Tea's. A healthy light breakfast is included and delivered to your door each morning. Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Both inns offer pet friendly rooms. The location of these Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast inns is perfect for easy access to Carmel beach, the finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries. The majestic Big Sur and Point Lobos Reserve are just a short drive south; the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north. The magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium is just minutes away! And there are at least 15 world class golf courses within a 10 minute drive. We welcome your visit to Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel - an extraordinary travel experience you will remember ... and aspire to relive often! ... more   less 
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