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“Charming & a Great Deal!!” 5 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 23 Hotels in Carmel
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“Charming & a Great Deal!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2005

I really loved the Pine Inn! I read the other reviews and while there are stairs going up to the lobby and no elevators, this did not bother us at all. The bellman assisted us with luggage and the staff was very kind. The decor was really beautiful and charming and for $149 a night in Carmel including breakfast, we thought it was a great deal. It's a historical hotel and they do a wonderful job in maintaining the property and the location is excellent! We had a great time and will definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2005

The lobby reminds you of a true old world hotel, great first impression, but... Even the full sized king rooms are VERY small and the decor in the rooms does not live up to the style set by the lobby. If you have a room overlooking 6th street, the deliveries from the restaurant start in the early morning and idling trucks may be present for extended periods throughout the day.
With all the wonderful inns in Carmel, why take the risk.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2005

The hotel is located just a few blocks from the beach on Ocean Avenue.
It is a historic building, 146 years old and the receptionists felt we should of known this???? Therefore, if you have difficultly with steps...forget it!!
No elevators...no floors on the main floor, plus many steps up to the lobby!

Pretty snooty receptionist said if we knew Carmel, we would know this...blah, blah, blah!!!

Complimentry breakfast was good!

Found a great bar, burger place...Jack Londons...Eastwoods place the
Hogs Breath smelled funny to us and we walked out...lots of GREAT dining restaurants...

would not stay here again...young enough to do steps...simply did not like their attitude...

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2004

I was deligted by the quick staff attention in this small, quaint hotel, which I understand is the oldest hotel in Carmel. T. Burnson, Ocala, Fl.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2004

My most unforgettable dinning experience occurred about 30 years ago at the Pine Inn Restaurant in Carmel, California. This most enchanting restaurant offers an outstanding botanical atmosphere, along with the excellent service and scrumptious food that you can not afford to pass up. I remember how all of a sudden the dome ceiling opened up at night and there we were under the stars having a wonderful dinner.

I am so pleased to hear that the Pine Inn Restaurant is still operating and I would give this great restaurant a 5 star reward.

Iam planning to return and re-experience that glorious feeling again real soon!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2004

The pine inn IS a beautiful hotel, but the rooms are tiny and the walls are paper thin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2003

Great location right in the heart of Carmel! the rooms can be VERY small though. Make sure when you make your reservation to clarify how big your room is. Our room was the size of a broom closet-ie. could not open the closet without closing the door...otherwise clean rooms and no problems!

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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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