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Forest Lodge

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Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me begin by saying that I wanted to love this property. We were in the Garret Loft and the architectural detail was fantastic. The nook with the twin bed is amazing, so beautiful and charming. The bathroom has been remodeled with lots of vintage charm. The bathroom was clean and cute. I love the stained glass windows and small... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed here on several occasions with our 100lbs chocolate lab "puppy" and were always delighted. This is really an "overflow" sister property of the Lamplighter Inn, but we prefer it because of more space between cottages and more robust landscaping (and less concern that our lab may destroy something). The property is in walking distance to many dog-friendly restaurants,... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

We're glad you decided to stay with us again. The landscaping is one aspect of the Forest Lodge that makes it such a nice place to relax. The breakfast offered at the Lamp Lighter definitely has more of a variety than we are able to deliver. I'll speak with the manager in regards to the quantity of food provided in... More 

SF Bay Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have just returned from a short visit to Carmel. Traveling with family and dog we had two rooms - Weston and Garden rooms. The Weston was spacious and well appointed with a nice, comfortable king bed. I had read the reviews here about how noise from other rooms carried into the Weston. I dismissed these comments as exaggerations. Wrong!... More 

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Forest Lodge has an ideal location in a park-like setting but just feet away from the start of Carmel's Ocean Avenue. These historic cottages are ideal for groups; even the most inexpensive unit has two bedrooms. The rooms are cozy and clean, while the staff is very friendly. The Forest Lodge is a recommended place to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea!

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The park-like setting is one of my favorite aspects of the Forest Lodge. The woodsy feel makes it hard to believe you're so close to downtown. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the lodge and we appreciate the recommendation. -Maddy and Staff More 

Sonoma, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay in Carmel. The Einstein cottage at Forest Lodge was comfortable and cozy. We loved the location with a one block walk to shopping and restaurants. The breakfast basket was a welcome touch. We left feeling taken care of and rested. We are coming back! Thanks!

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. If you left feeling taken care of and rested then we couldn't hope for more. On your next visit to the Forest Lodge I suggest trying the Ocean Avenue room. The large front window overlooking the courtyard and the cozy feel makes this my favorite room. We're happy you had a wonderful stay in... More 

Chatham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In picking a hotel/inn for our two night stay in Carmel, we had to see which ones accepted dogs. Little did we know what a dog-friendly town Carmel by the Sea is! We were fortunate to pick the Forest Lodge, which is a "corner" (or triangle!) of Carmel, at the top of Ocean Street. We had a lovely suite in... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review. I love sharing the history of the Forest Lodge with guests and I'm glad you found it interesting. I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to the rest of the staff. We're happy you enjoyed your time here and we hope you do decide to visit us again soon. -Maddy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My room was clean and comfortable. It fits the Carmel Style I was looking for perfectly. Staff was very helpful and the walk to town is steps away! My family was having a wedding at the beach. It was the perfect place to meet up and get ready. We filled that room for a minute there and instead of complaining... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

We're happy that the room was what you were looking for and we're pleased to be part of such a special occasion. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to the rest of the staff. We hope to see you back again soon. -Maddy and Staff More 

Atascadero, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We recently returned from our third stay at the Forest Lodge in Carmel, and we simply adore this gorgeous place. Nestled cozily into a stand of mature trees with beautifully landscaped grounds, each room is completely unique, yet equally beautiful, comfortable and inviting. We've stayed in different rooms on each visit, and every time we decide that "this one is... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and eloquent description of the property. I always love enjoying the magical feel up at the Forest Lodge. The Garrett loft is one of our most unique and charming rooms and we're happy you enjoyed it. We're glad that each stay has been better than the last and we hope to see you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stayed over Thanksgiving in both the Garden & Ocean cottages, which can actually be adjoining. Peggy and the entire staff were welcoming and graciously accommodate a room change request we made to ensure my elderly mother would be comfortable. Happy Hour & Breakfast are both served at the sister property, the Lamp Lighter Inn which is about a 6... More 

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backincarmel, Guest Relations at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'll pass on the kind words to Peggy and the other staff. We're happy the Garden and Ocean Ave rooms worked so well for you. Judging by how quiet the Forest Lodge is, you'd never guess that it's across the street from downtown. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed in this hotel by default as we booked the Lamp lighter Inn, but were told on arrival that we were in fact in the Forest Lodge one of their sister hotel! Not exactly the location we planned as we wanted to be closer form the sea. The lady at reception was very nice, the cheese & wine in... More 

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