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“Lovely little place” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Village Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street, PO Box 5275, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #19 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were looking for a quite place to just relax and enjoy Carmel after a long drive from LA. This was just the ticket. Quiet self contained cabins just off the highway and within walking distance of the town center.

The only disappointment was the bathroom, which given the size of the cabin was very cramped, but clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Village Inn was a terrific hotel right in the heart of Carmel---we parked the car and walked everywhere. It was comfortable, clean and well-managed, and the breakfast was amazing---delicious eggs, fruit, pastries---a huge buffet. The hotel was an incredible deal--- very well priced. I will definitely go back at the earliest opportunity!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Brea, California, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Well all I can say is that this motel has a great location. Circa 1954 I'll bet it was nice, however it is just a place to hang your hat in a wonderful town. We got an internet rate of $79 and that was all it was worth. Clean, but worn out!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Among the best (tourist) locations in Carmel, maybe you shouldn't expect much of a motel. The free WiFi worked well, the rooms were clean, but not great or modern. We got a cheap walk in rate. At price I would use it again, at published rate I would look elsewhere...

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

“Old and tired” is the only way to describe the Carmel Village Inn. The images on its website are extremely misleading. The walls of the rooms are dirty and the paint is chipped; the furniture is old, scuffed and marred; the 1960-era aluminum window frames are corroded (when I went to open the window in the bedroom, the handle fell off in my hand); mirrors need to be re-silvered or, better yet, replaced. The “inn” is in desperate need of a major refurbishing. Demolition and reconstruction would serve it well. Breakfast was adequate but not more than that. Having said all that, the bed in our room was as good as it gets when it comes to comfort.

Ps: Though the inn bills itself as the Carmel Village Inn on its website and various booking sites, the large sign at the front of the property says only "Village Inn."

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms in the corner where the two wings of the motel join together (behind the staircase).
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The flowers and gardens give a very favourable first impression of this motel. From the outside a desirable motel. Unfortunately our room was a little tired inside. That said the room was clean with a good sized bed. Free wifi.
A good breakfast choice.
Friendly staff.

Room Tip: A 2 floor motel and i would have thought there was little to be chosed between each room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Arlington, VA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Perfect location at the edge of Carmel, in walking distance of everything! Clean rooms, slightly dated and motel-style (the people above us clomped around a bit but that could be alleviated by staying on the top floor). Great value as we wanted two beds and got two twins (don't see that much!) which was perfectly adequate (and well-priced). Free included breakfast and parking right out front.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, choose the second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Carmel Village Inn

Also Known As:
Carmel Village Hotel Carmel
Carmel Village Hotel
Carmel Village Motel
Address: Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street, PO Box 5275, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel Village Inn 2*
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