Our king premium poolside room (pet friendly, on the ground floor) was very pretty, with lovely décor and a very nice rainshower. The soundproofing was excellent. We never heard our neighbors, and the soundproofing and hedge in front of our room greatly muffled the sounds from the kids playing in the pool. My husband enjoyed the buffet breakfast ($12 if you select it at check-in, $15 if you don't, neither includes juices), and I really liked the huevos rancheros, which were surprisingly good for a hotel restaurant. There are 2 computers that you can use near the front desk for free, with fast Internet speed. I was really surprised to overhear that they don't guarantee rooms for you if you check in after 10 P.M., even if you leave a credit card guarantee. I find that inexcusable, so be prepared. There was a one-time $35 pet fee. We were disappointed to see that no pets can be left unattended in rooms unless they're in cages. When you place a Do Not Disturb sign on your door, I just don't see why we couldn't leave our sleeping cat and go out together to explore this beautiful area. It was only about a 7 minute drive to gorgeous Pt. Lobos, and it's even closer to pretty Carmel (good shopping and dining and a lovely white sand beach). The wonderful Rio Grill is right across the street in the Crossroads Shopping Center, with really good and creative food. Behind the hotel, you can get very good Japanese food at the Robata Grill in the Barnyard Shopping Center. There is a new Starbucks across Rio Road in the Crossroads Shopping Center, with a good selection of things for breakfast or lunch. There is a gas station right next door. It sounds unattractive being next to a gas station and 2 shopping centers, but it isn't. It's discretely placed off the road and is a quiet environment. The pool is not big, but there are nice sunbathing beds and several foam tanning mattresses in the water for tanning or for the kids to jump on. If you prefer to swim laps, you need to do this in the morning. The people at the front desk were always friendly.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Mission Hotel Carmel