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Casa de Carmel Inn
Ranked #22 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Wonderful location to the village with all it's cafes, shops, bars & galleries.
Warm hospitality, very clean and tidy rooms with comfortable bed and nice extra touches in the room that were all complimentary, including breakfast basket to your room in the morning.
Very reasonable rate.
Pretty hard to fault, definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

When we first drove up our first reaction was "no, this is not the place that we want to stay" since this was clearly a 50's motel on a narrow lot with very limited parking, and the parking that was there requires considerable talent in backing up in order to get out. The room (unit 4, with a king size bed) was small but nicely upgraded. Quality hardwood floors, superior tile in the bath, a nice flat screen tv with plenty of channels (that bore no resemblence to the tv listings in the local paper), IKEA quality furnishings and all in all, quite nice. The reception persons (only one on duty at a time) were a delight and great to deal with. The evening wine and cookies were really good. The location, on the ocean side of downtown, was perfect. During the day the unit is noisy which made the nightime quiet more surprising. The king size bed could use a better mattress but it worked. The bath shower was one of the best that I have ever exerienced which made the slow water in the sink basin unexpected. The morning basket of the continental breakfast was quite good. The unit was clean and well maintained. All in all, we'd stay there again and recommend the unit as an affordable alternative to relatively high Carmel hotel costs.

Room Tip: I'd go for the king size bed always
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

This hotel has lots of Carmel charm and the location is perfect. The upstairs rooms are quiet and the beds are very comfy. You'll get a knock at the door at 8:30 am and a basket is delivered with your breakfast - usually some pastry, hard boiled eggs, juice (coffee is in the room) and fruit. It's a nice start to the day and the decanter of sherry is a nice ending. The Dametra Cafe just around the corner and up one block on Ocean is a wonderful fun place to eat lunch or dinner. Make reservations for dinner - there's usually a line out the door. The beach is a couple blocks down and from room 5 you get a peek at the ocean.

This isn't the fanciest hotel in Carmel but it is comfy, clean, the price is right and the location is perfect. You check in at the Monte Verde hotel across the street.

Room Tip: The second floor has an exit at the top of the stairs to a courtyard that leads to Ocean - you don...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Liz V
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Came here with my girlfriend for a combination valentines day/2 year anniversary trip and we could not have been more pleased. The location is nearly unbeatable, right off of Ocean Street, near shopping, restaurants, and galleries and just a short walk to the beach. Leora at the front desk was amazing. She was very accommodating, she gave us a complimentary bottle of wine to help us celebrate our anniversary. Made us feel not like guests but more like friends. The room was very nice and felt very homey. No bath tub but the size and comfort of the shower more than compensated for that. The bed was cozy, the room was comfortable and the complimentary bottle of Sherry was delicious. They provide a parking lot for their guests which comes in handy in Carmel. They have a very nice outdoor lounge area with a fire pit and more complimentary Wine to help make the night magical. The picnic style delivered to the room was delicious and convenient. All in all it was a wonderful place, and we will definitely make this our anniversary destination for years to come.

Room Tip: A wonderful place to stay.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Keith L
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Thank you Doug and Kristina for the most fantastic 3 days at your Casa de Carmel. We loved every thing about our stay. The unique way of serving the breakfast delivered in a basket every morning was great, and so much fun. You made us feel like family. The only bad thing about our stay was that we had to leave! But, we're already booked for our next visit at Casa de Carmel in March and can hardly wait!!! Dieter and Emily

Room Tip: We stayed in #3 which is downstairs. It was very comfortable.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DEPLincoln_CA
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Stopped in this past weekend with no reservation-we took the last available King room. It was in the back corner under the stairs and the maid's room. We figured the noise level would be reasonable but it turned out to be very noisy. Luckily Carmel is not a town known for it's night life, so people settled down relatively early. We had issues with the plumbing and when I mentioned our problem at check out, I didn't get much sypathy and no offer for compensation, which would have been reasonable considering what I told her. Otherwise, the front desk service was friendly and helpful. We have stayed in the other side of this hotel before (Monte Verde Inn) and preferred it to Casa de Carmel. I'm not sure we'd stay here again unless the front, upstairs room was available.

Room Tip: Get a room upstairs, away from the stairway. This is a very small hotel and the location/price quit...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ChicoStateMom
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

A great choice for those of us who like to drop the car (and leave it!) and enjoy being able to access the town of Carmel hassle free. This delightful, little hotel offers a central location with parking, clean and comfortable rooms (they may be small, but we had no issue with the size) and a warm reception with delightful wine and snacks to tide us over until dinner. The morning breakfast suited us - it contained all the right ingredients to get us off to a good start and we paired it with very good coffee from just around the corner. We would definitely recommend the Casa De Carmel Inn and hope to return there on a future trip.

Room Tip: If you have luggage that is heavy or bulky, a room on the ground floor is a good idea as rooms on th...
Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa de Carmel Inn

Address: Monte Verde Street, at Ocean Avenue south 2 doors, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $125 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa de Carmel Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into the famous artisan village of Carmel-by-the-Sea you will find this classic country-style bed and breakfast inn. Each guest room is individually appointed with distinctive furnishings creating an enchanted ambiance of romance and comfort. All rooms have a private bath, television, telephone ... and our signature sherry. A light breakfast is included in room rate as well as complimentary wine and cheese reception every afternoon, free WiFi and parking. Coffee makers, tea, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, hair dryers, Gilchrist & Soames bath Amenities are in every room.Casa de Carmel is great for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Downstairs rooms are wheelchair accessible and pet friendly rooms are available. The location of this Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast inn is perfect for easy access to Carmel beach, the finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries. The majestic Big Sur is just a short drive south and the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north. The Tor House and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just minutes away as is the wine region of Carmel Valley and Point Lobos State Reserve, where Ansel Adams took many famous photos. We welcome your visit to Casa de Carmel - an extraordinary travel experience you will remember ... and aspire to relive often! ... more   less 
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