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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
  • 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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Balnarring, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, the family rooms are comfortable and spacious. 3 large beds, one in the bedroom and 2 in the main room, 2 bathrooms. Continental breakfast delivered to your door included in your room rate, some call it free, I don't. Parking available but limited. Walking distance to main street. Swimming pool was pleasant. Staff at... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Booked two nights in this hotel for my golf trip. It's a nice motel-like hotel with big rooms. It has a swimming pool but during my stay (Summer) it was to cold to want a cool swim. The hotel doesn't have much parking spaces so i had to park down the street. There is a bar next to the reception... More 

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Torrance, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was our fifth or sixth stay at the Dolphin Inn, and we'll be back next year. We always ask for an upper floor because of the view, although there isn't an elevator. Rooms are being updated, so we're looking forward to seeing those improvements. No complaints though, that's for sure. Great people working there. Very friendly and competent. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of several inns on the block/street that looks ok from the outside...plenty of car parking spaces.. friendly reception staff. However, our room (5) first level was looking very tired and a slightly sweaty odour pervaded on opening the door. A complete decoration wouldn't go a miss particularly the bathroom, and bedroom furniture...the set of drawers that the TV was... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

From the moment we checked in we were pleased. Spacious room, crisp, white linens, private bathroom area. They did not miss a beat when it comes to the "little things" for guests. Breakfast included and delivered to your room each morning, in-room Keurig machine, fully stocked. The location to enjoy the town was perfect as well. Outdoor, heated pool was... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wonderful inviting staff but this is not a bed and breakfast. Its an old motel that could use another round of remodeling. But you get what you pay for especially in this neck of the woods. The breakfast is a thoughtful soft cooler placed outside your room in the morning with juice and either cereal or yesterdays croissant. There's nothing... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great value in a town that doesn't have many. This is an older property that is nicely maintained and in an excellent location, just a couple of blocks from downtown in one of the most charming places in America. Very helpful and friendly front office staff offers fresh coffee and cookies during the day. Be warned that since it's older,... More 

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

we turned up at reception after driving from sanfrancisco to a warm welcome and a realistic price after driving around looking for a price within our budget . they were very child friendly as well .the swimming pool was a welcoming sight , my daughter was in her swimming costume within seconds and in the pool . it was a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My wife and I were going to be in Carmel By The Sea for 3 days and wanted a nice place to stay with a pool. I found The Dolphin Inn on the internet, went to their site and made my reservation. Everything was great, met and in many cases exceeded our expectations. Very friendly staff, nice warm cookies in... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We typically stay at their sister hotel, Svensgaard Inn across the street, but on this occasion I needed a larger room than what was available, so we stayed at the Dolphin Inn and were not disappointed. The beds and bed linens were more that of a luxury hotel, egyptian cotton and goose down. We stayed in a 'suite' with two... More 

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