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“Quiet, Romantic and Dog-Friendly...Perfect for our Wedding Anniversary” 5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln Green Inn
26200 Carmelo St, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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“Quiet, Romantic and Dog-Friendly...Perfect for our Wedding Anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was our very first visit to Carmel, as well as to the Lincoln Green Inn. We couldn't have been more pleased with our 3-night stay over the Columbus Day weekend. My husband and I stayed in the Little John cottage with our 8-year-old shepherd-mix "fur-child". Our dog decided shortly after our arrival that she did not care for the crowds and traffic noises in downtown Carmel, so we were grateful for the Inn's location in a quiet residential area just south of town. We could have easily walked into town, but we wouldn't recommend it as there aren't any sidewalks or street lamps once you get away from the main shopping district. We did take advantage of being just a 5-minute walk to the south end of Carmel Beach, which was a great off-leash dog beach for our morning walks.

While the 4 cottages plus office building are very closely situated to one another on the property, we experienced nothing less than total quiet and privacy during our stay. This sensation was greatly enhanced by the artful placement of hedges and perennial garden beds throughout the property. We loved the Little John cottage with its comfy king bed next to the fireplace and its cute fully appointed kitchen with its tiny breakfast nook. I loved the kitchen so much that I wanted to make all of our meals there had we not already made dinner reservations...and I never want to cook while on vacation! You would never know that dogs have stayed at the Inn for how meticulously clean and well-kept the cottage and gardens were maintained.

While we have decided that Carmel isn't really our "scene", we would consider the Lincoln Green Inn as a worthy standalone destination. We would love to return and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet haven that's close (but not too close) to downtown.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

After researching all the inns in Carmel for the ever important honeymoon, we decided on the Lincoln Green in because of it uniqueness. The Inn has beautiful gardens and the Inn keepers are really friendly and hospitable. We stayed in Little John which was perfect for a honeymoon stay with a romantic gas fireplace, large bed, and a sunroof just over the fireplace and bed. The cottage as a great color theme of blue and white and the artifacts and decor all compliment this very well. The tv room is very comfortable with a sofa. There is individual WiFi for the cottage with great reception throughout. The kitchen is very quaint with great views of the country style gardens. The morning breakfast was good and delivered to the cottage, so that was very helpful for honeymoon stay. Overall, the Lincoln Green Inn was the perfect place for our honeymoon. Thanks again to all the staff for making our honeymoon so wonderful.

Room Tip: Little John is perfect with a large bed and fireplace
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Many other choices in town have constant traffic noise. Not here! It is so peaceful you enjoy all the special touches. The gardens, the bed, the linens, the afternoon wine and cheese, the cottage itself and last but not least Buddy the cat who serves as greeter.
We have come to Carmel for years and we regret not finding this oasis sooner!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

One of the best places I have ever stayed in! We were in the Little John cottage and it was perfect for the 4 of us, they have a pull out sofa bed in a separate room that my kids enjoyed. Loved all the little details from the way the cottage was decorated to how breakfast was delivered in the morning. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, I loved sitting by the fireplace at the wine and cheese reception just staring at the beauty of the place. Housekeeping came by every morning and cleaned EVERYTHING, such a great job and friendly too. The cottages are right next to the beach (about 1 block walk) and about 1 mile from downtown. Very quiet and relaxing at night did not hear anything, such a nice vacation and we cant wait to return!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I would highly recommend Lincoln Green Inn, offering an intimate setting that’s so inviting; private cottages with beautiful country-style gardens. We were welcomed by friendly staff; they were helpful in recommending restaurants and places to visit.
The interior of our cottage was so quaint and spacious. Each morning our breakfast was delivered. We enjoyed our meal outside on the private deck. And before the dinner hour we were offered a nice assortment of wine and cheese by their outdoor fireplace in the garden. This is an exceptional place to stay and made my visit to Carmel a wonderful vacation.

Room Tip: All the cottages are private and offer quality amenities. The bed was so comfortable with lots of p...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed five nights in The Friar Tuck cottage. This place is awesome! First, the cottages are so neat, but the bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Breakfast is brought to your cottage every morning and you do get to make some selections. We also ate one morning at The Cottage Restaurant to have a hot breakfast and I had the best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten. The inn is close to the beach and makes for great walks and getting to town is a short drive. You can walk to town, but it is a bit of a hike. Our cottage had a gas fireplace which we used in the mornings even though our stay was in August. Our visit to Carmel was fabulous, but the Lincoln Green Inn made our stay so comfortable we didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, CA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Stayed here on a family vacation, so we booked 4 of the cottages. All were comfortable and cute; most had full kitchens, which was really great for us.

Pretty garden with lots of sitting areas. The cottage I was in, Friar Tuck, had a side yard with a lounge chair. Little John also had a nice attached yard area.

I loved having breakfast delivered in the morning- lots of choices for a continental breakfast, but since there's a kitchen, you can also supplement.

Friendly cat is a bonus.

Close enough to walk to the beach. Can walk into town, but it's not super close.

Room Tip: Look through the cottage descriptions to see which one suits you best. Of the 4 that I saw (Robin H...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lincoln Green Inn

Address: 26200 Carmelo St, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic, breathtaking beauty: four enchanted cottages, lush English gardens, wine and cheese reception, breakfast basket, close to Carmel Beach and Artisan Village. Lincoln Green Inn, a historic bed and breakfast built in 1925, delivers one to the enchanted era of Shakespearean England. Enter the lush English country gardens and be enveloped by a delightful visual banquet, enjoy warm and professional guest services, relax in the elegance of these beautiful cottages. ... more   less 
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