We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Carmel Wayfarer Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 332: English reviews
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 7 October 2010

I reserved a room with this hotel but when I got there the hotel was booked and I had to find somewhere else to say. Being an understanding person, I didn't get very upset and just found somewhere else to stay. However, when my credit card bill came it showed a $99 charge to the Carmel Wayfarer Inn. I have...

1Thank fiapdrummer
menlo par
Reviewed 4 October 2010

Although quick, my wife and I had a great stay. We had a late check in, and the person who checked us in was very helpful with local restaurant recommendations, and actually making calls for us so that we could get in. I would recommend this hotel, and think it was a good value."

Thank grossoriviera
Reviewed 29 September 2010

Nasty rooms. Stained sheets. Gross bathrooms. The lady in the office is a total.... Rude person.

Thank Dogtor124
Reviewed 20 September 2010

Carmel Wayfarer Inn is reasonable value for generally expensive Carmel. It is conveniently located, walking distance (up the hill) from the many restaurants and shops. The small garden is pretty but the rooms and bathrooms could do with refurbishment. Having said that the bed in our room was large and comfortable. Free cookies are available during the day and wine/cheese...

Thank LondonRob1961
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2010

I booked at this place based on some of the reviews I read and I didn't want to spend too much money since we were only staying 1 night. Well, you get what you pay for! This was the most terrible place I've ever stayed in my life. Everything about it is OLD. The rooms are stale, the sheets are...

Thank amandallen1
Beverly Hills
Reviewed 20 July 2010

My family and I have been staying at the Carmel Wayfarer Inn for over 10 years. It has always been the place we most look forward to visiting - usually twice a year. Our 6 year old granddaughter calls it her "Carmel home". We always stay at least five days - sometimes as long as two weeks. We always reserve...

2Thank dyg423
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 13 July 2010

A total rip off. For the price we paid it should have been a four star. Our guests had bugs in her bed. During breakfast I got a shower from the toilet above the breakfast room as it was over flowing into to our eating area. The hotel help consisted of a family with their six year old child cleaning...

Thank warduka
Reviewed 12 July 2010

This hotel was the only one available in Carmel/Monterey when the golf tournament was on in pebble beach. We weren’t at the golf but needed to stay in Carmel as we were passing through We should have been suspicious that this was the only hotel still available! It is awful. The rooms are filthy and horrible. There is nobody working...

Thank Carrie-6
Oakland, California
Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed at the Wayfarer In during the 4th of July weekend. When we arrived on Friday evening the office was closed so they taped an envelope to the window with our name and room number on it. We booked a King Kitchenette because we like to be able to cook some of our meals as we have food limitations....

Thank kwm50
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2010

We read the yelp.com reviews and it sent us to the Wayfarer inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea and really glad we did, we loved it! I was shocked by the previous guests comments! Hard to believe they were at the same place we were at, unless they were hopeing to get out of paying for their room. The price is more than...

Thank girliegirl041

164 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (163)
Room/Suite (60)
Bathroom (15)
Hotel & Grounds (18)
View from Room (7)
Family/Play Areas (4)
Dining (6)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Carmel hotels
0.2 km away
Carmel Inn & Suites
Carmel Inn & Suites
#25 of 25 in Carmel
135 reviews
0.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Carmel's Town House Lodge
2.4 km away
Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
#8 of 25 in Carmel
1,611 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea
0.1 km away
Carmel Fireplace Inn
Carmel Fireplace Inn
#20 of 26 in Carmel
204 reviews
0.1 km away
Briarwood Inn
Briarwood Inn
#21 of 26 in Carmel
159 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
English styled country Inn with rooms and suites, ocean views, garden and patio; quiet area three blocks from the village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Address: 4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: ₹ 8,816 - ₹ 26,514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Wayfarer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Priceline and getaroom.com so you can book your Carmel Wayfarer Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carmel Wayfarer Hotel Carmel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Carmel Wayfarer Inn staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Carmel Wayfarer Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room #16 can't be beat.”
stephenknauer, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a clean room that doesn't smell musky”
drclaz, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay in courtyard. It's quaint.”
Lindainvegas, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room with opening windows if it's hot.”
andyh642016, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not rent #1 until it is demolished and rebuilt”
  • One of several broken shutters in Room #1
  • History of prior guests writtne in the carpet, with a trippy lump waiting to snag you.
  • I hope the GFi works, this is right above the sink...
  • Very strategic stain gives me the willies...I sat on a sheet...
  • The aforementioned lump: did the installers hide a snake under here?
  • The strange little
jonhartz, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5