There one undisbutable factor about this place--location. It is located very close to the beach and in the heart of Carmel by the sea. I hate writing reviews but compelled to do so by the rude staff and the nastiness of the room.
So I got there right on time to check-in thinking that after a long days in the city I would be checked in and relaxed before 4pm. Wrong... I had to wait 20 minutes to get checked in because the lady wanted "Check in a larger group first to get the traffic moving". I felt discriminated because I was checking in solo. She then asked me to stay outside until she was ready to check me in because I was "crowding" the small check in area--I'm sorry, it is my fault that you guys are artichectual retards?
Then I finally get to the room, hoping to try their home made wine or juice they offer. It was VERY apparent the glasses had been used and uncleaned. Do I really drink an upcapped brown urine color liquid after that? I think not. The carpet looked like it had not been vacummed in YEARS. It was discolored and smelly---how do I know the carpet was smelly? because I tried to do some situps before going to bed and was disgusted. I'm sure I puked a little in my mouth.
I travel frequently and spend a lot of time away from my house, so I expect to smell clean sheets when I check into hotels to remind me of my own bed. I like the new sheet smell--you know, the freshly washed sheet smell which naturally suggests that the sheets have been washed and cleaned. No... I was wrong again. I actually wrapped the pillow with my workout t-shirt from my significant other on the pillow before I let my skin touch the darn thing. The bathroom was quiet gross too. The fixtures were old and gross, not out-dated--which was expected, but just looked gross. I am NOT germaphobic at all. We camp out and stay out in the woods during summer time, I run in the mud and do not mind getting dirty or even staying in a small huts in South America. But really, this place for the price they charge is outrageous.
Now to check out. I walk in to check out and it was a different lady there. She proceeds to ask me how my stay was. Even before I provided a response, she smiles and says "oh wonderful, that's great" Really?
So I rate this place as poor due to their crappy service and their rooms. However, it is a short walk to the beach and the coffee shop. If you are ok with rude front desk, bringing your own sleeping bags and body sanitizers, stinky carpet, oh and more rude staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please call us at 831-6246o46 for special promotion. Tucked into the famous artisan village of Carmel-by-the-Sea are two classic country-style bed and breakfast inns - Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel. Located in the Heart of Downtown Carmel- foot step's to the beach and moments away from World Class shopping, dining and local attractions. Each of our guest rooms are individually appointed with distinctive furnishings, warm cozy beds, and gas or electric fireplaces- creating an enchanted ambiance of romance and comfort. All rooms have a private bath, flat screen television, telephone, free WiFi, Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities, hairdryer & iron, a decanter of our signature Sherry and Gourmet coffee & Tea's. A healthy light breakfast is included and delivered to your door each morning. Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Both inns offer pet friendly rooms. The location of these Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast inns is perfect for easy access to Carmel beach, the finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries. The majestic Big Sur and Point Lobos Reserve are just a short drive south; the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north. The magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium is just minutes away! And there are at least 15 world class golf courses within a 10 minute drive. We welcome your visit to Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel - an extraordinary travel experience you will remember ... And aspire to relive often! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Verde Hotel Carmel