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“Great place to stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #26 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
Bay Area
1 review
“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The rooms were simple but very charming, clean, and spacious. We are a family of four and brought our dog and had plenty of room. The proprietors were friendly and made us feel at home. The hotel has a wonderful courtyard where we lounged and enjoyed a nice glass of the complementary wine before dinner. The complaint about serving Trader Joe’s didn’t line up with our experience and we travel to Napa regularly for wine tasting getaways. The free breakfast at the hotel was a great option and saved more time for the beach! We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Yes these rooms are very reasonable during the week but unfortunately I felt that the inn proprietors were doing everything on the cheap from breakfast to the wine, from cleaning to basic maintenance. The towels are worse than Motel 6, our room was not clean in the corners and our bed linens were not changed. The wine they tell you its French however, I saw empty Charles Shaw wine bottles in the kitchen. Two Buck Chuck is fine.....just tell us it's Trader Joe's and don't be dishonest by trying to pass it off as French. (They save French wine bottles and pour the Trader Joe's into them) Our room did not have a smoke detector as it was found on top of the dresser. Half the electrical outlets did not work, I had to try my hair in the corner. The room are so noisy you can hear your neighbor in the next room and every step of the person upstairs. The breakfast is literally the cheapest bread you can find, not even stuff from Costco, worse than that. Watered down O.J., one bowl of butter, one bowl of jelly, waffles, oatmeal to make yourself and slices of banana that they monitored. They obviously don't believe in adding a bit of color to your plate. They advertise fresh baked goodies but for 5 days we saw nothing of the sort. We have stayed in several other affordable, dog friendly inns in Carmel that have been reasonably priced and we have been very pleased. This one was a huge disappointment.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Goldensmom03
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Redwood City, California, USA
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed one night in Wayfarer Inn. It's a small and affordable place, but in no way cheap! It has a certain charm, the room was very nice with wide windows and great view. The breakfast was nice and adequate. The location is great, walking distance to shops, restaurants and about 10 min walk to the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were positively surprised. We will be back next time we're in Carmel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank InfTraveler
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed in room no 4 on the ground floor. It had its own little kitchen which was nice but the whole place needs a little maintenance. All rooms are up some stairs so be aware if you have lots of luggage. The breakfast was fine, cereals, breads and waffles. Nice courtyard area for the free wine tasting.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Thank PeskyFly
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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

First time in Carmel couldn't have been any more wonderful. The Wayfarer Inn was a cheap place to stay close to the shops, restaurants, and beauty of downtown Carmel, and a short walk from the beach. The staff was AMAZING!!! the man at the front desk was helpful to no end. Free wine from 4-6 on the daily. Room was very clean, and reasonably priced. $70-80 a night for a room with a beautiful view and a fireplace. Breakfast included with great waffles. This is the place to stay if you are in Carmel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Angela C
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Boise, ID
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Although the staff at the Wayfarer is both accomodating and pleasant, they cannot make up for the many updates this hotel needs. There is a need for paint, decor, and the towels were the thinnest I have ever seen....ever! There are many hotels in Carmel needing renovating and the beauty and charm of the village cannot make up for the lack of quality accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2012
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San Jose, CA
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Fantastic location, complimentary great tasting wine from 4-6, friendly staff, beautiful little garden quad with tables and chairs, about the most reasonable rates you'll find (use their website, $85 winter rates though around $200 summer) five minutes from downtown, most reasonable restaurant (actually a tavern) in Carmel with best clam chowder I've ever had 50 yards down the street. Four rooms have separate kitchens complete with stove, fridge, microwave, even dishes and knives, all rooms I believe have a fireplace. We have Room 1, end unit with private balcony and kitchen. Couldn't recommend this place more. Many rooms are really large. Rooms are clean. All are being upgraded.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Wayfarer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
English styled country Inn with rooms and suites, ocean views, garden and patio; quiet area three blocks from the village. ... more   less 
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