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“Character and charm”
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Normandy Inn
Ranked #15 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We spent one night and it was perfect for what we needed. Definietly an older property and rather higglty pigglty but that is part of the charm. We had a second floor room which meant lugging heavy suitcases up the stairs but the sun poured in our windows and it was very quiet. The location is perfect for strolling the streets and walking to the beach. Would Definietly reccomend.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

I gave this hotel 2 stars because of its location and the pretty flowers on site. The front desk staff was robotic. She recited and didn't look at me once, let alone smile. Time to retire! There is a reason that management does not supply photos of the bathrooms - looks like they haven't been updated since the seventies. The beds are too soft and they need new sheets! Breakfast was ok. I wouldn't stay there again... :-(

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This motel was was everything we expected. The grounds have many flowers and the place is simply charming. The front desk staff was helpful and sent us to a good restaurant for lunch, not overpriced and good food.

Parking can be a problem if you have a larger vehicle but again the front desk came to our rescue. There appeared to be plenty of street parking. Everything is a hike due to Carmel's hilly location. It should be fine if you're in reasonably good shape.

We enjoyed the library with the perks of sherry, fresh coffee and cookies. The continental breakfast was another plus and there were plenty of choices: bananas, apples, hard boiled eggs, bagels, pastry, juice. The room had a coffee maker but we didn't use it.

There was a very small pool and I believe it was heated, but never saw anyone using it. I would definitely recommend the Normandy Inn.

One thing about Carmel is that the town shuts down early, about 7 pm. No street lighting.
However, restaurants were still open but not the shops.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The Normandy is an old hotel with unusual charm. Depending on the room you get it is quite a maze with plenty of stairs. We booked a deluxe room with a fireplace. Room 110. The location is great! It is about 4 blocks to the beach and right in town.

I will preface the comments to say I may be a bit sensitive to smells and noise. Those with similar concerns should be aware of the following

When we entered the room we noticed a smoky smell. While the fireplace was certainly the culprit I was at how pungent it was. After several minutes you get used to it. I spoke to the front desk clerk about the smell and they said that nobody had complained previously. I asked if they had an Ozone machine which would neutralize the smoke particles. Neither clerk had heard of this. I asked if another room was available and they were able to accommodate me in a nice suite.

The suite was Room 326 which was very nice. A living room area and bedroom. After a few minutes in this room I noticed a rumbling sound which I soon found out was the pool filter that was directly underneath the room. Again being a little more sensitive I found the noise to be untenable and once again went to the front desk. Again they had never heard of the problem. I asked if there was a way to turn the filter off for the night but they did not know how to do that.

At this point we asked to be moved back to room 110 which they did accommodate. At this time the clerk told me that he found out they do have an ozone machine which I do not think has been used in that room.

In any case we did get used to the smell and had a nice weekend.

The Wifi in the facility basically does not work! They claimed that they would be installing a new system.

Room Tip: Avoid room 326 and 327 because of the Pool Filter under the unit. There is considerable noise from...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

First time visit in the Carmel area. Normandy Inn is well priced for the area. The rooms are older but very well maintained keeping the charm of the past. Wonderful linens, quiet at night, nice continental breakfast in a relaxing setting. The Inn's grounds are beautiful and the pool area is small but nice. There is limited parking within the Inn but street parking all around which was not a problem. Just down the street from the beach. Wifi worked well. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tulumfans
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed in the Normandy cottages with a couple of friends and had great time!

The Hotel was clean and charming with the touch of Old French design, the breakfast in the morning was always fresh and rooms were cleaned nicely.
The manager of the Hotel Sandra made us feel welcomed to her place and introduced us to Mr Taffy who resides on the property. Frontdesk clerk Sheila was very accommodating and helped us with the check in process and directions around the village..
The location is very convenient - right a middle of the main area and we could literally walk to the beach in the day and restaurants at night.

Sandra and all the stuff, thank you for your efforts of making us feel as valuable guests in your hotel!We will definitely return to this place again as it feels like "Home away from Home"!

Room Tip: The cottages are very nice for the family getaway
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

It was excellent experience - very decent price for the location, charming place with personal touch of the owner, clean nicely decorated rooms - just charming!
Fresh simple breakfast in the nice breakfast room filled with french music - it makes your morning
special and romantic...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Normandy Inn

Address: Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA 93923
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#15 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: £156 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Normandy Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into a corner of Carmel-by-the-Sea and surrounded by blooming flower gardens The Normandy Inn is a beautiful experience. The historic Normandy Inn exudes Old World European charm and is located just three blocks from the white-sand Carmel Beach. ... more   less 
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