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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 #17 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Guadalajara, Mexico
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“Very bad experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed at the Pinne-inn from the 12th to the 15th and had a very very bad experience. We made reservation with two months in advance, and we got THE WORSE room, and they didn't want to change it, was No. 2. Since about 24 years we have been coming to this Hotel but for sure we will never come back !!! There are so many other nicest Hotels around !

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have been staying at the Pine Inn for the last 10+ years for a week each visit and have never had a bad experience. John & his staff have always made us feel very welcome. The restaurant is also worth the visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is our sixth time back to Pine Inn. We love the charm and character of the quirky building. Downtown and walking distance to anything your heart desires. Even brought our staff here foe a weekend instead of Christmas party. We will continue to come back often.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at the Pine Inn and were pleasantly welcomed upon our arrival. Our room was small but we had everything we needed. The hotel restaurant was excellent and we ate most of our meals right there. They gave us vouchers to buy our evening meals. It was a lovely experience.

Room Tip: The hotel does not have air conditioning--but they say they don't need it in that area.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Carmel is a wonderful place to visit while traveling the California coast.
Our stay at the Pine Inn was better than we expected, a gracious large old Inn situated perfectly in the center of town near the beach, shopping and great restaurants.
We recommend it highly!

  • Stayed September 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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Rome, Italy
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19 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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San Jose, California
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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pine Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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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Pine Hotel Carmel

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