This hotel is larger than first appears, it has over 50 rooms spread over quite a large area. The location is great, probably the closest hotel to the beach. It is also convenient for shops and restaurants; you can park your car and walk everywhere. Our room was quite large and warm (on a hot day, no A/C). It could have used a ceiling fan. It had a small patio with a high brick wall (no view). The bed was comfortable and the bathroom/dressing area was adequate.
When we checked in we were asked if we wanted breakfast at 8:15, 8:30, 8:45 etc. We didn't know where or when we would be so asked for it at the 8:15 time. A later arrival guest was not offered the 8:15 time so obviously there was a limited number of delivery times. The following morning we were on the beach at our appointed breakfast time and expected breakfast to be left outside the room. We were told that was not possible as the birds would eat it, but if we had asked, the breakfast could have been placed inside out room. When I asked why we not given that option, I was told "we only do that if we are asked". What sense does that make?
When we said we were back, breakfast was delivered very quickly. However it was very meager, consisting of orange juice, a croissant and a small cup of fruit. This small offering allows them to advertise "breakfast included".
- 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