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Dolphin Inn

Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Anaheim, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located right in the middle of downtown Carmel, within walking distance of everything. Room was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and the coffee and fresh baked cookies were a bonus.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: - Good location in the main Carmel town - Good sized room - They have good complimentary coffee in the lobby area Negatives: - Overdue for refurbishment - Multiple pieces of furniture in room were broken - Wifi very slow - Absolutely appalling breakfast - they market themselves as serving free breakfast but you get a small cool box... More 

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Newcastle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The location is close to dining and shopping in Carmel. The desk/lobby staff are helpful and courteous. Our comfortable double bed room was spacious, clean, and the in-room coffee was very good. The bathrobes provided were high quality as well as the towels and bathroom amenities.

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

1950's motel possibly updated in the 1980's. Mostly clean - don't look high, in corners or too close. Makes my top ten most uncomfortable motel beds list. Within walking distance to everything. Desk clerk Ricky is the best thing this place has going for it. He was pleasant and helpful. If you just want "a place to stay" this is... More 

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Kent, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We spent one night here on our 6 day road trip. The check in was smooth, the room immaculate and the beds comfortable. Breakfast is a simple pre-order and is waiting in a little cooler outside your room when you get up. The room was nice and big and had a lanai perfect for enjoying breakfast or an evening glass... More 

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Mississauga
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8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hotel is old and tired. Now I realize that most hotels in Carmel are Inns and are old but this one is very basic for the money. The room was big but the dresser had broken drawers, no storage in the bathrooms the pillows were hard and cheap covers on the bed. The worst thing was that we were... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Inn always treats us great when we go there. This time they even upgraded us without us knowing. The room was fantastic. All their rooms are very nice and comfortable. When you stay there you can just leave your car and spend a couple of days walking in Carmel. You wont be disappointed!

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Livermore, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Well maintained old style quaint property with lots of extras. Don't overlook monogrammed robes in closet. You can pre-order the night before a continental breakfast delivered to your door, with your choice of menu items. Second story has views of ocean and chairs for watching outside your door. Free parking plus shops, galleries, and restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This quaint little hotel may be older but it is a great value with a good location in Carmel, Ca. Walking distance to the center of town, it was very clean with a friendly staff and nice little extras like robes in your room, fresh baked cookies, continental breakfast delivered to your room in the morning and a cozy gas... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed here 25 years ago and came back to find it is still - friendly, clean, nice linens and fireplace in bedroom, Close to Ocean Ave & Beach. Everything is well-kept, nice friendly staff, close to Ocean Ave shops, great for walking in and around Carmel and down to the beach. Nothing fancy - but all very nice. King... More 

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