We stayed in the rooms (not the cottages). The block of rooms is nothing special to look at from the outside, but the room was perfectly acceptable. It was well sized and nicely presented. The bed was excellent - firm but not too hard. We were on the first floor and it had a little balcony overlooking some trees.
The bathroom was fine but a little worn. There were marks and chips in the sink and floor. Nothing terrible, but could probably do with a little improvement work.
You can definitely hear people walking past the room and cars coming and going, but it was pretty quiet at night.
For Carmel - which is a very expensive place - this hotel is good value.
The check-in staff were polite, but not overly friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast, Carmel River Inn sits amid a pastoral river setting, providing guests with a basecamp to the adventurous areas around them and the opportunity to truly enjoy the natural surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula. This Central Coast location offers outdoor activities abound, including camping, kayaking, running and cycling. Just a few miles away, you will find the vast coastlines of Monterey Beach offering everything from dramatic cliffs with breathtaking waterfalls, to sandy beaches great for surfing, fishing and swimming, no matter your reason for visiting the beach, you will find it in Monterey! With its close proximity to the world-renowned village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, famous for its extraordinary charm, guests can also enjoy shopping, visiting the local wineries and enjoying a meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Travel with your dog? You will be happy to know that Bring Fido - one of the largest pet travel websites, give both Carmel Beach and Monterey Beach 5 dog bones and ranks them in the top 10 dog beaches in California! And here is what they have to say, "This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet - you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. There is no leash law ..." Carmel River Inn offers guests two different experiences, our inn rooms suitable for a good night's sleep or a cozy cottage to unwind and relax, tucked into 10 acres of gardens, forests and meadows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel River Hotel Carmel