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“Great for the Family” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge

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BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge
Ranked #15 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Danville, CA
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148 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great for the Family”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

I didn't want a fabulous luxury accommodation when in Carmel with my kids -- it just gets too darn expensive. The Best Western Town House Lodge is one of those places I've walked past for years when visiting Carmel and always wondered "why haven't I tried that place?" It's in a great location, has PARKING -- huge in Carmel. It's on the north side of Ocean and walkable to everything; steps from the Hog's Breath Inn, if that helps you place it.

We had a two-queen second floor room. The room was clean, updated and had a full bathroom and closet. Pool if you're crazy (who swims in Carmel?), continental breakfast if you want it. Was it kind of noisy? Sure, it's an old building. Was it the greatest place I've ever stayed in Carmel? Not by a long shot, but it was exactly what we needed. If you're looking for a great location, no-hassle parking that's clean and inexpensive, this is your place. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Second floor eliminates some street noise. FYI, garbage collection is on Thursday morning.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in Carmel for two nights to see the Big Sur and Monterey Peninsula. Absolutely loved Carmel town for its quaintness and unique beach town feel.

Picked the Best Western for its reasonable price and location. We were pleased with the cleanliness of the room and everything was well appointed. However, our main gripe was that the room was really quite noisy...

The heater appeared to make a constant (quite loud) humming noise even though it was turned off. We tried different settings to this, but with no avail. Additionally the ceiling was thin and we heard upstairs walking/moving around a lot, both which did disturb us sleeping.

We did enjoy our stay in Carmel and I have never had a bad experience in a Best Western, however I think if we were to stay again I would perhaps request an upstairs room for less noise than we had.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

The room it self was nice and clean. We got 2 queensize beds. The hotel have a pool that we didnt use and free parking outside. The only minor thing was the breakfast that to swedish measures wasnt to big.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

After reading the other reviews, I'm not convinced I stayed in the same place. My experience was completely different. Our room (#209) had one thing going for it: the view. Drop Dead Gorgeous View and the windows opened. Unfortunately, we had to keep them opened all night long as the smell in the room was overwhelming. I had difficulty sleeping since I realized the smell was permeated throughout the blankets. I would have liked to have taken the blanket off, but the room was chilly since we had to keep the windows opened. All due to the smell. The breakfast, while included in the price, was fine if you like cereal and a tiny pastry. It is not a place to sit down; best bet is to take breakfast back to your room or the deck (which has limited seating). Parking it tight, so it's best to leave your car and walk wherever you want to go. I'll look elsewhere for a place to sleep next time I'm in Carmel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room which faces west.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

A very nice and clean hotel, we had 214 right over the pool, 2nd floor quiet and views of the Ocean. Everyone was very friendly and Continental breakfast was fresh and free. Two blocks off Ocean and a few more blocks to the beach. Would stay again.

Room Tip: 214 & 215, 2nd floor, quiet
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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larjoy
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We were very comfortable in this hotel! Very clean and a very close to downtown shopping(2 blocks) and Restaurants(1/2 block). We did not halve the continental breakfast.We did look at what was available and it was minimal. The eating area was very tiny. There are so many great restaurants nearby so it was not an issue with us. We left around 7a.m and went to collect our bill but was not open til 8am so was a bit disappointed there. We should have checked before. If you want brekky, it starts at the same time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancover, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

We are glad we selected the Town House Lodge. The room was very comfortable, and the proprietor was very accommodating and helpful. We could easily walk to the center of the village. We tried one of the restaurant recommendations (Dametra) and were delighted with it. This was the ideal place to stay for a quiet, midweek, off-season, vacation in the Monterey area. The breakfast area was small and the choices were limited, but plenty of alternatives were nearby. We'd happily return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motel located in the heart of village, 2 blocks from shops, galleries & Ocean Avenue. ... more   less 
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