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“Nice,clean place close to the beach and restaurants” 5 of 5 stars
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Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, PO Box L-1, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice,clean place close to the beach and restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our "tour" of California. They're located in the heart of the Carmel Beach area. It was nice to just walk over to the local restaurants and shops. I recommend parking at the hotel and walking around town as it's challenging to find close parking. It's a five minute walk to the beach although it's all uphill coming back. We had picked up some wine in Napa and we enjoyed it next to the room's fireplace. The beds/bath were clean and the room was charming. The employees we interacted with were friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Sussex, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed for three nights on our way to San Francisco and selected the Lobos on the basis of the reviews, we made an excellent choice. The hotel is conveniently situated close to most restaurants and the beach, The room was spacious and comfortable with a balcony on which we had the continental breakfast which was delivered to our room every morning. A very enjoyable stay.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We absolutely loved our time at Los Lobos Lodge! Super quaint, clean, spacious room. Loved waking up within walking distance of the water and then enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace come evening. The location is fantastic, as it is tucked between the beach and plenty of cute shops/restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price can't be beat. When we come back to Carmel in the future, we won't be staying anywhere else! Hands down, this is Carmel's Best Kept Secret...

  • Stayed April 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way down the coast and over to King's Canyon and Yosemite. The room (37) was big and includes a sitting area with a partial view of the ocean. The bathroom was nice and clean and looked newly renovated. It is on the second floor so it was pretty quiet. The bed was comfortable and the room has a small refrigerator and a gas fireplace. The included breakfast was nice but the earliest delivery time is 8:00 AM which since this was our first night after flying from the east coast seemed really late to us.

There was a slight stale musty odor, probably from the climate and the older carpet. The wifi was very slow so don't plan on doing any major downloading here.

Room Tip: Room 37 is their most expensive room but it is on the second floor with no elevators so you have to...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berkshire, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We loved everything about our recent 3 night stay at Lobos Lodge. Our expectations were high having consulted Tripadvisor before we booked but even these were surpassed. The beds and pillows were so comfortable, the room (no. 14) was so large it felt like a complete apartment, it was very peaceful although so close to Ocean Avenue and we had a view of the sea. It was actually very pleasant to have breakfast delivered to the room as it meant we didn't have to keep to a fixed schedule. The landscaped gardens are kept immaculately as our the rooms themselves, the free parking in a town as popular as Carmel is a real bonus, so in summary, full marks from us.

  • Stayed June 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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el dorado hills, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice large rooms, good location to downtown shops, friendly staff and a good value.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dixon, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Lobos Lodge and it was just as we remembered. It is in a great location and the rooms are very nice and clean. We were with my parents and had rooms 17 and 18. Room 18 is the nicer room. Room 17 is large but the TV is not set up in a good place. You cannot watch TV from the couch. Also of note, on Wednesday morning at 5:30 AM the TRASH TRUCK will back up and empty the trash next to both of these rooms. We normally get up early anyway, but this was pretty bad. But we still love the property. The rooms, location, and rate are perfect. (Oh yeah, the beds are sort of hard)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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 Lobos Lodge

Address: Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, PO Box L-1, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#5 Business Hotel in Carmel
#8 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#9 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 Thoughtfully appointed spacious rooms with fireplaces and seating area and large bathroom, garden setting in Carmel-by-the-Sea, just 4 blocks to beach, shops and restaurants. Room Rate Includes: • Continental breakfast of juice, fresh fruit & pastry, and newspaper • Afternoon cookies, coffee & tea in Lobby • In room coffee maker • Small refrigerator • Hair dryer • Flat screen televisions • Free wireless Internet access • Iron and boards available upon request • Onsite guest parking available (one car per reservation) • Most rooms have a private patio or balcony overlooking our gardens. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lobos Hotel Carmel

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