We recently returned from a trip to Carmel. After searching on Tripadvisor, we selected the Wayside Inn because of the comments and also because it seemed to be kid friendly. The trip was perfect. Carmel is such a great little town and the Wayside Inn is in a perfect location for walking to all the shops and restaurants. And, unlike many of the other Inns that we saw, we were able to park in a lot versus street parking. Kelly, the Inn Manager, was really helpful in pointing out places to go eat and see. Also, we have a 1 year old, and Kelly was able to provide us with a pack-n-play, which was a great alternative versus sharing a bed with us. The room was a perfect size - 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a den area. My 1 year old had plenty of room to explore. And, the bed was super comfortable. The room decor was a little dated, but very spacious and clean. Also, there was a musty smell when we first walked in - but not too bad. Breakfast was a nice touch - but to be clear, it's not elaborate... basically juice, cereal/milk, yogurt and a pastry. For us, it was more than we typically eat for breakfast so it worked well, but for those looking for a more hearty breakfast, that's not what you will get. Also, the beach is a decent walk - about 11 blocks. But, it was so darn chilly in Carmel (in July!!! Bring a sweater!) there was no chance of us going into the water or hanging out on the beach. As far as price - it seems to be a little pricey overall, but I think that's what you get when in Carmel. To sum it up, for our travel needs, this Inn fit the bill and I would choose to stay again when visiting Carmel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the forest just across from Carmel's premier shopping plaza, the Wayside Inn reflects the charm of the quintessential Carmel cottage. Offering 22 guest rooms and suites, special amenities may include spa tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, and large balconies overlooking the quaint village of Carmel. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning with the daily newspaper and freshly baked cookies are always available in the lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wayside Hotel Carmel