Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
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Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge

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4.5
#3 of 11 inns in Carmel
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Affordable luxury in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. We are a family owned and operated business. Spacious & attractive rooms, some with balconies, partial to full ocean views, stone fireplace and jacuzzis. Outdoor spa w/FP and Firepit seating. Free Continental Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Ocean View Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly cottage like suites with wood burning fireplaces and separate master bedroom. Cont. Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Both properties are non-smoking and offer off-street parking. Ask about our economical pet-friendly Annex rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Bowling offsite
Patio
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

Junipero Street and 3rd Avenue Southwest Corner, Carmel, CA 93921
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Shirley G wrote a review Feb 2023
Foster City, CA2 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This/inn/is/amazing/Been/coming/for/20/years/and/it/never/looks/tired/or/unkept/Always/immaculately/clean/They/provide/a/great/basket/breakfast/to/your/room/that/varies/daily/from/croissants/to/cereals/to/bread/to/toast/in/the/toaster/and/always/orange/juice/and/fresh/fruits/Always/friendly/staff/both/in/the/office/and/housekeeping,/Over/the/47/years/we/have/been/coming/to/Carmel/have/stayed/in/9/other/inns/but/once/we/found/this/one/we/never/went/anywhere/else/And/we/try/to/upgrade/if/available/to/room120/or/121/and/get/a/great/front/row/view/of/Monterey/Bay./And/they/just/remodeled/their/outdoor/patio/which/has/a/wonderful/large/firepit/and/hottub/with/comfy/chairs/and/chaise/lounges/Run/dont/walk/and/book/your/room/You/will/be/delighted.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Max G wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we were greeted in the office, to the staff that had to call me to remind me that I left all of my clothes in the room, the employees were lovely and attentive.

The location is impeccable as it sits at the top of a quiet hill with beautiful views of the Carmel Valley as well as the ocean. It's just a few blocks walk (downhill) from all of the best restaurants.

Aesthetically, the rooms were a modern clean spin on the "historical cottage" (putting it nicely) that you typically find in most Carmel hotels and inns, making this a very refreshing stay and I can't wait to stay again.

I also can't forget that they have a small happy hour Sunday-Thursday and a continental breakfast brought to you in a picnic basket each morning, which made it feel like a true getaway just a few hours from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Would recommend this stay for couples and anyone looking to escape their day job!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Emily wrote a review Nov 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were really blown away by how the service, location and amenities the hotel offered were so on point with everything we read and researched about the hotel! I highly recommend staying here! If you have the extra money get room 120 or 121 and experience the premier ocean view! However, if these rooms do not suit the number of people in your group or your budget, don’t worry! I think anywhere on the hotel grounds would be great! We absolutely loved going down to the fire pit and hot tub area and having the filtered water station also in that area was super convenient and just an added bonus! We decided to take the risk of traveling during the pandemic and felt very very safe and secure staying at this hotel! They are handling everything perfectly. We also really loved the breakfast Basket that gets delivered to your door each morning. What a nice touch! If you are visiting Carmel by the Sea, stay here!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ANNMARIESFREMONT wrote a review Apr 2021
FREMONT177 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From start to end, things were such that I want to share here. First of all, the staff from front desk to housekeepers was extremely helpful and polite. The room was very clean and had extras like the fridge, microwave, a toaster, and extra blankets and pillows. Towels were plush. The mattress had a foam top that was comfortable. We chose to have a room with a couch because we were staying 4 days. The basket breakfast delivered at 8:30 every morning was a special treat...it varied with cereal, fresh danish, fruit, hard boiled eggs, really good orange juice, coffee and tea fixings.
The ocean view was at a distance with house rooftops in the foreground so next time I wouldn't bother with that, but it did let us see the sunset. It was very quiet with no noises from any other rooms. We loved the gas fireplace!!! This hotel is an example of "you get what you pay for" which I have found to be true when traveling. A special thanks to Kim at the front desk.

Don't miss the beet salad from La Bicyclette or a visit to the bakery called Lafayette (not in crowded downtown Carmel). I had one of the best mini sandwiches called the salami brie and the assortment of sweets is sinful there. I heard a lot about Bruno's for sandwiches but we didn't have a chance to go there.

