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Carmel Country Inn
Dolores Street, PO Box 3756, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #5 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
La Jolla, CA
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“Really enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was my second stay at the Carmel Country Inn. This time I had room 3, on the first floor. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath suite, (up 5 steps). The living room is smaller than the 2 bed, 2 bath suite. Rooms are dark, so you may want to bring a light if you are working on something that requires good lighting. The staff are very accommodating and go out of their way to help.
Parking is free, and can be tight if the inn is full.
Lots of pets.
Filling breakfast available, consists of quiche, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and breads. The almond Danish is wonderful. Good coffee from Peets.
Only complaint, no grab bar in the tub/shower, it had a high side to get in and out of shower.

Room Tip: Room 3 is up a few steps, right off the parking lot. If stairs aren't an issue, room 8 is a good...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Morganville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very, very nice place. Staff, Breakfast and other items available through-out the day were all excellent.
Had room #10 separate little 'cottage' next door to main house. The room, suite actually was terrific - very comfortable.

Prettty good location to 'town'. A little far from beach. Convient to Montery Aquarium and Pebble Beach.

Room Tip: Not cheap, but thought the Suite (#10) was worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Carmel Country Inn was the perfect place to stay for our anniversary. Everyone there was beyond accommodating and so nice. Breakfast and afternoon snacks were served every day in the kitchen/front room - a great bed and breakfast touch for more of a motel style place. It is a few blocks off of Ocean Avenue, but it actually made it feel like more of a cozy retreat than a tourist trap. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Choose a Luxury King Studio for a newer room and your own private balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

First of all, let me say that this is not a bad review. It's just that I've never been a "Bed and Breakfast" kind of guy and the Carmel Country Inn wasn't able to change my perspective.

The reviews, photos and the "dog friendly" mantle made me give this a try.

The staff was welcoming and friendly, to both humans and doggy.

The room (#5), however, was not quite what was expected. Large, yes, with a fireplace yes, but also with a dingy/stained carpet, old fashioned furniture, bad lighting, and no real color or artwork. Why carpet in a pet friendly room? Also, there was nothing in the room for your pet. No bed, water bowl, etc. A missing touch for sure. The large bathroom had a great, 2 person, soaking tub, but was also somewhat unfinished from, what appeared to be, a remodel. No baseboards and ill-fitting ceiling lights. The tub sprayer was also broken and would leak onto the floor if not put into the tub before filling.

The overall property is quite small. Basically a parking lot. It sits on, what seems to be, a quiet street, that is really rather busy and noisy.

Breakfast was "continental-like." Pastries, oatmeal, fruit, etc. There was some quiche available to microwave, if desired. Peets coffee was a plus. Afternoon snacks were offered, consisting mainly of cookies and bar-mix.

Now, don't get me wrong, this place has it's charm and the staff tries hard to please and it's an easy walk to downtown and to the ocean.

Now, If only the room would have been as cozy as the lobby, I might have changed my mind about this bed & breakfast thing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had a great stay at the inn it was very close to town and the beach. The room was clean and cozy. The breakfast was great loved the almond Danish . The fireplace and bath tub with bubbles was a extra plus. Would stay there again

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I had read many good reviews about Carmel Country Inn, but had no idea what to expect. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and showed up about 3 hours before check in to drop off our bags. The owners not only let us drop our bags and leave our car in their lot (parking is pretty difficult in downtown Carmel), when my wife asked if she could change somewhere, they took her into a suite that was unoccupied so she could get dressed.
Then, we went into town and they called us an hour later to say our room was ready (an hour and a half early!). Totally unexpected.
The room (treetop suite) was very clean and comfortable. Even though the Inn is about 4 blocks from the center of town, the room was very quiet.
Breakfast in the morning was very good...great quiches and awesome pastries. It's an excellent way to start the day.
I would be remiss if I did not mention how friendly and accommodating the staff was. They went out of their way at every opportunity to make sure we were well taken care of.
Having stayed in Carmel and Carmel Valley previously, I can honestly say this is by far the best place to stay on the Monterrey coast. In fact, I can't recall having received better service even at four star hotels.
Thanks, ladies, for a nice stay and some good memories.....

Room Tip: The king suites are great...roomy and nice balconies.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

From arrival to departure, the entire staff of the Carmel Country Inn oversaw our (including
the dog) well-being and satisfaction. The rooms are immaculate. The attention to detail is almost overwhelming. The morning/afternoon/evening assortments of food and beverage are perfect in every way...and plentiful. As an aside, the whirlpool tub is oversized...the room decorations are
apropos in appropriateness..., and the location guarantees a quiet, restful stay (as in no bars
across the street). We have not stayed at every high-rated/ranked hotel/inn on the Monterey Peninsula..., and we will not get the chance...because this is now home-away-from-home. In conclusion, all expectations were greatly exceeded (we're not easy to satisfy), and the staff was
INCOMPARABLE in anticipating and fulfilling our every desire. WELL DONE, COUNTRY INN!

Room Tip: We were allowed...ENCOURAGED to step into and examine rooms other than ours. If there's a bad r...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Dolores Street, PO Box 3756, 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 ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the most pet friendly bed and breakfast in Carmel, CA. Our Carmel by the Sea inn features cozy rooms and spacious suites with luxurious surroundings, fireplaces, & 2 person Jacuzzi tubs. Our romantic Carmel, California bed and breakfast is ideally located only steps to amazing shopping, dining, galleries, & the beach. Come see why the Carmel Country Inn stands apart from all other pet friendly Carmel hotels! ... more   less 
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