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Vagabond's House Inn
Ranked #6 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Truly lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night last night. Everything from check in to check out was 100% fabulous. Thomas and partner made us feel very welcome suggesting great places too eat. A glass of great white wine and cheese sat in the courtyard in early evening listening to the fountain was really relaxing. The rooms was fab with a comfortable king bed, great bathroom and small kitchenette. If you're in any doubt about staying here stop doubting it's fabulous!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Weatherford, Texas
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

My daughter, grand daughter (5 years old) and I stayed here for 5 days and had a truly delightful visit. It was our third time to Carmel by the Sea, but our first time to stay at Vagabond's House Inn. The location was very quiet and convenient, just off Ocean, but close enough to walk to shopping, restaurants, etc. The courtyard was lovely - we especially enjoyed the sound of the fountain at night. Breakfast was delicious and delivered on time each morning. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly - the wine and cheese hour was fun and sherry in the room was a nice touch. My grand daughter loved having her own little nook and window just her size! We will definitely recommend to friends and plan to return next summer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fwlady
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Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I, together with our 14 year old daughter stayed here for one night in June 2103 and loved it! We booked Room 5 which has a super comfortable king-bed and a cozy single-bed tugged away in a corner (complete with a curtain between the 2 for privacy). We selected our room based on the pictures and description on their website and weren’t disappointed at all. It was a very pleasant room with lots of character and lovely little touches to make it feel like someone’s home. I loved the fireplace and had it lit the whole time we were there although it wasn’t that cold :). The sound of splashing water from the fountain/“waterfall” just outside our room didn’t bother us- in fact we found it rather therapeutic and comforting.

The staff/management was very helpful and upon hearing that we would be setting off very early the next morning, suggested that a simple breakfast be brought to our room and kept in the fridge the night before (as breakfast wouldn’t be served until about 8.30am). When we returned to our room after dinner, we found that bagels, cream cheese, hard boiled eggs, cereals, juices and yoghurt had been delivered to our room. Nice!

Carmel is a lovely little town and Vagabond’s House Inn is well situated and convenient. The only sad part for us was that we arrived very late in the day and had to set off early the next and didn’t get to enjoy the inn/room fully. I would definitely love to come back and stay for a few days next time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Awesome rooms, very clean, charming personnel, perfect for a romantic getaway, also ok with small children (there is a little kitchen). Vagabond's House is quiet but still within walking distance to all winetasting bars, galleries and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sonoma
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

From the moment we arrived in the charming courtyard to the friendly check in we knew we had made a good choice to stay here, but when we got to our room we were really blown away by how nice it was. As the old Buick ads used to say "This isn't your father's Vagabond House!" We were in room #10 which had just undergone a complete renovation. The room is farmhouse modern with great touches like a wood-burning fireplace, heated bathroom floors, USB plugs for your devices, an amazing shower head that plays music streamed from your phone, a smart TV with free Netflix movies and the most beautiful tub I've ever seen! The bed was super luxurious with great sheets that somehow managed to be soft and cushy and firm at the same time. Breakfast is brought to your room and it was delicious - yummy croissant with house-made jam, granola and yogurt, OJ, a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg and good coffee. We also enjoyed the evening wine and cheese in the lobby. On our next visit to Carmel we will definitely come back to Vagabond House!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the new renovated rooms - they're amazing!
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  • Stayed May 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver
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138 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed in room 7 on the second floor and enjoyed the view of the tree tops from the window. It is notmone of the newly remodeled rooms, but very lovely with an antique dresser and desk. The bed was extremely comfortable and we liked the fact that breakfast was delivered to the room (my boyfriend dislikes communal breakfasts). The location was very convenient and parking was easy. We also enjoyed wine and cheese in the late afternoon and sitting in the beautiful courtyard. Our room had a gas fireplace which we used because it was a little cool the first 2 days we were there. The coffe maker and fridge in the room and the robes were a nice touch. Overall we had a great experience in a very relaxing environment.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The Vagabond's House Inn is a neat place. The hotel is a series of small buildings that surround a courtyard that is outside.

The room we ended up in was #3 and it includes a small kitchen (we didn't use it because we prefer to eat at local restaurants when we travel) and a wood burning fireplace - a nice touch which we enjoyed. This was an upgrade given to us due to renovations and availability. The rooms were clean and neat and the furniture was nice. The owners had just finished replacing the beds so they were nice and very comfortable.

Stays include a delivered-to-the-room breakfast but we ended up just going out to a local coffee shop because we wanted to get an early start on our day. If you want to take advantage of the included breakfast, you need to place an order card and specify a time - the earliest option was 08:30, I think.

This hotel is located right in town so you can easily walk everywhere you'd want to go. It is also easy to get to the 17-Mile Drive entrance from there.

Overall, this hotel was well kept and clean. The owners were nice and helpful and you can tell that they take great pride with this Inn.

Regarding value - given the room upgrade and the going rates in the Carmel area, I would say that the value is very good. To give it a more accurate assessment, I would need to see the room we actually booked and compare it to the rate that we paid.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vagabond's House Inn
Address: Dolores St & 4th Ave, P.O. Box 2747, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vagabond's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming English Tudor-style Bed & Breakfast Inn situated in the heart of Carmel Village, 8 blocks from beach. ... more   less 
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