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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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  • 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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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New York
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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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Orangevale, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We always stay in rooms with king beds and they are very comfortable with nice linens, which is very important to us. The staff always treats us very nice and is welcoming so we are happy to see them again. The pool is taken good care of and there is are ice and soda machines near the rooms. The flowers... More

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Cork, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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 March 28, 2014

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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19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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