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“Clean, comfortable beds” 4 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable beds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night in June and found the hotel very comfortable. It was clean, had a nice flat screen tv and a comfortable bed and decent water pressure. My husband enjoyed the breakfast. I would stay here again. The only problem was we had someone above our room that was walking all over and moving about at 11:30 p.m. and woke us. I would try to get a top floor next visit.

Room Tip: Would choose an upstairs room next time as we had a noisey neighbor above us that woke us up.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here in Carmel for two nights and really couldn't fault anything. To sum it up:
1. The location is perfect. The town is just outside your door and everything is within walking distance.
2. The room was spacious and the bed was large and very comfortable. In fact, it was one of the best beds we had on our 5 week trip to America.
3. Breakfast was a good selection of cereals/fruit/coffee and even has its' own waffle machine where you can make plain or blueberry waffles. Brilliant!
4. Plenty of parking available
5. The host was lovely and helpful.
6. The wifi signal was strong and speed was fast.
7. The bathroom was clean and showerhead was great.
I highly recommend staying here for your trip to Carmel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, VA
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family and I stayed here in the last week of April, just before the weekend of the Big Sur Marathon. Pickings were slim in the Carmel/Monterey area, and we had had to cancel our previously booked lodging when the proprietor informed by wife and me that they would not allow children under 14 (can't quite tell why that information wasn't provided to us up front, but that's neither here nor there). Anyways, we booked two nights at the Comfort Inn as a backup.

We were not disappointed. As Comfort Inns go, this was the nicest one I've stayed at. It was cute, with the dutch doors like you see throughout Carmel (i.e., the top of the door can open out to let the fresh air in). The room was clean, the price was right (given the general upcharge of the Carmel area) and the location was a very easy walk to every restaurant and shop in Carmel. Both nights, the whole family walked all the way to the beach from the hotel and back. It had your typical Comfort Inn breakfast, which although nothing special, it was a great way to save some money not having to deal with it out on the town. The manager was polite and nice to us, and gave us some good tips for parking and driving into Monterey for the day.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. For a no-frills hotel, I could not have expected more.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland
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117 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The outside of the hotel couldn't be more charming and the location is perfect. Walking distance to the heart of Carmel. Room was average motel room and bathroom. .Was clean and wifi worked. Breakfast was decent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank AllanH328
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Illinois City, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was leery about staying here, but after reading reviews the hotel had recently been updated, I booked at room. I knew the parking lot was small and that we would most likely have to park on the street, which was fine. Check-in was smooth and the lady at the desk was nice, but I was so disappointed with our room; it was the worst room we stayed in on our trip up the coast. The bathroom smelled and was dire need of an update. I refused to allow my feet to touch the floor and literary cried when I had to take a shower. This hotel does not have air conditioning so we had to sleep with our windows open. We heard every car that drove by, and the television didn't work.

I would suggest not staying in Carmel by the Sea. It's a cute town with lots of expensive shops and restaurants, but from my research, there are not many choices for good lodging. Carmel by the Sea would be a reasonable place to stop for lunch, but dinner is pricey. If you normally stay at Embassy Suites, Marriott, Residence Inn, or even Hampton Inn, you will most likely be disappointed with this hotel, unless you are assigned a room that has truly been updated.

Room Tip: Check-in early, and request a room that has been updated.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

No frills hotel just a short stroll from Carmel. Clean rooms and comfortable bed with free parking on hotel lot. A basic buffet breakfast is provided. Each room contains tv, microwave, refrigerator and coffee making facilities. The refrigerator noise did disturb my sleep as a light sleeper

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Burlingame, California
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19 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On a recent girl's weekend we fortunately found this local gem. Crazy clean and beautifully maintained, with a fabulously comfy bed in an albeit smallish room. Very nice breakfast each morning. All tucked into a flower filled super convenient location downtown. Avoid the churlish female staff, they could freeze water with a glare. Definitely will return!

Room Tip: I think the upstairs rooms may have been a bit quieter....
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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 Peninsula > 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 star — Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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