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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco perhaps we needed to adjust our expectations but the dolphin was underwhelming. First off - parking was very tight. I wound up parking our Tahoe in a space marked compact key because the lot was otherwise full. The rooms do not have A/C. We're east coasters. We always want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a fancy hotel but the staff was very friendly. It's a very quiet place just a few minutes away from the main streets. The style is a bit old fashioned but it was clean and calm. We would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We very much appreciated the warmth and hospitality of the staff. Wonderful experience from the day we arrived but sadly, we had to leave like everyone else. Our room was very clean and there is nothing negative to indicate or experience for us not to go back to this hotel. Thank you. A+++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were only planning on staying here as a stopover on our way from LA to SF and as such declined staying in better "Named" places such as Clint's Ranch etc.We found a real gem here from polite and efficient check Inn to a hand delivered buffet Breakfast which was just great for us Brits through efficient check out and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a deluxe room near the pool. Over two hundred dollars a night. Room had three windows and only one had a handle for opening. Had to get pliers from nice man at reception to open and close other two windows. Towel bar kept falling off the wall. Wallpaper outdated and has holes where hooks or something must have hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Location in Carmel is great, near many restaurants. Front desk was very helpful with information and suggestion for restaurants. Clean and easy access rooms. For the price it was great deal. Parking is a little tight so take you time moving in and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The three bed setup in our room was perfect for our threesome of golfers. Walked into town for everything. Great location and friendly staff. Our room would work for a family where the seperate bedroom works for the couple, while the rest can have the room with the two beds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Overnight stay at the Dolphin Inn Carmel was ok. Staff very friendly. Room could do with upgrading, painting etc. Bit of a musty smell. Had a good sleep in the comfortable bed. Breakfast delivered to your door in a cool box in the morning was fine. You can have cereal, pastries, juice, yogurt and fruit. Coffee maker in room. Liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Property is an older, quaint place in the heart of beautiful downtown Carmel. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Jenny at the front desk greeted us upon our arrival and was an absolute doll, offering suggestions, answering questions and making sure we were going to enjoy our time here. Rooms are simple and clean. Free Wifi. Our room had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is a quant inn about three blocks away from ocean avenue. We got a room with a king size bed that came equipped with a fireplace. There is no central conditioning in the room but the hotel staff was nice enough to bring us a fan. The continental breakfast they brought us in the morning really hit the... More 

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