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Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Breakfast in the office”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Brilliant location, easy to find the hotel when we arrived and easy to get your bearings and find your way around Carmel, its shops, restaurants and of course 17 Mile Drive. The outside appearance of the hotel is very much in keeping with the older & up scale style of the locality.
Our room was clean and tidy, if a little dated. Having said that there was nothing wrong with its amenities, including WIFI, and we both enjoyed a couple of good nights sleeps.
There is a small parking area for 7 cars immediately next to check in (further parking on roadside around same block). Because of the hillside gradient the upper rooms are half a stairway up from the parking area and the lower rooms are half a stairway down. Access to both sets of rooms is via an external corridor 'frontage', which of course means people pass in front of your room window to get in and out of their rooms.
The sign to look for as you arrive to check in says 'Office' (it's on the lower level), and breakfast is served in the Office. Eating breakfast in the Office is a little disconcerting as normal daily business (phone calls, checking out, deliveries etc) is all going on around you in a relatively small room.
I've marked Value down as this Comfort Inn was the most expensive one of the 6 we stayed at during our vacation in California, however it was not the best hotel we stayed at. My wife thinks the higher pricing could have been influenced by a 'Carmel factor'.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and were very impressed by the location. It's right at the top of ocean avenue which is great! The breakfast is just ok but plastic cutlery is very off-putting. A man would bring the eggs in from outside when they needed re-filling which was strange The room was well-equipped. Overall a very satisfactory stay.

Stayed April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed only for one night with my wife and two kids.

The room was modern and nice, well located, close to 101 and walking distance to the stores and Scenic rd (beach), which I recommend to go for a run.

Staff were friendly, complementary internet worked fine, complementary parking spots were always available and the breakfast was acceptable (although we chose to have espresso and amazing pastries in one of the several great coffee places over ocean avenue)

Only downside is the early check out at 11 am.

Stayed April 2014
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I was so pleased by everything at this hotel from the moment I saw it very nice ! The staff and the room was outstanding the grounds where gorgeous. Loved the complimentary breakfast outstanding ! The room was very comfortable, nicely clean and arranged. The lady at the front desk took the time and asked if everything was ok for our stay and was so nice.

Room Tip: this is a small cozy hotel, very nice all the rooms have dutch doors which is beautiful for taking i...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here spontaneously on our two week road trip. Carmel by the sea is such a lovely town but pretty pricey. This hotel is a gem - clean, recently refurbished and much cheaper than expected $120 for the night. The staff were friendly helpful and the rooms clean and spacious. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sierra Madre, California, United States
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a very comfortable hotel. The owner couldn't have been nicer. Very cleanly and very reasonable rates. It was close all the restaurants and shopping in Carmel. We really enjoyed ourselves and we will be back .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stay at Comfort Inns frequently all across the country. I've come to expect a nice room, reasonable rates, high standards for comfort and cleanliness, and very friendly and helpful staff. This Comfort Inn exceeded all my expectations. In addition to the above, we got a GREAT location and a delightful courtyard with a beautiful garden right outside our door. The door was even a Dutch door so we could open the top up to the breezes and the scents of the garden without compromising our privacy or security. I highly recommend this hotel when you stay in beautiful Carmel.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed our 1st floor room right on the courtyard.
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Property: Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Address: Ocean Ave. & Torres Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#13 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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