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Pine Inn
Ranked #22 of 24 Hotels in Carmel
Reviewed 9 March 2014

After eventually finding the hotel - we arrived at night and there are no street lights - we were checked in quickly. We found the staff friendly and the buffet breakfast very nice. The beach is at the bottom of the road and there are lots of shops and restaurants/cafés on Ocean Avenue. Our room did not have air con. only a ceiling fan, so was quite hot even with the windows open. Carmel is a lovely place to visit and I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

On the spur of the moment we booked a room at the Pine Inn and found everything to be wonderful. The adjoining restaurant had delicious food in a nice milieu. We would recommend the Pine Inn as a great and charming place to stay in Carmel.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We turned up at the front desk without a reservation. Carla the lady at the desk was so great we only intended to stay one night but we were having so much fun we stayed two. Great hotel with a really good breakfast included. It was such a convenient location close to the beach and all the wonderful restaurants and shops. Loved it can't wait to go back. We got a great rate on the room, $50 less than the rate posted online. Thank you Carla with the friendly face!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We picked this Inn because it allowed us to stay a Sat with no 2 night minimum. The rooms are very small, and there is a centralized heating systems (radiators) making our room about 80 while we tried to sleep. We did turn off the radiator, but we were on the third floor, so the heat rose.

We had friends in an even smaller room in the other part of the hotel, and they had to have fans brought up as they could not sleep.

It is connected to an Il Fornaio restaurant and we did receive a $40 credit to eat there.

Lastly, they have a small parking lot which was full the entire time we were there which required us to move our car a few times so we did not get a ticket.

All this for $209 plus tax. I can see how it would be difficult to remodel a building like this - it's an old building. I would have preferred to stay outside Carmel, and drive in since we had to move the car anyway.

Room Tip: There are some larger rooms. Our friends were able to change to one.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Our one night stay was a pleasant experience. The inn is old but we enjoy the character that provides. It makes for a more memorable experience.

Our room was small but well appointed, comfortable, and clean. The breakfast buffet was generous and presented in the sunny and pleasant dining room. The inn is centrally located so we were able to walk everywhere: shops, restaurants, sunset on the beach.

Our only issue was that the heat was on in the room when it was not necessary. It took two calls to the desk to have it shut off. Other than that the stay was totally fine.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Coming in for the evening from dinner, my wife realized she needed a certain feminine product. She discreetly inquired with the front desk clerk, and he directed us to the women's room in the hotel restaurant. No luck, sold out. So at the desk once again, we asked for directions to a nearby pharmacy. The clerk, in no mood to be helpful, said that eveything was closed in Carmel (it was 10:05 on a Friday evening). He volunteered that the liquor store would be open. Before hitting the road for a 10-mile drive to nearby Monterey, we decided to walk to the neighboring Cypress Inn. My wife volunteered to their front desk clerk that we were not in fact guests there, but she explained her predicament. Immediately he sprung to action, checking with housekeeping and then in a supply closet. No luck. But then he gave us directions to a 24-hour Safeway just a mile away. And he refused my tip.

Having opened in 1889, you would think that the Pine Inn would have encountered this guest predicament before. You can guess where we will be staying on a return trip to Carmel. Thank you, Cypress Inn.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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jlloyd54, General Manager at Pine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

I would like to publicly apologize to this guest for our lack of customer service. We should have known of a place nearby or made some calls to assist. We have shared this comment with the staff and they have assured me that this type of poor service will not occur again.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

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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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: £150 - £212 (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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