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“Overall a pleasant stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Carmel Resort Inn
Ranked #24 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Sun City West, Arizona
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928 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“Overall a pleasant stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

OK, it needs some updating. If you want marble in the bathroom, forget this place. There are several cabins over a whole city block just NW of the downtown area. We booked two for a family visit on a recent busy weekend. Our room was large, the bed was comfortable and cozy (there isn't good insulation, but our fireplace worked and was very effective), and we could leave our car there and walk down to the restaurants and shops (no sidewalks; be careful). For the price I think it was a decent value in this expensive town. Nice outdoor seating area. Quiet and peaceful.
We were not crazy about the breakfast. Delivered to the door, but pedestrian juice and wrapped baked goods.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

I made a booking and the only room available was the more expensive King room. When I arrived at the room and saw that I was not in a "king" room I complained at the front desk and was told that I was wrong that that be bed in my room was a King bed. I had many problems during my stay and never did the staff try to be helpful to solve the issues. I would definitely not recommend this place nor stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was such a nice place to stay. The managers are so sweet. They allow dogs and since we had one with us, that was great. We had a one bedroom/living area/bath and it was perfect. We wanted to stay there again on our way home, but they were filled up. Not surprising. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emeryville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The cottages are very cute, and the area is a quiet one just outside of Carmel Village. The electric fireplace was a hoot--throwback to the 1970's! It took about 15-20 minutes to walk downtown, just as the staff had mentioned. The walk can be steep at times, FYI.

There was some confusion about the breakfast time. They said it would be delivered at our cabin at 8:30 AM. We raced back from our morning walk by about 8:20 to be in the cabin on time. No sign of the tray, so about 9:15 AM we called the front desk. They claimed they had attempted delivery at 8:25, but that can't be accurate. They did nothing to set the situation right, not even if we walked to the offices ourselves to pick up another tray. I was one hungry and pissed off hotel patron. We checked out ASAP and went back to Carmel Village again and found a delicious roll in a bakery.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this great little place for 1 night, it's not right in town but a few blocks away in either direction to the town centre and beach. The cabin's are are cute and quaint, they have everything you need, large spacious lounge/bedroom and adequate bathroom. The fire place is a it wrong but I can see what they were aiming for! Overall I would definitely stay again if I was passing through

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed a night here in December. The room was clean, well maintained, and well stocked with towels, amenities (soap, shampoo, lotion). Breakfast came promptly and was more than ample -- two yogurts, apple, banana, clementine, muffins, mango and peach juice. Bed comfortable.. Staff were efficient and courteous. Parking ample. Easy to find in the somewhat confusing street layout of Carmel. The cottages are veterans, and some of the furnishings a bit worn, but no substantive defects. At the price ($70+tax in my case for a single) it's a fine place to stay for a visit to Monterey, Carmel, and the beautiful coast nearby..

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have stayed at Carmel Resort Inn for the last 14 years,the location is perfect,like having your
own private cottage, can sit in front of your cottage look at the stars and very romantic, the managers Anna and her husband very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carmel Resort Inn

Property: Carmel Resort Inn
Address: Carpenter Avenue between First & Second, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel Resort Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carmel Resort Inn is a unique and truly affordable B&B offering a collection of old fashioned "artists" cottages once belonging to individual land owners. Some as old as 100 years, each of these hand crafted cottages have different floor plans and early 1900's construction. It's all part of the original Carmel charm that makes CRI and the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea a charming and yet popular place for visitors from around the world! ... more   less 
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