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Carriage House Inn
Ranked #6 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
El Dorado Hills, California
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127 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Makes visiting Carmel even better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

A friend referred us to this Inn and now he is our BEST friend. This was an extremely pleasent experience. Not only was our room beautiful but the service and the hospitality was outstanding. All of the staff, from the maids to the hosts made us feel as if we were "regulars" and they were always there to insure our comfort. From the evening wine and Hors d'oeuvre's to the breakfast served in our room and the host's recommendations for activities and dining, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great but the lower level on the west side (rooms 5,6 &7) we liked the best...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil C
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tiburon, CA
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369 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This hotel is nicely located, within walking distance of Carmel's shops. Staff are, as always, very friendly and helpful, including making suggestions for restaurants and making reservations.
Our room was a nice size, and nicely furnished. The bathroom was fine, with the basin outside the bathroom ; however, as we have noted before, there are no hooks or rails at the basin to hang hand towels on. It is a silly oversight because rails and hooks are inexpensive, and by hanging towels we wouldn't have to throw the towels on the floor ( as instructed ) and have clean towels every day.
Breakfast is continental-style and brought to your room at an appointed time. Milk for cereal is brought in a glass, which results in spilling when pouring ; why not a small jug, like other hotels?
If one of us wanted tea, the hot water is brought in a huge teapot, requiring more than one teabag, and was always somewhat cooled by the time it was drunk.

Room Tip: Upstairs overlooking Mission St, preferably at the ends.....less noise from neighbors.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nepenthium
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

A wonderful experience. We are comparing this to other places that we have stayed in Carmel at twice the rate. They really try to make you feel special from the moment you arrive until you leave. All this and you are just minutes from everything. Happy hour hosted by Misty is not to be missed!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lawrence M
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Willis, Texas
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

After researching countless hotels for our stay in Carmel, I decided to try this one. What a great choice! I must admit reviews can be a great help or a huge dead end. I was so ambivalent, I dreaded making the decision, but so glad I finally went with this one. The location was perfect- but be aware if you arrive after dark- IT IS VERY DARK!! I was told locals want it this way- but it is almost laughable how 'hidden' everything is especially on a new moon night! The room was very comfortable and exactly as described in the website-not sure what the negative reviews were talking about- there was NO noise at all- place pretty much rolls up at 9-10. Also be aware if you want food later in the evening- it is very limited- we found only one bar that served late night food. The Carriage House Inn staff was very helpful and polite. The wine and cheese HH was a nice touch. Would recommend this charming place to anyone looking for a relaxing, cozy get away and will return here on our next trip.

Room Tip: Our unit was #2- quiet/spacious, cozy with a fireplace.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michele V
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Ipswich, MA
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

My husband and I spent two nights in early October at this lovely inn. The room was totally renovated with a king bed, gas fireplace, sitting area & bathroom with a 2 person jacuzzi plus separate shower & toilet. A delicious breakfast was delivered each morning. The room was also equipped with snacks, a mini-fridge & Keurig coffee maker & condiments. The front desk staff is excellent. We were especially impressed with Misty! She went above & beyond to make sure that our stay was outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KarenIpswich_MA
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

My husband and I loved everything about this lovely B&B. We pulled in to the parking area and Misty came out to greet us. She is an exceptional young woman,she really goes out of her way to make sure you are happy and comfortable. Everyday she would give us ideas on where to go and what's happening in town,etc. The room was excellent,granted it's not brand new,but that's what makes it special! The fireplace made it very cozy and romantic.A great little place to get away and enjoy the quaint town and all the beautiful scenery down by the ocean. We can't wait to go back again and stay at Carriage House Inn!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong at Carriage House Inn, the rooms are very inviting and the beds are the most...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dtrey50
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Expected a renovated room only to be diappointed with a room that was very tired and outdated. The room was on the second floor corner and was very large, but that was the best thing about if. The women that should my husband and I the room (never gave her name) told us the bedding was brand new. Everything else in the room looked like it was very dated. The bathroom had one spot-light that was suppose to light the entire bathroom. Instead it was dark and gloomy with a broken tile on the tub and wall paper peeling off the wall.

The breakfast was the same thing everyday and by day three it got really old. We ordered the quiche (only thing you could get) and all three days we were givien a meat and a vegetable one even though we both ordered the meat. Butter and cream cheese must of been extra.

The most frustrating thing was the lack of wifi. I stopped several times at the office and was told it was working fine. I guess they thought I was making it up. Finally met Misty the day before we left and she said she would re-start everything and it should work. She was right, it worked for about 30 minutes. The morning we left I stopped at the office again and she said she would have to call someone. Unfortuantely that didn't help since we were leaving.

I have to say Misty was the only good thing about the whole place. She printed directions and gave us a few things to do for our ride back to San Francisco. I know the place is going through a reno, but I wish we were told that before we arrived.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that has been renovated
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 1999MJM
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Property: Carriage House Inn
Address: Junipero between 7th & 8th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carriage House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carmel’s AAA 4-diamond luxury inn for over 30 years, the romantic Carriage House Inn offers 13 spacious rooms and suites featuring feather beds and fireplaces and most with spa tubs for the ultimate indulgence. Enjoy a hot continental breakfast delivered to your door each morning complete with quiche, croissant, steaming coffee or tea, fruit, granola, juice and the morning paper. Wine and cheese reception is served each evening in the library. ... more   less 
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