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“Old style atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
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Pine Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
Rome, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Old style atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

It is one of the oldest hotel in Carmel, so you can taste a nice old-style atmosphere. On the other hand the advise they have on the reception desk that claims the building has not been restructured and therefore it could be not 100% safe in case of earthquake… it’s not the most reassuring thing you expect to find when you are travelling.
Anyway we had a very good stay, very friendly personnel, good breakfast, good location close to the ocean and to the main street.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed there only one night (Saturday to Sunday). Our room was on the 2nd floor, facing the main street - no issues. The bathroom was huge, with shower and bathtub jacuzzi. It was clean. The bedroom had a funky/dated flower decor feel but it was OK. It was a bit noisy as our room was close to the entrance to the hotel rooms. For a b-fast we got 2 voucher $10/each (if I remember correctly) to the Il Fornaio restaurant that is in the courtyard. It was OK. The only issue we had with the place is parking. The parking in Carmel is not easy anyway but if you are staying overnight, you better get a place with a guaranteed parking. We arrived after 6 PM and the small hotel parking lot was fool - it cannot hold all guests cars! The staff actually doesn't care about your parking issue and tells you to park on the street, which you cannot since there are time restrictions on almost all streets.... We ended up parking at the library parking spot but had to re-park our car early Sunday morning. Overall - OK hotel with a great location but get there early to grab a spot and then just walk through the town.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canfield, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This little Inn is very quaint and very welcoming. Although the rooms are a bit small they were very clean and the bed was very comfty. The staff was extremely friendly, especially our waiter in the restaurant, Carlos. He was very efficient and very friendly! We loved the town and our stay in Carmel by the Sea!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newtown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lovely welcome on arrival, only stayed here for 1 night, the reception area is really oldey worldey with with log fires burning, the oldey wordey continues through the hotel but it is one of the oldest buildings in Carmel, we enjoyed the breakfast, great locaation.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommended Inn. Beautifully presented albeit the bathroom was very small other than that we loved our very short sty and wished we had longer. The reception design makes you feel like you're transported back in time and the staff were very pleasant.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Spent 3 wonderful nights at this charming inn located just 3-4 blocks from the ocean. (Breakfast which was included) was quite ample and very tasty though the same every morning. The staff is more than hospitable and though they had met us only upon checking, they remembered our name and room number each time we approached the reception desk. The room was small but ample and very nicely appointed. Most important of all, it was clean -- and I am PICKY about that. The location is the best as far as we were concerned -- being close to the beautiful ocean and in the midst of quaint shopping. Not going to find run of the mill shops in this area. Only negative factor here is that there is no elevator as it is the oldest inn in Carmel. Assistance with luggage is available.

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Clemente, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The hotel is in a great location but doesn't have any air conditioning so you need to open your windows to get air into the room.

That's not too bad until the restaurant takes out the trash at 1am or people start blowing the street down at 7 am. Then there is the trash truck at 8, all 10 feet below our open windows. It actually sounds as if they are in the room. For over $200 a night I hope to get a good night's sleep.

If I had it to do again I'd stay away from the Main Street in a quieter area and drive or walk into town.

This isn't so much a knock on the hotel, it is over 100 years old and with no ventilation, I should have known what to expect. If you don't mind stuffy, no worries.

Room Tip: Don't get a room that overlooks the back street, the noise will wake you throughout the night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pine Inn

Address: Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pine Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pine Inn is a boutique, full-service hotel, boasting the most elegant rooms in Carmel and all the amenities you expect. Our custom-furnished rooms feature Aireloom Pillow-Top mattresses for the best night’s sleep. We are located in the heart of Carmel, California surrounded by quaint shops, art galleries, and hidden courtyards—only four blocks from Carmel’s sandy white beach (breathtaking views of Pebble Beach and Point Lobos!). ... more   less 
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