We stayed in the family suite which has two rooms and sleeps six (it's supposed to be their nicest and largest room). I would say overall it was just okay. The place is clearly old (as most places in Carmel are), but I do think the place could benefit from some basic facelifts in the rooms. My issues were this:
1. The walls are paper thin, so you hear everything. There's a stairwell for housekeeping next to the family suite we stayed in and we heard stomping up and down the stairs well after midnight. Also we could hear the people upstairs walking around all night.
2. They still use those comforters that I assume never get washed on a regular basis. We had to take it off each night before bed since we were unsure if it was washed after every guest or not and the inside had some clear stains that never came out. I'm fine removing it but there really weren't very many warm blankets on the bed after the removal of the comforter.
3. They place could use a fresh coat of paint and new carpet.
4. The weirdest thing was when you walked by the lamp and tv in the master bedroom the lights sort of lickered....which was weird.
Some of the good things:
1. The front desk people are really nice. When I complained about the noise upon checkout she did give me 30% off ONE night. (I felt since we were kept up all night we should have gotten 30% off our total bill, but oh well.)
2. Location is good.
3. Bath and body products in the rooms are great.
Overall, our room was average. Keep in mind we stayed in the family suite...I am unsure of what the regular rooms look like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carmel Lodge has 38 guest rooms and is conveniently located in downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea and is just steps from fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. Carmel Lodge offers their guests complimentary parking in the private lot, complimentary continental breakfast served to the room, and complimentary WiFi. The inn is only a half-mile from the white sands of Carmel Beach where the water is crisp and cool and the beach is clean and beautiful, and dogs can frolic off-leash. ... more less
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