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Lobos Lodge
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our car stays in the parking lot .We walk to the finest restaurants, shopping and beaches within minutes. We love the local charm and it's unique establishments. The hotel has beautiful grounds, nicely decorated, clean and comfortable rooms with cozy fireplaces, patios or balcony, and a continental breakfast delivered to your room. Exceptionally friendly manager and staff make staying here at Lobos Lodge habit forming! We've been staying here many years. As a young married couple, as new parents, as grandparents and now as a happily retired couple. We keep returning because we're comfortable and feel at home. This is our perfect getaway! Over the years we've stayed in many different rooms, all of them charming. We would highly recommend staying at Lobos Lodge during your next visit to Carmel. I know that's where we're staying!

Room Tip: some upper rooms have ocean views.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LindaR936
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We've been to Carmel many times, but this is the first time we've stayed at the Lobos Lodge. I think from now on this will be the inn of choice for us. Don't get me wrong, every place we've stayed in Carmel has been wonderful, but in terms of location Lobos Lodge is difficult to beat. It's close to the beach, and in the heart of town ( Ocean and Monte Verde ) , extremely convenient for a walk to view the sunset on the Pacific, and then a brief stop in the room to change/rest before heading out for dinner. The rooms are spacious , neat, and clean. There's even a small fireplace to beat the night time chills. You get a nice little no-frills breakfast of juice and pastries ( I must find out where they get the croissants and danishes) and even BBC-America on cable, and the staff are friendly and helpful ( but then everyone in Carmel is ). I would highly recommend Lobos Lodge for anyone heading out to Carmel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank cheahcw
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Lobos Lodge... Where do I begin? I have been staying here for years... Relaxing atmosphere, cute and clean remodeled rooms, continental breakfast delivered to your door, friendly and accommodating staff, short walk to beach and fabulous dining... I can go on and on. I have stayed in several different rooms at Lobos Lodge and have never been disappointed! Reasonable rates and great bang for your buck is a rarity in Carmel! Most notably, on one trip I lost my diamond earring. I frantically searched to no avail. I stopped by the front desk and informed the manager of my loss on my way out for lunch. She immediately took action and got another staff to assist. The manager and staff person got the trash bag from my room that the maid had just taken out. The manger not only found my diamond earring for me, she pulled it from the trash as I stood by. Best part was, she smiled and handed me my earring- she didn't make me feel even worse as I was already very embarrassed. I've never experienced such above and beyond customer service from a manager in ANY establishment. Thank you Lobos Lodge! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Lismaxima
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We just returned from a week of touring throughout California, and this was our favorite of all the hotels we stayed in. The rooms were very spacious and sparkling clean. The L-shaped arrangement included a sitting area with a fireplace, a separate area for the bed, and a semi-private patio. The bathroom was large and spotless. We loved having a breakfast tray, complete with fresh flowers, delivered to our room to be enjoyed on our patio. The terraced gardens lining the walkway to the rooms were really lovely. We chose to pay a little extra for a room away from the front, as we were told it would be quieter. (I think there were three price options, and we chose the middle one.) The one thing we would do differently next time would be to request an upper story room. Our only complaint was that we could hear the guests in the room above us as they walked around in the room (in the middle of the night) and used the shower, etc. The location of the hotel was great, and the price was very reasonable. Carmel is a beautiful little town.

Room Tip: Choose a top floor room so as not to be disturbed by guests in rooms above.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank hawkfan72
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Just returned from our 6th annual trip here and we can't wait to go back! The ambiance is amazing and the staff is sooo hospitable, you just really can't find customer service like this anywhere else. Aside from the comfortable rooms, relaxing pool and perfect proximity for a stroll to the beach you are also walking distance from all the best shops and dining in Carmel. We love getting away here at least once a year and turning our friends and family into lifelong fans of this lovely hotel too. If you are looking for the best hotel experience for your dollar in Carmel THIS IS IT, now book your room and you can thank me later :).

Room Tip: We have stayed in several rooms over the years and like them all.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank ColetteShea
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I found Lobos Lodge 12-15 years ago and have been regular guests since (1-2 times a year). Why do we find this Inn so fantastic? Rooms haven been updated several times in this short time and are always clean. The management (I think it has been the same this entire time) and the staff are always friendly, courteous, and very professional. Lobos Lodge is a short 3 block walk to the beach, short walk to great restaurants, and you get all of this at a very fair value. I would highly recommend Lobos Lodge (and we have to friends and family) to anyone who wants to capture the true Carmel experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cristi E
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

As a frequent visitor to the Monterey Penninsula, I would highly recommend Lobos Lodge for a peaceful place to stay in lovely Carmel. Rooms are large, and quite comfortable. Garden setting is beautifully landscaped and maintained. Housekeepers deliver breakfast to your room, and then discreetly slip in to clean your room as you head out for the day. Turn-down service is also offered, and greatly appreciated after a busy day. Hotel staff is friendly, and quite competent in helping with any questions you may have about the area, or your accommodations. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay near the natural beauty of Carmel Beach, within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of the village of Carmel, then Lobos Lodge is a great place to relax.

Room Tip: Lobos Lodge has a variety of charming rooms available, including those that offer glimpses of the oc...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Lobos Lodge

Address: Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, PO Box L-1, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#5 Business Hotel in Carmel
#7 Family Hotel in Carmel
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: $125 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 Thoughtfully appointed spacious rooms with fireplaces and seating area and large bathroom, garden setting in Carmel-by-the-Sea, just 4 blocks to beach, shops and restaurants. Room Rate Includes: • Continental breakfast of juice, fresh fruit,or yogurt,pastry, and newspaper • Afternoon cookies, coffee & tea in Lobby • In room coffee maker • Small refrigerator • Hair dryer • Flat screen televisions • Free wireless Internet access • Iron and boards available upon request • Onsite guest parking available (one car per reservation) • Most rooms have a private patio or balcony overlooking our gardens or Ocean Avenue. All rooms have fireplaces. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lobos Hotel Carmel

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