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Tracy, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The property was nice and peaceful. The price we paid was great. When just wanting to relax no need for fancy. This place was perfect. Our boxer Roxi was very comfortable as were we. Close enough to walk a few miles round trip to the beach. Very close to the mission which was a major part of our visit. We...

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Kiley W, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you and Roxi enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stayed in one of the cottages and it was perfect. Very well maintained, comfy bed, nice bathroom with whirlpool tub, very spacious. Private patio was nice and the gas fireplace was a welcome touch on the cool nights. The grounds are lovely and dog friendly. Short drive to downtown Carmel and beaches. Great access to highway to Monterey -...

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ckerk, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your cottage stay and that you were able to enjoy some relaxation. We do have very well maintained grounds and appreciate your kind words. Please come back and see us again soon!

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is NOT a luxury hotel nor is it a place to take your lover for a romantic tryst in the town of Carmel. First off, the CRI is not located in downtown Carmel and it is not withing walking distance as it is 1.7 miles away. It is also located just off Hwy 1 so there is traffic noise....

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Thank you for your recent stay with us! The inn is a historic building and is a little old fashioned, and that's what make it so great. Our property offers a simple laid back atmosphere so that you can relax and get away from it all. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to having you back in the very...

Morgan Hill, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a nice and quite place to stay in Carmel, Carmel River Inn in the place for you. We went there last weekend for a friends wedding and Shawn took care of us. The rooms are clean and organized. And if you have a pet, this hotel is pet friendly.

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Kiley W, Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel for a wedding and it was wonderful. I stayed in one of their cottages that's tucked down away from the road on a beautifully landscaped property with lots of shade trees. The bed was more comfortable than my own and I slept like a rock. The cottages with a jacuzzi or fireplace are perfect for a...

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ckerk, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such a restful sleep! Thank you for your kind words and please come back and visit us again soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have stayed at Carmel River Inn twice. We love it! We stayed in a hotel room once with our dog. The room was clean and nice and had a little porch with a view of the woods. It was quiet and peaceful and we loved that it was dog friendly. This most recent trip we stayed...

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ckerk, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We are so glad you had a comfortable stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back for another stay soon.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations on line but got there later than expected as CA 1 was closed by Big Sur. In the dark it wasn't impressive, almost sketchy looking. We were in cabin 16 which is evidently one of their newly renovated ones. It was FANTASTIC. The decor was perfect, the bed comfortable, the heat was provided by a wall...

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ckerk, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had such an incredible visit with us! We are in a great location and it sounds like you were able to enjoy every bit of your time here. Please come back and see us again soon!

CT/USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully and comfortable cabin right outside downtown Carmel. Cabin is large enough for up to 5 person, Bed and linens are comfortable and first class. Highly recommended, I will stay here again on the trip!

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ckerk, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you had a nice stay and hope to see you again soon.

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, sort of a hidden gem with cabins, and lovely grounds. Many units have complete kitchens. It's good for couples and families and is also dog friendly. Would be nice if there were a continental breakfast but Carmel River Inn is close to Starbucks

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We are so glad you found our property a little hidden gem. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our property. Please come back and see us again very soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Very clean, spacey, with great design and an amazing atmosphere. I stayed in one of their renovated rooms, and it's very classy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place, and will definitely visit again.

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Thanks for your nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that our stay was helpful and friendly. We appreciate your recommendations to friends and family and hope to see you again soon!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast, Carmel River Inn sits amid a pastoral river setting, providing guests with a basecamp to the adventurous areas around them and the opportunity to truly enjoy the natural surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel River Inn offers guests two different experiences, our inn rooms suitable for a good night's sleep or a cozy cottage to unwind and relax, tucked into 10 acres of gardens, forests and meadows. If you have any questions about our facilities or services please contact us and we would love to tell you more! Front Desk is open 24 hours. Pet fee is $20 per pet, per day. Physical Address: 26600 Oliver Road Carmel, California, 93923 Most accurate address to use for GPS directions: Highway 1 at Carmel River Bridge Carmel, California 93923 ... more   less 

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Address: 26600 Oliver Rd, Highway 1 At Carmel River Bridge, Carmel, CA 93923-9219
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: RM558 - RM926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Stay on the top floor of the motel. It is quieter. The cottages are more upscale”
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