I and my DH arrived late and true to their word a key and instructions were left under the front door mat leading us to our cottage room..They had even left a cone to hold us a parking spot though another guest moved it and parked there haha, So not their fault, we still found a spot! The room was clean and inviting upon our arrival though a bit cramped for us as we had a large dog crate. Again, not their fault. The bed was soft as a cloud and we slept like happy babies.
We had a bit of trouble the next morning and the ONLY reason I am mentioning it is because it all turned out spectacularly. When we awoke in the morning we had no electricity. This was due to older electrical wiring in this and the adjoining courtyard room and is completely remedied now so don't fret there people. They arranged space for us to iron clothes and get ready for our day.
This was a big weekend in Carmel, being the annual Poodle day and the town was booked solid. The staff at Monte Verde bent themselves over backward in an attempt to secure us lodging and in the end, someone cancelled at their sister location Casa de Carmel but if that hadn't been the case we still had a room ready for us in another location they had chosen.
Friday and Saturday nights are met with a bountiful wine and Hors d'ouvre presentation in the courtyard and as another reviewer remarked, this is not the generic cheese and cracker platter but a lovely selection of seasonal goods, lovely cheeses, and quality wines. Add to this the pretty lights and plants and you have a little fairy land. On Saturday they included a quitarist/singer to make it truly wonderful. Oh yes, and the breakfast baskets are of the best quality as well with local pastries and fresh fruit.
All told, we so enjoyed our stay that we will gladly return and in fact, have already booked our next visit!
See Casa de Carmel review and please give Monte Verde a visit. Such nice people and lovely clean rooms!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked into the famous artisan village of Carmel-by-the-Sea are two classic country-style bed and breakfast inns - Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel. Located in the Heart of Downtown Carmel- foot step's to the beach and moments away from World Class shopping, dining and local attractions. Each of our guest rooms are individually appointed with distinctive furnishings, warm cozy beds, and gas or electric fireplaces- creating an enchanted ambiance of romance and comfort. All rooms have a private bath, flat screen television, telephone, free WiFi, Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities, hairdryer & iron, a decanter of our signature Sherry and Gourmet coffee & Tea's. A healthy light breakfast is included and delivered to your door each morning. Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Both inns offer pet friendly rooms. The location of these Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast inns is perfect for easy access to Carmel beach, the finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries. The majestic Big Sur and Point Lobos Reserve are just a short drive south; the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north. The magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium is just minutes away! And there are at least 15 world class golf courses within a 10 minute drive. We welcome your visit to Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel - an extraordinary travel experience you will remember ... and aspire to relive often! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Verde Hotel Carmel