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“Great rooms and fantastic value”
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Carmel Mission Inn
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Mountain View, California
1 review
“Great rooms and fantastic value”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I'd give Carmel Mission Inn a 4.5 rating. We first came here because it's pet friendly but we'd come here with or without the dog. It was very clean, good service and perhaps the best value in the area. We were very impressed with the retro/modern decor and bright (but not too bright) colors.

For us our last stay at Carmel Mission Inn was a stop on our way to backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness to the south so it was our last chance for the luxuries of civilization before dipping into what turned out to be a weekend of torrential rain and even a bit of snow. Needless to say the very comfortable king bed with its individual reading lights was a sharp contrast to very thin bed rolls and headlamps in a tent that seemed more like a waterbed.

There were a couple of minor negative points. Both times we've stayed we noticed there was significant noise between our bathroom and our neighbors bathroom through the vent. Great if you want to eavesdrop but not so great if you want to keep your bathroom noises private. The past time we stayed the toilet lid would not stay in the open position causing considerable inconvenience.

Bottom line: I would recommend Carmel Mission Inn to anyone but especially to those who have pets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salinas, California, United States
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We loved this hotel. Had a great New Years Eve at the lounge. The room was spacious, clean and well maintained. The buffet breakfast was great as well. A nice place to stay in Carmel!! Price was Great for Carmel... Good place for Locals to get away without breaking the Bank...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auburn, California, United States
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We just returned from a three day stay at lovely Carmel Mission Inn. The staff there were very cordial and helpful with my numerous questions about the wifi, local beaches and walking tours. The happy hours were super enjoyable with yummy drinks and a delicious buffet. The free breakfast were beyond delicious. The weather was perfect which I am sure was ordered just for us. We will be sure to stay here again on our next trip to Carmel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is a great value for top notch appointments and service. Rooms look like they've been recently remodeled, and are very nice. Decent buffet breakfast, didn't try dinner and drinks at night...next time. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013
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San Francisco
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

What a great place to stay! I have tried many different places in Carmel over the years and this place has become my favorite. Clean, good prices but even more important and great staff! I also love the fact that there are two shopping centers within walking distance to pick up items you may have forgotten or snacks for watching the sunset on the best beach in California!

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Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms, decent sized, lots of closet space. We had cats with us and the pet fees we reasonable. We walked across the street and ate at Rio Grill - a little pricy but the quality is there! Checkout was a breeze!

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. The hotel is very nice. The rooms are modern and clean. My only complaint was that the room was freezing. The heater seemed liked it just pumped out cold air. I ordered extra blankets which were promptly delivered. But I didn't like how cold it was and noisy with the heater. I slept with a sweater, jacket, and tshirt. The hot tub was nice and clean. They provided robes which is a plus. Only 10-15 min away from Monterey cannery. The wifi was a bit spotty as some previous reviews mentioned. Overall I'd stay again but I'd bring warmer pajamas!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carmel Mission Inn
Address: 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923-8609
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Carmel
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carmel Mission Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our Carmel Ca. hotel you will find a quaint, yet stylish setting with an array of gracious amenities that include a heated pool, fitness center and the "Fuse" restaurant. We’ve truly created a destination within a destination. Additionally, we offer fantastic facilities for weddings, business meetings, retreats and special events. ... more   less 
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