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Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Ranked #9 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quaint and Charming”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

One night stop. It was very clean and comfortable. Cleaner and more well maintained than any other inn we stayed at. Breakfast was a pastry, boiled egg, juice and a muffin. If the price is right and in your budget then you won’t be disappointed with the room. We had a partial ocean view. It looks exactly as posted in other traveller’s photos. It is pretty and worth waking up to in the morning. The staff was very knowledgeable and offered wonderful service

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

A recent stay at Horizon Inn was a one-night, "passing through" visit. But the hotel turned out to be a pleasant surprise. A friendly & helpful staff, a short walk to town and reasonable rates (at least for this town) all made it a worthwhile stay. If luxury is your objective, look elsewhere. But if function and convenience at a fair price are your goals, then Horizon Inn is your place.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We enjoyed our king ocean view room. It was very clean, well equipped and had a very comfortable bed & bedding -- great sleeping with heavy curtains that keep the room dark and away from busier streets so quiet. Easy walking distance to Ocean Ave. A little farther to beach, but still doable.

The picnic basket breakfast is a nice touch and includes pastry, juice, fruit and cereal. The coffee could be improved. We ended up going out for good coffee.

Nice hot tub area that was enjoyable.

Free wifi in room usually worked well; slow a couple evenings.

Staff friendly and helpful.

Parking included.

Overall, we were satisfied. All the prices in this town are high.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My family and I visited the Horizon Inn motel from England for one night as part of our drive down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. When we booked our holiday we had no idea that our one night in Carmel was to clash with a classic car show held in Pebble Beach!! When we came to book somewhere for the night, many places were either full or charging extortionate rates due to it being a very busy time. The Horizon Inn however had a room left, so we promptly booked it as Trip Advisor had good reviews, We lucked out as it was a great little place. The lady on the desk was very helpful, the guy we booked with was great and the room was large, pretty and very clean, with a jaccuzzi in it which the kids loved. Location is great just up the hill from the main town (5 minutes), very close to some nice looking restaurants (we went to the Forge in the next block) andit was probably 15 minutes to trghe beach but as you walked through the town centre you would not notice the time.

There was also a little patio in the motel with a hot tub which the kids quickly went to. We plan to go back to California ASAP and the kids will not want to go without at least 2 nights at the Horizon Inn.

Parking in next to the motel and included and there was a lauderette nearby which was very useful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Templeton, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Last Christmas our children gave us a gift certificate to the Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge in Carmel. We decided to take advantage of it as a belated birthday trip since my birthday was the end of August. It has been a very busy summer with back to back visitors and now with our grape harvest and wine making. But with a couple of days between harvests, we needed a break. The one night stay at the hotel gave us the rejuvenation that we needed. After a large lunch on the Monterey Pier, we didn't want to go out to dinner so we ordered a wine and cheese plate that the hotel offered which was perfect. We capped that with a soak in the jacuzzi followed by a quiet, restful night's sleep. We are now energized to pick that 200 lbs of Viognier tomorrow at 7AM.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My friend and I stayed for two nights for a much-needed girls' weekend. The room was very cute - modern, very clean, nicely decorated, and in a super-convenient location within walking distance to everything. The staff was friendly and helpful. Parking is a huge plus! The breakfast basket and coffee maker was just enough to get us up and moving before walking into town, and we had a refrigerator to save the fruit in for later. I'd stay again except I'd request the second floor, so we could keep with the slider open for some air. It isn't buggy in Carmel, but for safety reasons we kept the slider closed so it was stuffy. It would be perfect if they had a screen and security bar so you could leave it open a tad. Overall though, this is a great, comfortable little inn and I'd stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had the cosy cottage for a family and it was perfect! We were very excited by the jacuzzi next to the kitchen which made it very fun, it was very clean and modern. There was a TV in the room, comfy beds, it had all the facilities and it was in a fantastic location. You could access the local town which had shops and restaurants, take walks, Carmel was so pretty. It's also a walk away to the sandy beach! We had a great time here. Highly recommended if you're staying in Carmel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Address: Junipero Street and 3rd Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable luxury in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. We are a family owned and operated business. Spacious & attractive rooms, some with balconies, partial to full ocean views, stone fireplace and jacuzzis. Outdoor spa w/FP. Free Continental Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Ocean View Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly cottage like suites with wood burning fireplaces and separate master bedroom. Cont. Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Both properties are non-smoking and offer 100% off-street parking. Ask about our economical pet-friendly Annex rooms. ... more   less 
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