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Torrance, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time staying at this newly and beautifully renovated cottage last weekend. Staff were so friendly , the cottage itself was so clean and pretty ..and the place was so peaceful and quiet.

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

So glad you had a peaceful stay and enjoyed the renovated cottage! Look forward to seeing you next time!

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!

Roseville, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best part of our stay is a nice little walk in the gardens. The staff is very very friendly and will always be glad to help you have the best time in Carmel. I met neighbors who live nearby walking their dog on the property and chatting with staff.

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

Thank you Marshall for your feedback! So great to hear guests talk about how helpful our team is! Love that you enjoyed the gardens. See you next time!

brownpearl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely accommodation with an open fire in the living room. The rooms were lovely and clean and very comfortable. We were a bit worried that it was pet friendly and my husband is allergic to dog and cat hair - so if our room hadn't been scrupulously cleaned we would have known about it. However the fact that he didn't...

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

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your comments on how scrupulously our team cleans the rooms. Look forward to seeing you next time!

Albany Ca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beds were very uncomfortable, unable to utilize fireplace due to wet wood - very disappointing Swimming pool very dirty! staff were acccomodating,couteous but not able to help out with the fireplace.Although the setting is very serene,with short walking trails, cabin 26 / Larkin was very quiet set back towards the end of the cabins.

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

We appreciate your recent stay with us! We apologize that the wood was possibly wet and that our staff was unable to get one started for you. Our pool is cleaned daily by our maintenance staff, unfortunately due to the pool being outdoor and sometimes on a windy day some debris will fall into the pool from the surrounding vegetation....

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of places to stay in the Carmel/Monterey area, most of them pricey, many of them in town or right on the Coast Highway. It was a pleasure to find the Carmel River Inn, nestled along the river down off the highway, near Monastery Beach and Point Lobos. The cottage was very comfortable and well-suited for a single...

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

So happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your feedback.

Ripon, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quaint and quiet cottage! Everything as expected and more! Would recommend this nice resort to all. Great location as it was nearby everything but still tucked away to feel like you were away from it all to truly relax!

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

Thank you so much for your comments! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third trip to Carmel River Inn. We always bring our Australian Shepard and stay in one of the cabins. Very nice grounds, quiet, owners are making quality improvements on the cabins. Friendly staff. Only drawback is the area behind the grounds which is not moved and only has a path is loaded with ticks; so be careful...

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

Thank you for your feedback! Regarding the open fields behind the grounds like many natural areas in the county have ticks this time of year. We encourage our guests to stay on the garden paths and large lawn area. So glad you are noticing our improvements and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Carmel, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and myself come here every year for our wedding anniversary this year was our 35th and Carmel River Inn did an awesome job once again.Flowers I had delivered were put in our home just as I requested!

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

Congratulations on 35 years and thank you for spending it with us! We look forward to seeing you next year if not before!

Lamesa, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottage we were in was like an efficiency apartment in size with small kitchenette. Cottage is the perfect description. Charming, personal and quiet with our own garden and sitting area. Still a little cool in April but the ideal place for a couple to spend a memorable weekend!

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Thank you jsmith_916556 for your feedback. So glad you had a memorable weekend! we look forward to welcoming you back!

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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: $175 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Hotel is ok but cabins are great.”
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“quiet hideaway!”
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