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Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea

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#9 of 11 inns in Carmel
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.6
Value
3.5

Welcome to Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea, your Carmel “home away from home.” Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden (0.1 mi) and Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock (0.4 mi) make Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea a great place to stay when visiting Carmel.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Carmel Clarion offers guests free wifi.

The inn features a concierge. Plus, Carmel Clarion offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Little Napoli, La Bicyclette, or Casanova Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea.

Best of all, Carmel Clarion makes it easy to experience many great Carmel attractions like San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and Tor House, which are some popular historic sites.

Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea puts the best of Carmel at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Non-smoking hotel
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Shelby P wrote a review Sep 2023
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions
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Great location in the middle of everything, close to the beach, the hotel is in a quiet area. Hotel was clean and had everything we needed. Plenty of parking, walking distance to everything. The only downfall I’d say is there is no air, so it was kinda hot at night even though we tried keeping the window cracked. The ceiling fan would’ve helped a lot but it automatically turns off after a certain time so we had to get up in the middle of the night turning it back on.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 8, 2023
Hi Shelby P, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our location was to your liking. We have shared your feedback with our staff to ensure we continuously work on bettering our services. We will do our best to make sure your next stay with us is completely satisfactory. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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RotherhamBeemer wrote a review May 2022
rotherham142 contributions81 helpful votes
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A lovely little motel in the centre of Carmel. The staff are friendly and the room was comfortable. The breakfast was good. The terraced area to sit and eat breakfast in the sun was also nice. There is a hotel under construction across the road and our room faced it. We were awoke at 6.45 by trucks and vehicles parking and reversing, although they didn’t start work until after that. It probably would just be courteous for the motel to mention this on the booking details. Having said that we would return as we loved the location.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea
Responded May 28, 2022
Hi RotherhamBeemer, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you have rated our hospitality and accommodations so highly! Thank you so much for your compliments on our staff, breakfast, great location and we were able to meet your expectations of quality service in our hotel. We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your review, and we can't wait to serve you again. Thank you very much!
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JordanF wrote a review Jul 2023
Columbus175 contributions91 helpful votes
Great location, great price, decent hotel. The room was clean and fine, the free parking was nice. The office has limited hours and the included breakfast basket is just OK. You need to ask for it, and you need to know about it to ask for it. If you want to stay right in Carmel, in easy walking distance to town, for a good price, this place does the job.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 18, 2023
Hi Jordan F, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our location and parking were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We have shared your feedback with our staff to ensure we continuously work on bettering our services. We will do our best to make sure your next stay with us is completely satisfactory. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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bechbm60 wrote a review Nov 2022
Carmel, California4 contributions
Although the location is great this motel soon falls of the cliff in other areas. When to check in and nobody was there. After reaching them by phone was told to wait 5 minute because they were eating? Had to change rooms because of the TV not working. And these little basket breakfast meals have to go. Ugg. So covid. Bring back the little buffet room. All this for 250 a night. No thanks. The bed was good, and the room was clean. But small and nowhere to put anything. Only one small mirror in the bath. Why is it a big deal to hang a extra mirror on the wall? I guess we will have to go back to 350 or more a night to get a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 11, 2022
bechbm60, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience. We are glad to know you found the location of our hotel convenient and enjoyed our hotel's amenities provided. We have shared your feedback with our staff to ensure we continuously work on bettering our services. We will do our best to make sure your next stay with us is completely satisfactory. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Ashley Anderson wrote a review Oct 2022
New York City, New York36 contributions1 helpful vote
Rating this a 3/5 due to cleanliness. The gentleman at the front desk was very helpful and accommodating, and the breakfast delivered in a basket each morning was adorable. But we had an ant infestation in the bathroom and the bathtub was leaking. The ceilings and walls were also dirty. The location is great so overall, decent for the price.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 19, 2022
Hi ashleymanderson92, Thank you for providing us with feedback from your recent stay. It's great to hear that our staff was helpful and accommodating, however, I do regret that you experienced several shortcomings during your stay. Our housekeeping staff is held to a very high standard and we appreciate that you've informed us of a need to address housekeeping policies and procedures. We also appreciate your time in pointing out the facilities in most need of attention as we work towards updating and improving upon our accommodations. We are working to take care of all of the issues that you addressed and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Explorer519252 wrote a review Sep 2022
