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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Happy Landing Inn

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Happy Landing Inn
Ranked #16 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
los angeles
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“taken back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

What a great place, we got in very late however the staff and made sure that all was ready for us. The room was homey and made us feel like we went back in time. Its located in a very quite area yet close to the Beach and shopping. Breakfast was tasty and served at our door warm. will stay here again

Room Tip: room 7 is at the street leval and yet we thought perfect
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

This "Bed and Breakfast" stood out from others for two reasons: 1) their dog friendly policy and 2) proximity to the beach and downtown Carmel. These were the ONLY items we were happy with.

Due to a mistake by the innkeeper’s mistake, the room we reserved was given away. Once she discovered it was HER mistake, she was very apologetic and placed us in a vacant room until the morning. Up to that point, I think she thought we made up the reservation and forged the reservation confirmation from her system!

The rooms are cold, damp and smelly. And VERY SMALL. The carpet is old and frayed and probably the source of much of the smell. The shower was dark and small. The mat for the shower was old and looked scarred. There was one small bottle of shampoo and a wrapped bar of soap on the window sill. There were no other bathroom amenities. For that matter, there were no other amenities periods. No coffee maker, nothing to make hot water, no microwave and no utensils. Breakfast was delivered to the room but it appeared to be the muffin and quiche from Costco. The pitcher of coffee was horrible.

The only advantage of staying here is its location but maybe that's all it needs to be. For what we paid for our stay, we expected a MUCH more. Would we return or would we recommend this inn to anyone? NO!

Room Tip: the rooms are small -- ok for 1 or 2 with small pets
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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hli1926, Owner at Happy Landing Inn, responded to this review, 5 September 2011
Unfortunately a mistake was made on this guest’s reservation. However once it was cleared up they were upgraded, at no additional charge, from a Queen room to a 2 room King Suite, a better fit since their reservation was for 2 people + 2 dogs and they arrived with 3 people + 2 dogs. The next day they were moved to the Queen room they had originally reserved.

Our King Suites have fireplaces in the living room and all rooms have individual heaters with thermostats so guests can control temperature levels. Guests are provided 2 types of bar soap, shampoo and hairdryers in every bathroom. Since the Inn was built in 1926, our rooms are not equipped to accommodate amenities such as coffeemakers or microwaves and they are not listed on our website. On request we do provide refrigerators, ice, wine glasses, plates, etc. to meet our guest’s needs. Breakfast, which is served to the room, includes fresh fruit, juice, quiche & muffins from a local bakery and the guest’s choice of hot beverage.

We apologize again for the mistake regarding this reservation and are sorry that the Happy Landing Inn was not a good fit this guest.
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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

What a great place. Diane and Dawn, the owners are so nice. Very dog friendly. Along with our breakfast that was brought to our room every morning, our dogs were given 2 milk bones as well. And they remembered that we had one big dog and one small and brought them 2 different size bones. Charming rooms and I will make this the only place I will stay when I come back. No reason to look any further. Fabulous b&b !!!!!!
Thanks for a wonderful weekend
Lisa,Kelli ,tara & beau.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Three of us girls stayed jn king room #4 and just loved it. Felt like we had traveled to a different place and time! Charming truly fits. The king bedroom large and comfy. Pullout couch in living room super comfy. Fireplace ignites with push of a button. We walked everywhere while there. U gotta go to Da Giovanni's resteraunt only a block away. Yum! Truly a memorable part of our trip and we will most definitely stay here again if ever in Carmel. :)

  • Stayed May 2011
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

This place was really cute. We stayed in the least expensive room, which was very small but nothing you wouldn't expect from a B&B. The breakfast was quite nice (slice of quiche, pastry, fruit and coffee), and is delivered to your room when you raise your shades in the morning. Its a block from the main street of Carmel and about 4 block from the beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Happy Landing Inn
Address: Monte Verde Between 5th and 6th, P.O. Box 2619, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price range (per night): RM951 - RM1,589
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated in January 2014, the Inn is nestled among whispering pines, close to the heart of the village and just a short stroll to the white sands of Carmel's renowned beach. Enjoy the comforts of our newly renovated rooms, patterned after great American icons. Most rooms have cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows,some with fireplaces. Outside your door you will find our award winning gardens, perfect for small events and weddings. Enjoy the outdoor fireplace area in the evenings. Every morning a warm breakfast is served to your room. And we are 100% dog friendly.The Happy Landing Inn - Come fall in love! ... more   less 
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