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“Gorgeous boutique in centre of Carmel”
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Pine Inn
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Gorgeous boutique in centre of Carmel”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way from SanFran to LA with our two teenage boys. All of us loved the hotel, the location, the rooms and the Italian restaurant attached to the back of the hotel was fantastic too. Some people may think its a little pricey but frankly if your looking for cheap then you're in the wrong town, not just this hotel. Carmel is a high end expensive town so their hotels are as well. Regardless, I thought the Pine Inn was great. The rooms are a little small but this is a very old hotel and everything worked just fine. Full size flat screen TVs and beautiful decor. I would highly recommend if your heading to Carmel.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Carmel is small, don't let location be your primary reason to choose a hotel. We did and found that within a 5 block radius, there were plenty of properties. This place is old, the rooms are small. There is enough parking for about 20% of the guests. For the price, this place is subpar.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hanford, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

If I could give this Hotel a "0" I would. Soo disappointing. Poor front desk +service. Seemed the staff could not hardly get out of there chairs in the back as they starred at the TV. Room was a very very tiny room that we paid >$230 for 1 night for double bed.We asked for another room and said they could not accommodate us. The Hotel was clearly not full. Very deceiving when you see the gorgeous lobby. Room was dirty, musty. Shower had a plastic curtain that didn't work and water was all over and no room to use the little 2x2 mirror in bathroom to get ready. We had to wipe up all the water and wipe mirror and take turns in the Bathroom it was so small. Bed was like a rock. Pillows were hard large foam things that caused my neck to be kinked in the morning. Very uncomfortable!! Went downstairs to get a coffee at 7AM with the $5 dollar voucher I received and the manager told me that the person working didn't show up. Soo No coffee!!. I would never recommend this place .

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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jlloyd54, General Manager at Pine Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
I would like to respond to this guest. While it is true that a few of our rooms are small, we have plenty of rooms that are roomy and spacious. In fact, we have several rooms that have a large bedroom, double sinks in the bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs. We also have several rooms that have sitting areas with views of the ocean. I would suggest to possible future guests that they inquire when making reservations about the larger more spacious rooms.

With regard to the comment about the clerk watching TV in the back, it is not a TV rather a computer screen where reservations are made and the incoming calls are answered.

Lastly, I understand that not all guests are comfortable on a foreign bed, however our beds are of the finest quality and are hand-made by Aireloom beds.


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John Lloyd
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We live in San Jose and it is a easy 1.5hr drive to Carmel. Look at the Hotels and have driven by the Pine Inn many times but never stayed there. I'm glad we did as it is located right on Ocean Ave. with a fantastic restaurant and view. definitely would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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frankinlosangeles
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2014

The hotel is centrally located, has its old worlds charme, with a fantastic, Agatha Christie style lobby. Staff was very friendly, the breakfast at the next doors restaurant Il Fornio included in the hotelprice was more what we expected. Our room #22 was a little bit small, and needs some updating, especially the old radiator heating. But again - charming and fun.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clovis, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

As we arrived with our guest today they had open the front entrance to the doors.... what a sight of such warth and what a beautiful walk through the entry into the lobby, magnificent beautiful Christmas atmosphere with elegant colors along with wonderful service and a warm welcome from the front desk!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Nyc
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

This hotel was cute, quaint, clean with helpful staff. The staff helped us with restaurant suggestions, organizing connections to airport etc. The rooms are clean, but on the small side. The hotel is in great proximity to the attractions of town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pine Inn

Property: Pine Inn
Address: Ocean Avenue between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921
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
#16 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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