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Carmel Mission Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Free Breakfast/Cocktails!
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“excellent affordable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have been going to the Carmel Mission Inn for years. It is always a pleasant stay. The rooms are a little small but very clean and comfortably decorated, all up to date conveniences. Lovely pool and jacuzzi area. Right next door to an upscale outdoor mall.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed here for 2 night with the family while visiting Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur. While it's not right in downtown, it's a 5 minute drive to Carmel and a 10 minute drive to Monterey. If you don't want to pay high prices for location this is the perfect compromise. The rooms are nicely decorated, but fairly small. We had some issues with the heat in our room and while they couldn't fix it, they were very diligent in trying. We also called the front desk for a couple things during our stay and they responded immediately! In all the other places we stayed along the coast breakfast was included, here it was not, but we paid the $10 and it was worth it. All and all it was pleasant and affordable.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was drawn by the colors, and was not disappointed...This is an older hotel/motel, which has had a tasteful renovation. The bathrooms are modern, and everything is clean. The property is a sanctuary. Breakfast is delicious and my friend and I shared a wonderful garden omelette which was recommended by the server. EVERYTHING was great. I will keep the Carmel Mission Inn on my list of places to re-visit.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I would recommend Carmel Mission Inn to anyone in the area. The Front Desk Staff were very helpful and our room was more then expected. Breakfast wasn't expected but very good. I was advised of cocktails from 5 - 7 p.m. with hordv........I can't wait to return..

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Andover, Kansas, United States
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14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We really enjoyed the 1960's decor and the beautiful landscaping. The pool area is nice. There's a small workout room with a couple treadmills and other equipment. The breakfast was nice as well and the staff friendly and helpful. Evening drinks and snacks were nice, too. Room was very clean. Beach hotels sometime suffer due to all the sand and water. I had problems with the blow dryer and they quickly replaced it. We definitely would recommend this hotel. It has a great location just off Hwy 1.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brig, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Due traveling we only stayed one night at the Carmel Mission Inn. Our room in the second floor was good size and clean. the bathroom was also very clean and seemed newly renovated. Breakfast in the moring was ok, but not really my taste. But the Tea was delicious! I was a little bit disappointed that the orange juice wasn't complimentary in the breakfast.
The hotel is a little bit isolated, so you can only get there by car. They offer free parking.
Near to the hotel you can find good restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Fairfax, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Maybe on another website :D . Anyway, we were there in October and had a tiny little room barely long enough for the bed and not much wider. However, it was nicely decorated and we didn't hang around in it, so it was fine. Breakfast was a very mediocre buffet. Otherwise a rather unremarkable place, pretty good mid-price option. Which is important in Carmel, land of the overpriced inns!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carmel Mission Inn

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
#12 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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