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“Perfect way to see Carmel” 4 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
Missouri City, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Perfect way to see Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We rolled into Carmel late and did not have a place to stay. We received a great deal at the Lobos Lodge and were extremely pleased with our accommodations. The hotel is located right on Ocean Avenue in the heart of the town. you can easily walk to the beach or any of the restaurants and shops in the area. The room was comfortable and clean. Exactly what we wanted since our goal was to get a good night's sleep and see the beauty of the coast.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The location could not have been more convenient to downtown Carmel and the beach, and the free, onsite parking made it even more so! We had one of the two suites at the lodge, as our adult daughter was staying with us. The rooms were quite spacious and had lovely amenities such as a gas fireplace, two large screen TVs, and an outside patio. A couple of not so great things: the second bed in the suite is an average fold-out sofa-bed, which was as comfortable as it sounds; the breakfast was okay, but would have preferred getting just a big pot of freshly brewed coffee every morning and being able to select each day what we wanted for the following day; lastly, it would have been nice to have a chest of drawers in the bedroom. None of these things were deal breakers, and we enjoyed our stay very much. (Just beware of the sofa-bed, if you're use to a big comfy bed.)

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ann arbor
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hotel was quiet and clean, staff were great! The pool was gorgeous, and their breakfast was quite plentiful. Our room was comfortable, the bathroom was a little small, but our view out the windows made up for it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was just ok. I think we spent $250 for our room each night. We were looking forward to the unique experience of having breakfast delivered to our room each morning. Well, the delivery process didn't begin until 8:00 and I wish we had skipped it. That day we cancelled our breakfast delivery for the next morning and went out for breakfast.
The breakfast delivery consisted of orange juice(not freshly squeezed) and a couple of mediocre pastries and Greek yogurt. Bleh.
The room was very spacious and the grounds were attractive and quaint. However, wifi reception very poor and very slow and linens were of poor quality. As linens are my pet peeve, it was enough to dampen my experience. The bed, in addition, was not comfortable.
If you want a centrally located hotel, this is a good one for that issue!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Central Florida, Florida
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here, after hearing a referral from a friend who visits the area with his wife often for golf, and weren't sure what to expect. I am used to looking online and booking it that way, and this was different! When we arrived we were tickled! The lodge was just charming, and the room was awesome. It was a beautiful, with plenty of space for my family of four. It felt European! It was beautiful, clean, and the staff/service was terrific. We have traveled a lot, and this will be a stay we will remember and recommend to friends, and to you!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tri Cities, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great stay at the Lobos Lodge. The price was very reasonable ($175 for an economy queen). Considering that that was the lowest tier of available rooms, we were somewhat concerned that it may not be desirable and that we may need to upgrade. However, our fears proved to be unwarranted. When we arrived we were greeted with a clean and modern room that was very nice. While it is the smallest room at the inn, it is still larger than your average hotel room. The bathroom area was very nice with ample counter space and a separate toilet/shower. The ceilings were vaulted which provided an airy feel. Since it was warm we had no need for the fireplace. Samples of good, locally roasted coffee packs were made available for use in a 4 cup maker and replenished daily by the service worker. The breakfast that was delivered daily to our door was sufficient and very good. It included juice, fresh croissants or pastries, and greek yogurt. It was delivered on time (almost to the minute) and included a copy of the Monterey Herald. I was very impressed and it was nice to relax with coffee and enjoy the food in the room. Overall I do not think this place can be beat, at least if you wish to remain in the same cost scale. Sure, if you want to pay $400 or $500 a night you can go to one of the pretentious other locations. However, I would definitely stay in the Lobos Lodge again.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Berkeley, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very nice quiet room about 10 steps down from the parking lot, with the bath/toilet separated from the well-lit dressing area, queen bed, a small couch and large flat screen tv, gas fireplace, small outdoor sitting area with garden view; all for just over $200. I should also mention that the room could be well-darkened with the plantation shutters -- a plus feature for us. We did not avail ourselves of the included continental breakfast, as we love to go for the great eggs Benedict at Katy's Place. The lodge is just across the street from Il Fornaio restaurant.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 
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Lobos Hotel Carmel

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