My wife and I have stayed here many times in the past, and have always had a pleasant stay. This time when I called to make a reservation, I was treated with a rather snooty approach to my request to stay in one of the cottages, instead of the main building. After giving my name and reassuring the person on the other end of the line that, we were return customers, I was given a reservation. The rooms in the main building have paper thin walls, making a good nights sleep a bit of a gamble. The cottages are a better accommodation for the price. When we got there I was given the entry card for cottage 205. upon opening the door we were amazed to find that this unit appears not to have been updated in a very long while. The bedspread was not only ugly, but had a very unpleasant odor to it. The bed was not the very plush feather bed that we remembered from unit 201. Nor were the linens the previously much touted fine thread count quality that was once the standard at this inn. To say the least, we were getting somewhat disappointed. After a great evening on the town, we settled in for a good nights sleep. [ After first unplugging the very noisy empty mini fridge ] In the morning we decided to go to the continental breakfast. I was looking forward to having a bear claw, or one of the delicious fruit pastries that I remembered from the previous year. We were treated to a bowl of hard boiled eggs, and a plate of somewhat stale bagels and buns. The Normandy Inn appears to be a mere shell of it's former self. In my opinion, it is not worth the $190 per night.
You can find much better value for your money in Carmel. I am giving the Normandy a three star rating, purely for sentimental reasons.
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- Also Known As:
- Normandy Hotel Carmel
- Normandy Inn Carmel