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“A very nice experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Lodge
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
New Canaan, Connecticut
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37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A very nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had a number of contacts with the staff prior to our arrival for recommendations for Easter brunch. They were so helpful and friendly. The rooms are somewhat dated, but so is Carmel itself which is the charm of the place. The beds were very comfortable, the room, and specially the bathroom, is very clean. I was a bit concerned because of some, less favorable reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Breakfast was served in the room, which we enjoyed on the balcony.

Of course, there is no restaurant and fitness center so average rating.

Room Tip: We stayed in a first floor room with a balcony which was very nice.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Fjensen
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Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in the prime location for downtown Carmel. That's really the only big plus. It's noisy, run down and very much like a motel. They do have free breakfast that they bring every morning (however we only somehow received it 1 day), decent shower and TV. No frills...However, for the cost and location it's worth it.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank lilbkwrm
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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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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank yaay4travel
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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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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank TravelLover1977_11
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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
831-624-1255
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Sonoma, CA
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SonomaNative
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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
831.624.1255
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San Clemente, California, USA
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dafilpsyd
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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
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 Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 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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