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Richmond, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE have enjoyed staying at the Carmel River Inn for many years. It is well located, has lovely rooms and very responsive service. Great for bringing dogs! There are many "pet stations" on the property as well as complimentary towels for drying your pets. It is quiet, peaceful and highly recommended.

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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!

Mountain View
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carmel river inn cottages are the perfect little get away. If you want New and edgy this isn't the place for you. But if you want clean and comfortable with space to stretch out for you and your four legged friends this is perfect. You can cook your own meals in the kitchen and hang out in the living room.

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Santa Barbara, California
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My friend and I stayed here in mid-January for a girls retreat. I'll start with the pros: the service is SUPER friendly and accommodating; the property is very quiet, serene, and peaceful; there is a friendly cat named Nikki who likes to keep guests company; the location is very convenient for shopping/sight-seeing/hiking; sits right along the river and rooms have...

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Alamo, California
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Excellent Value for the Carmel area , close to everything The staff is awesome , Theres coffee in the morning The Cabins are the way to go , CLEAN , comfortable , a great place to stay and DOG friendly . Pool !!! and very relaxing

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We reserved a dog friendly cabin with kitchenette. Very polite staff. comfortable furnishings, great location for Carmel and Big Sur. We were located in the center across from a work shed, which was noisy when they were sawing on Sunday morning. You may want to request a quiet location if you're bothered by workers / activity.

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Thank you for staying with us! We do love our furry pals and are so glad you enjoyed our great location and stay with us. Please come back and see us again soon!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place was clean, in a great location, and priced well. The man at the front desk was very informative. We stayed in the hotel section and it was ok. The walls are pretty thin so I did bring ear plugs which helped. The room was simple and had a rustic feel to it. The patio overlooking the river was...

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We appreciate your kind words about about our staff and will be sure to pass along the sentiment. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the little cottages at the Carmel River Inn. We live about 120 miles from this little slice of heaven that is the Monterey Bay. We own two Vizslas (medium-sized hunting dogs) and they travel everywhere with us, usually in our motorhome. Mid-January in Carmel is our favorite time for a few reasons. The room rates are much more...

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Thank you for staying with us year after year! We appreciate your great review and kind words. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Gilroy, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmel River Inn is a favorite of ours. It's very easy to get to and feels private. Their cottages are always clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend for a romantic getaway or just a casual trip down Hwy1. Rates are affordable. Overall it's an excellent value!

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We are so glad you chose to spend your anniversary with us! Thank you for your kind words and for your recommendations to friends and family. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I were very happy with our cottage. Very clean. Nice Kitchen , full-size refrigerator, microwave, well-stocked with cooking utensils, etc. We also had a fireplace and were provided with wood daily. Big plus was having a place to walk our dogs. There are a lot of little garden paths with water fountains and benches. Cute, Cute, Cute!...

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in our cottages. Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we can't wait to welcome 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: ₹ 7,488 - ₹ 14,227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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