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“Wonderful getway with husband and dogs (a family getaway)” 5 of 5 stars
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Carmel Country Inn
Dolores Street, PO Box 3756, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #3 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
San Francisco, California
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“Wonderful getway with husband and dogs (a family getaway)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

They really understand their guests and make you feel so welcomed and special. This place is a real charm within easy walking distant to the main districts and beaches of Carmel, note: we live in San Francisco and are use to walking.
The rooms are beautifully appointed with lovely amenities. The style is country, not my usual taste but well suited. Very comfortable beds and the updated bathrooms really make it a hit.
The breakfast offers so many lovely pastries as well as quiche and oatmeal, fruits and breads, etc. (unfortunately the spinach quiche lacked a bit of flavor).
The breakfast room welcomes your dogs and they appreciate it, along with the dog biscuits available. You can also fill a tray to take back to your room.
A DVD library is available and they can also provide wine and cheese platters, a clam bake basket and more.
We opted for the suite, separate living room area and bedroom, very comfortable. We also had a dedicated parking space right in front of our room.
Definitely worth looking into for your next stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at the Carmel Country Inn for Christmas and it is a great place to stay! We took our dog Hank with us and they treated all 3 of us wonderfully! The room was comfortable and clean and charming. We had quiche for beakfast and snacks in the afternoon. The staff is wonderful and the owner is kind and helpful. Hank was given a treat every time he went into the lobby to visit. The location is wonderful. You can walk to the shops downtown and you can walk to the beach.

  • Stayed December 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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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Not only did we feel like we were family upon picking up our keys at the Carmel Country Inn, but we adopted several pets that other families had brought. Being close to the beach made for some early morning and late evening beach photos. Everyone asked us where we were at in the photos and we told them just down the street from our new home for the weekend.
It was the first time in years I sat in a room and didn't bother turning on the TV. It was simply an escape from one world while having access to another. As some say, "There's a time and a place" and I now know any time and that's the place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Carmel Country Inn is a very friendly, pleasant establishment. My friend and I stayed in the 2 bed, 2 bath suite which worked out very well. Theres a good selection of the help yourself breakfast with beverages and snacks on tap all day. I do feel it is a little expensive for what you get, although our suite worked for us it was in need of some refurbishment, looking a little tired. Not right in the heart of things but this made it more special and it only took a few minutes to get into Carmel itself. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: The 2 bed, 2 bath suite is ideal for 2 couples or 2 friends.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Inn is very friendly, the nice selection for breakfast along with the great cookies and snacks available through out the day is a nice treat. The location is very close to things, a few minutes walking to town along with a nice longer walk to the beach. The accommodations are comfortable with fireplace.
We like the 2 bath, 2 bedroom suite.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Mill Valley, California
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Carmel Country Inn is a traditional older Carmel Bed and Breakfast that has been nicely upgraded. We stayed in the "Tree House" room. It was a great second story room, very private with a balcony and a Jacuzzi tub. The breakfasts were very nice and there was fresh fruit, homemade cookies and coffee/tea available until 11 at night. The inn is a couple of block from Ocean Ave. Of course the big plus is that the Inn is extremely pet friendly. Bring your dogs. I want to note that our room had not pet odor at all. The staff does an excellent job of keeping the rooms very clean--not the case for all "pet friendly" hotels. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saratoga, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a delightful discovery! My husband took me to Carmel for my birthday weekend and let me choose the place. I wanted to take our dog, so I searched for one that accepted pets since Carmel is so dog-friendly. Well, the innkeepers were so delightful I felt like I was staying with family and, thanks to all the friendly dogs, we got to know the other guests and just had a wonderful time. Can't wait for our next visit. And, did I say the rooms were extra cozy, big, clean and comfy? Loved the pumpkin bread and friendly, delicious breakfast. Short walk into Carmel (and perfectly located for the AT&T golf tournament).

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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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 ) Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 12
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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