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Santa Barbara, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been staying at the cottages at Carmel River Inn for several years and find it charming! We love the historic cottages and the lovely large grounds which are a peaceful mix of pleasing plantings, hidden fountains, patios and swings, melding into a large natural meadow. We have not stayed in the motel rooms. The new owners are so... More 

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We thank you for your loyalty and review! We are glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoy your time exploring the area and simply relaxing at our property. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stayed in one of the cottages and it was perfect. Very well maintained, comfy bed, nice bathroom with whirlpool tub, very spacious. Private patio was nice and the gas fireplace was a welcome touch on the cool nights. The grounds are lovely and dog friendly. Short drive to downtown Carmel and beaches. Great access to highway to Monterey -... More 

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Oakland, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked to stay in the main motel part during our road trip down the 1 and when we got there it became very clear that having our baby in our room with no large bathroom to stick him in to "have his own room" was going to be rough for our sleep. I took a walk around the... More 

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We are glad you found your stay and great value and that you enjoyed your time here with us! Please come back again soon. Thank you for the review! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottages. They have thought of every traveler's needs and we were so happy they welcomed our small dog. The grounds are immaculate and it's a short, easy drive to town.

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We are so pleased you enjoyed our dog friendly property and your stay. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Novato
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very peaceful place with cute little cottages scattered about the property. Nice landscaping and very clean grounds...and pet friendly! We really enjoyed our stay here and wished it was a little longer. There is so much to do and see in the area and it was so nice to come back to our quiet little cottage. We will definitely... More 

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We love to hear that our guests "will be back"! Thank you for your great review and feedback. We are so glad you had a nice stay and can't wait to see you again! More 

Los Angeles
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night on my way north. As a single woman, traveling with my dog, I always look for safe places. That's what this is - for people traveling with their dog, it's a great place to take them out for some "relief" walks - lots of good smells and interesting pathways for them to explore. I... More 

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We are glad you stayed with us during your travels north. Thank you for the nice review and we are glad you and your furry friend had a nice stay. Please come back again soon for a longer getaway! More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have traveled in the area numerous times and have always enjoyed the Carmel River Inn, it has always been a welcoming and friendly environment. The cottages are wonderful, and pet friendly. There is a tranquil grassy area for relaxing and letting the dog run.

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What a nice compliment! We are glad you enjoyed your cottage stay and we hope to welcome you and your furry friend back again soon. More 

Calgary, Alberta
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed staying at the Carmel River Inn. It was very quiet and peaceful, as well as convenient to everything we wanted to do. The only thing that would have made it better for us was if there was public transit into Carmel from the nearby shopping centre, as our adult daughter wished to do a few things... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your cottage and stay with us. Please come back again soon. More 

Dublin, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the place to go to relax!! not too far from home and yet a world away, just what the doctor ordered! its our fourth trip each time in a different cabin all unique in their different way. close to carmel and Monterey.

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We love to hear that our guests were able to relax and getaway. Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Manteca, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms have perfect settings for individuals or couples. Some of the Cottages are pet friendly and it's wonderful to see responsible pet owners taking care of their animals. If you are into older hotels and Inns this is the perfect day. Centrally located to downtown and shopping.

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Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your time exploring the area. Please come back again very soon! More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast, Carmel River Inn sits amid a pastoral river setting, providing guests with a basecamp to the adventurous areas around them and the opportunity to truly enjoy the natural surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel River Inn offers guests two different experiences, our inn rooms suitable for a good night's sleep or a cozy cottage to unwind and relax, tucked into 10 acres of gardens, forests and meadows. If you have any questions about our facilities or services please contact us and we would love to tell you more! Front Desk is open 24 hours. Pet fee is $20 per pet, per day. Physical Address: 26600 Oliver Road Carmel, California, 93923 Most accurate address to use for GPS directions: Highway 1 at Carmel River Bridge Carmel, California 93923 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel River Inn

Address: 26600 Oliver Rd, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, CA 93923-9219
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $106 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Bring a duraflame log if you get a cottage with a fireplace ”
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“The cottages are nice for a little privacy.”
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“The cottages are the bomb.”
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