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Coachman's Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   San Carlos Street, Between 7th and 8th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
Glendale, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights this past weekend of 3/16/13. -Wish we could have stayed longer...Since it was a first for me and my family to be staying in an Inn, I wasn't expecting much. But as soon as we arrived and opened the door to our room, I was glad I chose the Coachman's Inn. The room was spacious, clean and well supplied with the basic necessities to make your stay comfortable. You also get to enjoy their spa/sauna privately as there's only 1 key and you have to reserve your time of use. Privacy! The breakfast was delivered at the exact time you requested. My kids got so excited seeing the 2 baskets of "goodies" for their morning meal. The staff are all so nice and the cider & cookies they serve at 5pm was a welcome treat. The place is in the heart of Carmel and steps away from all the shops. ...It's only been 2 days since we left Carmel and we already miss our room at the Coachman's Inn. We would definitely be back (my kids are already asking to be back next month!)!! And we've actually recommended the place to our friends already! It's pricey, but worth it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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karenred1010, Manager at Coachman's Inn, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and please do come back to see us again soon! Keep in mind that we do run specials throughout the year and that weekday stays are a great value!

Kindly,
Karen
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in February of 2013. Located right in the heart of Carmel, close to everything. Very nice rooms with fabulously comfy beds. A continental breakfast is delivered to your room every morning with just a discreet knock on the door.
As with other hotels in the village, if you leave your windows open at night, you may be woken up early by the sounds of delivery trucks, but that's the only complaint I have. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Coachman's Inn. It's in a very convenient location and the room was very nice. It is very well designed and nicely decorated. It was very cozy and exceptionally clean. The staff was very nice and breakfast was served promptly at the time requested. The breakfast was quite adequate for us and included yogurt, cereal, croissant, orange juice and milk. There is a Keurig Coffee maker in the room. The fitness center consisted of one exercise bike. However we would much rather walk/jog along the beach than use the fitness center. The hot tub was very clean and nice. We will definitely come back.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor at the end. It's a King with a Fireplace. Very nice and quiet. The...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to the Coachman's Inn for one night and the room was just perfect for two people. The room included a Keurig machine which was a nice treat. The decor has a very homey feel with a very comfortable bed. A big plus to this hotel is that it is a five minute walk to all the restaurants and shops in Carmel. The woman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful as well. If I go back to Carmel I would definitely like to stay at this place again. There is also a complimentary breakfast delivered to your room in the morning at your desired time, but they forgot to include one of the things I ordered with the breakfast but overall the place was great.

  • Stayed February 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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karenred1010, Manager at Coachman's Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you, Monique and sorry that we had forgotten that breakfast item. Just let us know when you return so that we can make sure we have everything perfect for your next stay. We love those coffee makers too - on a cold, January/February day there is nothing better than a warm cup of freshly pressed coffee!

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Sacramento, California, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We don't travel very often, so when we go some place it has to be exceptional and the Coachman's Inn is just that. The staff are very warm, friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The location is perfect; you can walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. The continental breakfast was delivered to our room so we could sleep in and enjoy the fireplace. We will definitely make this an annual Anniversary vacation place. Thank you staff at Coachman's Inn.

  • Stayed February 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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karenred1010, Manager at Coachman's Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you, Joyce! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Healdsburg, California
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13 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My spouse and I have been going to this inn for years, and always enjoy the visit. There is a large variety of Carmel shops, art galleries, stores, and restaurants nearby so exploring by foot is easy and fun. Traffic and parking in Carmel is difficult, but you can walk to almost everything from this Inn which is only a block or so from Ocean Avenue, the main street of Carmel. The rooms are always very clean and well cared for, with coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave. A light breakfast, ordered the night before, is delivered to your room at your convenience. I would recommend rooms 210 and 211 with king size beds. Room 212 is also nice, but quite a bit smaller with (I think) only a double bed.

Room Tip: There is a spa and a patio area, but no fitness center or swimming pool. It's Carmel...the ocean...
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  • Stayed January 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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karenred1010, Manager at Coachman's Inn, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! You are right about the pool - very few properties in Carmel have them due to the ocean being less than a mile away (but you can always come back and heat up in the hot tub back at the inn). Look forward to your return visit.

Kindly,
Karen
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Vacaville, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Coachman's Inn is a wonderful location for a couple seeking that quiet getaway in Carmel. Walking distance to almost everything, except maybe the main beach and the mission, this newly refurbished small hotel is in 5 star condition. Our fireplace inn was very much enjoyed as we spent two wonderful nights here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Like most of Carmel, this is a dog friendly establishment but please advise them before you show up with your pooch. Even though I didn't do this, they still accomodated us with their last room available as long as we paid a small cleaning deposit. These rooms and the whole property are spotless. Your morning breakfast is brought to your door at the time you request, (in writing for each morning), and the pastries and juice was the best quality. No qualms about this place for me. You should consider all the above and then realize that your less than a block from the Sunset Community Center where big name entertainers love to come to play and only one block off Ocean Avenue, the "main street" of Carmel.

Room Tip: Parking is at a premium here; check in early if you can and then walk the town.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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karenred1010, Manager at Coachman's Inn, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your review and kind comments. Yes, we love hosting dogs (and the owners) but we do have just part of our inn that is pet friendly so it is always a good idea to let us know in advance (especially if you want to take advantage of our pet package). We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kindly,
Karen
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Address: San Carlos Street, Between 7th and 8th 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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coachman's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coachman's Inn has 30 spacious, comfortable rooms, a friendly, knowledgeable staff, and thoughtful amenities. Guests appreciate all these attributes, but perhaps most attractive of all is the location. Step out the front door and the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea is in every direction. The white sand beach? A five-minute stroll. The Sunset Center, Monterey's premier arts venue? One block away. Boutiques, restaurants, galleries and wine tasting rooms? You're surrounded! One of the newest locations to be added to the Four Sisters Inn Collection, the Coachman's Inn resembles more of a small hotel than a bed-and-breakfast inn. Guests enjoy a light Continental Breakfast each morning brought directly to their guestroom. Romantic escape or girlfriends' getaway, the Coachman's Inn has a guestroom that is just right. Each of our newly updated rooms features a private bath, and king or queen bed with luxurious linens. Some rooms offer two queen beds, or inner doors connecting two rooms - perfect for families or friends traveling together. Some rooms have cozy fireplaces or jetted spa tubs. Our innkeeper will help you select the guestroom that best suits your needs. Rates include: -A Light Continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning -Large, flat-panel television and DirecTV service -Wireless Internet service -In-room Keurig coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave -Two plush, cozy bathrobes and signature amenities -Freshly baked cookies each afternoon -Use of hot tub and dry sauna -Onsite or convenient street parking ... more   less 
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