Wow. What a dump. A girlfriend and I chose to stay at Edgemere Cottages because it looked cute from the pictures (they fool you) and because the rate was decent. What an adventure it was.
The owners, Tommy and Ruth, are ecclectic - but Tommy in particular was rather rude, very smelly, and decided to butt into our breakfast one morning by telling us about how he named his cats Beavis and Butthead, how he's a "gamer," how his wife (he called her "his goddess") was at some trance dancing class, and how habanero peppers make his butt "on fire" when he goes to the bathroom. Charming at anytime of the day, but ESPECIALLY when one first wakes up in the morning.
I brought my cat - super low maintenance, it's a cat, right? - and even though they mentioned no charge on the phone when I mentioned that cat when I booked, they decided to charge me when I got there. The cottage was very dingy and dirty inside - could definitely use some TLC - and the carpet was filthy with stains on it. We found a spare key by our room and decided to try it in the lock to see if it was a spare - the lock was so dirty and old that the key BROKE OFF in the lock and they charged us half of the locksmith fee without a second glance. Seems like they were happy to get the extra money - more happy to take that than make sure their guests were comfortable.
When I left, the proprietor tried to give me a business card - I told her I "wouldn't be needing it." I won't ever stay here again, and you shouldn't either!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edgemere Cottages is a small, romantic, pet-friendly, family-owned B&B located one block from Carmel Beach. On the grounds of a historic Carmel home built in the 1920s and now surrounded by lovely gardens. We provide a delicious, home-made breakfast cooked fresh every morning and served in our dining room. Our cottages are private and secluded and feature kitchenettes, high-definition TVs and DVDs and some have wood-burning fireplaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgemere Cottages Hotel Carmel
- Carmel Cottages