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“Lovely hotel, great stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Mission Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Lovely hotel, great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We really enjoyed our night at the Carmel Mission Inn. The hotel lobby staff were the friendliest we came across during our trip and went out of their way to help. The room was large, clean and well equipped. While the hotel is not in the centre of Carmel, there is a shopping centre with restaurants right across the street. Easy access with plenty of parking. The breakfast was very nice indeed and I was happy to see lots of fresh fruit. The only thing that made our stay less than perfect was the serving barman, who was curt to the point of being rude, and despite a generous tip, ignored us for most of the evening.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment about the Carmel Mission Inn. We are very proud of our front office staff and your comments will be shared with. Concerning the treatment you receive from our bartender those issues will also be addressed with that person. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for exclusive rates and packages.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Room was renovated and comfortable. Walls were a bit thin and you can hear people talking when they walk down the hall. There's a shopping center across the street and a gas station nearby so it's quite convenient. But note that this hotel is not right in downtown Carmel. You have to drive 5-10 minutes to downtown Carmel depending on traffic.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to evaluate the Carmel Mission Inn. We are pleased that you found our location convenient and that the hotel represented a good value. We truly appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon. For the best rates and packages please contact the hotel direct or visit our website.
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Redding, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Was very clean, nice size room & bathroom. Be prepared when you flush the toilet ~ they are LOUD (kind of startles you at first). We had 2 queen size beds (Upgraded Queen Room) ~ was supposed to be on the ground floor, but instead we got put on the 3rd floor. We were ok with it, but be aware if you really need that ground floor room. One of the beds was VERY soft (little too soft for me). We would stay there again, it was conveniently located for what we wanted to do & it was in a nice area. Wifi was sometimes a little overburdened in the early evenings. We were in the back part of the building, and it was very quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your comments about the Carmel Mission Inn. Your recognition of our clean guestrooms is a testament to our hard-working and dedicated housekeeping staff. We strive to provide a good value and we hope that you would choose to stay with us again. Please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for those exclusive rates and packages
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Modesto, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was our second visit to The Carmel Mission Inn. It's location is good and convenient. It's not within walking distance of downtown but it is a quick car ride. The rooms are spacious and clean. There was a complimentary buffet breakfast each day. The food was delicious. Our family likes that this hotel is pet friendly and clean too. Sometimes when you stay at a pet friendly hotel you get the "dog room" that smells like a kennel. That wasn't the case here.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your many positive comments about the Carmel Mission Inn. It sounds like you took advantage of our bed and breakfast package which is truly a great value. We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again. Please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates, packages and service.
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great boutique hotel, it was in Dec and off season. It was cold but the hotel room was updated and the staff was excellent. The front desk was great and check in and checking out was a breeze. We really enjoyed the location being so close to Carmel by the Sea and the boutique shops.

  • Stayed December 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your positive review about the Carmel Mission Inn. We are very proud of our staff and we thank you for recognizing them. We truly appreciate your business and hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had stayed at this location before a few years ago and at that time it was a Best Western, so were a little surprised when we found that they were no longer associated. We got a room for two nights as we planned and found out that the rooms etc had been refurbished which was a nice surprise. The room we had had a walk in shower and the bathroom looked almost brand new. The bed was very comfortable and the location suited us as it was close to Carmel center and not too far from Monterey. The breakfast was buffet style and the food was good. The Inn offers an opportunity to purchase vouchers when checking in,for $8. per person which was a savings of about $4 to $6 dollars over what you would pay if you purchased the breakfast in the restaurant without the vouchers. I should have only gotten one breakfast instead of two, the day we were leaving, and had breakfast in Monterey at the French Bakery the first morning. Will do that next time. The staff was very friendly and helpful even though the young lady who checked us in asked if we wanted the breakfast special deal and then neglected to give us our vouchers which caused the waitress a little effort to straighten out.

  • Stayed March 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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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Between two shopping centres, this turned out to be a good place to overnight on our way up the coast. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, and we were able to enjoy a room upgrade on arrival. The Happy Hour was was a pleasant surprise, as was the charming hospitality of our bar person Gabrielle.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Carmel
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Mission Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our Carmel Ca. hotel you will find a quaint, yet stylish setting with an array of gracious amenities that include a heated pool, fitness center and the "Fuse" restaurant. We’ve truly created a destination within a destination. Additionally, we offer fantastic facilities for weddings, business meetings, retreats and special events. ... more   less 
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