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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 #28 of 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“No problems”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Good large rooms.
Good Location
Good WIFI
parking space available every day
Good price
Only improvement was breakfast - could be better - limited choice we stayed in lots of similar places and breakfasts were better.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a very disappointing experience at the Inn upon arrival after a long drive. Before checking in we asked to see the room which was very tired, paint peeling, tattered rug, musty smell. The receptionist did not escort us to the room but rather left us on our own to check it out. She then came into the room and accused us of using it as we were sitting atop the bed spread to assess the situation. We went down to the front desk and the rudeness continued. The receptionist told us that because of OUR extreme rudeness that she did not want us as a guest at the hotel and i confirmed that the feeling was mutual.I asked for a deposit refund. She said that i had to speak directly to the owner but he was not available. She said it would not be a problem to refund the deposit as the room could be easily rented. Unfortunately, as she would not call the owner I had to leave the Inn without having this resolved. Subsequently I called the owner and discussed the situation - he refused to refund the deposit. The receptionist did not give him an accurate account of the situation. The owner said that he did not care if i wrote a bad review or reported him to the chamber of commerce. He was rude, did not listen to my situation and told me to pound sand. a very stressful situation for what was a great vacation. STAY AWAY!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

These days of watching our money closely we like to get out and still get bargains, we were surprsied to get a great deal in Carmel at this place for $89 when we just walked in off the street. The way were greeted so happily and warmly by the lady at the front desk was totally unexpected and welcome considering we'd been travellers for hours on the road. "Diane" told us to unpack and come down for wine hour, and when we did she was a busy bee running around doing stuff but took time to share local stories, from this area for a long time she was a gold mine of fun factoids! She also made a point to tell us Carmel is for romance, so we switched gears, had some fun suggestions from her what to do, what to see, like the sunset! The parking situation not all that good, but from what I heard wasn't just this inn, that is a problem for everyone in this tiny town; the room was very cozy and clean, smelled a bit too much like bleach for us, but we aired it out; admittedly little things not perfect, like half a roll of used toilet paper on the spinner? and no other roll of toilet paper? Went to front desk, but wasn't able to find any, she kept apologizing, went into employee's bathroom and gave us their roll, whcih showed to us they hired responsible, caring staff. Ask Diane to tell the story of Frank Sinatra, why he was never allowed back to Pebble Beach in the 1950's after a memorable AT&T visit! As she said, "it's a hoot!", all that makes up for the little annoying problems we as tired travellers face. We look forward to going back again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had to leave the room at midnight due to very strong chemical smell that in our opinion made the room unsafe to occupy. There is no one on the premise to request room change, so our only option was to leave.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have stayed at the Carmel Wayfarer Inn a number of times and had an enjoyable stay for a bargain price. However, my last visit was a real let down. The Inn is under new ownership and things have really gone downhill. The room was dirty and smelly, the continental breakfast was awful, the wine and cheese hour had no cheese, just Ritz crackers and jelly (what the heck?). Regardless to say, I will be trying to find another affordable Inn in Carmel for our next trip there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Encinitas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

"Quaint"? if you idea of "quaint" is: mildew around the tub; an "ocean view" that is primarily roof-tops; a skimpy "breakfast" of Webbers and basic "Brown Bead", a pathetic waffle maker and very diluted coffee; a bed that is guaranteed to send you to a chiropractor; out-of-date and very tired decor; sand-paper towels....then, this is a very quaint place to stay. As for being "charming"...the outside and grounds are deceiving, and somehow do not help an aching back in the morning!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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attleboro, ma
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Very sad, we had previously stayed here a few years ago under previous ownership and were dissapointed with our return. The hotel would be very nice if they would just put a little TLC into it. The carpets were worn and the room had lingering odor. The room was dusty and looked like it hadn't been dusted in a while. Our top door did not work and it was very warm. The only upside was the owner was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Address: 4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Wayfarer Inn 3*
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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