Stilwell Hotel
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Stilwell Hotel

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#27 of 29 hotels in Carmel
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Discover Stilwell Hotel, Carmel-by-the-Sea's newest destination for a luxury coastal California getaway. An oasis in the heart of downtown, Stilwell Hotel's relaxed, beach- inspired environment is set to enhance the full boutique hotel experience of your visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea. From our 42 meticulously designed guest rooms to our public spaces throughout the hotel, each part of our destination is met with detail and intentionality to have you feel at home, while away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Coffee shop
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Room features
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

San Carlos Street 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 96 out of 100
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Monterey Peninsula Airport
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JimRiesterer wrote a review 14 Jul
Edina, Minnesota
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fabulous luxury boutique hotel located within the Carmel downtown district. We had two rooms for three nights in mid July staying in rooms 17 and 22.

While not cheap (even budget hotels in Carmel are $300/night or more), the Stilwell ranks as one of our favorite stays in our frequent travels. The large quiet rooms featured hardwood floors, totally updated bathrooms, fantastic bath amenities (from Lather) tons of accessible power ports and comfy bed with quiet AC-what more could you want?

And yet there’s more to love including an amazing and varied free breakfast with hot and cold items freshly prepared and ready; ample FREE parking in their lot and lots of cozy outdoor spaces with couches and fire tables where you can enjoy a drink or lite snack after five.its also just beautiful with verdant succulents and water features throughout the courtyard spaces.

The friendly helpful staff was great too!

Highly recommended
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Date of stay: July 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try for a room on the upper (2nd floor)
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Chris wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Brand new hotel with nice vibe. Staff provided great service. Very clean, which I appreciated. However, the room we had was a bit too small for a family of three (two adults and a 10 month old baby), therefore had to upgrade to a suite. Unfortunately they had to charge us an extra person fee for my 10 month old although the suite could accommodate up to 4 guests. There is no bar onsite and breakfast doesn’t start until 8. Breakfast includes only small plates and brewed coffee, no lattes. Definitely not a Four Seasons like we’ve stayed at and did not think it was worth the price but it is one of the most modern hotels in Carmel
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Date of stay: May 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 8 Jun 2024
Hi Chris, Thank you for making yourself at home with us! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return. Until then, take care!
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Voyager64886878646 wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Stilwell was nothing short of spectacular. The hotel’s elegant design, combined with its top-notch amenities, made for a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. The attentive and courteous staff catered to our every need, ensuring that my stay was as comfortable as possible. With its convenient location and outstanding service, Stilwell has quickly become our go-to choice for accommodations whenever I travel to the area.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Voyager64886878646, We so appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We strive every day to keep our best guests (like you) happy. So thank you from the entire family of Lark Hotels, AWOL, Blind Tiger, and Bluebird Hotels. If you haven’t already, make sure you share with your friends that as an On a Lark Club member, guests like you get benefits like free room upgrades, welcome gifts, and points toward free stays. And if you (or they) are looking for the perfect wedding venue, event space, pet friendly accommodations or whole house takeover, reach out and we’d be ecstatic to assist with making your next adventure at one of our many hotels just as great. Until then, take care!
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Tracy G wrote a review Jun 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful and upscale hotel with a true California feel. So happy we picked the Stilwell. Close to town, comfortable bed & attentive service. I would recommend with confidence!! Loved the decor and the bathrooms are very pretty! We enjoyed eating a delicious pizza by one of the many fire areas.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would stay on the second floor.
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the awesome review, Tracy! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers!
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Micarl H wrote a review May 2024
Carmel, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is Carmel By The Sea’s absolute best. We stayed days after opening and I have no idea what Christine is talking about in her review. Rooms are luxurious with great attention to detail and not at all pretentious. Service is genuine and attentive. The spacious patios with multiple water features, multiple fire pits, pizza over with great pizza, comfortable seating and incredible landscaping. Their restaurant is named Foray with intimate bar and a spacious beautiful room with innovative dishes. This is a family owned property by the Stilwell Family and it’s a gem for Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula. We’re locals and have been anticipating where we will have our family reunion and this is it. Outstanding! Exceeded my high expectations
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 31 May 2024
Thanks for the awesome review, Micarl! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers!
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Julie S wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I are from Atlanta and booked a room at the new Stilwell for Memorial Day weekend and we absolutely LOVED our stay at this gorgeous hotel! The details that were put into this hotel were beautiful and very thoughtful - from the linens on the bed, comfy pillows, fluffy towels, lighting under the bed and on the bathroom mirror, luxury toiletries, and I could go on. Their complimentary breakfast is served buffet style, but on small plates and more of a "gourmet" presentation and very tasty. The outside courtyard is soooo pretty with a large wall waterfall, comfy cushioned chairs and couches with firepits everywhere and a big pizza oven. We came back one evening after biking and hiking all day and were exhausted, and sat by a firepit and had a salad, pizza and wine and it was so relaxing and pretty.

