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“Loved the Pine Inn, perfect location, beautiful at holidays - looking forward to another stay there!”
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Pine Inn
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Menlo Park, California
1 review
“Loved the Pine Inn, perfect location, beautiful at holidays - looking forward to another stay there!”
Reviewed December 14, 2010

We love staying at the Pine Inn, especially in December. It's nice to be right on Ocean Avenue, within walking distance of everything! Recommend it highly.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

Located right on Ocean Avenue and in the centre of Carmel's Golden Rectangle this is a really nice hotel with access on foot to everything Carmel has to offer. The hotel takes up most of one block with street access on 3 sides and a quaint courtyard within. The room was small (but that was a deliberate choice on my part) yet comfy and well equipped. Il Fornaiao restaurant is right on the premises and is an excellent choice for a meal at any time of day. The parking can be a bit tight as there are limited spaces but in 4 days there I always found a space. If the weather's fine there's nothing else to ask for.

Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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greensboro, nc
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Reviewed November 9, 2010

Loved the odd shaped rooms, stairways, and uniqueness of this old inn. You could never get that feel in a nation chain. It has old school decor lots of reds and golds and dark furniture, not that it's a bad thing, it just adds to the feeling of being in a special little town. Plus everything was in great condition. The room was large with a view of the ocean in the distance. Enjoyed being able to open all the windows and catch the fresh breezes at night with no noise. It's a quite town after 9pm. The location is in heart of the village, you can walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, and if you don't mind a hill or two the beach. Room service was quick and helpful, the bed very big and comfy, and breakfast in the restaurant was a solid B+, the eggs and coffee ok but the fresh juice and pastries perfect. Parking was limited but free.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bozeman MT
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

We went to Carmel for a girls trip and wanted to stay where we wouldn't have to drive. This is the place! While the rooms look a little something the Queen would wear, the beds were super comfortable, big bathrooms, perfect for having dinner out and stumbling back to the room. Breakfast is included and was perfectly acceptable. Best of all, they made us to-go drinks for our rooms so we could watch the Giants in our jammies! The people at the hotel and restaurant are very helpful and accommodating. If you get sick of shopping, the beach is minutes away. We will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Pine Inn for our honeymoon. I informed them of the reason for our stay when making our reservations. Not only was there a complimentary bottle of champagne chilling in our room when we arrived, but they also informed the restaurant affiliated with the hotel, Il Fornaio, that it was our honeymoon, so our first dinner there we were "guests of honor" receiving star treatment. The staff is courteous and helpful, rooms are clean and nicely appointed, and the rates are extremely reasonable, especially for Carmel. I would recommend Pine Inn highly to anyone looking for a comfortable, relaxing stay.

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

We have always stayed at the Pine Inn when we visit Carmel. The central location means that you can walk to the beach, shops, galleries and restaurants, which is unusual for an American town. The staff are most friendly and helpful. Sure, the rooms are not as large as in regular chain hotels, but they more than make up for this in charm and originality. Il Fornaio restaurant is highly recommended, for dinner and the complimentary breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

I thought it was really all a person needs in the way of a hotel. the only problem was the stariways made wheeled luggage a tiny bit of a problem and the rooms with views were too limited, but...who needs a view when you are in Carmel. You should be walking around outside enjoying the delightful community.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Pine Inn

Property: Pine Inn
Address: Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#16 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pine Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pine Inn is a boutique, full-service hotel, boasting the most elegant rooms in Carmel and all the amenities you expect. Our custom-furnished rooms feature Aireloom Pillow-Top mattresses for the best night’s sleep. We are located in the heart of Carmel, California surrounded by quaint shops, art galleries, and hidden courtyards—only four blocks from Carmel’s sandy white beach (breathtaking views of Pebble Beach and Point Lobos!). ... more   less 
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