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“A very nice two days at Lobos Lodge and Carmel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lobos Lodge
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A very nice two days at Lobos Lodge and Carmel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed two night at Lobos Lodge in early June. Our room was somewhat elevated level and the slider door faced the ocean so I was able to listen to the sounds of the sea in the morning, which was nice...Lobos Lodge is a very nice place to stay. The room has plenty of space and it was very clean. What I really liked was the location of the hotel, about 5 blocks up from Carmel Beach and very close to the Carmel Gate which takes you onto the 17 mile drive. Lobos Lodge is only a couple miles to the Pebble Beach Golf Course, a very close drive. Another fun thing to do weather permitting is to drive down Hwy 1 about 25 minutes to the south and take a tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse, first come first served on that tour.

We will definitely stay at the Lobos Lodge again next time we travel up to the Carmel area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The room was very clean and spacious, however the kitchenette had no facilities at all , not even a glass!!!
The continental breakfast was ok , but consisted of a pastry and a small bowl of fruit.
The hotel is located in a really good position and clean.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

We live just about 3 hours from Carmel. It's our favorite spot in California and we always try to stay at Lobos. We love the clean rooms, great service and how close it is to the beach. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Do not stay in room 21. It was noisy- both from the neighbours above (we could hear EVErYTHInG) and from the mechanical room next to us. Rooms are spacious and location is great. But for the price point, continental breakfast of pastry and fruit is laughable. We've stayed in the same price point all along the coast and Napa and this does not compare- in a negative way.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mill Valley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very nice hotel: clean, comfortable, attractive. Our room I'd say was enormous by Carmel standards. It's very conveniently located at the end of the commercial part of Ocean Ave. only about 4 blocks from the beach (just know that it's a bit of a hill down and back). The staff is friendly and the amenities (linens, towels, afternoon cookies, etc.) are nice. Breakfast is basically one big pastry, but a good one.

Those things said it's important to choose you room very carefully. In downstairs rooms you hear the people upstairs walking around a lot. Rooms in the front are right on Ocean Avenue which has a lot of foot and car traffic. Rooms in the back are quieter except for Room 34 which backs up on a salon. They were open from 7:30AM until 7PM and we heard loud talking, water running and things moving around pretty constantly through that whole time.

In summary, with the right room this is a nice place to stay in Carmel.

Room Tip: Stay away from Room 34! Also I recommend second floor if you can.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Michael L
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

It is located at the bottom of the hill of he busy Carmel By the Sea shopping and dining area of town. After reading the reviews when I booked our room, I asked for an upper floor room but there weren't any available because our trip was so soon. We were located off of the parking lot in room 34. I never heard anything or anyone upstairs and they were completely sold out. The only time I knew anyone was at the hotel was I heard some people talking as they walked by. The room was much larger than I had anticipated even with seeing the photos. It had beautiful hard wood floors and what looked like brand new couch and rugs. The mattress was great (although we did bring our own pillows). The breakfast was great. The pastries served were huge and tasty. The first morning we had almond croissants and the second morning it was enormous blueberry scones. If we head back this way again I would definitely head here again. Not only is the price great but the rooms are large, clean and the staff is friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oregon, USA
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The location of this new lodge is fabulous for walking through Carmel and to the beach (the best in the world in my opinion with the clean powdery sugared sand)! Plenty of parking and off the street just enough by the angular architecture of this white Mediterranean structured building which houses a mini boutique and hair salon off the sidewalk to keep street noises at bay. Yet you are in the middle of shopping and fabulous restaurants. Carmel is easy to walk through and find your way around. My husband and I booked an upstairs king suite where no special touch was forgotten. From the sunny yellow tones of the room accented with white and teal to the large sky light window, luxuriously soft towels and good for you soaps, single serve Keurig coffee pot with great coffee, the deck, the couch and TV area...my oh my where do I stop? I can't because there is more! Nan at the desk makes you feel as you have known her all your life! She shows complete interest in each patron and gave them her full attention to detail with politeness, care, and professionalism. There are cookies and coffee in the lobby and lots of books to peruse if you wish to take a break in your day. Oh I can't forget the most important point. The bed...the mattress...I finally slept for the first time in a week while on the road. I slept like a baby and slept late which is unusual for me! They offer a delivered to your room breakfast which we were unable to partake due to the hour we needed to leave in the morning. We will be back and will not only stay here but recommend this to anyone we know going to Carmel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lobos Lodge

Property: 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#5 Business Hotel in Carmel
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#10 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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Lobos Hotel Carmel

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