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“Convenient and considerate!”
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Carmel Lodge
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Convenient and considerate!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel for its (relatively) reasonable price and absolutely fantastic location in downtown Carmel. Although it doesn't look particularly fancy from the exterior, the room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. Originally we were given a room on the ground floor with windows facing the road, which was concerning because my boyfriend and I are both light sleepers. However, upon asking we were moved to a quiet room on the top floor with windows facing the inner courtyard with no fuss at all. Very considerate! Plus free parking and free wifi, and they even let us leave our car in the lot after check-out while we went and ate brunch nearby. I recommend this hotel unreservedly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Hi, lilbkwrm (great ID!)
Thanks so much for the lovely review -- we really appreciate hearing from our guests. I'm happy we were able to find just the right room for you! Come back and visit again soon -- we've just re-carpeted all the rooms and are painting now.

Best,
Carmel Lodge
831-624-1255
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

I booked this not knowing where it was located...I must say from location to friendliness of the staff to a delivered continental breakfast....what more could you ask for!! I would certainly return for another visit.

  • Stayed April 2014
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Hi, lilbkwrm (great ID!)
Thanks so much for the lovely review -- we really appreciate hearing from our guests. I'm happy we were able to find just the right room for you! Come back and visit again soon -- we've just re-carpeted all the rooms and are painting now.

Best,
Carmel Lodge
831-624-1255
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed one night in this older, but well maintained lodge. Our room was small but the bed was comfortable. It was a tight squeeze in the bathroom, but everything worked well. Breakfast was very simple, but was tasty. Parking is provided in a lot in the back of the hotel. This place is close to town; easy to walk to the town and the beach. The staff was helpful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Dear TravelLover1977...

Thanks so much for the lovely review. You hit all the high points -- I think you should be writing for our website! Hope to see you again soon. :-)

Best,
Carmel Lodge
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Sonoma, CA
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lowest rate in Carmel. My room was generous in size and comfortable. It could use a new coat of paint and the bathroom is dated but in perfect working order. The bed was really great. The breakfast was simple and a fine way to start the day. Free parking, free Wi-Fi. The Carmel Lodge is just a couple of blocks from the center street in town and just one block from the Hogs Breath. Though I didn't have a dog, those pups that were on premise seemed happy. As with any hotel/motel, your experience will greatly depend on if you are lucky enough to have quiet neighbors.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear SonomaNative,
Thank you for the honest review. I will be sure to get a fresh coat of paint in that room, thanks for the heads up. Thank you for staying with us and we'll see you on your next trip to Carmel!
Sincerely,
Carmel Lodge
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San Clemente, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We couldn't ask for a better location. It's conveniently located right in the city. Just park your car and head out to the nearest pub. The hotel offer a cozy fireplace and little amenities like coffee maker, pet friendly accomodations. They also provide continental breakfast in the lobby. We enjoyed our stay here and we plan to stay here again. Just because they also welcomed our dog, Joni Mitchell.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Ms. Mitchell,
What a wonderful review, thank you! We strive to make Carmel Lodge enjoyable for everyone, including all of our furry friends! We look forward to seeing back in Carmel soon.
Sincerely,
Carmel Lodge
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Oakland, CA
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel. When I saw it was 21 on tripadvisor I was concerned. After visiting, I realized that there a lot of very spoiled people out there. The room we stayed in was lovely. NO it is not the most current design but it was clean and attractive and the bed was wonderful. The breakfast was quiet adequate. This is one of the least inexpensive hotels in Carmel. If you want a fancy breakfast, and modern rooms and refrigerators in the rooms, pay more money and stay some where else. This hotel is quiet nice for the price. The staff was also really friendly and the location was perfect.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear momadark,
Thank you so very much for the kind review. We truly appreciate all of our great guests that come and enjoy Carmel Lodge and all of the wonderful things about this area. Hope to see you again soon!
Sincerely,
Carmel Lodge
831.624-1255
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The best thing about Carmel Lodge is its location- it's right in the middle of Carmel. But other than that its nothing to write home about. It needs a complete makeover- it's old and needs a big spruce up. The rooms are basic- no tea or coffee making facilities or fridge. The rooms are clean, though, and we had one with a little balcony which was nice. The prices are good too- very reasonable. Just wish they'd give this place some tender loving care.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hotranga
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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear hotranga,
You're so correct, our location is absolutely superb and yes, a bit of sprucing up is in order. The good news is that it has already commenced and by the time you come back to Carmel and stay with us again you will see some of the upgrades. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Sincerely,
Carmel Lodge
831.624.1255
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Property: Carmel Lodge
Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carmel Lodge has 38 guest rooms, is conveniently located in downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea and is just steps from famed Ocean Avenue's fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. Carmel Lodge offers their guests complimentary parking in the private lot, complimentary continental breakfast served to the room, and complimentary WiFi. The inn is only a half-mile from the white sands of Carmel Beach where the water is crisp and cool and the beach is clean and beautiful, and dogs can frolic off-leash. ... more   less 
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