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“Old world charm first class service!”
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Pine Inn
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Reviewed 10 November 2012

I looked online for a good deal in Carmel for our anniversary. The Pine Inn was the perfect location, close to the beach and on the main drag for shopping! When we arrived we were told that we were upgraded to a suite! It was fabulous, two flat screen TV's and a view of the street. Service was first class from the check in to the service at the restaurant (best bar, fabulous dinners and brunch).

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is one of the oldest inns in Carmel, and its very traditional lobby decor will telegraph that fact the moment you enter. It is well maintained, however, and the rooms have an old world charm to them as well. The location on lower Ocean Avenue is ideal, and the inn even has its own parking lot - much appreciated on a busy weekend. Other reviewers here have complained about noise and room location. Ours, however, was small but comfortable and had a view of Ocean Ave and the Pacific. On the weekend that we last stayed on Nov, 2012, the room rates were a relative bargain compared to many of Carmel's other lodging options.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

we stayed in this hotel for one night, the room nice but very small.
the breakfast was great.
the hotel looks very nice with all the decorations inside.
however, to get to our room on the second floor we had to climb the stairs and it was hard with all the luggage. even to get to the lobby we had to climb the stairs.
if you come in the late night you do not have any parking spot.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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jlloyd54, General Manager at Pine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2012

As the general manager of the Pine Inn I wanted to respond to this review. As a reminder, we have a bellman on duty from 6:30 am until 10:30 pm - everyday to assist with luggage. We also have a ramp access to the lobby located just to the right of the stairs that also lead into the lobby.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

On weekends in Fall, hotel rooms are at a premium in Carmel. The Pine Inn sits in the center of the downtown area just 3 blocks from the ocean. It sounds perfect until you enter the fading red lobby. Hallways are narrow and rooms are tiny. The bathrooms are small with no counter space. I searched for a hair dryer to no avail. We found it hanging in the closet when we went to check out. We had to carry our own suitcases up the steep narrow staircase. The price was quite high for this quality. This hotel could regain it's glory with a major remodel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Rooms were average, small and overpriced but clean and quiet (except the AM banging of workers). Had a view of the parking lot which was always crowded. Had to park on the street overnight and move the car to the parking lot in the AM. Will try another place next time in Carmel.

Room Tip: If you can get a parking spot early, grab it. Hotel staff will not assist with parking or anything...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

This hotel is very pleased with itself but guests are likely to be less so. Room 33, where we stayed, looks out on mechanicals on a roof, and the noise from fans kept us awake on a night too stuffy to close the window. The bathroom was ludicrously tiny and cramped. Free parking was a plus, as was downtown location 4 blocks from the Carmel Beach. Parts of the hotel are reachable only up 2 flights of brick stairs

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

Great location-close to beach and town. 150.00$ a nite for queen room on 3rd floor. No elevator, garish red flocked walls and outdated furnishings Slanted floors and crooked doors, it felt like you were tipsy with everything uneven- apparently they moved the building at one time and the entire building is not square now. Horrible view of junk outside window. Bad night sleep on too soft bed. Towels old, discolored and felt like sandpaper.
Pay a bit more for quality. Would not recommend unless you like a bordello-like atmosphere and dragging your suitcase up several flights of stairs. Hot room and windows painted shut.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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jlloyd54, General Manager at Pine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

As the general manager of the Pine Inn I would like to respond to this review. The Pine Inn was the first hotel built in Carmel circa 1889. It is designated an Historic Resource with the City of Carmel. The owner of the hotel has kept that old world charm alive within the hotel. It is true that we do not elevators, however we do have bellmen on duty to assist with luggage.

It is also true that the main building slants a little bit. This is due to the hotel being moved from up the street to its present location around the turn of the century. It was originally named the Hotel Carmelo but after being rolled down the street on pine logs it was renamed the Pine Inn.

The PIne Inn has a variety of guestrooms to include ocean view rooms and luxurious suites in the Penthouse. Likewise, we have rooms with Jacuzzi tubs and wonderful marble bathrooms.

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Additional Information about Pine Inn

Address: Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: £156 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pine Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pine Inn is a boutique, full-service hotel, boasting the most elegant rooms in Carmel and all the amenities you expect. Our custom-furnished rooms feature Aireloom Pillow-Top mattresses for the best night’s sleep. We are located in the heart of Carmel, California surrounded by quaint shops, art galleries, and hidden courtyards—only four blocks from Carmel’s sandy white beach (breathtaking views of Pebble Beach and Point Lobos!). ... more   less 
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