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Review of BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge

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BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

We arrived at about 7pm having travelled from San Francisco. We were very tired and just wanted to relax in our room. However when we went to check in there was a problem with our credit card and Vic at the front desk could not contact our bank as they were closed. I began to get upset but Vic was so helpful and tried everything he could to sort the problem for us. He had other people to check in and he delt with them all efficently while still trying to sort our problem. He showed us to our room . It was lovely. Modern , good size and very clean. We began to relax. We went out for a meal to a lovely restaurant recommended by Vic. The following morning after a great sleep in very comfortable beds in a quiet room I rang the bank and sorted the problem with my credit card. Carmel is a beautiful place and I would recomend the Best Western without hesitation. Vic at the front desk was most pleasant and helpful and could not have done more for us. He even booked another Best Western hotel for us for the next part of our journey.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Berwyn, Illinois
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139 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

We had a clean,nicely decorated room. The parking lot was crowded but we were able to secure a spot. The motel in a good location for walking to the downtown. We were disappointed that the lobby breakfast area was not open before 8:00 as we wanted to leave early and ended up spending too much money on breakfast in town. Not overly charmed by Carmel so probably won't be back....but I think this motel is a fairly good value....considering.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sswksq
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Stockton, California
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

This hotel was pretty both inside and out, but our room had many drawbacks.

We arrived at 7pm on a Sunday night and used our Best Western Rewards Points for our stay. I highly regret this decision. Upon arrival to our room, it was right between the office and a stairwell. We only had upstairs neighbors, but you could hear conversations in both the office and stairwell. The hotel is older with wooden floors under the carpet so you could hear when the people upstairs were moving around. Even our ground floor room squeaked. I was awoken at 4am by the upstairs neighbors moving around for over an hour. The room door and window were right on the parking lot so every noise in the parking area could be heard in our room.

There aren't enough parking spaces for all the hotel patrons as we had to park on the street in front of the hotel when we returned from dinner, which meant we had to be out an hour before check out time to avoid a ticket on the street.

The room decor was modern and pretty, but the room itself was quite small. We had to rearrange some of the smaller furniture to fit two portable cribs into the room for our two kids. There wasn't much space for all the furniture they shoved in this room, there was barely a pathway between the bed and TV cabinet.

We thought maybe this room was an afterthought because all the other patrons were raving about their stay at this hotel. There was just a stall shower, no tub for the kids to bathe. When I requested another room with a tub I was told we got the last available room and rooms that had tubs were an upgrade. I just wanted a shower/tub combo I'm not sure how that is an upgrade.

When checking out I noticed the continental breakfast was an expanded one for those who prefer to take advantage of the hotel breakfast options. There was juice, coffee, cereals, pastries and do-it-yourself waffles.

I will NOT stay at this hotel again because of the poor sleep I received due to the level of noise here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jaf412
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BWCarmelsTownhouse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your recent stay at our property.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Otherwise I really hope you can find a more competitive lodging place in Carmel that may cater to your needs especially the noise which fortunately none of our other mutual customers experienced.

If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,

General Manager
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Memphis, TN
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

I used Trip Advisor reviews to select this property and we are very happy. The location is perfect, two blocks from Ocean which is the main street in Carmel by the Sea. Our room (331) was on the back side of the property ; a very quiet large room on the end. The property does not have air conditioning, but as it is so quiet, opening the windows and/or using the fan provided makes the room completely comfortable. The breakfast is generous, including the delicious self-cooked waffles and served from 8-11 am. We loved walking down to the ocean in the morning, making the drive down scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur, and eating in the intimate restaurants in the evenings. We can highly recommend both Dametra and Aw Shucks Oyster Bar.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lv2TrvlMemGal
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed at the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge when passing through Carmel on the way to San Francisco. This is an excellent hotel in a fantastic location.

The rooms are spacious, modern, clean and well looked after. The hotel also has a pool which was great for a quick dip to cool down in.

My only criticism was that the breakfast buffet wasn't well stocked when we visited.

I'd highly recommend!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy S
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Asia
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53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

We were in Carmel for one night and just needed a clean, safe place to stay in with our family. We decided on this hotel as it was affordable. It turned out to be just what we needed. The room was spacious and the bathroom was clean. The best part was, it was only a short walk to the main road where the cafes and shops were. The only drawback was we saw a crate of apples, that they serve for breakfast, beside the toilet seat by the lobby restroom. Safe to say we stayed away from the free breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank WnaTrvelMor
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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

This is a decent hotel. Nice managers, and they'll babysit. Very central and only a block away from Katy's Place (need I say more?) They have a small pool, but it's refreshing. The rooms are surpringly spacious compared to what you usually get in San Francisco. I noticed they had one or two suites with larger sitting areas as well. Last, the Chinese take out next door is very good.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Travlin_Tom71
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Property: BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge
Address: 5th And San Carlos, P.O. Box 3574, Carmel, CA 93921-3574
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Carmel
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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