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“Location, location, location!” 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 #8 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Houston, Texas
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“Location, location, location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We booked a five night stay at Los Lobos after reading all the glowing reviews here, and we are so glad we did! This lodge is in the heart of Carmel Village and blocks from Carmel Beach! We had free parking off street, but rarely used our car as we could walk almost everywhere. The rooms are casual but spacious, with a beachy vibe. We had a sitting area, small eating area, spacious bathroom with soaking tub, and a king sized bed in an alcove. There are lots of windows to let in natural light. We also had a small patio and the whole property is in a garden setting with winding paths and lush landscaping. The daily continental breakfast featured a gourmet muffin or pastry with fruit. The property is kept impeccably clean and the staff are very welcoming. The rates are very reasonable for Carmel. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The Lobos Lodge is the perfect location for exploring Carmel. Five minute walk to the beach ans in the middle of the shopping area.

Pros: Friendly staff, location and large clean rooms.
Negatives: Slow Wifi, a bit noisy on the bottom floor, and bed was soft.

Overall we had a great stay and I would return.




  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This Hotel is the best real down to earth hotel. Rooms are so comfortable and inviting, Prices are exceptional, People are beyond exceptional. Everything one could want. From walking to the beach, to shopping Carmel is an experience. We went to the Mission. Could have spent a day just reading everything. Nice deli in Carmel for a quick bite to eat if you feel like staying in. Lobos Lodge can accomodate whatever your wishes are...Contintenal Breakfast so fresh, Coffee in the room..or in the lobby. Fresh fruit in the lobby also. Just a great feel good place.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This small lodge is ideally suited to explore Carmel. Although it is on the main street (close to all shops and restaurants), it is quiet and only a few blocks from the ocean. It is good value for the rates. It is modest in its decor but has everything one needs. My only recommendation would be to take a room on one of the upper levels as one can hear footsteps of the people above.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on intermediate or upper level not lower to avoid footstep noise. We liked the room f...
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Lobos Lodge after reading through the reviews on TA. Carmel (the cutest town on the coast) was on our trip itinerary and Lobos seemed the best value. And it was. The property is a rambling arrangement of low rooms with walkups and outside doors. What I like most was that Lobos was just off the main business street and a 5 minute walk to the beautiful public beach with Pebble Beach golf course in sight.

Our room (18) was on the top level, away from the street and very private. We also had a view of the ocean from a small private court/balcony. The room was huge, with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, small breakfast table and king bed.

The decor was a bit tired but for me it added to the casual comfort of the place. We really loved our stay.

Room Tip: Rooms 17 and 18 are on the upper floors and have views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were just driving through Carmel, looking for a place to stay, Spontaneously. We saw that Lobos Lodge was rated highly on Trip Advisor, so we decided to check it out. Not only is this place very reasonably priced, but it is very clean, and charming. We had a full size room with a king bed, sitting area and full bathroom for only $155 a night. The gave us a free continental breakfast, AND FREE INTERNET! The Lodge is located at the base of town and we were just steps away from all the shops, and from the sea cliffs.
The only drawback? The beds :-( The mattresses are almost like trampolines: very bouncy, no cushioning, and not so easy on your back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

When I phoned to reserve,I requested a quiet room. The clerk recommended an upper room not facing busy Ocean Avenue.

We were assigned room 15 facing over (quiet) North Casanova St.. It was ideal. The balcony with small table and chairs for two could easily accommodate four people. There is even a slight view of the ocean several blocks away.

King bed (firm and comfortable) in an alcove,table and two chairs,work desk and chair,sofa for two,sliding glass doors to balcony with sliding louvered doors to the inside for privacy and adjustable lighting,toilet and bathtub/shower closed off by mirrored door from rest of bathroom,louvered doors close bathroom area off completely from rest of room,large screen TV (no movie channels),small fridge.

Daily breakfast is juice (tomato or orange),muffin or sometimes croissant,lovely fresh fruit cup,and a bud vase with fresh flowers from their beautiful gardens which dominate the property.

Gas fireplace built into wall.

Leave the balcony door ajar at night and hear the surf.

We,re missing it but you shouldn't.

Room Tip: Go higher and avoid busy (noisy) Ocean Avenue.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Additional Information about Lobos Lodge

Address: Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, PO Box L-1, Carmel, CA 93921
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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#10 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 rooms with spacious fireplaces and seating area, intimate setting in Carmel-by-the-Sea just 4 blocks to beach, shops and restaurants. Complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and wifi. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lobos Hotel Carmel

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