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“Simple and clean hotel in a great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa de Carmel Inn

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Casa de Carmel Inn
Ranked #22 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
san francisco, california
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Simple and clean hotel in a great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

The B&B is easy to miss (the sign is tiny) until you realize that it's part of Mt Verde Inn. The room was simple and clean with a comfortable bed. There's a small refrigerator with bottled water and the room has a decanter with sherry for the guests. The breakfast is delivered to the room at 8:30. We were somewhat plain but sufficient: hardboiled egg, orange juice, yogurt (yoplait one day, activia the next)and 2 pastries, orange and a pear per person. On our second day there we were dissapointed as we got a ham croissant but we're vegetarians. Casa de Carmel rooms are located right next to the parking spaces for the B&B so it's pretty noisy in the morning and evening when people are coming and going. Since this is right next to the center, it's also noisy during the day if you want to take a nap.The B&B also offers a wine hour between 5 and 6:30 with 3 types of wines. cheese, crackers, olives and salami. Nice way to meet other folks staying at the place. Overall,. we enjoyed our stay at Casa de Carmel and the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Casa de Carmel Inn, responded to this review, 7 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here on trip advisor. As you mention, the Casa de Carmel Inn is located in the heart of downtown Carmel with superior access to local shops, restaurants and the beach. "The location can't be beat". Our morning breakfast basket is full of healthy options including the fresh fruit that is delivered twice weekly from the growers as well as fresh made pastries and breads delivered each morning from the local bakery. No store bought Costco pastries like some of our competitors serve.

It is well known that the City of Carmel lacks parking spaces. However our Inn is fortunate enough to have it's own off street parking lot with the convenience of parking directly in front of your room. No lugging your travel bags from blocks away! For the majority of our guests, this convenience far out weighs any limited noise issues that may occur with the arrival & departure of other satisfied guests.

All of our rooms at Casa de Carmel have been recently updated (12/1/11) and include: flat screen TV's, tiled baths, polished hard wood floors, crown moldings, attractive paint and decor, premium bedding and imported bath amenities usually found only in the finer hotels and Inn's.

We sincerely appreciate and value your business, and hope that you will come stay with us again very soon.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

We got a very good rate and were ecstatic about the location. Room was small but we expected that. A little noisy but manageable. Free pastries, fruit, yogurt etc each morning was an extra bonus. Pastries were excellent in our opinion. One minute walk around the corner for great coffee in the a.m. Can't beat that. Would definitely come back and would also consider the Monte Verde (sister hotel/B&B) as an upgrade.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Casa de Carmel Inn, responded to this review, 11 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing our cozy little Inn. You are correct in stating that the Casa de Carmel Inn does indeed offer some of the most affordable rates in all of Carmel. Our location cannot be beat at any price! Our guests are just seconds away from world class shopping & dining and a short stroll to the beach. An affordable price coupled with free parking, free breakfast, free wi-fi, free gourmet coffee, imported bath amenities and a clean, comfortable, well appointed room makes Casa de Carmel the preferred choice by many savvy travelers.
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Venice, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

Prior to arriving, the hotel called to friendly advise us that the office was closing at 8:30PM. So, ensure you speak to the hotel if you are arriving late. We luckily arrived a half hour before office closing, and were greeted by a very friendly front desk person. They offer a complimentary glass of wine to all guests checking in. Because we had two dogs, we were placed in the Carmel Inn across the street. The rooms are small, clean and very simple. Free wifi service. The rooms could use some updating, but the red French style comforter made the room charming. Otherwise, it was nearly a small clean motel room. Shutters in each hotel room give you outdoor light and fresh air if you need it. The bathroom fan was disgustingly filled with dust and grime so we didn't use it. A breakfast basket was served each morning, filled with either delicious Paris Pastry's two baguettes or croissaints, cream cheese, sweet pastries, orange juice, Kerns juice, and Activa yogurt. We napped the first day but it was very loud. You could hear the neighbors talking, as well as the cleaning crew going up and down the stairs and talking loudly. Don't take a shower during peak shower times (in the morning) because the water will fluctuate from freezing to scalding hot throughout your shower. If you take a shower at an off time, then it is a very comfortable water temperature. The room was decent for our needs and for the ability to bring our dogs for a low price. We were in town literally, which makes this hotel a gem. You really don't need to drive once you are here because you are 3 blocks up a hill from the beach, and right outside your doorsteps are shops and restaurants. We would stay here again just for the mere fact that it is in town and well priced.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pinole, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

My Husband and I love B and B's in cute town, and we have been to many. But this one was not all they said it would be...
When we showed up we were greeted with wine, which was a great way to start our Romantic get away...after checking in, we headed to our room, to find it dirty and the bed was not made. We talked to the inn keeper and he didnt seem to care one bit. All he could say was "ohh ummm give the maid more time"

