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“Charming Olde World Inn” 4 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
Limerick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Charming Olde World Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stopped off in Carmel for 1 night on our way to San Francisco . A charming tree lined town full of art galleries, quaint little shops and restaurants. The hotel we stayed in was the historic Pine Inn. It is an old style Inn hotel situated in the centre of town in a little courtyard setting admist lovely antique shops and galleries. On arrival we had a very warm welcome from the staff on reception. The hotel was busy and had a lovely atmosphere. Our room was traditional small... but cosy although it didn't benefit from the modern convenince of air conditioning, the receptionist quickly provided us with a fan for our room which was very welcomed. It was a lovely touch to recieve complementary breakfast tokens and we enjoyed l the tasty breakfast in the morning which had a good range of hot breakfast and pastries. We also checked out their restaurnat Il Fornaio where we had an excellent experience for dinner, its a lovely italian restaurant ( I believe part of a chain in California). Service was really good a choice of dishes... I had the penne in a Vodka cream sauce... it was delicious one of the tastiest pasta dishes I've had. Overall we enjoyed the old world charm and personable stay at the Pine Inn.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We booked this hotel for our honeymoon that was spent on Hwy 1 of the Coast of California.

Located in the heart of Ocean Avenue 3-4 blocks from the ocean, the location was perfect! The Pine Inn stands out from other hotels with it's charming white tall building that is anchored with quality boutiques on the first floor. The Inn is nicely decorated with an 1880's elegance charm that made us feel like we paid a million bucks!

Built in the 1880's, we expected the hotel to be run down and have an 'old wood' smell but we did not experience that at all. It's ornate 1880's inspired decor carried throughout the hotel from the lobby to the individual rooms.

The breakfast that is included Mon-Friday has a variety of choices and is hosted in the in-house restaurant, il Fornaio.

Room Tip: Room 17 has a view of hotel's private parking lot and street. Not horrible but not the best view...
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  • 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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Austin, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I were traveling on our 25th weeding anniversary. We had stayed in four different 4 and 5 Diamond resorts across the Canadian Rockies and San Francisco before we arrived here. We were treated like royalty at those places but I have to say Ali at this hotel was Over The Top with her kindness and hospitality. She gave us a wonderful intimate suite with a fireplace located right next to all that is Carmel. The main street of Carmel was just 20 feet from our suite. We have stayed here before and every time we do we love it that much more. I would ask for Suite 1 when you go and of course ask for Ali. Donna was also so understanding about a small issue we had with our service dog. Just nice people. Wonderful place. Trust me you won't go wrong with this here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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*
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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