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overpriced, cramped rooms. We requested a handicapped room for aged parents and got a room that they could not navigate with either a wheelchair or a walker. There were no other rooms available. A poor breakfast. Broken fixtures in each of the 2 rooms we rented. I will never go there again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep 18, 2022
Dear Explorer519252, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your insightful comments. It saddens us to hear that we failed to meet your expectations and that you found your stay unsatisfactory. Please accept our apologies for any issues you had with your room; our hotel and the breakfast. We will address the concerns you raised with our team and work together on making improvements. We're grateful for your comments and wish you the very best in your future travels.
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Jon O. wrote a review Sep 2022
Sydney, Australia5 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi everyone, i just want share my experience with Motel incase any of you find yourself in the same situation. I had booked and paid for a one night stay with my wife. Sadly 3 weeks before our arrival date my elderly mother had a fall and never regained conciseness for 5 days until she passed away. We cancelled our trip due the circumstances and the need to make arrangements. Our booking agency contacted this motel and advised them our situation and asked for a credit that may be used another time or a refund. They declined both. The booking agency asked us to contact the motel directly. We tried and even offered to send my mums Death Certificate. Still no luck.They again rejected our request and kept the money. Every other establishment we were booked with including QANTAS Airways, Bellagio Las Vegas, Westin St. Francis San Francisco and The Westin Moana Honolulu all gave full refunds instantly without a fuss. I would never book to go with this Motel ever again. Nasty people.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea
Responded Sep 4, 2022
Dear Jon M, I am sorry for the lost and we are truly sorry that we never had the chance to host you as well as the inconvenience you experienced with your reservation. Unfortunately, we can not do much about the booking made thru third-party sites and encourage guests to always contact us directly for the best rate and flexibility. We understand your sentiments and we take it very highly. Allow me to forward your concerns to our management team so they can discuss this one next meeting. I hope you will change your mind about seeking out new accommodations in the area and that you'll give us another chance to restore your faith in our hospitality and service.
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sarah4nil wrote a review May 2022
Raleigh, NC90 contributions67 helpful votes
This hotel gets 5 stars for great value in an expensive town (we stayed on Sunday night), wonderful location close to all the shops and 1 block from Bruno’s, parking space was fine, cute breakfast basket delivered to the door and very nice remodeled interiors. All the rooms had names; we were in the San Juan Oaks room on the upper floor with king bed and it was very comfortable. The bath linens were very new, shower and toilet were strong, the bathroom is small but nicely remodeled. The room had a balcony with view of a hotel across the street under construction, but that did not bother us as we’re in Carmel for the great beach! The following morning, the hotel delivered an insulated picnic basket with milk & cereal, small orange juice, banana, bagged small danish, breakfast bar and yogurt. There was also coffee in the lobby. We found this to be a perfectly adequate breakfast, on par with another much more expensive hotel in Carmel we stayed in last September. We ate breakfast on their very pleasant deck. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 17, 2022
Hi sarah4nil, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you have rated our hospitality and accommodations so highly! Thank you so much for your compliments on our staff, breakfast and we were able to meet your expectations of cleanliness and service in our hotel. We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your review, and we can't wait to serve you again. Thank you very much!
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chrissiehodgson wrote a review Apr 2022
Ash Vale44 contributions17 helpful votes
Good location walking distance to restaurants but a bit run down definitely needs refurbishment. However we did get free breakfast which was ok. There was quite a nice terrace outside and our room did have a balcony but sadly it overlooked a construction site.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 20, 2022
Dear chrissiehodgson, We appreciate your candid feedback. We are glad to know you found the location of our hotel convenient and enjoyed our hotel's amenities provided. We have shared your feedback with our staff to ensure we continuously work on bettering our services. We will do our best to make sure your next stay with us is completely satisfactory. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Steve Colmar wrote a review Sep 2021
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The management was friendly and helpful. The room was great for the price. The reservation includes a continental breakfast placed in a basket in front of your door early every morning. They don't knock, it's just there! Best of all, the facility is close to everything in Carmel. I would book this hotel again next time I visit the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms are good. I like to be down stairs.
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Responded Sep 17, 2021
Hi stevecT2444MX, Thank you for your kind comments and 5 star rating! It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to give you a great experience, filled with hospitality, comfort, and convenience have been successful. We are also happy to hear that you found the location to be so convenient for your needs. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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$127 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Avenue (0.1 miles), The Cheese Shop (0.2 miles), and A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Fish Grill, Treehouse Cafe, and Dametra Cafe.
Is Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Carmel.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tor House (1.2 miles), Cannery Row (4.2 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (4.3 miles).
Is Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.