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“One of the best in Carmel” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Davenport, Iowa
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41 hotel reviews
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“One of the best in Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

I've been traveling to Carmel and the Monterey peninsula on and off for the past 24 years and have stayed at a lot of different places. Carmel remains one of my favorite destinations, as I think there is no other town in the US quite like it. It's charming, and most of it's hotels and B&B's are as well. But many of them are way overpriced, tiny, and due to restrictions, unable to be updated very much. But I really like the Lobos Lodge. The best thing about this place is the size of the rooms. They would be large in any city or town, but for Carmel, they are HUGE! The room consists of a bed in an alcove, and a living room arrangement around a fireplace. Its so nice to be able to relax in your room on a couch or chair or table and chairs rather than just having a bed. The only thing I would suggest is to group the living room seating around the TV, instead of having the TV only visible from the bed. The bathroom is also nicely designed with more than ample counter space, along with lots of drawer storage and a nice closet. The hotel is in an ideal location on Ocean Avenue, midway between the central shopping area and the beach. We stayed in room 17, which had a partial ocean view from the balcony, and a high ceiling, giving the room a very spacious feel. This is not a luxury hotel. If you want to spend big bucks in Carmel, there are plenty of places to do that. But the rates this place charges for the size of the room will make this my first choice of a place to rest my head next time I visit Carmel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Lobos Lodge was our base for a weeks golfing and was a good choice. The hotel was lovely and the staff very efficient and friendly. The hotel is in an ideal position to walk to the beach, shops and restaurants and parking is free and secure.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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dover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

My wife and I stayed for 3 days for our 35th Anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased. I had ordered their flower package and champangne(sp). My wife was so surprised. The flowers were unbelievable. Lobos is right on the main street EASY access to everywhere. Right down the hill is the ocean. We could hear it through the window next to the bed. The room was so big(room 16). The ONLY drawback was the TV. It was small so when you laid in bed it was hard to see. Continental breakfast was good. Parking was great. The hotel across the street had happy hour and pizza for$5.00 great for our first night.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

We stayed at the Lobos Lodge in Carmel for one night during our trek from San Francisco down to San Simeon. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and will definately return to stay at this cute hotel in the future. Here is why I recommend it: Friendly staff, nice amenities, including the in-room breakfast, large comforable beds, nicely decorated rooms, great shower and bathroom, great location in a neat little town. There weren't any negatives from our stay at this place and I would highly recommend it to anyone!! I really didn't like the in-room coffee, just because my personal preference. But no worries...the Carmel Valley Coffee Co is just a few doors up the street for affordably prices java!! The staff were all friendly at this hotel and you could really tell that the owner/manager cares about the place and does an excellent job with it! We will return to Lobos Lodge on our family trip next year!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, ON
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

We only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed longer. You can see that the decor of the rooms are not the latest trends but honestly, that suited the place and our room was spotless and the furniture was well maintained. From the outside Room #51 looked small but once inside it was huge with high ceilings. The window placement was a bit odd (one really high one) and another facing a courtyard. The place is built on all sorts of levels, with stairs here and there and there was a gift shop and beauty salon just outside of our door. I felt like I was somewhere in Europe especially when the fresh fruit, juice and croissants arrived for breakfast. The beach is a short walk down the road. There was no air-conditioning but the ceiling and floor stand fans were fine for us.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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NYC
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

"The Owner Pours Her Heart Into This Place". That's what the desk clerk said to me as I complimented him upon check out. You've read the other reviews; they're fairly accurate. We tend to stay in antiseptic, predictable hotels (e.g., Hyatt) but that doesn't exist in Carmel-by-the Sea. At Lobos Lodge you get a large, clean room with sitting area. The property itself is where the proprietor's creativity is evidenced. It is designed to have the feel of a retreat despite it's postage stamp size (plenty of parking, though). Well done.
Last thing: you've probably noticed people writing about the "make your own coffee" with the breakfast delivered to your room. Skip it. You can't walk a block in Carmel without coming upon a good coffee shop. Throw on a pair of pants, grab a cup and bring it back to your room ;-)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This small hotel is on the main street in Carmel , Ocean Blvd. Big room , remodeled bath, king bed , continental breakfast delivered to your room at no extra charge. Free Wi/Fi. Very quiet and near restaurants, shop, etc and free parking. All in all very, very nice.

Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Lobos Lodge
Address: Monte Verde Street And Ocean Avenue, PO Box L-1, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#3 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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