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“Quiet, close walk to beach,perfect getaway.”
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Monte Verde Inn
Ranked #16 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Monte Verde Inn on a Thursday night (to avoid the drive up early Friday morning from silicon valley) I had an early am apt. In Monterey. Best idea ever. It was 15 hours of pure peace & quiet. I'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank 9livesOceanside
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Dear A place to find your peace!

It was a pleasure to read your review and see that your wife and yourself had a wonderful time when visiting us in Carmel by the Sea for your anniversary. We are all very proud of our little town especially when we learn it provides so much joy to others and not just for special occasions.

Thank you for the kind words on housekeeping and the front desk, we need to hear words of encouragement and satisfaction sometimes. it lets them know they are meeting guest satisfaction. Our properties have adopted the motto established by a previous manager that we feel should hold true to every visitor, may all who enter as guest, leave as friends, we hope we have found a true friend in both of you and look forward to your return visit with us.

Karen Richardson manager

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I had chance to stay at this little Inn twice. Every time, there was a different experience. Front Desk staffs were friendly and guided me to my room. They offered us a bottle of wine since I told them I came here to celebrate our anniversary. What a treat!
We received breakfast in room service every morning while we stayed. Housekeepers were friendly but they spoke little English though.
Overall, the room is clean and the bed is comfortable enough for a good night sleep.
Location: 4 blocks away from the beach, 5 minutes walk. The Inn is the center of everything. Very convenient.

Room Tip: Monte Verde Room should be a good upgrade. Choose King room instead of Queen room for a bigger space...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris N
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Dear Quiet, close walk to beach, perfect:

What can we say but WOW! and thank you very much for your kind words, our staff are very encouraged by such reviews because of course like all hospitality establishments we strive to provide our guest with the best possible service, great value and clean well maintained rooms. With older properties this can be a challenge as well as during peak season where we are rushed to get rooms completed for early check-ins. Letting us know how you enjoyed your stay and if you were disappointed is a valuable tool for us to maintain our consistency and services.

We are in the process of room upgrades and trying new services for guest satisfaction, this is starting to be evident by reviews that we are headed in the right direction. So from all of us at Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel once again Thank you and we hope you will visit us again. Like our previous manager's motto, may all who enter as guest, leave as friends, we wish to see you again.

Karen Richardson Manager

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked on the special offer otherwise would probably have rated lower. As with the last review it's evident some areas have been scrimped on...shower a bit mouldy etc and furnishings a bit tired. Comfy mattress though. Can't fault location and the music in courtyard during the wine socials in evening was nice. Just overall a bit worn and tired with fairly chaotic approach to admin.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank HelloSunshine43
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear Shabby and not so chic!

Please accept our apology for not meeting your expectations, our hotels and housekeeping staff strive to exceed industry standards and provide the best possible facilities to our guest. In more than three years we have had great reviews, however, we must be slipping to have received two such disappointing reviews in as many days.

We thank you for bringing these items to our attention so that we can focus our efforts on improvement. Our hope is that you revisit our Inns in the future with much better experiences.

Respectfully,

Karen Richardson
General Manager

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed at the Monte Verde for three nights. Our room was small, but we figured it would be since we were booking for value. The room itself was very cute and the little patio was great. The only thing that would have improved the room is a retractable screen over the sky light since the morning sun hit us right at 7:30. Other than that, we had a great experience at the Monte Verde. The location was perfect - right next to Ocean Ave yet still very quiet and just a few blocks from the beach. The breakfast basket was a good start to the day. We'd happily come back here (just maybe in a different room!)

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mostlyworktraveler
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Monte Verde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Great stay!

Thank you for your review of June 27, 2014 of our property at Monte Verde Inn in Carmel. we sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time to let us know that you have enjoyed your stay, despite the small rooms and that ever present Carmel California sun peaking in through the skylight., how annoying to be woken up so early.

We like your idea and will be looking into some alternative covering for the skylight. Usually, we hear that our guest are awaken by the crows looking for a morning meal out of the breakfast basket, they can also be annoying, but what a beautiful area to be annoyed by sun and crows.

We love that we are so close to the beach that at night you can hear the waves crashing and on many nights an amazing sunset awaits.

Please come back and we would be happy to have you try another room, as a suggestion room number 7 at Monte Verde has a partial ocean view a nice deck, and no skylight, but plenty of windows.

Karen Richardson
General Manager

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Staying here May 30th 2014
Room beside office, love the fireplace, bed very comfortable, great location, and good service.
Free wine tasting and bottled water on request,
Big bottle of free Sherry above Fireplace.
Great Italian restaurant on corner.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alex M
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Hotel is older but has been remodeled for an antique-ish experience. Front desk woman was fabulous! Room was very cozy and comfy. A bottle of sherry was left for us to enjoy in the evening and a generous breakfast basket with fresh fruit, pastries , juice, yogurt was delivered to our door. Delightful!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank IRVega
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Perfect little getaway. We stayed in a cozy little room with a beautiful little patio just outside our door. Location was perfect for walking through town or strolling the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a nice light breakfast delivered to our room each morning. Would highly recommend it and we will definitely return someday.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jan G
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Additional Information about Monte Verde Inn

Address: 2 SW of Ocean Ave. on Monte Verde St., #831, 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 #16 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $178 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monte Verde Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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