The Carmel Mission Inn is a great value. You may be a bit suspect as you drive up but the rooms are nice, the staff is friendly, the place is clean, and the location is good.
Location Grade (C+/B-): On the positive side the Mission Inn is right on the highway. There's a gas station virtually in the parking lot and a Safeway across the street (the Starbucks is inside the Safeway). Also in the same shopping center as the Safeway are a couple of decent restaurants. On the downside the Carmel Mission is a long walk/short drive to Carmel proper. So, if you're intent is to be near downtown Carmel this probably isn't the place for you.
Rooms: B+: When I first saw the decor online I had second thoughts. Maybe even my photo's give you the same sense but actually it's not bad. The rooms are clean, the bed was fantastic, and the bathroom was small but adequate. For the price not bad. Coffee maker in room - always good.
Staff: B: Maybe an A - not sure. We only interacted with them on check-in and they were friendly, informative, quick, and thorough.
Gym: N/A: I didn't look this time. My guess is no.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking