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Forest Lodge

Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went on a totally last minute trip to Carmel for the night last night and were able to book the Ocean Ave room. Pros: We had our very own parking spot (included in cost) that was available by 11am and the cleaning woman was done with our room early so we were able to check-in well before the 3pm... More

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San Jose, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Staying here for my second anniversary was amazing. We stayed in the Einstein cottage, and the room was absolutely cozy and comfortable. When we arrived, someone started a fire in the fireplace for us, and being in your own cottage felt more personal and secluded. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, thank you Melissa! And the location was perfect.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at a variety of hotels, inns and B&Bs in Carmel, and I can confidently state that Forest Lodge is our new favorite. We stayed there recently and everything was wonderful. We are locals (in Monterey) but sometimes we like to just escape the house and have a special night out, and Forest Lodge is... More

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Some friends and I stayed in the Garden and Ocean suites. Easy walking to great shops, restaurants, and the beach with a wonderful sunset view. Only problem is controlling the temp in the cold seasons. Still, the ocean suite has the ability to block off the two bedrooms and the benefit of space heaters and the garden suite has a... More

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Surrey, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights at the Forest Lodge and 3 nights at the Lamplighter Inn in late September as part of our Jazz Festival experience. We love Carmel and to stay at such a quaint and whimsical Inn made for a magical holiday that we will never forget. Thanks to Peggy, Melissa, Cindy and Heather for being... More

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the Forest Lodge and it was great from beginning to end. It's calm, peaceful, quaint and having your own little cabin in the middle of Carmel it couldn't be any better. The place has a very personal touch and we just found out that some of the cabins are named after famous people that have stayed there,... More

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La Belle, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Lamp Lighter Inn was booked, but they had room at their sister ship, Forest Lodge. It looked just as nice online as Lamp Lighter Inn and was "in town" walking distance to shops and resturaurant. We stayed at the Garden Room with our 2 1/2 year old and it could not have been any more perfect! Peggy, one of the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This place is adorable. We stayed in the Garrett Loft as the first stop on our honeymoon and we could not have picked a sweeter, more romantic inn in Carmel. Great location that's just far enough away from the crowds but literally a stone's throw from Ocean Avenue. The decor and finishing touches in the bathroom were wonderful. Only reason... More

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Forest Lodge last week to celebrate our eleven year wedding anniversary. We loved every minute of our stay! Our cottage room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The attention to detail and service were above and beyond. The breakfast basket delivery to our door every morning was great. I'm a pretty... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Hospitable, clean, light, roomy - good value. Just up the hill from all the shops - everything within walking distance. Relahtively quiet and out of the downtown bustle. Easily accessible to main road to Carmel Valley for wine tasting and to Monterey for whale watching. Will definitely return to stay with these properties.

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Address: Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An old lodge with a new begining. The lodge is located downtown Carmel on Ocean Ave. A unique Inn recently remodeled using local materials and as much reclaimed product as we could. ... more   less 
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Forest Hotel
Forest Hotel Carmel

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