Being so close to Ocean Ave we walked to have lunch and shop. Thinking the maid was running a bit late, 2 hours later when we headed back she was standing outside our room and asked us to wait 45 mins...Very upset, we waited at the beach which is one of the best beaches Ive been to. When we came back a HOUR later when she said 45 mins we come to find our room door wide open and no maid in site... The room was clean but smelled like bleach.
The room was small ,bed was hard as a rock! The bathroom didnt look like its been cleaned. Later in the night we left to dinner and when we came back we find our door was unlocked and tv was unplugged, the inn keeper was gone at this time and to tell you the truth I found this weird to come back and find the Tv unplugged and door unlocked someone had been in there which made me VERY mad.
Around 10pm as we enjoyed wine all we could hear was the couple next door fighting... The next morning I was woken by the same couple fighting yet again. The breakfast was nothing but a hardboiled egg and some sweet bread... We laughed at this and checked out early. Its a great town full of great shops, but this Inn is not one Id ever go to again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carmel-Inn-Keepers, General Manager at Casa de Carmel Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2011
Dear Guest,
As the NEW Managers (6/1/11) of the Inn, we sincerely apologize for the prior staff not meeting and exceeding your expectations during your visit. We fully understand your disappointment at the lack of customer service and attention to detail at the time of your arrival. We can assure all of our guests that the situation described here will not happen again under our watchful eye.

With this said, we do hope that you will give us the opportunity to host your stay the next time you visit Carmel. We believe that you will like the changes now in place and the commitment we have to providing World Class guest service, attention to detail ,and a warm and welcoming environment.

Douglas & Kristina - General Managers
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

We have stayed here many times as a group and it is clean, pleasant, convenient and dog friendly. Always enjoy going to Carmel and Casa de Carmel is very convenient to all the fun shopping at Ocean Avenue

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

I have stayed at Casa De Carmel at least 6 or 7 times over the last 7 years. The location is absolutely perfect, barely one block off the main street of Carmel and just up the hill from an incredibly scenic beach. You can park your car here and then walk to resturaunts and shops. I've stayed in many of the rooms. The unit is small with only 7 or 8 rooms, is typically beautiful Carmel in look with lots of flowers and vines and all rooms seem to have the same set up. Even in the winter I found the room warm and cozy. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the decor is decidedly comfy "cottage". The breakfast is amazing. Not just a muffin and coffee but yogurt, hard boiled eggs, juice, fruit, and ham and cheese croissant that they deliver to your room. It is a full breakfast. The room also has a decanter of brandy and glasses a coffee maker and a refridgerator. The office staff was friendly and quite helpful. I have stayed at other small hotels in Monterey and Carmel when this one was booked, but always come back to this one. It is my first choice for a quick getaway. I feel safe, comfortable and that I've gotten good value for my money. I will be back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

We loved our stay here. Spotless room, Comfortable beds, quality linen, up to date decor and appliances, cable, free high speed internet, In the center of town, nice size bathroom, pet friendly, friendly staff and breakfast was wonderfully thought out. Organic coffee, high quality yogurt, fruit, generous amount of pastries and served in a delightful basket. I've stayed at A LOT of hotels over the years and when on a leisure weekend its always hard to get out of bed for breakfast and I don't like to pay room service prices. Well, they thought of that and deliver it to the door anyway! We were VERY impressed! overall it was a very good experience and the one constructive piece of feedback I would provide would be that the minifridge was LOUD! I tried to unplug it but the sockets were too concealed. We also stayed in room four which is by the steps and when people run up and down it is quite audible in the room. That's just being nit picky though. We would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa de Carmel Inn
Address: Monte Verde Street, at Ocean Avenue south 2 doors, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa de Carmel Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into the famous artisan village of Carmel-by-the-Sea you will find this classic country-style bed and breakfast inn. Each guest room is individually appointed with distinctive furnishings creating an enchanted ambiance of romance and comfort. All rooms have a private bath, television, telephone ... and our signature sherry. A light breakfast is included in room rate as well as complimentary wine and cheese reception every afternoon, free WiFi and parking. Coffee makers, tea, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, hair dryers, Gilchrist & Soames bath Amenities are in every room.Casa de Carmel is great for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Downstairs rooms are wheelchair accessible and pet friendly rooms are available. The location of this Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast inn is perfect for easy access to Carmel beach, the finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries. The majestic Big Sur is just a short drive south and the opulent Pebble Beach is adjacent to the north. The Tor House and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just minutes away as is the wine region of Carmel Valley and Point Lobos State Reserve, where Ansel Adams took many famous photos. We welcome your visit to Casa de Carmel - an extraordinary travel experience you will remember ... and aspire to relive often! ... more   less 
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