Recently on our way up Highway 1 driving to San Francisco, we stayed in the Lobos Lodge for 3 nights. The location makes the Lodge overwhelmingly the best for easy access to shops and restaurants in Carmel, being right on the very edge of the town centre but also quiet. We contemplated other better rated accommodation, but were very pleased with the reasonable cost, room size, cleanliness, and Lodge reception when we arrived. The continental breakfast promptly delivered to each room is nevertheless very limited and I felt it could have been a little better.
However, our room was located beneath a room above, and movement and voices could be easily heard through the ceiling, which was disappointing given sound retarding treatment can be easily applied to reduce this problem.
The onsite car parking is easily accessible to the accommodation, however I recommend parking in the lower half of the car park as the upper area is both limited and more sloping which makes entry to a car a little difficult, particularly for older travellers.