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“Lobos Lodge was the perfect choice!” 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
New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lobos Lodge was the perfect choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

The Lobos Lodge in Carmel was lovely! It is one of the closest lodging choices to the Carmel beach. We felt the location - close to shops & restaurants as well - was perfect!!
The people at the Lobos were friendly & nice. Check in was smooth and quick. Parking was convenient & hassle free.
Our room was fabulous! Room #16 was huge! We loved our little balcony, the bed was comfortable, bathroom spacious, lovely sitting area.
The Lobos office has free coffee available all day long, with cookies and brownie bites and fresh fruit as well. They also deliver a continental breakfast to your room each morning. We stayed 2 nights at the end of a ten day California road trip and were so happy that we chose the Lobos Lodge. :)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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  • Cleanliness
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

For what would be considered a 3 star property in the 3-star category, I would give this an A+.
Location = Excellent. A few blocks closer to the beach than other inns/lodges but still in the main village and walking distance (within 4-5 blocks) of all the shops and restaurants.
Off street private parking = excellent.
Size of room (room# 21) = EXCELLENT! Biggest room (I would call it a suite or studio) so far of the 3 other places we've stayed in within the Carmel Village.
Room was very clean so no complaints on that side.
Property was very well kept, staff were very pleasant and helpful, cookies in the office were outstanding, etc etc ...
Now granted the decor was very quaint (dated) ... but unless you are willing to drop 400$+ a night, that is what you are going to get will all the Inns, Lodges, and B&Bs in the Village.
All in all a very very good stay. And am much inclined to book this place again when we visit next year.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed in Carmel for one night while driving north on Highway 1. The room was large and clean. Our particular room was rather dark and it was a little difficult to get any fresh air. A fan was supplied and it was an unusually hot spell at the time... check in was smooth and the gentleman on reception was very helpful. Location is excellent with shops and restaurants on the doorstep and the beach a short walk down hill.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

My husband, I and our 9 month old daughter stayed there during New Year week. We just booked a regular room, we asked so there would be no stairs to get to it as we have stroller. The room was big! There was a beautiful fireplace, sitting area with a big couch, big closet, we loved it! When we opened the door we were right outside in the hotel yard and then just around the corner and we were walking on Carmel's beautiful streets. It was very convenient for us with the baby in the stroller :) Plenty of space in the room to put the bags, stroller and the baby's portable crib! OH! and they also gave us FREE breakfast every morning! It was just coffee/tea/juice and some fresh baked croissants but it was nice! :) and FREE cookies in the lobby too! :)

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Livermore, CA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Room was large and conveniently located on Ocean Ave. The decor needed some updating, and the freestanding fireplace was a little useless (& ugly). Breakfast, while delivered to your room is minimal, and the coffee you have to make with your in-room coffee maker tasted like rusty pipes. While we loved the central location during the day, nights/early mornings were a different matter. Our room overlooked Ocean Ave. The car traffic IS minimal at night, but the loud foot traffic continued long after the cars went away. Then the car noise started up again early in the morning. We wanted to try the lodge based on the reviews here, and I really can't fault their cleanliness/location/price but we will not stay on Ocean Ave. again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

First of all: Carmel is a bore for teenagers. That is why we stayed only one night. The Lobos Lounge gives good value for money. Reception was professional and very welcoming. The room was large, with a balcony and a semi-seperate living room which even had a gas fireplace. It was a bit dark though. The walk to the beach takes only about 8-10 minutes. The continental breakfast served to the room was small but quite good

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

had agreat time with the family in this small hotel with friendly staff. rooms are very roomy.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 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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