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“Great New Rooms and Love the Wine & Cheese with the Live Band” 5 of 5 stars
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Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   24815 Carpenter Street, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #22 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Monterey
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great New Rooms and Love the Wine & Cheese with the Live Band”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was here this saturday and they had a live band and right after check in I could hear the music in the beautiful courtyard fire pit and garden area. They have so many beautiful flowers that I love taking pictures when I am here. After seeing how well this renovation has taken place I was shocked and pleased to see that this was great and everything is just well done and in a more modern sense instead of an antique feeling like the rest of Carmel. I stayed in J.Lohr's room and I have to say this room was well done. I love the decor and I love how I have a balcony overlooking the garden and fire pit. The wine and cheese was amazing I love the wine's they serve and my bed was so comfortable my husband did not want to wake up in the morning. We are going to come back here and this is our new favorite place to stay. The customer service is always excellent as well as the breakfast in the morning. I really appreciate that the new owners did something different and made a change for the better. I will be back and recommend this place. The street noise was not an issue for us because I been in places in downtown, those places are busier and you will hear trucks unloading for restaurants and also hear the trash being picked up. So after many years we tried a new place and after this being our second time here I love every minute of it. Thank you Vendange for making this place a special place for my husband and I.

Room Tip: The best rooms are the King Suites and the King Deluxe rooms. Also if you can afford it the Cottage...
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  • Stayed July 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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VendangeGM, General Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for staying here at the Vendange Carmel. I am happy to hear that your experience here was great and I thank you for returning again. I hoped you like the band and I am glad you like our fabulous new rooms. Please come visit us soon.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed in the king suite room it was the Joullian room overlooking the courtyard and fireplace. This room had a beautiful wine decor and was able to purchase wine only available at the winery which I found very nice. They had a pleasant wine and cheese and I took my wine with my husband to the fire pit and loved the fire and the music played by two gentlemen. The owners offered everyone blankets and poured wine. I liked how I didn't have to go out at night and had a great experience with other hotel guests here. My room was all new and bed was very comfortable. I read the reviews too and I do not know where these people stayed because I had a street side room, but a higher end room and I did not hear a thing. I will definitely come back her with my husband.

Room Tip: Get a king suite or king deluxe that has a balcony.
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  • Stayed July 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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VendangeGM, Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us- from the live band to the cozy fire! We sincerely hope you visit us again.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers on here. Poor location. Out of town and right next to a busy road. With the walls being as thin as they are, you could here every vehicle passing at all hours of the night, not to mention the construction. The rooms were tiny and not air conditioned, which isn't a problem 90% of the year. No wifi and no cell service. Take a pass on this one.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VendangeGM, Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us and we are happy to discuss your experience with you directly as we truly value your feedback and want all of our guests to have a pleasant, memorable stay at our unique property. We hope you will consider staying with us again.
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I picked this hotel because of the great reviews, however, we found it not so 'great'. Didn't realize it's not right in town, need to drive to town. Wifi didn't work first nite. No place to get a coke. Walls thin as was the TP. Marble floors freezing! No fan in bathroom. Bathrm door hit toilet seat. Looks beautiful, just not that functional.Staff, lovely.

Room Tip: If you don't care much about hotel amenities, it's fine.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VendangeGM, Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. We take your feedback seriously- it helps us to see what you enjoyed during your stay and where we can improve. We will look into these issues and we sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Davie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We spent one night that we booked a day before on our road trip through California. Did not expect much, but were delighted with such a pleasant surprise that awaited in this cute little bed and breakfast. Rooms were clean, spacious, even got free upgrade for one of the rooms! Nice fire pit in the center of the garden, flowers and beautiful plants wherever you turn... I'm just gonna say I wish we could stay another day! For that price, it was nothing short of amazing, I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 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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VendangeGM, General Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for staying with us here at the Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites. I am very glad to hear that you really enjoyed your stay. We really strive to make it our priority to make our guests happy and recommend great suggestions on activities and great accommodations, so when you come back from a great outing, you have a nice place to return to and a friendly vibe where we can take care of you. Once again we appreciate your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We were passing through Carmel and found this place on the way. When we were checking in were a delight to work with. Very helpful in finding places to see and dine. The rooms are newly renovated and are beautiful! The bed by far has been one of the best I've found in any stay I've had. I will definetly be staying here again and would highly reconmend it to anyone coming to the area.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VendangeGM, Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy enjoyed the newly renovated rooms and the wonderfully comfortable beds. We hope you visit us again next time you are in Carmel!
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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Under new ownership this place obvisouly cares very much about making their clients happy. I booked a room here just 2 days before a weekend getaway with my mom for her birthday. After calling over 30 hotels and B&B's in carmel who were all either full or would not allow a room for just 1 night, I was lucky enough to find Vendange. I was heisitant at first to book it because of the reviews before when it was the Carmel Crystal Inn but the staff on the phone were so kind and accomadating I figured I'd roll the dice, and I'm glad I did. The new rooms are beautiful, we stayed in the Twisted Roots King Suite and absolutely loved it. The walls had been re insulted so even though the street it's located on was fairly busy during the day when the door and windows were closed we could barely hear the traffic. My only qualm was there was no outlet in the bathroom for my blow dryer but really that wasn't a huge deal. We enjoyed their afternoon wine and cheese in their beautiful garden around the fire pit before heading into town for the sunset. All around this was a really nice place to stay and the staff is amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure my mom had a nice birthday. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's still under renovations but I'm really looking forward to staying again and seeing what they have in store!

Room Tip: When they reopen them the rooms facing the Garden Look amazing! Make sure to enjoy the firepit too!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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VendangeGM, Manager at Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Hello Tys_Girl,

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the outlet in the bathroom for your hairdryer. The issue with that is the custom mirror we ordered has not come in yet so we had to use the temporary oval mirror that you saw. That mirror is blocking the outlet for your hair dryer because it was placed in the middle so it aligns with the sink. The new mirror that is going to be placed in there in a few days will have a cutout of the outlet. I hope otherwise you and your mother had a great time and I hope she enjoyed the room as well as yourself. I hope you can visit us soon when the property is completely done. I am sorry I was not there myself to greet you, but I am sure my front desk gave you excellent customer service. I remember our email conversation so I hope you loved the gift that was brought up to your room. Thank you for staying with us at the Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites and I am looking forward to seeing you soon on your next visit to Carmel.
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Additional Information about Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites

Address: 24815 Carpenter Street, Carmel, CA 93923
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vendange Carmel Inn has just been recently been renovated this month. We are doing a pre-opening starting now to showcase our new rooms with brand new furniture and brand new bathrooms as well. We have an exquisite pergola area and Wi-Fi that access all the buildings now. We have fixed the noise issues during the renovation process as guests reviews have told us both were a major issue. Now our rooms are very elegant, modern, and very tasteful with a special theme. Please come in and check them out! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carmel Crystal Bay Hotel Carmel

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