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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 #26 of 31 Carmel B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located three blocks from Ocean avenue and 5 min from the beach, this is fantastic hotel to stay while in Carmel. Its a smaller hotel with beautiful rooms, great service and breakfast delivered to your room. A great Irish bar is next door with many Tv's, great beers and food.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two stars and a wish: 1. staff were pleasant and helpful 2. location was perfect (including a nice pool) Wish: Shoddy construction meant that you can hear everything that goes on in rooms beside and above you. Wish they had better curtains on windows to block lights from outside our room.

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Napa, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Entering Carmel-By-The-Sea from Hiway 1, zig-zag style, on San Carlos, just caught a glimpse of Motel Rooms uphill. SLAM! REVERSE! LEFT TURN, DRIVE! "...hey, this IS a motel. End of day fatigue sets in. Try a door? - OFFICE? Ah...REGISTER. "Park Anywhere, good night,... Slam. Sound of Lock Bolt. This was our entree' to THE DOLPHIN INN. 27 Rooms, on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I just loved staying at Dolphin Inn. The rooms were so cosy and very clean.Carmel is such a beautiful town and I would definitely recommend the Dolphin Inn. We had to be on the road very early the next morning and our breakfast was delivered at our door the night before, great service! The Dolphin Inn will definitely see us... More

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have been staying at the Dolphin when I visit Carmel for the past 15 years plus. I have also stayed at several others for various reasons through the years. I always come back to The Dophin. I have seen the Inn getting better all the time. They have recently up graded their beds and bedding and carpeting and it... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great location near shops at a reasonable price. The bedding is wonderful. The shower was great and the room was very clean. This is a regular stop for me while staying in Carmel. I would recommend this place for the price alone.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed here for three days before going to San Francisco and enjoyed it so much we returned for 2 days more a week later. Not fancy but clean and staff is very nice. They were helpful in suggesting restaurants to suit our tastes and we would stay there again on our next trip. The only complaint was there internet... More

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Venice, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We recently stayed at the Dolphin Inn in November , 2013, our son and his wife, our grand kids live about a mile up the hill from here. This was our first experience staying an a local b and b , as they are renovating their home, and we welcomed the opportunity to enjoy a bit of space, and also... More

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Los Osos, CA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have had the distinct pleasure of staying at the Dolphin Inn in Carmel, California very recently. The staff were very pleasant, knowledgeable and professional. They were also very helpful. My rooms were always very tidy and exceptionally well cared for. All in all my stays at the Dolphin Inn have been top notch always. It has become my home... More

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Pleasanton, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our room was ready right on time & was very spacious. It was clean & the breakfast was your average Carmel hotel breakfast with yogurt, fruit, a pastry, etc.. It's conveniently located & there are lots of great places to eat & shop nearby. We've been going to Carmel a couple of times a year for 30 years & will... More

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Also Known As:
Dolphin Hotel
Dolphin Hotel Carmel
Address: Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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