If this place were anywhere else in the US, it would be rated one star and cost $59.00. For over $200 a night, I expect much more value. The rooms, woodwork and furniture are old, chipped and in disrepair. It was the smallest bathroom and shower I've ever encountered. The pink tile tells me it has not been updated since the 1960's. No, it is not charming, just tired. The inside of the shower was clean enough, but the shower door was moldy. Bathroom fixtures are chipped and rusted brass. Sheets were soft and worn thin; pillows are spongy and thick. The duvet cover is taupe color heavy fabric and seems dirty. Most modern day hotels use duvet covers that are washed for each new guest. The free continental breakfast consisted of good coffee, bagels, apples and oranges. Guests hover over the tiny buffet table in the lobby to get their food, and then stand outside to eat and drink. Pool was empty of water and we were told that they are remodeling. I see that they are making very few piecemeal cosmetic improvements. Two new chairs were in our room, but they reeked of jute smell and made the whole room stink. Sadly, this motel screams that they do not care enough about their guests to close the place for a time to remodel and get it done right. The best part of this hotel was the free wi-fi, good coffee and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carmel Lodge has 38 guest rooms, is conveniently located in downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea and is just steps from famed Ocean Avenue's 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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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Hotel Carmel