We are very happy with the accomodation, the staff and the location of this quaint facility. The cost was ideal for anyone on a budget and the off road parking outside allowed us to leave the car and explore Carmel.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
The photos of this place made us look forward to staying. I must say here that I was hesitant because I'm not really a fan of 'quaint' (can mean eclectic or just plain weird according to the owners individual taste in decorating!), or 'Inns' (can be small and kind of friendly to the point of intrusive). Well, I was right to be hesitant. Despite the photos, the Inn also has a sister Inn across the road so it was a bit confusing where we were to check in. We did, in a small space where there was room for a chair that was taken by a man who looked quite comfortably and lengthily ensconsed taking up the happy hour drinks session in that tiny space at the reception.
Over to the room, upstairs with the bags to the far end passing in front of the other rooms with rolling baggage along the timber landing (note to self to try to be extra quiet leaving early the next morning). Room decorated in a mishmash of furniture styles and looking a little worn and patched. The carpets (one over the other atop something else pretty lumpy looking) looked like they could do with a good clean. The bathroom was a real squeeze and the less said the better. The sherry on offer was unnecessary (but very quaint..) but in all fairness, the bed was comfortable (at least I think so, we'd been driving all day and I may have slept well on a sack of patatoes!) and the owner had provided us the night before with a bunch of breakfast items (minus the pastries) that would ordinarily be provided at 8am be which time we'd be long gone. They were very welcome and included fruit, juice, yoghurt, water. All items we made use of on our next day of 10 hours driving.
Photos made it look very quaint and colorful. Not so. Bed was quite uncomfortable and floors were very dirty. Had to wear socks because there was so much dirt on the floor. Extremely noisy too. Could hear everything going on in the rooms next to us, above us and outside. One good thing...the coffee was great. But I wouldn't stay here again.
My wife and I used to live in Carmel-By-The-Sea and enjoy coming back several times a year. We especially like to bring our dog and enjoy the dog-friendly beach. Casa de Carmel fits our needs quite well and is pet friendly. We have stayed here several times over the years with our dogs. It is close to the beach and at the bottom of town. Casa de Carmel is not a 4 star place nor does it have that “Carmel charm”; it is more along the lines of a motel. However, the rooms are clean, fairly spacious, and reasonably priced. This is not the place for a special occasion, but for our dog’s vacation, it works just fine. He doesn’t really care about charm, just beach! We recently stayed two days and were pleased with the great rate, which included a bottle of Chateau Julien chardonnay wine. The rate includes a basic, but decent continental breakfast of hard-boiled egg, bread, yogurt, sweet roll, fresh fruit, and juice – all delivered to your room around 8:30 a.m. It can be a little noisy in the morning with traffic.
If you want more charm and quiet, their sister inn, the Monte Verde Inn, is across the street and offers various rooms which are pet friendly as well. They even have a one-bedroom condo with full kitchen and deck with a small ocean view.
So if you are looking for a good, clean, reasonably priced dog friendly place in Carmel, you might want to check out Casa de Carmel or the Monte Verde Inn.
Love the convienent location as others have mentioned, but our room, number 3, was very small and the bathroom was a very tight squeeze with no counter space at all for toiletries. It was the least expensive room so I guess we got what we paid for, but the bathroom needs paint and the comforter on the bed needs to be replaced as it is faded and had a small tear in it. Could be a charming room with just a little upkeep and somehow finding some counter space or a shelf in the bathroom. Did enjoy the complementary wine and sherry in our room!
Wonderful location to the village with all it's cafes, shops, bars & galleries.
Warm hospitality, very clean and tidy rooms with comfortable bed and nice extra touches in the room that were all complimentary, including breakfast basket to your room in the morning.
Very reasonable rate.
Pretty hard to fault, definitely recommend it.