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Reviewed August 2, 2019

We had a hard time finding a location for our family reunion. Having 32 people really decreased our options on the central coast. We were so happy to find Carmel River Inn. Each family had their own cottage, which was nice for privacy. But we were all located in the same area so we could socialize with each other. The cottages were nice and cozy, and perfect for our needs. The months leading up to the reunion were filled with lots of planning logistics and every time I called Carmel River Inn they were so helpful. I definitely would recommend them to anyone!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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InnkeeperSLH, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

We take our Frenchie to Carmel every year for her birthday. We love to stay at the Carmel River Inn. The cottages are a little rustic but fun. The location is perfect. Quiet yet close to all our favorite spots. The staff is so helpful and our dogs love it there.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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InnkeeperSLH, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

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Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Did a one night stay after driving up the coast through big sur. It is at the southern tip of Carmel and really easy to get to coming from that direction. There is a little bubbling pond and we heard night birds or some type of creatures doing night calls in the back of the property. Pretty cool. We stayed in the motel building but I saw a lot of stand alone cabins that you can rent. The room itself was decent, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was very outdated. Other than that it all worked out for us and staff at the front desk were kind and courteous.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Older motel but very clean. The staff is extremely helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The one cup coffee maker does not make good coffee but there is plenty of good coffee available in the lobby.
Don't plan on doing a lot of cooking if you stay in the cabins. Kitchen is not well equipped.

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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InnkeeperSLH, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your recent stay with us! We are aware that some of our
cottages are in need of updates. We will be conducting these changes
very soon, we apologize that you did not enjoy your accommodations. We
hope that you will give us another try in the future, thank you.

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Reviewed July 31, 2019

We booked at the Carmel River Inn because of their dog-friendly policy. We requested an upstairs room, and when we checked in, we noticed that the air conditioning did not work and that there was no screen on the sliding door to keep mosquitoes out. We called the front desk and were told that none of the rooms had air conditioning and that only a couple had screens to allow ventilation. Luckily, one of the rooms with door screens was available so we moved to that room. The room had an old, stained carpet and a worn out appearance. It was clean, and the beds were comfortable. All in all, it was primitive at best, and I would not recommend this hotel.

Room tip: If you have to stay there, book a room with a screen on the sliding door so that you get ventilation without insects.
Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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InnkeeperSLH, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback as well as your recent stay with us! We are
aware that our inn is dated and in need of changes. These changes will
be conducted soon to freshen up and upgrade the inn rooms. We apologize
that your stay was less than stellar and hope yo will give us another
try soon.

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