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Normandy Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Healdsburg, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A great space but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We've stayed here on 3 occasions now and we really enjoy the location, the character and the service. Rooms are quaint and warm and cozy. Carmel can get chilly so having a warm room to come back to is great. The staff are very helpful and the house cat is so welcoming.
Breakfasts are very good too.
So why not a 5 rating? Parking is practically nonexistent. Parking around the hotel can be really tough especially on a weekend. So unless you have a mini or smart car chances are your not getting into one of their spots.
Then the sound insulation between rooms is also pretty much nonexistent so if you have neighbors you are sharing conversations, tv shows, sneezes, coughs, farts you name it.
Lastly, wifi. Sure they have it but at dial up speeds. So if you're going to advertise wifi you should try it out in all the rooms and check the speed before using it as a selling point.

Room Tip: Get a fireplace room if you can and an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Located on Ocean Ave. in Carmel, just 4 blocks from the beach, I recommend this property. We stayed there 4 nights in early Oct. 2012 and found it to be clean and to provide a continental but not full breakfast. There are very good places for breakfast nearby and walking in Carmel is a recommended activity. We would stay there again but would also point out there are many good
hotel options in Carmel.

Room Tip: Our group was in rooms 304 and 306. Rooms were clean and adequate in size.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Right on Ocean makes it a perfect shopping and dining base. Good size rooms, comfy beds and OK bathrooms. No fan so it gets steamy. Breakfast was OK. May not be as glowing if we had paid full summer price!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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white plains, ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Overnight stay in Carmel on a weekday. Older building, well-maintained, on Ocean Ave. near stores and restaurants. Room was spacious and very clean. Bed had a deep, soft mattress. Ample bathroom and closet. Rather basic breakfast buffet included.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perugia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We only stayed one night. The room was not particularly impressive but spacious and clean. What we were most disappointed about was the "continental breakfast", which was served in paper cups and plates and plastic silverware and was meager and of low quality (really insufficient considering the price of the stay).

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sudbury, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Pleasant Inn close to beach and shopping.
Room was very clean and the bed was comfortable, had a great sleep.
Bathroom was large but no fan to get rid of the moisture after a shower.
Continental breakfast included in price was more than adequate- quite substantial.
Booked through expedia.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Petaluma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We just had an opportunity to stay here with 2 other couples for three nights. Had not been to Carmel in over 25 years. Absolutely ioved the Normandy Inn. The Inn is well maintained with beautiful gardens and flower pots. The location is central to shops, restaurants, and sandy beach. The rooms are clean, cozy with self controled heat in bedroom and bath, French decor and comfortable beds. A quaint lobby with a side room was perfect for us to gather together and play cards. In the afternoon through the evening complimentary Cream Sherry, coffee, tea, cocoa, and cookies are available. The continental breakfast was great with a variety of cereals, fresh muffins, toast, bagels, hard cooked eggs, fruit, juices, coffee and newspaper in a nice setting.The staff is cordial and most helpful. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: 210,Large and sunny 212, 214, 216 peeks of ocean/light all second level-no elevators
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Normandy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
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