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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

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Fairly standard motel room, but pet friendly. Had an upstairs room with small balcony, which made it nice. Very convenient to several excellent restaurants within a two block radius. A mini-fridge in the room would have been welcome. Coffee from the lobby was actually good.

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

Hello, NK! Thanks for the nice review and I'm so glad you got to enjoy Carmel with your dog. It's one of the dog-friendliest towns in America, and I hope you made it down to off-leash Carmel Beach, my dog's favorite place in the world. Working on the mini-fridges. We get raves about the coffee...it's from Carmel Valley Roasting Company....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We recently stayed here for one night whilst on our honeymoon. The hotel room was clean and comfortable for the stay. The room didn't have air con so this may be an issue in summer but did have a portable fan which we used. The continental breakfast was also nice. We would stay again if we are ever back in...

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

Hi, Kelly D! Congrats on the wedding and thank you so much for sharing your review and your honeymoon with us! We think you should make in an annual tradition. We actually have a couple who honeymooned here 45 years ago and have returned for their anniversary every year since! Take care, Stephanie

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Comfortable room plenty of space Beth was extremely helpful would definitely stay there again. Breakfast was brought to our room fresh coffee and fresh Orange juice bed very comfortable a great night sleep.

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

Hello, John A! Thanks for the extremely nice review, and for mentioning the extremely nice Beth. She's at the front desk nightly, 5 days a week, and is an amazing Carmel resource. She's lived here all her life, so she knows every nook and cranny of this adorable village. Hope you'll be able to return here! Take care, Stephanie

Lodi, California
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Front desk lady was so sweet. She answered all questions, we where able to check in early, told us a bunch of awesome places to eat and was so thorough. Couldn't ask for a better location. Breakfast was brought to the room (strawberrys, orange juice, coffee and a delicious croissant). Room was clean and bed was very comfy. We had...

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

Hi, Kd_Pitz! What a perfect review! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed one of our balcony rooms -- be sure to call us directly the next time you're coming to Carmel and we'll make sure you get one of those rooms. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Stephanie

Coarsegold Ca
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Its in the hub of the village. The beds and pillows are super comfortable. We come to Carmel all the time and finally found a place that has great parking, great prices, pet friendly and they even bring breakfast to your room. Staff has always been super nice. We like staying in the rooms with the outdoor patios to the...

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

Hello Hagerman Family! We're so glad you found us! I'm happy you enjoyed the balcony room and, especially, the pink tiles. Thanks for mentioning the beds and pillows -- they're so comfy. You have such a fun, happy attitude -- exactly the kind of guest we love. Please come again soon!! Take care, Stephanie

Jodoigne, Belgium
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Very close to center Carmel. Staff at reception are their to help. Rooms are clean but basic. Breakfast served in room (coffee, croissant, fruit, juice). Price quality in line. Lady late afternoon at reception can redirect you where to eat and drink at carmel.

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

Hello, Yannick B! Thanks for the very nice review and for mentioning Beth, our Carmel expert. She's a great help in planning dinners and anything else in Carmel. She knows every nook and cranny of this town. Take care, Stephanie

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2015

It is a nice place. We only stay one night while driving to the coast. Comfortable room, free parking. The breakfast was served in the bedroom but it was very weak. Close to main street and a nice stroll to the beach.

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

Hello, Sleiman Z! Thanks for the review and for mentioning your stroll to the beach. People sometimes get distracted on the way to the beach by all the amazing restaurants and shops in Carmel, but Carmel Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the California coast. It's an easy 10-minute walk from Carmel Lodge, but you do have...

Atwood, Illinois
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

This lodge is old and homey....it has the barn doors ( where you can open the top but leave the bottom closed). It is clean and quiet and the breakfast of strawberries and croissants was just enough to last till lunch. My only drawback about the place is that you have to leave the grounds to smoke.

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

Hi, Jenna L! I love those words...clean, comfortable, homey. Thanks also for mentioning the dutch doors -- it's such a great way to get fresh, clean air in our Premium rooms. Hope you'll be able to come again! Take care, Stephanie

California
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Location is awesome & can't be beat if you intend to be in Carmel By the Sea to walk around, wine taste, shop or go to a resraurant. I've stayed in higher priced spots in the area and parking can be an issue. Carmel Lodge has plenty of parking which is Huge! The room - truly basic but nice. Old...

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

Hi, John C! Thank you for such a wonderful, thorough, delightful review. I couldn't agree more -- get out of your room and "taste the city" (what a great phrase!). Thanks also for appreciating our charm and character, and our free wifi and free parking. As you noticed, parking can be quite a challenge in Carmel, so it's a real...

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Amenities

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $163 - $332 (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.”
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“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”
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