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“A great place for a well priced, high value get away in Carmel” 4 of 5 stars
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Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Junipero Street and 3rd Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Piedmont, California
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“A great place for a well priced, high value get away in Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Horizon Inn is a moderately priced hotel of great value. It is not a luxury hotel, rather is "high value for the money" for a downtown Carmel hotel/motel. It's only a short walk to restaurants and downtown, and a moderate walk to the beach. The service team were wonderful and worked with us to make sure we had a room we would enjoy. The breakfast basket was delightful. I would recommend the upgrade to a room with a full or partial ocean view - makes all the difference in feeling like you are part of the Carmel luxury vs any other generic hotel/motel room. Will definitely stay again on future romantic weekend getaways.

  • Stayed September 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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HorizonCarmel, Owner at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind comment of "high value for the money". I'd like to think that is another way of saying "Affordable Carmel Luxury". We feel strongly that clean, comfortable rooms with amenities that make sense (ie large refrigerators, microwaves, free wifi, flat screen TV's, continental breakfast, down comforters) provide our guests with a quality stay but allow us to keep the rates affordable. We also realize the value of putting profits back into our properties. Repeat guests will tell you that we are constantly upgrading and renovating both the Inn and the Lodge. We look forward to sharing our progress and our properties with you for years to come.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I can not say enough good things about the Horizon Inn. My husband and I came over the weekend of August 11th for my birthday and just had the best experience! The breakfast baskets at your door was the cutest thing ever, just made our experience so special. We stayed in the King Suite with the jacuzzi and fireplace and were so impressed! Really, not one complaint here. Stay at the Horizon Inn, you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Our 4 night stay at the Horizon Inn was perfect in every way. The location is in a quiet area yet close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants. Our room was cozy, comfortable, and had a gorgeous ocean view. The owners certainly pay special attention to detail by providing all the comforts of home. Our room had a small refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, and a lovely balcony. It's the little things they include that make such a difference. (Real creamer for coffee rather than that awful powdered kind, and there are even wine glasses in the room.) The light breakfast delivered each morning was wonderful and tasty. The bed was extremely comfortable, the linens were nice and housekeeping staff was great.
This inn is charming in every way! EXCELLENT. We can't wait to return. Thanks to the owners at Horizon Inn for making our stay in Carmel extra special.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia, DF
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I chose this property based in Tripadvisor previous reviews and the hotel site. This was the first (and up to now only time) that I became disappointed with Tripadvisor reviews.

This is ok motel like property, but miles and miles away of what anyone can consider as luxury (as it is stated in the hotel web page). No one to help with the luggage, no 24 hours front desk.

Unless you really value a fireplace in your room, you will have an experience close to a standard mid-range hotel (perhaps a little bit worse).

It neither a bad hotel, nor a great one. Just average.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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HorizonCarmel, Owner at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Needless to say I was very disappointed to read this review and genuinely feel this review does not accurately reflect our inn. I am happy to see that an overwhelming majority of our customers would agree with me. As the owner I am constantly evaluating the services and amenities we provide and the cost to provide them. Sometimes we have to make tough choices to keep our prices affordable but most of the time we feel we make choices based on the feed back from our loyal customers. We appreciate that our customers like fresh cream with their coffee, a continental breakfast provided to their room, mattress toppers and down comforters on their beds, new linens, free wifi and night's in the outdoor jacuzzi under twinkle lights. As the owner I will continue to strive to make smart, informed choices so that our guests can enjoy many special touches at affordable prices.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed for two nights. Nice room. OK breakfast brought in a basket to the door. Would have liked more bakery items, but that's OK! Awesome hot tub where they'll light a fire for you. We had a fireplace in our room which was wonderful. Very quiet, which we had wanted. Would stay again for sure!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sunny Bournemouth
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with family.
Lovely rooms, very comfortable beds, great breakfast baskets and a hot tub in the open.

Perfect choice for Carmel & Monterey area

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed in room 203. It was FABULOUS. fire, bath-spa, huge, fire place, couch, chairs, TVs, the most AMAZINNNNGGG and comfortable bed EVER. they brought us our breakfast TO OUR ROOM (which was amazing as honeymooners who enjoy sleeping in)...they had coffee in the rooms, ice machine was close by, champagne delivered to our room for the second night, a great shower and shower heads were great (that always seems to be an issue for us at different hotels)...the service at the front desk was awesome and the lady there was so kind. plenty of parking all around...great place to stay in CARMEL!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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HorizonCarmel, Owner at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Congratulations! And many thanks for making the Ocean View Lodge your honeymoon destination. I am so pleased you found everything to your liking. We certainly want your honeymoon to be a memorable and pleasurable experience. I can only hope that means you will be back to celebrate some future anniversaries with us!
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Additional Information about Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge

Address: Junipero Street and 3rd Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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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 #10 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious & attractive rooms, some with balconies, partial to full ocean views, stone fireplace and jacuzzis. Outdoor spa w/FP. Free Continental Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Ocean View Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly cottage like suites with wood burning fireplaces and separate master bedroom. Cont. Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Both properties are non-smoking and offer 100% off-street parking. Ask about our economical pet-friendly Annex rooms. ... more   less 
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