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“Nice location. Friendly staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Lodge
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951   |  
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Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Nice location. Friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lodge is just off of Ocean St. Perfect for shopping, dinning, etc.
Pet friendly. Staff was great.
If you are looking for something modern, this is not the place. If you are the kind of person that spends more time outside your hotel room than inside this should suit you just fine.

Room Tip: I booked the King Bed with the balcony. Loved having the balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfectly quaint and lovely. Location is perfect. Staff more than welcoming and eager to help. This is not The Hilton, folks! This is a laid back lodge. It's clean. It's comfortable. We were completely happy with our stay.
Be sure to ask for a ground floor room if you can't manage steps. No elevator.

Room Tip: Balcony room made our stay more enjoyable...Nice breeze!
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi, Dawn S!
What a very nice review -- we appreciate that so much! I also seek out quaint, charming local hotels when I travel. Thanks for pointing out our balcony rooms -- we're happy you enjoyed it.
Take care,
Stephanie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first stay at Carmel Lodge. The friendly staff and accomodations were wonderful. And as often is the case in Carmel, they welcomed our Golden Retriever, Lindy. We would stay here again on our next trip.

Room Tip: Choose the premier building.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hi, Janeen J!
Of course we welcomed Lindy - she's a beautiful, sweet dog. Please bring her back to us soon!
Take care,
Stephanie
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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Carmel Lodge accidentally, but have truly fallen in love. The location is key, you can walk everywhere in downtown Carmel from your front door. Price is extremely reasonable. They are pet friendly, which is great for our Labrador that LOVES his Carmel vacations. The rooms are clean, they do a nice coffee/tea service in the morning, plenty of parking, and just a great all around hotel. On our last trip we got a king with fireplace and it was great. It was nice one afternoon to have a warm fire and listen to the rain fall for a few hours while we all rested from a busy morning. This is now our go-to Carmel location.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello, BrandiN!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!!! You're our new best friend, too! :-) I'm so glad you were able to bring your dog with you to Carmel -- it's just the best place in the world to be a dog. I hope you made it down to our leash-free beach. Be sure to call us the next time you're coming into town so we can get you back into one of those cozy fireplace rooms.
Take care,
Stephanie
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Carmel Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the high bidder in a silent auction for a one-night stay that the Carmel Lodge had donated to my Rotary Club. We live near to Carmel but had not spent a night in a hotel/motel/inn there in many years. My wife and I decided to stay there on our wedding anniversary. We were very pleased. We were upgraded for free to a larger room on the second of two floors with a fireplace and small kitchen. The room was well-appointed, clean and spacious. The lodge is in downtown Carmel, but in a quiet area. We walked around town, did some window-shopping and ate dinner and then breakfast the following morning. There is a complimentary breakfast, but we chose to eat in a small restaurant. I will recommend the Carmel Lodge to friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a fireplace. Not sure how many there are. Ours was a large, corner room that i...
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello CVPerspective!
It was so nice to meet you and your wife during your recent stay here, and it made me very happy to be able to support the Carmel Valley Rotary Club. Most of us don't think to take a staycation in our own back yards, but when your back yard is Carmel...it's an excellent idea! I hope you will come again when you want to pretend you're on vacation. Thanks so much for such a lovely, thoughtful review -- we really appreciate it!
Take care,
Stephanie
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Redding, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has a great location for walking to shops and restaurants. The price is very good for a downtown motel and our Premium King room was quite large. We had an issue with the plumbing which was fixed very quickly. Nice friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi, Kay C!
Thanks a lot for taking time to write a nice review for us. I'm happy that you pointed out what a great location we have -- just 2 blocks from amazing shopping and eating. And, best of all...free parking! Please call us when you come back to town and we'll make sure you get one of those Premium King rooms.
Take care,
Stephanie
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I stayed at the Lodge recently and loved it. The hotel has a family run feel and the staff are friendly and professional.

The hotel is a welcome change from the cold, ultra modern hotels that seem to be springing up everywhere. This felt like an updated,yet old school Carmel place. The location cannot be overstated. My mother is an able bodied, yet 76 year old lady who had no trouble walking out of our room and heading accross the street to shops and restaurants. We will certainly return.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello, viajere59_10!
I'm so glad you and your mom chose Carmel for your girls' getaway. It's such a wonderful place to explore with a mom, daughter, or good friend. And it makes me very happy that you appreciate the charm of Carmel and the Carmel Lodge -- we do try to preserve that as much as possible while still making our guests comfortable. Hope to see you again soon!
Take care,
Stephanie
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Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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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