We made this our second stop en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Arriving late afternoon we found this place to be quite relaxed in atmosphere if a little 'hands off' in terms of staffing - this, however, is because as an 'Inn' it is a collection of rooms allied to a central but separate office/reception building and not a hotel style set-up. No restaurant. The room we had was close to the lovely heated outdoor pool and we found it very pleasant, with a nice bathroom, coffee maker/kettle, gas fireplace etc etc. The bedding was a little antiquated but clean fresh and comfy. Breakfast arrives in a cooler bag having been ordered via a slip the night before; it gets left outside your room door. This doesn't sound ideal, does it, but it actually works very nicely and when there was a mistake in the order it was corrected quickly and without fuss. The Inn is well situated in a quiet yet central spot and you can easily walk all around central Carmel from here. The beach is a bit further away, and down quite a steep hill, so driving might be a better option if you don't fancy the climb back up. We enjoyed our brief and relaxing stay in this comfortable Inn in this charming town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Home to many golf groups and tour professionals and featuring the popular Brophy’s Tavern, the Dolphin Inn is a Carmel classic located just steps from restaurants, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shopping. All of the spacious rooms and suites feature feather beds, private balconies, and many have gas burning fireplaces. Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning in the lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Hotel Carmel