We stayed one night at The Carmel Wayfarer in January of 2009. We booked the room through the visitors center in Monterey and received a rate of $119 for a king suite with an adjacent twin bedroom.
First - if you're looking for a place in Carmel - especially off season, I highly recommend the visitors center in Monterey. The staff was energetic and helpful, directing us to a great inn within our budget. The internet prices were triple what we were quoted upon arrival.
The inn is charming and the staff is more than helpful in providing directions, referrals, and information about the area, dining, etc. We found both Susan and Dennis to be helpful and attentive. The hotel is in an excellent location, within close walking distance to all Camel has to offer, beach, shopping and dining. The beach is a great walk downhill, and a hearty walk uphill! All told it took me an hour to walk the entire beach and to / from the hotel.
Breakfast was good - a buffet style with yogurt, coffee, MYO waffel, juice and pastries. You can sit on the patio and eat which is a nice option. The inn also hosts a wine hour from 4 to 6, and includes a hearty selection of dips, cheeses, and red / white wine. A nice inclusion.
The room was spacious and clean, with lovely antique touches and decor. We loved the second twin bedroom - it was a great use of space for us. The room overlooked the balcony which overlooked the courtyard and the remainder of Carmel - it's situated at the top of the hill with glimpses of the beach. A lovely sunset view.
I must concede that I didn't sleep well in the twin, but my mother slept great in the king with no complaints. I thought the bed was a bit soft for me and the linens were a bit worn - but I'll admit to being picky in this area.
Other than the minor bed issue, I absolutely enjoyed this inn and it's location in Carmel. I'd highly recommend it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Wayfarer Hotel Carmel