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Carmel Inn & Suites
Ranked #25 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Good value for Carmel, the first impression of the building is that it's old, but when you get inside, its very beautiful. The staff was nice upon check in, however our room was still not ready at their 4:00pm check in time. It was ready shortly after but it was annoying.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Can't be better located, just off of downtown but quiet enough not to be bothered by noise other than the ubiquitous seagulls. But there was nothing special about the place-- overpriced for a summer weekend, but so is every other place in Carmel. Room was clean but small and looked into the windows of the next building only a few feet away. It did have a small refrigerator but no dresser or drawers for clothes. Couldn't get the TV controls to work right between the two remotes. Breakfast was functional. Parking lot seemed to fit most everyone, which is a big plus in Carmel. If you're there to spend the day in the town, it's fine. If you're planning to hole up in your room for a few days, I'd look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Based on previous reviews, I didn't expect to be terribly impressed, but the price was wonderful so we gave it a try. I must say, I was pleseantly surprised! The country/antique style was a little over the top, but it added to the charm of the place. The room was clean, all staff were friendly, helpful and informative. The location was perfect! We will definitely come back for our next visit to Carmel. My only complaint were the noisy seaguls that start around 4am, but, that's not exactly anyone's fault.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

My sister, husband, daughter, and myself wanted to spend the night in Carmel. Since this was the cheapest hotel in downtown Carmel, I knew it would be not the greatest. The room was a bit floral '80's like. The bathroom was brand new very nice, I even think the floor was heated. We liked the separate bedroom and daubed and trundle in the living room. The room came with a tv and fridge. The only thing I can complain about is the thin walls. We heard a lot of jumping and what not from the room above. Breakfast was breads, no eggs of bacon or pancakes/waffles.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hotel is perfectly located within easy walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants. It's a nice clean little place but stuck in the 80's decor-wise. Lots of flowery fabrics. Very worn and patched carpet in room one where we stayed, but newly remodeled bathroom was spotless and shiny clean. Our room, right by the pool, was very quiet but I fear that might not be the case had the pool been open. Walls very thin and noise comes right thru. However, if a reasonable price is your goal in pricey Carmel, this hotel can be a good choice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Affordable, walking distance to the main town, shops, and restaurants. But the rooms smell and unfortunately, we found a couple of BUGS on the bed. When we told the front desk about the bugs and that we couldn't stay there, he and his wife raised their voice at us and said we won't be able to find another hotel in town so we better drive back to LA. Good thing we found people in Carmel to tell us where we can stay... There were at least 5 other inns/hotels within a block. Same price, much cleaner, smells better, and waaaaaay better customer service.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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ciasca, General Manager at Carmel Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay
a satisfying one. The principal goal of our hotel is to provide dependable service
to all of our guests at reasonable prices.
We want you to know that the comments and suggestions we receive from our guests are handled properly. They tell us what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong and how we can improve.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Inn is in a great location: walking distance to just about all you want to see in town. Many other reviewers complain that the rooms are run-down. And, they certainly aren't modern, but they were clean and comfortable. For more money we would have got something fancier, but the breakfast and fast wifi made up for the aged-ness of the rooms. More money to spend on shoes for Mrs.

Wine and cheese is served between 4:30 and 6, which was a nice added touch. The breakfast, what can we say about the breakfast? Super! The actual common areas were very lovely, where both the wine and cheese and breakfast are served.

Parking seems to have been another complaint from reviewers. We actually parked on the street, having arrived when one of the few spots within the courtyard was available, and had no worries. This is the mean streets of Carmel.

Staff was friendly and helpful (William is super pleasant and seems to know everything!) if you have issues with the rooms: say something. The staff looks to be making an effort to improve.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carmel Inn & Suites

Address: Junipero Ave& 5th Ave, PO Box 1295, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Price Range: $118 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carmel Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two story Inn with modern guest amenities in rooms and suites; situated in the business district, near shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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