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 Mission Inn

3.0 of 5 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Hotel website
Special Offer
Free Breakfast/Cocktails!
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!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Carmel Mission Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Carmel Mission Inn
Write a Review

1,113 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    384
    490
    155
    46
    38
See reviews for
314
507
32
50
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (203)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1113)
  • Mar-May only
    (207)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (360)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (353)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (193)
All months
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

High-value hotel experience with friendly staff and well-appointed room. Adjacent shopping centers give several dining choices. My only complaint is a somewhat noisy mini-bar. And the bathroom would be better with a fan. But overall, this is an excellent choice for the Carmel area, especially if your destination is Point Lobos or Big Sur (the hotel is south of town).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastopol, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had booked this reservation through an online business which gives discount offers for various types of businesses. The price was quite good, even more so as it included breakfast for two and two drink vouchers. Frankly, I didn't expect much. My husband & I were very pleasantly surprised, and satisfied on all levels. The indoor & outdoor design &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, CA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Carmel Mission Inn the week of the monster storm that hit the California coast recently. I was supposed to leave the morning of the storm but decided that it was not a good idea. The staff was extremely accommodating in extending my stay another night and also letting my friend and I set up our computers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used the special offers a couple of time- one for spring and one for the fall. The rooms are clean and roomy. The location is perfect within walking distance to Carmel Mission; five-minutes drive to Ocean Ave. Carmel downtown, adjacent to a boutique shopping mall with outstanding eateries and coffee and pastry shops. The staff are friendly. Don't miss... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the many kind words about our hotel and in particular for recognizing our staff. We are very proud of their efforts and I’m glad they made your stay more enjoyable. I’m also pleased that you take advantage of our happy hour which is truly a great value. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again... More 

San Francisco Bay Area
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility itself is fine...our room was decorated in "ocean" colors which was kind of fun. Nice upgraded bathroom. Setting was convenient for a wedding we were going to in Carmel Highlands. If your destination is Carmel by the Sea, then you must drive there which then entails the task of parking ....often very challenging. Our problem was one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive comments you made about our hotel but I must humbly and respectfully disagree with some points in your review. First, I would like to point out that we do not nor have we ever participated in Groupon. As far as our website being misleading all of our rates and packages are well defined as to price... More 

Monterey, CA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends invited me to attend a function at one of the meeting rooms at Carmel Mission Inn on a Saturday evening. First I actually drove to Mission Ranch Inn which is on the other side of the Mission. My bad. The Mission Inn is located between Barnyard and Crossroad shopping centers and behind the Chevron station. The drive way... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the many kind words regarding your participation in an event held at the hotel. Our culinary and service staff works very hard to make sure special occasions are truly memorable. We specialize in small to midsize meetings of all types and I’m glad you were able to enjoy what we do best. I hope that sometime in... More 

New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thankyou for accommodating our recent stay. Room was nice and spacious for 4 people. Great value for money and a short drive to carmel attractions. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Fitness room good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Carmel hotel. All of our two bedded rooms have two Queen Size beds which make them very comfortable for our guests. We recently upgraded our fitness room and I’m glad you were able to take advantage of that. Most importantly you noted our friendly staff. We consider them our greatest asset... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving for 4 hours the last thing we needed when we arrived was the receptionist to laugh in our faces at our Irish driving licences. I thought it was rude to laugh and then say "sorry for laughing but these would never be allowed in the States". I was a bit taken aback by her unprofessional attitude. We only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

I thank you for your kind words regarding our clean and modern hotel. I’m also pleased that you are able to enjoy our breakfast and found it to be delicious. I must say I am a bit concerned though about the front desk clerks comment about your Irish driver’s license. Perhaps their attempt at humor fell way short. Rest assured... More 

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

Rooms clean, nice beds and bathrooms, conveniently located to Carmel, Barnyard and Crossroads. Safeway market and Starbucks walking distance. Little ways from downtown Monterey, but everything is close by in that area: Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Point Lobos, etc. Stay here often, as they are one of best priced hotels to accept dogs. I'd pass on the restaurant - accept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

I am pleased that we were able to accommodate you and your traveling pet. We do offer a limited number of pet friendly rooms and we always recommend that our guests call ahead to make sure we have availability. I thank you also for noting our friendly staff as well as our clean guestrooms. We sincerely appreciate your business and... More 

Highland, California
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended by a friend who lives in the area. Going directly to their website will get you the best rates (versus hotels.com or other). You can't beat the spread of food for happy hour that is free if you purchase a drink. It has so many items (both hot and cold). Some locals were there-not just for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the many kind words about our hotel and in particular for recognizing our friendly staff. As you pointed out the best rates and packages are available by either calling the hotel or visiting our website. You also noted our happy hour offering which is truly a great value. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to... 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 Mission Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carmel Mission Inn

Address: 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Mission Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 165
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Otel, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Carmel Mission Inn 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 Mission Hotel Carmel
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Carmel
#12 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

182 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (169)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (28)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (47)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Other (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay