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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
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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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Mississauga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a lovely small hotel very close to downtown Carmel. Easy walk, great parking and very quiet. I felt like I lived in Carmel! The front desk woman makes a delicious pitcher of fruit-infused ice water for guests. A great hotel!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights on a California road trip. The Dolphin Inn is on a nice quiet street and has a very friendly and efficient staff. We stayed in a standard suite with 2 bathrooms, living room with gas fire place, and a king size bed - Rm 19. The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is delivered to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have to say I have never experienced such an easy check in. Of course, your charged the moment you make the reservation, but once there, a snap! The room was clean, fireplace was great at the end of the day. Breakfast was ok. Nothing to get excited over. I don't think the pool is 80 degrees, but warm enough... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Dolphin Inn is located in Carmel so that you can park your car in their off-street lot and never have to use it again until it is time to check out. It was a good sized room with a fireplace, comfortable chairs and a table. King bed had feather topper and we slept like babies. Bath room is a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn in Carmel California from December 28, 2014 until January 4, 2015. Our experience was outstanding from check-in to check-out. We experienced a problem with our TV and the gentleman on duty persevered by telephone with Direct TV until the problem was resolved. Each day the room was serviced expertly and breakfast "room service" was... More 

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