It was VERY crowded everywhere over the weekend and we couldn't even get into the Point Lobos area. Midweek was better so go early if you want to park anywhere at Point Lobos. Even midweek no parking in Carmel right on the small streets.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are steps to upstairs room so choose based on your ability. Front desk can help if you...
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Cathy A wrote a review Aug 2020
Danville, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and our two standard poodles stayed at the Ocean View Lodge for 3 nights, July 27-30. The apt. is super clean and very large. With a full kitchen, working fireplace and king size bed. The decor is "cottage cosy", which works just fine with dogs. There is a small park behind the lodge where you can walk the dogs for those late night potty breaks. There is no air conditioning, but that is not needed, after all this is Carmel. We used the fireplace every night, and the hearth is cleaned and firewood replaced every day. Our unit had a small ocean view, an unexpected pleasure for us.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved unit 204 with a full kitchen and a view of the Bay.
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ghornerhb wrote a review Dec 2020
Huntington Beach, California6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, at the top of Junipero, makes walking in Carmel a bit tough for those of us in the older crowd... but views are excellent... comfort and amenities make staying here worthwhile. Some of our favorite restaurants are just down the street, or within 4 short blocks. We have been coming to the Horizon Inn for more than 20 years.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upper floor offers the best views. Dog friendly accommodations are available
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Sandra B wrote a review Nov 2020
Santa Rosa, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually stayed in June 2020. It was a stay with lots of memories. The staff was exceptional. They told us a bit of Carmel history and places to see. The room was cozy yet spacious room with comfortable chairs, table for eating, and relaxing yet firm mattress. Just outside the room is a shared patio deck with tables a pleasant sitting to relax and enjoy the quaintness of the area. Since the COVID-19 is in place, they had individual breakfast baskets delivered to each room in the morning. We stayed 2 nights, each morning was a different breakfast. It was wonderful. We order the cheese/fruit and wine package. It was spectacular! They brough the freshest fruit and cheeses, the wine was delicious. We are anxious to go back and will be staying at Horizon Inn and Ocean View again when we go! It’s a must!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Within walking distance of everything, - restaurants, shops, ocean.
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Steve & Veronica wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've been to Carmel many times over the years and have stayed overnight in many enjoyable inns and motels. This time, my wife said she would like an ocean view if possible and there it was on my computer screen - a gorgeous ocean view from a room at the Horizon Inn. Their location in Carmel is on a hill a few blocks from "downtown" which permits the spectacular ocean view. In addition, our room was nicely furnished with a fireplace, and the bread basket for breakfast was excellent as was the friendly service - we give it five stars and we'll be back.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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661craigs wrote a review Sept 2020
Oro Valley, Arizona6 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a reservation for May 2020. Our trip got cancelled because of the Covid Virus. The hotel closed. They would not give my deposit back. I called and talked to the manager. She stated they could not afford to give my deposit back and I was offered a gift certificate for a future stay. I said that when I book if I cancelled within their cancellation policy I would receive a refund. She said that due to the virus they changed their cancellation policy. The manager got very rude and hung up on me. Luckily my visa card company dealt with them and I received my deposit back. Very bad customer service !
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Tammy T wrote a review May 2022
San Jose, California251 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed it here. We arrived early to park our car in the lot so we can enjoy Carmel’s farmers market on Thursdays. We were happily greeted by the front desk, great service. We eventually came back and checked in after 3 pm with no delay. They have a cute happy hour offering for guests from Sunday through Thursday. We stayed in room 114 which was nice and spacious - it’s a room at the end of the hotel, very private and most importantly, even though it’s technically on the ground floor there is no room on top so you won’t be affected by noise or the sound of people walking. It is connected to one room but we barely heard any noise. If you are affected by traffic noise I would recommend selecting this room. The balcony was very private and you can see the ocean horizon, especially on a beautiful clear day. Breakfast in the basket was cute. I can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room 114 is perfect, big balcony, great privacy. No other room on top.
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Answer from Katie K
3 contributions
I didn’t experience a musty smell. I stayed here in August
Larksong22 asked a question Mar 2021
Roseville, California335 contributions48 helpful votes
Do any of the cottages have two bedrooms? Thanks!
Larksong22 asked a question Mar 2021
Roseville, California335 contributions48 helpful votes
Do any of the cottages have two bedrooms? Thanks!
dubaibelles asked a question Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom163 contributions24 helpful votes
Hi,can you advise if there are safes in the rooms please?
Answer from Laura A
Fort Wayne, Indiana16 contributions9 helpful votes
We didn’t have a safe in our room.
Marilyn E wrote a tip 1 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is up on a hill so walking to town is just a few blocks but great exercise."
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Jordan G wrote a tip Apr 2024
Menlo Park, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to walk into town and then walk back up the hill, or take your car and have to fight for parking! "
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Departure46839444257 wrote a tip Jan 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ample Parking. The staff will recommend great places to visit & restaurants"
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Peggy wrote a tip Jan 2024
San Rafael, California9 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pet friendly rooms are across the street from hot tub and office. "
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Carol H wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The bath area doesn't have a heater. Upon request, we received a portable heater to use during our stay. Issue solved!"
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PRICE RANGE
£234 - £300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
horizon inn & ocean view hotel carmel, horizon inn and ocean view lodge
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Avenue (0.3 miles), Carmel Art Association (0.2 miles), and The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brophy's Tavern, Yafa, and Grasing's.
Is Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Carmel.
Are pets allowed at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (1.4 miles), Cannery Row (4.1 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (4.2 miles).
Does Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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