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“Sandpiper Inn at Carmel, CA” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandpiper Inn Carmel
2408 Bay View Ave., Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #13 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Sandpiper Inn at Carmel, CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Excellent accomodations, extremely helpful staff and a peaceful quiet place to unwind. Great location one block from the sea and the sound of the incoming surf is so relaxing. Room, mattress, breakfast, furniture, pictures, music cannot be faulted. Outside landscaping is delightful with many birds. Parking is a little bit limited.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I have been to Carmel many times and for the last 5 years or so I have come back to the Sandpiper Inn. The staff is friendly and helpful. Although it is a B&B, this is a place for those who say they wouldn't stay at a B&B and all of us who do. You can come and go as you please in a quaint, peaceful atmosphere. If you are on vacation to relax, people leave you alone, or you can strike up a conversation at breakfast or out on the patio. The ocean is just 1 1/2 blocks away. You can open your window and hear it all night. Plus its great for a daily walk. I'll keep coming back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great location next to the beach, and wonderful breakfast. The inn is tucked in a nice neighborhood. The whole place was very pretty and well kept. We stayed in room 2, which had two drawbacks: we could hear people walking in the room above, and the shower was old and sometimes hard to get to the right temperature. Not sure if the other rooms are like this, but it barely effected our stay. Would definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: I'd expect rooms upstairs to be quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at the Sandpiper Inn at the end of September. The weather was dreary and overcast, but we had a nice, clean place to stay. The living room has a fireplace and tea and cookies are served each night at 5:00. Breakfast was perfect-quiches, local fruit, cereal, yogurt and coffee. We stayed in room 7, which was small but considered ocean view, which is why I chose it. You can hear the crashing waves from this room. I would elect for the king room next time so we had more space. This is located in a rural neighborhood, but we took a nice 15 minute walk with a flashlight to the town. We enjoyed using the fire pit outside and drinking wine. It was nice to be in a more secluded, quiet part of Carmel. Maria was a wonderful innkeeper, and we would stay here for our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I stayed here last week for a few days after a long road trip. Loved the location, just a short walk to the beach. At night we could hear the breakers. The room was fine and breakfast was very good. It is not close to the main drag and restaurants so do NOT do what we did on our first night and try and walk there, too far and no street lights and there's a hill in the way, drive and park in a side street.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We used this B&B as an overnight stop on our journey to Los Angeles. The hotel is in a lovely quiet location close to the beach. The staff were extremely helpful on recommending and booking a restaurant. The room (Rm 7) was well equipped and very clean. Drinks were available from the kitchen, and a refridgerator was available for guest use.

Snacks were put out at teatime and there was a good choice at breakfast (not cooked).

A lovely place to stay in Carmel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Ramon, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I would love to go back. I love the location being that it's in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. I loved that the room had no tv. Our room (#7) had an amazing view. We did notice the walls are thin and felt really bad when we returned home late. It almost felt like I was a teenager again sneaking out. Hope you get a chance to visit!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2408 Bay View Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like being a house guest in someone's exclusive seaside home. This early California country style inn, established in 1929, boasts of ocean views and the sounds of the surf crashing on the soft sand of Carmel Beach. Enjoy the serene comfort in one of our cozy rooms, by the fire in our fireside lounge, or outside on one of our garden patios. The Sandpiper Inn is the perfect getaway for the romantic couple or for those that just want to get away from the daily grind and relax. ... more   less 
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