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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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Atascadero, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently celebrated our son's 5th birthday with a trip to Carmel and were fortunate enough to stay at the Forest Lodge. We just loved it! The beautiful, sunny room with high beamed ceilings and wooden floors, the fireplace, the tasteful décor, the lovingly landscaped property, and the proximity to all the shops and restaurants on Ocean Avenue made this... More

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Houston, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay in Einstein Cottage at Forest Lodge, and it was every bit as good as our first. Because this was our second stay and we stayed 4 nights, the manager gave us an outstanding bargain. The cottage itself is cozy, romantic, and inviting, and the location just at the end of town is ideal. A breakfast... More

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Fresno, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here before with our dogs in the Porpoise Room at the Lamplighter Inn & had a great time. We had plans to drive to Las Vegas this week but when we found out it was going to be 108 degrees, we changed our destination to Carmel! We looked online 3 nights before we wanted to go and... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Weston room on our honeymoon. While the room looked exactly like the photos, we quickly realized we could hear every little pin drop in the next room over. Not that our neighbors seemed excessively noisy, but they might as well have been in the same room with us. We felt like we had ZERO privacy and... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

I am so sorry your stay was not what you were hoping for. I can understand your frustration especially on such a special vacation. I cannot turn back time but if we had known of your frustration we could and would have made every possible attempt to move you into a freestanding cottage. I sincerely hope the town, restaurants and... More

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Special attention to Guest Satisfaction. Nice Breakfast with interesting people from all over. Close to beach with Dog Friendly service and a Nice House Cat (shadow ). Super people and great Staff Would definitely stay again and again.

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will let shadow know you mentioned her. hope to see you back, Bobby More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a great place to stay in Carmel. The staff are friendly and very helpful, and the rooms are wonderful and quaint. It is nice to have a fireplace to use. They will bring breakfast to your door in the morning, and even gave us a bottle of wine on our first night. We loved Carmel and would highly... More

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backincarmel, Owner at Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time in Carmel. Thanks for the review, Bobby More

Los Angeles, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We've traveled to Carmel and Monterey Bay many times but have always stayed in a larger hotel in Monterey. Because my husband's bike race (Sea Otter Classic) was the same weeks as a food and wine event the hotel we usually stay in was booked solid, and what a blessing in disguise! I put my faith in the wonderful reviews... More

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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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Address: Corner of Ocean Ave & Junipero, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Forest Hotel Carmel

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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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