This hotel should not be compared to a large luxury/resort hotel. It is a luxury boutique hotel and quite frankly we enjoyed it more than the usual Ritz , Four Seasons or St. Regis - it has character and charm and we felt the service was more personal since it it not super big. We met the owner Mark Stilwell and enjoyed hearing about the more than 2 years to get the hotel ready to open in May. The staff was great and so welcoming - special shout out to Allison the manager and William and the cute college girl at breakfast (Collette I think was her name?)!

Definitely stay here and book it quick before the word gets out on this gem - located in the perfect spot right in the downtown of the charming Carmel! We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely take advantage of the free breakfast - it is tasty and snag a table outside to eat if...
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 31 May 2024
Hi Julie, We so appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We strive every day to keep our best guests (like you) happy. So thank you from the entire family of Lark Hotels, AWOL, Blind Tiger, and Bluebird Hotels. If you haven’t already, make sure you share with your friends that as an On a Lark Club member, guests like you get benefits like free room upgrades, welcome gifts, and points toward free stays. And if you (or they) are looking for the perfect wedding venue, event space, pet friendly accommodations or whole house takeover, reach out and we’d be ecstatic to assist with making your next adventure at one of our many hotels just as great. Until then, take care!
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Freedom67081032246 wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love love love everything was perfection rooms are new with cozy linen upscale hotel it's modern decor evening fire pits and outdoor lounge area with cocktails and small plates pizza is so good … amazing breakfast parking is free on the property 5 minutes walking distance to the best shops and dining 5 STARS!!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Walking distance to shopping and dining
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 4 Jun 2024
Hey Freedom67081032246,We loved having you! Our team looks forward to making your next visit even better, so please, come see us again.
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Rod J wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 star all the way, patio fire tables and fountains in the outdoor courtyard; staff is very helpful and friendly; delicious European breakfast; very well appointed room; delicious wood fired pizza from courtyard pizza oven, also offered are salads and charcuterie.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lark Hotels, Owner at Stilwell Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks for the awesome review, Rod! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers!
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JimRiesterer wrote a tip 14 Jul
Edina, Minnesota5,941 contributions628 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try for a room on the upper (2nd floor)"
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Tracy G wrote a tip Jun 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would stay on the second floor. "
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Freedom67081032246 wrote a tip May 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walking distance to shopping and dining "
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Julie S wrote a tip May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely take advantage of the free breakfast - it is tasty and snag a table outside to eat if the weather is nice. "
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PRICE RANGE
£425 - £569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
carmel hotel carmel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Carmel Lodge
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stilwell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Stilwell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Avenue (0.2 miles), The Cheese Shop (0.2 miles), and A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stilwell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Stilwell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a free welcome drink, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Stilwell Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stilwell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Fish Grill, Treehouse Cafe, and Dametra Cafe.
Is Stilwell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Carmel.
Are pets allowed at Stilwell Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Stilwell Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Stilwell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (1.2 miles), Cannery Row (4.2 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (4.3 miles).
Is Stilwell Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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