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“Great location with an antique feel” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great location with an antique feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

No better option in Carmel, hotel is well located and totaly connected to Carmel's style, with europpean style rooms and fantastic staff. Note this is a family hotel and not one of those chain type hotels with no character. Rooms are old but keep in great condition and the only downside is not having air conditioner (which for me was not a problem since i went during winter). Def will stay there again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We got a free upgrade to the suit without even asking, The room was spacious, and comfortable, with separate living room and kitchen. Complimentary breakfast, and cookies and drinks throughout the day. They also have outdoor pool, which we didn't get to use. Just 3-4 blocks from the beach.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday evening - the trip into Carmel by the Sea was very congested. A traffic jam on Highway One and onto Ocean Avenue (we were told this is the norm around dinner time). There are no "actual" numerical addresses ...the location of the Inn is on Ocean Avenue near Monte Verde (on the left hand side of street). Parking is very limited at the Inn. When we arrived there was no parking available - we had to find parking on the street. One of the Inn's employees noted there was a parking spot open across the street. He ran out and held it for us until we could move the car from the reserved spot one could park in while checking into the Inn. The Inn is quaint, the rooms clean and nicely decorated. The walls were very thin - we could hear the guest next door coughing. The Inn is not dog friendly (fine by me!) - although Carmel seems to be dog friendly; saw a lot of water bowls in front of various establishments. The continental breakfast was very good. An easy walk down to the beach for beautiful views, a good place to watch the surfers and people watching.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Normandy Inn is quaint and in a great location. We only stayed one night, but found it to be very charming and comfortable. The location is perfect. You can easily walk to the beach as well as all the shops and restaurants.
The only things I found to be a turn off were, there are signs everywhere saying no dogs. I realize they do not allow pets but why do they need signs on every gate and in the office saying no dogs? Carmel is very dog friendly and although I respect their right to not allow pets at their Inn, I think it comes across as very cold and a little rude.
Next was a tip cup in the breakfast room. I have worked in the service industry for 12 years and I understand wanting to be tipped. However, this is not a full service restaurant. In fact, it's all self service. Seeing a tip cup on the counter seemed tacky and desperate like they aren't paying their staff enough.
Overall, our brief stay was comfortable and affordable!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Carmel by the Sea is a lovely town and the Normandy Inn is centrally located between downtown and the ocean. Everything in Carmel is within an easy walking distance. Nice breakfast, free parking, coffee/tea and sherry available in the afternoon before a fire. You couldn't ask for more.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgehampton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Normandy Inn is a charming, funky kind of property almost in the center of town on Ocean Avenue. The rooms are a little dated in that the shower heads are low and the furnature is mostly made of wood, but everything is clean and comfortable. The hotel goes this way and that, up and down stairs - which is part of its unpredictable charm, and all of this wraps around a center parking lot, which is limited in size, meaning parking can be an issue. We had to park on the street and that was limited to one that allowed parking 24 hours a day. Lucky for us a space was easily obtained but I can imagine this could be a challenge on a nice summer evening. The innkeepers here were all very helpful and friendly, and breakfast, which is self-served homemade muffins, cereal, fruit, juice and coffee, is put out for the Inn's parons in it's own breakfast room. This worked VERY well. A note of caution - we drove up to Carmel from Southern California and programmed our GPS the best we could since Carmel doesn't use numbers on their streets. The address we used confused our GPS and we got lost in a residential area on streets with no lights. Calling the front desk got us back on track, but not without some angst. We still say it's worth the challenge and would stay here again. Note: It's a VERY short drive to the entrance to Pebble Beach's 17-mile drive!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great location centrally located by a short walk from beach and center of town. Wonderful value for the money. We left our iPhone charger in room and they sent back to us, got it next day. We will certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#15 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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