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Wayside Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7th & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #22 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Healdsburg, California
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“Charming Inn in a Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

In the heart of Carmel, steps away from best restaurants and shops. Clean, quiet and comfortable, with free parking. I would definitely stay there again. The studio has a small kitchen, with a fridge. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We unexpectedly stopped at Carmel and had no place to stay. We called all around and found a suite at this very nice place, which is centrally located in the heart of Carmel. It has kind of a motel set up and the room we had, which was ground floor, picked up noise from people in the room above us and people walking on the street. However, it was a very clean, comfortable room. The bed was especially nice. We didn't get to stay for the continental breakfast we offered but I am sure that was nice as well. I don't know if I would want to spend an entire vacation here as I usually like to stay in a hotel with some amenities (i.e. a lobby) but this was very nice and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The only really great thing about Wayside Inn in Carmel is that it is very centrally located in the heart of Carmel and close too all the great shops and restaurants. The beds are very comfortable but if you plan on sleeping in and getting rest, think again about staying here. Walls are paper thin. The older structure is quant but needs insulation and a bit more updating. Old wall heater really makes a lot of noise when on and the gas fireplace smells of gas. You do not know really if the gas is off or not. Staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was overall clean but found many spider webs. I don't think we would stay here again solely based on not being able to get a good nights sleep do to the talking of the other guests. We could hear the whole entire conversation in the next room!.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We found this Inn by chance and so glad that we did. It was one of the most charming places we stayed on our trip. Close to the shops we were able to enjoy an evening stroll in the downtown area. The room and bathroom were very large and the bed was super comfy. I can't say enough good things about this property.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and I have stayed twice at the Wayside Inn and have had great experiences both times. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful with all your needs. They have a great little breakfast delivered to your room with the newspaper. The location is central to all things that are fun and enjoyable to do in Carmel. The rates are very reasonable. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We returned to the Wayside for the second time for a four day visit of Carmel. We once again enjoyed our stay completely. You can ignore the few negative comments here. The furnishings are top of the line. The decor pleasing. Everything is spotless and well maintained. We loved the soft bed with fine sheets. The pillows were a bit big, so next time I will bring my own. But, really this is a delightful bed.

We asked for a room with a kitchen based on comments here. But, when we arrive to our up stairs room, we noticed that when the window was open, we heard the air conditioner of the building next door. My wife likes it quiet. The room was elegant, with a kitchen, living area with fireplace and separate bedroom. But, we asked for a quieter room.

The attentive reception woman immediately tried to help find us another room. We chose a lover level room with french doors opening to a small patio with metal table and chairs with flowers in bloom everywhere. We loved this room. With the shades pulled it was completely dark. And very quiet and comfy. We heard kids running occasionally upstairs, but really not a bother at night at all.

We didn't miss the kitchen, since there is a single cup coffee maker -- always stocked with coffee and toaster. Hey, we came to Carmel to enjoy the fine places to eat.

Some comment here that they didn't like the cold breakfast provided on request. That is silly. The Wayside gives you a choice of items and we choose fruit and yogurt for an afternoon and evening snack, since we found wonderful places for breakfast a few blocks away.

The best part of the Wayside is the location. You are just a few steps away from all that Carmel has to offer, restaurants, art galleries, and the beach. To be totally relaxed we reserved two days without driving our rental car and focused on long walks, afternoon naps and figuring out our biggest problem -- where to eat.

Lunch at Casanovas and dinner and breakfast at Le Bicycle produced a "have we every had anything better?: reaction. No kidding, some of the best food we have enjoyed.

One day we drove ten minutes to the Point Lobos State Park for a day hike and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere.

The first two days were warm, the last two days were windy and cold, so bring warm clothes. In any weather, Carmel's Wayside should be your destination.

Room Tip: Lower level with patio means you won't have to climb stairs. Upstairs room with balcony means be...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

we stayed 3 nights,celebrating our 30th anniversary. it was a great choice for us; very large room with nice extras like dining table, refrig, microwave. so convienient to shops and restaurant. a good value with the "inns by the sea" special.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: 7th & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the forest just across from Carmel's premier shopping plaza, the Wayside Inn reflects the charm of the quintessential Carmel cottage. Offering 22 guest rooms and suites, special amenities may include spa tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, and large balconies overlooking the quaint village of Carmel. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning with the daily newspaper and freshly baked cookies are always available in the lobby. ... more   less 
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