Last minute looking to stay affordably a night in Carmel, we stumbled upon this place. We opted for a cottage, king bed with a kitchenette. The grounds were very well done, with gardens, walking paths and even a lawn with hammocks and a swing. It felt very private, with plants, bushes and trees separating the little patios. The rooms were by no means fancy, and certainly need updating. But they were cozy, clean and just right for a little get away. Some even have fireplaces. They do have a few renovated cabins, we peeked inside and they were newer and cute.
The location is convenient, even walkable, to the main beach and shopping centers. No view and not much sound of the ocean, but set back from the main road and they have little fountains you can hear running all night.
The service was top notch. We were originally booked next to the laundry room, a complaint I'd read about in another review. All we had to do was ask, and we got switched to one of two options. When we inquired about their charcoal grills they promptly brought us one, charcoal and tools included. Not only that, the delivery came with 2 gifts for our pups. Won't spoil the surprise, but the dogs were happy and it made us smile.
We will absolutely be back. To sum it up, close to attractions and centers; quiet garden grounds; clean cozy rooms and great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast, Carmel River Inn sits amid a pastoral river setting, providing guests with a basecamp to the adventurous areas around them and the opportunity to truly enjoy the natural surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel River Inn offers guests two different experiences, our inn rooms suitable for a good night's sleep or a cozy cottage to unwind and relax, tucked into 10 acres of gardens, forests and meadows. If you have any questions about our facilities or services please contact us and we would love to tell you more! Front Desk is open 24 hours. Pet fee is $20 per pet, per day. Physical Address: 26600 Oliver Road Carmel, California, 93923 Most accurate address to use for GPS directions: Highway 1 at Carmel River Bridge Carmel, California 93923 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel River Hotel Carmel