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Dolphin Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #24 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely, large rooms, beautiful interior. We had 2 attached rooms which worked well with kids. The hotel is somewhat pricey, but that is to be expected in Carmel. It is located 1 street from the lovely town centre and within walking distance from many restaurants. The choc chip cookies at reception are delicious!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Motel/Hotel well located near to the centre of Carmel. Personally felt it was a bit expensive for the quality of lodging but room was a good size and had a private balcony..when I finally worked out the trick of opening the door...I think only 4 rooms have those...slightly odd breakfast arrangement , you pick what you want and leave... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Inn made our anniversary special, enjoying wine in front of the fireplace in our room. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the fresh cookies in the lobby too!! The inn is located a few blocks from the main intersection, but it is a pleasant walk.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked our stay because what counts a lot for us is a clean room, friendly staff and to feel that they are happy to have you as guests. If you want luxury, you can pay more and stay elsewhere. It's a motel style but it is charming, heated pool, breakfast bag delivered to the room (yogourt, pastries, fruits,... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pulled off the PCH into Carmel without a reservation and found this hotel. Huge room, clean and tidy. Plenty of boutique shops and art galleries if that is what floats your boat. Lovely beach. Continental breakfast served in a cool box and left outside your door. Nice pub with friendly staff and good food in an adjoining property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We drove from San Fran to LA a couple of weeks ago and stopped off in Carmel en route to have an overnight here. Lots of inns in this small town, which are really upmarket motels, ranging in price from $120 to $300 per night, in fact The Dolphin was at the lower end but after a thorough recky, by... More

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A well located motel - easy walk to town and beach. Room was spacious and the fireplace was a lovely touch and appreciated as the weather was cool. Nice to have breakfast delivered at the door. Nice comfortable bed. Would definately recommend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You could do better. Don't let the name fool you, it is a motel. The staff is very pleasant and the check in area looks newly renovated. They always had coffee/tea, apples and cookies. But the rooms need to be renovated. I think they spent all of their money on the massive TV in the room. We didn't have a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a motel . The people are very friendly and the room is cosy but it needs updating . The breakfast is brought to your door in a cool bag in the morning and consists of cereal fruit and a pastry It is in a very good location being a short walk to the shops restaurants and beach. The... More

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We've stayed at several cozy places nearby and the Dolphin Inn offers the same affordable quality and comfort. Our room was tidy with everything we appreciate including a good shower, a Keurig coffee maker and a gas fireplace. The bed was so comfortable, we were shocked one morning to find we had slept 2 hours past our normal wake time.... More

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Address: Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
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Home to many golf groups and tour professionals and featuring the popular Brophy’s Tavern, the Dolphin Inn is a Carmel classic located just steps from restaurants, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shopping. All of the spacious rooms and suites feature feather beds, private balconies, and many have gas burning fireplaces. Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning in the lobby. ... more   less 
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