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“Pet Lover's Gem”
Review of Carmel Mission Inn

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Carmel Mission Inn
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
California
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225 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Pet Lover's Gem”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

This wonderful Inn is a welcome location for those traveling with pets. The staff and service were excellent, and the room as clean, comfortable and stylish. The location is convenient enough for those making the coastal drive from SF to LA. The garden area is also clean and inviting. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for the many kind words about our hotel and we are pleased that you were able to take advantage of one of limited number of pet friendly guestrooms. Thanks also for recognizing our staff and the outstanding job that they do. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the future. Please contact the hotel direct the best rates and service.
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We only stayed for 1 night on our way to LA, but enjoyed the experience with good food, friendly staff, central, quaint shops/supermarkets across the road, great large room, excellent breakfast, outdoor pool, (which we didn't use/late October) and an attractively laid out hotel. The internet was a bit erratic, however only a minor point. We would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review of our hotel. Our hard-working staff tries to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and we are very proud of their efforts. Sounds like you also enjoyed our convenient location which is a great spot to explore Monterey Peninsula. We thank you for your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again. Please remember to contact the hotel direct for the best rates and service.
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Keystone, Colorado
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Carmel Mission Inn seems to show up on the last pages of the hotel search sites. I'm glad I found it! The staff are very professional. my room had a good bed. It's right across the street from a shopping center with boutique shops, CVS and Safeway. I found a deal through one of the popular booking sites, after looking at every listing for Carmel hotels, which made the price reasonable. The rack rate, or hotel website rates were much higher, and I think over priced, so shop around the various sites if you plan to stay here for deal pricing. The hotel is pet friendly, although $30 per night per pet is outrageous. Overall it's a nice place. They do need to put more lighting on the street sign though. It is very hard to see at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
We appreciate your kind words about our hotel and in particular your recognition of our staff. Their caring attitude goes a long way in making our guests happy we are very proud of them. We are thankful for your business and hope to see you again. Please contact us directly for the best rates and service.
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coventry
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was the 2nd hotel on our fly drive holiday to Las Vegas and unfortunately it was only for one night. The staff were very friendly and we had two beautiful rooms. One had a king size bed and the other had two queen beds. Rooms, communal areas and gardens were very clean and tidy. Internet, parking, coffee machines and breakfast were all included. Breakfast was self service and there was the usual hot bacon and sausage as well as porridge, cereals, yoghurt, cakes and pastries. Good location just off the highway. Other shops and restaurants were across the road. Only wish is that we didn't have longer in Carmel to explore the area more.Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
We appreciate the time you took to review our hotel and the recognition of our hard-working and dedicated staff. While we are not perfect we strive to provide an outstanding value in the Carmel area. It appears you took advantage of our bed and breakfast package which is our best value. We are thankful for your business and hope you will stay with us again. Please remember to contact us directly or visit our website for the best rates and service.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent 3 nights here to explore the Big Sur area en route from SF to LA. The Inn is good value and excellently located on Highway 1. Easy to get to beaches and redwood forests of Big Sur and 10 minutes to centre of Carmel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is a bit bland but understandable given the price and staff were friendly and helpful. nice jacuzzi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thanks for the review of our hotel. It seems like you enjoyed our outdoor hot tub and we hope you got to try out the heated swimming pool also. You also noted our friendly staff and we are immensely proud of them. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us if ever in the area again. Just remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stumbled upon this place without having any reservations. I was reluctant but my husband found us a room for the night. We were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were adequately sized and clean. Taking the pre-paid breakfast package was a plus. It was well worth the money for this delicious buffet. It included fresh baked breads, eggs, french toast, breakfast meats, danish and fresh fruit. There were many stores, restaurants and laundromat located within walking distance. We liked this place so much we booked a second night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
When someone refers to us as a “gem” or that they are “surprised” we are always a bit humbled. Our caring staff works hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable. It sounds like you took advantage of our bed and breakfast package which is truly our best value. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again. Just remember to contact the hotel direct for exclusive rates and packages.
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Meriden, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have stayed at the Mission Inn for several years now and enjoy the location. The staff is consistently helpful. Great bartender in restaurant/lounge. Recommend not staying on pool side if you want your windows open. Music from pool/lobby can be annoying and I had to close the window to fall asleep. Beds are comfortable and rooms are clean. I like the proximity to both the Barnyard shops and restaurants and the Crossroads shopping center across the street. Be very careful walking or driving out of the driveway as it is shared by a gas station and sometimes cars zip around the corner not aware that people or cars are exiting. Saw some reviews that said it was too far to walk to downtown Carmel. My sister and I did walk downtown every day for a week, and I'm in my 70's. Though it's uphill most of the way, after a nice day shopping and browsing and then a nice dinner in Carmel, the walk is all downhill. Be sure to bring a flashlight if you'll be walking in the dark. Another nice walk is to go left at the Mission. That will bring you past Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch, and eventually you'll reach Scenic Drive with its fantastic scenery and houses. Of course if you don't enjoy walking, you can drive. The point is that Carmel Mission Inn is in a great location!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
As you noted we are not near the beach but are still pretty close. Our location provides a great vantage point to enjoy many of the things the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Thanks for recognizing are helpful staff as we are very proud of their efforts. We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future. Please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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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 star — Carmel Mission Inn 3*
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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