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“A very pretty hotel in a very pretty resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Normandy Inn
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Cardiff
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93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A very pretty hotel in a very pretty resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Driving between San Francisco and Las Vegas, we made a stop at Carmel-on-Sea without making a prior booking in an hotel. We saw the Normandy Inn and thought how pretty it looked and it was! We were made very welcome and shown the room first and we thought it was great! It was like a small bungalow. Spotlessly clean. Breakfast was even included in the rate which was great. It was a cold buffet with hard boiled eggs, bagels, muffins, toast, rolls and made a welcome change from the huge but tasty American style breakfast! It is about a 5 minute walk from the ocean. Highly recommended and would like to have stayed longer.

Room Tip: A bungalow at the back is good.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here at the Normandy Inn. Check in was quick, friendly and efficient.

We booked a premium fireplace room and it was fantastic! Rm 102 is a corner room with windows facing Ocean Ave and right next to the breakfast room. Noise was NOT an issue for us at all. The room was very spacious w/ king bed (comfy!), high wood ceilings, wood burning fireplace (wood provided everyday), 2 small sitting areas, small yet clean bathroom w/ shower only, and a separate dressing room w/ sink, large vanity, coffee maker and small fridge. We LOVED this room. Very cozy, cottage feel and lovely to return to in the evenings.

It was very convenient to be next to the breakfast room. We found the selection more than adequate and fresh, although the same food was served each day.

Our friends were in room 318, basic king, and compared to ours, I do not recommend. They regretted their choice.

We met Sandy, the manager, our last evening there, and she was very friendly and welcoming.

The location of the Normandy was perfect!! Only a couple of blocks to the beach and a block to restaurants and the rest of the "action". Carmel does roll up their sidewalks early! Streets were empty by 8-830pm.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Rm 102--premium fireplace room was excellent. You will not be disappointed!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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France
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We spent a night in this inn last summer while touring on the mythical Highway One and we loved this charming place, located in the middle of Carmel. We arrived late at night and were warmly welcomed. The staff on the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Our room, a queen standard, located on the second floor was big enough and very clean, breakfast was correct. We recommend this inn and if we go back to Carmel, we will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stopped off here for the one night on the way from SF to LA late October. Arrived at 4pm. check in was fine, we arrived on the Sunday. We didn't pre book. The rate we got was the same as online. The staff were very helpfull. Overall a good hotel. We got a taxi for e few dollars to the Ranch which Clint Eastwood used to own, and often calls into. Would highly recommend it. Great atmosphere, good food and surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was our second stay at the Normandy Inn. The Inn is right at the center of town, so you can walk everywhere. All of the rooms are different, no "cookie cutter's". The room was a good size, with a fireplace. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were all very friendly. They offer a continental breakfast, but we went out to breakfast each morning. I highly recommend the Normandy Inn, especially for the price (Carmel can be expensive)! Carmel beach is a must visit (one of the best beaches in the USA).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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montreal,canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

excellent location if you are staying 1 or 2 nights. Breakfast very good in the breakfast room. The inn is more like a motel but very clean. If you arrive at night maybe hard to find but the inn is on the main st. Carmel has a policy of no lights or street numbers. Best to arrive before dark.
Room very comfortable , very little closet space . Service is excellent and friendly and no problem with parking. Lots of excellent restaurants minutes away.. .

Room Tip: quieter on the second floor
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Normandy Inn numerous times, and never once have we been disappointed. Sandy at Reception is a gem, and always makes us feel so welcome. It has a great location, close to the beach and restaurants, stores, etc. We have nothing but good things to stay about the Normandy Inn, and would recommend it to anyone, and everyone! Thank you Sandy, you are appreciated!

Room Tip: The "cottages" are great! Though there is not a "restaurant" per-se, the Contine...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Normandy Inn
Address: Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#15 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Normandy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into a corner of Carmel-by-the-Sea and surrounded by blooming flower gardens The Normandy Inn is a beautiful experience. The historic Normandy Inn exudes Old World European charm and is located just three blocks from the white-sand Carmel Beach. ... more   less 
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