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Lincoln, California
Reviewed 27 June 2015

The location is great for walking Carmel by the Sea! Staff very helpful on recommendations for restaurants and entertainment. Good restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Park the car and go by foot. Hotel is older but in good shape, clean and comfortable. Would stay again.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello RFLC! Thank you so much for praising the staff -- they're a very caring group of people who want our guests to have a nice time in Carmel. We'll look forward to your return! Take care, Stephanie

Lucknow, India
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We booked a cottage but what we got was a suite. It had no feel of a cottage. The restaurant was not functioning. The breakfast was poor. The windows did not have any mosquito mesh and thus could not open the windows in the night.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Rahul P, I'm sorry you thought you were renting a cottage building -- we're very careful to always describe that room as a Cottage Suite. Historically, it was a freestanding cottage, but many years ago that building was attached to the larger hotel building, so the word cottage now refers to the decor. It's one of our guests' favorite...

Emeryville, California, United States
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Nice hosts and a clean place but there are some serious issues. Very noisy as a result of thin walls. Noisy in morning and midnights when there are some drunk people in other rooms. No microwave, no coffee maker, no air conditioner, no refrigerator, no bath tub and even the pool is empty. I think they should cut the price...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Babak G! Thanks for your feedback and for staying with us. For future visits, you might want to book a Premium room -- all of our Premium rooms have coffee-makers, mini-fridges, microwaves, and tub/shower combinations. There are no air-conditioned hotels in Carmel, and when the temperature soars above 70 degrees, we usually just point to the beach! But every...

Atwater, California
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Let me start by saying if it wasn't for the location I would not rate it a average. I booked through Hotel Tonight for around 100 a night, other nicer options like Carmel mission inn for about 15 dollars more. The location is the main reason I booked Carmel lodge it's located near a ton of restaurants walking distance within...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, honda_h22, Thank you for pointing out what a great location we have, right here in the middle of Carmel. Our guests all enjoy parking their car and walking to everything Carmel has to offer. And our hotel offers other room-types, too -- our Premium rooms might have been better-suited to you as they all have a mini-fridge, microwave, and...

Walnut Creek
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Great weekend in Carmel. The sand in Carmel is so soft, perfect for long walks on the beach barefoot, and Carmel is so close to point lobos, perfect coastal hiking. The water is really cold and ensure enough time for photos along your hikes too :)

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, jenkwock! What great tips!!! Point Lobos is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. And I always recommend the same thing to visitors -- allow plenty of time to stop and take photos -- the scenery here is spectacular. Hope to see you again! Take care, Stephanie

Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Two night stay in this up market motel lodge. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and well appointed. Best of all was the location which is right in the centre of beautiful Carmel. The breakfast coffee, orange juice and pastry were very fresh and tasty.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, CaptainSlog0312! Great email name! Thanks for taking time to write such a nice review for us, and especially for praising the staff as "friendly and helpful." That's pretty good!!! Hope to see you again. Take care, Stephanie

Monterey, California
Reviewed 2 June 2015

My family had an unexpected delay in our home being ready for move in. In the midst of a very busy travel season, over the Memorial Day weekend, most places surrounding Monterey, Carmel and associated area were full. Durning this seemingly inocuous event, it was really a quite stressful time as we had just driven fromWashington with the promise of...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, cpt_smith_2012! It makes me so happy that our front desk responded to you with compassion and kindness. I'm not the least bit surprised, and am glad it made a difference to your family. And I love your description of the beds ..."like clouds"...that's wonderful! I'm sure you must be moved into your new house and are enjoying Carmel now,...

Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I love this place a great value for the area best location in Carmel 1/2 block for the Hogs Breath for a great dinner and Drinks you don't even need a car go see the town by foot.Also the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Dale M! Thanks for the great review, and for pointing out that you can park your car here and walk everywhere in beautiful Carmel. We're 2 blocks from famed Ocean Avenue and, as you pointed out, great restaurants. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Stephanie

Uxbridge, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We spent one night at this hotel/motel. The location in Carmel is excellent...easy walking distance to the town shops and restaurants. If you are not too fussy about having a luxurious room or lovely décor, this is a great place to sleep for one night. The lady that greeted us was very pleasant. Our room included breakfast which they delivered...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Gillandjp! Thank you for taking time to write a review, and for pointing out what a great location Carmel Lodge has, plus FREE parking. We've noticed the same thing you have -- when you're in Carmel you're spending time walking around, shopping, and eating. Please come again soon! Take care, Stephanie

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The room was clean and comfortable. We had plenty of room and the hotel was very convenient to shops, restaurants, etc. and not far from the beach. We would definitely stay there again. Breakfast was brought to our room each morning and it was more than adequate, a croissant, strawberries, juice and coffee.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hey, My 2015Trip! Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments, and we would definitely welcome you here again! Glad you made it down to the beach. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Stephanie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carmel Lodge has 38 guest rooms, is conveniently located in downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea and is just steps from famed Ocean Avenue's fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. Carmel Lodge offers their guests complimentary parking in the private lot, complimentary continental breakfast served to the room, and complimentary WiFi. The inn is only a half-mile from the white sands of Carmel Beach where the water is crisp and cool and the beach is clean and beautiful, and dogs can frolic off-leash. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Lodge

Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: RM575 - RM1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Corner suite had nice light”
 of 5 bubbles barbara0510, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Room 124. It has the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles Q4546IWrickc, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the petrol station but it was quiet, with parking for your car close by.”
 of 5 bubbles jill_yelling, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 41 which was on the end with great windows but was probably more noisy than the others due to the closeness to the street.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottR135, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 26 or 28”
 of 5 bubbles 665peters665, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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