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Carmel Valley Lodge

3.5 of 5
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8 Ford Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
1 room 1 adult
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

There certainly is a lot to complain about if you are spending more than $125 a night. But this guy, the new owner, is living the American Dream people! And you get to be a part of it- for a cost. And the cost is up to you. You are reading this so obviously you have the smarts to do... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The location was very local and remote in the valley. Surrounded by a lot of wine tasting rooms and a small downtown area. It was a drive to Carmel by the Sea but near the highway to Big Sur or Monterey. The public hot tub was not heated and it was obviously dirty and not taken care of. Our dishes... More 

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We booked in August (during our honey moon) one room for one night and they gave us three rooms letting us pay for three rooms (also,one of them had the door broken so you couldn't even come in)!!!After their mistake, they apologized assuring they would give the money back and they did but...after two months,they withdrew again our money from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Inn is run by Koreans interested in vegan food. The rooms are fine as in the past but the breakfast will no longer please most guests. The rooms have been somewhat improved by the new management. Price is decent if breakfast is not important.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a lovely place and the rooms are big and nicely furnished. However our room was very dirty. Pizza left in the oven from previous guest, very dusty everywhere, bathroom not clean etc. the vegan breakfast was virtually not existant. It's a shame as it could be a lovely place if the rooms were clean.

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1 Thank Matthew L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Location is great and our stay was quiet and comfortable. Rooms are a bit rustic and decor is dated. However, everything was clean and the bed was super comfortable. Our balcony faced the gorgeous pool and spa. We loved both. The floor of our balcony needed some heavy duty sanding. Very rough and splintered wood with loose nails. The parking... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This is the loveliest lodge! Very accessible with beautiful rooms! We have a huge king bed, beautiful red and earthy colors. A gas fireplace and cosy balcony looking out to the mountainside. All at a very reasonable price. Our greatest joy was finding out that the owner, Tong Kim, serves a vegan breakfast. Pictures appear to be extensive. We were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

They lost my reservation even though I had a confirmation number. Had no more rooms at that price. Made me pay extra for a bigger room that I did not need. Would not honor price of my reservation. Bathroom was not clean. Overall quality of room was poor. Will not return.

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Vashon, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom cottages and were very comfortable ....the kitchen was a bit sparse, floors made our feet black and the toilets wobbled but all in all we had a great time there. The pool is awesome, the staff is very helpful (fixed whatever we ask them to immediately) and the vegan breakfasts were surprisingly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a lovely, quaint, relaxing place to stay in Carmel Valley and do not want to spend $400+ a night, give this place a chance. Despite the underwhelming past reviews , my partner and I booked here last minute and were very impressed with the new manager Alex. We were informed that the resort has a... More 

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