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“Cute place to stay with a family.”
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Carmel Resort Inn
Ranked #24 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Santa Rosa, California
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“Cute place to stay with a family.”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

My Aunt took me and my cousins to Carmel for my birthday, and we stayed here for one night.
The staff were kind, and gave us a complimentary breakfast, brought to our door in the morning.
The cottages were very cute, and cozy, each with it's own fireplace, and parking spot (which was very convenient).
there was supposedly a hot tub somewhere on the grounds, though we never found it, despite walking around the complex several times. :)
The beds were comfortable, and our cottage had a full size bath.
Would definitely recommend this place for families with young children, or anyone just looking for a comfortable, quiet stay.
Conveniently located too, just a few blocks up from the main street.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We have just had a great stay at this place. "Resort" is probably a stretch of the imagination but the set up is really good. Forty separate cottages with choice of size. We had a cosy but spacious one with very comfy king size bed, lounge room with auto heat fire place, fridge and microwave, coffee set up etc. (not all cottages have fridge and micro, best to ask) Bathroom large and all furnishings comfortable and quaint. Nice and clean. The bonus for us was a lovely hot spa avail to all in the grounds. You need to ask where it is as not easy to find.
A lovely continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning between 8 & 9am, so nice to just sit back on the couch our outside at the table and enjoy.
Some revues knock this place, I can only assume they usually stay in 5 star accom, if that is you
then this may not be for you. We happen to love the country life so suited us fine.
We felt it was awesome value for the money. The guy in reception was very helpful in suggesting a day trip. We went by our car on the 17 mile drive and it was fantastic. Also the shops downtown (just five min drive) are a shopaholics dream!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

Finding an affordable place to stay on the pricey Monterey Peninsula can be a daunting task. After searching and searching we stumbled on the Carmel Resort Inn. After reading mixed reviews we decided to book. The front desk staff were not the most pleasant, so thank goodness we didn't have to deal with them after our arrival. As for our room, our expectations were not very high, so we were not disappointed. Our room was clean, the main room was large, the closet and bathroom were small and dated, but clean. If you are looking for a nice and elegant experience, this is not your place. If you are looking for a clean rather quirky experience, then by all means, this is your place.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mill Valley, California
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

This is my third stay in this charming, convenient, peaceful and comfortable property. Our room--more like a suite--had a fireplace, space heater, refrigerator and microwave. The charm of the historic 1911 cottages has been retained and modern amenities bring it up to date. Our cabin had an outdoor patio with table and chairs under the trees.

The new owners, with the breakfast basket delivered to the door, have upgraded the ambience of this gem. We needed to leave earlier than breakfast was served (8 am); they brought us yogurt, fruit and juice the evening before.

What great value for pricey Carmel!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Tustin, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

This is our second time at the Inn and we were not let down! We love the personal attention that we get and the breakfast basket was the best! We love the quaintness of the property and the gathering area is a fun place to hang out with new friends. The rates are very reasonable. We will stay there every time we are in Carmel!

Room Tip: We were in the room called Senic, very quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carmel Resort Inn

Property: Carmel Resort Inn
Address: Carpenter Avenue between First & Second, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,041 - ₹ 19,314
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel Resort Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carmel Resort Inn is a unique and truly affordable B&B offering a collection of old fashioned "artists" cottages once belonging to individual land owners. Some as old as 100 years, each of these hand crafted cottages have different floor plans and early 1900's construction. It's all part of the original Carmel charm that makes CRI and the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea a charming and yet popular place for visitors from around the world! ... more   less 
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