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“Wonderful Getaway Spot” 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 #17 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Santa Barbara
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Getaway Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

The Pine Inn is a quiet, immaculately clean hotel, perfect for a romantic getaway. We have stayed here several times, and will continue to do so whenever we come to Carmel. We love the small,beautifully decorated rooms. They remind us of hotels in Europe. The location is fantastic...right on the main drag. We especially enjoyed talking with Carla at the front desk. She was a delightful girl, and very helpful. Also not to be missed are the delicious meals at Il Fornaio. The breakfast is included in the price of the room on weekdays only, and is wonderful! Dinner and happy hour are delicious....the highlight is the fabulous bread!!! It is a favorite restaurant, and there is even a small restaurant where you can sit and have a cappucino and pastry by the fire. You can have all your meals right there! We can't wait to return!

  • Liked — It's rooms, cleanliness, and great restaurant.
  • Disliked — No DVD players in rooms
  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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
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Monterey Peninsula,CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Pine Inn over the Christmas holidays and had a great time. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and available for our every needs. We loved the convenience of the cocktail bar and (we thought) great restaurant "Il Fornaio" immediately adjacent to the hotel . The room we had was a bit small but the rate we paid at that time was also "downsized". We shall return!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

You can't beat the location of this hotel. It's an older building, so don't expect anything too fancy or modern. But, it is very comfortable and the place is well kept. It's in a classic Victorian style. The main lobby is RED RED RED and the rooms are small but comfy! I was traveling with my 14-year old son, and we had booked a room with two twin beds. They upgraded us to one of their nicer rooms with two extreeeeemely comfortable queen beds, a jacuzzi tub, TVs in the bedroom and bathroom, and a private entrance off of a little courtyard. Excellent coffee right across the street, restaurants everywhere, only a few blocks from the beach, beautiful walks, strolls and shopping right out the door. The restaurant is the excellent Il Fornaio. Wonderful on every level. Easy to find. Right on Ocean Ave. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Catania, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

very cosy atmosphere - each room different from the others, all very stylish but at the same time somehow familiar - set in the beautiful town of carmel

Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

Perfect location. All staff members I encounter are always friendly and helpful. On-line reservation confirmation. Rooms clean; everything in good operating order. Weekday breakfast included; a nice touch!! Love the furnishings. Parking in the small lot can be a bit of a challenge...make sure you're home early, or be prepared to find street parking for the night.
Can't wait to return in 2010!!

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

Very friendly welcome, and pleasant service throughout stay.
Room comfortable and clean, even if rather small (though adequate for single occupant).
First-rate restaurant with nice bar. Waiting staff most welcoming and always helpful.
Good location - central, quiet and off-street car-parking.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

Although we have stayed in several other top Carmel inns over the years, this was our first time at the Pine Inn and we loved it! Front desk staff was extremely helpful in suggesting a room other than the one we had reserved when we inquired about noise, and even let us view several from which we could choose. Sure the walls are thin and there is no elevator, but the rooms are beautifully outfitted and the place exudes charm. Located in the heart of Carmel, and its in-house restaurant, Il Fornaio, is a happening spot for everything from breakfast to dinner. One quibble: it would be lovely to be able to enjoy a drink by the fire in that lovely sitting room.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#17 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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